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.

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