The Tin Star

N.p. N.p., Circa 1957. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of actor Henry Fonda conversing with director Anthony Mann on the set of the 1957 film. With the stamps of still photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso, along with a small paper bag containing the negative for the photograph, affixed to the verso with cello tape.

A veteran bounty hunter and former lawman aids a newly appointed, inexperienced sheriff in stopping an the gang of criminals making trouble in town. One of the few low-budget western films to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

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.

Shot on location in Riverside and San Fernando Valley, California.

13.5 x 10.25 inches. Near Fine, with light diagonal creases to the bottom left corner.

Pitts 4435.

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