Mutiny on the Bounty Glass Cinema Advertising Slide. MGM.

Mutiny on the Bounty Glass Cinema Advertising Slide.

New York: National Studios, no date but, 1935.

Glass slide, 83 x 100 mm., coloured transfer; in the original card mount.

A Thousand Hours of Hell For One Moment of Love!

A fantastic reminder that while scholars and historians have argued for centuries about the true motives of the Bounty mutiny, that no such doubts troubled the producers at MGM when they released their seminal film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in 1935.

A fantastic reminder that while scholars and historians have argued for centuries about the true motives of the Bounty mutiny, that no such doubts troubled the producers at MGM when they released their seminal film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in 1935.
These coloured glass slides are fragile and thus rare survivals. They were used in cinemas as advertising slides for coming attractions, and this particular one, with its prominent positioning of the Tahitian woman with just a bare silhouette of the boat in the background, is a reminder of precisely just how "exotic" the Pacific setting was thought to be. The tagline for the movie posters was just as explicit: "A Thousand Hours of Hell For One Moment of Love!"
Although it is not possible to be certain, the figure may be based on the Hawaiian-born actor Mamo Clark, who played Gable's love-interest in the film.

Price (AUD): $925.00  other currencies     Ref: #4402897

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