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A Paramount Picture

A Paramount Picture


Reginald Marsh

(American, 1898-1954)

Tempera on Masonite

Framed: 107.3 x 86.4 x 4.5 cm (42 1/4 x 34 x 1 3/4 in.); Unframed: 90.8 x 70.5 cm (35 3/4 x 27 3/4 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2006.137

Fun Fact

Marsh kept meticulous records, indicating that he created this painting between September 5-24, 1934.


Movie theaters are places where people from different walks of life can cross paths. Marsh's painting highlights this by presenting a working-class woman, who grasps a satchel of files from her office job, standing near a wealthier woman adorned in furs.

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