William Dieterle (director)
Bertita Harding (novel)
Franz Werfel (play)
Aeneas MacKenzie, John Huston, Wolfgang Reinhardt (screenwriters)
Paul Muni, Bette Davis (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1939. Vintage borderless press photograph of the premiere of the 1939 film at the Warner Beverly Hills theatre. Printed mimeo snipe in Spanish affixed to the verso.

Based on the 1934 biography "The Phantom Crown," by Bertita Harding, and on the 1925 play "Juarez and Maximilian," by Franz Werfel. Austrian archduke Maximilian I is installed as the new emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III of France, but faces wide distrust by the people of Mexico, who favor a democratic system of governance.

The Warner Beverly Hills was constructed in 1931, on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Reeves Drive in Beverly Hills. Seating 1500, the theatre was opened in conjunction with two other Warner theatres built in the Los Angeles region, in Huntington Park and San Pedro.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light wear at the corners.

[Book #156628]