STEAMY HOLLYWOOD: ‘PICNIC’ MOVIE STILLS 1955

Written by  on March 28, 2013 

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William Holden and Kim Novak feature in this fabulously steamy & erotic set of publicity stills from the 1955 Cinemascope movie ‘Picnic’, based on William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize play of the same name and the sexiest, hottest, mainstream movie on the planet in the mid 1950’s! The renowned director Joshua Logan directed both the Broadway and the movie version, which was nominated for six Academy awards, eventually winning two.The basic plot of the movie centres around Holden’s character – ‘Hal Carter’ (formerly played by Ralph Meeker and Paul Newman on Broadway) a handsome ex-football star (and now a drifter) who ambles into a small Kansas town during the Labour Day celebration to look up an old college friend ‘Alan’ (Cliff Robertson); he ends up igniting a boiling pot of repressed passion, stealing his buddy’s fiancee – ‘Madge Owens’ in the process (played by that 1950’s blonde seductress Kim Novak!)

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