Rome: G.B. Poletto, 1962. Vintage press photograph showing director Luchino Visconti and stars Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale on the beach at Cannes to promote "The Leopard" with the aid of what is actually a cheetah, rather than the titular big cat. With the stamp of United Press International on the verso.
Visconti's classic, spacious homage to the quiet death of the Sicilian aristocracy of the mid-nineteenth century, one of the great films of the Italian cinema. Perhaps the apex of Ms. Cardinale's career, and one of a handful of examples of Burt Lancaster's willingness to take on literate, complex roles. Winner of the Palme d'Or, and nominated for an Academy Award.
10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
BFI 1087. Criterion Collection 235. Ebert II. Godard, Histoires de cinema. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 22.