CINEMA. Charles SPAAK (1903-1975). Signed... - Lot 41 - Ader

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CINEMA. Charles SPAAK (1903-1975). Signed... - Lot 41 - Ader
CINEMA. Charles SPAAK (1903-1975). Signed autograph manuscript (initials) and 4 photos with autograph notes on the back; and 53 letters to him, most of them L.A.S., 1938-1961. Nice set about the screenwriter, with many letters from filmmakers and actors. * L'Arbitrage Victor Francen. Reflections on a serious dispute between Spaak and the actor Francen, and the fate of the screenplay of La Porte du large, plus the minutes of the arbitration before an honorary jury, signed by Charles Burguet, Charles Martinelli, Georges Lourau and Jean Renoir. Photos of Spaak and Lucien Kapler (Moscow, 1958), Jacques Feyder ("to whom I owe all the joys of my life", but with whom he had a "stupid" falling out), Marcel Achard in an academician's outfit (with quatrain to Achard), and Spaak, Francen and Groulous, "who dreamed of producing a film on the life of Rubens"... * Philippe de Broca (authorization to print a novel by Cartouche), André Cayatte (2, one of which is about Nous sommes tous des assassins, the other deploring a cold between them, after his decision to make a film with Aurenche and Bost), François Chalais ("the best critic is the one who is deprived beforehand of the right to write"), Maurice Chevalier, Christian-Jaque (4, friendly and admiring), René Clair (2, one of which is related to his option on Les Musiciens du Ciel), Henri Decoin (4, refusing sketches because of a film for Jouvet, and expressing his enthusiasm for Charming Boys ; plus telegram), Jean Dréville (5, on a Spaak conference and the difficulties of shooting Normandy-Niemen in the USSR), Jean Ferry (expressing his admiration), Victor Francen (his impression of the "intense and curious poetry" of La Fin du jour, happy to have played there with Duvivier), Lucien Kapler (in Russian), José André Lacour (2), Jean-Paul Le Chanois (3), Fernand Ledoux (wishing to draw a play for Premier bal), Marcel L'Herbier (violent indictment against gossip and lies published by Spaak), Jean Meckert (4, one of whom renounces a collaboration), Simone Renant, Jean Renoir (2, one of which relates to La Grande Illusion and the other expressing his desire for a new collaboration with Spaak), Gilbert Sigaux (4, support after an accusation of plagiarism), Maxence Van der Meersch (4, relating to L'Empreinte du dieu, and the possible adaptation of Quand les sirènes se taisent), Georges Van Parys (3, on the receipts of his compositions for films and his financial difficulties), Denise Vernac (on the funeral of Erich von Stroheim, and the radio tribute paid by Spaak), Pierre Véry (on Lettre à mon juge), Bernard Zimmer (2).
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