[New York]: RKO Radio Pictures, . Original 11 x 14" studio lobby title card. Margins smudged, two closed tears at extreme edges repaired on blank verso, vestiges of cellotape on left and right margins from previous mounting and a circular mark and pinhole in lower left margin, also apparently from mounting, ink scribble in corner of verso, else good. Item #WRCLIT67368
Produced by The Play's the Thing Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, this black and white film adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott was based on a screenplay by Mark Kelly and Arthur Caesar, and was directed by Norman Z. McLeod. It was the second adaptation, and featured performers include Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, and "Elsie" (the cow), among others. Elsie was the Borden Milk Co. spokescow, and is billed in the opening credits as "Elsie - The Moo Girl of the New York World's Fair." Hardly a pristine copy, but the prominent featuring of Elsie (in a central vignette on the upper panel of a dust jacket for Alcott's book) is pretty bizarre.