Richard MacDonald was a storied production designer, and, as this terrific gouache attests, a very fine painter. Executed for the 1975 film of The Day of the Locust, this production sketch for the film’s set design captures the scene of a premiere at Grauman’s and the atmosphere of 1930s Movieland with the very mixture of romance and realism that Schlesinger’s film attempted. Glamorous, noir and melancholy. From the private collection of legendary producer, and all-round macher, Si Litvinoff.
Gouache on illustration board, 11″ x 15″. We have, for your pleasure, included pictures of the scene as seen in the movie in the listing.
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