Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Archive of 749 vintage keybook photographs from the 1961 French-Italian film. Over 200 are loose, the remainder being affixed with cello tape on thick stock in two folio sized spiral bound notebooks with one title label present. Each photograph is numbered in holograph pencil on the versos, 13 photographs credit photographer Water Limot, 18 with his name stamped on the verso, and each notebook page with corresponding numerical annotations in holograph pencil. Also included is a vintage Cinedis manila mailing envelope.
Limot’s action photographs are poignantly interlaced with on-the-set images, including tender exchanged between actors Bourvil, Annie Fratellini, and Colette Castel, herself seen in striking authority behind a handheld camera. A few feature Black musicians
in the background, surrounded by paparazzi, and a few photos are slightly more candid, with subjects hamming for the camera.
A businessman wants to buy land around the village of Cabosse, claiming his desire for seclusion but with intentions to sell the water from the village fountain, purportedly a fountain of youth.
747 photos are 3.5 x 4.5 inches or slightly smaller, with small white borders at the foot, and 2 photos are 5 x 7 inches. Light curling, and most with tape ghosts and discoloration, else Near Fine. Envelope and notebooks Very Good overall.