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    La Beauté du Diable (Les Realisations D'Art Cinematographique, 1950). French Grande (47" X 63"). A retelling of the classic Faust legend, this is a remarkable production by French director Rene Clair in which the aged professor Faust (Gerard Philipe) makes a deal with the devil, in the person of Mephistopheles (Michel Simon): his soul in exchange for all the secrets of nature he's always coveted. Once young however, Faust's high-minded attentions are diverted by his lust for the nubile Gypsy girl Marguerite (Nicole Besnard). Offered here is a spectacular country-of-origin French Grande for this superb production. Featuring art by Bernard Lancy, it has edge wear, a tear in the top right border, edge and fold tears, small areas of paper loss at the fold lines and at crossfold separations, a distributor snipe, a crease through the center of the image, and light wrinkling, but these minor flaws do nothing to detract from the beauty of this rare treasure. Fine+.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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