Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1963. Vintage black-and-white keybook photograph of director Nicholas Ray on the set of his 1963 film, "55 Days at Peking". Shot by still photographer Dennis Stock, and with a mimeograph snipe on the verso crediting Ray, screenwriter Philip Yordan, and actors Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, and David Niven, and with a stamp crediting producer Samuel Bronston along with the above noted parties.
Ray's last stand, an iconic image. The filming of the epic historical drama took place in and around Madrid, and Ray collapsed during shooting. It was completed by director Guy Green and the film’s second unit director Andrew Marton, though Ray was given sole credit on the finished film. It would be the director's last major film.
8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 inches). With a 3-hole punch on an affixed tab at the left margin as called for. Near Fine.