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    Bette Davis/George Hurrell Studio Portrait (Warner Brothers, 1938). Still (16" X 20"). In 1938, Bette Davis turned down the role of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" because she thought the role was too similar to that of Joyce Arden in "Jezebel," the film she had just completed. Such a career move would have destroyed lesser actresses, but not the incomparable Bette Davis. Renowned as much for her determination and ability as for her beauty, George Hurrell jumped at the opportunity to photograph Ms. Davis just before she began production on "Dark Victory." This dazzling image was captured at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California in 1938, and was added to Hurrell's Portfolio I. Printed as number 99 of the 250 originals, this photo was hand-signed by Hurrell as opposed to later examples that were stamp-signed. There are minimal corner bumps and a bit of edge wear with a tiny tear in the top border. Near Mint.

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