PERSONAL EXPOSURES. #36/150 with Print From "The Misfits." Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Elliott Erwitt.

PERSONAL EXPOSURES. #36/150 with Print From "The Misfits." Signed by Elliott Erwitt

New York: Norton, (1988). First limited edition. Hardcover. #36 of 150 special numbered copies signed by Erwitt that includes a print of his famous shot of the cast of 'The Misfits. Erwitt, along with many other Mangnum photographers were hired to document film production on such films as; On the Waterfront (1955), The Seven Year Itch (1954), and, The Misfits (1960). Both the book and the print are signed by Elliott Erwitt who was known for his uncanny ability to capture, with his camera, the humor and irony of everyday life. It was Erwitt who captured the magic of the cast in one shot from his Leica. This is the print that accompanies this signed limited book. Both the print and the book are signed by Erwitt. The print is framed. Some trivia about this photograph and film: Marilyn Monroe is wearing a wig in this shot. She was not in a good frame of mind during the shooting of this film and she was not present a lot of the time and the cast had to wait for her (110 degrees most days), Monty Cliff has an accident a couple of years before and his face had to be reconstructed by plastic surgeons, he was always asking "what is my motivation for..." with each shot he was in, a very nervous fellow, Clark Gable worked his scenes but was not a social animal, he never hung around, he showed up on time and left as soon as he could to join his family, Arthur Miller, who wrote the story and the script and was the husband of Marilyn at the time, was essential, his presence on scene, Frank E. Taylor, the man to the left as you look at the photo, was the producer of the film. Strangely enough, when this famous photograph was sold, some would crop out Mr. Taylor, not knowing who he was. But, when they cropped him out they always forgot and left the toe of his boot in. John Huston directed the film and each night after filming he would go to Reno and gamble all night then would be on the set early the next day, this kept on during most of the filming. Finally, Eli Wallach. The book, the slipcase and the print (framed) are in fine condition. Item #14315

Price: $4,500.00

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