JOAN CRAWFORD (1926) by RUTH HARRIET LOUISE. Vintage original 10 x 13 25 x 33 cm. Black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. One of the earliest and most elegant of all Joan Crawford portraits ever photographed — and Joan loved working in the portrait photographers’ studio! She, along with Greta Garbo, adored working with the great portrait artist Ruth Harriet Louise, and Louise took some of the most unusual images of Crawford. Louise worked at MGM between 1925 and 1930. Here, Crawford is wearing a spectacular beaded and sequined fur wrap and beaded gown. Though not credited, it is likely that this was designed by Erte, who worked at MGM in 1925 and 1926 and designed the costumes for Crawford’s first featured role in Sally, Irene and Mary and her 1926 film Paris , for which this is likely a portrait. This still features the Ruth Harriet Louise blind stamp at the lower right corner, her MGM ink stamp on the verso as well as the Joan Crawford Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ink stamp. The epitome of early Art Deco glamour. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978. I have been a full-time dealer since 1982. Everything which I sell is fully researched and entirely guaranteed to be completely authentic and as described. A lifetime of experience goes behind every description of every piece which I offer. ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item “JOAN CRAWFORD (1926) Vntg orig 10×13 dbl wt portrait by Ruth Harriet Louise DECO” is in sale since Saturday, May 15, 2010. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\Pre-1940\Black & White”. The seller is “walterfilmusa” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 10 x 13″ (25 x 33 cm.)
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Format: Photographic still, U.S.
- Condition / Grading: Fine