Distributed by
Toddy Pictures Company, American, 1941 - 1970s
Subject of
Horne, Lena, American, 1917 - 2010
Cooper, Ralph, American, 1908 - 1992
Criner, John L., American, 1898 - 1965
Million Dollar Productions, American, 1937 - 1940
Date
1943
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 12 13/16 in. (25.2 × 32.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.5 cm)
Description
Lobby card for The Bronze Venus.
The lobby card features a large black and white tinted image on the proper left side. The image depicts a man with a white collared shirt, a black suit jacket with a white corsage, and a blue necktie. He has wavy gelled-back hair. He is facing the proper left side of the image, looking at Lena Horne. She is facing the proper right side of the image and has her arms around his shoulders. She is wearing an orange top with a lighter colored shirt underneath and white flowers on the front. She has curly hair and she is looking back at the man. The background is green and out of focus. The image has uneven rounded edges. There is a yellow background on the rest of the lobby card. On the proper right side there is a tinted image of Lena Horne standing and wearing a pink dress with a green scarf tied on her proper right wrist. There are blue stars, music notes, and music graphs on several areas of the yellow background. There is blue text on the proper bottom right corner which reads [TODDY PICTURES / COMPANY / Presents] followed by red and blue text in the center which reads [LENA HORNE / STAR SENSATION OF / “CABIN IN THE SKY” and “STORMY WEATHER”]. There is a red star on either side of “LENA HORNE”. There is blue text to the proper left which reads [in The BRONZE VENUS / (“THE DUKE IS TOPS”). There is a white border around the lobby card. There is blue text in the bottom proper left corner in the border. The text reads “COUNTRY OF ORIGIN U.S.A.”].
The back of the lobby card is blank. Some of the text from the front can be seen and there are some areas of discoloration, including white spots.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
lobby cards
Topic
Actors
Dance
Film
Jazz (Music)
Musical films
Musicians
Race films
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.96.7
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd515af6868-af41-422e-9579-fe43625aae3b
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