[Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn / RKO Pictures, 1941]. Vintage original 9 3/4 x 13 1/4″ (24 x 33 cm.) sepia-tinted double weight glossy silver gelatin print photo. Creases at all four corners, more significant bend at lower left side corner. Crease at mid-right edge, about fine.

Though her brothers Ben (Charles Dingle) and Oscar (Carl Benton Reid) think they have gotten the best of Regina Giddens (Bette Davis) in acquiring the family fortune, she ends up outwitting them (though she loses her husband and daughter in the process).

A tense moment from Lillian Hellman’s story directed by William Wyler. This would be Bette Davis’ only loan out from Warner Brothers, where she spent some 17 years. It was a great role and she was Academy Award-nominated, but it is said that she was loaned out in order to get Gary Cooper from Goldwyn to play in Warner Brothers’ Sergeant York and/or because Jack Warner had a huge gambling debt owed to Sam Goldwyn.

Coded LFO-72. Remnants of original paper blurb attached to verso as well as 1941 FKO Pictures copyright ink stamp. Blank white borders may be trimmed. Sepia tinted.

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