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08 November 2014

Happy Birthday, Alain Delon!

Today is the 79th birthday of Alain Delon (1935). The French film star was a breathtakingly good-looking parasite in the sun drenched thriller Plein soleil/Purple Noon (René Clément, 1960). The 'male Brigitte Bardot' proved to be a magnificent actor in masterpieces as Rocco e i suoi fratelli/Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960) and L'Eclisse/The Eclipse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962). Unforgettable was his part as the calm, psychopathic hoodlum in Le Samouraï/The Godson (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967), staring into the camera like a cat assessing a mouse. Bon anniversaire, monsieur Delon!

Happy birthday, Alain Delon!
French postcard by St. Anne, Marseille. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Alain Delon
Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg, Rotterdam, no. 1383. Photo: Unifrance Film / Ufa.

Happy birthday, Alain Delon!
Dutch postcard by Uitg. Takken / 't Sticht, Utrecht, no. 3918. Photo: N.V. Meteor Film / Speva / Play Art Prod. Publicity still for Christine (Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958) with Romy Schneider.

Alain Delon
Dutch postcard, no. AX 3981. Photo: Sam Lévin / Speva / Play Art Prod / Meteor Film. Publicity still for Christine (Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958).

Happy birthday, Alain Delon!
French postcard by Editions P.I., no. 1004. Offered by Les Carbones Korès 'Carboplane'. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Alain Delon
Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg, Rotterdam, no. 1252. Photo: Sam Lévin / Ufa.

Alain Delon
French postcard by Editions du Globe, no. 852. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Alain Delon
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, 1967. retail price: 0,20 MDN.Photo: publicity still for Rocco e i suoi fratelli/Rocco and his brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960).

Alain Delon
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 2529, 1965. retail price: 0,20 MDN.

Alain Delon
Dutch postcard by 't Sticht, Utrecht, no. 6176.

Alain Delon
French postcard by Mexichrome, no. 13. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Alain Delon
French postcard by E.D.U.G., no. 469. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Happy birthday, Alain Delon!
French postcard by Editions P.I., no. 1161, offered by Les Carbones Korès 'Carboplane. Photo: Pierre Manciet.

Alain Delon
French postcard by Editions P.I., no. 936, offered by Les Carbones Korès 'Carboplane. Photo: Sam Lévin.

Nathalie and Alain Delon in Le Samouraï
Small Romanian collectors card. Photo: publicity still for Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967).

Happy birthday, Alain Delon!
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Alain Delon
Spanish postcard by Bergas Ind. Graf., Barcelona, no. 463, 1967.

Alain Delon
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 60/77, 1977. retail price: 0,20 M.

Alain Delon
French postcard by Editions F. Nugeron, no. STAR 40.

Alain Delon
French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris, no. 3453. Photo: Michel Ginfray.

Wanna more? Join the birthday bash at the Alain Delon group at Flickr.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Handsome. I didn't know he was referred to as the male Bardot!

Seppo Marx said...

If Alain Delon was English, he'd be Terence Stamp! XD