Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1961. Vintage oversize, double weight, borderless still photograph from the 1961 musical film, based on both the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and the 1957 novel by C.Y. Lee. Nominated for five Academy Awards. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby, with his ASMP rubber stamp on the verso. Full provenance available.
After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, photographer Robert Willoughby began working for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. He spent the next 20-plus years as a set photographer for every major studio and magazine, with his images seen in print literally every week of his career. Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern.
13.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine with a shallow diagonal crease to one corner.
Hirschhorn, p. 373.