Carmen Jones

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Collection of 43 vintage studio still photographs from the 1954 film.

Loosely based on the 1943 musical, an all-black stage adaptation of Bizet's 1875 opera "Carmen," which was in turn based on Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy's 1845 novella. A parachute factory worker (Dorothy Dandridge) has a reputation for promiscuous behavior, but finds herself obsessed with the one man she cannot have: Joe, an engaged army officer.

Set in North Carolina.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, some with pinholes to the corner and light, even toning.

National Film Registry. BFI 611.

[Book #151628]