Cool Collectibles Are Added Weekly. Marilyn Monroe Richard Widmark Hand Signed Don't Bother To Knock Orig Photo 1952.MARILYN MONROE RICHARD WIDMARK Original Signed 20th Century Fox Dont Bother to Knock 1952 TYPE 1 8x10 Photograph VINTAGE - AUTHENTIC - ORIGINAL. AUTHENTIC: This is an authentic original Richard Widmark hand signed TYPE 1 B&W promo photo from the 20th Century Fox movie Dont Bother to Knock. SIGNED: Richard Widmark CERTIFIED BY COA: YES BIO: Richard Weedt Widmark (December 26, 1914 March 24, 2008) was an American film, stage, and television actor and producer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death , for which he also won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Early in his career, Widmark was typecast in similar villainous or anti-hero roles in films noir , but he later branched out into more heroic leading and support roles in Westerns, mainstream dramas, and horror films, among others.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Widmark has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2002, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American film noir thriller starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe and directed by Roy Ward Baker. The screenplay was written by Daniel Taradash , based on the novel Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong , published in 1951. Marilyn Monroe is featured as a disturbed babysitter watching a child at the same New York hotel where a pilot, played by Widmark, is staying.Her strange behavior makes him increasingly aware that she is the last person with whom the parents should have entrusted their daughter. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic " dumb blonde " characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. More than half a century after her death, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Los Angeles , Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of sixteen.
While working in a radioplane factory in 1944 as part of the war effort , she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (19461947) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in 1951.
Over the next two years, she became a popular actress with roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business , and in the dramas Clash by Night and Don't Bother to Knock. Monroe faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before becoming a star, but rather than damaging her career, the story resulted in increased interest in her films. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars, with leading roles in three films: the noir Niagara , which focused on her sex appeal, and the comedies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire , which established her star image as a "dumb blonde". Although she played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career, she was disappointed at being typecast and underpaid by the studio. When the studio was still reluctant to change her contract, Monroe founded a film production company in late 1954; she named it Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP).She dedicated 1955 to building her company and began studying method acting at the Actors Studio. In late 1955, Fox awarded her a new contract, which gave her more control and a larger salary.
After a critically acclaimed performance in Bus Stop (1956) and acting in the first independent production of MMP, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Some Like It Hot (1959). Her last completed film was the drama The Misfits (1961). Monroe's troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with substance abuse , depression , and anxiety.
She had two highly publicized marriages, to retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller , both of which ended in divorce. On August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles. Although Monroe's death was ruled a probable suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.
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The item "Marilyn Monroe Richard Widmark Signed Don't Bother To Knock Press Photo 1952 COA" is in sale since Tuesday, December 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Celebrities".The seller is "thejackpot" and is located in Los Angeles. This item can be shipped worldwide.