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 College: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977, in honor of Maurice Rapf, Class of 1935



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




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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