Marpessa Dawn on BLACK ORPHEUS
Black Orpheus • 5m 24s
This rare interview with Marpessa Dawn, who plays Eurydice in BLACK ORPHEUS, was recorded for the French television program “Nord actualités télé” and originally broadcast on March 20, 1963.
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