Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France: Gaumont, 1915. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1915 French film serial, showing Musidora in character as the now-legendary Irma Vep, dressed her iconic black bodysuit (and super cool shoes). With the stamp of the Archives de la Cinematheque Francaise on the verso.
The director's magnum opus, "Les vampires" is one of the great crime epics, nearly seven 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 in film, 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.
4 x 6.75 inches (10 x 17 cm). Fine.
Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 337. Flynn, p. 13-15.