20 December 2021

Published by News Productions

News Productions in Baulmes, Switzerland, was a publisher of many stylish black and white postcards with classic film scenes, set photos, and mesmerising star portraits by such photographers as Sam Shaw, Larry Shaw, and Laurence Sudre. The company, led by photographer Armand Deriaz, operated during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the portrait postcards were published for Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne and the photos probably are in the collection of this museum. The film stills often came from the collections of the Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne and the Cinemathèque française in Paris. News Productions also worked together with the German publisher Filmwelt Berlin which was located in Bakede and with CVB Productions. For a while, News Productions had an annex in Stroud in Great Britain. The company went bankrupt in 2004.

Roberto Rossellini on the set of Viva L'Italia (1961)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55087. Photo: John Phillips / Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne. Roberto Rossellini on the set of Viva l'Italia/Garibaldi (Roberto Rossellini, 1961). Caption: Italy, Sicily, 1960. Neo-realist film director, Roberto Rossellini shooting on location 'Viva L'Italia'.

Federico Fellini at the set of Otto e Mezzo (1963)
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55108. Photo: Michelangelo Durazzo / AMA, Paris. Federico Fellini directing a scene of the film (1963).

Buster Keaton
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55207. Photo: Sam Tata. Caption: Buster Keaton, Montreal, 1964. In Canada, Buster Keaton played in the short film The Railrodder (Gerald Potterton, 1965), which Keaton uncredited co-directed.

Fritz Lang at the set Metropolis (1926)
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55458. Photo: Horst von Harbou / Collection de la Cinemathèque française, Paris. Caption: Fritz Lang during the shooting of Metropolis, 1926.

Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (1927)
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55459. Photo: Horst von Harbou, 1926 / Collection de la Cinemathèque française, Paris. Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927).

Fritz Lang at the set of Metropolis (1926)
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55468. Photo: Horst von Harbou / Collection de la Cinemathèque française, Paris. Caption: Fritz Lang during the shooting of Metropolis, 1926.

Peter Lorre in M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931)
Swiss-British-German postcard by News Productions, Baulmes and Stroud / Filmwelt Berlin, Bakede, no. 56537. Photo: Collection Cinémathèque Suisse / Nero Film. Peter Lorre in M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder/M (Fritz Lang, 1931).

Federico Fellini and Donald Sutherland at the set of Casanova (1976)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55592. Photo: Michelangelo Durazzo / ANA, Paris. Caption: Federico Fellini during the shooting of the film Casanova. At right Donald Sutherland who played Casanova.

Jane Birkin
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55594. Photo: Laurence Sudre. Jane Birkin.

Happy birthday, Jean-Louis Trintignant!
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55598. Photo: Laurence Sudre. Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Peter Fonda
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55873, 1988. Photo: Dennis Hopper / Kunsthalle, Bâle / Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Caption: Photography 1961-67.

Nikolay Cherkasov in Ivan Groznyy (1944)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Filmwelt Berlin, Bakede / News Productions, Stroud, no. 56511. Photo: COKS / Collection Cinémathèque Suisse, Lausanne. Nikolay Cherkasov in Ivan Groznyy/Ivan the Terrible (Sergei Eisenstein, 1944).

Michel Piccoli
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55603. Photo: Laurence Sudre. Michel Piccoli.

Matt Dillon
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55736. Photo: Bruce Weber. Caption: Matt Dillon, New York City, 1982.

Elia Kazan on the set of Splendor in the Grass (1960)
Swiss-British postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Stroud, no. 56760. Photo: Larry Shaw. Elia Kazan on the set of Splendor in the Grass (Elia Kazan, 1960).

Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as Romeo and Juliet
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55833. Photo: W. Eugene Smith. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in a stage production of 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1940.

Mathilda May
French postcard by Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55951. Photo: Bettina Rheims / Sygma. Caption: Mathilda May - La Beauce, 1987.

Pier Paolo Pasolini
Swiss postcard by Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne / News Productions, Baulmes, no. 56409. Photo: John Philips. Caption: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rome, 1962.

Greta Garbo in Anna Christie (1930)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 56490. Photo: Cinémathèque Suisse / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Greta Garbo in Anna Christie (Clarence Brown, 1930). Design: Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930.

Giulietta Masina in La Strada (1954)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 56518. Photo: Collection Cinémathéque Suisse, Lausanne / Ponti - De Laurentis. Giulietta Masina as Gelsomina in La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954).

Anna Baldaccini and Isabelle Huppert in Sauve qui peut (la vie) (1980)
Vintage postcard by News Productions, Baulmes & Stroud / Filmwelt Berlin, no. 56528. Photo: Collection Cinémathéque Suisse, Lausanne. Anna Baldaccini and Isabelle Huppert in Sauve qui peut (la vie)/Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980).

Otto Preminger on the set of The Cardional (1963)
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Filmwelt Berlin, Bakede / News Productions, Stroud, no. 56573. Photo: Sam Shaw. Otto Preminger on the set of The Cardinal (Otto Preminger, 1963). Caption: Otto Preminger directing "The Cardinal", Rome, 1993 (sic).

Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of The Longest Day (1964)
Vintage postcard by News Productions, Baulmes and Stroud / Filmwelt Berlin, Bakede, no. 56574, 1994. Photo: Sam Shaw. Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of The Longest Day (Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited), 1962). Caption: "The Longest Day". Daryl Zanuck [sic], Normandie, 1964 [sic].

Dennis Hopper
Swiss postcard by News Productions, Baulmes, no. 55726. Photo: Laurence Sudre. Dennis Hopper.

Jane Fonda
Swiss-British postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Stroud, no. 56736, 1996. Photo: Sam Shaw. Caption: Jane Fonda, New York City, 1960.

Carroll Baker
Swiss-British postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Stroud, no. 56737, 1996. Photo: Larry Shaw. Caption: Carroll Baker, New York City, 1960.

Lee Remick
Swiss-British postcard by News Productions, Baulmes / Stroud, no. 56738, 1996. Photo: Sam Shaw. Caption: Lee Remick, on the Bowery, New York City, 1960.

Dennis Hopper
Swiss postcard by CVB Publishers / News Productions, no. 56778, 1996. Photo: Sam Shaw. Caption: Dennis Hopper, NYC, 1957.

Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress at the set of What's New Pussycat (1965)
Swiss postcard by CVB Publishers / News Productions, no. 56961. Photo: Larry Shaw. Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress on the set of What's New Pussycat (Clive Donner, 1965).

Sources: Fotostiftung Schweiz and Dunne & Bradstreet.

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