Exhibition from May 17 to September 30 2019 at the Villa Massena, 65 street of France, 06000 Nice, open daily except Thursdays from 11am to 6pm in partnership with the French Cinémathèque, phone : 04.93.91.19.10
Invented in 1894 by the brother Lumière the motion picture industry develop itself quickly in Europe. The first film studios appear in Nice in 1896 like the Pathé at the villa Tomatis (Turin street) or the Gaumont at Carras or the villa Liserb studios (Cimiez). They all propose reporting about the daily life and we must wait until the roaring twenties with sound films for building the industrial level in The Victorine and Saint - Laurent - du - Var film studios. Louis Naplas and Serge Sandberg buy an horticultural poperty belonging to the Massena family and name it Victorine tributing the niece of the last owner. All the conditions for creating an European Hollywood are put together : a sunny weather during eight months, natural sets for the shootings, many low prices extras and hotel rooms. Many famous film directors will use te Victorine film studios (Jean Vigo, Marcel Carné, Christian - Jaque, ...) for shooting masterpieces ("A propos de Nice", "Fanfan la Tulipe", "La main au collet", ...). The Victorine and Saint - Laurent - du - Var film studios will know a golden age when they would be directed by the famous American film director Rex Ingram. During World War II the French motion picture industry will find a safe place on the French Riviera and the film director Marcel Carné will do "Les visiteurs du soir" (1942) and "Les enfants du paradis" (1942) but a bombing in August 1944 distroys the Saint - Laurent - du - Var film studios definitively. After the French Liberation (1944) the French state takes the control of the CIMEX who managed the both film studios and many shooting like "Napoléon" from Sacha Guitry (1956), "La baie des anges" from Jacques Demy (1963) or "La bonne année" from Claude Lelouch (1973). After the shooting of the François Truffaut academy awarded film "La nuit américaine" (1973) the film studios falls down in a kind of lethargy. We must wait until 2018 and the first meeting of a comittee named Victorine for hoping a new beginning of these film studios.
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