In 1942 RKO Radio Pictures released ‘Valley Of The Sun' a western comedy adventure staring Lucille Ball, John Craig, Sir Cedric Hardwicke & Dean Jagger. This rare RKO Publicity Promo Press Photo shows Lucille Ball carving the Thanksgiving Day dinner turkey between takes for Indian cast members Eliseo Concha & Adam Trujillo.
This photo is the original vintage 10x13” Gelatin Silver B&W RKO Radio Pictures Publicity Promo Still for Valley of the Sun directed by George Marshall starring Lucille Ball & James Craig. An RKO filmization of the Clarence Budington Kelland novel.
The back of the photo has the original RKO snipe which states ~ PILGRIM PATTERN - TRUE TO TRADITION LUCILLE BALL acts as hostess at a highly authentic Thanksgiving Festival held on location in New Mexico during the filming of her newest picture VALLEY OF THE SUN. Guests of Miss Ball, who is co-starred with James Craig in the RKO filmization of the Clarence Budington Kelland novel, are Eliseo Concha & Adam Trujillo, Taos Tribesmen who play important parts in the picture. They follow example set one-hundred & twenty years ago, when Governor Bradford of Massachusetts Colony invited friendly Indians to original Thanksgiving celebration in 1821. (VO PUB. -A 99) (VO PUB. -A 97) #577 FM
This is the actual vintage photograph produced by the RKO movie studio to promote the film & it’s movie star(s) at the time of the movie's release. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, some of the most talented photographers in the world worked for the Hollywood movie studios. The movie photographs from the time period represented by the photo are basically works of art. Because they were printed in limited quantities, fewer than 10 may exist today. Their investment value continues to increase as these vintage photos are taken off the marketplace by movie photograph collectors. Sometimes these vintage Golden Age photographs are never seen again.
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