YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) Panoramic portrait by Mac Julian


[Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1942]. Vintage original 8 1/2 x 13″ (21 x 32 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin photo. Wear and creasing at all four corners, a staple imprint at the bottom two corners, near fine.

The flag waving patriotism of George M. Cohan’s music and inspiration could not have come at a better time in American film history. His music, which drove patriotism during World War I, was just as effective when America entered World War II, when this film was released in June 1942. One of the better musical biographies, James Cagney was able to re-create the dynamics of Cohen’s performances, for which he won an Academy Award. The film was faithful to the recreations of the vintage stage performances as well. With Cagney in the finale of the production number “You’re a Grand Old Flag” are Jeanne Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston and Rosemary DeCamp.

Ink stamp of photographer Mac Julian on verso.

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