The Music Lovers

Ken Russell (director)
Barbara von Meck, Catherine Drinker Bowen (book)
Melvyn Bragg (screenwriter)
Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1970. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the US release of the 1970 UK film, one with mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1937 collection of personal correspondence between Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadezha von Meck, edited by her granddaughter Barbara von Meck and Catherine Drinker Bowen.

Director Ken Russell's dramatic and visually stunning depiction of composer Tchaikovsky's turbulent life, where his passion for his music spills over into his personal life as well. Presented largely in flashbacks, nightmares, and fantasy sequences, the film illustrates the true stories of his nymphomaniac wife, his homosexual feelings for Count Anton Chiluvsky, and his unusual relationship with his widowed patron, to whom he never spoke. Shot on location in Somerset, England.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, one with small closed tear in left margin and small chip to bottom left margin.

[Book #147608]