Portrait of James Whale, 2 years before his suicide

This is the last photo that I could dig up of James Whale, circa 1955. Do write to me if you have an older one. He committed suicide in ’57.
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Check out one of the last photos of Boris Karloff right here (Oh and his last film “Targets” is worth watching!)

26TH_James Whale, circa 1955.

Jean Simmons as Ophelia, her suicide with Roger K. Furse

Laurence Olivier‘ Shakespeare adaptation, ” Hamlet” (1948) featured Jean Simmons as Ophelia.
The brilliant set designer and frequent collaborator of the director was Roger K Furse (1903 – 1972). His other film credits include “Henry V” (1945), “Odd Man Out” (1947), “Ivanhoe” (1952) and “The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone” (1961). He did the stellar artistic work for Hamlet as well. Here is with Jean Simmons, filming her suicide scene.

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Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Who is Jerzy Kosinski?

Jerzy Kosinski is born Jozef Lewinkopf ( June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991) and is a Polish-American novelist, 2-time president of American Chapter of P.E.N.
He was great friends with Peter Sellers. They shared substance abuse, depression and the film “Being There” (1979, directed by Hal Ashby) which Kosinski wrote & Sellers starred in. As a child, he had survived WWII under a false identity. He committed suicide in 1991.

© “Jerzy Kosinski” by Victor Skrebneski. 14 in x 11 11/16 in, Gelatin silver print. Museum of Contemporary photography, Chicago.