Fay Wray for Park Avenue Dame, Columbia Pictures, 1936

A. L. "Whitey" Schafer, American, 1902 - 1951



Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 5/16 × 7 7/16 in. (23.7 × 18.9 cm)

Sheet: 10 × 8 1/16 in. (25.4 × 20.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977, in honor of Maurice Rapf, Class of 1935



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Stamped, on reverse, top center, in red ink: PLEASE CREDIT / A.L.SCHAFER / COLUMBIA PICTURES; Typewritten text, on reverse, diagonally, lower left to upper right, in black: GRECIAN IN FEELING with its shoulders caught together with jeweled / clips and fitted circular skirt is this dress of black velvet worn by / Fay Wray, appearing opposite Richard Arlen in Columbia's "Park / Avenue Dame." The waistline shows the new influence of both high and / low in its draped closeness from the hipline to well under the bust. / Dress from Viola S. Dimmitt, Los Angeles. (FAY WRAY- #585)

Course History

WGST 51.8, The Femme Fatale in Literature, Film, and Myth, Paul Carranza, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

The Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930-1950, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 2008-January 4, 2009.


Robert Dance; given to present collection, 2001.

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