Le Sang d'un Poete [The Blood of a Poet]
N.p. N.p., Circa 1930. Collection of five vintage reference photographs from the 1930 French film. One photograph with a provenance stamp and the stamp of Cinemagence on the verso, and all photographs with holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso.
Jean Cocteau's groundbreaking first film, typically dreamlike and satirical, drawing from mythology and Baroquex surrealism, with costumes designed by Coco Chanel. Funded with 1,000,000 francs from Charles, Vicomte de Noailles, whose discomfort with Cocteau's completed film—which included a party scene showing Charles and his wife Marie-Laure apparently applauding the protagonist's suicide—contributed to the delay of the film's release until 1932.
The first entry in Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, followed by "Orphee" (1950) and "Testament of Orpheus" (1960).
9.5 x 7.25 inches. Near Fine. All four photos archivally matted.
Criterion Collection 67. Godard, Histoire(s) du cinema. Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art.
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