God's Little Acre

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1958. Two vintage oversize borderless double weight reference studio still photographs from the 1958 film.

Just as Caldwell's 1933 novel was met with scrutiny and censorship upon its publication, the film adaptation twenty-five years later met with similar disapproval. Scenes involving Tina Louise and actress Fay Spain were perceived as obscene, the film was said to call marital fidelity into question, and even worse: the film portrayed a popular uprising of mill workers. Many theaters either banned the film entirely or admitted only movie-goers ages 18 and up.

Though written by Ben Maddow, a blacklisted radical leftist documentary and poetry writer, screenwriting for the film was attributed to Philip Yordan, a writer often credited for scripts written by blacklisted authors. Tina Louise won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer for the film, her debut role.

Set in the American South, shot on location in California.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus with holograph ink and graphite annotations to the verso.

Complete collation details available on request.


[Book #141277]

Price: $75.00