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    James Whale's Waterloo Bridge 13 Original 1931 Still Photos Featuring Mae Clarke. This fantastic lot of 13 original 8" x 10" b&w Universal stills all feature Mae Clarke in director James Whale's controversial pre-Code classic about an American girl who is forced into a life of prostitution in London during World War I. One of the early sound era's most naturalistic actresses, Mae Clarke -- born Violet Mary Klotz in Philadelphia in 1910 -- also possessed a unique natural beauty that set her apart from more steamy (and less gifted) contemporaries like Jean Harlow, with whom she co-starred in The Public Enemy just before signing on with "Jimmy" Whale for Waterloo Bridge. Following her superb performance in this heartbreaking film, she also worked for Whale in two more Universal films, the legendary Frankenstein (1931), with Boris Karloff, and Impatient Maiden (1932), with Lew Ayres. These excellent stills (one is mounted on cardboard) include a gorgeous portrait of Clarke, one scene with a very young Bette Davis, and several scenes with male lead Douglass Montgomery. In Fine to Very Fine condition.

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    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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