Extremely RARE 1931 Fox Film Corporation Catalogue of Stories and Plays ~ $55.98
FOR STUDIO EYES ONLY! First edition, red cover embossed with gold. 1931. Excellent condition on the inside a bit of wear on spine from storage only. It appears as if it has never even been opened all the way. 222 pages including index.
Book is 5.5" wide x 8" tall and 1 inch thick. All text, no photos.
This was years before Fox went bankrupt and had to merger with Twentieth Century.
This was the book the executives at Fox used to determine what would be played where. It includes the title, author, who owns which rights, original project name, type of project and more! Published by the Time-Mirror Press in Los Angeles (also long gone).
The Deer Hunter Authentic Vintage Film Theater Pressbook ~ $37.98
1978 Showman's Manual (also called Movie Pressbooks). Full color, extra thick, heavyweight paper (almost cardboard) 14 x 11 marketing booklet put together by EMI Films for theater owners to promote the film. It was very rare for studios to put this much money into Pressbooks - and proves the weight of the film's stars and the investment in the film itself. Filled with clip art and puff piece stores about the actors and the film. In almost perfect condition. 5 time Oscar winner!!!
"Michael, Steven and Nicky are 3 best friends who enjoy going deer hunting quite often. They head to Vietnam to fight for their country and celebrate with a farewell party, as well as Steven marrying a pregnant woman Angela. After the horrors of war and edge-grabbing games of Russian Roulette that these men are forced to play, Michael returns home and realizes that his deer hunting outings aren't the same as they used to be. He eventually finds out that Steven is handicapped and Nicky hasn't returned from Vietnam, and in response, he heads back to Vietnam to rescue him."
SOLOMON AND SHEBA (starring Yul Brenner and Gina Lollobrigida) Authentic Vintage Showman's Manual for King Vidor's 1959 Film ~ $24.98
YUL BRENNER WITH HAIR!!!! TYRON POWER, orignally cast had a heart attack during a swordfight scene and had to be replaced with Brenner (after 75% of film had been completed).
Bible story that includes a wise king, a smart AND sexy woman, an orgy and so, so much more!
Full color cover, contents are black and white. 15 pages. There are definite signs of wear as you can see in the photos. Cover is no long attached to rest of magazine. Double-wide Showmans' Manual.
Solomon and Sheba is a 1959 American epic historical romance film directed by King Vidor, shot in Technirama (color by Technicolor), and distributed by United Artists. The film dramatizes events described in The Bible—the tenth chapter of First Kings and the ninth chapter of Second Chronicles.
It starred Yul Brynner as Solomon and Gina Lollobrigida as Sheba; and features George Sanders as Adonijah, Marisa Pavan as Abishag, and David Farrar as the Pharaoh.
Authentic Vintage INVASION 1965 (Dr. Who Precursor) Sci-Fi Original Showman's Manual ~ $32.98
1965 Showman's Manual (also called Movie Pressbooks). Full color cover, interior is black and white, 12 x 18 marketing booklet put together by England's Angle Amalgamated Film Distributors for theater owners to promote their film. Filled with clip art and puff piece stores about the actors and the film. There are some tears, bends, and spots on it owing to the age of the item. You can see them in the photos
"An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it."
Writer Robert Holmes later reused elements of this story in the first Jon Pertwee Doctor Who (1963) story, Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space Episode 1 (1970). Like this film, it was initially set in a remote English cottage hospital complete with a mysterious and unconscious alien stranger, puzzled doctors, an army patrol, and lurking alien forces in the nearby woods.
This is the only known film storyline written by Robert Holmes, a prolific scriptwriter for British television during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
HAMMER FILMS HORROR Authentic Vintage Theater Pressbook for Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde ~ $39.98
1978 Showman's Manual (also called Movie Pressbooks) for 1971 horror sci-fi film. Full color cover, interior is black and white with purple borders (see photos). Filled with clip art and puff piece stores about the actors and the film.
"In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses: Reasoning that these hormones will wipe out all common diseases and extend his life since women live much longer than men. But when Jekyll drinks the serum, he transforms into a gorgeous but evil woman. He needs female hormones to maintain life, so a number of London women meet bloody deaths."
Entertainment Weekly ranked this Number 18 on their "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list in their March 30, 2007 issue.