Lois Weber’s lost film The Merchant of Venice (3) glass plate c... Lot 386

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  • Sold Date: Sep 29, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House
LOT 386 Seller's Estimate: USD 600 - 800

386. Lois Weber’s lost film The Merchant of Venice (3) vintage glass plate camera negatives. (Universal, 1914) Vintage (3) glass plate 9.5 x 11.75 in. camera negatives of scenes from Lois Weber’s lost film The Merchant of Venice . These production views are among the only surviving images of Weber’s milestone film, the first American feature directed by a woman and the first full-length screen adaptation of a Shakespearean comedy. Depicting Phillip Smalley in costume as “Shylock”, Smalley as Shylock brokering a deal, and Shylock, dagger in hand, poised to carve his “pound of flesh” from Rupert Julian as “Antonio”. Exhibiting some corner loss and edge loss, scuffing, and minor cracks not affecting the image. In vintage good condition. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
$600 - $800

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