Narrower and narrower

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Le Ballon rouge 28'19"

In the fall of 1955 Pascal Lamorisse was seen running down a narrow alleyway trying to escape from a band of “voyous”.

As we point out in Furore (p. 70), this scene was shot in one of the two narrowest alleys in all of Paris. Here is an archive photo of the same alley in 1962.

Image courtesy of Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris

Ten years after The Red Balloon, another Pascal was running through the same alley. It was actor Pascal Fardoulis in the experimental short Les Pays loin (1965) by Jean Rollin. Note that the buildings on the right have not survived the preceding decade.

Les Pays loin, 01'01"

(Thanks to Roland-François Lack of The CineTourist for alerting me to this movie)

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Bookstore ad

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C.J. Aarts found this advertisement for the Red Balloon book by the “Foreign Department” of Librairie Hachette in “Nieuwsblad voor de Boekhandel”, Vol. 124 (1957) nr 4 (January 24, 1957), p. 76.

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Balloons and toilets

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Advertisement in “Aujourd’hui” (Art et Architecture) no. 7, mars 1956

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