Japan: Towa, 1957. Two original uncut Japanese stamp sheets for the 1957 French-Italian film. Bardot is amply represented in red and green variants, 10 stamps per sheet, also with an image of the Eiffel Tower. Produced by the Towa Corporation (Japan) with "BB" and film titles in Japanese represented. The film was released in Japan in December, about one week after the French premiere. Scarce and cool Bardot ephemera, and a unique Japan-France collaboration, circa 1957-1958.
Boisrond's fourth directorial credit is a comedy starring Bardot as the flirtatious daughter of the prime minister of France who marries a member of the cabinet (Vidal), who happens to be a womanizer. Taking control of the situation, she has an weekend affair with a prince (Boyer), and ultimately reunites with her husband after somewhat passive apologies.
Sheets 4.5 x 8 inches, stamps 1.25 x 1.75 inches. Very Good plus overall, with a little light handling and toning.