Franco London Films, 1956. Original French program for the 1956 film, "Elena et les Hommes," the third of a trilogy of films directed by Jean Renoir (the others being "The Golden Coach" and "French Cancan"), starring Ingrid Bergman at the peak of her career, in which the director envisioned a very lush and stylized version of eighteenth-century France. A beautiful and interestingly designed program, with a lovely illustration of "Elena" (Ingrid Bergman) with her "men" hanging from the ties of her bodice. Two-color informational leaves are interspersed with pairs of bound-in, full-color matte stills from the film, with a clear Mylar protector (as issued) on the front panel and a gold comb binding. Laid in are three two-color French foldouts, all specifically advertising the film. 5 leaves, with 8 smaller photo-llustrated leaves interspersed throughout, all bound in. 16 pages. 12 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine. A rare program from Jean Renoir's brief and fascinating exploration of historical drama. Criterion Collection 241.
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