Love, love , love this classic vintage bookmark! It's a joy having this one in my collection. Serendipitously, I obtained it just after watching the fabulous film (on DVD) for the very first time!
War and Peace, released in 1956, was the first English-language film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti. The music score is by Nino Rota and the cinematography by Jack Cardiff. The film was made by Dino de Laurentiis Productions and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The film stars Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Mel Ferrer (the three pictured on the bookmark), along with Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom and Anita Ekberg, in one of her first breakthrough roles. It had Academy Awards nominations for Best Director (King Vidor), Best Cinematography, Color (Jack Cardiff) and Best Costume Design, Color (Maria De Matteis).
Audrey Hepburn played Natasha Rostova, Henry Fonda played Count Pierre Bezukhov and Mel Ferrer played Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.
Art Deco design is one of my passions, including paper collectables such as bookmarks! I recently borrowed a really great book from the library, "Euro Deco" by Steven Heller and Louise Fili, Thames & Hudson, London (2004) and was very excited to find that it had two pages (p.118 & p. 323) of bookmark reproductions in it; a series of fabulous advertising bookmarks. Here they are for your viewing pleasure! I particularly like the Spanish bookmark series and specifically the "Maderas de Oriente" one. Superb!
SOURCE: Library Giveaway
Debrah Gai Lewis lives in Lillian Rock, New South Wales, Australia and is a bookmark collector, yoga teacher and SoulCollage® Facilitator (among other things).
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