Flesh and the Devil

Clarence Brown (director)
Hermann Sudermann (novel)
Benjamin Glazer, Marian Ainslee (screenwriters)
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1926. Vintage reference photograph from the set of the 1926 film, showing actor John Gilbert applying makeup from a portable makeup case. With a printed snipe on the verso. Based on the 1894 German novel "The Undying Past" by Hermann Sundermann.

The first of many pairings of legendary on-screen (and real life) couple Gilbert and Greta Garbo, and a turning point in the latter's career, as the success of the film would give her the leverage to become one of the highest paid actress in Hollywood after a contract dispute with MGM.

10 x 8 inches. About Near Fine, with a couple of short closed tears.

National Film Registry.

[Book #137184]