Very Risqué Gwili Andre Art Deco Incense Burner Vintage 30s Pre-Code Photograph

Very Risqué Gwili Andre Art Deco Incense Burner Vintage 30s Pre-Code Photograph

Very Risqué Gwili Andre Art Deco Incense Burner Vintage 30s Pre-Code Photograph

Very Risqué Gwili Andre Art Deco Incense Burner Vintage 30s Pre-Code Photograph

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: A decadent, vintage and original, c. Early 1930s portrait photograph of seductive Danish model and on-screen vamp Gwili Andre. This captivating, art deco, pre-code, orientalist portrait shows a red lipped Andre in full femme fatale mode giving a hooded and sensual gaze as she inhales the perfumes lazily drifting out of the Vantines incense burner that so seductively offers up the aromatic fragrances. A truly stunning old Hollywood art deco offering that exudes the heady and intoxicating sensuality that we have come to know and love from the pre-code era of Tinseltown. Measures 8″ x 10″ with margins on a glossy single weight paper stock. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Once publicized as “America’s Most Beautiful Model, ” Danish-born Gwili Andre (born Gurli Andresen) enjoyed a brief career in films courtesy of producer David O. Selznick, who cast her opposite Richard Dix in Roar of the Dragon (1932). Playing a femme fatale of indeterminable nationality, Andre was obviously Selznick’s idea of another Marlene Dietrich, whom she greatly resembled, but the reviewers were merciless in their scorn of both actress and film. She played out her contract with RKO as a Russian princess in the equally disliked Secrets of the French Police (1932) and, despite the title, was the “other woman” opposite Irene Dunne in No Other Woman (1933). She added a bit of Scandinavian verisimilitude to Joan Crawford’s A Woman’s Face (1941), but Gwili Andre once again failed to persuade anyone that she could act. Divorced from at least one millionaire husband, Andre, penniless and reportedly battling a weight problem, died in a fire in her Venice, CA, rooming house. AllMovie Biography By: Hans J. The item “Very Risqué Gwili Andre Art Deco Incense Burner Vintage 30s Pre-Code Photograph” is in sale since Monday, May 23, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\Pre-1940\Black & White”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: 8″ x 10″
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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