Fear Strikes Out

Robert Mulligan (director)
Jimmy Piersall (subject)
Bill Avery (photographer)
Ted Berkman, Raphael Blau (screenwriters)
Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1957. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph from the 1957 film, showing actors Anthony Perkins and Norma Moore. With the stamps of photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso, along with the stamp of Photoplay and several manuscript pencil and ink annotations regarding layout.

A dramatization of the experiences of major league baseball star Jimmy Piersall, loosely based on his own 1955 memoirs, following his 1948 contract with the Boston Red Sox to his eventual nervous breakdown and hospitalization for bipolar disorder.

Bill Avery worked as a photographer at Columbia Pictures in the early 20th century, with a brief interlude working as a combat cameraman during World War II. He also worked at MGM under noted photographer C.S. Bill, and occasionally worked as a freelance publicity photographer, shooting iconic images of Elvis Presley, Jack Lemmon, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn, and Shirley MacLaine, among many others.

Set in Boston, Massachusetts and Waterbury, Connecticut.

8.3 x 13.5 inches. Very Good plus, with a few small manuscript pencil annotations regarding cropping on the bottom edge.

[Book #150334]