"Test Pilot" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

"Test Pilot"

"Test Pilot" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A publicity still featuring the lead actors in "Test Pilot," an MGM 1938 motion picture release. "Test Pilot" was the story of a reckless commercial test pilot (Clark Gable, on the left) forced to choose between aviation and his wife (Myrna Loy). Co-staring with them was Milwaukee-born Spencer Tracy. Usually judged too short and stocky to play the kind of romantic roles in which Gable was cast, in "Test Pilot" Tracy played the loyal mechanic.

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DESCRIPTION
A publicity still featuring the lead actors in "Test Pilot," an MGM 1938 motion picture release. "Test Pilot" was the story of a reckless commercial test pilot (Clark Gable, on the left) forced to choose between aviation and his wife (Myrna Loy). Co-staring with them was Milwaukee-born Spencer Tracy. Usually judged too short and stocky to play the kind of romantic roles in which Gable was cast, in "Test Pilot" Tracy played the loyal mechanic.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11012
Creation Date:circa 1938
Creator Name:MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
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County:
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Collection Name:General Stills Title File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:TF Test Pilot
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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SUBJECTS
Actors
Actresses
Motion pictures
Costume
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Airplanes
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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