A fascinating story to come out of next week’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby…
Did you know that Francis Ford Coppola was hired to do a rewrite on the 1974 version of Gatsby (with Robert Redford) — right before The Godfather was released? Apparently Redford liked his work so much on The Way We Were (another uncredited polish — not Polish like the Flisak poster below on the left) — that FFC was brought in to save the day. Town & Country gives Coppola’s first-hand account of being holed up in a Paris hotel room, battling to capture the ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
Like mother, like daughter — or, if Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson were a tag team wrestling duo, you could call ‘em Hudson Hawk Hawn (not to be confused with Raquel Welch-port or Barbie Aniston)! Although neither family members have set the box office on fire recently, their history of romantic comedy movie posters are solid Gold-ie!(IMP)
It has not been a good week for high-profile women as we’ve already lost Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello — and it’s only Tuesday.
And now comes word that Sara Montiel, the Spanish actress of Vera Cruz and other English language films, has died at the age of 85. In terms of crossing over to the Hollywood mainstream, Ms. Montiel was before her time — however, as you can see below, her attractive portfolio of movie posters are timeless! (Tango art by Harfort (top left), Carmen by O’Kley (top middle) and Mac Gomez (top right), and La Belle De Mexico by Constantin Belinsky.) (DHD)
Bert Stern has worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars — and shot the movie poster for Lolita, as well as the recent Taschen book on Marilyn Monroe. And now there’s a new documentary about the photographer called Bert Stern: Original Mad Man.(Film/Art)