Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1947. Vintage reference photograph of Agnes Moorehead being made to look 105 by makeup artist Bud Westmore on the set of the 1947 film noir. Mimeo snipe on verso.
Loosely based on Henry James' 1888 novella "The Aspern Papers".
A young publisher (Robert Cummings) attempts to obtain a famous writer's long-lost love letters, which are kept hidden by the poet's former mistress (Agnes Moorehead), now an elderly recluse living in a decaying Venetian mansion. The old woman's niece (Susan Hayward), who acts as her live-in caretaker, agrees to help the publisher find the poems, discovering in the process the house holds far darker secrets.
The first, and only, film directed by Martin Gabel.
Set in Venice.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
Complete collation details available on request.