Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Jack Hofsiss (director)
Tennessee Williams (play)
Mitzi Trumbo (photographer)
Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rip Torn (starring)

Los Angeles: Showtime, 1984. Two vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1984 television film.

Tennessee Williams' sharp little play is translated to television in this version starring Jessica Lange as Maggie and Tommy Lee Jones as Brick. Set on an estate in Mississippi, the story follows a vicious web of lies between members of the Pollitt family. Maggie is desperate, believing her husband Brick to be secretly gay, a suspicion spurred by his lack of interest in her and his depression following a close male friend's suicide. Big Daddy and Big Mama, the family patriarch and matriarch, are misled by the others about the state of Big Daddy's declining health. All of the deceit culminates in a night of explosive confrontation. In one photograph, we see Maggie (Lange) desperately entreating Brick (Jones).

10 x 8 inches. Two red manuscript annotations on the recto and one on the verso of one image, else Near Fine.

[Book #139480]