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This is an ORIGINAL Black & White 8 x 10? Photograph, with PRESS INFORMATION STILL ATTACHED TO THE back, it?s motion picture still #DL-39, for the 1947 film,

Dishonored Lady

Director: Robert Stevenson

Writers: Edward Sheldon (play), Margaret Ayer Barnes (play

Unbridled passion . . . scandal . . . murder!

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.

The entire cast included

Cast

Hedy Lamarr ... Madeleine Damien
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dr. David S. Cousins
John Loder ... Felix Courtland
William Lundigan ... Jack Garet
Morris Carnovsky ... Dr. Richard Caleb
Natalie Schafer ... Ethel Royce
Paul Cavanagh ... Victor Kranish
Douglass Dumbrille ... District Attorney O'Brien (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Geiger

Photo shows Lamaar with Gilligan's Island star, NATALIE SCHAFER. It's in great shape for it's age!

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MORE INFO ON HEDY LAMAAR: On November 9, 1913, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was born in Vienna, Austria, to a banker and his wife. Hedwig, who obviously became Hedy, had a rather calm childhood, but it was cinema that fascinated her. By the time she was a teenager she decided to drop out of school and seek fame as an actress. Her first role was a bit part in the German film

(1930) (aka "Money on the Street") in 1930. She was attractive and talented enough to be in three more German productions in 1931, but it would be her fifth film that catapulted her to worldwide fame. In 1932 she appeared in a German film called (1933) (US title: "Ecstasy") and had made the gutsy move to be nude. It's the story of a young girl who is married to a gentleman much older than she, but she winds up falling in love with a young soldier. The film's nude scenes created a sensation all over the world. The scenes, very tame by today's standards, caused the film to be banned by the US government at the time. Hedy soon married Fritz Mandl, a munitions manufacturer and a prominent Austrofascist (not the same as Nazi). He attempted to buy up all the prints of "Ecstasy" he could lay his hands on (Italy's dictator, , had a copy but refused to sell it to Mandl), but to no avail (there are prints floating around the world today). The notoriety of the film brought Hollywood to her door. She was brought to the attention of MGM mogul , who signed her to a contract (a notorious prude when it came to his studio's films, Mayer signed her against his better judgment, but the money he knew her notoriety would bring in to the studio overrode any "moral" concerns he may have had). However, he insisted she change her name and make good, wholesome films. Hedy made her American film as Gaby in (1938). This was followed a year later by (1939). In 1942 she landed the plum role of Tondelayo in the classic (1942). After World War II her career began to decline and MGM decided it would be in the interest of all concerned if her contract were not renewed. Unfortunately for Hedy, she turned down the leads in both (1940) and (1942), both of which would have cemented her standing in the minds of the American public. In 1949 she appeared as Delilah opposite 's Samson in 's epic (1949). This proved to be Paramount Pictures' most profitable movie to date, bringing in $12 million in rental from theaters. The film's success led to more parts, but it was not enough to ease her financial crunch. She was to make only six more films between 1949 and 1957, the last being (1958). Hedy then retired to Florida, where she died on January 19, 2000.

MORE INFO ON NATALIE SCHAFER: Natalie Schafer got her start doing plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island, she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell III, that she was best known for. After the show ended it's run in 1967, Schafer did a few guest appearances on shows, most notably "The Brady Bunch."

This item is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 40 years!

HEDY LAMARR Original DISHONORED LADY Scene Photo
Item #BMM0001388