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400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959)

400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959)

Vintage original 9 x 11" (23 x 28 cm.) double weight photo, France. Jean-Pierre Leaud, dir: Francois Truffaut; Cocinor. The young Antoine Doinel (Leaud) and his best friend Rene Bigey (Patrick Auffay) as they prepare to steal a movie photo of the voluptuous Gianna Maria Canale in the well-known classic Theodora, Slave Empress . This is the earliest image that I can think of in movie history that involves the collecting (well, in this case, that...

$450.00



ALPHAVILLE (1965)

ALPHAVILLE (1965)

Vintage original 9 1/2 x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Athos Films. Godard's dystopian science-fiction film in which the character Lemmy Caution (played by Eddie Constantine, who had played this role in many French B-movie crime films directed by others) finds himself in a futuristic world controlled by a tyrant. Oblong 4to, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., with a 5 pp. supplement laid-in;...

$300.00



ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958)

ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958)

Vintage original 30 ½ x 46" (78 x 117 cm.) poster, France. Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, dir: Roy Ward Baker; Rank Organisation. There have been several fine depictions on film of the epic tragedy of RMS Titanic , this one based on Walter Lord's definitive book. Even with the most recent epic film telling, critics still consider this "the definitive cinematic telling of the story," (Heyer 2012,...

$1,500.00




AU HASARD, BALTHASAR (1966)

AU HASARD, BALTHASAR (1966)

Vintage original 5 x 7" (13 x 18 cm.) photo, France. Anne Wiazemsky, dir: Robert Bresson; Argos Films. Original French behind-the-scenes photo showing Marie (Wiazemsky), with her father (Philippe Asselin), as lights and sound are being set up. With production company stamp on verso, FINE. #bresson #robertbresson #behindthescenes #auhasardbalthasar

$200.00



BEN-HUR (1959)

BEN-HUR (1959)

Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) affiche poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler: MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climatic chariot race. The French artist has chosen to...

$500.00



BREATHLESS [À BOUT DE SOUFFLE] (1960)

BREATHLESS [À BOUT DE SOUFFLE] (1960)

Vintage original 11 ⅜ x 9 ⅜" (31 x 24 cm.) pressbook, France. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; SNC. The film that, more than any other, launched the French New Wave and the career of its director and its two stars. Belmondo won international acclaim in the role of a two-bit gangster, and Seberg was unforgettable as an utterly immoral young American woman in Paris. Pictorial wrappers, 4to, 4 pp., with a 2 pp....

$500.00




Buñuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968)

Buñuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968)

Vintage original 47 x 32" (120 x 82 cm.) half grande poster, France. Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, Jaime Miravilles, dir: Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí; Les Grands Films Classiques. When Luis Buñuel's debut film, which he co-created with fellow Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, premiered in Paris in 1929, it was a private showing at a cine-club. This poster, with its montage of archival...

$500.00



CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks

CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks

All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 1/2" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: LE BEAU SERGE (1958) . 4 pp. Chabrol's first feature. DOUBLE TOUR [LEDA / WEB OF PASSION] (1959) 8 pp. LANDRU (1963) 8,1 pp. Chabrol's version of the story of Bluebeard. MARIE-CHANTAL CONTRE LE. DR. KAH (1965) . 2 pp. One of a few secret agent films Chabrol did during a brief early lull in his career (he apparently had great fun while doing...

$200.00



CUL-DE-SAC (1966)

CUL-DE-SAC (1966)

London: Compton Films, 1966. Vintage original French pressbook, 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm.) for the 1966 film. Roman Polanski's third film, and second film in English, from a screenplay by Polanski and his frequent collaborator, Gerard Brach. Compared since its release to Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett in terms of tone and theme, Cul-de-sac is a psychological thriller of the first order, exploring themes of horror, frustrated sexuality, and...

$350.00




DOUBLEPATTE ET PATACHON (ca. 1930)

DOUBLEPATTE ET PATACHON (ca. 1930)

Vintage original 47 x 63" (120 x 160 cm.) grande affiche poster, France. A French stock poster for the Danish comedy team Pat and Patachon, who were popular from 1920 through the 1930s. They were immensely popular throughout Europe, and were an odd couple, something like Laurel and Hardy. This poster by Faria is one of the best examples of Art Deco film illustration that we have ever encountered. On linen, NEAR FINE.

$2,000.00



ERIC ROHMER / Collection of 3 French pressbooks

ERIC ROHMER / Collection of 3 French pressbooks

[Rohmer, Éric] Collection of three (3) vintage original pressbooks, France. All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 ½" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller. La Collectionneuse [ The Collector ] (1967) 2 pp. Ma nuit chez Maud [ My Night at Maud's ] (1969) 6 pp. Le Genou de Claire [ Claire's Knee ] (1970) 4 pp. All generally VERY GOOD+ or better.

$150.00



ET DIEU... CRÉA LA FEMME [...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN] (1957)

ET DIEU... CRÉA LA FEMME [...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN] (1957)

Vintage original 9 ½ x 11 ½" (24 x 29 cm.) pressbook, France. Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens, dir: Roger Vadim; Cocinor. Oblong 4to, printed wrappers, 8 pp., with 2 tipped-in full-page color plates. This was the film which made a huge international star of Bardot. NEAR FINE.

$150.00




EXTASE [ECSTASY] (1933)

EXTASE [ECSTASY] (1933)

Vintage original 10 x 13 " (27 x 34 cm.) lobby card, France. Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, dir: Gustav Machaty; Elektafilm. Highly poetic and lyrical Czech/Austrian film which resulted in the notice of Hedy Keisler to world audiences. Though she had made several films before, she would not make another for five years. In that film, ALGIERS, and renamed Hedy Lamarr, she became an American star -- and audiences wanted to see her...

$600.00



FÉLIANA L'ESPIONNE [FELIANA THE SPY] (1924)

FÉLIANA L'ESPIONNE [FELIANA THE SPY] (1924)

Vintage original 60 x 45" (152 x 117 cm.) grande affiche poster, France. Leonce Cargue, France Dhelia, dir: Gaston Roudes; Grandes Productions Cinématographiques. A graphically strong stone litho design for this silent French female spy movie. On linen, with slight routine touch up, ABOUT NEAR FINE. #silentfrenchfilm #felianalespionne #stonelitho #vintagemovieposters

$2,000.00



FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES Folio, printed wrappers, 12 ½ x 9 ½" (32 x 24 cm.), 72 pp., slight wear to yapped edges of wrappers, overall JUST ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers. [sold with]: ADMINISTRATION DE LA JUSTICE / SIGNATURE Folio, printed wrappers, 4 pp. (laid in loosely), JUST ABOUT FINE. First edition of the original program of the very first Cannes Film Festival, which was held only a year after the end of...

$750.00




FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT / Collection of 4 French pressbooks

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT / Collection of 4 French pressbooks

All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 ½" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966) 6 pp. LA MARIÉE ÉTAIT EN NOIR [THE BRIDE WORE BLACK] (1968) 4 pp. BAISERS VOLÉS [STOLEN KISSES] (1968) 6 pp. LA SIRÈNE DU MISSISSIPI [MISSISSIPPI MERMAID] (1969) 4 pp.

$200.00



IVAN THE TERRIBLE I & II [IVAN GROZNYY / IVAN LE TERRIBLE] (1944/1958)

IVAN THE TERRIBLE I & II [IVAN GROZNYY / IVAN LE TERRIBLE] (1944/1958)

Vintage original 12 x 9" (31 x 23 cm.) program, France. For the first French screening of the combined Parts One and Two of Sergei Eisenstein's epic IVAN THE TERRIBLE. Part One had first been shown in France inv1946, but Part Two had long been suppressed and only saw the light of day in the late 1950s. Eisenstein had done much work on Part Three before his death of a heart attack, after which Parts Two and Three were suppressed by the Stalinist...

$300.00



JEAN COCTEAU PORTRAIT BY YUL BRYNNER (1960)

JEAN COCTEAU PORTRAIT BY YUL BRYNNER (1960)

Vintage original 6 ½ x 9 ¾" (17 x 24 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, France. A brilliant portrait of the great French film auteur (writer, director, actor, editor, composer, etc.) by his friend and colleague actor/director Yul Brynner. The portrait was done during the filming of Le testament d'Orphée ( The Testament of Orpheus ). This was the great poet's last filmic work and one in which many of...

$1,000.00




JEAN SEBERG / SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) + BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

JEAN SEBERG / SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) + BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

Two (2) vintage original French pressbooks for Jean Seberg's first two films: SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) 4to, 12 x 9 ½" (31 x 24 cm.), printed wrappers, 6 pp. , light wear at edges, NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, dir: Otto Preminger; United Artists. BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) 4to, 12 x 9 " (31 x 23 cm.), printed wrappers, 8 pp., NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. When Saint...

$250.00



JEAN-LUC GODARD / Collection of 4 French pressbooks

JEAN-LUC GODARD / Collection of 4 French pressbooks

All in pictorial wrappers, 12 x 9" (31 x 23 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: LES CARABINIERS [THE SOLDIERS] (1963) 4 pp. BANDE À PART [BAND OF OUTSIDERS] (1964) 4 pp. UNE FEMME MARIÉE [A MARRIED WOMAN] (1964) 4 pp. TOUT VA BIEN (1972) Co-directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin, with Jane Fonda and Yves Montand. 6 pp.

$200.00



LA GRANDE ILLUSION [GRAND ILLUSION] (1937)

LA GRANDE ILLUSION [GRAND ILLUSION] (1937)

Vintage original 15 x 19 ½" (37 x 49 cm.) photo, France. Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Julien Carette, Marcel Dalio, dir: Jean Renoir; RAC. This is the first foreign film to be nominated by the Academy for Best Picture (in 1938). It was awarded the Best Foreign Language Film by National Board of Review, USA, and the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 1938. Renoir's brilliant study of class system played...

$1,500.00




LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC [THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC] (1928; 1978 RR)

LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC [THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC] (1928; 1978 RR)

Vintage original 63 x 47" (160 x 119 cm.) grande affiche poster, France. Falconetti, Antoine Artaud, dir: Carl Dreyer; Gaumont. Dreyer's masterpiece was originally planned as one of the earliest talking films, but that did not happen, and so it became one of the final masterpieces of the silent cinema. French artist Jean A. Mercier designed the great original 1928 French posters; this poster is a reworking of one of his original designs, used...

$300.00



LA PLACE EST BONNE [THE PLACE IS GOOD] (1930)

LA PLACE EST BONNE [THE PLACE IS GOOD] (1930)

Vintage original 47 x 63" (120 x 160) grande affiche, France. Yvonne Leduc, Marthe Sarbel, Charles Camus, Armand Bernard, dir: Roger Lion. Delightful poster with art by popular humorist illustrator Chaperon Jean for a delightful early talkie short (39 minutes). A comedy of mistaken identity when the Dutilleuls invite his boss for dinner and fire their maid on the same day. When the boss arrives, he mistakes the mrs. for the maid and she takes on...

$1,500.00



LE MÉPRIS [CONTEMPT] (1963)

LE MÉPRIS [CONTEMPT] (1963)

Vintage original 9 ½ x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Oblong 4to, stiff linen wrappers, 8 pp. (two of them brightly colored full-page color photographs from the film, both of them showing Bardot). Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Cocinor. One of the landmark films of the French New Wave, both a story of a disintegrating marriage and one of the most prominent early examples of post-modernist...

$375.00








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