Imitation of Life

Douglas Sirk (director)
Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott (screenwriters)
Fannie Hurst (novel)
Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1959. Vintage reference photograph taken on the set of the 1959 film, showing Douglas Sirk directing actors Lana Turner and John Gavin. Provenance stamp on the verso.

Based on the 1933 novel by Fannie Hurst. Two single mothers—one white, one Black—struggle to raise their rebellious daughters. The second film adaptation of Hurst's novel, following the 1934 film directed by John M. Stahl and starring Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers.

Set in Atlantic City.

9.25 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #156213]