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'Neptune's Daughter'

Date: 1949
Dimensions:
Overall: 1018 x 687 mm, 0.05 kg
Image: 976 x 637 mm
Sheet: 1018 x 687 mm
Display Dimensions: 1018 x 685 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00018983
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    This promotional poster was printed for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie 'Neptune's Daughter' in 1949. The film starred Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Xavier Cugat and Mel Blanc. The poster features an image of Esther Williams leaning against a surfboard.
    SignificanceThis poster is a good example of the types of promotional material associated with 1940s movies.
    History'Neptune's Daughter' was a musical romantic comedy released in 1949 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was directed by Edward Buzzell and starred Esther Williams, Red Skelton and Ricardo Montalbán. It was the third movie that paired Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán together. Williams played the role of Eve Barrett, a swimsuit designer in the film. Red Skelton played the role of Jack Spratt, a masseuse who falls in love with Eve's sister Betty at a polo club, and who poses as the Latin polo star Jose O'Rourke (Ricardo Montalbán) in order to gain her affection. Williams discovered she was pregnant during the filming to husband Ben Gage.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Neptune's Daughter movie theatre poster

    Web title: 'Neptune's Daughter'

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