“I got a call from United Artists in 1965 to meet with senior vice president of advertising and publicity Freddie Goldberg, to discuss a new project. “We are making a film in Mexico with Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau, directed by Louis Malle, and we have a problem. There has been so much press crowding the set that it has been impossible for Louis to get any work done. So we have decided to close the set, and we want you to be our only photographer there.” I virtually skipped out of the office in anticipation of being with Bardot and Moreau, two of the biggest French stars of the day. When I arrived on the set in Mexico City, I realized that everybody was French but me, and my half-dozen classes at Berlitz didn’t carry me very far. Jeanne and Louis spoke perfect English; Bri, as we called her, spoke it haltingly, so that got me by. Bri was playful and childish, she needed to be constantly entertained by her “petits copains” and liked to dance late into the night. She would run around the hotel hallways in a panic if left alone too long, yelling for someone to play with.”
Douglas Kirkland – Brigitte Bardot, Mexico 1965
Brigitte Bardot, close-up color photograph shot by Douglas Kirkland in 1965 on the film set of "Viva Maria!" in Mexico.
Artist: © Douglas Kirkland
Size: 24"x24", 30"x30", 40"x40", 50"x50" Unframed - Please Inquire for Additional Sizes
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Printed Signature by Douglas Kirkland
Edition: Limited Edition of 24
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of Brigitte Bardot with our iconic, close-up photograph shot by Douglas Kirkland in 1965 on the film set of “Viva Maria!” in Mexico. This captivating image showcases the timeless allure and charisma of Bardot in stunning color.
Each print is a testament to Kirkland’s artistic vision and comes as a limited edition, ensuring its exclusivity and value. This particular photograph captures a moment of intimate connection with the legendary actress during the filming of “Viva Maria!”, allowing you to own a piece of cinematic history.
Elevate your collection with this extraordinary artwork, celebrating the iconic beauty of Brigitte Bardot and the artistic brilliance of Douglas Kirkland. Don’t miss your chance to own a truly remarkable piece from the set of “Viva Maria!” in Mexico. #BardotInMexico #VivaMaria #DouglasKirklandPhotography #LimitedEditionArt
Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism. Among his assignments were essays on Greece, Lebanon and Japan as well as fashion and celebrity work, photographing Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich among others.
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