Original poster designed by René Gruau for the film French Cancan made in 1954 by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin (model B)
French CancanThe film, directed in 1954, is Jean Renoir's 30th feature film. With Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Maria Felix and Giani Esposito, as well as the participation of Edith Piaf, Patachou, André Claveau, Jean Raymond and Philippe Clay, it tells the story of the creation of the Moulin Rouge and the invention of the French Cancan at the end of the 19th century. The adventures of the characters ofHenri Danglard, Nini, Lola de Castro and Casimir plunge us into the atmosphere of Montmartre and the Grands Boulevards in the golden age of cabarets.
The press praises the Franco-Italian film: "Masterpiece of Colour and Movement" (Maverick), "A dazzling work of joie de vivre and colour" (Libération), "The Entertainment of a Great Artist" (France evening)...
The poster is designed by René Gruau, a famous French fashion illustrator, poster artist and painter who also designs sets and costumes for the theatre. Resolutely art nouveau and in the aesthetics of the cabaret posters of the time, the typography recalls the work of Hector Guimard (at the origin of that of the Parisian metro). After the release of the film, Gruau devoted himself to collaborating with cabarets such as the Lido (from 1956 to 1994) or the Moulin Rouge from 1961.
|Country of the film
|Country of the poster
|Actors and/or actresses
|Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Maria Felix, Giani Esposito, Edith Piaf, Patachou, André Claveau, Jean Raymond
|Richier Laugier Paris
|Actual size (inches)
|120 x 160