In June 1956, fresh from Eton and Oxford, the 23-year-old Colin Clark, younger son of Sir Kenneth, worked as a humble 'gofer on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl - the film that united Britain's foremost classical actor, Sir Laurence Olivier (who was also directing), with Hollywood's most glamorous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe (on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller).
From the beginning, the production was beset by problems, and the clashes between Monroe and Olivier have entered film legend. In this utterly riveting first-hand account of his experiences, Colin Clark exposes the confusions and complications of that summer on set in 1953.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2011
- 197 x 130mm