A Woman of Affairs

Clarence Brown (director)
Michael Arlen (novel, play, screenwriter)
Bess Meredyth (screenwriter)
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1928. Vintage reference photograph from the 1928 film, showing actress Dorothy Sebastian.

Based on screenwriter Michael Arlen's 1924 novel "The Green Hat," which he also adapted for theatre in 1925, about two childhood sweethearts who are banned from marriage due to class differences. Arlen's novel was considered so daring in the US that producers attempted to distance the film from the source text as much as possible in order to placate the Hays Commission, eliminating all references to drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, and homosexuality, which were key points within the original narrative.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light edgewear.

[Book #148280]