8 April 1937. Two Tinseltown stars are caught off guard – no artful lighting, considered poses, careful composition. A true candid and not what the studio ordered. Here’s the story, as related on the snipe attached to the back of the print.
A slightly disheveled Barbara Stanwyck, who suffered a slight arm bruise in a minor skirmish with a minion of the law, photographed immediately after the incident which occurred when she was mistaken for one of the “gate-crashers” that sought admittance to a preview of her latest picture, “Stella Dallas” at Hollywood, California. Robert Taylor, her escort, who came to her rescue and established her identity after he had hit two policemen knocking one of them to ghe ground, is seen on right.