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28 September 2014

Happy 80, Brigitte Bardot!

We interrupt our Dutch Film Star Postcard Festival for breaking news.Today is BB's 80th birthday!  Yes, gorgeous Brigitte Bardot was born on 28 September 1934, at 5 Place Violet in the 15th district of Paris, France. We salute her with 28 of our favourite BB postcards - without any order - we love them all. Félicitations, Mme. Bardot. Joyeux anniversaire!

Brigitte Bardot
1. Dutch postcard printed by gebr. Spanjersberg N.V. Rotterdam. The first postcard I ever bought of BB.

Brigitte Bardot
2. German postcard by Kolibri-Verlag, Minden/Westf., no. 998.

Brigitte Bardot
3. German postcard by ISV, no. H 60. Over 14,000 views at Flickr and 63 favourites.

Brigitte Bardot
4. French postcard by Editions du Globe, Paris, no. 356. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
5. French postcard by Editions du Globe, Paris, no. 599. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Happy birthday, Brigitte Bardot!
6. French postcard by Editions du Globe, Paris, no. 601. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
7. German postcard by ISV, Sort. IV/6. See also the same picture on this big card.

Brigitte Bardot
8. French postcard by Editions du Globe, Paris, no. 597. Photo: Sam Lévin. I love these long shots Lévin made of BB. She was Lévin's favourite model. This card shows why: the picture accentuates her petite figure and also shows that she knew how to pose - a bit naughty and with class.

Brigitte Bardot
9. French postcard by Editions du Globe, Paris, no. 598. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
10. Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg N.V., Rotterdam (licency holder for the Netherlands of Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Ufa), Berlin-Tempelhof), nr. 4640. Sent by mail in the Netherlands in 1962. Photo: Sam Lévin/Ufa.

Brigitte Bardot
11. German postcard by ISV, no. H 11. ISV also produced this card with a photograph that must be taken at the same session, or is it even the same photo, mirrored and coloured?

Brigitte Bardot
12. German postcard by Krüger, 902/166. Photo: Fried Agency.

Brigitte Bardot
13. German postcard by Krüger, nr. 902/142. Photo: Ufa.

Brigitte Bardot
14. German postcard by Kruger.

Brigitte Bardot
15. German postcard by Ufa, Berlin-Tempelhof, no. CK 261. Photo: Sam Lévin / Ufa.

Brigitte Bardot
16. French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris, no. 1016. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot - 3.000.000 views.
17. German postcard by Krüger, no. 902/36. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
18. German postcard by Ufa (Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft), Berlin-Tempelhof, nr. CK 346. Photo: Sam Lévin/Ufa.

Brigitte Bardot
19. French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris, no. 1018. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
20. European postcard, no. 1154. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Happy birthday, Brigitte Bardot!
21. French postcard by Editions d'Art Yvon, Paris, no. 209. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
22. Big German card by ISV, no. HX 102. This is our most popular postcard at Flickr. More than 100,000 views and 129 faves.

Brigitte Bardot
23. German postcard by UFA (Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft, Berlin-Tempelhoff), no. CK 142. Retail price: 30 Pfg. Photo: Georg Michalke / UFA. Sam Lévin is for me the best photographer of BB, but Georg Michalke comes in second. What a sensual picture!

Brigitte Bardot
24. French postcard by E.D.U.G., no. 504. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
25. French postcard by Editions Lyna, Paris, no. 2085. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Brigitte Bardot
26. German postcard by Krüger / Ufa, no. 902/86. Photo: Sam Levin.

Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot
27. German postcard by Krüger, no. 902/95, ca. 1961. Photo Sam Levin. Publicity photo for Amours célèbres (Michel Boisrond, 1961). Alain Delon and Brigitte Bardot starred in the segment Agnès Bernauer.

And no. 28? Our header of course!

Oh yes, check out the new Brigitte Bardot group at Flickr! You'll love it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone makes reference to a famous Levin shot of the actress from behind, in a white corset, but this image is NOWHERE to be found. Any ideas? Sorry for bumping this old thread back into the queue : )

Bob of Holland said...

Interesting, I wondered the same. Maybe 'they' refer to a photo from the series including the picture used for this postcard:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/truusbobjantoo/4397816898/

What do you think? But that picture was taken by Georg Michalke, another, great glamour photographer.

However, we will keep searching for a postcard with the famous Levin shot. To everyone his won grail:)

Paul van Yperen said...

We've found the card! Look today at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/truusbobjantoo/9977156016/

Asa said...

Happy 80th Birthday, Brigitte from the new Brigitte Bardot group on Flickr.

Thanks for the link (scroll above).

Bunched Undies said...

They don't make 'em like BB anymore. She broke the mold.