Original photograph of Jacques Tati, circa 1958, to announce commencement of production for "Playtime"

N.p. N.p., Circa 1964. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jacques Tati behind the camera on the set of "Mon Oncle" (1958), struck circa 1964 to announce the beginning of production on his next film "Play Time" (1967). Italian mimeo snipe and "605" stamp (beneath snipe) on verso. The snipe announces Tati's return to film after six years, referring to the new project under the working title "Tati No 4." which would be, three years later, "Play Time." "Play Time" had an famously long production, with pre-production beginning in October 1964, filming in April 1965, and post-production not completed until October 1967.

The CNC (Centre National de la Cinematographie) archives has on file a treatment script by Tati under the title "Film Tati No 4," written in the late 1950s (a semi-autobiographic story about an magician, later made by director Sylviain Chomet into the 2010 animated film "The Illusionist"). The snipe reference on this photograph to "Tati No 4" is not the the "Film Tati No 4" in the CNC archives, as the snipe's production details correspond to "Play Time," and "Film Tati No 4" never went into production during Tati's lifetime.

9.25 x 7 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing.

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