Publicity photo of Dawn Addams posing on steps

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Title

Publicity photo of Dawn Addams posing on steps

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Dawn Addams

Description

This is a black and white publicity photo of a young Dawn Addams posing on the metal handrails of a concrete staircase. Dressed in jeans with cowboy boots - her left leg stretched out on the handrail – she is shown looking over her left shoulder smiling for the camera.

Born Victoria Dawn Addams in England she spent her early life in Calcutta, India, after her Cork-born mother, Ethel Mary (née Hickie) passed away when she was a child. Her beauty and talent brought her to the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios to whom she signed a seven-year contract in 1950. For the next two decades she worked incessantly in film and television including the MGM films Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly 1952), and the then-controversial The Moon is Blue (1953) which was directed by Otto Preminger who also came to the Cork festival.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Dial Elda Luxardo and Franc. Alessi Photography, Unitalia Film

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1956

Contributor

Dial Elda Luxardo and Franc. Alessi Photography, Unitalia Film

Rights

©Dial Elda Luxardo & Franc, Alessi Photography, Unitalia Film. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1956
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

178 x 241mm

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Dial Elda Luxardo and Franc. Alessi Photography, Unitalia Film , “Publicity photo of Dawn Addams posing on steps,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/483.