VANESSA REDGRAVE / BLOW-UP (1966) European release-only semi-nude still

$250.00

Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white borderless single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, UK. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Verushka, dir: Michelangelo Antonioni; MGM. The story of a mod London photographer who believes he has photographed a murder. Forever controversial and even hated, particularly when first released, it is Antonioni’s comment on society (particularly of the time) and human nature.

The film was made by MGM in the UK under a newly-created company called Premier Productions. Because this company had no agreement with the Production Code office (as MGM did), the frontal nudity and explicit scenes were allowed to remain in the film. Some of these nude scenes included the famous international models cast in the film. Stars Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings also participated in semi-nudity.

This proved to be very daring for the time and was a large part of the controversy, evidenced in this famous semi-nude image of Vanessa Redgrave. Creased at each of the four corners, more significantly at the bottom left. Tape has pulled off some of the emulsion near the bottom left corner as well. VERY GOOD-FINE.

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