Italy / France: Riama Film, Circa 1959. Collection of 12 vintage single weight still photographs from the 1959 Italian-French film. Seen in the images is starring actress Magnani, Masina, singer Perry Como, director Castellani, and two images of Magnani and adoring fan, author Tennessee Williams. Notations on the verso of nearly all photos in holograph ink, and as many rubber-stamped on the verso crediting photographers A. di Giovanni, Licio D'Aloisio, and the Italy's News Photos agency in Rome. Housed in a vintage French Kodak brand photo paper box.
Overlooked Italian exploitation of the popular women's prison theme, based on Isa Mari's 1960 novel, "Roma, Via della Mantellate" (or "Cage of Passio"), with the usual elements, including domineering and submissive female characters. Masina plays the role of a victimized woman turned criminal.
All photos approximately 7 x 9.25 inches, a few slightly larger. Very Good plus overall, photos with moderate curling, and photo box Very Good.