CARROLL BAKER

CARROLL BAKER. Glossy 8×10 black and white bust glamour portrait, boldly signed in later years in purple felt tip ink. Fine condition, with mild vertical bends in the top and bottom borders, both very slightly intruding into the background of the image, minimally detracting from its overall appearance. While Carroll Baker proved her acting skills with an Oscar-nominated performance in Baby Doll (1966), her home studio, Warner Bros., wanted to groom her as a sexpot successor to Marilyn Monroe. She fought repeatedly with Warner executives, refusing to appear in the trashy scripts they tried to saddle her with, and they retaliated by refusing to loan her out to other studios when she was offered more prestigious roles, including Maggie in the film version of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.

$40