[Los Angeles]: . Gelatin silver print, 10 1/4 x 10 inches, photographer's inkstamp on verso, publication notes in pencil and blue crayon. A few soft creases not affecting emulsion or image. Item #400744
A striking publicity shot for the 1936 romantic comedy 'Sylvia Scarlett,' starring Hepburn and Cary Grant, based on Compton MacKenzie's novel 'The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett.' This was the first of the duo's legendary pairings. Scarlett is a female con artist masquerading as a boy to escape the police. Perhaps due to its themes of sexual politics that were ahead of its time, the film failed at the box office and caused a temporary downturn in Hepburn's career. Two years later she and Grant made 'Bringing Up Baby,' and she was back at the top.