And what better excuse to post the second photo from the collection of Warren William press photos I recently purchased then with the pleasant news of a rare Warren William airing on Turner Classic Movies —
Saturday, July 25, 2009
10:00 pm – THE FIREFLY (1937) starring Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Warren William, D: Robert Z. Leonard
From the “Now Playing” Guide: “A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon’s forces.
One of the few Warren William flicks that had a video release (VHS) but I haven’t caught yet, you can bet my DVR will click on at 10 pm! It’s Allan Jones night on TCM, and Jones is the Spanish spy referred to in the synopsis above, but WW is third billed as Colonel de Rouchemont in this MGM production.
Here’s a press photo of William and MacDonald in “The Firefly” from the San Francisco Examiner Archives:
Note the press marking of 3 columns by 8-1/2″ at the top of the photo, then we turn it over and are greeted by the published clip, which I’d estimate is about 3 columns by 8-1/2 inches tall:
The excerpt under the published image reads as follows:
JEANETTE MACDONALD, star of “The Firefly,” colorful musical at the Warfield, sings a Rudolf Friml song to Warren William in this scene from the operetta.
Stamped received by the Reference Library, December 16, 1937.