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|The picture shows a view of the (3) Unused 1954 The Barefoot Contessa Movie Ad Mat Molds in this lot. These ad mats are not dated but they are from the 1954 movie. These are molds in which lead is poured to create a thin metal negative image that is then mounted on a wooden block for printing. Advertising is no longer being made or printed like this. The ad mat is like a miniature 3-D poster and would look nice framed, or you could still use them to make print blocks from. The print blocks would have been used to print on movie pages in newspapers, in magazines, or in the movie theater programs. It is made of a thick compressed paper board. This admat has a movie scene images with actors and actresses from the movie. The bonus in this lot is three printed views of the images on the admat mold. These are advertising the admats. The molds are marked as follows:|
''THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL!''
TERROR SEIZES CITY!
HUMPHREY BOGART - AVA GARDNER
''THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA''
IN COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ
CO-STARRING EDMOND O'BRIEN - MARIUS GORING - VALENTINA CORTESA - ROSSANO BRAZZI
WITH WARREN STEVENS - BESSIE LOVE - ELIZABETH SELLARS
A FIGARO INCORPORATED PRODUCTION
RELEASED THRU UNITED ARTISTS
2 COL. x 75 LINES - 150 LINES MAT 204-3/4'' - 217 LINES
The ad mats together measure about 6-1/8'' x 9-3/4''. It is in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a cast list from the 1954 movie:
Humphrey Bogart - Harry Dawes
Ava Gardner - Maria Vargas
Edmond O'Brien - Oscar Muldoon
Marius Goring - Alberto Bravano
Valentina Cortese - Eleanora Torlato-Favrini (as Valentina Cortesa)
Rossano Brazzi - Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini
Elizabeth Sellars - Jerry
Warren Stevens - Kirk Edwards
Franco Interlenghi - Pedro Vargas
Mari Aldon - Myrna
Bessie Love - Mrs. Eubanks
Diana Decker - Drunken blonde
Bill Fraser - J. Montague Brown
Alberto Rabagliati - Nightclub proprietor
Enzo Staiola - Busboy
Maria Zanoli - Maria's mother
Renato Chiantoni - Maria's father
John Parrish - Mr. Max Black
Jim Gˇrald - Mr. Blue (as Jim Gerald)
Riccardo Rioli - Gypsy dancer
Tonio Selwart - Pretender
Margaret Anderson - Pretender's wife
Gertrude Flynn - Lulu McGee
John Horne - Hector Eubanks
Robert Christopher - Eddie Blake (as Bob Christopher)
Anna Maria Padoan - Chambermaid (as Anna Maria Paduan)
Carlo Dale - Vincenzo's chauffeur
Art Gilmore - Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Olga San Juan - Bit Role (uncredited)
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