Front of 1st picture
Two different views of the back.
And again, two images from back.
This is a rare vintage original press photograph of the sexy star Sophia Loren with John Wayne. These were taken during a film break during the making of 'Legend of the Lost.'
They both measure about 5 x 7 inches. Both would look wonderful matted and framed.
The condition is wonderful on these but does have some signs of bumps from gluing the three different snipes shown on back. The first one has the press markings from the areas that were cut for publication. Under the snipes there are press ink stamps. These look to be originally from the US then they went onto foreign countries. It looks like Italy and Spain. The American back can partially be read and says John Wayne and Sophia Loren are costarring in Legend of the Lost in Rome and during makeup tests prior to filming...(you cannot see the rest there) then it says: "in a shooting gallery in the square, Sophia displayed her marksmanship in a shooting gallery, matching Wayne shot for shot. The star of many Westerns, notorious for being a quick-on-the trigger, sharpshooter, was either being gallant to his leading lady or he has lost his touch, because Sophia walked away with all the prizes." The other photo pretty much says the same but adds: "Sophia Loren and John Wayne at the 'Fontana di Trevi.' It is a custom of all foreigners to throw a coin in this fountain wishing it will bring them back to Rome. December 28th, 1956." An amazing piece of history.
I am selling off my large collection of vintage press photographs. I have many great collectible pieces, many come from several locations around the world and some have traveled to be published in many different magazines, hence the various snipes on back and the printed stamps on back as well.
I have researched how they cost or whereabouts the prices range on the internet for professional photos of this type. I have researched anywhere from Ebay to Artnet for pricing. However, in some cases I have lowered the price for collectors.
I am asking $300.00 or best offer.
I hope to give these photos to collectors and not dealers. I have tried to work with dealers and they just want pennies on the dollar for my great collection.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. I guarantee that these are original photographs. I explain as much as possible about each one. If you are not completely satisfied with any photo you can return it within 2 weeks. Other than that, I cannot give refunds. By that time you should know if you want to keep the photo or not. I can also give a refunds if the item is not completely as described. However, I do my utmost best to describe the photos completely.
I take several types of payment: checks (a weeks wait for clearing before sending), money orders, cashiers checks, paypal (do not send to the email listed here--I will provide the one I use) and just about any other type of payment.
Thanks for taking the time to consider my photographs.