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    The Lady from Shanghai by Robert Coburn (Columbia, 1947). Photos (2) (8" X 10").
    Vintage gelatin silver, single weight, glossy photos. When Columbia boss Harry Cohn first saw this film noir that was written, produced, and directed by Orson Welles, he offered $1000 to anybody who could explain the plot to him. Not even Welles collected. A visually stunning film, it follows Michael O'Hara (Welles), a drifter who hires on to a yacht in order to be near Rita Hayworth, and the web of intrigue, fraud and murder into which he is drawn. These stunning images of Welles and Hayworth by Robert Coburn are from the most famous scene in the film, the "hall of mirrors" sequence. These photos have light creasing and small corner bends. Verso: both with studio/photographer stamps, one with a publicity snipe, and one with handwriting. Very Fine.


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