Original photograph of Ernst Lubitsch on the set, circa 1920s

Ernst Lubitsch (subject)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1920s. Vintage reference photograph of director Ernst Lubitsch sitting next to a camera on the set of an unknown film, circa 1920s. Annotation in manuscript pencil on the verso notes Lubitsch's name and identifies the setting as a Warner Brothers film lot.

Lubitsch emigrated from Germany to Hollywood in 1922, and shortly thereafter signed a three-year, six-picture contract with Warner Brothers. Although the resultant films— "The Marriage Circle" (1924), "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1925), and "So This Is Paris" (1926)—established the director's reputation for stylish, sophisticated comedies, the films only earned a marginal profit, and Lubitsch's contract was cut short by mutual agreement, with MGM and Paramount buying out the remainder.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light curling, and light wear along the bottom edge.

[Book #158549]