27 February 2022

26 colour cards by Acin

In 2014 we did a post on the wonderful world of Casa Filmului Acin (Film House Acin) from communist Romania. In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Casa Filmului Acin published hundreds of postcards of international pop artists, TV heroes, and film stars. At first most of these cards were in black and white, but from the 1970s all cards were in colour, sometimes a bit odd colours. We are Acin fans, like several other people at Flickr where there is a special group dedicated to Casa Filmului Acin. Since 2014, we have acquired many new Acin cards. So in the coming weeks, EFSP presents three posts about Acin: one features Italian actresses in the 1970s, one on the black and white Acin cards, and today, we start with 26 colour cards.

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 633. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park (Gene Saks, 1967).

Jane Fonda in Barbarella (1968)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 151. Photo: Jane Fonda in Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968).

American actress Jane Fonda (1937) is a two-time Academy Award winner for the crime thriller Klute (1971) and the Vietnam drama Coming Home (1978). Roger Vadim's psychedelic Science Fiction spoof Barbarella (1968) made her one of the icons of the European cinema of the 1960s. In 2014, she received the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award.

Patty Duke, Sharon Tate and Barbara Parkins in Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, and Barbara Parkins in Valley of the Dolls (Mark Robson, 1967).

Jean Seberg
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

One month before her eighteenth birthday,  American actress Jean Seberg (1938-1979) landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan (1957) after a much-publicised contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls. A few years later, she became an icon of the Nouvelle Vague with her role in Jean Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle/Breathless (1960). She appeared in over 30 films in Hollywood and Europe.

Lee Marvin in Monte Walsh (1970)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no 289. Photo: Lee Marvin in Monte Walsh (William A. Fraker, 1970).

American film and television actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987) began as a supporting player of a generally vicious demeanor, then metamorphosed into a star playing tough, hard-bitten anti-heroes. Known for his gravelly smoke-burnished voice and premature white hair, Marvin initially played villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. He became a major star with Cat Ballou (1965), a comedy Western in which he played dual roles. Marvin is also remembered for his 'tough guy' characters in The Killers (1964), The Professionals (1966), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Point Blank (1967), and The Big Red One (1980).

Clint Eastwood
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

American film actor and director Clint Eastwood (1930) rose to fame as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's classic Spaghetti Westerns Per un pugno di dollari/A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Per qualche dollaro in più/For a Few Dollars More (1965), and Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo/The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Later in the US, he played hard edge police inspector Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films, which elevated him to superstar status, and he directed and produced such award-winning masterpieces as Unforgiven (1992), Mystic River (2003), and Million Dollar Baby (2004).

Stella Stevens
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Stella Stevens in How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (Fielder Cook, 1968).

American comedienne Stella Stevens (1936) starred as a voluptuous platinum blonde with a deep sultry voice in many Hollywood films of the 1960s. During the decade she was one of the most photographed women in the world.

Elisabeth Wiener
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Elisabeth Wiener (1946) is a French actress, singer, songwriter, and performer, who appeared in several French and Italian films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Jean Rochefort

Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 569.

Jean Rochefort (1930-2017) was a French actor, with a career spanning over five decades. He is best remembered for the comedy smashes Le Grand Blond avec Une Chasseure Noire/The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972), Un éléphant ça trompe énormément/An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive (1976), and Le Mari de la coiffeuse/The Hairdresser's Husband (1990). 

Miguel Bosé
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Handsome Spanish singer and actor Miguel Bosé (1956) was a major teen idol in Southern Europe between 1977 and 1982. Later he became popular in Latin America. As an actor he worked with interesting directors like Dario Argento,  Pedro Almodóvar and Patrice Chereau.

Jacqueline Bisset
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

English actress Jacqueline Bisset (1944) has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski. She received France’s Légion d'honneur in 2010.

Isabella Rossellini
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, C.P.C.S. Cda 43078.

Isabella Rossellini (1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, and model. She was born cinema royalty as the daughter of Swedish-born, three-time Oscar-winning actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini. She is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet (1986) and Death Becomes Her (1992).

Macha Méril
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

French actress and writer Macha Méril (1940) was one of the actresses of the Nouvelle Vague in the early 1960s. She appeared in 125 films by such famous directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Luis Bunuel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Dario Argento.

Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Huppert and Isabelle Adjani in Les soeurs Brontë
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Marie-France Pisier as Charlotte Bronte, Isabelle Huppert as Anne Bronte, and Isabelle Adjani as Emily Brontë in Les soeurs Brontë/The Bronte Sisters (André Téchniné, 1979).

Mathieu Carrière
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Handsome German actor Mathieu Carrière (1950) had his breakthrough at 16 in Volker Schlöndorf’s Der junge Törless/Young Törless (1966). In the 1970s and 1980s,  he appeared in many French arthouse films by directors like André Delvaux and Marguerite Duras. Carrière was very convincing in challenging roles in several literary film adaptations and he also incidentally worked as a director and a writer.

Anny Duperey
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 559.

French actress Anny Duperey (1947) is known for her stage, film, and television roles, but she is also a best-selling author. Anny Duperey is best-known for her performance in the hilarious comedy Un éléphant ça trompe énormément/Pardon Mon Affaire (1976). Duperey is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur.

Jane Birkin
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 33102.

In the Swinging Sixties, shy, awkward-looking British actress Jane Birkin (1946) made a huge international splash as one of the nude models in Antonioni's Blow-Up (1966). In France, she became the muse of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, who wrote several of her albums, plus their explicitly erotic duet Je t'aime... moi non plus. Later she worked with such respected film directors as Jacques Rivette, Agnès Varda, and Jacques Doillon, and won several acting awards.

Sophia Loren
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin.

Sophia Loren (1934) rose to fame in post-war Italy as a voluptuous sex goddess. Soon after she became one of the most successful stars of the 20th Century, who won an Oscar for her mother role in La Ciociara (1960).

Jean Gabin in Le jardinier d'Argenteuil (1966)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Jean Gabin in Le jardinier d'Argenteuil/The Gardener of Argenteuil (Jean-Paul Le Chanois, 1966).

French actor and war hero Jean Gabin (1904-1976) was one of the great stars of European cinema. In the 1930s he became the personification of the tragic romantic hero of the poetic realist film. Whether he played a legionnaire in Gueule d'amour/Madeleine (1937), a deserter in Le Quai des brumes/Port of Shadows (1938) or the head gangster in Pépé le Moko (1937), Gabin was impeccable, bringing tragic humanity to each of his appearances which the public adored. After the war, Gabin was reborn as a tough anti-hero, set in his beliefs, feared and respected by all, the Godfather of French cinema.

Catherine Spaak
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 91.

Blonde French actress and singer Catherine Spaak (1945) worked in France, Spain, Germany, and Hollywood, but she spent most of her career in Italy. There she started as a Lolita-like vamp in films of the early 1960s, made records, and became a teenage star. She played in several classic Italian comedies and was a popular TV host. Spaak is still active on TV, writes books, and has now appeared in some 100 films.

Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in The Way We Were (1973)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 491. Photo: Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in The Way We Were (Sydney Pollack, 1973).

Sylvia Kristel
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. 623.

Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012) will always be remembered as Emmanuelle, thanks to the massive soft-porn hit of the 1970s. Emmanuelle’s sexual adventures attracted 500 million people to the cinema.

Al Pacino in Scarecrow (1973)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin. Photo: Al Pacino in Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973).

During the 1970s, American actor Al Pacino (1940) established himself with such films as The Godfather (1972), Serpico (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). In the following decades, he became an enduring icon of American cinema. He won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Oscar for Best Actor for Scent of a Woman (1992); a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1969) and for Best Actor in the play 'The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel' (1977); and an Emmy for Best Actor in the Miniseries Angels in America (2003).

Meryl Streep
Romanian postcard by Acin in the Colectia Cinefilului.

American actress Meryl Streep (1949) is one of the best actresses of her generation, known for her versatility and accents. She has been nominated for the Oscar an astonishing 21 times and has won it three times. Among her other accolades, she has received 32 Golden Globe nominations, more than any other person, and won eight.

Paul Newman
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. C.P.V.S. c-sa 53066.

American film actor Paul Newman (1925-2008) was a matinee idol with the most famous blue eyes of Hollywood, who often played detached yet charismatic anti-heroes and rebels. He was nominated for nine acting Academy Awards in five different decades and won the Oscar for The Color of Money (1986). He was also a prominent social activist, a major proponent of actors' creative rights, and a noted philanthropist.

John Travolta in Staying Alive (1983)
Romanian postcard by Casa Filmului Acin, no. C.P.C.S. 33 150. John Travolta in Staying Alive (Sylvester Stallone, 1983).

John Travolta (1954) is an American actor and singer, who rose to fame during the 1970s, when he appeared on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-1979), and starred in the box office successes Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978) and Urban Cowboy (1980). His acting career declined throughout the 1980s, but in 1994, Travolta made one of the most stunning comebacks in entertainment history by starring in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994). Since then he starred in such films as Get Shorty (1995), Face/Off (1997), Primary Colors (1998), and Hairspray (2007).

And check out our earlier post on Acin or visit Flickr where you can see more Acin postcards our Acin album or in the Casa Filmului Acin group.

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