I know the 1950s are generally regarded as a moderately prudish or at least somewhat restrictive era in terms of sexual content in movies, TV and advertising. But I doubt if any copy for a 2012 one-sheet would allude to a woman’s “soft mouth” for fear of sounding soft-porny. This poster is currently hanging in the Academy’s main lobby as part of a general Stanley Kubrick exhibit.
I’ve run this photo once before. It may be my all-time favorite Times Square capture. I love the blizzard-covered atmosphere, or the blizzard-at-6-am atmosphere or whatever it is. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Quiet American opened in early February of 1958.