BUTTERFIELD 8 (1960) 7719 Academy Award Winning Elizabeth Taylor Performance

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Original MGM Three-Sheet Poster (41x81) 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. U.S. Three Sheets are large-format posters which are printed on two separate panels. This poster has never had the panels joined and the separate panels are in very fine condition. There is also the slightest legend of printing visible on the white background. All in all, an excellent example of the poster. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin does not sell reproductions.

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
DANIEL MANN - Director

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