Babes in Arms

Busby Berkeley (director, choreographer)
Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart (play)
Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper (screenwriters)
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1939. Vintage photograph from the 1939 film musical, based on the 1937 Rogers and Hart Broadway musical play of the same name. With a printed snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of Culver Pictures photo bureau, a date stamp of "Dec 1939," and manuscript annotations regarding layout.

Rooney and Garland sing "God's Country" from the finale of the musical, in a scene spoofing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the FDR's fireside chats. This scene was cut from the film after Roosevelt's death, and believed lost until it was rediscovered and restored in 1990s. Rooney received a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good. Pinholes to the corners, with pinholes at the corners and light wear to the margins.

Hirschhorn, p. 167.

[Book #137986]