Main Street After Dark

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], circa 1944. Collection of 14 original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of sultry 1944 B-picture. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf tipped on to white paper stock at the corners, some with annotations at the margins.

The collection displays a variety of styles and themes, with alternatively seductive and paranoid imagery and tag lines, providing broad insight into the over-archiving advertising campaign of a smaller film at a major studio.

Sheets 8 x 11.5 inches to 11 x 15 inches. Very Good or better with faint vertical and diagonal creasing to some pieces and only occasional minor splashes, general signs of light use as expected.

Grant US. Spicer US.

[Book #137112]