David said he loved the story and wanted progressive makeup, but the director didn't. Still, the flim was a runaway hit and a lot of us feel the credit was not just the story but his superior performance as well.
I purchased this rare 'Al' Hedison signature photo made as a publicity photo for 'The Fly'. On the back there is a notation by Fox for newspapers to use at will. Oh yeah!
David wasn't too fond of this film as an artist, and had an actual injury due to a horse as well.
Insert from a Mexican film magazine from about the same time period. As this was purchased without the magazine, unsure of the source.
One of several differing posters,some lurid, for Irwin Allen's 'The Lost World released in 1960 (Note: apparently either Irwin changed his mind on casting or they opted out)
Technical advisor to the film inspects our favorite leatherneck
Photo courtesty Robert Vanderpool Uncle Odie's Collectibles
Colorized (by 'Catfish') photo of David as the Apostle Phillip. Orig. b/w publicity photo courtesy Linda Delaney.
In Scuba wardrobe for Voyage
Glimpses of David Hedison
Some early articles David finds himself in print: Newport Daily News Aug 04 1950
Newport Daily News Aug 29 1950
Barnard Bulletin April 09 1956
It's official! David finds himself a 'Promising Newcomer'.
Berkshire Eagle May 22 1956
David in his first feature film, 'The Enemy Below', released in 1957
Lincoln Evening Journal April 20 1958
Oakland Tribune July 18 1958
Son of Robin Hood(1958/9)
David said Jill was a 'real trooper'and just about everyone was bruised up during the the physcially exhuasting making of the movie.
*** Behind the scenes: On location: The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Plot Thickens!
A new image
How Can a Girl Meet a New Man 'Movie Star Magazine' May 1965
Contributed by Kim Q
Short clip from 'Talk to the Star's in the same magazine also contributed by Kim Q.