PRESTON STURGES ON THE UNIVERSAL LOT (1932) Studio publicity photo


[Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1932]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin print photo. Minor corner creases, just about fine.

When his hit play Strictly Dishonorable made a hit movie for Universal in 1931, Preston Sturges came to Hollywood and was put under contract to write for Universal. This portrait of him on the lot is from his first days in Hollywood. He would toil without satisfaction as writer of and contributing writer to a variety of films for the next 8 years until he took matters into his own hands and began directing his own works in 1940, creating some of the finest comedies of the time.

Original attached paper blurb on the verso. Superb quality double weight print with superior tones.

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