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Bicycle Thieves [The Bicycle Thief] [Ladri di biciclette] (Original program for the 1948 Italian film)

by Vittorio De Sica (director); Luigi Bartolini (novel); Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gherardo Gherardi, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci (screenwriters); Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani (starring)

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Published
1948
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Rome: Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche [ENIC], 1948. Vintage pressbook for the 1948 Italian film. Text in Italian. Based on the 1946 novel by Luigi Bartolini. Vittorio De Sica's shattering neorealist masterpiece, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, following an impoverished father and his young son as they search the streets of postwar Rome… Read more
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Old Ironsides (Original pressbook for the 1926 silent film)

by Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft (starring); James Cruze (director); Dorothy Arzner, Harry Carr, Walter Woods, Rupert Hughes (screenwriters)

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Published
1926
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1926. Vintage pressbook for the 1926 silent film. Laid in with the pressbook is a small bifold program from the film's showing at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. In the 18th century, a US merchant ship is forced to battle a band of Barbary pirates on the Mediterranean high seas. 9 x 12 inches. Eight leaves,… Read more
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Apocalypse Now (Original Pressbook for the 1979 film)

by Francis Ford Coppola (director, screenwriter); Joseph Conrad (novella); John Milius (screenwriter); Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper (starring)

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Published
1979
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1979. Original pressbook for the 1979 film. Loosely based on the 1899 novella "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. Winner of two Academy Awards and nominated for six others, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Winner of the Palme d'Or. Shot on grueling location in the Philippines. Six pages, 7 x 11 inches.… Read more
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Somewhere in the Night (Original Pressbook for the 1946 film)

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (director, screenwriter); Marvin Browsky (story); Howard Dimsdale (screenwriter); John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan (starring)

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Published
1946
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir. A quintessential "amnesia victim as protagonist" noir with superior dialogue and presentation (courtesy of the talented Joseph L. Mankiewicz), "Somewhere in the Night" stars John Hodiak as a war veteran suffering from complete memory loss, with only two clues to his past: a bitter letter from a… Read more
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Madame du Barry, Adua et ses compagnes, Les Diaboliques, and Others (Collection of 19 original French film programs, 1946-1964)

by Clouzot, Henri-Georges, Jean Delannoy, Christian-Jaque, et al. (directors)

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Published
1964
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Paris: Various, 1964. Collection of 19 original French programs for French, German, Italian, and Spanish films, with a single US film, here under the original French titles, 1946-1964. All feature color wrappers, some illustrated with color stills from the film, and highlights include "Madame du Barry" (1954, Christian-Jaque), "Madame Butterfly" (1954, Carmine Gallone), "Les Diaboliques" (1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot), US… Read more
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Hit Parade of 1954 (Vintage Pressbook, 1954)

by [United French Film, Ltd.]

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Published
1954
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Hong Kong: United French Film, 1954. Vintage film pressbook featuring French films for the year 1954. Printed in Hong Kong by the United French Film distribution company in Paris, with lavish faux suede maroon wrapper, gilt titles, and all leaves with a mounted color still photograph. Each leaf presents a different film, a French medal and ribbon border crediting… Read more
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Alba Regia [Les cigognes s'envolent a'laube] (Original French pressbook for the 1961 film)

by Mihaly Szemes (director); Gyorgy Palasthy (screenwriter); Bela Levay, Tamas Sipos (short story); Tatyana Samoylova, Miklos Gabor, Imre Raday, Hedi Varadi (starring)

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Published
1963
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Paris: Ucinex, 1963. Original pressbook for the 1963 French release of the 1961 Hungarian film, here under the French title. Black-and-white film stills surround a brief synopsis, with dramatic portrait images of Samoylova, and film distribution and publicity credits. Based on a true love affair between a Hungarian doctor and a Russian girl during World War II. Hajnal (Gabor)… Read more
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Flitterwochen [Honeymoon] [Faux Depart] (Original French pressbook for the 1936 film)

by Karl Lamac (director, screenwriter); Franz Rauch (screenwriter); Else von Steinkeller (novel); Anny Ondra, Hans Sohnker, Adele Sandrock (starring)

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Published
1936
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Berlin Paris: Universum Film [UFA] / L'Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 1936. Vintage French pressbook for the 1936 German film "Flitterwochen," seen here under the alternate title "Faux Depart." A German comedy in which a honeymoon goes wrong, beginning when the wife insists on bringing her pet dog on her honeymoon. Two pages, saddle stapled, 9.5 x 12 inches. Very Good… Read more
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Vor Liebe wird gewarnt [Onny a le Beguin] (Original French pressbook for the 1937 film)

by Karl Lamac (director); Sigrid Boo (novel); Rolf Meyer, Aldo von Pinelli, Kurt E. Walter (screenwriters); Anny Ondra, Hans Richter (starring)

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Published
1937
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Berlin: Universum Film [UFA], 1937. Vintage French pressbook for the 1937 German film "Vor Liebe wird gewarnt," seen here as "Onny a le Beguin." Anny Ondra plays a woman, the youngest in a family of three sisters, who can't seem to find romance, and whose boss attempts to set her up. An unusual look at women's roles under the… Read more
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Die Kronzeugin [L'affaire Cabano] (Original French pressbook for the 1937 film)

by Georg Jacoby (director); Bernd Hoffman, Georg C. Klaren, Karl Lerbs (screenwriters); Sybille Schmitz, Ivan Petrovich (starring)

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Published
1937
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Berlin: Universum Film [UFA] / L'Alliance Cinematographique Europeenne, 1937. Vintage French pressbook for the 1937 film "Die Kronzeugin," seen here as "L'affaire Cabano." A detective mystery in which a noted singer is found dead in his apartment, and the police must decide whether it was suicide, or whether he has been killed. Two pages, saddle stapled, 9.5 x 12… Read more
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Claire's Knee [Le Genou de Claire] (Original pressbook for the 1970 film)

by Eric Rohmer (director, screenwriter); Jean-Claude Brialy, Aurora Cornu, Beatrice Romand (starring)

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Published
1970
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Paris: Les Films du Losange, 1970. Vintage pressbook for the 1970 film. Director Eric Rohmer's first color film, in which mountainous backdrops and varying tones play a significant visual role. In a notedly minimal narrative, a newly married diplomat becomes infatuated with a lovely young acquaintance, specifically, with the girl's knee. His desire to touch her knee becomes the… Read more
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The War is Over [La Guerre Est Finie] (Original pressbook for the 1966 film)

by Alain Resnais (director); Jorge Semprun (screenwriter); Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Genevieve Bujold (starring)

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Published
1966
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N.p.: Europa Film, 1966. Vintage pressbook for the 1966 film. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a communist exile continues his anti-Franco activities from his new Paris home. The film follows his disillusionment with the revolution and its questionable tactics. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Two pages, saddle stapled, 10 x 12 inches. Near… Read more
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Short Cut to Hell (Original pressbook for the 1957 film)

by James Cagney (director); Graham Greene (novel); Ted Berkman, Raphael Blau, W.R. Burnett (screenwriters); William Bishop, Robert Ivers, Georgann Johnson (starring)

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Published
1957
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1957. Vintage pressbook for the 1957 film. FIlm noir remake of the 1941 classic "This Gun for Hire." A professional hitman is hired to commit two murders before being double crossed by his employer. 12 x 15 inches. Near Fine with light toning overall. Selby US. Silver and Ward Classic Noir.
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Babes on Broadway [Debuts a Broadway] (Original French pressbook for the 1941 film)

by Busby Berkeley (director); Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan (screenwriters); Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter (starring)

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Published
1941
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Vintage French pressbook for the 1941 US film. The third film in the "Backyard Musical" series, which includes "Babes in Arms," "Strike Up the Band," and "Girl Crazy." Nominated fro an Academy Award for Best Music. Near Fine with light toning overall and a small closed tear to the top margin.
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Story of G.I. Joe (Original pressbook for the 1945 film)

by William A. Wellman (director); Leopold Atlas, Guy Endore, Philip Stevenson (screenwriters); Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell (starring)

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Published
1945
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1945. Vintage pressbook for the 1945 film. Ernie Pyle (Meredith) is a journalist who enlists in the US Army during WWII. During his tour of duty in Africa and Italy, he documents the effects of war on the human condition, illuminating catastrophe, the consequences of combat, and new partnerships in times of crisis, all… Read more
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Goodbye, Columbus (Original Pressbook for the 1969 film)

by Philip Roth (novel); Larry Pearce (director); Arnold Schulman (screenwriter); Richard Benjamin, Jack Klugman, Ali McGraw (starring)

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Published
1969
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Hollywood: Willow Tree / Paramount Pictures, 1969. Original pressbook for the 1969 film. Based on the 1959 novella by Philip Roth. A budding romance between two people of Jewish heritage forces them to reconcile their very different upbringings. Arnold Schulman received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay. Ali McGraw's film debut. 12.25 x 15 inches. 14 pages with… Read more
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They Were Not Divided (Original British Pressbook for the 1950 film)

by Terence Young (director, screenwriter); Edwin Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry (starring)

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Published
1950
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London: General Film Distributors [GFD] / Eagle-Lion Distributors, 1950. Original British pressbook for the 1950 British film. Terence Young's fifth film as director, over a decade before directing the first James Bond film, "Dr. No" (1962). The Guards Armoured Division in WWII, with different campaigns (and propaganda) depicted throughout. Cameos include Christopher Lee as a tank commander, and Desmond… Read more
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It's Alive (Original Pressbook for the 1974 film)

by Larry Cohen (director, screenwriter); John Ryan, Sharon Farrell, James Dixon, William Wellman, Jr. (starring)

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Published
1977
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1977. Original Pressbook for the 1974 film, re-released in 1977. An easily scared baby kills, and often. In the vein of "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). 24 pages, saddle stapled, 9.5 x 14 inches. A couple of tiny closed tears, and a hint of rubbing, else Near Fine.
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Eaten Alive (Original Pressbook for the 1976 film)

by Tobe Hooper (director, composer); Alvin L. Fast and Mardi Rustam (screenwriters); Kim Henkel (adaptation); Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns (starring)

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Published
1977
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Burbank, CA: Mars Production Corporation / Virgo International Pictures, 1977. Original Pressbook for the 1977 film. A redneck hotel owner in Texas murders innocent victims and feeds them to his pet crocodile. Tobe Hooper's next film after the legendary "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974), and six years before his next big hit, "Poltergeist" (1982). 4 pages, folded twice,… Read more
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My Night at Maud's [Ma nuit chez maud] (Original Pressbook for the 1969 film)

by Eric Rohmer (director, screenwriter); Jean-Louis Trintignant, Francoise Fabian (starring)

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Published
1969
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Paris: FFD, 1969. Original pressbook for the 1969 French film. Nominated for two Academy Awards and the Palme d'Or. The third film (but fourth released) in Rohmer's "Moral Tales" series, and the one that finally elevated him to the international status of his New Wave peers. 9.5 x 13.25. Tri-fold, Very Good plus. Starting to the lower rear fold,… Read more
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