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TWENTIETH CENTURY (20TH CENTURY) (1934)

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy silver gelatin print, USA. Carole Lombard, John Barrymore, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Lane, Edgar Kennedy, dir: Howard Hawks; Columbia. Highly rare “rejected” image (as stamped on the back). This classic comedy just made it under the wire in its release as the stringent production code became enforced. The Breen office, however was on the job looking at stills and on March 21, 1934, they hit this still with their rejection stamp. The offense was likely that Barrymore and Lombard are prone, with him on top of her. This is about as sexy an image from this film as anyone is ever likely to find.

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