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    Bessie Love in "They Learned About Women" by William Grimes (MGM, 1930). Photos (2) (11" X 14").
    Vintage gelatin silver, double weight, glossy photos. These unusual and imaginative images are behind-the-scenes shots of star Bessie Love as she is being directed by Jack Conway, with an overlay of an electric light bulb. Perhaps a comment on all of the new developments in film technology? Love stars alongside vaudevillian veterans Gus Van and Joe Schenck in this musical drama, which features a terrific performance of Milton Ager's "Harlem Madness" by Nina Mae McKinney. One photo has light edge wear, and both have some toning. For film history buffs, these images of an early movie set, at the dawning of talking pictures, are a rare treat. Verso: Each has an MGM/ Grimes credit stamp in purple ink and a publicity snipe. Fine/Very Fine.


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