Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Norma Crosbie

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Title

Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Norma Crosbie

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Vasgen Badal, Norma Crosbie

Description

This is a black and white photo of the film producter Vasgen Badal and Norma Crosbie greeting each other. Both are in formal wear and Badal looks on, vaguely distracted, while Norma Crosbie, dressed in a white lace dress, leans in to kiss him. The photo is dated 1958 and we note from the 1959 Festival of Cork Programme that Badal was presented with a statuette of St. Finbarr that year by Jack Lynch, TD, for the documentary Dreamroad of the World (Hans Domnick, 1958).

Badal was an Iranian-born film producer and distributor who moved to Germany as a young man where he learnt about film and set up the film company 'Badal-Filmproduktion.' He produced a number of films in the thirties and forties including a Nazi propaganda film Roter Nebel (UA, 1941) which was released after the German attack on the USSR in June 1941. Vasgen Badal died in 1959 - a year after this photo was taken. As so little is known about him we are fortunate to have images of him in the archive.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1958

Contributor

RW Hammond

Rights

©RW Hammond. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1958
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

216 x 167mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond , “Iranian film producer Vasgen Badal and Norma Crosbie,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 29, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/165.