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Film Homage Rouben Mamoulian Ida Lupino Leo Carrillo The Gay Desperado 1 1936 San Xavier Mission Tucson Arizona Drawing Color Added Hand Towel featuring the photograph Film Homage Rouben Mamoulian Ida Lupino The Gay Desperado 1 1936 San Xavier Tucson by David Lee Guss

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Film Homage Rouben Mamoulian Ida Lupino The Gay Desperado 1 1936 San Xavier Tucson Hand Towel





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Decorate your bathroom and dry yourself off with our luxuriously soft bath towels and hand towels.   Our towels are made from brushed microfiber with a 100% cotton back for extra absorption.   The top of the towel has the image printed on it, and the back is white cotton.   Available in three different sizes: hand towel, bath towel, and bath sheet.

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Hand Towel Reviews (70)

Average Rating (4.86 Stars):

July 21st, 2018

Awesomely soft towels! Colors vibrant.

June 23rd, 2018

Love the image, but not the fabric. Does not absorb moisture well.

June 23rd, 2018

Love the image, but not the fabric. Does not absorb moisture well.

June 16th, 2018

Very nice little towel, fits perfectly in our Japanese theme bathroom.

June 11th, 2018

Extremely poor quality, complete rip off as picture disappeared after the first wash. The wash was a cool programme for delicates and the towel was washed on its own. I won't ever order from them again

June 3rd, 2018

The towels are beautiful! Thank you

Artist's Description

This is an exceedingly rare image from 1936's "The Gay Desperado" set in front of San Xavier Mission in Tucson, Arizona. The structure on the far right of the frame was created for the film. "Desperado" was directed by Rouben Mamoulian (1898-1987), an important innovator in the early days of the "talkies." He ended his days in poverty after having been fired from "Porgy and Bess" and "Cleopatra." Mamoulian did direct Fred Astaire in "Silk Stockings." The 1957 musical was the last production in which Astaire danced as a leading man, who ended up with the girl. "The Gay Desperado" was produced by Mary Pickford, a few years after her retirement from the screen. Historians claim she was the most popular actress ever to grace movies. There is no record of Pickford ever having visited the Tucson set, or when it was world premiered at the Fox Tucson. "Adding sound to motion pictures would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo."...Mary Pickford (1892-1979)

About David Lee Guss

David Lee Guss

I first became obsessed with photography and motion pictures while growing up in post WW2 Manila in the Philippine Islands in the late 1940's/early 1950's. Film noirs were a particular influence. But my first love remains the theater. I acted in numerous amateur productions from 1958 to 1978. In 1979 I earned a MA in drama from the University of Arizona; earlier getting a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, where I co-founded the first film society on campus and ran it for four years. While at the U of A, I studied with the master black and white photo essayist W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) the last year of his life. I am the last person cited in Jim Hughes' definitive biography of Gene, as I wrote about attending his final...

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