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    Children of Paradise (Pathe Cinema, 1945). Set of 7 French Grandes (43" X 63") Jacques Fourastié & Eliane Bonabel Art.
    Children of Paradise is considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the best, French film ever made. Directed by Marcel Carné and written by Jacques Prévert during the German occupation of France, this three hour drama became 1945's third highest selling picture at the French box office and still garners acclaim from modern critics. Offered for the first time at Heritage is this very scarce, complete set of single sided posters, an uncommon sight during wartime France's massive paper shortage. Designed by Jacques Fourastié and drawn by illustrator Eliane Bonabel, these exquisite character portraits highlight cast members Alretty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, María Casares, Pierre Renoir, Louis Salou, and Marcel Herrand. They generally show mild edge and fold wear, slight fold separations, creases and misfolds, and pinholes in the borders. Some of the posters have toning in the borders and folds, but are in overall good shape for their age. Folded, Very Fine-.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
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