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[Original Studio Publicity Pressbook for:] MEN AGAINST THE SKY by  Nathanael [screenwriter] West - 1940 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT68839)

[Original Studio Publicity Pressbook for:] MEN AGAINST THE SKY

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[Original Studio Publicity Pressbook for:] MEN AGAINST THE SKY

by West, Nathanael [screenwriter]

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[Los Angeles]: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. 11,[2]pp. Folio. Pictorial self-wrappers. Heavily illustrated throughout. Horizontal fold (with a bit of wear to upper wrapper along fold), some minor dust marking, pencil booking date erased from white area of upper wrapper, otherwise an unusually good, visually striking example. A vintage campaign pressbook for the 1940 RKO production based on an original script by Nathanael West, produced by Howard Benedict, directed by Leslie Goodwins, and starring Richard Dix, Wendy Barrie, Kent Taylor, et al. West is given prominent full credit for the screenplay on the pressbook and the publicity paper for the film -- status he by no means enjoyed for all of the films he scripted. The upper wrapper is a variant on the poster art for the film, with images of the lead players filling the bottom half of the sheet; the upper portion is filled with a spectacular image of a man wing-walking and making a leap to another plane, with the title emblazoned diagonally just below. A great example of a classic-style American film pressbook, with images of all the paper, a synopsis, and substantial text. WHITE, p.42 (ref).

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
WRCLIT68839
Title
[Original Studio Publicity Pressbook for:] MEN AGAINST THE SKY
Author
West, Nathanael [screenwriter]
Book condition
Used
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Publisher
RKO Radio Pictures
Place of Publication
[Los Angeles]
Date Published
1940
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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