The Altman Calendar
A hand-made calendar was a special gift to Robert Altman from his staff or family. It contains many casual photographs of the director on sets with actors as well as listings of occasion's to remember. One casual moment is this image of Robert Altman and Elliott Gould playfully reenacting the classic Grant Wood painting “American Gothic” on the set of California Split, a film that follows two gamblers to a high-stakes poker game in Reno.
Robert Altman, Keith Carradine, and Shelley Duvall on the set of Thieves Like Us (1974), a film based on an Edward Anderson novel by the same name that chronicles the doomed love affair of an escaped convict and the daughter of a gas-station attendant in 1930s Mississippi.