The Actors’ Agency – Part 8

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An enlargement of the photobooth photo is at the bottom of this post.

Here is another Parisian actor’s file card from the 50s or 60s for your perusal.

Poor Georges. He looks scary, right? He has a face and eyebrows made to play a supernatural villian, like Count Dracula or other type of ghoulish creature. He also has a name to play a bad guy. Bad-ass George Ass. Apart from having such a wonderful face, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a photobooth photo of someone so quirky, who also has a listing on the IMDb. Wow, a real actor for a change!  What? You didn’t think I bought the card solely due to his funny surname? Preposterous!

Unlike some of the other file records from this agency, there are a lot of details listed on the back of this card. (See below). He lived at 291, Rue St Denis in the 2e arrondissement of Paris. He was born on the 14th of September, 1909, making him between 45 and 55 years of age at the time this image was made. He had grey eyes and dark brown hair. He was long and slim at 174.5 centimetres tall, (5 feet 8.7 inches) and weighing only 65 kg. Even more perfect for a role as a vampire, I say. In addition to his native tongue, he spoke Russian (good for Cold War villian roles) and had some English. His sporting interest was cycling.

Poor Georges had some minor roles in film but the closest he got to getting a role that really suited him, was when he played a prisoner in Paris brûle-t-il? in 1966. Alas, from there it was downhill all the way. He was a priest at a funeral in Borsalino in 1970, which was definitely a sombre role and could be regarded as slightly macabre, I suppose.  He then played a deacon in Doucement les basses in 1971. A corrupt deacon, one hopes. He had an uncredited role as a man on Rue des Rosiers in Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob in 1973. I like to imagine him breaking windows or vandalising something in that bit part. Unfortunately for Poor Georges, his next and final credit was as a seated man. We can only hope that he was a bad-ass seated man!

There are some other great photos in this series, so stay tuned to Photobooth Journal for more posts.

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23 comments
  1. The only reason he can’t have got more roles is that he must’ve had a high-pitched voice unsuited for a French villain or vampire. French villains tend to have voices that sound as if their throats have been sanded before being coated in a tar achieved by steeping Gaulloise tobacco in cognac until the mixture resembles thick molasses.

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    • So more booze and smoking would’ve improved his chances? In that day and age I totally agree Bryan!😉😉

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    • Indeed! He could’ve been a great regular guest star as a vampire cousin. Wasn’t that one of the best tv shows of the 60s?

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      • I loved all those old shows. The old batman and robin. Doby Gillis. I could go on and on.

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        • Hell yes, Batman was fabulous. There has never been anything else like it, or to equal it. The only thing I remember about Dobie Gillis is Maynard G. Krebs character. I adored him. Shame Bob Denver’s career pretty much died after playing Gilligan.

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  2. elmediat said:

    Great post. The gentleman would certainly fit in to a film with Vincent Price. 🙂

    This post became part of the source inspiration for my post, Smoke Screen Mirror Taped Dawn. Many thanks.

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  3. Rigby said:

    This is so interesting, I was living in Paris at that time and saw the film. At the Gaumont, I think.
    What an extraordinary amount of work you put into these intriguing posts, giving new meaning to the term candid. For a while I was unable to pass a photo booth without trying out a new pose. Occasionally a strip of lewd photos would be left in the basket, never with anything to identify the miscreant. I suppose they got a kinky thrill.

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    • Hi. Thanks for your lovely comment. Did you keep your booth photos? If you’d like to share any, I sometimes feature items from other people’s archives.

      I had to laugh at you finding cheeky strips in photobooths. I found one myself at Euston Station in London and I purchased another one from a French seller, that was left in similar circumstances to what you describe. They are prized items in my collection, especially as one of them has the torso of a naked young man trying to put on an elephant shaped g-string. 😆😇

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      • Rigby said:

        Unfortunately, when I changed countries twenty years ago I left everything behind. I’ve often wished I had school photos, but not even those remain. Memory is all, and perhaps that’s better, I can remember things as I’d like them to have been – more fun than the reality of much of my youth. You could always tell if there was something other than simple [portraiture join on if the curtains were closed but no feet were visible.
        I admire your fortitude in coping with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and I love your portrait at the top. I went to school with a girl who looked as much fun as you and pulled the same mouth, as if she was always making fun of others.

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        • Rigby said:

          On my browser, the right half of the comment is cut off. Odd.

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          • Yep, happens to me sometimes. Or it goes panoramic and distorted. Meant to ask if you know someone with EDS? It is a difficult condition to deal with as one looks so well, even whilst being severely impacted.

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            • Rigby said:

              Many years ago. Used to joke he could be a contortionist. Very brave. We lost contact. I travelled too much

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              • Yes, there is a girl on YouTube who has EDS and is a real life contortionist. Hope he didn’t do it as it makes the pain much worse as one ages.

                You can never travel too much, I say!

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        • Or hiding her buck teeth? That is a shame about your photos, but I agree our memories are more fun if left unclouded by reality. 😊

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  4. Mike said:

    Great post, clever lady. Dracula indeed. Is that his everyday face?

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