Bergman, Ingrid. (1915–1982) [Honegger, Arthur. (1892–1955)]
Signed Photograph and Original Photographs in "Jeanne au bucher."
An interesting series of original Atlantic Press of Paris photographs of the original 1954 Paris production of "Jeanne au bucher." Each 18.5 x 24 cm and all in very fine condition. The collection includes three images of Bergman in the title role, one of which she has boldly signed in blue ink. The fourth image shows her in costume during the rehearsal period, seated together with the director Roberto Rossellini, the composer Arthur Honegger, and the writer Paul Claudel.
Based on the oratorio by Arthur Honegger and Paul Claudel, “Joan of Arc at the Stake” began as a theatrical production that Rossellini showcased in several European cities during the early 1950s. As the emotional anchor of the production, Ingrid Bergman gave what was by all accounts an extraordinary performance as Joan (her third go-round in the role, having essayed it on Broadway in 1946 and in the disastrous 1948 epic “Joan of Arc”).
Bergman won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress in the first Tony Award ceremony in 1947. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute.