The accompanying image shows artist Ivan Albright at work, painting the title portrait for the 1945 film "The Picture of Dorian Gray" based on Oscar Wilde's novel of the same name.
The novel, very controversial for its time, told the story of Dorian Gray who sells his soul in exchange for everlasting youth. The moral degradation that he brings upon himself is reflected in his portrait, while he retains his youth and beauty.
Ivan Albright was an American magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his portraits and character studies. His realistic, but exaggerated depictions of decay and corruption made him very well suited to undertake such a project.