Moira Shearer on the set of The Red Shoes.

Moira Shearer perfects her makeup on the set of The Red Shoes (1948).
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Check out this great portrait of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger !

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“The Red Shoes” Japanese posters

As part of our never-ending tribute to Japanese posters and Japanese art, I have the pleasure of presenting these lovely Japanese posters of a personal favorite film: “The Red Shoes” (1948), directed by The Archers, Powell & Pressburger. This gruesome adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen novel, was publicized for in Japan through the following images.  (Unknown artist).
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For a terrific portrait of The Archers, a rare one indeed, click here and for the German original posters of “The Red Shoes”, like us on Facebook here

Finally a great portrait of The Archers, Powell & Pressburger !!

They look like your grandparents, or maybe their friends, but they’re not.

Check out Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger in this Cornel Lucas portrait, a British film photographer, born in 1920. It is not dated, but this particular print is from 1985. I had rarely seen a photo of them together that I found brilliant, until I came across this one: 

Their partnership “The Archers” dates back from 1943 and it ended in 1957. Their most brilliant cooperations are The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). I particularly like The Tales of Hoffmann (1951).

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NB – For another cool post, check out Michael Powell as he does what parents should never do with their kids here.