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Cary Grant[edit]

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Original – English-American actor Cary Grant in a publicity still for the 1941 film Suspicion
This large, public domain image of actor Cary Grant reminded me quite a lot of File:Hepburn-afternoon.jpg, which was promoted to FP back in November. It clearly identifies the subject, and appears to be of a high quality. The original image has kindly been brightened by Crisco 1492.
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Photograph originally taken by RKO publicity photographer; retouched by Crisco 1492
  • Dang, thanks for the warning. Any advice on how I can fix this or whom I should speak to? A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 02:49, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I'd look on ebay to see if there is a copy of the same image with both the back and front. Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:33, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  • This image for the same film, for example, is clearly PD. I'd think it's safe to assume that this one is too, but IANAL. Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:08, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 10:36, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support if the copyright s ok. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:39, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Clerk comment Waiting for confirmation of public domain status. Is anyone actually looking into this? Papa Lima Whiskey 2 (talk) 10:00, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I looked, as noted above, but could not find the same image with both front and back. However, one from the same film is PD, linked above. Not explicit, but circumstantial evidence. Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:02, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
  • A search of copyright renewal records for 1969 and 1970 ([1], [2], [3], [4]) reveals that no renewal was filed as would have been required to maintain copyright protection, if any, on any bound collection of material that might encompass this photograph. Does this count for anything? A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 13:33, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I tried to investigate any copyright renewal, and I think we are probably fine. A 1941 work would have to have been renewed in 1968 or 1969; here are the four books with all the registrations and renewals for the category that includes photos for that time period: [5], [6], [7], [8]. (The search by A Thousand Doors did not cover renewals for photgraphs.) The word "Cary" doesn't appear anywhere in any of these renewal/registration record books, and all hits for "RKO" and "Grant" are irrelevant (this, of course, assumes that one of these words would be in the renewal). There were only a total of 667 renewals for the artworks/photographs category for those two years, so it's unlikely that we just missed the title for some reason. Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:07, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking a further look into this. Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:21, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Promoted File:Grant, Cary (Suspicion) 01 Crisco edit.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 16:34, 13 April 2012 (UTC)