France, Italy: Cineriz, 1961-1962. Archive of press material related to the 1961 French-Italian film. Includes film production-related material, like shooting schedules and synopses, a cinema magazine reviewing the film, and several leaves of correspondence addressed from various members of film production to Maryse Martin (Martres), a prolific French actress who was also involved in press relations in France. Brief annotations in holograph ink throughout. More than 150 leaves of correspondence and notes.
A glimpse inside the behind-the-scenes process of French press and the attention paid to prolific French figures of cinema, notably Rene Clair. Maryse Martin, whose film credits include "The Happy Road" (1957), "Bonjour Tristesse (1958), and several films each for directors Jacqueline Audry, Maurice Labro, and Jean Gourguet, was a popular "B" actress who played supporting roles in over 40 films. She presumably worked for a press agency involved in publication of film reviews, press kits, photographs, and more. Several letters are represented, addressed to and from Maryse from persons like Gay-Lussac, Gordon Reid, A. Sergio Berrocal, George L. George, Monsieur Bergougnous, Monsieur Lourau, J.D. van Leeuwen, Edmundo Duran, members of UniFrance Film, Alessandro Ferrau, R. Betmalle, Clare Simpson, Pierre Lazareff, Francois Timmory, I. Dally, and even Rene Clair's secretary.
A businessman (Noiret) wants to buy land around the village of Cabosse, claiming his desire for seclusion but with intentions to sell the water from the village fountain, purportedly a fountain of youth. Shot on location throughout France.
All material Very Good overall, housed in Martin's file folder with the film title in holograph ink.
Complete collation details available upon request.