The Lady from Shanghai

N.p. N.p., Circa 1947. Collection of three vintage slightly oversize borderless double weight photographs from the 1947 film, taken during production in Acapulco, Mexico, two showing a large parrot perched on the camera, and one showing several unknown gaffers standing near large floodlights used during filming. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with a PIX stamp (crediting an unknown photographer, noted in holograph pencil annotation as "Hatch") and a library stamp.

From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and newspaper market between 1935-1969.

Based on Sherwood King's 1938 novel "If I Die Before I Wake," following an Irish drifter who finds himself caught between a mysterious woman and her disabled tycoon husband. A lavishly photographed, surreal production, now considered a hallmark of film noir.

Set in San Francisco and New York, shot on location throughout New York City, Guerrero, Mexico, and San Francisco, Sausalito, and San Luis Obispo, California. And on Erroll Flynn's yacht, "Zaca," in the waters near Acapulco.

Two 8.5 x 11 inches, one 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby US. Selby US Canon. Selby US Masterwork. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.

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