Photo of a woman smoking in bed?
September 11, 2010 9:15 AM Subscribe
Can you identify this picture from my vague recollection of it? In 1988 or '89 I bought a small poster (no larger than 3' x 2') featuring a black-and-white photograph of a woman lying on a bed, smoking a cigarette.
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The photograph was quite grainy, and it looked like some damage to the original negative had been fixed in a couple of spots. The woman was lying on her front, and was nude or nearly nude. I think she was blonde, and her hair had some kind of vaguely vintage look about it ('50s or '60s, perhaps). If the poster had a caption, I have completely forgotten it. It wasn't purchased from the then-ubiquitous 'Athena' prints-&-posters chain, but from an independent store in London that sold a lot of stills from old movies - so it's possible this poster was from a movie still too. I think the shop was somewhere near Covent Garden. The nearest I have found to the image as I recall it is this
except in the poster the angle was more squarely face-on, and the woman wasn't wearing heavy make-up.
I'll be pleasantly surprised if anyone can figure this out!