The Leopard

Rome: Titanus, 1962. Two vintage single weight, borderless photographs of Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon on the set of director Luchino Visconti's 1963 film, "Il Gattopardo" (noted as "The Ghepard" on the verso). Shot in 1962 during production. The first photograph pictures Cardinale and Delon in a heated moment, while the second shows the same shot, but with Visconti making adjustments to Cardinale's hair while the actors fall charmingly out of character.

First photograph with the rubber stamp of Italian photographer G.B. Poletto on the verso, along with some press annotations. Second photograph with the blue rubber stamp of an Italian press agency, Keystone, and a mimeo in ditto style, on the verso.

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.

Both photographs 9.5 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine.

BFI 1087. Criterion Collection 235. Ebert II. Godard, Histoires de cinema. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 22.

[Book #134983]

Price: $875.00