90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


90º Aniversario del nacimiento de Montgomery Clift (1920-2010)

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18.8.10

Retrato (32).- Portrait by G. Maillard Kesslere, 1945

Se subasta en Internet este cuadro. Se trata de un retrato del mismo Montgomery Clift, en una fecha tan temprana como 1945, cuando era una joven promesa del teatro, en concreto se encontraba actuando en Foxhole in the Parlor. Su autor es G. Maillard Kesslere, que fue pintor y fotógrafo especializado en actores de Broadway. Su estilo en pastel es bastante característico como podemos ver en otras obras del pintor. Las medidas son 38.73 cm y 51.43 cm.

No sabía de la existencia de este retrato y me pregunto si Monty posó realmente o simplemente, como creo, el autor se inspiró en una fotografía. ¿Llegó Monty a verlo, lo tuvo o enseguida pasó a otras manos?. Me pregunto si lo tuvo algún miembro de la familia y quién es la persona que lo vende. Por otra parte, en las fotos se ve las sombras de quien hace fotos al cuadro para presentarlo a la subasta.

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Ésta es la información que acompaña a la subasta:

(English text)
This is an original pastel drawing of Montgomery Clift by G. Maillard Kesslere in 1945. For those unfamiliar with him, you can find out all about him at: http://broadway.cas.sc.edu/index.php?action=showPhotographer&id=38 Just copy & paste into your browser. It is one of a kind and was rendered while Clift was performing on Broadway in "Foxhole in the Parlor" by Elsa Shelley in mid 1945. We have owned it for over twenty years. As you can see from the unretouched photos and the signature, this pastel is a thoroughly genuine G. Maillard Kesslere, and in its original frame. Condition is exactly as depicted in the photos. Please excuse the reflection of the ceiling fan and the photographer. We guarantee its authenticity. Dimensions of the drawing are 15.25 by 20.25 inches. Frame measures 14.75 by 29.75 inches.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
The Right Profile
Lyric
Say, where did I see this guy?
In red river?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the misfits?
Or from here to eternity?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

New York, New York, New York, 42nd street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty Clift is recognized at dawn
He aint got no shoes and his clothes are torn

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Monty's face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? can he still feel?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I aint got the chills