A Mistress for the Summer [Une fille pour l'été]

Paris: Filmsonor, 1960. Collection of 12 vintage black-and-white still photographs from the set of the 1960 French-Italian film, here under the original French title, "Une fille pour l'été". Featured are several images of the cast and crew on the waterfront basking in the shade, director Molinaro in white straw hat, and images of starring actress Petit, including a striking portrait image of her under an elegant sconce and with Auclair reading scripts. All but one photograph with annotations in the verso in holograph ink (film title, names of persons pictured), and all but two photographs with numerical annotations on the verso in holograph pencil.

Based on a novel (presumed) by screenwriter Clavel. Philippe (Auclair) is an unsung artist with a mistress he does not love. He spends leisurely vacations at Paule's (Presle) in the Riviera, where he meets Manette (Petit), a poor girl whom he befriends and lusts for, to the chagrin of Manette, herself under the romantic allure of Philippe.

Late in the canon of cinematographer Jean Bourgoin, whose credits include some of Jean Renoir's films in the 1930s, Orson Welles' film noir "Confidential Report" (1955), and Jacques Tati's "Mon Oncle" (1958).

1 photograph 3.25 x 4.25 inches, remaining photographs 5 x 7 inches. Near Fine overall, slight curling.

[Book #143236]

Price: $225.00