Martine Carol, Candid

N.p. N.p., Circa 1950s. Collection of 3 vintage black-and-white photographs of actress Martine Carol, seen here traveling in Asia. All photos, shot by an unknown photographer, feature the bubbly Parisian galavanting with Geishas enjoying Asian culture.

Carol (1920-1967) began acting under the tutelage of Rene Simon, with her first film credit in Richard Pottier's crime thriller "La ferme aux loups" (1943). During her heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, she was the leading sex symbol of French cinema, considered France's Marilyn Monroe. Notable films include "Beware Blondes" (1950), "Lucrece Borgia" (1953), "Madame du Barry" (1954), "Nana" (1955), "Lola Montes" (1955), and "Ten Seconds to Hell" (1959). Carol lost popularity by 1960, with the fresh-faced Brigitte Bardot and her knack for choosing in controversial roles, and a growing substance abuse habit.

5 x 7 inches. All slightly curling, else Near Fine.

[Book #138972]

Price: $50.00