Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
‘Merrily We Go To Hell ‘ is a 1932 Pre-Code film starring Frederick March and Sylvia Sidney. This still is taken from the moment the leading actress realises that desperate efforts to help her alcoholic fiancé are futile.The ‘Pre-Code Series’ of drawings pay tribute to Hollywood films made between the years 1930-34, a period when censorship was lax. The subject of these films was often women caught in morally questionable situations. Directors were attracting large audiences even during America’s Great Depression, with depictions of alcoholism, infidelity, sexual violence and more.
Due to popular demand these prints have been re-issued in a large format to replicate the empowering size of the original works, all of which are now in private collections.
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade. Our metal frames are hand-made, using modern techniques to produce clean, sharp edges. We use UV filtering acrylic to protect the prints from sunlight.