Princess of Cleves

Jean Delannoy (director)
Madame de La Fayette (novel)
Jean Cocteau (adaptation)
Jean Marais, Marina Vlady, Jean-François Poron, Annie Ducaux (starring)

Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Three original color transparencies from the 1961 film. Starring actors, including Marais and Vlady, are seen in lavish period costumes designed for the film by Marie-Claude Fouquet and Jacqueline Guyot. Housed in a light blue mailing envelope, with annotations on the recto in holograph ink, noting contact information for Fouquet and Guyot.

Based de La Fayette's 1678 anonymously published novel, France's first historical novel, widely regarded as an early psychological novel. The Princess (Vlady) marries a much older prince (Marais), but yearns for a handsome duke (Poron). Her fidelity eventually coming into question. Marais also starred in Delannoy's and Cocteau's other collaboration, "Love Eternal" (1943).

Two transparencies 3.25 x 4.5 inches, one slightly larger. Near Fine overall, in original transparent sleeves.

[Book #143272]