Portrait photograph of Ben Gazzara as "Brick" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, seated in robe clutching a drink, crutches in background. Ben Gazzara, Carl Van Vechten.

Gazzara as the Original 'Brick'

Portrait photograph of Ben Gazzara as "Brick" in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, seated in robe clutching a drink, crutches in background.

New York: May 13, 1955.

Variant of the print published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 35 x 22 cm. (approx 14 x 8-3/4 inches). Gazzara as the Original 'Brick'. Fine. Verso docketed in ink giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("II-NN-15") Item #218862

The original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by Elia Kazan, opened on March 28, 1955. His portrayal of 'Brick', Maggie's alcoholic husband, launched his career.

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