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Jack

Jack

Regular price $875.00 Sale

Alphonse Daudet (source); [André Liabel (director)]. Jack. Paris: Cinéma Éclair [or Société Française des Films et Cinématographes Éclair], 1913. Original release, country of origin poster. Grande affiche (58.8125 x 39.1875 inches; 1495 x 995 mm.). Single sheet, folded with seven horizontal and three vertical folds. Paper lightly tanned but still supple; upper edge somewhat worn with a few small chips and closed tears; both right-side corners creased in the margins; a little bit of fold separation along the vertical edges, with a single interior hold; probably double the necessary horizontal folds, a couple folds sharply creased; a few minor interior creases, not associated with folds; pinholes; a few faint stray marginal fox marks. Very good. From the archive of Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, No. ECC 20 (by way of Heritage Auctions), with its rubber stamp on the verso.

A pretty cheerful-looking poster for standard miserablist plot ("a woman torn between physical and maternal love," Encyclopaedia Britanica). André Liabel's first directing credit after appearing in numerous films as an actor. Presumed lost, or at least misplaced (not in any of the conventional online lost film databases with only ephemera is found in Ciné-Ressources). Seemingly one of six surviving recorded poster styles (based on measurements), one matching this (rounded up) at La Cinémathèque de Toulouse.  (#10061).