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F for Fake (Original poster from the 1973 film)

by Welles, Orson (director, screenwriter, starring); Oja Kodar, Francois Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory (starring)

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1973
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France: Les Films de l'Astrophore, 1973. Vintage one sheet poster from the 1973 film. The last film Orson Welles completed, of which he said, "everything in that film was a trick." A docudrama starring Welles as the unreliable narrator, investigating the nature of authorship and authenticity, focusing on the work of infamous painting forger, Elmyr de Hory,… Read more
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Journey to Italy [Viaggio in Italia] (Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini from the set of the 1954 film)

by Rossellini, Roberto (director, screenwriter); Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer (starring); Colette (novel); Vitaliano Brancati (screenwriter);

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Published
1953
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New York: International News Photos, 1953. Vintage photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini on the set of the 1954 film. Mimeo snipe, dated May 17, 1953, "International News Photos" and "Return to: Chronicle Files" stamps on verso. The International News Photos snipe addresses the movie as "New Wine." While we could not verify that working title,… Read more
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L'Eclisse [The Eclipse] (Original photograph of Monica Vitti from the 1962 film)

by Antonioni, Michelangelo (director, screenwriter); Sergio Strizzi (still photographer); Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri (screenwriter); Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabl, Louis Seigner (starring)

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Published
1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Monica Vitti sitting on a sofa and staring into the existential void, from the 1962 film. "ROMA's Press Photo" stamp on verso, with address in Rome for same. The third and final chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy, preceeded by "L'Avventura" (1960), starring Gabriele Ferzetti and Monica Vitti, and… Read more
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Nights of Cabiria [Cabiria] (Two original photographs from the 1957 film)

by Fellini, Federico (director, screenwriter); Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini (screenwriters); Giulietta Masina, Francois Perier, Amedeio Nazzari (starring)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: Lopert Films Inc, 1957. Two vintage photographs from the 1957 film, one promotional photograph of Giulietta Masina and one studio still photograph of Masina and Francois Perier, here under the international release title "Cabiria." Federico Fellini's compassionate and grounded masterpiece, with a stunning and heart-breaking performance from (Fellini's wife) Masina as Cabiria, a naive prostitute… Read more
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Pickpocket (Two original photographs from the 1959 film)

by Bresson, Robert (director, screenwriter); Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pelegri (starring)

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Published
1959
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N.p.: Agence D E B., 1959. Two vintage French borderless studio still photographs from the 1959 film, one of Martin LaSalle and one of Jean Pelegri. Mimeo snipe on verso, one with annotations on verso. Bresson's first wholly original screenplay, as opposed to one adapted from existing material, perhaps the finest of his many films, and… Read more
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La Dolce Vita (Two original photographs from the 1961 US release of the 1960 Italian film)

by Fellini, Federico (director, screenwriter); Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi (screenwriters); Marcello Mastoianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee (starring)

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Published
1961
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New York: Bill Doll and Company, 1961. Two vintage borderless studio still photographs from the US release of the 1961 Italian film. Large Astor Release snipe on verso, one with "R.R. Stuart Collection" stamp on verso. Fellini's most pivotal film, if not his finest. Unlike the more sentimental and abstract films that would follow, "La Dolce… Read more
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Mon Oncle (Original photograph from the 1958 film)

by Tati, Jaczues (director, screenwriter, starring); Andre Dino (still photographer); Jacques Lagrange, Jean L'Hote (screenwriter); Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Becourt (starring)

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Published
1958
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N.p.: Continental Distributing, 1958. Vintage reference photograph of Jacques Tati from the 1958 film. The director's second of four films featuring the inimitable Monsieur Hulot. In this chapter, Hulot strays from his rather ordinary Paris neighborhood and into a modern, suburban one, where technological chaos reigns. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and… Read more
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La Sortie de Versailles [Leaving Versailles] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Cornfield, Hubert (screenwriter)

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Unknown
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N.p.: N.p., Unknown. Draft script for an unproduced film. Text in French. An unassuming couple accidentally overhears a gang's plans to rob a bank, and decide to personally interfere, with the end goal of securing the money for themselves. Screenwriter Hubert Cornfield was best known as a director for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1950s and 60s. … Read more
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Original photograph of Jane Birkin lounging poolside, 1973

by Birkin, Jane (subject); Jean-Pierre Fizet (photographer)

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1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Vintage borderless oversize candid photograph of Jane Birkin by her best known photographer Jean-Pierre Fizet. Here she lounges poolside, wearing more than usual (i.e., a hat). With Fizet's rubber stamp and multiple agency stamps on the verso, along with a date of 1973. 11 x 8.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing to the… Read more
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The Lovers [Les Amants] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Malle, Louis (director); Dominique Vivant (novel); Louise de Vilmorin (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory (starring)

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Published
1958
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Paris: Nouvelles Editions de Films, 1958. French language draft script for the 1958 film. Based on the 1777 erotic novel "Point de Lendemain" by Dominique Vivant, released in the US as "The Lovers." Louis Malle's second film, about a wealthy woman who becomes bored with both her emotionally distant husband and her lover, and… Read more
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The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (Original photograph of Jean-Luc Godard from the set of the 1964 film)

by Godard, Jean-Luc (director, screenwriter)

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1964
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N.p.: Primex Films, 1964. Vintage borderless photograph of Jean-Luc Godard in Morocco from the 1964 film. French mimeo snipe on the verso. An anthology film featuring five stories about swindlers around the world. Godard's segment stars Jean Seberg as a journalist accused of passing fake currency, who then tracks down and interviews the counterfeiter, in the… Read more
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The Devil, Probably (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1977 film)

by Bresson, Robert (director, screenwriter); Antoine Monnier, Tina Itissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano, Nicolas Deguy (starring)

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Published
1977
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Paris: Sunchild Productions, 1977. Collection of eight vintage photographs from the 1977 film. In a fine outing from a director who basically made no missteps, protagonist Charles drifts Bressonially through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realizes the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the world he… Read more
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Cleo from 5 to 7 (Original photograph from the set of the 1962 film)

by Varda, Agnes (director, screenwriter); Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray (starring)

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Published
1962
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Paris: Cine Tamaris, 1962. Vintage borderless photograph of Agnes Varda on the set of the 1962 film. "Collection G. Troussier" stamp on the verso. Agnes Varda, an important and influential French director, writer, and artist, uses both documentary style realism and experimental film techniques to explore issues of feminism and social justice. A colleague of Alain… Read more
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Day of the Jackal (Original banner poster for the 1973 film)

by Zinnemann, Fred (director); Frederick Forsyth (novel); Kenneth Ross (screenwriter); Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel (starring)

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Published
1973
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1973. Vintage US silkscreen banner poster for the 1973 film. Based on Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel about the titular professional assassin hired by a militant French underground organization to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. Set in and shot on location in Paris, Versailles and Hautes-Alpes. 82 x… Read more
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The Soft Skin (Original photograph from the 1964 film)

by Truffaut, Francois (director, screenwriter); Raymond Cauchetier (still photographer); Jean-Louis Richard (screenwriter); Jean Desailly, Francoise Dorleac, Nelly Benedetti (starring)

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Published
1964
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Paris: Les Films du Carrosse, 1964. Vintage oversize, borderless photograph from the 1964 French film. Holograph pencil annotations on the verso noting the name of the film and photographer. Legendary director and French New Wave auteur Francois Truffaut's fourth film, about a seemingly happily married literary scholar who begins an affair with an airline stewardess. … Read more
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Hiroshima mon amour (Original press photograph from the 1959 film)

by Resnais, Alain (director); Marguerite Duras (screenwriter); Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud (starring)

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1959
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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Argos Films, 1959. Vintage press photograph from the 1959 film, showing actors Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada posing with a group beneath the exterior of the fictional "New Hiroshima Hotel". With a stamp for Cinemonde Archives and holograph pencil annotations regarding layout to the verso. The set of the "New Hiroshima Hotel", a key element in… Read more
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The Machine (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Malle, Louis, Pierre Kast (screenwriters)

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Published
1968
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London: Winkast Film Productions, 1968. Treatment script (noted in script as "Preliminary screenplay") for an unproduced film. Undated, date gathered from The French Film Library BiFi. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and "Heat" (Michael Mann, 1996). Three… Read more
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Mission Dragon Blanc (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Gaspard-Huit, Pierre (director); Jean-Michel Clermontet (screenwriter)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Draft script for an unproduced film. With a single holograph annotation in ink to the front wrapper. Laid in with the script is a typed page crediting Pierre Gaspard-Huit as director. Text in French. An FBI agent infiltrates an international drug smuggling ring that operates primarily through a system of casinos. Set in Portugal.… Read more
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Douces Penetrations (Collection of four original photographs and 1 original contact sheet from the 1976 film)

by Rollin, Jean (director, screenwriter, starring); Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (screenwriter); Tania Busselier, Martine Grimaud, Eva Khris (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: Films du Berry, 1976. Collection of four vintage borderless studio still photographs and one contact sheet from the 1976 film. Two larger gloss finish photographs and two smaller matte finish photographs and contact sheet containing eleven images. Jean Michel Rollin Roth Le Gentil, more commonly known as Jean Rollin, had gained notoriety (and some scandal) with his… Read more
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Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Collection of six original photographs from the 1975 film)

by Pasolini, Pier Paolo (director); Marquis de Sade (book source); Fabian (photographer) Paolo Bonacelli, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: Produzioni Europee Associate, 1975. Collection of six vintage borderless studio still photographs from the 1975 film. German mimeo snipe on verso of five of the photographs, "bitte zuruck" stamp on verso of three of the photographs and a "UNIKAT" sticker on the verso of 1 of the photographs. Pasolini's final film, set during the last… Read more
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