Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Original title sequence artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film, the credit for director George Sidney, carved into a wall with two Romans standing by to the right, leading to a stormy sky. Archivally framed, mounted, and matted, with a description of the film in a die cut window in the matte just below the artwork. Unexamined out of frame.
Based on Robert Sherwood's 1927 anti-war comedy play, "The Road to Rome," this was the 11th and final "aquamusical" picture made featuring Williams as a bathing beauty. Set is ancient Rome, Williams plays Amytis, who must successfully swim the Tiber before the closing credits.
Gouache artwork 24.5 x 4.5 inches. Frame 34.5 x 14.5 inches. Near Fine.
Hirschhorn, p. 346.