Paris: Club des Producteteurs, Circa 1965-1966. Eight vintage oversize press photographs from the set of the 1965 film, shot for the French magazine Cinema 66, and with their stamp and stamped reference number on the verso of each. All the shots are striking and quite candid, several showing director William Klein working with actors Dorothy MacGowan and Sami Frey or setting up shots, and others capturing the delirious and beautiful Ms. McGowan.
"After nearly a decade as American Vogue‘s most subversive fashion photographer, William Klein made this wild, pseudoverite incursion into the world of Parisian haute couture. Elegant, scathing humor ties together the various strands of this alternately glamorous and grotesque portrait of American in Paris Polly Maggoo (Dorothy MacGowan), an Alice in Wonderland supermodel who becomes the pinup plaything of media hounds and the fragmented fantasy of haunted Prince Igor (Sami Frey). Klein’s first fiction film is a daring deflation of cultural pretensions and institutions, dressed up in brilliant black and white". (The Criterion Collection)
All photos 15.75 x 10.75 inches. Fine.
Criterion Eclipse 9.