The Hustler

Piper Laurie, Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott (starring)
Robert Rossen (director, screenwriter)
Sidney Caroll (screenwriter)
Walter Tevis (novel)

Los Angeles: Rossen Films / Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961. Vintage borderless reference photograph of actress Piper Laurie from the 1961 film. With a provenance stamp on the verso.

Based on the 1959 novel by Walter Tevis. A small time pool hustler challenges a champion for a shot at the big time. Jackie Gleason famously did all of his own billiards shots, while pool legend Willie Mosconi served as a technical advisor and stand in for the other actors. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, and twice for Best Supporting Actor.

Shot on location in New York, including the use of several real pool halls.

7.25 x 9.25 inches. Near Fine with slight creasing along the bottom edge.

Ebert II. National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Spicer US.

[Book #160103]