Gerard Philippe signing autographs

Paris: Cinedis, 1957. Seven vintage black-and-white photographs of French actor Gerard Philippe, seen signing autographs at a record store. Included is a typed letter from J. Reboulieau at Cinedis, a short-lived film distributor in Paris, addressed to Christian de la Maziere, an impresario of press relations and former Waffen-SS soldier, detailing the included photographs, and noting "Hernandez" as the photographer, on Cinedis parchment.

Philippe's film credits include "Beauty and the Devil" (1950), "Fan-Fan the Tulip" (1952), "Rouge et noir" (1954), and Buñuel's "Fever Mounts at El Pao" (1959). Around the time of the included letter (January 1957), he had just starred in "Bold Adventure" (1956), distributed by Cinedis), and would later star in "Lovers of Paris" (1957), with Dany Carrel.

5 x 7 inches. Very Good, with moderate staining and curling.

[Book #140204]