More Stephen Boyd Clippings (including Monica Peterson)

It was nice to find another clipping of Stephen Boyd with the beautiful African American actress/ starlet Monica Peterson recently. Monica had first met Stephen on the set of  “The Fall of the Roman Empire”. She also appeared in his BBC biography “The Man Who Never Was” in 2011. I also came across photos of Monica attending the London premiere of “Shalako” with Stephen in December of 1968, and the below new clipping seems to be around the same time, or from a little later, maybe 1970.  I also found a newspaper clipping from 1968 indicating that the pair was out on a date in mid-1968 during the time Stephen was filming “Slaves”.

For more information about Monica Peterson be sure to visit her website which includes some very interesting candid photos over the years with other celebrities at

TWOSOMES around town:….Monica Peterson, 20th Century Fox’s beautiful Negro starlet, with Stephen Boyd at at Chez Jay.  (June 14, 1968, Evening Herald) 

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Below, Monica and Stephen at the premiere of “Shalako” in London, December 1968

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Stephen Boyd and Monica Peterson on the set of “The Fall of the Roman Empire”, 1964


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50th Anniversary of “Slaves” Premiere in Baltimore, Maryland on May 6, 1969

“Slaves” is one of my all time favorite Stephen Boyd films, and it is incredible to think it has been 50 years since it was released in 1969! During the time is was coming out, “Ben-Hur” had just been re-released for its 10 year anniversary. The movie premiered in a perfect city  – Baltimore – which hung on the edge of both North and South States and had a strong African-American population. Below are some of the pictures and fanfare of the premiere, which Stephen Boyd and Dionne Warwick both attended.

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