Rome: Titanus, 1962. Original double weight, borderless photograph of Claudia Cardinale on the set of director Luchino Visconti's 1963 film, "Il Gattopardo," taken in 1962 during shooting. With the blue rubber stamp of an Italian press agency, Publifoto, on the verso. In the photograph, Ms. Cardinale studies an Italian version of the script while having her hair done for a scene.
Visconti's classic, spacious homage to the quiet death of the Sicilian aristocracy of the mid-nineteenth century, one of the great films of the Italian cinema. Perhaps the apex of Ms. Cardinale's career, and one of a handful of examples of Burt Lancaster's willingness to take on literate, complex roles. Nominated for an Academy Award.
In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 9.5 x 12 inches. Tiny closed tear at the top edge, else easily Near Fine.
BFI 1087. Criterion Collection 235. Ebert II. Godard, Histoires de cinema. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 22.