The Girl in Black Stockings (Original photograph from the 1957 film)
1957 · N.p.
by Koch, Howard W. (director); Peter Godfrey (story); Richard H. Landau (screenwriter); Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren (starring)
N.p.: Bel-Air Productions, 1957. Vintage studio photograph from the 1957 film. Bel-Air Productions stamp on the verso. Based on the story "Wanton Murder" by Peter Godfrey and shot under the working title "Black Stockings," Howard W. Koch's B movie noir "The Girl in Black Stockings," despite it being a low-budget, "second feature" film, is surprisingly enjoyable, mostly due to it's exceptional cast. LA lawyer David Hewson (Lex Barker) arrives at a Utah lodge for a peaceful vacation only to find women being mutilated and murdered, and everyone is suspect. Featuring a young Anne Bancroft as pretty young Beth Dixon, switchboard operator and assistant to the bitter wheelchair-bound lodge owner Edmund Parry (Ron Randell.) Mamie Van Doren is Harriet Ames, the flirtatious bombshell, of course, and "the Queen of the B's," the fabulous Marie Windsor, is Julia Parry, Edmund's dutiful companion and sister. Filmed in and around the Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah. The Parry lodge, opened in the early 1930's by the Parry brothers, was built to lodge Hollywood film crews filming early Westerns in the area, and was popular among movie stars of Hollywood's golden age. Set in Kanab, Utah, shot on location in Kanab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. 8 x 10 inches (21 x 26 cm). Very Good plus, light creasing and edgewear. Weldon 1983. Weldon 1996. Spicer US. Grant US. Selby US. (Inventory #: 145964)