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INSCRIBED WITH 'VAMPIRE, TYCOON AND POET IN PHAEDRA' BELOW THE MOUNT
PEN AND INK
24 X 20 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: FILM PUBLICITY, 1962
EXHIBITED: 'THE AMERICANS ARE COMING', 5-30 MAY 2015
Released in September 1962, starring Melina Mercouri as Phaedra, Raf Vallone as Thanos and Anthony Perkins as Alexis, Phaedra was a retelling of the Greek myth. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair.