Day for Night [La Nuit americaine]

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Vintage press kit for the US release of the 1973 film. With 13 black and white photographs (housed in two separate tissue envelopes), a single blue-tone photograph duplicating one of the black and white shots, and numerous press release groupings (biographies, essays, factual notes). Housed in the original illustrated card folder and with the original mailing envelope.

Truffaut's homage to the drama behind the fourth wall. "Day for Night" chronicles the production of "Je Vous Presente Pamela," a cliched melodrama starring aging screen icon, Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Aumont), former diva Severine (Valentina Cortese), young heart-throb Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and a British actress, Julie Baker (Jacqueline Bisset) who is recovering from both a nervous breakdown and the controversy leading to her marriage with her much older doctor.

In between are several small vignettes chronicling the stories of the crew members and the director; Ferrand (Truffaut himself) who tangles with the practical problems one deals with when making a movie. Behind the camera, the actors and crew go through several romances, affairs, break-ups, and sorrows.

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and one of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British films. Historical drama that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

Press materials, folder, and photographs all Near Fine. Mailing envelope Very Good with some light wear at the extremities.

[Book #134307]

Price: $450.00