Be My Wife

Los Angeles: Max Linder Productions, 1922. Vintage borderless promotional reference photograph of Max Linder, from the 1921 film, promoting the film's run at Los Angeles' California Theatre, in April, 1922. An image, which if it had been seen by David Lynch, seems likely to have been inspirational to his experimental 1977 film, "Eraserhead."

Max Linder, the onscreen persona of French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian, Gabriel Leuvielle, was one of the first recognizable recurring characters in motion pictures, frequently cited as the first international movie star. Max is determined to woo Mary, despite Aunt Agatha's objections, and competing suitor Simon.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.


[Book #151906]

Price: $350.00