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cover of The Wages of Fear [Le salaire de la peur] (First French Edition and First UK Edition)

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Various cities: The Bodley Head / Julliard, 1952. First French Edition, published by Julliard in 1950, and First UK Edition, published by The Bodley Head in 1952. Housed together in a custom green cloth clamshell box. Basis for the 1953 breakthrough masterpiece by Henri-Georges Clouzot, as well as the 1958 remake "Violent Road," directed by Howard W.… Read more
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cover of Le cercle des passions (Original screenplay for the 1983 film)

Le cercle des passions (Original screenplay for the 1983 film)

by Claude d'Anna (director, screenwriter); Laure Bonin writing as M.F. Bonin (screenwriter); Monique Lange (screenwriter); Guiliano Gemma, Max von Sydow, Assumpta Serna, Francoise Fabian (starring)

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Published
1979
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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Draft script for the 1983 film. Text in French. An American travels to Sicily to bury his father, not expecting to fall for Elisa, the youngest daughter of Count Carlo de Villafratti and his incestuous, power-hungry family. Set in Sicily. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1979, with credits for… Read more
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cover of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les Parapluies de Cherbourg] (Two original oversize photographs from the 1964 French film)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les Parapluies de Cherbourg] (Two original oversize photographs from the 1964 French film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Leo Weisse (photographer); Catherine Deneuve, Anne Vernon, Nino Castelnuovo, Marc Michel (starring)

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1964
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Paris: Parc Film, 1964. Two vintage oversize borderless photographs, one of Catherine Deneuve and Anne Vernon, and one of Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo, from the 1964 film. Both with provenance stamp of film scholar and author "Jean-Pierre Berthome," one with cropping annotations in holograph ink, on the verso. One of director Demy's most beloved films, about a young… Read more
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cover of Stolen Kisses [Baisers Voles] (Original photograph of Claude Jade from the 1969 film)

Stolen Kisses [Baisers Voles] (Original photograph of Claude Jade from the 1969 film)

by François Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Raymond Depardon (photographer); Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon (screenwriter); Jean-Pierre Léaud, Delphine Seyrig, Claude Jade (starring)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph of Claude Jade from the 1969 film. "Raymond Depardon-Gamma" photographer stamp on verso. Raymond Depardon is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist who, in 1966, co-founded the prestigious photojournalism agency Gamma, and became director in 1973. He also the director of several documentary shorts and feature films, having directed 17 films… Read more
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cover of Lola (Original oversize photograph of Anouk Aimee from the 1961 film)

Lola (Original oversize photograph of Anouk Aimee from the 1961 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Raymond Cauchetier (photographer); Anouk Aimee, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden (starring)

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Published
1961
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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of Anouk Aimee from the 1961 film. Provenance stamp of film scholar and author "Jean-Pierre Berthome," and provenance label of "de Selva - Tapabor," on verso. Jacques Demy's tribute to Max Ophuls, with title and character inspired by Josef von Sternberg's "Der Blaue Engel" (1930), starring Marlene… Read more
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cover of Leonor (Original screenplay for the 1975 film)

Leonor (Original screenplay for the 1975 film)

by Juan Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Bernardino Zapponi, Pierre-Jean Maintigneux, Michel Nuridzani (screenwriters); Michel Piccoli, Liv Ullman, Ornella Muti (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1975 film. Text in English. A medieval nobleman maddened by grief makes a pact with the devil to resurrect his dead wife, who returns with a lust for the blood of children. Light blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director Juan Buñuel and screenwriters Bernardino… Read more
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cover of Rendezvous [Le rendez-vous] (French Press kit for the 1961 film)

Rendezvous [Le rendez-vous] (French Press kit for the 1961 film)

by Jean Delannoy (director, screenwriter); Patrick Quentin (novel); Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost (screenwriters); Annie Girardot, Andrea Parisy, Odile Versois, Jean-Claude Pascal (starring)

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Published
1961
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Paris: G. de Boissiere, 1961. Original French press kit for the 1961 French-Italian film, "Le rendez-vous." Text in French. Resembling the star biography and film credit packets often seen with US press kits, this material details film credits, cast and crew biographies, and a synopsis. The film was produced by Cinetel, but here is credited to publicity manager G.… Read more
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cover of The Spies [Les Espions] (Original screenplay for the 1957 film)

The Spies [Les Espions] (Original screenplay for the 1957 film)

by Henri-Georges Clouzot (director, screenwriter); Jerome Geronimi (screenwriter); Egon Hostovsky (novel); Curd Jurgens, Peter Ustinov, Otto-Eduard Hasse (starring)

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Published
1957
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Paris: Filmsonor, 1957. Draft script for the 1957 film. Text in English. Loosely based on Egon Hostovsky's 1954 novel "The Midnight Patient." In order to finance his failing private clinic, a psychiatrist accepts a bribe to temporarily shelter a defecting Soviet scientist hotly pursued by a number of international secret agents. Set and shot in Maisons-Laffitte,… Read more
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cover of Collection of five original photographs from an unknown film, circa 1950s

Collection of five original photographs from an unknown film, circa 1950s

by [Renée Rouzot]

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Collection of five vintage reference photographs from an unknown film, circa 1950s. Name and address of French film costume designer Renée Rouzot in holograph ink annotation on the verso of one photograph. All photographs 5 x 7 inches. Very Good or better.
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cover of Two original portrait photographs of Mylène Demongeot, circa 1950s

Two original portrait photographs of Mylène Demongeot, circa 1950s

by [Mylène Demongeot]

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1950
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Paris: N.p., 1950. Two oversize borderless black-and-white portrait photographs of French actress Mylène Demongeot. With over 70 films to her credit, Demongeot began acting in the early 1950s, her first film being Léonide Moguy's "Children of Love" (1953). Notable films would follow, including Raymond Rouleau's "The Crucible" (1957), Otto Preminger's "Bonjour tristesse" (1958), André Hunebelle's "Fantômas" film series… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Nicole Henriot, circa 1958)

Original photograph of Nicole Henriot, circa 1958)

by [Nicole Henriot]

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1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Vintage photograph of French actress Nicole Henriot, circa 1958. Presumably a promotional photograph sent to casting directors. Henriot's name (wrongly rendered as "Hanriot") and agency address on the verso in holograph pencil. Not to be confused with the French pianist. Henriot appeared in three French films: "Les pique-assiette" (1960), "L'esthetiticienne" (1959), and "Charmants garçons"… Read more
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cover of Original oversize photograph of Françoise Brion, circa 1960s

Original oversize photograph of Françoise Brion, circa 1960s

by [Françoise Brion]

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Published
1960
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Paris: N.p., 1960. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph of French actress Françoise Brion, circa 1960s. A promotional photograph, with Brion's name and address in holograph pencil annotation on the verso, likely used as a head shot for Brion's consideration in upcoming roles. 9.25 x 14 inches. Very Good, with faint discoloration near the center,… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, and Frankie Vaughan at the Beverly Hills Hotel, circa 1960

Original photograph of Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, and Frankie Vaughan at the Beverly Hills Hotel, circa 1960

by Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Frankie Vaughan (subjects)

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1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage borderless photograph of actress Marilyn Monroe, her then-husband Arthur Miller, actor Yves Montand and his wife, actress Simone Signoret, and British pop star Frankie Vaughan at the Beverly Hills Hotel during a publicity event for the 1960 George Cukor film "Let's Make Love." Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with a provenance stamp.… Read more
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cover of Les petites vicieuses prennent leur pied [The Little Wantons Get Theirs] (Collection of eleven original photographs from the 1981 French hardcore film)

Les petites vicieuses prennent leur pied [The Little Wantons Get Theirs] (Collection of eleven original photographs from the 1981 French hardcore film)

by Alain Payet as John Love (director); Gabriel Pontello, Élisabeth Buré, Piotr Stanislas (starring)

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1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Collection of eleven vintage borderless matte-finish reference photographs from the 1981 French hardcore film. Noted French adult film director Alain Payet worked under a variety of pseudonyms, including John Pardaillan, John and Frederick Brasil Amor, James Gardner, and Alain Garnier. Payet was best known for his boundary-pushing casting practices in films such as "Les… Read more
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cover of Mon Oncle (Original photograph of Jacques Tati on the set of the 1958 film)

Mon Oncle (Original photograph of Jacques Tati on the set of the 1958 film)

by Jacques Tati (director, screenwriter, starring); Jean L'Hote, Jacques Lagrange (screenwriters); Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Alain Becourt (starring)

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1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1958 film, showing director Jacques Tati filming an outdoors scene. National Film Archive stamp on the verso, along with annotations in holograph ink and pencil regarding cropping. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Tati's second of four films featuring the inimitable Monsieur Hulot.… Read more
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cover of Bye Bye Monkey [Rêve de singe] (Two original photographs from the 1978 film)

Bye Bye Monkey [Rêve de singe] (Two original photographs from the 1978 film)

by Marco Ferreri (director, screenwriter); Gérard Brach, Rafael Azcona (screenwriters); Gérard Depardieu, James Coco, Marcello Mastroianni, Geraldine Fitzgerald (starring)

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Published
1978
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Paris: Roissy Films, 1978. Two vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1978 film. Holograph ink annotations on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A darkly comic, dystopian fantasy set in New York, about a lonely French electrician who attempts to raise a baby chimpanzee. Shot on location in… Read more
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cover of Le Pied! [Flat Out] (Collection of five original color snapshots from the 1975 French hardcore film)

Le Pied! [Flat Out] (Collection of five original color snapshots from the 1975 French hardcore film)

by Pierre Unia (director); René Havard (screenwriter); Claudine Beccarie, Katia Tchenko, Pamela Stanford, Béatrice Harnois (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: Unia Films, 1975. Collection of five vintage borderless color snapshots from the 1975 French hardcore film. Stamps of Unia Films on the versos. The two adult sons of a small-town shopkeeper return to their hometown, where they become involved in shady criminal dealings and many sexual encounters. Originally filmed as a softcore film, with "hard" scenes… Read more
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cover of Hard Love [La vie secréte de Walter Petit] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1975 film)

Hard Love [La vie secréte de Walter Petit] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1975 film)

by Serge Korber (director, screenwriter); Richard Darbois, Anne Libert, Marcel Dalio, Véra Valmont (starring)

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1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Collection of six vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1975 French sexploitation film, including two photographs taken on location. A sexually frustrated executive assistant goes to see a psychologist and recovers his prowess, proceeding to embark on a number of erotic adventures with the secretaries at his office. Shot on location in… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Juliette Greco and Michel Legrand, circa 1958

Original photograph of Juliette Greco and Michel Legrand, circa 1958

by Juliette Greco, Michel Legrand (subjects); Guy Le Page (photographer)

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Published
1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Vintage borderless photograph of composer Michel Legrand and chanteuse Juliette Greco, circa 1958. Stamp of photographer Guy Le Page on the verso. Greco and Legrand collaborated on several releases in the 1950s and 1960s, most notably Greco's self-titled album produced by Columbia in 1960. 7.25 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.
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cover of A Gorgeous Bird Like Me [Une belle fille comme moi] (Collection of three original oversize photographs from the 1972 French film)

A Gorgeous Bird Like Me [Une belle fille comme moi] (Collection of three original oversize photographs from the 1972 French film)

by François Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Henry Farrell (novel); Jean-Loup Dabadie (screenwriter); Bernadette Lafont, Andre Dussollier, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner (starring)

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Published
1972
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London: Gala Film Distributors, 1972. Collection of three vintage oversize double-weight photographs from the 1972 French film. With a promotional gold foil label at the bottom right corner of each recto (as issued). A young criminologist falls in love with his subject, a woman accused of murdering her lover and her father. 15.5 x 12 inches.… Read more
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