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SAINT JOAN (1957) Set of 9 photos

[Hollywood: United Artists, 1957]. Set of nine (9) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white print still photos, three of them with printed promotional text on verso, NEAR FINE.

Otto Preminger’s adaptation of Bernard Shaw, and the debut film for eighteen year-old Jean Seberg in the title role.

SAINT JOAN (1957) Six sheet poster

Vintage original 81 x 81″ (205 x 205 cm.) six sheet poster, USA, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, John Gielgud, dir Otto Preminger; United Artists. A truly spectacular presentation of Saul Bass’ brilliant art. Preminger loved Bass’ artistic interpretations of the films he directed, and so Bass executed the campaign art for nearly all of the director’s films starting in the mid 1950s. This is the story of Joan of Arc, her leadership of the French Army against the British, the many battles she wins and then being branded a witch once she is no longer needed. Jean Seberg (at 18) was selected after a highly publicized contest to play the title character. The film was based on the George Bernard Shaw play with a great screenplay by Graham Greene. This large-format version of Saul Bass’ famous design is terribly rare, and most impressive, with its vivid colors. On linen, NEAR FINE.

JEAN SEBERG / SAINT JOAN (1957) Set of 2 photos

Two (2) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photos, USA. Jean Seberg, dir: Otto Preminger; United Artists. One photo show Seberg rehearsing a scene with Richard Todd; another shows Otto pecking her cheek as he holds in his right hand a press release about her upcoming performance. JUST ABOUT FINE.

JEAN SEBERG / SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) + BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) Set of 2 French pressbooks

Two (2) vintage original French pressbooks for Jean Seberg’s first two films:

  • SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) 4to, 12 x 9″ (31 x 24 cm.), printed wrappers, 6 pp. , light wear at edges, NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, dir: Otto Preminger; United Artists.
  • BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) 4to, 12 x 9 ” (31 x 23 cm.), printed wrappers, 8 pp., NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia.

When Saint Joan was first released, Preminger was widely criticized for choosing the adolescent and totally unknown Seberg in the demanding lead role. Obviously, he believed that her naivete and lack of acting sophistication could be major assets — but he persisted and again gave her a lead role in his next film, Bonjour Tristesse. Mostly set during a vacation in southern France, it is one of his masterpieces, in which Seberg shows how much she has grown as an actress in just one year.

SAINT JOAN (1957) Set of 4 photos ft. Jean Seberg

Four (4) vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin prints still photos, USA. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, John Gielgud, dir Otto Preminger; United Artists.

This is the story of Joan of Arc, her leadership of the French Army against the British, the many battles she wins and then being branded a witch once she is no longer needed. The film was based on the George Bernard Shaw play with a great screenplay by Graham Greene. Jean Seberg (at 18) was selected after a highly publicized contest to play the title character.

Still SJ-A7 is a publicity headshot of the actress at the time while the other three in the lot are images of her in character in the Joan of Arc armor. Slight wear, but only one image, SJ A16, displays pin holes at each of the four corners. NEAR FINE.

SAINT JOAN (1957) Title lobby card

Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, John Gielgud, dir Otto Preminger; United Artists. A truly spectacular presentation of Saul Bass’ brilliant art. Preminger loved Bass’ artistic interpretations of the films he directed, and so Bass executed the campaign art for nearly all of the director’s films starting in the mid 1950s. This is the story of Joan of Arc, her leadership of the French Army against the British, the many battles she wins and then being branded a witch once she is no longer needed. Jean Seberg (at 18) was selected after a highly publicized contest to play the title character. The film was based on the George Bernard Shaw play with a great screenplay by Graham Greene. There is a 3/4″ (2 cm.) tear at the left side upper border addressed with archival tape) and a very minor crease at the top right corner. VERY GOOD-FINE.

JEAN SEBERG / THE MOUSE THAT ROARED (1959) Photo – 2

[Hollywood}: Columbia Pictures, 1959. Vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white print still photo, FINE.

After Jean Seberg’s initial appearances in SAINT JOAN (1957) and BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958), Columbia cast her as female lead in THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, a farce starring Peter Sellers.

As most of the promotional materials for this film focused on Sellers, it is difficult to find much of anything focusing on her from this film.

JEAN SEBERG (1957) Photo

[Hollywood]: United Artists, 1957. Vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white print still photo, small mended tear in lower margin, NEAR FINE. Stamp on back of Dell Publishing library.

An unusual smiling portrait of a nineteen-year old Jean Seberg at the dawn of her career as she was preparing to appear in Otto Preminger’s SAINT JOAN. 

JEAN SEBERG / THE MOUSE THAT ROARED (1959) Photo – 1

[Hollywood}: Columbia Pictures, 1959. Vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white photo, FINE.

After Jean Seberg’s initial appearances in SAINT JOAN (1957) and BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958), Columbia cast her as female lead in THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, a farce starring Peter Sellers.

This sweet portrait of her holding a little mouse shows her still very young (she was 20 when she shot this film). As most of the promotional materials for this film focused on Sellers, it is difficult to find much of anything focusing on her.

BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1957) Set of 12 photos

[Hollywood]: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Set of twelve (12) vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white photos, USA. Scattered very minor signs of use in blank margins, one photo with printed studio text on back, NEAR FINE.

After introducing the young Jean Seberg to the world as the star of his SAINT JOAN, Otto Preminger starred her again in this mood-drenched adaptation of Françoise Sagan’s then-trendy novel about the doings of the decadent upper class on the French Riviera — BONJOUR TRISTESSE. Seberg plays the daughter of dissolute playboy David Niven, whose budding relationship to Deborah Kerr ends tragically due to his incapacity to settle down with one woman. Seberg showed great dramatic prowess as the undisciplined, decadent young Cecile.

The film, remarkably for its time, is shot primarily in vivid color — but the present is in a drab black-and-white, whereas memories of the past spent on the Riviera are in color. This set of photos contains five portraits of Seberg, three photos of her with one other actor, and four stills of her in scenes from the film. Seberg is present in all twelve photos.

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