Alla Nazimova for Escape, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Laszlo Willinger, Hungarian, 1909 - 1989



Black and white vintage print

Image: 9 5/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23.7 × 19 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/8 × 8 1/16 in. (25.7 × 20.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: The John Kobal Foundation Collection; Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Not on view


Verso: Upper right, stamped in blue, "PLEASE CREDIT M-G-M PHOTO BY WILLINGER 8505" / Center, typed in black, "NAZIMOVA....One of the world's great actresses in the role of Emmy Ritter, as she will appear in 'Escape', Metro-Goldywn-Mayer's picturization of the fascinating Ethel Vance best-seller, starring Norma Shearer and Robert Taylor. This is Nazimova's first talking picture, marking her return to the screen after fifteen years, and gives her a role ideally suited to her brilliant dramatic talent. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, the picture was brought to the screen by Lawrence Weingarten."


John Kobal Foundation Limited, London, England; sold to present collection, 2019.

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