20th Night of Cinema [XXe Nuit du cinema]

Paris: Theatre Marigny, 1965. Original French program for the "20th Night of Cinema," here under the original French title. A lavish illustrated magazine, with blue cord marker, featuring full-page advertisements for motor car companies, cosmetics (notably the Coty line of perfume, Imprevu), alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, galleries, televisions, salons, and refrigerators, produced to coincide with the gala held at the Theatre Marigny, Thursday, October 28, 1965. Laid in are a few loose advertisement cards (Elysees Club Club, and a brochure for Gold et Country Club de Seraincourt). Among the advertisements are Radio Monte-Carlo, "Lord Jim" (Richard Brooks) and "Les Baratineurs" (Francis Rigaud ) films, Andre Debrie film lab, Hortson and Philips cameras, and the program features an introduction by J. Petitbarat, vice-president. Rubber-stamped 226 on the rear wrapper.

The cover reproduces an anonymous work from eighteenth century Spain, a part of the collections at The Museum of the Decorative Arts. Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, was the guest of honor, there was a full orchestra, and presentations and performances for the night included Marie-Christine Bellan, Annie Buronfosse, Diane de Grasset, Evelyn De Grasset, Dominique Halbers, and others. Films represented: "La Bataille du rail" (Rene Clement), "Le Petit monde de Don Camillo" (Julien Duvivier), "Le Salaire de la peur" (H.-G. Clouzot), "Les Grandes Manoeuvres" (Rene Clair), "Orfeu Negro" (Marcel Camus), and "Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine" (Philippe de Broca). Those honored at the ceremony included Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, George Cukor, Jacques Demy, Louis de Funes, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Marais, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Peter O'Toole, and others.

9.25 x 12 inches, saddle-stapled, 48 leaves, 2 loose adverts laid in. Very Good plus, light rubbing and brief creases.


[Book #144283]

Price: $95.00