Donkey Skin [Peau d'Ane]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1970. Collection of nine vintage reference photographs from the 1970 film, eight borderless and one with narrow margins and wide bottom margin, three of which are on the set photographs featuring director Jacques Demy. Two with provenance stamps of film scholar and author "J. P. Berthome," two with "Peau D'Ane" stamps, one with photographer "Andre Marinie" stamp, one with two "Le Spectacle du Monde" stamps, and two with cropping annotations in holograph ink or pencil, all on versos.

Based on the 1695 French fairytale in verse by Charles Perrault, with numerous references to Jean Cocteau's 1946 "Beauty and the Beast."

Upon the deathbed of his beautiful wife, the Blue Queen, the Blue King promises he would only marry someone more beautiful than her, and the only woman lovelier in the kingdom is their daughter, the Blue Princess. With the help of her wise godmother, the Fairy of the Lilac, the Blue Princess escapes to a nearby village wearing the foul skin of the king's prize donkey.

Shot on location in Chambord, Ecuille, Gmabais, Manche, and Oise, France.

Sizes: 7 x 5 inches (1), 7.5 x 5 inches (2), 9 x 6.25 inches (1), 9.25 x 6.25 inches (1), 9.5 x 7 inches (1), 10.25 x 6.75 (1), and 10.5 x 7 inches (2). Overall about Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 718.

[Book #150990]