Typed Letter Signed from René Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

Paris: Cinedis, 1962. Typed letter signed from director René Clair to Mr. Gay-Lussac at Cinedis, the prominent French film distribution company, signed by Clair in holograph ink. In it, he requests some photograph negatives for "Port de Lilas" (1957, released in the US as "The Gates of Paris"), on behalf of a press agent who inquired of them, and Clair also requests crisp new photos from the negatives. Red rubber-stamped date June 29, 1962, with initials in holograph ink on the recto.

A year after Clair's 1961 Grand Prix de L'O.C.F.C. award, and five after "Port de Lilas," around the time of his last directorial credit, a segment in the anthology film, "Three Fables of Love" (1962, along with Alessandro Blasetti, Herve Bromberger, and Luis Garcia Berlanga).

5.25 x 8.25 inches, on white stock watermarked "F. Savoyeux." Near Fine, folded once horizontally, and a tiny corner crease.

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