Vintage original 9 1/2 x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Athos Films. Godard's dystopian science-fiction film in which the character Lemmy Caution (played by Eddie Constantine, who had played this role in many French B-movie crime films directed by others) finds himself in a futuristic world controlled by a tyrant. Oblong 4to, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., with a 5 pp. supplement laid-in;...
Printed wrappers, 11 x 8 ½" (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. Very scarce pressbook for Warhol's Western spoof, which was a very important early movie...details
Vintage original 10 ½ x 8 ½" (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.
Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Films Around the World. This is a fascinating document, which records the initial reception of this classic of the French New Wave, as it arrived in the US at the beginning of the Kennedy era. The pressbook has an unusual format, whereby each of its opening pages is wider than the one which precedes it, so that they overlap on the front...
Vintage original 11 ⅜ x 9 ⅜" (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. Pictorial wrappers, 4to, 4 pp., with a 2 pp....
All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 1/2" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: LE BEAU SERGE (1958) . 4 pp. Chabrol's first feature. DOUBLE TOUR [LEDA / WEB OF PASSION] (1959) 8 pp. LANDRU (1963) 8,1 pp. Chabrol's version of the story of Bluebeard. MARIE-CHANTAL CONTRE LE. DR. KAH (1965) . 2 pp. One of a few secret agent films Chabrol did during a brief early lull in his career (he apparently had great fun while doing...
Presskit with the rare set of photos. Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, dir: Stanley Kubrick; Warner Brothers. Folio, 14 x 11" (36 x 28 cm.), pictorial folder, with five (5) artwork images from film on inner front cover. With nine (9) 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) double weight photos laid into a plain transparent sleeve. With a 6 pp. flyer listing the film's credits and numerous print outs of reviews, as well as the 8 pp. ORANGE TIMES pamphlet about the...details
Vintage original press kit, 4to, printed folder, 9 photos, all about 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.), with 14 different mimeographed press releases, between 1-6 pp. in length, about 60 pp. overall. James Mason, Maximilian Schell, James Coburn, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Avco Embassy. Peckinpah's brutal film about World War II seen from the German side. Light scattered creasing, overall NEAR FINE.
London: Compton Films, 1966. Vintage original French pressbook, 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm.) for the 1966 film. Roman Polanski's third film, and second film in English, from a screenplay by Polanski and his frequent collaborator, Gerard Brach. Compared since its release to Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett in terms of tone and theme, Cul-de-sac is a psychological thriller of the first order, exploring themes of horror, frustrated sexuality, and...
Vintage original 11 ½ x 9" (29 x 22 cm.) program, Germany. Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, dir: G.W. Pabst; Nero. Original German program for Louise Brooks' mythic film. With some 1929 German press clippings mounted on a sheet of paper. Quarto, printed wrappers, 8 pp., a few holes punched near spine, VERY GOOD.
Vintage original press kit, printed folder, 4to, 11 ½ x 9" (28 x 23 cm.), with twelve (12) 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) photos with printed snipes attached on back, 25,3,5,4,2,8,4 pp., USA. Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, dir: Ridley Scott; Paramount. Ridley Scott's first feature film, adapted from Joseph Conrad's story "The Duel". Extremely scarce, NEAR FINE.
[Rohmer, Éric] Collection of three (3) vintage original pressbooks, France. All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 ½" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller. La Collectionneuse [ The Collector ] (1967) 2 pp. Ma nuit chez Maud [ My Night at Maud's ] (1969) 6 pp. Le Genou de Claire [ Claire's Knee ] (1970) 4 pp. All generally VERY GOOD+ or better.
Vintage original 9 ½ x 11 ½" (24 x 29 cm.) pressbook, France. Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens, dir: Roger Vadim; Cocinor. Oblong 4to, printed wrappers, 8 pp., with 2 tipped-in full-page color plates. This was the film which made a huge international star of Bardot. NEAR FINE.
Vintage original 11 ¾ x 8 ½" (30 x 22 cm.) program, USA. "The piece was conceived by Zionist activist Meyer Weisgal to alert the then-ignorant public to Hitler's persecution of the Jews in 1937 Germany. Weisgal enlisted the help of director Max Reinhardt, who found Weill to compose the music and Werfel to write the libretto. Set in a synagogue where Jews hide all night as a pogrom rages outside, the story combines Biblical and...
All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 ½" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966) 6 pp. LA MARIÉE ÉTAIT EN NOIR [THE BRIDE WORE BLACK] (1968) 4 pp. BAISERS VOLÉS [STOLEN KISSES] (1968) 6 pp. LA SIRÈNE DU MISSISSIPI [MISSISSIPPI MERMAID] (1969) 4 pp.
Vintage original 12 ¼ x 18 ¼" (31 x 46 cm.) campaign book, 32 pp. plus 16-page advertising section, USA. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history's iconic femme fatale. The cover and back of the book features one of the most famous publicity shots of all time, utilized fully and in part for...
Vintage original press kit, USA. Printed folder, with twenty-five (25) 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) photos, with affixed printed captions, and with 141 pp. of promotional text. Al Pacino, Talia Shire, Robert De Niro, dir: Francis Ford Coppola; Paramount. This press kit is an unusually scarce one; most of them were long ago broken up and sold for their individual photos. There is some wear to the printed folder, overall NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD folder.details
Vintage original 17 ¼ x 11 ½" (43 x 29 cm.) pressbook; folio, pictorial wrappers, 24 pp., USA. Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady, Hugh Herbert, Glenda Farrell, dir: Busby Berkeley; Warner Brothers. Post-Production Code musical extravaganza was small on plot, this time with a mother attempting to marry her daughter off to a millionaire while staying at a posh hotel -- but the film was huge in production...
Vintage original 12 x 9" (31 x 23 cm.) program, France. For the first French screening of the combined Parts One and Two of Sergei Eisenstein's epic IVAN THE TERRIBLE. Part One had first been shown in France inv1946, but Part Two had long been suppressed and only saw the light of day in the late 1950s. Eisenstein had done much work on Part Three before his death of a heart attack, after which Parts Two and Three were suppressed by the Stalinist...
Two (2) vintage original French pressbooks for Jean Seberg's first two films: SAINT JOAN [SAINTE JEANNE] (1957) 4to, 12 x 9 ½" (31 x 24 cm.), printed wrappers, 6 pp. , light wear at edges, NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, dir: Otto Preminger; United Artists. BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) 4to, 12 x 9 " (31 x 23 cm.), printed wrappers, 8 pp., NEAR FINE. Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. When Saint...
All in pictorial wrappers, 12 x 9" (31 x 23 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: LES CARABINIERS [THE SOLDIERS] (1963) 4 pp. BANDE À PART [BAND OF OUTSIDERS] (1964) 4 pp. UNE FEMME MARIÉE [A MARRIED WOMAN] (1964) 4 pp. TOUT VA BIEN (1972) Co-directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin, with Jane Fonda and Yves Montand. 6 pp.
Vintage original 13 x 10" (33 x 25.5 cm.) promotional book, USA. Large 4to, pictorial wrappers, 22 pp. Giuletta Masina, Sandra Milo, dir: Federico Fellini; Rizzoli Films. A richly illustrated book, appropriately full of color plates, for Fellini's first movie in color. Some light creasing, NEAR FINE.
Vintage original 10 ¼ x 12 ¾" (26 x 31 cm.) program; illustrated, saddle-stitched card wrappers, Italy. Rome: Riama Film, 1960. A striking and rare first-run program for what can easily be described as Fellini's most pivotal film, if not his finest. Unlike the more sentimental and abstract films that would follow, La Dolce Vita is an unflinching seven-day journey through 1960s Rome, with Mastroianni, a jaded journalist at the...
Vintage original 9 ½ x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Oblong 4to, stiff linen wrappers, 8 pp. (two of them brightly colored full-page color photographs from the film, both of them showing Bardot). Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Cocinor. One of the landmark films of the French New Wave, both a story of a disintegrating marriage and one of the most prominent early examples of post-modernist...