Ferber, Edna. (1885–1965)
Original 1930 Photograph
Original candid press photograph of the American novelist, short story writer and playwright whose popular novels include So Big (1924), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Show Boat (1926), the source material for the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical, and Giant (1952), adapted into the 1956 Hollywood movie starring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor. International Newsreel Photo stamp and label to verso, reading in part "Edna Ferber...as she appeared today upon her arrival on the S.S. Ile de France. The writer has just completed a European vacation. / 8-25-30." Rippling to lower edge, else fine. 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm.).