BIG SLEEP, THE (1946). Vintage original 10 x 8 25 x 20 cm. Black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, dir: Howard Hawks, Warner Brothers. Michigan-born model turned film actress Martha Vickers got her big break in this noir classic. She had been playing uncredited hostess-type roles for nearly three years at various studios. At age 20 she won the role of Lauren Bacall’s thumb-sucking nymphet teen sister. This led to a string of “bad girl” roles. Her romantic life was abundant and she even became one of Mickey Rooney’s eight wives. Her career did not attain star status, but she was active in the industry up to 1960. She passed at age 46 from cancer. Images of Vickers as the “bad” younger sister in this film are very uncommon. It is coded MV59. This sexy pin-up shot was taken in 1946 and used to publicize her appearance in The Big Sleep. There is a bit of irregular trimming to the very bottom blank white margin beneath the Martha Vickers-Warner Bros. First National Pictures type, ABOUT FINE. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978. I have been a full-time dealer since 1982. Everything which I sell is fully researched and entirely guaranteed to be completely authentic and as described. A lifetime of experience goes behind every description of every piece which I offer. ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item “BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) Vintage original 8×10 pin-up photo ft. Martha Vickers” is in sale since Thursday, February 02, 2017. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\1940-49\Black & White”. The seller is “walterfilmusa” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.)
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Format: Photographic still
- Condition / Grading: About Fine