The Misfits

Marilyn Monroe (starring)
John Huston (director)
Arthur Miller (screenwriter)
Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1960. Vintage studio still photograph from the set of the 1961 film, showing actors Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift between takes. Mimeo snipe on the verso crediting photographer Elliott Erwitt.

A bleak, haunting film exploring the loss of independence, about a recent divorcée who enters into an unstable relationship with an aging cowboy whom she meets in the Nevada desert.

The final completed feature for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe before their deaths. Notoriously a trying endeavor for the actress, who was struggling with her drug problem and pending divorce from Arthur Miller and would often fail to show up to the set, and for director John Huston, who would drink and occasionally fall asleep while filming. Gable performed all of his own stunts, then suffered a heart attack only two days after filming ended and died ten days later.

Shot on location in Nevada.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with light wear and creasing overall.

[Book #158033]