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Vintage 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the 1920's silent film drama/romance, COBRA, released in 1925 by Paramount Pictures and directed by Joseph Henabery. 
The image depicts Count Rodrigo Torriani (Rudolph Valentino) during a tense moment for him with Sophie Binner (Eileen Percy). It is in fine+/very fine- condition. As the negative number in the lower right corner is cut-off, this vintage example was most likely not printed in 1925 but certainly no later than the early 1930s. 


Provenance: The Sydney R. Barker Collection. Mr. Barker was perhaps the most well-known of the early collectors on Valentino.


*"Cobra is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Joseph Henabery and starring Rudolph Valentinoand Nita Naldi. It is the screen adaptation of the play Cobra written by Martin Brown, which played at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway in 1924. Cobra has survived, and has been made available to the public on both VHS and DVD by independent film dealers and major movie distributors.


The production of Cobra was marred by bickering and soaring production costs. Furthermore, its studio Paramount Pictures, unhappy with the final film and fearing it would flop with audiences and critics, held off releasing it until Valentino (whose popularity had declined somewhat) appeared in a stronger, unequivocally successful picture. Eventually Cobra was released in late 1925, a few weeks after what proved to be Valentino's comeback feature, The Eagle (1925)."

*(source: Wikipedia)



COBRA (1925) US 8x10 Double-Weight Photograph 02

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