Monday, January 29, 2018


SITTING PRETTY was a 1933 Paramount production.

Seller's description:
"A stunning 8 x 10 inch b/w photo from 1933 of the cast and crew of the the Ginger Rogers production "Sitting Pretty. The photo is dated Oct -20 1933 and titled. 

Ginger Rogers is sitting front and center wearing feathers. I believe that doomed starlet Thelma Todd is standing behind her wearing fur. Also on the front row are actors Jack Haley and Jack Oakie and child star Jerry Tucker. The director of the movie was Harry Joe Brown.

Identification was done to the best of my abilities as there is no information on the back other than the title and date. I cannot guarantee these identifications so judge for yourself. The gentleman n the back rows are presumably crew members. Roy Roberts, lighting director, is in the back row wearing a cap and partially obscured.

Note: The white diagonal line across the image is NOT on the actual photo but meant to restrict copying of the image, Photo is in very good condition with handling creases but surface and margins are intact.
The photo comes from the collection/estate of Roy Roberts who was a lighting director for Paramount from he late 20s on. He worked with some of the greatest names of that time and I am listing a series of photographs of the cast and crew for several of the films he worked on. I believe Roy is shown n the photo wearing a cap."

That's not Thelma Todd. She didn't have a very large part in SITTING PRETTY and it's likely that she wasn't even there when this picture was taken. She was probably somewhere else, working on a different movie.


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