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Artist:
Morini  Search this
Sitter:
Cary Grant, 18 Jan 1904 - 29 Nov 1986  Search this
Ingrid Bergman, 29 Aug 1915 - 29 Aug 1982  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, 13 Aug 1899 - 29 Apr 1980  Search this
Claude Rains, 10 Nov 1889 - 30 May 1967  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithographic poster with halftone
Dimensions:
Sheet: 202.6 x 145.4cm (79 3/4 x 57 1/4")
Mount: 203.5 x 145.5cm (80 1/8 x 57 5/16")
Board: 204.5 x 146.1cm (80 1/2 x 57 1/2")
A to G depth: to be determined by strainer
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1950
Exhibition Label:
As banned American films finally arrived in Italy after World War II, the revived Italian poster industry turned out spectacular advertising, such as this image for the 1946 spy thriller Notorious. Director Alfred Hitchcock had paired for the first time two of his favorite actors of the 1940s, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. In the film, which was both a popular and critical success in America, Hitchcock exposed the darker side of Grant's personality, focusing more on psychological tensions than on action scenes to further the suspense. The poster, however, features the love triangle between Grant, Bergman, and Claude Rains, who had won an Academy Award nomination for his depiction of a pro-Nazi spy. Especially effective in this poster is the unusual addition of Hitchcock himself, depicted here in a controlling, puppeteer-like pose.
Topic:
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Ingrid Bergman: Female  Search this
Ingrid Bergman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ingrid Bergman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ingrid Bergman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Ingrid Bergman: Oscar  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Male  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Literature\Editor\Book  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Performing Arts\Producer\Television  Search this
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: Oscar  Search this
Claude Rains: Male  Search this
Claude Rains: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Claude Rains: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Cary Grant: Male  Search this
Cary Grant: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.67
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.67