That's a photo taken of the Fox Titanic model from the catalog for the 1971 Fox auction. The model has been altered to resemble the Queen Mary for the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". The catalog entry said the four "Titanic " funnels were in storage and were put back on the model before Robert Muir, the man who bought it, shipped it to Blaine, Minnesota for its 10-year display at the mall. Robert H. Gibbons
Was the ship in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" meant to be the Queen Mary? The Internet Movie Database says "Queen Mary", but I don't think so. The staff on the ship, and on the ship returning to the United States, were French.
Was the set supposed to be the "France"? I don't think the name was mentioned in the movie.
Parks, I'm sorry! I forgot we discussed this in the past. The ship the girls were going to France on was called the "Ile de Paris" and was shown going from left to right. The DVD shows it was actually the revised Queen Mary model with the name backwards! The Queen Mary at the end of the movie was shown going from right to left! Robert H. Gibbons
Well it is a color picture which would make one turn away from Night to Remember or Titanic. It seems quite to scale with the A deck enclosures visible. I'm not ruling out a color shot of the above mentioned movies. The lighting makes my think of the model re-used and colored for SOS Titanic, so perhaps both movies? That's me guess. I'll be quiet to give others a chance before I rack my mind some more.
Ioannis: You are correct! It was from the unused footage from "Raise the Titanic". Some of this footage was used in the television show "Voyagers" which was released as a feature film "Voyager from the Unknown". Robert H. Gibbons
Voyagers, fantastic, that was a show I've missed somewhat and have been meaning to look up, just couldn't remember the name. Nice job Robert. Out takes from Raise The Titanic would be interesting seeing how the film is basically a dud. Bravo to Ioannis! Got to think about the above. 3 stacks would often be the QM1 but the stacks aren't right. So no guess yet.
Here's a clue. The ship is not called the Titanic in the movie, but it does hit an iceberg and the passengers do sing "Nearer My God to Thee". It is listed as a Titanic-inspired movie. Robert H. Gibbons
The Normandie only had two stacks, but they were squat. Titanic 1953 was kind of off on a lot of counts and they did sing "Nearer My God to Thee" at the end. That would be my guess. Otherwise I don't think I've seen other movies that fit the bill. There are pleanty of other ship movies and disaster ship movies. There are three or so earlier movies about the ship I have never seen . . .so maybe that will steer someone else in the right direction. You may have got us this time Robert, time will tell. Thanks.