Helen Levitt, James Agee, et al. (screenwriters) THE QUIET ONE (1948) Set of 5 photos


[New York: Arthur Mayer & Joseph Burstyn, 1948]. Set of five (5) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photos. One with a photo agency sticker and one with a Dell Publishing 1948 date stamp on verso. Near fine or better.

The Quiet One is a documentary film about the rehabilitation of a young, emotionally troubled young African American boy growing up in Harlem. Still photographer Helen Levitt co-wrote the script with James Agee, painter Janice Loeb and Sidney Meyers. Cinematography was by Levitt, Loeb and Richard Bagley. Meyers also directed the film.

The film received two Academy Award nominations, and won two awards at the 1949 Venice Film Festival. Richards 935.

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