I was very pleasantly surprised to get this wonderful movie still in the mail this week from my bloggy friend, Steviewren, from A Little Birdie Told Me So. She knows how much I adore The World of Henry Orient, 1964, set in glorious autumnal 1960s Manhattan. Since fall is just around the corner, it's about time to pop it in for another watch. (Click HERE for my previous film review.) The movie stars Peter Sellers, as a seedy, mediocre concert pianist and two13 year old girls who are infatuated with him. I like this delightful coming of age film so much, because the fresh exuberance of the girls reminds me of my own idealistic girlishness in the '60s.
It's fun to own this great little piece of Hollywood memorabilia. A film still, sometimes called a publicity still or a production still, is a photograph taken on the set of a movie or television program during production by a movie stills photographer, primarily used for promotional purposes. I think Stevie was drawn to this particular photo because it could easily be she and I in 1964. Kinda looks like us, doesn't it, Stevie on the left, and me on the right? Note, true to form, I'm the one holding the turkey leg.
Marian Gilbert: You shaved your legs!
Valerie Boyd: You're the biggest blabber mouth.
Marian Gilbert: You didn't tell me!
Valerie Boyd: I don't have to tell you everything!
Erica Booth: A little louder girls, some people in the balcony can't hear you.