Snapshot, 1963: Careful with the good champagne, Alain!

It’s the summer of 1963 and Jane Fonda and Alain Delon are in the South of France filming for the psycho-thriller ‘Les Félins’. But away from the set, too, the two stars can’t keep their eyes off each other…

That ‘Les Félins’ was not a milestone in film history might have had something to do with Alain Delon and Jane Fonda’s extensive leisure programme during filming. As soon as the director shouted cut on the days’ scenes, the tabloid press’s dream couple often climbed into Delon’s Ferrari 250 GT California Spider for spirited drives along the Côte d’Azur or took to the ocean to water-ski and lounge aboard a Riva. There was no lack of champagne, either, as this Paris Match photograph shows. Whether Alain could remember all his lines while he was full-throttle flirting is another question altogether. 

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