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The Thin Man Movie Still Collection 1934 - 1947

IN GLORIOUS BLACK & WHITE

82nd Anniversary
Last Updated August 19th, 2016
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The Thin Man, 1934

After The Thin Man, 1936

Another Thin Man, 1939

Shadow of The Thin Man, 1941

The Thin Man Goes Home, 1945

Song of The Thin Man, 1947

From the present day, to the earliest years of the Hollywood studio system, still photographers have always been on-set to "snap" photographs for documenting a film's production. Additionally, photographs were used to capture and glamourize the stars, their costumes, sets and storyline in conjunction with the studio's advertising campaign prior to the film's theatrical release.

In the 1930s movie stills were distributed for various promotional purposes including, press kits, newspaper ads, glamour magazines, glass slides for screen projection advertising, "Coming Soon" theater lobby displays, portraits for stone lithograph movie poster artists to work from ...etc.

Still photographers worked within the production area capturing images in a position relative to the massive sound blimp shrouding the 1930s Mitchell BNC motion picture camera atop its dolly rig. For this reason, most "scene" stills look slightly different in both lighting and viewfinder composition than the Mitchell BNC's camera nitrate film capture. After the director yelled "Cut!" and prior to the next take or set change, the still cameraman would often request the actors to "strike a pose", emphasizing a poignant moment from the scene.

A typical still camera used might have been a large format 8 x 10 or the smaller 4 x 5 format. Due to the design of these cameras, with their small apertures, slow speed film stock and the existing studio motion picture lighting, still photographers mounted their cameras on tripods to capture sharp focused imagery; still photography requires more foot candles of light than motion picture film since motion blur at 24 FPS (frames per second) goes unnoticed when the film is played back on the silver screen.

In addition to "scene" stills the photographers, in collaboration with the studio's advertising department, usually had a pre-approved list of composed shots that might have included silly or comical behavior, dark mysterious composition framed with a Dutch angle, or highly glamourized beauty shots. These stills were usually taken in-between set changes on the same sound stage. For the studio's top tiered stars, special photo sittings were arranged procuring Hollywood's most prolific portrait photographers such as George Hurrell and Clarence Bull. The various composed shots would then be issued to the press as advance publicity, often months before a film was due to be released.

Each studio had their own intuitive cataloging system, typically utilizing a film's production number followed by a scene/image number for reference. Over the years, this catalog referencing system changed, so there's no definitive syntax or order to which these are all coded. However, there are enough commonalities within the archived silver gelatin prints to catalog the following images for The Thin Man stills collection.

The Thin Man still collection below has been organized as follows:

1) Film Title (organized chronologically)

2) Publicity - Portrait Stills

3) Production - Scene Stills

4) Production - Behind the Scene Stills

For each category above, images were first organized by their aspect ratio (portrait vs. landscape). This was done to preserve an organized layout (grouping of alike sizes), but more importantly to allow a clean transition in the HTML5 responsive website structure allowing various viewing devices to render the images and text the same ...phones, tablets, large desktop monitors.

Next, the images are organized by MGM's cataloging numbers. Images labeled with "##" are unknown. Many of these images may have been scanned from "re-strikes" or reprinted from originals whereby the original MGM cataloging numbers were removed. As new images surface in time, this site will be updated respectively.

ALL IMAGES BELOW MAY BE "CLICKED-THROUGH" FOR HI-RESOLUTION VERSIONS


The Thin Man, 1934 Publicity - Portrait Stills

The Thin Man Still 746-x-10

MGM 746-x-10

The Thin Man Still 746-x-12

MGM 746-x-12

The Thin Man Still 746-x

MGM 746-x-##

The Thin Man Still 746-x-14

MGM 746-x-14

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-x-##

The Thin Man Still 746-x

MGM 746-x-##

The Thin Man Still 746-x-42

MGM 746-x-42

The Thin Man Still MG36834

MG36834

The Thin Man Still 748-72-B

748-72-B

The Thin Man Still 3901

MGM 3901

The Thin Man, 1934 Production - Scene Stills

The Thin Man Still 746-32

MGM 746-32

The Thin Man Still 746-39

MGM 746-39

The Thin Man Still 746-49

MGM 746-49

The Thin Man Still 746-50

MGM 746-50

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man Still 746-6

MGM 746-6

The Thin Man Still 746-18

MGM 746-18

The Thin Man Still 746-21

MGM 746-21

The Thin Man Still 746-25

MGM 746-25

The Thin Man Still 746-27

MGM 746-27

The Thin Man Still 746-29

MGM 746-29

The Thin Man Still 746-34

MGM 746-34

The Thin Man Still 746-36

MGM 746-36

The Thin Man Still 746-38

MGM 746-38

The Thin Man Still 746-42

MGM 746-42

The Thin Man Still 746-47

MGM 746-47

The Thin Man Still 746-51

MGM 746-51

The Thin Man Still 746-53

MGM 746-53

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man Still 746

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man Still 2757

MGM 2757

The Thin Man Still 746-x

MGM 746-##

The Thin Man, 1934 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

The Thin Man Still 746-x-35

MGM 746-x-35

The Thin Man Still 746-x-5

MGM 746-x-5

The Thin Man Still 746-x-11

MGM 746-x-11

The Thin Man Still 746-x-18

MGM 746-x-18

The Thin Man Still 746-x-24

MGM 746-x-24

The Thin Man Still 746-x-43

MGM 746-x-43

The Thin Man Still 746-x

MGM 746-x-##

The Thin Man Still 746-x

MGM 746-x-##


After The Thin Man, 1936 Publicity - Portrait Stills

After The Thin Man Still 959-8

MGM 959-8

After The Thin Man Still 959-81

MGM 959-81

After The Thin Man Still 959-82

MGM 959-82

After The Thin Man Still 959-83

MGM 959-83

After The Thin Man Still 959-86

MGM 959-86

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man Still 959-71

MGM 959-71

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man, 1936 Production - Scene Stills

After The Thin Man Still 959-1

MGM 959-1

After The Thin Man Still 959-6

MGM 959-6

After The Thin Man Still 959-99

MGM 959-99

After The Thin Man Still 959-2

MGM 959-2

After The Thin Man Still 959-5

MGM 959-5

After The Thin Man Still 959-7

MGM 959-7

After The Thin Man Still 959-9

MGM 959-9

After The Thin Man Still 959-10

MGM 959-10

After The Thin Man Still 959-11

MGM 959-11

After The Thin Man Still 959-13

MGM 959-13

After The Thin Man Still 959-15

MGM 959-15

After The Thin Man Still 959-18

MGM 959-18

After The Thin Man Still 959-23

MGM 959-23

After The Thin Man Still 959-26

MGM 959-26

After The Thin Man Still 959-42

MGM 959-42

After The Thin Man Still 959-44

MGM 959-44

After The Thin Man Still 959-52

MGM 959-52

After The Thin Man Still 959-91

MGM 959-91

After The Thin Man Still 959-103

MGM 959-103

After The Thin Man Still 959-104

MGM 959-104

After The Thin Man Still 959-105

MGM 959-105

After The Thin Man Still 959-112

MGM 959-112

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-##

After The Thin Man, 1936 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-x-##

After The Thin Man Still 959-x-26

MGM 959-x-26

After The Thin Man Still 959-x-29

MGM 959-x-29

After The Thin Man Still 959-x-##

MGM 959-x-##

After The Thin Man Still 959-x-68

MGM 959-x-68

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-x-##

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-x-##

After The Thin Man Still 959

MGM 959-x-##


Another Thin Man, 1939 Publicity - Portrait Stills

Another The Thin Man Still S-1107-65

MGM S-1107-65

Another The Thin Man Still S-1107-##

MGM S-1107-##

Another The Thin Man Still S-1107-##

MGM S-1107-##

Another The Thin Man Still S-1107-44

MGM S-1107-44

Another The Thin Man Still S-1107-99

MGM S-1107-99

Another Thin Man, 1939 Production - Scene Stills

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-4

MGM 1107-4

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-5

MGM 1107-5

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-26

MGM 1107-26

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-66

MGM 1107-66

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-70

MGM 1107-70

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-76

MGM 1107-76

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-XX

MGM 1107-XX

Another Thin Man, 1939 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

Another The Thin Man Still 1107x29

MGM 1107x29

Another The Thin Man Still 1107x30

MGM 1107x30

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##

Another The Thin Man Still 1107-73

MGM 1107-73

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##

Another The Thin Man Still 1107

MGM 1107x##


Shadow of The Thin Man, 1941 Publicity - Portrait Stills

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-19

MGM S1208-19

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-55

MGM 1208-55

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still S1208-25

MGM S1208-25

Shadow of The Thin Man Still S1208-27

MGM S1208-27

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-33

MGM 1208-33

Shadow of The Thin Man Still S1208-36

MGM S1208-36

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-41

MGM S1208-41

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-40

MGM S1208-40

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-##

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X63

MGM 1208X63

donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X64

MGM 1208X64

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X65

MGM 1208X65

asta donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X66

MGM 1208X66

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X69

MGM 1208X69

donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X70

MGM 1208X70

asta donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X76

MGM 1208X76

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X79

MGM 1208X79

donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X80

MGM 1208X80

asta donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X84

MGM 1208X84

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

donna reed Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X67

MGM 1208X67

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X75

MGM 1208X75

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208X77

MGM 1208X77

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208Xxx

MGM 1208Xxx

Shadow of The Thin Man, 1941 Production - Scene Stills

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-04

MGM 1208-04

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-44

MGM 1208-44

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-80

MGM 1208-80

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-81

MGM 1208-81

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-100

MGM 1208-100

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-101

MGM 1208-101

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-110

MGM 1208-110

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-123

MGM 1208-123

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-1

MGM 1208-1

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-8

MGM 1208-8

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-10

MGM 1208-10

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-12

MGM 1208-12

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-13

MGM 1208-13

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-26

MGM 1208-26

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-45

MGM 1208-45

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-48

MGM 1208-48

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-60

MGM 1208-60

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-68

MGM 1208-68

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-69

MGM 1208-69

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-95

MGM 1208-95

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-96

MGM 1208-96

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-98

MGM 1208-98

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-114

MGM 1208-114

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-116

MGM 1208-116

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208-124

MGM 1208-124

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man, 1941 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##

asta Shadow of The Thin Man Still 1208

MGM 1208-##


The Thin Man Goes Home, 1945 Publicity - Portrait Stills

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-8

MGM 1328-8

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-9

MGM S1328-9

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-32

MGM 1328-32

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-68

MGM 1328-68

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-71

MGM 1328-71

The Thin Man Goes Home Still MLX-78

MGM MLX-78

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-1

MGM S1328-1

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-2

MGM S1328-2

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-3

MGM S1328-3

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-6

MGM S1328-6

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-11

MGM S1328-11

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-x-PC

MGM S1328-x-PC

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-16

MGM S1328-16

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-17

MGM S1328-17

The Thin Man Goes Home Still S1328-87

MGM S1328-87

The Thin Man Goes Home, 1945 Production - Scene Stills

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-19

MGM 1328-19

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-24

MGM 1328-24

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-41

MGM 1328-41

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-61

MGM 1328-61

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-67

MGM 1328-67

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-20

MGM 1328-20

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-25

MGM 1328-25

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-26

MGM 1328-26

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-31

MGM 1328-31

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-37

MGM 1328-37

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-38

MGM 1328-38

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-44

MGM 1328-44

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-47

MGM 1328-47

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-48

MGM 1328-48

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-50

MGM 1328-50

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-51

MGM 1328-51

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-53

MGM 1328-53

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-54

MGM 1328-54

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-55

MGM 1328-55

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-57

MGM 1328-57

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-62

MGM 1328-62

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-65

MGM 1328-65

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-75

MGM 1328-75

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-89

MGM 1328-89

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home, 1945 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328x20

MGM 1328x20

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-23

MGM 1328-23

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328-37

MGM 1328-37

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##

The Thin Man Goes Home Still 1328

MGM 1328-##


Song of The Thin Man, 1947 Publicity - Portrait Stills

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-4

MGM 1402-4

asta the dog

MGM S1402-13PC

asta jr the thin man

MGM S1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still 6020

MGM 6020

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still S1402-17

MGM S1402-17

Song of The Thin Man Still S1402-22

MGM S1402-22

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-23

MGM S1402-23

Song of The Thin Man, 1947 Production - Scene Stills

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-44

MGM 1402-44

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-50

MGM 1402-50

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-51

MGM 1402-51

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-74

MGM 1402-74

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-1

MGM 1402-1

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-32

MGM 1402-32

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-34

MGM 1402-34

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-40

MGM 1402-40

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-46

MGM 1402-46

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-47

MGM 1402-47

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-58

MGM 1402-58

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-61

MGM 1402-61

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-62

MGM 1402-62

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402-64

MGM 1402-64

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man, 1947 Production - Behind the Scene Stills

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402x41

MGM 1402-x-41

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##

Song of The Thin Man Still 1402

MGM 1402-##