Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of Jean Seberg, Otto Preminger, David Niven, and the stand-ins for Seberg and Niven on the set of "Bonjour Tristesse" in the late summer of of 1957 in Cote d'Azur, France. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby. Willoughby's annotations regarding same present on the verso, along with Willoughby's stamps, and a stamp for the Sygma Agency in Paris. Full provenance available.
In a subtle homage to early cinema, Preminger took the uncommon approach of interspersing black-and-white sequences in what was primarily a color film, and pitted the seasoned stalwart David Niven against young and unconventional Jean Seberg, the latter fresh from her internationally acclaimed performance in Godard’s “Breathless."
After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, photographer Robert Willoughby began working for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. He spent the next 20-plus years as a set photographer for every major studio and magazine, with his images seen in print literally every week of his career. Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern.
11 x 13.75 inches. Near Fine.