Poor Cecily [Soumise et perverse Cecilie]

Paris: Alpha France, 1975. Archive of material relating to the production and release of the 1974 US adult film, including 72 vernacular color snapshots (including five duplicates), 18 snapshot-size contact photographs, three double weight glossy French lobby cards, three copies of a black and white French program, one color French program, and one moyenne film poster from the French release (with the French title "Soumise et perverse Cecilie").

Vernacular color snapshots and contact photographs are essentially the keybook photos for the film, numerically annotated in holograph marker and wax pencil, respectively, one photograph with cropping annotation on recto in holograph yellow wax pencil.

French lobby cards with "Soumise et perverse Cecilie" stickers to upper corners. Black and white flyers with credits and synopsis on verso, and color flyer with black and white photographs and synopsis on verso.

An extravagant pornographic period costume piece by noted "prestige pornography" director Lee Frost, here under the pseudonym F.C. Perl (Franklin C. Perl), wherein the beautiful 17 year old London girl, Cecily (Angela Carnon), is sold into sexual servitude to a perverse and sadistic countess in France to pay off her deceased father's gambling debts.

Frost, a favorite of Quentin Tarantino, was well known for his high-concept grindhouse films, such as the notorious roughie, "Climax of Blue Power" (made the same year as this film, 1974), "The Thing with Two Heads" (1972), "Chrome and Hot Leather" (1971), "Chain Gang Women" (1971), and "The Black Gestapo" (1975), and was the screenwriter for one of the great road movies, "Race with the Devil" (1975).

Set in Renaissance France.

72 Vernacular color snapshots, 4 x 5 inches. Near Fine.

18 contact sheet photographs, 4 x 4.75 inches. Near Fine.

Three French lobby cards, 11.75 x 9.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing to far corners, and two with pinholes at corners.

Three black and white flyers, 8.25 x 10.5 inches. Some very light soiling to outer borders, one with a horizontal crease and a single line annotation in red holograph marker on verso, else Near Fine.

Color flyer, 9 x 12 inches. Very Good, with creasing at extremities.

Poster, 22.5 x 30 inches, folded as issued. Near Fine.


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