The Killers

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1946. Vintage photograph showing director Robert Siodmak meeting star Ava Gardner and her then-husband, band leader Artie Shaw, on the set of the 1946 film. With a fold-over mimeo snipe on the verso.

A breakthrough role for Gardner, as well as the screen debut of Burt Lancaster, the film follows Hemingway's story closely for the first 20 minutes, then explores both what led to the killing and its aftermath. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus with some light soil and shallow diagonal creasing to the corners.

National Film Registry. Arrow Academy 1024. Criterion Collection 176. Grant US. Lee, The Heist Film. Penzler 101. Selby Masterwork. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.

[Book #143449]

Price: $450.00