Paris: Gamma Film, 1955. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Max Ophuls demonstrating a curtsy to actress Martine Carol on the set of the 1955 film. With holograph pencil annotations regarding layout on the verso.
Based on the 20th century novel by Jacques Laurent. A once-renowned European courtesan and former dancer is reduced to working in a New Orleans circus as the main attraction. A film which did poorly in theaters upon release, but is now acclaimed for its crucial influence on the French New Wave cinema movement. Director Max Ophuls' final film before his death two years later, in 1957.
Set in New Orleans, shot on location in Austria, Germany, and France.
9 x 7 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 503. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Rosenbaum 1000.