Actor Ivan Simpson appeared with Arliss on the stage and in many films. He was also a skilled sculptor and spent the lulls between filming DISRAELI during the summer of 1929 working on this bust of Arliss as Disraeli. Simpson also sculpted the bronze bust of Arliss shown on our “General” page. There Simpson captures Arliss as the Rajah in THE GREEN GODDESS.

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This is an unusual production photo from THE KING’S VACATION (1933). Note the wheels on the camera as the crew prepares for a tracking shot following Arliss (in the uniform) as he walks over to the staircase.

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Arliss packs them in 1932, San Bernadino, Calif. What Depression?

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Here are two glass slides from the 1921 silent version of DISRAELI, which alas, is lost.

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Detail from ALEXANDER HAMILTON lobby card

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