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Category: Entertainment
Reference No: 10288
Status: Available
Price: £20.00
  Julie Adams

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American actress.

A former secretary, Julie Adams began her film career in a series of westerns starring James Ellison and Russell Hayden. She billed herself under her real name of Betty Adams until she was signed by Universal in 1949; she then became Julia Adams, which was modified to Julie by the early 1950s. Fans of the cult 1953 horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon tend to believe that Adams became a leading lady on the strength of her as the imperilled - and fetchingly underclad – heroine of this film. In fact, she had been cast in good parts as early as 1950, notably the wealthy fiancée of newly blinded GI Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory (1951). Later films include The Lawless Breed (1953), The Private War of Major Benson (1955). Away All Boats (1956), Four Girls in Town (1956), The Gunfight in Dodge City (1959, John Wayne’s McQ (1974) and The Wild McLintocks (1974).

Adams has also worked a great deal on television, including a long spell as Eve Simpson on Murder She Wrote (1987-1993).

This is a very fine modern black and white reproduction (11.5" x 8.25") of a publicity image for her most film, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1953), showing Julie being decorously menaced by the Creature. There's a bold signature and inscription ("To Andreas - Happy Birthday & Best wishes - Julie Adams") in blue ink across a clear area of the image. In excellent condition.