Margin for Error

Otto Preminger (director, starring)
Clare Boothe Luce (playwright)
Eric Schaal (photographer)
Sam Levene, Philip Coolidge, Bert Lytell (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1939. Two vintage borderless photographs from the set of the 1939 play, one showing director-actor Otto Preminger adjusting his monocle and stage makeup in his dressing room before a performance, the other showing Preminger fully made up and costumed. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with a PIX agency stamp crediting photographer Eric Schaal.

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.

A dark satire, following a Jewish policeman who is assigned to protect the Nazi Germany consul during his stay in a US city. The show premiered at the Plymouth Theatre on November 3, 1939, and ran for a successful 264 performances. Preminger, who both directed and acted in the stage production, would later go on to adapt the play for film in 1943, starring Joan Bennett and Milton Berle.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly worn on the corners.

[Book #150242]