Two-Faced Woman

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Vintage reference photograph from the set of the 1941 film, showing actor Melvyn Douglas sitting next to director George Cukor, who is standing and making a point. With the stamp of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the verso, along with a holograph pencil annotation noting the date 24-5-42, and a small newspaper clipping in Spanish.

A woman poses as her fictitious twin sister in an attempt to woo her husband and win him back. An early attempt by MGM to recast Garbo as a glamorous, modern woman, an "Americanization" tactic which the actress regarded as futile and proved ultimately disastrous: the film became a legendary box-office bomb, and Garbo received some of the worst reviews of her career.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good, with light adhesive verso on the bottom edge and verso.

Byrge and Miller, The Screwball Comedy Films.


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