RARE, ORIGINAL MONTGOMERY CLIFT (1920-1966) PHOTOGRAPH, 1953, 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", on original cardstock from the ACADEMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE, with the name of the photographer in excellent condition. The red lettering on the photograph is only online, just a protection for the successful bidder. On the back is stmpd., "COPY...T 1953, COLUMBIA PICTURES CORP., ... PHOTO BY LIPPMAN..." plus, " Fatigue Duty - Montgomery Clift takes a breather... (D-1271-P-152)". Irving Lippman (1906-2006) was a distinguished studio photographer whose career extended as far back as the 1920's working on Fatty Arbuckle films to Frank Capra films, etc.. This is probably one of the best MONTGOMERY CLIFT ( four time Oscar nominated actor, including Best Actor for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY) photographs, showing him in his prime, in arguably his best role. CLIFT was the original "Rebel", whose sensitive portraits on film made him one of the most extraordinary, & unique performers to grace the big screen. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY WON A TOTAL OF 8 OSCARS.
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