Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MAE CLARKE: PRETTY AS A PICTURE


Born Violet Mary Klotz, Mae Clarke starred in James Whale's WATERLOO BRIDGE, but she is most famous for her role as Elizabeth in Whale's FRANKENSTEIN, and for having a grapefruit smashed into her mug by James Cagney in THE PUBLIC ENEMY, all released in 1931.

This flattering portrait of Miss Clarke appeared in PICTURE PLAY, May 1932. The caption reads that her next film will be NIGHT CLUB, which was released as NIGHT WORLD. In it, she starred again with Boris Karloff. The photo is by Jack Freulich, the stills photographer for FRANKENSTEIN.

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