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Funny Face, Paris, France (1957)

Artist/Designer: Ray Moyer, Sam Comer

Project Location: California, United States

Figure 1: Kay Thompson (who plays magazine editor Maggie Prescott), Astaire and Hepburn dancing underneath the Eiffel Tower ( Source | Accessed : March 31, 2021 )
Figure 2: A suite of modern French Provincial
furniture that is stained or painted taupe-gray stands in Maggie’s Manhattan office, and
the first time that viewers see her face is when she swivels around in what appears to be
a modern rendition of a French eighteenth-century chair and declares that the current
issue of Quality magazine is not good enough. © Paramount Pictures 1957. All rights
( Source | Accessed : March 31, 2021 )
Figure 3: Maggie is seen in a Parisian interior; in the Avenue Montaigne couture salon of designer Paul Duval (played by Robert Flemyng), she sits on an almost identical chair (see Figure 7.3). Nearby is a marble-topped table with elaborate bronze mounts on the cabriole legs that is almost certainly meant to appear antique, and which closely resembles the marble and wood console table that sits opposite her desk in her Manhattan office. ( Source | Accessed : March 31, 2021 )
Figure 4: Interior Quality office Scene ( Source | Accessed : March 31, 2021 )
Figure 5: Photoshoot Scene ( Source | Accessed : March 31, 2021 )

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20th Century, 1950-1959, 1957

Additional Information:
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Tags: Film, Set, Interiors, France, Paris, Los Angeles, California, New York, 1957, 20th Century, 1950s, Funny Face,

Significant Dates: 9 April 1956 - 19 July 1956, Premier 28 March 1957

Supporting Staff/ Designers: George W. Davis, Hal Pereira, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer

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