When I pulled out that pair of stills from The Mouthpiece (1932) yesterday I also came across a couple from 1933’s Lady for a Day. An interesting pair in that one is an actual still from a scene in the film, while the other is a publicity shot for the press with the characters looking more relaxed.
Here’s the official shot. From Columbia with still code “C-1-32.” Immediately below the photo I’ll include the caption from the press tag:
MAY ROBSON in Columbia’s “LADY FOR A DAY” adapted from Damon Runyon’s famous Cosmopolitan Magazine story. Frank Capra directed and the imposing cast is headed by May Robson, Warren William and Glenda Farrell. They are supported by Walter Connolly, Jean Parker, Guy Kibbee, Barry Norton, Hobart Bosworth, Ned Sparks and Nat Pendleton.
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Opening at the Criterion for an extended run September 5th
This second shot is cut irregularly but that’s because this is the size it was published in the paper as. How do I know that? Well, the original newspaper piece is affixed to the back of the photos with a date stamp of October 1, 1933 over Glenda Farrell’s forehead. I’ll include the newspaper caption immediately below the image:
“LADY FOR A DAY” continues to enthusiastic audiences in its second week at the Golden Gate. Warren William, Glenda Farrell and May Robson are in the cast.
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