PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, THE (1957) 13994

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Warner Brothers Original Insert Poster (14x36). Folded. Very Fine

Original Warner Brothers Insert poster (14x36) for the Laurence Olivier romantic comedy, THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL (1957) based on a play by Terence Rattigan and starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn's revered "sex appeal" is on full display in this film as she tries to seduce Olivier. In the original play, Monroe's part was English, not American, and was played by Vivien Leigh. Olivier, who also directed the film, wanted Leigh for the film part, but she was ill at the time. Monroe was available and very popular, so Oliver offered her the part. They did not get along at all during the filming. Olivier was understandably perturbed by Marilyn's infamous "moodiness" and her total inability to arrive at the set on time. Still, the actress puts in a very credible and delightful performance and will be remembered and appreciated far more that Olivier's stiff and snobby Grand Duke. This original insert card is folded, cleanly, and is in very fine condition. Colors are bright and the integrity of the paper is fine. THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL is somewhat scarce in the insert format. This poster may be framed as is, or paperbacked for a more "perfect" look.

Marilyn Monroe - Actor
SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER - Actor/Director
Dame Sybil Thorndike - Actor
Jeremy Spenser - Actor
Richard Wattis - Actor

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