NICE PEOPLE (1922) 23396 Bebe Daniels William de Mille Movie Poster
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Original Paramount Pictures One-Sheet Poster (27x41). Linen-Backed. Fine Plus Condition.
Paramount Pictures Original U.S. One-Sheet Poster for the William de Mille directed drama NICE PEOPLE (1922), starring Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels, Conrad Nagel and Julia Faye. The film was adapted from a play by Rachel Crothers, which was produced in New York in 1921. William de Mille was the older brother of Cecil B. de Mille. The brothers were born into a theatrical family; William was born in 1878. He was a successful Broadway playwright, authoring several plays. After Cecil moved to Hollywood, William soon followed. Both men played a major role in the development of the industry in California. William de Mille married an actress Anne George, and one of two children that he fathered with her grew up to be the well known choreographer Agnes de Mille. William de Mille directed over ninety movies. NICE PEOPLE is a flapper-era melodrama about a girl whose reputation is rescued from scandal and who settles down into a conventional life. The screenplay is by Clara Beranger, who would become William de Mille's second wife in 1929. William de Mille is remembered as major figure in the silent era, while Cecil's career extended into the late fifties. By the beginning of the sound era, William's career in directing was coming to an end. He helped to found the USC Film School, and after another stab at writing for Broadway, he remained associated with U.S.C. for the rest of his life. Wallace Reid and Bebe Daniels were enormous stars in 1922, but this film is, alas, deemed a lost film by the AFI. Fortunately, this poster is not lost. This is the style B one-sheet, and is notable for not picturing Wallace Reid. The poster is linen-backed and in fine plus condition. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin, Texas guarantees that this poster is an authentic, vintage Paramount one-sheet poster for this film. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions.