Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1947. Three vintage photographs of Orson Welles from the 1947 film. Photographer's rubber stamp to all three photos, with mimeograph snipe to the verso of two photos as well. Based on the 1938 novel "If I Die Before I Wake" by Sherwood King. Featuring photos of actor/director Orson Welles.
Surreal and visually stunning, "The Lady from Shanghai" tells a quintessential film noir tale of moral chaos, reaching its climax with a shootout in an abandoned hall of mirrors. Robert Coburn, who photographed one of the images in this collection, was one of the most influential portrait photographers employed by movie studios from the 1930s to 1960s, with his most famous portraits immortalizing Hollywood’s greatest icons and helping to define the era as the Golden Age of Cinema. In 1940, Coburn began a twenty-year career with Columbia Pictures as the head of the still production department and the studio’s chief portrait photographer for many landmark films including “Picnic”, “Gilda”, and “The Big Heat."
Set in California, New York, and Mexico, and shot there on location.
8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine to Fine condition.
Grant US Classic Noir. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby US Masterwork. Spicer US. Silver & Ward Classic Noir. Weldon 1996.
Complete collation details available on request.