GRETA GARBO - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DOROTHY SEBASTIAN, LON CHANEY SR., DOLORES DEL RIO, SALLY O'NEIL, JACKIE COOGAN, WILLIAM HAINES, JOHNNY MACK BROWN, CONRAD NAGEL, HARRY CAREY SR., JOAN CRAWFORD, NORMA SHEARER, HELENE CHADWICK, CLAIRE WINDSOR, FRANK CURRIER, BERT WOODRUFF, GEORGE K. ARCHER, ROY D'ARCY, EILEEN PERCY, GWEN LEE, LOUISE LORRAINE - HFSID 348934
Sale Price $8,075.00
EARLY HOLLYWOOD: BETWEEN THE SILENTS & THE TALKIES
Photo of a large crowd taken outside at a 1927 MGM convention, signed by 27 MGM stars, including Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jackie Coogan and Lon Chaney, Sr.
Important Historical Photograph signed: "Greta Garbo", "Lon Chaney", "Norma Shearer", "Joan Crawford", "Conrad Nagel", "Dolores Del Rio", "Johnny Mack Brown", "Jackie Coogan", "Billy Haines", "Eileen Percy", "Claire Windsor", "Tom O'Brien", "Tim McCoy", "Louise Lorraine", "George K. Archer", "E.M. Saunders", "Dorothy Sebastian", "Roy D'Arcy", "Harry Carey", "Sally O'Neil", "Helene Chadwick", "Bert Woodruff", "Karl Dane", "Gwen Lee", "Tom Connors" and "Frank Currier". Sepia, 10x8½. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Mounting remnants on verso (no show-through). Fine condition. Accompanied by a 6x8original printed menu, unsigned. Fine condition. IN THE SPRING OF 1927, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PURCHASED A NUMBER OF NATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FILM PRINTS AND PUBLICITY INFORMATION. IT WAS AN IMPORTANT PURCHASE, FOR IT MEANT THAT M-G-M NOW HAD ITS OWN MAJOR THEATER CHAIN, CONTROLLING BOTH PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION. After the purchase, the new salesmen were invited to the studio for a special convention. On Thursday, May 19, 1927, M-G-M hosted the "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Convention Luncheon" in Culver City, California, probably followed by a studio tour. On Friday, May 20th, the entire group of salesmen was officially brought into the M-G-M family at an outdoor event held behind the Ambassador Hotel, where the guests were put up for the long weekend. This photograph captures the outdoor occasion at which studio cowboys and Indians entertained the guests. One of the salesmen had this souvenir photograph signed by the M-G-M stars. He has signed: "me" on his hat. The 26 stars who signed this photograph represented a cross-section of M-G-M. Some were silent screen stars whose careers ended with the advent of "talkies". Others made a smooth transition to sound. A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPH BEARING, AMONG OTHERS, TWO OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER HOLLYWOOD AUTOGRAPHS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: GARBO AND CHANEY. Two items.
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