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image of L'Affaire est dans le sac [It's in the Bag] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1932 French film)

L'Affaire est dans le sac [It's in the Bag] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1932 French film)

by Jacques Prevert (screenwriter); Pierre Prevert (director); Etienne Decroux, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Julien Carette, Philippe Richard (starring)

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Published
1932
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Joinville-le-Pont, France: Pathe-Natan, 1932. Collection of six vintage oversize matte-finish double weight reference photographs from the 1932 French comedy film. With the label of Les Grands Films Classiques on the verso. A milliner and his salesman plan to kidnap a millionaire, but accidentally kidnap the millionaire's bored young son, who is thrilled to be part of an adventure.… Read more
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Les bijoux de famille [French Blue] (Archive of 95 original photographs from the 1975 film)

by Jean-Claude Laureux (director, screenwriter); Michel Parmentier (screenwriter);

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Published
1975
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$2,200.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Archive of 95 vintage borderless reference photographs, essentially keybook photos demonstrating sequences, from the 1975 French pornographic film. Included with the collection is a French pressbook for the film. Class barriers dissolve and invert in unusual and unexpected ways at the reading of an aristocratic patriarch's will. 9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine. … Read more
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La Grande Porte (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Andre Soupart (screenwriter); Jean-Marie Vervisch, Paul Paquay (screenwriters)

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Published
1980
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$75.00

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Brussels: Monome, 1980. Draft script for an unproduced French film, written by French director-screenwriter Andre Soupart. With a holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper noting the film's title, and to the first leaf noting a change of address for Monome Films. Text in French. The lives of two women intersect in dreamlike, mysterious ways. Beige titled… Read more
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image of Two original photographs of Michele Morgan, circa 1930s

Two original photographs of Michele Morgan, circa 1930s

by Michele Morgan (subject)

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Published
1930
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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Two vintage wide-margin black and white photograph of French actress Michele Morgan posing nude outdoors, circa 1930s. Morgan was considered one of the most prominent leading ladies in French cinema in the early and mid-20th century, appearing in "Port of Shadows" (1938), "Pastoral Symphony" and "The Chase" (1946), and "The Fallen Idol" (1948), among… Read more
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The Exiles (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Jacques Deval (screenwriter)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Treatment script for an unproduced film. Incomplete as issued, noted as part one of two. Engaged Czechoslovakian immigrants Bogdan and Shari are promptly separated on their first day in New York City. Luckily, Shari befriends Harold, a young architect who (with the help of his world-wise mother and spacious, modern apartment!) cares for Shari.… Read more
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Le Guerisseur [Comme le sucre dans le cafe...] (Original treatment script for the 1953 film)

by Yves Ciampi (director, screenwriter); Jacques-Laurent Bost, Pierre Very (screenwriters); Jean Marais, Daniele Delorme, Maurice Ronet, Dieter Borsche (starring)

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Published
1953
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N.p.: N.p., 1953. Treatment script for the 1953 film, here under the working title "Comme le sucre dans le cafe...". Text in French. A doctor turned homeopath poaches patients from his former medical colleagues, but is challenged when his shady treatment further endangers the life of a woman with a brain tumor. Set in Brittany, France. … Read more
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image of Les galets d'Etretat [The Pebbles of Etretat] (Original screenplay for the 1972 film)

Les galets d'Etretat [The Pebbles of Etretat] (Original screenplay for the 1972 film)

by Sergio Gobbi (director, screenwriter); Vahe Katcha (screenwriter); Virna Lisi, Maurice Ronet, Annie Cordy (starring)

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Published
1972
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$375.00

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Paris: Paris-Cannes Productions, 1972. Draft script for the 1972 French-Italian film. With handwritten pagination throughout. A French cosmetologist is robbed and sexually assaulted by a race car driver, leading her to seek revenge. Set and shot on location in Seine-Maritime and Essonne, France. Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director SERGIO GOBBI… Read more
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image of Black Orpheus [Orfeo negro] (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1959 film)

Black Orpheus [Orfeo negro] (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1959 film)

by Marcel Camus (director, screenwriter); Vinicius de Moraes (play); Jacques Viot (screenwriter); Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira (starring)

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Published
1959
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Collection of eight vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photographs from the 1959 French film. A key film that captured the essence of an era, a music, and a place, namely the modern Carnival, bossa nova, and Brazil, as well as an important intersection of European and Brazilian viewpoints, merging the talents of French… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Images de Louis Jouvet

by [Louis Jouvet] Boris Lipnitzski; Jean-Louis Barrault (preface)

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Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Paris: Emile-Paul Freres, 1952. First Edition. Presumed First Edition. Preface by Jean-Louis Barrault. Text in French. A collection of photographs of the great French actor of the stage and screen, Louis Jovet. Very Good plus in card wrappers, with folding card photo-illustrated dust jacket.
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image of The Old Maid [La vieille fille] (Original screenplay for the 1972 French film)

The Old Maid [La vieille fille] (Original screenplay for the 1972 French film)

by Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Marthe Keller (starring); Jean-Pierre Blanc (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1971
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$1,250.00

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Paris: Lira Films, 1971. Draft script for the 1972 French film (text in French), belonging to uncredited sound engineer Gerard Dacquay, with name in holograph marker on bottom right margin of front wrapper, and name and address stamped on top right of title page. Copy number "17" in holograph ink on front wrapper. A few minor holograph annotations in… Read more
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image of Ten Days Wonder [La decade prodigieuse] (Original screenplay for the 1971 French film)

Ten Days Wonder [La decade prodigieuse] (Original screenplay for the 1971 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director); Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee [as Ellery Queen] (novel); Paul Gegauff, Eugene Archer, Paul Gardner (screenwriters); Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlene Jobert, Orson Welles (starring)

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Published
1971
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$1,350.00

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Paris: Les Films la Boetie, 1971. Draft script for the 1971 French film noir, belonging to Assistant Sound Engineer Gerard Dacquay. Annotations on title page of Dacquay's name in holograph red marker and four lead actors with characters' names in holograph black marker. Text in French. Based on the 1948 novel by Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred… Read more
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image of Birds in Peru [Les oiseaux vont mourir au Perou] (Original photograph from the 1968 French film)

Birds in Peru [Les oiseaux vont mourir au Perou] (Original photograph from the 1968 French film)

by Romain Gary (director, screenwriter); Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Pierre Brasseur, Danielle Darrieux (starring)

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Published
1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1968 French film. With holograph ink annotations and stamp of photographer Gerard Cossevin on the verso. While hiding out on a Peruvian island, an emotionally numb young woman has sex with a group of sailors on a beach. Meanwhile, her wealthy husband and his strange chauffeur search for her,… Read more
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image of Day for Night [La Nuit Americaine] (Two original photographs from the 1973 French film)

Day for Night [La Nuit Americaine] (Two original photographs from the 1973 French film)

by Francois Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman (screenwriters); Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani (starring)

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Published
1973
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$425.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Two vintage borderless reference photographs taken on the set of the 1973 French film, one showing director Francois Truffaut demonstrating how to slap Jean-Pierre Aumont to actor Jean-Pierre Leaud, the other showing Leaud putting Truffaut's instruction into practice. With stamps specific to the film's US release on the verso. One of the great… Read more
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image of Love at the Top [Le mouton enrage] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1974 film)

Love at the Top [Le mouton enrage] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1974 film)

by Jane Birkin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Romy Schneider(starring); Michael Deville (director); Christopher Frank (screenwriter)

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Published
1974
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Collection of three vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1974 film, all showing actress Jane Birkin. Two with provenance stamps to the verso. A dark comedy following a shy bank employee who falls under the sway of a cynical, misogynistic novelist. Set and shot on location in Paris. Two photographs 7… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Jane Birkin on a motorcycle, circa 1970s

Original photograph of Jane Birkin on a motorcycle, circa 1970s

by Jane Birkin (subject); Olga Horstig-Primuz (photographer)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage borderless satin-finish photograph of actress Jane Birkin happily posing on a motorcycle, circa 1970s. With the stamp of photographer Olga Horstig-Primuz to the verso, along with holograph ink annotations banning reproduction on behalf of Vogue. 7.75 x 5.5 inches. Near Fine.
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image of Original photograph of Jane Birkin posing with her daughter Charlotte, circa 1972

Original photograph of Jane Birkin posing with her daughter Charlotte, circa 1972

by Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg (subjects)

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Published
1972
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$550.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless black and white photograph of actress Jane Birkin with her young daughter Charlotte, circa 1972. Mounted on white cardboard, with the stamp of casting reference guide Players Directory to the right of the photograph and holograph ink annotations noting Birkin's name, as well as the name of agent Paul Kohner. Photograph 9.25… Read more
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image of Je t'aime moi non plus [I Love You, I Don't] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro, and Serge Gainsbourg on the set of the 1976 film)

Je t'aime moi non plus [I Love You, I Don't] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro, and Serge Gainsbourg on the set of the 1976 film)

by Serge Gainsbourg (director, screenwriter); Jane Birkin, Joe Dallesandro (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Serge Gainsbourg with actors Joe Dallesandro and Jane Birkin on the set of the 1976 film. A tomboyish waitress at a truck stop develops a crush on a gay garbage truck driver, and in spite of all odds they begin a relationship. Gainsbourg's directorial debut. 9.25… Read more
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image of Trop jolies pour etre honnetes [Too Pretty to be Honest] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1972 French film)

Trop jolies pour etre honnetes [Too Pretty to be Honest] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1972 French film)

by Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont, Elisabeth Wiener, Emma Cohen (starring); Richard Balducci (director); Catherine Carone, Guy Grosso, Catherine Varlin, Michel Martens, Augusto Caminito (screenwriters)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1972 French film. Four roommates discover that a gang of thieves are stashing their goods in the building across the street from their apartment, and decide to steal the loot for themselves. Set on the French Riviera. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. Near… Read more
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image of Two Weeks in September (Original photograph of Brigitte Bardot on the set of the 1967 film)

Two Weeks in September (Original photograph of Brigitte Bardot on the set of the 1967 film)

by Brigitte; Bardot, Laurent Terzieff, Jean Rochefort (starring); Serge Bourguignon (director, screenwriter); Sean Graham, Pascal Jardin (screenwriters)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Vintage black and white reference photograph from the set of the 1967 film, showing actress Brigitte Bardot in the bath between takes, with director Serge Bourguignon to her right. With cropping annotations in pencil on the verso, along with a provenance stamp. A French woman is tempted to stray from her older English husband… Read more
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image of The French Revolution: the Bastille (Original photograph of Jean Becker on the set of the 1971 short film)

The French Revolution: the Bastille (Original photograph of Jean Becker on the set of the 1971 short film)

by Jean Becker (director); Jerry Kuehl, Beatrice Rubinstein (screenwriters); Laszlo Petrovitz (still photographer)

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Published
1971
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Vintage borderless black and white photograph of director Jean Becker behind the camera on the set of the 1971 short film. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamps of Interfoto MTI and PIX agency. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between… Read more
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