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Vintage original 9.25 x 13.25 in. 1920's French motion picture magazine entitled CINE-MIRIOR. This is issue no. 124 and dated June 16, 1927 (16 Juin 1927).


The front cover features a beautiful large photograph from Victor Seastrom's The Scarlet Letter and depicts Lars Hanson tenderly holding Lillian Gish in his arm. Films discussed within and accompanied by beautiful photographs include: Hotel Imperial (with Pola Negi); Casanova (with Ivan Mosjoukine, Suzanne Bianchetti, Rina de Liguoro); La Los D'Amour (The Law of Love); Victor Seastrom's The Scarlet Letter (with Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson); Le Comte de Luxembourg (The Count of Luxembourg) (with Suzy Didier); Vedettes estrangeres (Foreign Stars); La Derniere Escale (The Last Stop); and a film with Clara Bow. Also included is an article about aviator Charles Lindbergh's historic arrival in Paris.
It is complete without any cuts in fine+ condition. Please note that the text is in French.


*"The Scarlet Letter is a 1926 American silent drama film based on the 1850 novel of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne and directed by Swedish filmmaker Victor Sjöström (credited as Victor Seastrom). Prints of the film survive in the MGM/United Artists film archives and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The film is now considered the best film adaptation of Hawthorne's novel. The film was the second one Gish made under her contract with MGM and a departure from the ingénue roles she had performed in service to director D.W. Griffith. (Her first MGM picture was directed by King Vidor, an adaption of La bohème with co-star John Gilbert, in which she played the pathetic consumptive Mimi.) She asked production manager Louis B. Mayer specifically to make The Scarlet Letter: his agreement was reluctant, due to MGM's concern that censors would object to a frank depiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne's character, Hester Prynne, whose romantic indiscretions unleash a wave of reactionary bigotry. Director Seastrom disabused these expectations with an opening intertitle "establishing Prynne's [Gish's] ordeal as 'a story of bigotry uncurbed.'"


Shooting took under two months. The production cost a total of $417,000 when factoring out $48,000 overhead costs. The film made a profit of $296,000."

*(source: Wikipedia)



CINE-MIRIOR Magazine (June 1927) Victor Seastrom's THE SCARLET LETTER

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