(“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


October 23, 2016 | NPR · France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished “within days.” That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.

October 23, 2016 | NPR · Political prisoner Francisco Marquez was just released from a Venezuelan jail. Now in exile in the U.S., Marquez speaks with NPR’s Michel Martin about the experience.

October 23, 2016 | NPR · Venezuela has suspended the opposition movement’s campaign for a recall referendum for President Nicolas Maduro. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with reporter John Otis about the latest in the country.

Arts & Life

October 23, 2016 | NPR · Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi talks about his documentary Fire at Sea. The film tells the story of the ongoing migrant crisis as experienced by residents of Lampedusa, an island off the coast of Sicily.

October 23, 2016 | NPR · Sherry Thomas’ new novel presents a gender-flipped Sherlock Holmes tale, with a heroine who must battle not only the bad guys but also the Victorian era’s unfair restrictions on women’s lives.

Getty Images
October 22, 2016 | NPR · Ernest Hemingway’s masterful first novel came out 90 years ago today; the story of aimless American expatriates drinking, fighting and falling in and out of love is regarded as one of his best works.


October 23, 2016 | NPR · Members of the Danish rock band, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, say their unconvential launch strategy will result in an album that may be “totally schizophrenic, but in a really wonderful way.”

Courtesy of the artist
October 23, 2016 | NPR · The singer and lyricist of The Seshen wrote the song “Distant Heart” about the loss of a friend. And while it comes from a place of loss, she says it carries her friend’s joy and light, too.

John Heyn
October 22, 2016 | NPR · Shot outside an arena in suburban Maryland hosting a Judas Priest and Dokken double bill, the short documentary captured something vital about its moment in music history.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac