Vintage original 3.25 x 4 in. US "coming attraction" glass slide from the 1920's silent film comedy, SECOND YOUTH, released in 1924 by Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Distributing Corp. and directed by Albert Parker.
Manufactured by the Photo Repro Co., Inc. the design features desirable bachelor Alfred Lunt surrounded by a bevy of beautiful marriage-minded women. It features an outer cardboard frame and is in fine- condition as shown.
*"Second Youth is a 1924 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Distinctive Pictures (George Arliss) and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. The film is one of the few and rare silent appearances of Broadway husband and wife team Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
Prints of Second Youth are held in the collections of Cinematheque Royale de Belgique in Brussels and the Library of Congress.
As described in a film magazine review, Roland Francis, a timid silk salesman, is much sought after by the ladies, but he avoids them. A sub-deb, a stenographer, an extremely modern miss, and, worst of all, Mrs. Benson, a very experienced widow, are all trying to land him in the matrimonial net. The latter, having disposed of three husbands, wants to grab Francis for a fourth trial, and is naturally the hardest of the lot to evade. Anne Winton decides that a young woman has the right to flirt whenever and with whomever she pleases, and selects Francis as her victim. Anne, stimulated by the gibes of a sportive brother-in-law, invites Francis out to supper, takes him in Bohemian circles, lures him under the white lights, and gives him a heck of a time, generally speaking. The result is that he falls genuinely in love with her and not even his ingrained bashfulness is a strong enough barrier to save him from traveling the path to the marriage goal. Anne is brought to realize that she has started something she cannot stop. Still, Francis is hampered by other women and their indignant suitors. After many adventures, he eludes his pursuers and weds Anna."
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