French New Wave from Royal Books, Inc.

New Arrivals

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)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Item Price
$1,350.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,350.00
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)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$325.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$325.00
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)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$425.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$425.00
image of Autograph letter signed from Francois Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock regarding

Autograph letter signed from Francois Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock regarding "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" ["Hitchcock/Truffaut"], circa 1966

by Francois Truffaut (director, author); Alfred Hitchcock (director, subject)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1966
Item Price
$8,500.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1966. Autograph letter signed from Francois Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock, on Truffaut's personal letterhead, circa 1966, on many issues, but mostly regarding the reception to the French publication of the pair's landmark book, "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" [published the following year in the US as "Truffaut/Hitchcock"]. In French. A meaty, enthusiastic, celebratory letter, broadly discussing the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8,500.00
image of Contempt [Le Mepris] (Two original photographs from the US release of the 1963 French film)

Contempt [Le Mepris] (Two original photographs from the US release of the 1963 French film)

by Jean-Luc Godard (director, screenwriter); Alberto Moravia (novel); Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Gorgia Moll, Fritz Lang (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: Embassy Pictures, 1964. Two intage studio still photographs from the US release of the 1963 film, showing actors Brigitte Bardot, Giorgia Moll, and Jack Palance. With holograph pencil annotations on the verso regarding layout. Based on the 1954 Italian novel "Il disprezzo" ("A Ghost at Noon") by Alberto Moravia. Director Jean-Luc Godard's lush Technicolor landmark that… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
image of Day for Night [La Nuit Americaine] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1973 French film)

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

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

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$350.00

Show Details

Description:
Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Collection of three vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1973 French film, two showing actress Alexandra Stewart, and one showing Stewart and Jean-Pierre Leaud. With provenance stamps and holograph ink and pencil annotations to the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. One of the great films… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$350.00
image of Elevator to the Gallows [Ascenseur pour l'echafaud] (Collection of four original photographs of Jeanne Moreau from the 1958 film)

Elevator to the Gallows [Ascenseur pour l'echafaud] (Collection of four original photographs of Jeanne Moreau from the 1958 film)

by Louis Malle (director, screenwriter); Noel Calef (novel); Roger Nimier (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1958
Item Price
$675.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1958. Collection of four vintage matte-finish borderless candid photographs of Jeanne Moreau on the set of the 1958 French film noir. The film's new cinematic realism was both indebted and pivotal to the French New Wave, and skyrocketed the career of actress Jeanne Moreau, whose disaffected, makeup-less performance was the scandal of Paris for months following… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$675.00
image of Collection of five original photographs of Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina, circa 1960s

Collection of five original photographs of Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina, circa 1960s

by Jean-Luc Godard; Anna Karina (subjects); Giancarlo Botti (photographer)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$850.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: Paris Match, 1960. Collection of five vintage borderless photographs of actress Anna Karina and her director and then-husband Jean-Luc Godard. Printed on paper marked with the logo of Paris Match magazine on the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Giancarlo Botti. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$850.00
image of Pierrot le Fou (Original oversize photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo from the 1965 film)

Pierrot le Fou (Original oversize photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo from the 1965 film)

by Jean-Luc Godard (director, screenwriter); Lionel White (novel); Yves Debraine (attributed photographer); Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1965
Item Price
$450.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo from the set of the 1965 film. "14 Mai 1965" stamp and annotation in holograph marker of "credit Y-Debraine" on verso. Based on the 1962 novel "Obession" by Lionel White, about an unhappily married man who goes on a traveling crime spree with an… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
image of Day for Night (Original photograph from the 1973 film)

Day for Night (Original photograph from the 1973 film)

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

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$300.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1973. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Francois Truffault and crew at a woodsy shooting location the 1973 film. One of the great films about film, chronicling the ups and downs in the lives of the cast and crew of shooting a fictional film. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and nominated for… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$300.00
image of Je t'aime moi non plus [I Love You, I Don't] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1976 film)

Je t'aime moi non plus [I Love You, I Don't] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1976 film)

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

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$450.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: President Films, 1976. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1976 film. "Societe Nationale" stamp on verso. Waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck stop, lonely and longing for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that Krassky is gay. Krassky likes… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
image of Jules and Jim [Jules et Jim] (Original photograph of Jeanne Moreau and Henri Serre from the 1962 film)

Jules and Jim [Jules et Jim] (Original photograph of Jeanne Moreau and Henri Serre from the 1962 film)

by Francois Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Henri-Pierre Roche (novel); Jean Gruault (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1962
Item Price
$375.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: les Films du Carrosse, 1962. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Henri Serre painting a moustache on Jeanne Moreau from the 1962 film. Based on the 1953 novel by Henri-Pierre Roche. One of the founding films of the French New Wave, examining a long relationship between two men and an impulsive young woman before, during, and after… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$375.00
image of A Double Tour [Leda] [Web of Passion] (Original oversize photograph of Antonella Lualdi from the 1959 French film)

A Double Tour [Leda] [Web of Passion] (Original oversize photograph of Antonella Lualdi from the 1959 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director, screenwriter); Stanley Ellin (novel); Paul Gegauff (screenwriter); Antonella Lualdi, Madeleine Robinson, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Dacqmine (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$450.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: Robert and Raymond Hakim, 1959. Vintage oversize double weight studio still photograph, with bottom margin, of Antonella Lualdi from the 1959 film noir. "20" stamp on verso. Based on 1952 novel "The Key to Nicholas Street" by Stanley Ellin about a wealthy vintner finds it difficult to balance the demands of his wife, his children, his… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
image of Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Original photograph of Jacques Demy and Yves Montand from the set of the 1988 film)

Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Original photograph of Jacques Demy and Yves Montand from the set of the 1988 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Francoise Fabian (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: AMLF, 1988. Vintage reference photograph of Jacques Demy and Yves Montand on the set of the 1988 film. Demy's fanciful portrait of the life of singer and actor Yves Montand (playing himself), who returns to Marseille, the city of his childhood, to rehearse a stage musical based on his life, and falls in love the female… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Two original photograph of Jacques Demy from the set of the 1988 film)

Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Two original photograph of Jacques Demy from the set of the 1988 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Francoise Fabian (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
Item Price
$225.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: AMLF, 1988. Two vintage reference photographs of Jacques Demy on the set of the 1988 film. Demy's fanciful portrait of the life of singer and actor Yves Montand (playing himself), who returns to Marseille, the city of his childhood, to rehearse a stage musical based on his life, and falls in love the female lead, Marian… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
image of Parking (Original photograph from the 1985 film)

Parking (Original photograph from the 1985 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Sylvain Legrand (still photographer); Francis Huster, Laurent Malet, Jean Marais (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1985
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: France 3 Cinema, 1985. Vintage matte reference photograph of Marie-France Pisier, Francis Huster, and Jean Marais from the 1985 film. Provenance stamp of film scholar and author "Jean-Pierre Berthome" on verso. Jacques Demy's homage to, and an update on, Jean Cocteau's 1950 masterwork "Orpheus." A quintessentially 1980s Rock Opera musical with Orpheus as a French pop star,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
image of The 400 Blows [Les Quatre Cents Coups] (Original photograph of Francois Truffaut and Guy Decomble from the set of the 1959 film)

The 400 Blows [Les Quatre Cents Coups] (Original photograph of Francois Truffaut and Guy Decomble from the set of the 1959 film)

by Francois Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Andre Dino (still photographer); Marcel Moussy (screenwriter); Jean-Pierre Leaud, Albert Remy, Claire Maurier (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$475.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: les Films du Carrosse, 1959. Vintage borderless reference photograph, with bottom margin, of Francois Truffaut and Guy Decomble on the set of the 1959 film. "Les Quatre Cents Coups" and "Telerama" stamps on verso. Truffaut's auspicious debut, winner of Best Director at Cannes, nominated for the Palme d'Or, and also nominated for a Best Original Screenplay… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$475.00
image of Please, Not Now! [La Bride sur le cou] (Original photograph of Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot from the set of the 1961 film)

Please, Not Now! [La Bride sur le cou] (Original photograph of Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot from the set of the 1961 film)

by Roger Vadim (director, screenwriter); Walter Carone (still photographer); Jean Aurel, Claude Brule (screenwriters); Brigitte Bardot, Michel Subor, Claude Brasseur (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
Item Price
$450.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: International Classics, 1961. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Brigitte Bardot and director Roger Vadim on the set of the 1961 film. "Photo Walter Carone" stamp, two "La Bride sur le cou" stamps, and faint recurring "Paris Match Marie Claire" stamps, on verso. Sophie learns her boyfriend is thinking of leaving her for another woman and her… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
image of Pocket Money [Small Change] (Original photograph from the set of the 1976 film)

Pocket Money [Small Change] (Original photograph from the set of the 1976 film)

by Francois Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Christian Simonpietri (photographer); Suzanne Schiffman (screenwriter); Jean-Francois Stevenin (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
Item Price
$550.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: Les Films du Carrosse, 1975. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Francois Truffaut, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, and cast and crew members on the set of the 1976 film. French and English printed snipe, and "Sygma," and photographer "Simonpietri" stamps on verso. An interrelated series of vignettes about the lives of children in a small French town, primarily using… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$550.00
image of Mississippi Mermaid [La sirene du Mississipi] (Original photograph of Francois Truffaut from the set of the 1969 film)

Mississippi Mermaid [La sirene du Mississipi] (Original photograph of Francois Truffaut from the set of the 1969 film)

by Francois Truffaut (director, screenwriter); Cornell Woolrich (novel); Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Nelly Borgeaud (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
Item Price
$625.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: les Films du Carrosse, 1969. Vintage borderless double weight reference photograph of director Francois Truffaut on the set of the 1969 French neo-noir film. Based on Cornell Woolrich's 1947 novel "Waltz into Darkness." A wealthy plantation owner on an island in the Indian Ocean anticipates the arrival of his bride-to-be, but is surprised to discover the woman… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$625.00