Rubber Dummy, Metro Goldwyn Mayer by Edward Weston (1939)

“Rubber Dummy, Metro Goldwyn Mayer” is a photograph by Edward Weston taken in 1939. The image features a rubber mannequin standing in the center foreground, starkly presented against a backdrop of varied props and objects. The mannequin’s pose is upright and neutral, placed in what appears to be a storage or backstage area, with a clutter of disarticulated dummy parts and assorted items behind it on a shelve, such as a collapsed dummy, dummy heads, and a discarded bucket to the left foreground. The photo exhibits high contrast and rich textures, characteristic of Weston’s mastery in black and white photography, and provides an eerie, almost surreal look into the MGM studio’s prop storage.

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