Paris: Cinedis, 1958-1962. Archive of press material and film reviews for the Parisian distributor and press and film agency, Cinedis, representing a four-year span from the company notable for its associations with French New Wave filmmaking. Text in French.
Included in the archive are two 2-ring binders, noted on the spine of one as "Bulletin Informations Cinedis," and one with paper label affixed to the spine, "Cinedis Informations Service de Presse." The binders are full of press bulletins detailing film credits and synopses, reviews, and star biographies. Several loose leaves have annotations in holograph ink, most again detailing the respective film's credits and synopses, and carbon typescripts with corrective annotations, mimeograph synopses on Cinedis parchment, and several examples of film review sections of French newspapers from 1962. Several films are represented, highlights include "Calypso" (1958), "Adorable Sinner" (1959), "European Nights" (1959), "Fate of a man" (1959), "Rue de Paris" (1959), "Third Man on the Mountain" (1959), "The Baron of the Locks" (1960), "Classe Tous Risques" (1960), "A Mistress for the Summer" (1960), "Normandie - Niemen" (1960), and "Quai du Point-du-jour" (1960), as well as director Raymond Rouleau's "The Lovers of Teruel" (1962), highlighted in the newspaper articles.
Cinedis was prominent during the heyday of French New Wave, distributing and promoting some of the genre's greatest films, including "Jules and Jim," "Le Trou," "The Gates of Paris," even the popular "Don Camillo" series starring Fernandel.
Newspapers toned and brittle, binders Very Good overall, and all press material, holograph notes, synopses Very Good plus.