Louis Marcus and Patrice Legendre

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Title

Louis Marcus and Patrice Legendre

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Louis Marcus, Patrice Legendre

Description

This is a black and white photo of Patrice Legendre and Louis Marcus in conversation. A young Legendre, in a herringbone tweed jacket, is shown in profile listening to a Marcus on the right. Both are wearing festival pins on their jackets and if we zoom into those pins we can see that the pin on Legendre’s jacket is marked ‘delegate’ and the pin on Marcus’ jacket is marked ‘Jury’. The room behind them is crowded and, with Marcus holding a drink in his hand, we might guess that this is a reception held for the delegates of the film festival.

There is no information to corroborate the identity of Legendre but we appreciate the presence of local man turned film director, Louis Marcus, at the festival. Marcus was born in Cork City to an Irish Jewish family. He attended University College Cork before beginning his career in Dublin as assistant director on Mise Éire (George Morrison, 1959) and Saoirse? (George Morrison, 1961). Marcus would continue to work on Gael-Linn documentaries until 1973. His first documentary The Silent Art (1958) on his friend the Cork-born sculptor, Seamus Murphy (1907-1975), is of particular interest to us as Murphy designed the bronze St Finbarr statuette that was presented to prize-winners at the Cork Film Festival for some years.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1964

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1964
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

216 x 164mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Louis Marcus and Patrice Legendre,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed May 21, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/226.