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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

Robert Stewart Sherriffs (1906-1960)


Signed and inscribed with title


8 x 9 ½ inches

Punch, 18 January 1956

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is a 1955 American film directed by Richard Fleischer from a screenplay by Walter Reisch and Charles Brackett, and starring Joan Collins, Ray Milland, and Farley Granger. The CinemaScope film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox, which had originally planned to put Marilyn Monroe in the title role, and then suspended her when she refused to do the film.[3]

The film relates the fictionalised story of Evelyn Nesbit (Joan Collins). Nesbit was a model and actress who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the June 1906 murder of her paramour, architect Stanford White (Ray Milland), by her husband, rail and coal tycoon Harry Kendall Thaw (Farley Granger).

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