Vintage original 9 x 12 in. sheet music from the 1920s Hollywood-themed silent film comedy/romance, SHOW PEOPLE, released in 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and directed by King Vidor.
Entitled Cross Roads, with lyric by Raymond Klages and melody by William Axt and David Mendoza, the front cover depicts co-stars Marion Davies and William Haines. Consisting of 6 pages, the first interior page features music for the song Just a Little Bit O' Driftwood, with the balance dedicated to Cross Roads. It is complete in very good+ condition.
*"Show People is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by King Vidor. The film was a starring vehicle for actress Marion Davies and actor William Haines and included notable cameo appearances by many of the film personalities of the day, including stars Charlie Chaplin (who appears twice), Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart and John Gilbert, and writer Elinor Glyn. Vidor also appears in a cameo as himself, as does Davies (to a decidedly unimpressed reaction by herself in character as Peggy Pepper).
The film is a lighthearted look at Hollywood at the end of the silent film era (it was released the year after breakthrough talking picture The Jazz Singer), and is considered Davies' best role. Show People features no audible dialog but was released with a Movietone soundtrack with a synchronized musical score and sound effects. The film was re-released in the 1980s, with a new orchestral score by Carl Davis.
In 2003, Show People was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It is currently available on DVD on-demand as part of the Warner Archive collection. In February 2020, the film was shown at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective dedicated to King Vidor's career."
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