BUTTERFIELD 8 (1960) 20441

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Original MGM 30x40 Poster. Rare. Never folded. Fine Condition.

Original MGM 30x40 Poster for the Daniel Mann drama, BUTTERFIELD 8 (1960) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, and Eddie Fisher. Elizabeth Taylor was facing the scorn of a nation - for "stealing" Debbie Reynold's husband Eddie Fisher - when MGM decided to cash in on the scandal and make Taylor take this role of bad-girl-from-hell as the final film in her contract to the studio. Taylor purportedly hated the movie, but it turned out to be Gold for her. The film is adapted from John O'Hara's prohibition-era novel about a high class call-girl. But in this film, set contemporaneously, Elizabeth Taylor plays a hard-drinking, sexed-up, bed-hopping model, who gets her kicks from seducing and then dumping one man after another. Taylor always complained that the film was a total piece of trash. But her over-the-top performance was just what the role required and won her the first of her two Oscars for Best Actress. What is unfathomable is how anyone could be interested in cold-fish Laurence Harvey. When Taylor grinds her stiletto heels into Harvey's toes, we cheer. Elizabeth's best line in the film: "I'm not like anyone; I'm me." Truer words were never spoken. BUTTERFIELD 8 is a true Movieart favorite. This unusual 30x40 poster is a rare size for this title, featuring more color than the one sheet. This poster could be paper-backed to make it more presentable. Condition is rated as fine.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor - Actor
Eddie Fisher - Actor
Dina Merrill - Actor
Betty Field - Actor
Mildred Dunnock - Actor
Jeffrey Lynn - Actor
Kay Medford - Actor
Susan Oliver - Actor
George Voskovec - Actor

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