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Comité d'Organisation de l'Industrie
Cinéma 1944: Cinquante Ans de Cinéma [WITH 5 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS]
Oeuvres Sociales du Cinéma, 1944. First edition. Softcover. Octavo (8 1/2 x 7 1/4"). Unpaginated. Original spiral bound illustrated wrappers by Gilberte Vigué. Laid in, the first two pages of a four-page program for the 1944 edition of "La Nuit du Cinéma," a French event whose primary purpose was the raising of funds to help the unemployed of the movie industry. Bound in at rear is a tombola-ticket for the above mentioned event. This elegant brochure was published to comemorate the fourth year of the "Comité d'Organisation de l'Industrie Cinématographique" (COIC: Committee for the Organization of the Cinema Industry), an organization created by the Nazis in the first months of the occupation. The COIC was to oversee and manage film production in occupied France. "Cinéma 1944" is profusely illustrated throughout with 22 pages of b/w photographic reproductions, five original lithographs (by Jean Colin, Grau Sala, Touchagues, Ray Bret Koch, Jean Effel), and features a series of delightful b/w and color sketched portraits of some of the most celebrated French actors of the period, such as: - Raimu; Pierre-Richard Willm; actor and singer Tino Rossi; Claude Genia; actor and director Sacha Guitry; Noel Roquevert; Raymond Rouleau; Michèle Alfa; Jeanne Fusier-Gir; Fernandel; Michel Simon; Charles Vanel; Jean Tissier; Fernand Ledoux; Fernand Gravey; Mila Parely; Suzy Carrier, and Jacques Dumesnil. The brochure contains also a preface and a photo-illustrated article on the fiftieth anniversary of the French movie industry, as well as advertisement pages for the following movie compani … [Click Below for Full Description]
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