Monday, 8 February 2021

Fakes and Fakery (Marlon Brando and Films and Filming magazine)

A follow-on to my previous post about the 2015 documentary Listen to Me Marlon... I was amused to see this murky, blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of Brando appearing on an issue of the long running English film magazine, Films and Filming. I've been a collector of the magazine for many years now, and I can say with absolute certainty that this particular magazine cover was mocked up for the documentary - no great crime in that but I'll take some satisfaction in calling it out. For the record, Brando made the cover of Films and Filming six times, most significantly he graced the inaugural October 1954 issue with On the Waterfront and made further appearances with the January 1956 issue (Guys and Dolls), March 1957 (The Teahouse of the August Moon), March 1958 (The Young Lions), December 1962 (Mutiny on the Bounty), and then perhaps as a sign of his decline, sat out most of the sixties until his last cover appearance on the September 1972 issue with The Godfather...

Films & Filming magazine mock-up

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