In 1953 Vivien starred alongside Larry in The Sleeping Prince at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. A lavish production which told the tale of an unlikely love affair between a Prince and an actress, it would go on to be adapted for film as The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) in which Olivier reprised his role alongside Marilyn Monroe.
Unexamined out of frame. There are two very slight abrasions along the upper edge, with one or two very minor associated losses. This excepting the work is in overall excellent condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a simple wooden frame.
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