Post by ProfGremlin on Feb 19, 2021 8:22:52 GMT -5
That is a great find! Looking closer at the cover, the man in the fedora kind of reminds me of Humphrey Bogart and the man in the white suit kicking the gentleman wearing the fez rather reminds me of an early James Bond film, Roger Moore era?
I'll have the deep-fried battered pixie with balrog dipping sauce and a Hobgoblin ale.
I am quite sure that the man is Fedora is Bogart from the Maltese Falcon. But I can't find the exact picture. As the one here under comes from a group of promotional pictures for the movie, I assume it must be another one from the same session.
And I am quite sure that I have seen the lady somewhere but I cannot remember. Still searching though.
Post by bigjackbrass on Feb 28, 2021 5:23:09 GMT -5
And here's a Bogart film I entirely forgot to consider: Across the Pacific. Lots of shots of him in the trench coat and fedora combo, a more likely source than The Maltese Falcon where he doesn't appear in quite the same outfit.
Post by bigjackbrass on Feb 28, 2021 11:26:09 GMT -5
One thing I've found while searching, sadly, appears to be a brief obituary for the artist Brian K. Hamilton from February 2019. I'm not 100% certain that it's him, but it mentions being a self-taught artist, his father as being called Franklyn Hamilton and his living in Gloucester MA, which would be a fair coincidence given that I know that his father was pulp artist Frank Hamilton who lived in Gloucester MA.
I am indeed not sure anymore of the source of the Bogaert picture. Indeed, he did wear a trenchcoat in a lot of movies.
Here for exemple: The Big Sleep, Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon
But, I think that what we search is not taken directly from a movie, but rather a posed still for advertising or from a studio photographer. It would explain better the static pose, the different variants and the rather nondescript background. Now, if it is an advertising still, there is still the question "for which movie?"
When I first got MSPE, when my Mom saw the cover, she stated that it was Marlene Deitrich on the cover (which having watched a bunch of movies with her, I concurred as well)- but I don't recall the name of the movie my Mom stated.
Here is Marlene on the right with Rita Hayworth on the left (va va va voooom!)