Richard Burton on the set of The Robe with Hazel McCann.
Mrs. Hazel McCann, whose pertinent question inspired Lloyd C. Douglas to write his great novel*, “The Robe”, which is dedicated to her, and on which 20th Century-Fox’ first Cinemascope Technicolor picture is based, is shown here with Richard Burton, the film’s “Marcellus,” when she visited the set.
* Hazel McCann, a department store clerk from Ohio, wrote to Douglas asking what he thought had happened to Christ’s garments after the crucifixion. Douglas immediately began working on a novel based on this concept, sending each chapter to McCann as he finished it. Douglas and McCann finally met in 1941, and it is to her that Douglas has dedicated the book.