France / Italy: Les Films Ariane, Circa 1956. Collection of over 80 vintage borderless single weight candid and glamor photographs and film negatives, black-and-white and color, and color transparencies, for the 1956 French-Italian film. Most of the images are glamour portraits of the film's leading women: Dany Carrel, Nicole Courcel, Giorgia Moll, and Beatrice Altariba. Several color transparencies show Brigitte Bardot, whose sister Mijanou starred in the film, leaving a small airplane with her male companion. Several photos rubber-stamped with various photographer names and agencies, including Esther Kiss, Rene Hollinger, and L. Markine. Housed in a vintage French Crumiere brand photo paper box.
A remake of Jacques Deval's 1936 film of the same name, about a women's boarding house, and the group of women forced to band together because of a housing shortage. Released during the heyday of American exploitation films about women's prisons, all-girl boarding schools, and girl gangs.
Photographs range from 7.25 x 9.25 inches to 3 x 4 inches, with most being smaller (developed photos from medium-format transparencies), negatives and transparencies include 15 frames on 35mm strips, 6 mounted medium format color transparencies, 5 medium format color transparencies, and 39 medium format negatives. Negatives with light rubbing. Very Good plus overall. Box split at corners, foxing, Good.
Complete collation details available on request.