An Ernst Lubitsch photographic archive from To Be or Not to Be

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An Ernst Lubitsch photographic archive from To Be or Not to Be

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An Ernst Lubitsch photographic archive from To Be or Not to Be
United Artists, 1942. Comprising approximately 65 silver gelatin photographs, the majority of which are 8 x 10 in.; and one 11 x 14 in. photo of Robert Stack and Lionel Atwill with original snipe and stamp "Photograph by Coburn" on the reverse. Several of the photos are doubleweight and linen-backed keybook stills, and many have informational snipes and stamps on the reverse. Photographer represented and/or attributed to is Robert Coburn. This archive features photos of Lubitsch directing, scene stills, behind-the-scenes filming and on the set, publicity portraits of Lombard and Benny, and much more. Carole Lombard's last film before her 1942 tragic death in a plane crash co-stars her with Jack Benny and a very young Robert Stack. The plot involves Benny and Lombard as a theatrical duo who somehow get immersed in World War II espionage. At the time, both Benny and Lombard were at the height of their fame, and when the comedy was released two months after Lombard's death, it was a box office success and considered her finest performance.
Photos: 11 x 14 in., 8 x 10 in., and smaller
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An Ernst Lubitsch photographic archive from To Be or Not to Be
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