Fotografia por Philippe Halsman (Southbury, 1956)

Passionate Pastime (1956) is a 28 minute introduction to 8×8 (1957). The history of chess, narrated by Vincent Price; music by Douglas Townsend (on a theme by Milhaud) and Robert Abramson; sound editor: Richter. The story of chess from the pre-chess days (2500 b.C.) til the present, utilizing various carved chess figures as manifold as the various peoples that have played the game, from the most primitive to the most sophisticated, reflecting the unending delight in the game. Narration written by Richter. With Marcel Duchamp and Larry Evans (former American chess champion).”

Stendhal Gallery