Paris: Oeuvres Sociales du Cinéma, 1943. First edition. Softcover. Oblong octavo (8 1/2 x 7 1/4"). Unpaginated. Original spiral bound decorative wrappers, with title pasted on front cover. Title in burgundy and blue lettering. Laid in, a four-page program for the 1943 edition of "La Nuit du Cinéma," a French event whose primary purpose was the raising of funds to help the unemployed of the movie industry.
This elegant brochure was published to comemorate the third year of the "Comité d'Organisation de l'Industrie Cinématographique" (COIC: Committee for the Organization of the Cinema Industry), an organization created by the Nazis in the first months of the occupation. The COIC was to oversee and manage film production in occupied France.
The brochure contains various articles on the movie industry, as well as advertisement pages for the following movie companies:
- UFA, Tobis, Continental Films, ACE, Consortium du Film, Pathé Cinéma, Gaumont, Films Roger Richebé, Discina, Francinex, SPC, Regina, Scalera Film, Gray Film, Eclair, Les Films de Koster, France-Actualités, and UFPC.
Includes advertisements for the following movies:
- L'Honorable Catherine; Le Voile Bleu; Goupi Mains Rouges, Goldoni, Les Petits Riens, L'Auberge de l'Abime, Une Vie de Chien, La Ville Dorée, L'Ancre de Miséricorde, and Fou d'Amour.
Also includes advertisements for the following magazines:
- "Actu," "Le Film Complet," "Mode du Jour," Dimanches de la Femme," "Femme de France," "Sciences et Voyages," "Système D," Ciné-Mondial," and "Vedettes."
The last section contains advertisements for high end Parisian fashion, jewelry, and fragrance companies (Paquin, Nina Ricci, Heim, L. Mendel, Bagheera, Alix Marcelle Tizeau, Jeanne Lanvin, Lucien Lelong, Marcel Rochas, Maggy Rouff, Hermès, A. Leroy, Fourrures Max, Caron, Schiaparelli, Worth, Chanel, Bourjois, Lancôme, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc..), as well as restaurants and cabarets (Le Beaulieu, L'Aiglon, Le Perroquet, Le Boeuf sur le Toit).
One spiral ring missing. A few pages are disbound, but all are present. Some rubbing along edges. Text in French. Wrappers in overall fair to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. f to vg. Item #41303