Janet Leigh, for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Clarence Sinclair Bull, American, 1896 - 1979



Black and white vintage print

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: JANET LEIGH… Popular Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actress who got her film start because of a photograph. Norma Shearer saw her picture in a family album and showed it to studio officials. A contract and the lead opposite Va- Johnson in "The Romance of Rosy Ridge" followed. Having completed roles recently in "Words and Music," "Act of Violence" and "Little Women," she is now preparing for her role in "The Forsyte Saga."


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

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