Detroit, MI: Detroit Free Press, 1963. Vintage borderless black-and-white press photograph of director Otto Preminger, as he talks about his forthcoming film, "The Cardinal" (1963), with members of the Detroit Free Press. Rubber stamps of the Detroit Free Press (dated Nov. 12, 1963), where photographer Tony Spina was employed, and a stamp for Tony Spina himself. A clipping from a newspaper article, likely accompanied by the photograph upon release, affixed to the verso, quoting from Preminger: "I don't consider it my duty to follow any book... I filter it through my brain and mold it to the medium."
"The Cardinal," based on a 1950 novel by Henry Morton Robinson, seems to be a case where the director kept truer to the source than usual. The movie presents the life of Stephen Fermoyle, a young American priest who became a Prince of the Church. The story is based in part on the career of Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York (1939–1967). The film starred Tom Tryon, Carol Lynley, Dorothy Gish, and Maggie McNamara, and earned Preminger six Academy Award nominations.
8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Very Good plus, with annotations in holograph pencil on the verso, staples holes at one edge, a few faint creases, and cropping annotations.