PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, THE (1957) 14475
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Original Warner Bros. Six Sheet Poster (81x81). Linen-Backed. Very Fine Condition.
Original Warner Brothers Six Sheet Poster (81x81) 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 famous "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 Oliver's stiff and snobby Grand Duke. This original six sheet poster is linen-backed and in very fine condition - one of the best examples of this poster we have seen. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this six sheet poster is an authentic, vintage, theatrical-release six sheet poster for this film. MovieArt Austin will sell NO reproductions.
Marilyn Monroe - Actor
SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER - Actor/Director
Dame Sybil Thorndike - Actor
Jeremy Spenser - Actor
Richard Wattis - Actor