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    Gregory Peck in Quo Vadis (MGM, 1949). Wardrobe Test Keybook Photos (3) (8" X 10").
    Vintage gelatin silver, double weight, matte keybook photos. This lot presents a unique find--three wardrobe test photos of Gregory Peck as Marcus Vinicius in MGM's epic Quo Vadis, a role that he actually would not play. The film originally cast Peck and Elizabeth Taylor in 1949, and John Huston was slated to direct until he walked out after disputes over the script. Clark Gable turned down the role of Marcus, because he thought the costume would make him look ridiculous. Peck may have thought so too, given his expression in these images. Ultimately, the film was released in 1951 starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Taylor as the lead characters and directing duties were filled by Mervyn LeRoy. All of the images have faint wrinkling and the drawing of the costume has light pencil marks at the bottom. Very Fine-.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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