Friday, August 15, 2014

Island in the Sun at Grauman's



"Island in the Sun" was a 20th Century Fox production starring Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine, playing characters that were engaging in a taboo interracial relationship. Controversial at the time, it was still a blockbuster hit, raking in $5.5 million.



Here is a vintage shot of Grauman's Chinese Theatre when the film was released in June 1957:



Zooming in for a closeup of the art also seen on the movie's promotional poster:



The movie also starred Dorothy Dandridge, Stephen Boyd, and Joan Collins. Boy do they make him look good!



Here are Collins and Boyd enjoying an island feast in between takes:



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