The Delicate Delinquent

N.p. N.p., Circa 1957. Collection of four vintage oversize borderless reference photographs from the 1957 film, showing actor Jerry Lewis in the opening alleyway sequence. With the stamps of still photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso.

A well-intentioned janitor is mistaken by a local cop for a teenage gang member, and is conscripted into a police academy in order to save him from a life of crime. The first film to star Lewis without his longtime comedy partner Dean Martin.

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.

13.5 x 9.25 inches. Very Good plus overall.

[Book #150342]