Rome: Cineriz, 1960. Collection of 21 original borderless double weight still photographs from the 1960 film. Starring actress Susan Strasberg is seen in several photographs, always in pinstripes, and several feature costar Terzieff, with striking images of laboring women, a death pit, and German soldiers. Numerical annotations in holograph pencil, and Contino's rubber-stamp, on the versos. An impressive showcase in landscape format of a life behind barbed wire and the conditioning of inmates.
Strasberg portrays a Jewish women sent to a concentration camp during WWII, leading an escape plan even as the turmoil of war threatens to defeat her will. Pontecorvo's engaging war film with feminist undercurrents, albeit overshadowed by what would become his most accomplished film, "The Battle of Algiers" (1966). Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film).
Shot on location in Yugoslavia.
9.5 x 14 inches. Very Good plus overall, light curling, brief foxing, a few with small dampstains and corresponding bruises on the rectos.