Movie Poster Scraps III: The Stripper (1963) (The Stripper; 1963; Franklin J. Schaffner; Joanne Woodward; Richard Beymer; Claire Trevor; Carol Lynley; Robert Webber; Louis Nye; Gypsy Rose Lee; Michael J. Pollard; Sondra Blake; Susan Brown; Marlene De Lamater; Gary Pagett; Ralph Lee; Bing Russell; )
The Stripper (1963) is a drama film about a struggling, aging actress turned stripper and the people she knows, played by Joanne Woodward. It is based on the play A Loss of Roses by William Inge. The film was the feature film debut of director Franklin J. Schaffner, and costarred Carol Lynley, Robert Webber, and Richard Beymer. Also appearing as Madame Olga was real life stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. It was also the first Franklin J. Schaffner film to feature a score by prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith, who would later work with Schaffner on such films as Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon, and The Boys from Brazil.