Wasteland [Terrain vague]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1960. Collection of 30 vintage press photographs and contact sheets from promotional events for the 1960 French-Italian film, here under the original French title, "Terrain vague". Starring child actors Bras and Gaubert are seen elegantly dressed, Gaubert holding a bouquet, Bras nonplussed, and the two onstage before a microphone, joined by the gala host, taken by photographer Jungmann, with his rubber-stamp on the versos. Director Carné looking lost on a dimly lit hill, three contact sheets, and Carné and other adults at a separate event, shaking hands with colleagues and walking through train stations, the photographs housed in a brown envelope addressed to "Melle. Martres (Maryse Martres), a prolific French actress later involved in press relations, notably for Cinedis. All photographs house in a large brown folder with the French title in holograph ink on the flap.

Based on Ellson's groundbreaking cult novel, "Tomboy" (1950). Dan (Gaubert) is streetwise, tough female gang leader who dresses and fights like a male. She and two others, including Babar (Bras) are ostracized due to their morals, and she falls in love with Lucky (Cafarelli) while Babar commits suicide. A late entry for film noir regular and poetic realist Carné, whose notable credits include "Port of Shadows" (1938), "The Devil's Envoys" (1942), and "Children of Paradise" (1945).

Set in Paris.

Photos range in size from 4.75 x 6.75 inches to 9 x 11.25 inches. Very Good plus overall, foxing to versos, light curling and rubbing.

Complete collation details available on request.


[Book #143859]

Price: $425.00