Item #18670 [LGBTQ] Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon 1959 Original French Movie Lobby Card Poster and Promotional Archive. Chevalier D'Eon.

[LGBTQ] Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon 1959 Original French Movie Lobby Card Poster and Promotional Archive

Poster

[LGBTQ] Le secret du Chevalier d'Éon. Original 1959 French-Italian film based on the story of 18th century transgender icon, From 1777, d'Éon claimed to be anatomically a woman, and dressed as such. According to Wikipedia, there are only two earlier movies created with transgender themes, however, this movie would be the first to portray the historical heroic achievements of a real openly transgender icon showcasing her adventures fighting and spying for France and Russia all while concealing her true identity. This very early and serious attempt at portraying a complex transgender hero didn't fare well at the box office partially because the subject matter was too complex for it's time, and most of the money was spent on production rather than marketing making this original promotional material very scarce. This collection features an original movie theater lobby card poster measuring 14" x 22", showcasing a fully colored illustration of the Chevalier in both men and women's dress, with Russian Cossacks in battle, and d'Eon in multiple action sequences. One promotional and one smaller lobby card, 12" x 19", and 6.25" x 12", are fully illustrated, the larger promo in blue and yellow with black and white photographs from the film featuring the Tsarina and Cossacks. The second lobby card in bright red and black and white illustration shows full fledged horse and carriage battle. Very good condition overall.

Item #18670

Price: $1,800.00