River Phoenix 1989 Original TYPE I photo – Stand By Me Tragic Actor

River Phoenix was a talented and influential actor and musician whose life, though tragically short, left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry and his fans.  His breakout role came in the film "Stand by Me" (1986), where he played the sensitive and troubled Chris Chambers. The film was a critical and commercial success, establishing River as a promising young actor. River Phoenix died of a drug overdose on October 31, 1993, at the age of 23 outside The Viper Room, a nightclub in West Hollywood. His death shocked fans and the entertainment industry.

Some of his other Notable films include:


  • "The Mosquito Coast" (1986): Played the son of Harrison Ford's character.
  • "Running on Empty" (1988): His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989): Played the young Indiana Jones in the film's opening sequence.
  • "My Own Private Idaho" (1991): Gave a critically acclaimed performance as a street hustler opposite Keanu Reeves.

Offered is a very rare 7” x 9” TYPE I original photo taken by photographer, Victor Malafronte (his stamp on back) from February 18, 1989 at the “Rock Against Fur” concert at the Paladium in NYC (original paper caption attached to the back of the photo).

Crystal clear haunting photo that shows an apparently intoxicated River Phoenix.

Item: 13485

Price: $125.00
River Phoenix 1989 Original TYPE I photo – Stand By Me Tragic Actor