The Elusive Pimpernel

N.p. N.p., Circa 1950. Vintage reference photograph of director Michael Powell sitting with chief electrician Bill Wall and continuity girl [script girl, script supervisor] Doreen Merriman on the set of the 1950 British film. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of PIX agency and a stamp specific to the film's UK release, and the stamp of a photograph noted only as "Berko".

From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and newspaper market between 1935-1969.

Based on the 1905 novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. A disguised British nobleman rescues Frenchmen from the guillotine during the French Revolution, whisking them across the Channel to safety.

Set and shot on location in France and England.

Approximately 7.5 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly creased.


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