Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1956. Vintage photograph from the set of the 1956 film, showing James Dean in rehearsal with Elizabeth Taylor. With the stamp of still photographer (and Dean's close friend) Sanford Roth on the verso.
Based on the 1952 novel by Edna Ferber, about the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family. James Dean's final film, for which he received a posthumous Academy Award nomination. Nominated for eight additional Oscars, including Best Picture, winning one for Best Director.
Brooklyn-born photojournalist Sanford Roth was best known for his portrait photography, capturing iconic, intimate images of artists and actors throughout his decades-long career, including Marc Chagall, Joan Crawford, Albert Einstein, Henri Matisse, and Elizabeth Taylor, among many others.
5.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.
National Film Registry.