Designs by Boris Bilinsky (1926) for Alexandre Volkoff's film Casanova (1927) - Click on image to view larger image
  "Casanova". Man in black coat, tan pockets, cuffs, vest, all with silver trim and design, black knee breeches, shoes, and hair ribbon, white chemise, grey hose with silver pattern. Ink, watercolour, gouache, and metallic paint on manilla paper, on cream board. 28.9 x 45.3 cm. Attributed. Actor: Ivan Mosjoukine.
Series 5: 1: 2 #5
Acc. # 1: 2: 10
Checklist # 798

Reproduced with permission. Copyright questions should be directed to René Clémenti-Bilinsky (clementi.bilinsky@voila.fr)
 
"Casanova". Man in grey shoes, hair bow, knee breeches, cream hose and vest with silver glitter, ruffled neck tie and cuffs, grey jacket with glitter. Ink, watercolour, and glitter on manilla paper on cream board. 27.7 x 47.1 cm. Attributed
Series 5: 1: 2 #6
Acc. # mc 1: 2: 11
Checklist # 799

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"Casanova". Man in magenta coat with flowers and silver leaves, ruffled necktie and cuffs, cream waistcoat, deep blue knee-trousers, holding cane, sword at side. 1927 production. Labelled in one hand, attributed in another. Ink, gouache, and metallic paint on tan paper, mounted on cream board. 31.1 x 45.7 cm. Attributed.
Series 5: 1: 2 #7
Acc. # mc 5: 3: 4
Checklist # 800

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"Woman in gown, deep purple with rust, silver and gold flowers, earrings and hair ornament in same floral design. 1927 production. Ink, gouache, and metallic paint on tan paper, mounted on cream board. 30.5 x 45 cm. Attributed. May be for actress Jenny Jugo playing Thérèse.
Series 5: 1: 2 #9
Acc. # mc 5: 3: 3
Checklist # 802

Reproduced with permission. Copyright questions should be directed to René Clémenti-Bilinsky (clementi.bilinsky@voila.fr)
  Woman in silver gown with sparkled pink underskirt and bodice, gold medal at bodice, blue sash with ribbons across bodice, gold tiara and earrings. Louis XVI. Ink, watercolour, gouache, metallic paint, and glitter on manilla paper on cream board. 32.2 x 43.7 cm. Attributed: Bilinski [Boris Bilinsky]. Actress: Suzanne Bianchetti playing Tsarina Catherine II of Russia in film Casanova.
Series 5: 1: 2 #8
Acc. # mc 1: 2: 12
Checklist # 801

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  Woman in long beige peignoir, ruffled throughout and tiered with pink trim, pink bows at bodice and sleeves, pink robe with white fur trim, pink slippers. Ink and watercolour on manilla paper on cream board. 32 x 44.2 cm. Attributed: Bilinski [Boris Bilinsky]. Actress: Susan Bianchetti playing Catherine II in film Casanova in scene in which Casanova, pretending to be Mr. Dupont, is introduced to her.
Series 5: 1: 2 #11
Acc. # mc 1: 3: 1
Checklist # 804

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Designs by Boris Bilinsky (1929) for Henri Fescourt's film (1929) Monte-Cristo - Click on image to view larger image
 
"Valentine". Woman in blue-grey dress with large white ruffle at neck, sleeves, and at bottom of gown, with wide red ribbon running through. Blue-grey bonnet with red ribbon, and blue-grey parasol. Pencil and watercolour on tan card. 32.7 x 43 cm. Signed: Boris Bilinsky and Attributed: Bilinski. Paris 1929. Actress: Marie Glory playing Valentine de Villefort in Henri Fescourt's film Monte-Cristo (1929)
Series 5: 1: 3 #19
Acc. # mc 5: 3: 7
Checklist # 816

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Other designs attributed 'Bilinski'-
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Folder for "Louis XV et Louis XVI (Dams)(?)". Ink and crayon on blue card. With note Bilinsky Casanova Nos 5-6-7. 24.8 x 32.1 cm. (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 1: 2
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 103
Checklist # 795

 
Man in top coat with pink flowers and silver leaves, pink vest with silver trim, white chemise with grey necktie, black hat with pink feathers, black bow in hair, black breeches, grey hose, black shoes, holding cane behind back. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, and metallic paint on manilla paper. 25.8 x 31.8 cm. Attributed: Bilinski (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 1: 2 #3
Acc. # mc 1: 2: 8
Checklist # 796

  Man in blue top coat and holding hat, both with gold trim, blue breeches, cream vest with gold trim and red apples with green leaves on pattern, black shoes and bow in hair, sword at left side. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, and metallic paint on cream paper. 27.4 x 43.3 cm. Attributed: Bilinski (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 1: 2 #4
Acc. # mc 1:2:9
Checklist # 797


 
"Les perles 17". Woman in silver gown and cap with jewels over all, pink plume at cap and long pink plumes from hips as a train. Detail of bodice. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, and metallic paint on cream papers, heavy. 31.7 x 48 cm. Attributed: Bilinski (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 9: 3 #17
Acc. # mc 3: 10: 3
Checklist # 817


 
"Les perles 16". Woman in grey, aquamarine and white gown, ropes of pearls over grey sheer fabric with long train and giant feather attachments. Revue, ca. 1925. Pencil, watercolour, raised gouache on cream paper. 31.1 x 41.3 cm. Attributed: Bilinski (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 9: 3 #16
Acc. # mc 5: 3: 5
Checklist # 805

  Woman in blue dress with ruffles down the hoopskirt, and trimmed with large yellow flowers and silver leaf design from bodice, wrapping to bottom of skirt, white gloves, silver and gold tiara and earrings, pearl necklace. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, silver paint, gold glitter on cream card. 32.5 x 44.4 cm. Attributed: Bilinski (Attribution doubtful).
Series 5: 1: 2 #10
Acc. # 5: 3: 6
Checklist # 803


 
Designs for Les aventures de Casanova (Film (1946) by Jean Boyer. Designs by Marcel Escoffier) - Click on image to view larger image

List and swatches for eleven costumes with description and numbers beside each. Actor: Georges Guétary. Ink on cream card. 14.6 x 59.7 cm. 15 fabric samples.
Series #22-27
Acc. # fc 1: 1: 498
Checklist # 1


Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 

"Van Hope". Man seated in dark green coat and breeches, light green hose, tan vest, white chemise. Sketches on verso and list of costume designs. Pencil and watercolour on manilla paper. 53.7 x 36.9 cm. Incorrectly attributed to Boris Bilinsky. Actor: Jean Tissier.
Series 5: 1: 2 #18
Acc. # mc 1: 3: 7 (left of 3)
Checklist # 806

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"L'Espagnol". Man in black hat, black cape, grey coat, vest, breeches, hose, shoes. Detail of shoe, boot, figure with cape done up, figure with no cape. Pencil and watercolour on manilla paper. 53.7 x 36.9 cm. Incorrectly attributed to Boris Bilinsky. Actor: Aimé Clariond playing Don Luis.
Series 5: 1: 2 #19, 20
Acc. # mc 1: 3: 7 (Centre and right of 3)
Checklist # 807

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Cost. no. 4". Man in designed coat over vest, chemise, breeches. Pencil and watercolour on cream card. 24.1 x 37.3 cm. Initialled: JB.
Actor: Georges Guétary playing Casanova
Series 5: 1: 2 #24
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 96
Checklist # 808

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Cost. no. 5". Man in light decorated coat, vest, holding hat. Pencil and watercolour on cream card. 22.3 x 37.5 cm. Initialled: JB.
Actor: Georges Guétary playing Casanova
Series 5: 1: 2 #25
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 97
Checklist # 809


Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 

"Costume de voyage avec costume No. 6". Man in black overcoat and matching hat. Detail of hat and collar. Sketch of this figure facing in opposite direction on verso. Pencil and watercolour on cream card. 22.5 x 45.6 cm. Initialled. Actor: Georges Guétary playing Casanova
Series 5: 1: 2 #26
Acc. # mc 1: 3: 8
Checklist # 810

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Casanova No. 7". Man in grey coat with black trim, vest, knee breeches, hat in hand. Sketch of vest detail. Sketch of figure facing in opposite direction on verso. Pencil and watercolour on cream card. 20.5 x 37.5 cm. Attributed. Actor: Georges Guétary playing Casanova
Series 5: 1: 2 # 27
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 98
Checklist # 811

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Consuela. Costume No. 2". Woman in dark cape, vest, breeches, chemise, hose, cap, and black mask. Actress: Micheline Gary. Pencil and watercolour on cream card. 25.1 x 27 cm. Initialled: JB.
Series 5: 1: 2 #28
Acc. # 1: 2: 99
Checklist # 812

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Le poète". Man in black hat. Design torn off at shoulders. Actor: H. Prieur(?). Carte postale of a young man in similar dress included. Pencil and watercolour on onion skin paper. 22.6 x 18.4 cm.
Series 5: 1: 2 #29
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 100
Checklist # 813

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 
"Maxime de Cerlin". Man in grey coat and lighter decorated vest, hose, black shoes, blue ribbon in hair. Actor: Raymond Loyer. Pencil and watercolour on wax paper. 22.3 x 41 cm.
Series 5: 1: 2 #30
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 101
Checklist # 814


Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.


"Voyage Casanova". Man in green coat and breeches, brown vest and boot tops, black boots, grey bow in hair. Actor: Raymond Loyer. Pencil and watercolour on wax paper. 22.7 x 41.2 cm.
Series 5: 1: 2 #31
Acc. # fc 1: 2: 102
Checklist # 815

Copyright Marcel Escoffier. Reproduced with permission.

 

Design team:
Originals photographed/scanned by Jim Burton
Site designed by Robyn Herrington
Checklist by Rhonda Schultz, with revisions by Apollonia Steele (asteele@ucalgary.ca)
With thanks to Carol Hansen, to
René Clémenti-Bilinsky for his
invaluable assistance and research,
and to Marcel Escoffier for his
generosity in granting copyright
permission.
For additional information on
Boris Bilinsky's designs for
Casanova consult "Les Costumes de
Boris Bilinsky pour 'Casanova'" par
René Clémenti-Bilinsky in
L'Intermédiaire des Casanovistes
(Année XVII, 2000), p. 1-8.