Conrad Nagel

Conrad Nagel and Greta Garbo in The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Greta was so beautiful we could use any lighting for dramatic purposes. On her films, my photography had more continuity. Using special lighting effects didn’t handcuff the director. Her face was such that I could have shot in candlelight if the stock in those days had allowed it.
[Cameraman] William Daniels 

Broadway at Christmas, Los Angeles, 1930

Just one month earlier Conrad Nagel (featured in the picture on the Rialto’s marquee) hosted the 3rd Acadamy Awards. Two years later he hosted the 5th, and 21 years later he co-hosted the 25th with Bob Hope.

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