09 September 2016

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: Roundabout

Let's play, this Postcard Friendship Friday. Do you know the French film La Ronde? It's a film directed in 1950 by Max Ophüls and based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897 play Reigen. The film title is often translated as Roundabout. The episodes of the novel and the film are about illicit sexual encounters, and after each encounter, one of the two partners forms a liaison with the next person, resulting in an unbroken circle (ronde) by the end. So let's go roundabout with film partners postcards.

Jean Marais and Alida Valli in Les Miracles n'ont lieu qu'une fois (1951)
Jean Marais and Alida Valli. German postcard by Wilhelm Schulze-Witteburg Graphischer Betrieb (WS-Druck), Wanne Eickel. Photo: Deutsche Commerz Film GmbH. Publicity still for Les Miracles n'ont lieu qu'une fois/Miracles Only Happen Once (Yves Allégret, 1951).

Alida Valli and Jean-Pierre Aumont in Ultimo incontro (1951)
Alida Valli and Jean-Pierre Aumont. Vintage Postcard, no. 952. Publicity still for Ultimo incontro/Last Meeting (Gianni Franciolini, 1951).

Maria Montez and Jean Pierre Aumont
Jean Pierre Aumont and Maria Montez. Dutch postcard, no. 3117. Photo: Universal International.

Maria Montez and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in The Exile (1947)
Maria Montez and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Spanish postcard by Sobe, no. 452. Photo: publicity still for The Exile (Max Ophüls, 1947).

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Danielle Darrieux in The Rage of Paris (1938)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Danielle Darrieux. Dutch postcard by Sparo. Photo: Universal. Publicity still for The Rage of Paris (Henry Koster, 1938).

Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica in Madame de... (1953)
Danielle Darrieux and (right) Vittorio De Sica. Spanish promotion card by Cosmofilm. Photo: publicity still for Madame de... (Max Ophüls, 1953).

Caterina Valente and Vittorio De Sica in Casino de Paris (1957)
Vittorio De Sica and Caterina Valente. German postcard by Netter's Star Verlag, Berlin. Photo: publicity still for Casino de Paris (André Hunebelle, 1957).

Caterina Valente and Dietmar Schönherr in Bonjour Kathrin (1956)
Caterina Valente and Dietmar Schönherr. German postcard by Kolibri-Verlag, Minden/Westf., no. F 32. Photo: Ringpress / Vogelmann. Publicity still for Bonjour Kathrin (Karl Anton, 1956).

Dietmar Schönherr and Ingrid Andree in Treibjagd auf ein Leben (1961)
Dietmar Schönherr and Ingrid Andree. East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin., no. 1847, 1963. Retail price: 0,20 DM. Photo: publicity still for Treibjagd auf ein Leben/Drive on a life (Ralph Lothar, 1961).

Erich Schellow, Ingrid Andree and Franco Andrei in Drei vom Variété (1957)
Ingrid Andree and Franco Andrei. East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 222, 1957. Photo: Standard-film, Wien. Publicity still for Drei vom Variété/Three from Variety (Kurt Neumann, 1954).

Maria Schell and Franco Andrei in Tagebuch einer Verliebten (1953)
Franco Andrei and Maria Schell. German postcard by Kolibri-Verlag, no. I 103. Photo: Sohler / Magna / London-Film. Publicity still for Tagebuch einer Verliebten/The Diary of a Married Woman (Josef von Báky, 1953).

Jean Marais and Maria Schell in Le notti bianche (1957)
Maria Schell and Jean Marais. Photocard. Publicity still for Le notti bianche/White Nights (Luchino Visconti, 1957).

Source: Wikipedia.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday, hosted by Beth at the The Best Hearts are Crunchy. You can visit her by clicking on the button below.


Beth Niquette said...

As always, I find your blog to be fascinating and informative. I'm so Happy to be back at the computer. My surgery was a great success and I feeling better each day. I hope to be leaping upon the hills very soon.

Thanks again for posting for Postcard Friendship Friday, Paul! Happy PFF! A little late.

Paul van Yperen said...

Hi Beth, Thanks. And I am so happy to read this. See you on the hills of PFF!