Adult Film Locations – Part 15: The Image (1975)

Adult Film Locations – Part 15: The Image (1975)

To accompany our article about the secret history of Radley Metzger‘s cult film The Image (1975), we also re-visited the Parisian locations where it was shot almost 50 years ago.

And for those looking for a musical accompaniment to the article, soundtrack music in the film includes the following pieces:

– Background Action: “Centurion A, Centurion B, & Centurion C” (Sammy Burdson, 1975; tracks 21-23 )
– Kpm 1000 Series: Image: “Image” (1974; track 1)
– Kpm 1000 Series: Image: “Forbidden Fruit” (1974; track 4)

With thanks to Matt and Paige for the additional assistance with this article.

The Image

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The Image locations

The Image

 

Hotel de la MarineHotel de la Marine, Radley’s first choice to host the opening party scene

 

Carl ParkerThe party scene that opens ‘The Image’ – actually shot at attorney Roy Cohn‘s house in Manhattan

 

The ImageCarl Parker in the party scene that opens ‘The Image’ – shot at attorney Roy Cohn’s house in Manhattan

 

The ImageMary Mendum, on the balcony in the opening scene

 

Hotel de la MarineThe balcony at the front of Hotel de la Marine, where Radley had hoped to film the opening party scene

 

The ImageThe actual balcony used by Radley for the opening scene

 

The ImageThe actual balcony used by Radley for the opening scene

 

Mary MendumHow the balcony scene appeared in ‘The Image’

 

View of Place de la Concorde from the ‘balcony’ used by Radley

 

View of Place de la Concorde from the ‘balcony’ used by Radley

 

The Image‘La Salamandre’ restaurant visited in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageThe ‘La Salamandre’ restaurant in 2020: now the Hotel Chateau Frontenac

 

The ImageThe ‘La Salamandre’ restaurant in 2020: now the Hotel Chateau Frontenac

 

The ImageThe inside of ‘La Salamandre’ restaurant in ‘The Image’: shot at Roy Cohn’s house in Manhattan

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The Image

 

The ImageThe Luxor Obelisk in Place de la Concorde, in ‘The Image’

 

Place de la ConcordeThe Luxor Obelisk in 2021, with the Hotel de la Marine on the right

 

Carl ParkerCarl Parker waits by the Fontaine des Mers in the Place de la Concorde

 

The ImageThe Fontaine des Mers in the Place de la Concorde, in 2021

 

Mary MendumCarl Parker meets Mary Mendum by the Fontaine des Mers in the Place de la Concorde

 

The ImageThe Fontaine des Mers in the Place de la Concorde, in 2021

 

The ImageCarl Parker and Mary Mendum at the entrance to the Parc de Bagatelle

 

The ImageThe entrance to the Parc de Bagatelle, in 2021

 

The ImageThe Parc de Bagatelle, in ‘The Image’

 

Marilyn RobertsMarilyn Roberts, Mary Mendum, and Carl Parker at the Parc de Bagatelle

 

Parc BagatelleThe Parc de Bagatelle, in more recent years

 

Parc BagatelleThe Parc de Bagatelle, in more recent years

 

Mary MendumMary Mendum, no fan of the restrooms at the The Parc de Bagatelle

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The Image

 

The ImageLe Rocca II in the Seine, in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageLe Rocca II in the Seine, in ‘The Image’

 

La Rocca 2

Le Rocca II is still available in 2021 for boat trips on the Seine

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The Image

 

The ImageBook sellers by the Seine, in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageBook sellers at the intersection of Quay Malaquais and Rue Bonaparte, in 2021

 

The ImageMary Mendum inspects the book vendors

 

The ImageCarl Parker by the book vendors

 

Carl ParkerCarl Parker parks his car by the Tabac Des Beaux Arts

 

Carl ParkerThe Tabac Des Beaux Arts is now the Cafe Des Beaux Arts in 2021

 

The ImageThe Pont Du Carousel in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageThe Pont Du Carousel in 2021

 

Carl ParkerCarl Parker walks over the Pont De L’Alma

 

The ImageThe Pont De L’Alma, in 2o21

 

The ImageThe Pont De L’Alma, with the Grand Palais in the background, in 2o21

 

Grand PalaisThe Grand Palais, in 2021

 

The ImageCarl Parker reflects in front of the Pont Du Carousel

 

The ImageThe Pont Du Carousel, in 2021

 

Radley MetzgerExterior of Claire’s house, in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageMarilyn Roberts walks with Radley’s dog, Lady Sultana, along the Avenue Foch

 

The ImageAvenue Foch, in 2021

 

Marilyn RobertsCarl Parker stops on the Avenue Foch to talk to Marilyn Roberts

 

Marilyn RobertsMarilyn Roberts works along the Avenue Foch towards the Arc de Triomphe

 

The ImageThe Avenue Foch facing the Arc de Triomphe

 

Carl ParkerCarl Parker sits by the Fontaine du Jardin du Trocadéro by the Eiffel Tower

 

Jardin TrocaderoThe Fontaine du Jardin du Trocadéro by the Eiffel Tower, in 2021

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The Image

 

The ImageRoy Cohn’s home and office at 39th East 68th St in Manhattan, in ‘The Image’

 

The ImageRoy Cohn’s home and office at 39th East 68th St in Manhattan, in ‘The Image’

 

Marilyn RobertsMarilyn Roberts in Roy Cohn’s home and office in Manhattan, in ‘The Image’

 

Roy CohnCarl Parker and Marilyn Roberts (and Roy Cohn’s ceramic dog) by the arch windows in Roy Cohn’s front room

 

Roy CohnThe arch windows on the first floor of Roy Cohn’s home

 

Roy CohnRoy Cohn’s house

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The Image

 

Mary Mendum by Roy Cohn’s piano

 

Roy CohnRoy Cohn, by the same piano (and ceramic dog)

 

The ImageMary Mendum and Marilyn Roberts in Roy Cohn’s house

 

Mary MendumMary Mendum in Roy Cohn’s house

 

Mary MendumMary Mendum and Marilyn Roberts in Roy Cohn’s house

 

Carl Parker in phone booth at the Rond Point des Champs Elysees 

 

The Image No more phone booth at the Rond Point des Champs Elysees

 

Mary MendumMary Mendum and Carl Parker walk past the Vendome Column

 

VendomeThe Vendome Column, in 2021

 

The Image

 

The ImageMary Mendum and Carl Parker walk past the Hotel Lotti

 

Hotel LottiHotel Lotti (recently closed permanently) at Place Vendome

 

The ImageValerie Marron, Mary Mendum, and Carl Parker at the Parisian lingerie store – actually shot at Roy Cohn’s home

 

Mary MendumMary Mendum bites the hand that feels her

 

The ImageCarl Parker and Mary Mendum, come down the steps

 

The ImageThe steps are across from the Eiffel Tower, located between the Théâtre National de Chaillot and the Fontaine du Jardin du Trocadéro

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The Image

 

The ImageThe bathroom scene – shot at Roy Cohn’s home in Manhattan

 

Marilyn RobertsMarilyn Roberts (and Mary Mendum)

 

Marilyn Roberts

 

Mary MendumThe dungeon scene – also filmed at Roy Cohn’s home in Manhattan

 

The ImageMary Mendum, in the dungeon scene

 

The ImageMary Mendum

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  • Posted On: 25th April 2021
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Articles

1 Comment

  1. Matt · April 25, 2021 Reply

    Thanks again Rialto Report for giving this Radley Metzger classic its proper attention and contributing to his legacy. Always happy to assist with location research. These Paris (and NY) locales are on my bucket list to visit!

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