Saturday, January 17, 2015

Publicity Photo: The Gift Horse

Here's a fun old publicity photo I came across: in 1952, Joyce starred with Bob Paige and Ruth Warrick in an episode of NBC's drama anthology Fireside Theater entitled "The Gift Horse." As the press copy on the back of the photo states, the show was pre-filmed, which was unusual in the early days of television. Joyce was cast as a temptress coming between married couple Paige and Warrick. Note that this photo was put out by Compton Advertising Inc., an agency which otherwise had nothing to do with our Joyce.

Although Fireside Theater ran for seven seasons in 1949-55, most of the episodes (including "The Gift Horse") are lost or unavailable for viewing due to copyright issues.