Great 8x10-inch black-and-white glossy publicity photo / movie still was produced to promote the 1937 MGM comedy / romance film, SARATOGA, which starred Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel, Cliff Edwards, George Zucco, Jonathan Hale, Hattie McDaniel, Frankie Darro and Henry Stone. The film was directed by Jack Conway. We are not sure of the exact age of this still. It came from a movie still collection where the majority were originals, but there were also a few newer copies mixed in. Although the photo quality is excellent, we are just unsure about this one. In any case, the photo features a great shot of doctor George Zucco examining the beautiful Jean Harlow. This was one of the final scenes ever performed by Ms. Harlow -- she died shortly after this was filmed. And the actress was buried in the negligee she is wearing in this scene. The photo is crisp, clean and in near mint condition.
We strive to grade all items accurately and in addition, give detailed descriptions of all major flaws. Our grades of condition are as follows:
NEAR MINT: Unused condition. This photo has little or no signs of handling, with sharp edges and a bright image.
EXCELLENT: Clean and bright with little visible wear. This photo may have been used lightly, but there are no major flaws. It may have mild flaws, such as a few tiny pinholes on the borders, or slight dings on the edges.
VERY GOOD: This is a used photo, but the image area is generally clean and bright. However, upon closer inspection it will show signs of use. The photo will have some -- but not all -- of the following flaws: pinholes, smallish tears or wear around the edges, tiny border chips, light scratches, mild soiling, tape on borders, slight discoloration, crazing in the emulsion, light surface marks, minor repairs. The photo will still display pretty well.
GOOD : Still presentable, and should look decent in a frame, but this a well-used photo with noticeable flaws. The photo will probably have some-- but probably not all -- of the following flaws: wear/tears around the borders, pinholes, creases, tape on borders, border chips, browning, soiling, light bend lines, repairs, scratches, crazing in the emulsion, mild fading, small holes, waviness, moderate discoloration, surface marks.
FAIR : Heavy wear and a number of noticeable flaws. The photo will have some or all of the following flaws: heavy border wear, tears around the edges, lots of pinholes, border chips, brittleness, soiling, creasing, tape on borders, major repairs, scratches, heavy crazing in the emulsion, fading, discoloration, waviness, heavy surface marks, writing/pen marks. Photos in this condition could use restoration, but they may do until a better example comes along.
POOR: Major problems and countless flaws. Photos in this condition are in need of major restoration