On With the Show!

Ethel Waters, Joe E. Brown, Betty Compson, Arthur Lake (starring)
Alan Crosland (director)
Robert Lord (screenwriter)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1929. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1929 film, both showing African American singer Ethel Waters. Provenance stamp on the verso, along with annotations in manuscript ink and pencil.

The first all-talking, all-color feature film, a group of actors struggling to stage their latest musical show. Ethel Waters' first film appearance, and the first time that Waters would perform "Am I Blue?," which would become her signature song.

10 x 8 inches. One Near Fine, one Very Good plus, the latter with brief wear at the corners.

[Book #159839]