The Touch

N.p. N.p., Circa 1971. Vintage photograph of director Ingmar Bergman setting up a shot with actors Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, and Max Von Sydow. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with a stamp noting No. 11620, and the stamps of PIX Inc. and Camera Press Ltd.

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.

A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home, an emotionally scarred survivor of the Holocaust. Bergman's first English language film, shot in England and Sweden, and his first film to involve a major American actor (Gould) working alongside Bergman regulars Sydow and Andersson.

Set and shot on location in Sweden and England.

12 x 8.5 inches. Very Good plus, faintly toned along the top edge.

[Book #150335]