(“Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell Visit Hospital” by Stewarts Commercial Photographers, 1952. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image 013-2276.)

Actors and actresses visit young boy in hospital room with others standing in doorway. Robert Mitchum is writing in an autograph book. Note on back reads “Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell and William Talman visit polio ward at St. Francis Hospital – in city for premiere of ‘One Minute to Zero’.”

Click HERE to browse the Pikes Peak Library District’s online photograph archive.

 

2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 4/22/10: Celebrity Hospital Visit

  1. Mike M says:

    William Tallman, far right in photo, played prosecutor Hamilton Burger on TV’s “Perry Mason” and, while dying of lung cancer, made anti-smoking TV commercials in the 1060s. In a marketing coup, Jane Russell later lent her name to a so-called 18-hour bra. Who knew?

  2. Mike M says:

    Uh . . . make that the 1960s

News

AP
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Marissa Alexander had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and his two children in 2010. Under the plea deal, she would serve 65 more days.
 

Reuters/Landov
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a decade ago, Iraq’s war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It’s happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.
 

Arts & Life

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing’s comrade in arms.
 

Abram Landes/Courtesy of Snickety Snacks
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons, from Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
 

Music

November 25, 2014 | NPR · It’s not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.
 

WireImage
November 25, 2014 | NPR · After decades of performing, the celebrated soprano’s enthusiasm for music is irresistible. She chooses some of her favorite recordings for an informal session of listening and conversation.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 25, 2014 | NPR · Yusuf/Cat Stevens joins All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs that shaped his career and discuss his new album, Tell ‘Em I’m Gone.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab