Greed

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1924. Vintage herald (or broadside) for the 1924 film. A clever and excessively rare bit of advertisement, designed as a "Wanted" poster, pulling together the main character from Frank Norris' novel (John "Doc" McTeague) a photo of "McTeague" (Gibson Gowland), and mention of a specific screening at San Francisco's Imperial Theatre on Market Street (today the Market Street Cinema).

The first cut of Stroheim's "Greed" was a mammoth, 9.5-hour presentation. All that survives today is a restored, slightly choppy but coherent 240-minute version, supplanted with still photographs, that conveys to the viewer the unimaginable grandeur of the original. Very little paper advertisement has survived. The only poster that has ever surfaced is a disappointing window card (showing none of the characters) and this remarkable broadside, the only example we have ever encountered.

13 x 6 inches. Near Fine, with a couple of tiny internal tears, overall extremely clean, and with no paper loss.


[Book #143516]

Price: $4,500.00