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This is an ORIGINAL Hair & Make-up Test PHOTOGRAPH, Direct from WARNER BROS. STUDIOS. This Photograph is direct from the studios and is date and timed stamp February 27, 1940. It measures 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" and features actress, Rosemary Lane.

This Test Photo was used for 1940 Comedy Romance,

An Angel from Texas

Stage struck Lydia Weston leaves her small Texas town for Broadway. Left behind is her steady beau Peter. Lydia sends letters and news clippings back home telling everyone she's now a big star. Peter soon heads to New York to surprise her, but instead he gets the surprise when he learns Lydia has no job and is broke. The pair soon get involved with a couple of phony producers who con Peter into backing their play with Lydia in the lead.

Director: Ray Enright

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr. (screen play), Bertram Millhauser (screen play)

Stars: Eddie Albert, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris

Cast

Eddie Albert ... Peter Coleman
Rosemary Lane ... Lydia Weston
Wayne Morris ... Mac McClure
Jane Wyman ... Marge Allen
Ronald Reagan ... Marty Allen
Ruth Terry ... Valerie Blayne
John Litel ... Quigley
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Robelink
Ann Shoemaker ... Addie Lou Coleman
Tom Kennedy ... Chopper

Photo is all original and features the actress at a profile. It has some corner wear and is on thinner paper.

It 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!

MORE INFO ON ROSEMARY LANE: Rosemary Lane of the singing Lane sisters (their actual birth name was Mullican) got her start as a vocalist with bandleader Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians. Her career was somewhat overshadowed by that of her more famous sister, Priscilla, who was also a member of that band and who would go on to bigger and better things. Both Rosemary and Priscilla appeared in the musical Varsity Show (1937)which featured the Waring orchestra and starred Dick Powell.

With a Warner Brothers contract in hand, Rosemary starred (with another one of her sisters, Lola) in Hollywood Hotel (1937), again with Dick Powell. While she did quite well, she and the rest of the cast were seriously upstaged by Busby Berkeley's sumptuous stage design and by the 'king of swing' Benny Goodman, whose orchestra was featured in no less than eight musical numbers. She then played second fiddle to Priscilla in a series of films featuring three of the four Lane sisters (Leota was the fourth): Four Daughters (1938), Daughters Courageous (1939) and Four Wives (1939).

After that, Rosemary called it quits, commenting "that was the end of it as far as I was concerned" ( New York Times, November 27 1974). Rosemary Lane eschewed Hollywood for Broadway and enjoyed a successful run as star of George Abbott's 1941 musical comedy 'Best Foot Forward', alongside Nancy Walker and June Allyson. Her part, ironically, was that of a sophisticated, but fading film star. After 1945, Rosemary settled down in Pacific Palisades and worked for a while selling real estate.

The Lane Sisters refers to a group of sisters, three of whom achieved success in the 1920s and 1930s as a singing act, with their popularity onstage leading to a series of successful films. A fourth sister was not successful and left this milieu and a fifth avoided show business altogether. enjoyed the most prominent movie career.

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!

ROSEMARY LANE Original HAIR MAKE-UP Test WARNER BrosPHOTO
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