Oddly, there are two versions of Funny Face. The one still extant in 35mm is a ‘second’ version of the film, with closeups of the Betty Boop-esqe character redrawn, changing her hair style.
Accomplished Hollywood voice actors and studio singers recreate the story and music from Walt Disney’s 1955 animated classic in beloved book and record sets.
After his death in 1989, Tezuka Productions animated two manga novels as 25-minute film festival releases; “Adachi-ga Hara”, based on a 1971 manga, and “Akuemon”.
Here are three openings from my new transfers with rare music cues – and projection notes, to make sure they sync the film to the sound disc.