The Great Race [Grande Corsa]

N.p. N.p., 1965. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1965 film, showing actor Jack Lemmon in costume as Professor Fate, in turn in disguise as Crown Prince Fredrich Hapnick, covered in cake and pie. With the stamp of Globe Photos dated 14 April 1965, two Italian agency stamps, and a stamp noting No. 7053 on the verso.

Loosely based on the 1908 race from New York to Paris, billed as the "Greatest Auto Race" of its time. An homage to slapstick farces and silent film comedies, following two competing daredevils at the turn of the 20th century: handsome, courteous hero The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and his nemesis, the dastardly Professor Fate (Lemmon).

Set and shot on location in Austria, Paris, and Kentucky, Oregon, and California in the United States.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.


[Book #150160]

Price: $300.00