Rare Film Posters



Original French 47 inch x 63 inch Poster for the 1948 Marcel Pagnol Musical Comedy THE PRETTY MILLER GIRL (LA BELLE MEUNIERE) starring Jacqueline Pagnol, Tino Rossi as Franz Schubert, Raoul Marco, Lilia Vetti and Raphael Patomi.

The film is part of the tradition of operetta films. The title is a reference to Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin.
Jacqueline Pagnol was Marcel Pagnol’s wife.

Poster art by Jean-Dominique van Caulaert (1897 – 1979). Jean Dominique van Caulaert was a French painter, poster artist, illustrator and designer. Starting in 1933, he began painting personalities and show business stars of Paris including Edith Piaf, Tino Rossi, Mistinguett, Rena Kaetty and Nita Rahia. Van Caulert’s poster career began in the late 1930s. He dedicated himself to the stars of the Music Halls, working only for the biggest names: Marie Dubas, Lyse Gauty, Mistinguett, etc. He primarily employed chalk and pastels to create his realistic portraits. He created his first poster in Belgium 1916. In 1923 and 1924, he illustrated covers of sheet music for a Belgian editor. Magritte and other painters, also, worked in this music publisher’s office. In the 1930s, he executed numerous posters for Mistinguett, Marie Dubas, Josephine Baker, Cecile Sorel, Suzy Solidor, Lys Gauty and Tino Rossi.

The poster is in very good folded condition.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original French 47 inch x 63 inch Poster