Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Gaumont, 1915. Original double weight matte finish still photograph from the legendary 1915 silent film serial. With the Gaumont logo at the lower right corner. Shown here is Musidora as Irma Vep conferring with another member of The Vampires, an anarchist criminal gang at the center of the story.
The director's magnum opus, "Les vampires" is one of the great crime epics, nearly 7 hours in length, acknowledged as a strong influence on the surrealists, and by directors Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang in the development of the thriller, as well as the earliest masters of avant-garden cinema. The second of Feuillade's three film serial masterpieces, preceded by "Fantomas" (1913) and followed by "Judex" (1915), combining elements of both.
11 x 9 inches. Near Fine.
Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime.