WILLIAM HAINES | SPRING FEVER (1927) Portrait$175.00
[Los Angeles: MGM, 1927]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Crease at bottom left corner, about fine.
Portrait of MGM’s most popular leading man of the late-silent/early-talkie era. With a golfing theme, Haines was paired with Joan Crawford in this lightweight comedy. Crawford was moved to star status and Haines made the list of top-ten box office stars thanks to the popularity of this film. They would form a lifelong friendship, and it was Crawford who promoted him in his second career as an interior designer after MGM fired him for his open homosexuality.
Photo coded WH-32 and has an Apeda NY mark at lower right corner.