Rome: Unitalia Film, 1950. Fourteen original promotional heralds for Italian actors, from films distributed by Unitalia Films, circa 1950. Printed in Rome for distribution in France, each brochure is a single-fold folio, actor's name printed on the front, illustrated internally with a brief promotional blurb and film credits in French and Italian, and black-and-white images of the actor, including a full-page portrait and a vignette film still. Unitalia Film - IFE and photographer credited on the rear panel. Housed in a slightly larger orange paper folder, "Visages du cinema italien" titles in illustrated ribbon frame printed on the front.
Issued to talent and film agencies throughout Europe, in sets of male and female actors, a full set would presumably range from 30 to 50 pieces. Included here: Toto, Aldo Fabrizi, Vittorio De Sica, Paolo Stoppa, Gino Cervi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rossano Brazzi, Raf Vallone, Massimo Girotti, Walter Chiari, Vittorio Gassmann, Amadeo Nazzari, Eduardo De Filippo, Umberto Spadaro. Blurb authors: Raul Radice, Remo Cantoni, Emilio Cecchi, Diego Fabbri, Alberto Savinio, Cesare Giulio Voila, Luigi Bonelli, Alfronso Gatto, Elsa Morante, Orio Vergani, Milena Milani, Silvio D'Amico, Vitaliano Brancali. Photographers: Cantera, Aldo, Villoresi, Ronald, Dial, G. B. Angioletti.
10.75 x 14 inches. Very Good plus overall, with foxing and toning at edges, a few with small tears at the fore-edges. Folder Very Good.