WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932) Lobby card ft. Constace Bennett


Vintage original 11 x 14” (35 x 28 cm.) lobby card, USA. Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Louise Beavers, dir: George Cukor, RKO. The famous predecessor to the STAR IS BORN legend, re-made three times and here directed by George Cukor who would make the 1954 version with Judy Garland. The famous story, in this version, a popular film director whose career is in decline discovers a bright young woman whose career ascends. One thing this version had going for it was the lack of the production code, so Bennett was allowed to be saucier than the more wistful Gaynor and Garland characters (in this version named Mary Evans). Lowell Sherman, an actor/director played a character modeled on himself (he was a known alcoholic), John Barrymore and silent director Marshall Neilan. In this image, are Neil Hamilton, who played the love interest, and Constance Bennett. Original story by Adela Rogers St. Johns. There is a single pin hole at each of the four corners and one at center bottom blank white margin. There is minor creasing at the four corners, minor soling in the borders and some abrasion and paper loss at the very middle right edge. Color is stunning. ABOUT FINE.

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