N.p. N.p., Circa 1922. Vintage reference photograph of Erich von Stroheim from the set of the 1922 film.
The legendary von Stroheim's third film as a director, at time the most expensive film ever made, and the first to cost over one million dollars, although the original budget was $250,000. The overruns led to the first of many clashes between von Stroheim and Irving Thalberg, then just 21 years old and still in his first year as the head of Universal. Thalberg eventually shut down production and took over editing the film himself, cutting nearly three hours from the footage, in the first of several instances in the next few years that would assert the primacy of the studio over that of the director.
10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
National Film Registry. Godard, Histoire(s) du Cinema. Rosenbaum 1000.