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    Hedy Lamarr/George Hurrell Studio Portrait (United Artists, 1938). Still (16" X 20). Following her nude appearance in "Ecstasy," Hedy Kiesler became an infamously sought after commodity in Hollywood. Louis B. Mayer, notoriously prudish by nature, knew a money-maker when he saw one, and signed Kiesler to a contract on the condition that she change her last name to Lamarr and promise to make more "family friendly" films from then on. Taken around the same time as her American film debut in "Algiers," this George Hurrell-lensed image of Lamarr captures her sensuality while exposing a sense of vulnerability and innocence, traits that Mayer no doubt saw in her too. This print from Hurrell's Portfolio II is number 111 of the original 250, and was hand-signed by George Hurrell himself. Near Mint.

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