(“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’.”

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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

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