Coudon, Roland, artist (1897-1954)
Title Metro-Goldwyn-Corporation Barcelona 1927-1928
Binding Folder, made of card stock
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition presumed
Publisher Paris Imprimerie Gaumont et C. Courtois 1927
Seller ID 005792
Scarce collection of color printed portraits of eight top MGM stars of the late Silent Film era, when movie stars had faces, including Lon Chaney, Eleanor Boardman, William Haines, Renée Adorée, Lillian Gish, Norma Shearer, Lars Hanson and Alice Terry. The mounted portraits themselves measure 22 by 18 cm, and they are mounted onto 32 cm square light card. The Coudon portraits glamorize and idealize the stars, as one would expect in work done for the sake of publicity. We believe that this album was one that was sent to Spanish exhibitors, and probably a similar package was sent to exhibitors in France, where Coudon was based, and perhaps elsewhere in Europe. We could find no other copies of this collection in OCLC, although Coudon posters are well represented there, including one of Chaney in the BNF, and which we would presume the copy here is a smaller version of. We suspect that a similar package was not distributed in the United States. The outer folio folder has detached cover flaps, with the tears along the folds. Soiling of the rear to this folder. The cards onto which the portraits are mounted are slightly brittle, with a few minor edge chips.