Friday, March 6, 2020

Film Friday: 'Marie Antoinette' in Photoplay, 1938

Film Friday: a day for sharing movie stills, production art, film analysis and anything film related!

Image: Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette, as featured in the July 1938 issue of Photoplay. [source: my photo/collection]

The marketing department behind Marie Antoinette (1938) was working overtime to promote MGM's grand--and expensive--new historical picture. One of the reoccurring themes behind the 1938 advertising was the return of Norma Shearer to the big screen; and this ad, like many others, played on Norma Shearer's reputation as the queen of MGM to highlight her role as the queen of France in the upcoming film.

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