Carmen Jones

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1954 film musical, showing a barefoot Dorothy Dandridge in a sassy pose. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

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 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.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. BFI 611.

[Book #154845]