8" x 10" Item #027320
While signed photographs of her are common in the sound era, this early photograph from the silent era was taken just two years after her meeting with Irving Thalberg who mesmerized her. It was just before she and Thalberg made their first appearance as a couple at the premier of Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush. Joan Crawford felt she had her relationship with Thalberg as being a "gold seeker" while Crawford was cast primarily in dancing roles. With the Production Code of 1934 the wild party girl image of Shearer was changed while Crawford found scripts and ways to show the character on screen for which she became famous.