JACK CARDIFF - DOCUMENT SIGNED - HFSID 209448
Sale Price $81.00
Signed 1961 pay slip, printed in English and Japanese, from My Geisha, directed by Oscar-nominated director and cinematographer Jack Cardiff
Document signed "J Cardiff". 1 page, 4¾x7. This document, printed in both English and Japanese, appears to be one of Cardiff's pay slips from the shooting of My Geisha (1962), which he directed. It's from the week of Feb. 20 to 26, 1961 and lists Cardiff's net pay during this period as ¥148,761. Cardiff (1914-2009), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, was a child actor in early British cinema, but made his greatest impact once he grew out of his cuteness. He got his start in cinematography as a clapper boy in 1929 and worked his way up from cameraman to cinematographer in 1935. Cardiff was the camera operator on the first British Technicolor film, Wings of the Morning (1937) and gave impressive cinematography work in Black Narcissus (1948) and The Red Shoes (1949). In all, Cardiff has over 70 cinematography credits, with his last on the 2007 British mini-series The Other Side of the Screen. He also directed 15 films and TV shows between 1953 and 1974. His directing credits include Scent of Mystery (1960), the first, and as it turned out last, movie filmed in glorious "Smell-O-Vision". But they also include solid films like Sons and Lovers (1960), The Lion (1963) and Dark of the Sun (1968). Cardiff earned three Oscar nomations in cinematography for War and Peace (1956), Fanny (1961) and Black Narcissus and once Oscar nod in directing for Sons and Lovers. He received an honoray Oscar for his contributions in 2000 and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2001. Lightly toned and creased. Signature is lightly haloed but legible. Top left corner is missing. Light tears, staple holes and one file hole in top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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