Joan Rice as Maid MarianWalt Disney's Story of Robin Hood (1952)
Great post! Joan Rice is a favorite Maid Marian with many Robin Hood fans.
At last Joan is beginning to get some of the credit she deserves. Her groundbreaking role was vital to the film as a distinctly lively and independant Maid Marian that ultimately proves that Robin is on the side of the king and that Prine John is a traitor.Joan's Marian not only falls in love with someone below her social status (Robin is the son of a Forrester, she is the daughter of a knight) but defies the Queen Mother to seek out an outlaw!Joan showed that Marian could be more than just decorative eye candy on the silver screen.
As we have all said before Walt Disney was right to insist she was cast in this role and I think of her as the best ever Maid Marian. Her beauty was certainly shown at its very best in Technicolor and I am sure Walt knew that instinctively even though others maybe didnt. The two big Tecnicolor films she starred in look so good even now and she shared the screen with major film stars and in fact got star billing in each. I am sure that we are all big fans of Joan Rice on this blog !!
Great signed photo of Joan Rice as Marion.... & I have this actual signed photo in my collection ! Thank you for using this fantastic image on your site. Bought off eBay some time ago from tramline autographs.I was delighted with it. Nice inscription... I wonder who Gerald was ? Beautiful photo of a very talented lady and my all time favorite Maid Marion. Would loved to have met her. Wonderful site, well done & carry on the good work. Johnny Fitzooth of Huntington.
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