Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Condé Nast Classic Photos

From the "ways to spend your money" file: Condé Nast (the publishing folks) now offers prints of photos, magazine covers, and illustrations from their collection. Let me point you in the direction of the two Robert Montgomery photos they have for sale:

When actor Robert Montgomery moved his family west, they all wanted a house that looked like the colonial farm they had left behind in New York—so they built one in Beverly Hills. His wife, Elizabeth, wrote about the process and the finished result in a 1938 issue. About this photograph, taken by Fred Dapprich, she reported, “The favorite room in the Montgomery ménage is the library. It is filled with all the elements of comfort. Mr. Montgomery has settled into a giant couch (over ten feet long) designed especially at his request.”
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Robert Montgomery acted opposite some of the screen's most beautiful stars: Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Marion Davies. Montgomery, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 'Night Must Fall,' also appeared in 'Yellow Jack,' 'They Were Expendable,' and 'Lady of the Lake.' Photograph by Tony Von Horn in the September 1931 Vanity Fair.
View at Condé Nast

I highly recommend browsing their store for the tons of vintage star photos they offer.

Prices range from $180 to $1,500 for various sizes and frames. So, if you have a few spare dollars lying around, remember me next Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Haha - now I know what to pester my siblings with this year, lol - I'm so expecting a lovely picture under my tree!

Carrie said...

Framed, of course! ;)