Paris: France Cinema, 1962. Archive of 224 vintage borderless single weight keybook contact sheets and film stills, amounting to nearly 2000 numbered images, for the 1962 French-Italian film, here under the original French title. The entire film is represented in minute detail, along with test shots, set design shots, and many candid off-camera shots from the set. Brief cropping and numerical annotations in pencil throughout. Housed in original mailing envelope, noting on the front in holograph red ink, "Cinedis" and "C.Hesse," the film distributor and still photographer, and "A refreuda" in holograph red pencil.
153 photographs are keybook contact sheets, nearly all with 12 images per photograph (several with 36), each image with a series number, and photos crediting at the top the photo laboratory Tele-Photo, production studio France Cinema, film title, and photographer (Hesse, Beauvarlet). Remaining photographs are borderless film stills. Both photographers are credited on the keybook photos but went uncredited at the film's release.
The archive also extensively features actress Dany Saval, in film scenes answering the phone, in heated moments with male cast members (including some stunningly low-lit images that echo film noir themes), showcasing the variety of hair and clothing styles seen on Saval throughout the film.
Based on Annette Wademant's screenplay, one of twelve written by Wademant for director Boisrond. Bernard (Poiret) is a new publisher who falls in love with Sophie (Saval), but their foolish love nearly destroys them and his job.
Keybook photos range from 8.25 x 10.75 to 9.25 x 11.75 inches, three slightly smaller, all but ten are 2-hole punched; film stills 7 x 9.25 inches. Very Good overall, with moderate curling, light edgewear, a handful with slight discoloration.