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    The Wild Party (Paramount, 1929). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This movie, the first talkie to feature iconic "It" girl Clara Bow, is about a young college student (Bow) who pays more attention to parties than to her studies, until she winds up in a class taught by the tough, yet handsome, Professor Gil Gilmore (Fredric March). This fun film was helmed by Dorothy Arzner, one of Hollywood's first female directors and the very first film editor to receive a screen credit, whose oeuvre of three silent films and fourteen talkies ranks her as perhaps the most prolific female director of any era. It was on this picture, to help alleviate Clara Bow's fear of the new sound technology due to her thick Brooklyn accent, that Arzner mounted a microphone on a fishing pole in order to follow her star around the set, in effect creating the first boom mike. This lovely portrait card, with a great image of the popular red-headed actress, has pinholes in the corners and borders, but is otherwise exceptionally clean and fresh. Very Fine-.


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