Madam Satan waltz, 1930

Kay Johnson and Reginald Denny photographed by Manatt. Special photography for Cecil B. DeMille’s bizarre musical comedy, Madam Satan. The paper caption on reverse describes the image as Kay Johnson and Reginald Denny performing the Madam Satan waltz, aboard the Zeppelin. The photo attempts to create a more fantasy intense mood for the film since it was actually a very light comedy about an attempt by a wife, donning a disguise, to re-seduce her husband into submission. | src Heritage Auctions | view related post, here

Kay Johnson as Madam Satan

Kay Johnson photographed by Manatt in Madam Satan as Angela / Madam Satan. Ball gown designed by Adrian. Lost Hollywood Collection (MGM, Cecil B. DeMille, 1930). Still. Reverse displays photo credit ink stamp and descriptive typed label. Printed on double weight paper. | src and hi-res Heritage Auctions

Madam Satan: film still (1930)

Still from Cecil B. DeMille’s extravagant 1930 musical Madam Satan. Kay Johnson as Angela Brooks (Madam Satan) at the ball for a party of socialites aboard a dirigible anchored over Central Park (in a thunderstorm). | src MoMA

Kay Johnson as Madam Satan, 1930

Kay Johnson (Angela Brooks) wearing a ball gown designed by Adrien in Madam Satan (Cecil B. DeMille, 1930). Photographed by George Hurrell. | src twitter