Ben-Hur

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1959. Vintage borderless reference photograph of actor Charlton Heston and his son in a chariot on the set of the 1959 film. With the stamps of Time Press and Dalmas press agency on the verso, along with a numbered stamp reading 008818.

Based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. Jewish prince Ben-Hur is sent to prison at the behest of his childhood friend Messala as a result of a mishap during a Roman parade. Through sheer will, Ben-Hur endures hard labor and slavery in prison and, once released, vows revenge on Messala. The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release, with a 15 million dollar budget and a massive, elaborate set. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winning 11, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Shot on location in Italy and California.

7 x 9.5 inches. Very Good plus, slightly wavy with light edgewear.


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