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This is a Vintage Set of 11" x 14" Original LOBBY CARDS. They do have some wear, light staples and the title card has some tape marks. back has tape marks on a couple.

These were used almost 60 years ago. Years ago in a film theater lobby. It's amazing they were saved. Photo images look nice. These set of cards have a distressed look to them.

Each card has great color and features great Photo images from the 1957 Biography Drama,

Monkey on My Back

The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine.

In this fact-based film, star prizefighter Barney Ross (Cameron Mitchell) puts his career on hold to fight in World War II. He soon distinguishes himself through his courageous service, but … Morelater becomes infected with malaria. He is sent home and treated with morphine, to which he soon becomes addicted. As he descends further into the throes of his deadly habit, his courageous wife, Cathy (Dianne Foster), vows to help her husband kick his addiction before it kills him.

Director: André De Toth

Writers: Ivan Bunny (biographical material furnished by), Paul Dudley

Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Foster, Paul Richards

Cast

Cameron Mitchell ... Barney Ross
Dianne Foster ... Cathy Holland
Paul Richards ... Rico (as Paul E. Richards)
Jack Albertson ... Sam Pian
Kathy Garver ... Noreen
Lisa Golm ... Barney's Mother
Barry Kelley ... Big Ralph
Dayton Lummis ... J.L. McAvoy
Lewis Charles ... Lew Surati
Raymond Greenleaf ... Dr. A.J. Latham
Richard Benedict ... Art Winch
Brad Harris ... Spike McAvoy
Robert Holton ... Dr. Sullivan

It's a nice set of Lobbies in the original plastic bag. Great for the classic film Collector or fan of these stars!

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MORE INFO ON CAMERON MITCHELL: Cameron Mitchell (November 4, 1918 – July 7, 1994 was an American film, television and Broadway actor with close ties to one of Canada's most successful families, and considered, by Lee Strasberg, to be one of the founding members of The Actor's Studio in New York City.

Born Cameron McDowell Mitzel in Dallastown, Pennsylvania to Rev. Charles and Kathryn Mitzel, young Cameron moved to Chicora, Pennsylvania in 1921 when his father was accepted as pastor of the St. John's Reformed Church of Donegal Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Between the first and second world wars, during his years as a young actor in Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne's National Theater Company, Fontanne suggested that Cameron's surname sounded "a bit too much like the Hun" and insisted he change it to "Mitchell".

Mitchell served as a bombardier with the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

His film career began with minor roles in films dating back to 1945, including They Were Expendable (with John Wayne and Robert Montgomery), but Mitchell quickly rose to leading man status. He co-starred with Wallace Beery in The Mighty McGurk, with Doris Day and James Cagney in Love Me or Leave Me, with Lana Turner and Spencer Tracy in Cass Timberlane, with Clark Gable and Jane Russell in The Tall Men, with Marlon Brando, Merle Oberon, Jean Simmons in Désirée, and with Joanne Woodward and Sheree North in No Down Payment.

Some of his best known films were the 1951 adaptation of Death of a Salesman (he originated the role of Happy on Broadway), the 1952 version of Les Miserables (as Marius), the 1953 comedy How to Marry a Millionaire (with Marilyn Monroe), and 1956's film version of the stage musical Carousel. He voiced Jesus of Nazareth in The Robe. Mitchell also played a Police Detective in the 1983 film "Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star".

During the 1960s, Mitchell starred in numerous Italian sword and sandal, horror, fantasy, and thriller films, several of which were directed by Mario Bava, including Erik the Conqueror (1961), Blood and Black Lace (1964), and Knives of the Avenger (1966). He also participated in Spaghetti westerns, like Minnesota Clay by Sergio Corbucci. Mitchell played the leader of a white gang in the 1972 film Buck and the Preacher, also starring Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

Mitchell achieved success on television during the latter part of his career, where he is best remembered for starring as Uncle Buck in the 1960s NBC western series, The High Chaparral. He also appeared on an episode of Bonanza and ABC's S.W.A.T. and Charlie's Angels. He guest starred on the brief Swiss Family Robinson TV series and the 'Landslide' episode of "Movin' On" in 1975. He appeared on Gene Evans's short-lived Spencer's Pilots on CBS in the fall of 1976. He also had roles in horror films and in many exploitation films such as the 1978 The Toolbox Murders, the 1978 creature feature The Swarm, the 1979 slasher film The Demon, the 1980 slasher Silent Scream, and the 1987 anthology film From a Whsiper to a Scream.

He played a comedic role as a '50s gangster in the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year and portrayed right-wing General Edwin A. Walker in Prince Jack (1985).

In 1940, Mitchell married Johanna Mendel, the daughter of self-made Canadian business tycoon Fred Mendel. The Mendel family was based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where Fred Mendel founded Intercontinental Packers, a major family-owned meat packing operation.

Johanna Mitchell gave birth to their first son, Robert Cameron Mitchell, in New York on July 4, 1941. Although Mitchell and Johanna divorced in 1960, he maintained close ties to Canada. Their daughter, Camille Mitchell, and son, Cameron Mitchell, Jr., are both actors. Another son, Fred Mitchell, was president of Intercontinental Packers for many years working alongside his mother, Johanna Mitchell, who was Chairwoman of the Board. Today the company is known as Mitchell's Gourmet Foods and still operates out of Saskatoon, now owned by Maple Leaf Foods.

Mitchell died of lung cancer, aged 75, on July 7, 1994, in Pacific Palisades, California. He is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

MORE INFO ON DIANNE FOSTER: Dianne Foster (born October 31, 1928) is a Canadian actress of Ukrainian descent who began her career at the age of thirteen in a stage adaptation of James Barrie's What Every Woman Knows. At fourteen she began a radio career, subsequently moved to Toronto, and became one of Canada's top radio stars, working with Andrew Allan, drama supervisor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on productions such as Stage '49. For a holiday in 1951 she traveled to London, England, where she and Andrwe Allen married. In London that same year she appeared onstage in Agatha Christie's The Hollow and Orson Welles's Othello. In March 1952 her husband returned to Canada while she stayed in London to honour her five-year contract with a British film company.

In 1953, she co-starred alongside Charlton Heston and Lizabeth Scott in the middling Bad for Each Other. In 1954 she was signed by Columbia Pictures and relocated to Hollywood, where her first appearance proper that year was with Mickey Rooney in the well-received Drive a Crooked Road.

Foster's marriage to Allen effectively was over before she left for the United States. In 1954, she married Joel A. Murcott, a Hollywood radio-television scriptwriter, during location filming for The Kentuckian. At thirty-nine, Murcott was fourteen years her senior and had been married previously.

In 1955, Foster appeared on the cover of Picturegoer, and co-starred in two big films, Glenn Ford's The Violent Men and Burt Lancaster's The Kentuckian.

On February 14, 1956, she gave birth to twins: a son, Jason, and a daughter, Jodi. Although her film career continued, it was not on the same upward trajectory as before. In 1957 she co-starred in the biopic Monkey on My Back about boxer, Barney Ross, Night Passage with James Stewart and The Brothers Rico with Richard Conte. That same year she also filed for divorce from Murcott, claiming he struck her in the face and kicked her in the stomach. She asked for custody and $1 in token alimony. The couple reconciled, but it proved to be temporary as they separated twice more before finally divorcing in 1959, with Foster being awarded $250 a month in child support. It was the third time she had filed for divorce, and she gave her age as 24, although she was in fact 31.

In 1958, she starred with Alan Ladd in The Deep Six, and that same year she appeared alongside Jack Hawkins in Gideon of Scotland Yard before her last really big picture, The Last Hurrah. It featured an all-star cast that included Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, and Basil Rathbone, and was nominated for two BAFTA awards.

In 1960, Foster was the title guest star in the episode "Lawyer in Petticoats" on the short-lived NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. Her fellow guest stars were Barton MacLane and Denver Pyle. Foster also appeared in 1960 in three other NBC westerns Bonanza (as Joyce Edwards in "The Mill"), Wagon Train (as Leslie Ivers in "Trial for Murder: Part 2"), and Riverboat (as Marian Templeton in "Path of the Eagle").

There was a three-year absence before she next returned to the screen in King of the Roaring 20's - The Story of Arnold Rothstein. After her divorce from Murcott she married Dr. Harold Rowe, a Van Nuys dentist. On November 14, 1963, her son, Dustin Louis Rowe, was born in Los Angeles. In the same year she made her last film appearance, in the Dean Martin vehicle Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?.

Foster continued to appear in television programs, such as the Wild Wild West episode "The Night of the Lord of Limbo," CBS's The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963) and the ABC medical drama Breaking Point (1963–1964)and in the Fugitive . She guest starred on the ABC drama, Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly. She made four guest appearances on Perry Mason between 1962-1965.

She retired from show business in 1966 to concentrate on rearing her three children. She still lives in California and is an accomplished pianist and painter.

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MONKEY ON MY BACK Lobby Card Set CAMERON MITCHELL Dianne Foster
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