Experiment in Evil [Le testament de Docteur Cordelier]

Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter)
R. Sauget (photographer)
Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Jean-Louis Barrault (starring)

France: Radio-Television Francaise [RTF] / Societe Financiere de Radiodiffusion / Compagnie Jean Renoir, 1959. Archive of 36 press photographs taken on the set of the 1959 film, mounted to four printed card stock proof sheets from "Telerama" magazine, with each sheet containing manuscript ink annotations with the name of the production, credits for Renoir and photographer R. Saguet, and with three dated January 26, 1959 and one dated April 4, 1959. Accompanying the photographs are 35 negatives for photographs in the archive, and 1 negative for a photograph that was not struck and mounted.

All the photographs featuring cast and crew working on the set, and 16 feature images of Renoir on the set.

Also included are two vintage borderless press photographs depicting scenes for the film. Each with the stamp of "Telerama" on the verso, along with manuscript annotations identifying the film and for layout.

Renoir's loose adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," premiering at the Venice Film Festival, followed by airing on French television and an international theatrical release.

Proof photographs and negatives roughly 2 x 2 inches. Fine.

Proof sheets 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Card stock. About Near Fine, with some wear at the corners.

Press photographs 7.25 x 5 inches. Light diagonal creasing to the upper corner of one photograph, else Near Fine.

[Book #142159]