Interesting US Passport Prop Of Actress Rosalind Russell

Interesting US Passport Prop Of Actress Rosalind Russell

What is a Prop? A (theatrical) property, which is the full and correct term, is an object used on stage or on screen by actors during a performance or screen production. Here in this case a reproduction of an 1930’s US passport. Actually my friend Avi from Los Angeles, USA asked me about this item, which he saw at an online auction. He spotted something unusual. No issue year of the passport, no year of birth and strange stamps / visas.

I had a look at the document and instantly the woman on the picture was familiar to me. It could me lost likely US actress MYRNA LOY. I couldn’t figure out for which movie this prop was made. Probably it was just a test prop never used. I someone has more knowledge, please let me know. By the way I supported in the past also Hollywood film studios and BBC TV with images of specific old passports, so that they could produce such props.

Update: Due to the investigative skills of my Dutch fellow collector Theo we can now say for sure it’s ROSALIND RUSSELL in “It Had To Happen” (1936) – actress Rosalind Russell staring with George Raft. Playing Beatrice Newnes (see passport). Well done Theo! Thanks.

Now it makes sense that this document does look strange, but see by yourself…

Interesting US Passport Prop Of Actress Rosalind Russell

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