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(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933) $950.00 SOLD
Vintage original pressbook (“Press Sheet and AD-SALES Catalogue”), UK.
Pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., 11 ½ x 9 ½” (30 x 24 cm.), pages partly coming loose, vg+.
1933 pre-code film, based on William Faulkner's 1931 novel, "Sanctuary." An extremely rare film, only shown at festivals on occasion since its release, with only one known nitrate print in storage...
ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original pressbook, folio, 8 pp., folio, 17 x 11” (43.5 x 28 cm.). Carol Marsh, Pamela Brown, dir: Dallas Bower; Souvaine Selective Pictures. One light horizontal fold (as issued), NEAR FINE. A very scarce booklet issued for the U.S. release of this Lewis Carroll adaptation---a French film featuring an elaborate use of stop-motion puppetry organized by produced Lou Bunin, a mid-Century master puppeteer, to which was added British live action footage of such characters as...
Vintage original pressbook, folio, 8 pp., folio, 17 x 11” (43.5 x 28 cm.). Carol Marsh, Pamela Brown, dir: Dallas Bower; Souvaine Selective Pictures. One light horizontal fold (as issued), NEAR FINE.
A very scarce booklet issued for the U.S. release of this Lewis Carroll adaptation---a French film featuring an elaborate use of stop-motion puppetry organized by produced Lou Bunin, a mid-Century master puppeteer, to which was added British live action footage of such characters as...
ALPHAVILLE (1965) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 9 1/2 x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Athos Films.
ANDY WARHOL'S LONESOME COWBOYS (1968) / EXHIBITOR'S PRESS MANUAL $0.00 SOLD
Printed wrappers, 11 x 8" (28 x 21.6 cm.), USA. This rather langorous film, with Viva, Taylor Mead, Joe Dalleasandro, Lou Waldon, Eric Emerson, and various other Warhol Factory members, had clear homoerotic gay overtones, and was a transition to the series of films directed entirely by Paul Morrisey, which were to follow within a couple of years.
BEATLES, THE / A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 10 x 8" (27 x 21 cm.) program, USA. Program Publishing Company: New York, . Profuse with an elaborate montage of images from this classic first Beatles feature movie, directed by Richard Lester. Pictorial wrappers, 12 pp., slight rubbing to covers, NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE wrapper.
BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss.
BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956) $375.00 SOLD
Vintage original 12 x 16” (30 x 40 cm.) pressbook, 16 pages, USA. Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, dir: Daniel Taradash; Columbia. Saul Bass presented a unique ad campaign for this superb mature drama, which was a very apropos story at the time (and still very relevant in today’s political climate) about a small-town librarian who is branded as a communist by the local politicians, and thus, the townspeople when she will not withdraw a controversial book from the library’s shelves. The film was perfectly crafted in...
BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.
BLADE RUNNER (1982) Vintage original presskit $750.00 SOLD
Printed folder, 12 x 9” (30 x 23 cm.), 18 supplements, 9, 20, 4, 2, 4, 2, 3, ,3, 2, 3, 5, 2, 6, 2, 3, 3, 2 pp. (78 pp. in all, stapled together), with 21 photos, which vary from 6 ¼ x 10” (16 x 26 cm.) to 7 ¾ x 10” (20 x 26 cm.), includes the original printed studio envelope in which the presskit was mailed (folded once). Just about fine.
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, dir: Ridley Scott; Warner...
BREATHLESS (1960; 1961 first US-release) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Films Around the World.
BREATHLESS [À BOUT DE SOUFFLE] (1960) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 x 9" (31 x 24 cm.) pressbook, France. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; SNC. The film that, more than any other, launched the French New Wave and the career of its director and its two stars. Belmondo won international acclaim in the role of a two-bit gangster, and Seberg was unforgettable as an utterly immoral young American woman in Paris.
CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks $200.00 SOLD
All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 1/2" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: