THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL Original Warner Brothers One-Sheet Poster (27x41). Linen-Backed. Near Mint Condition.
Original Warner Brothers One-Sheet Poster (27x41) 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 that is far more memorable than Oliver's stiff and snobby Grand Duke. This original one-sheet poster is linen-backed and in near mint condition with vivid colors. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin, Texas guarantees that this poster is authentic. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions. Buy this poster and MovieArt will send you seven Marilyn Monroe movies on Blu-Ray discs! The transfers of these films are gorgeous and the films are: THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, RIVER OF NO RETURN, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, THE MISFITS and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.
Marilyn Monroe - Actor
SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER - Actor/Director
Dame Sybil Thorndike - Actor
Jeremy Spenser - Actor
Richard Wattis - Actor
Esmond Knight - Actor