Kirk Douglas - Photos by Edward Quinn

More than 1,000 people assisted the Monte Carlo gala evening in aid of the polio victims in 1955. Amongst the guests were Gina Lollobrigida, Kirk Douglas and Martine Carol. both came on the stage. Kirk Douglas, putting on a straw hat, appeared as Van Gogh, a part he had played in his latest film. Gina Lollobrigida who had designed her evening dress herself, sang for the first time in public, an English, a French and an Italian song. Monte Carlo 1955.
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Kirk Douglas. Photo taken by Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com