The Tin Star

Anthony Mann (director)
Bill Avery (photographer)
Dudley Nichols, Joel Kane, Barney Slater (screenwriters)
Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1957. Vintage borderless oversize satin-finish black and white photograph of actor Anthony Perkins juggling small gourds on the set of the 1957 film. With the stamps of photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso, along with manuscript pencil cropping annotations.

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 10.5 inches. Near Fine, with light wear to the corners.

Pitts 4435.

[Book #150363]