Boom!

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1968. Two vintage black and white borderless still photographs from the set of the 1968 film, based on the Tennessee Williams play, "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," and written by the playwright for the screen. Photographer's stamp and holograph pencil annotations to the verso. One photograph shows Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set in bathrobes, playing dominoes, while the other features the pair in a doorway, with Taylor smiling in a long caftan.

One of the biggest box office flops of all time, today the film is taken seriously as an exquisitely strange and trashy art film. A bizarre combination of a huge budget, top-drawer stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and the arthouse sensibilities of both Tennessee Williams and expatriate director Joseph Losey, the film has a look that mirrors Losey's equally strange but much lighter genre picture "Modesty Blaise" two years before.

5 x 7 inches. (13 x 18 cm) Near Fine.


[Book #138726]

Price: $350.00