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. Photographs moderately curled, negatives with light rubbing. Very Good plus overall. Box split at corners, foxing, Good.
Complete collation details available on request.