Signed photo of Dawn Addams

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Title

Signed photo of Dawn Addams

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Dawn Addams, Otto Preminger, Dermot Breen

Description

This is a signed black and white publicity photo of the English actor Dawn Addams. A glamourous Addams is posing in an elaborate gown accessorised with large earrings that glint in the flash of the camera. The photo is signed in pen which is fading but has left an imprint on the image. While the script is difficult to decipher, it seems to read: To Dermot Breen and all the wonderful people of the Tostal […]. Always, Dawn Addams

Dawn Addams (1930-1985) was an English actor whose work in Hollywood coincided with the early years of the Cork festival. 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 the 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. Preminger also came to the festival and there is an image of them posing together in the archive.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Rights

This item is licenced with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) licence. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

249 x 297mm

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Signed photo of Dawn Addams,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/539.