MARILYN MONROE, ROBERT MITCHUM (1953). Vintage original 10 x 8 25 x 20 cm. Double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, UK. This rare candid was shot by a photographer for the London Bureau Planet News, Ltd.
(stamped on back) and used in publications in London. Monroe and Mitchum had known each other years before they became film stars, as Mitchum had worked with Monroe's first husband James Dougherty at Lockhead Aircraft in the early/mid-1940s.
Both director Otto Preminger and Monroe did this film under great duress, and Monroe nearly broke her leg while performing some of the dangerous scenes for the film. It was Mitchum who helped keep filming running smoothly when he became the go-between for Preminger and Monroe once the two of them refused to communicate. Disgusted with Twentieth Century Fox, she did not appear to start her next film and was suspended by the studio soon after this photograph was taken. It has the original typed press blurb attached to the back. Though Mitchum appears to be barely able to keep his eyes open, the charismatic Monroe is dressed-to-the-T as a star and displays her charm, cast and all.
Minor crease at top left corner. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent.AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978. I have been a full-time dealer since 1982. Everything which I sell is fully researched and entirely guaranteed to be completely authentic and as described. A lifetime of experience goes behind every description of every piece which I offer. ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item "MARILYN MONROE, ROBERT MITCHUM (1953) Vtg orig 8x10 dbl wt UK still / at airport" is in sale since Thursday, December 15, 2016.
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