Peinture à l'huile inspirée du film L'EXTASE ET L'AGONIE (vue partielle du tableau)
I was in Los Angeles in August. I was staying behind the famous Grauman's Chinese theatre. Had to get my photo taken at Charlton's slab.
Another piece from my collection. A candid vintage press photo from Ben Hur. This was sent by the studio to the newspapers. Charlton and Haya Harareet seem to really get on well with each other. Never seen such admiration in any other of his candid photos. You can see in between filming, Charlton is reading various books on the Romans
Another piece of Charlton history I own. One of my favourite pieces. It's a contract for the loanout services of Charlton to his own movie company - Agamemnon Studios. From 1985, Charlton had just returned from London. I believe he had been appearing in London's west end theatre, and had to go back to continue with the Colby's. Also shown is a pic from 3 years ago from the same studios from Heather the manager and Fraser to myself.
A 1961 original candid newspaper photo of Charlton and Laurence Olivier.
I own 3 letters from Charlton's secretary (Cora Sommer) the letters date between 1966-67. This is one of them. She talks about Chuck finishing "Will Penny" at Paramount studios. At the top of the letter in ink, she also writes about Bisley the small town where the outdoor locations for Will Penny were filmed. I also own an original vintage press photo, taken just the previous month in Bisley. It shows Charlton with his young son Fraser. Hope you enjoy them. I will post the other letters soon.
For mon amie France Darnell ...an original picture of Chuck near the Champs Ellysees Paris in October 1960. Promoting Ben Hur
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt à Paris 1960