Item #2469 Autograph Letter SIGNED in French, 4to, n.p., n.d. MARCEL PAGNOL.

(1895-1974) French writer and filmmaker, first filmmaker elected to Academie Francaise. He founded the important cinema magazine "Les Cahier du Film" in 1931

Autograph Letter SIGNED in French, 4to, n.p., n.d.

To Mr. E. Fasquelle, editor, Pagnol writes about film. "I had two parts in my film. One, where I had my characters speak. The other, where I left that to the cinematography and to Honnegger's [sic] music. The musical segments are very boring, I am told. I am in the process of cutting out as many as I can but it is a delicate thing because of Honnegger [sic], who is a charming lad...." He signs in full, "Marcel Pagnol," then adds a note about having received payment.

Pagnol most likely refers to his 1937 film "Regain" ("Harvest,") for which Swiss composer Arthur Honegger composed the music. The Marius trilogy (Marius, Fanny and Cesar), filmed between 1931 and 1936, are viewed as Pagnol's most important cinematic contribution.

Item #2469

Price: $750.00

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