Guys and Dolls

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (director, screenwriter)
Ben Hecht (screenwriter)
Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling (book)
Frank Loesser (music)
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Four vintage candid reference photographs from the 1955 film, showing variously, actors Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, composer Frank Loesser, and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz on the set.

The first photo, double weight, shows Marlon Brando, as Skye Masterson, surreally
socking one of his gangster companions in the nose.

The second photo shows Brando rehearsing "Luck Be a Lady," with sheet music in hand, and with the song's composer Frank Loesser at the piano.

The third photo shows Sinatra and Brando in a candid moment.

The fourth photo, single weight, shows director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and dancer Carey Leverette relaxing contemplatively, Mankiewicz sitting and smoking his pipe, Leverette inside a large industrial exhaust pipe.

Based on the 1950 Broadway musical, which was in turn based on Damon Runyon's short stories "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure." A serial gambler wins a bet that he can get a Christian missionary to travel with him to Havana, where the pair begin to fall for each other. Nominated for four Academy Awards.

Set in New York and Havana.

All photos: 8 x 10 inches. Very Good to Near Fine overall, variously with a few pinholes and very shallow creasing.

[Book #149900]