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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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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… Read more
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The King of Kings (Original program for the 1927 silent film)

by Cecil B. DeMille (director); Jeanie MacPherson (screenwriter); H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence (starring)

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Published
1927
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Hollywood: N.p., 1927. Vintage program for the premiere of the 1927 silent film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. One of the most successful Hollywood Biblical epics, and the first film to debut at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The second installment in Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical trilogy, preceded by "The Ten Commandments" (1923) and followed by "The Sign… Read more
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Don Juan (Original program for the 1926 film)

by John; Barrymore Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor (starring); Alan Crosland (director); Lord Byron (poem); Bess Meredyth (screenwriter)

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Published
1926
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1926. Vintage program for the 1926 silent film. Based on the 1821 epic poem by Lord Byron, about legendary womanizer Don Juan. The first feature-length film to use the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system to provide a musical soundtrack and sound effects (but not spoken dialogue). 12 x 9 inches. Six leaves, side… Read more
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The Big Parade (Original program for the 1925 silent film)

by King Vidor (director); Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn, Joseph W. Farnham (screenwriters); John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth (starring)

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Published
1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. Vintage program for the 1925 silent film. With the stamp of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre on the rear wrapper. During World War I, a wealthy, idle young man joins the US Army's Rainbow Division, and is sent to France to fight, where he befriends two working class men, is hardened by the… Read more
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The Black Pirate (Original program for the 1926 silent film)

by Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp (starring); Albert Parker (director); Jack Cunningham (screenwriter)

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Published
1926
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1926. Vintage program for the 1926 silent film. Included with the program is a seven-page booklet credited to story writer "Elton Thomas" (the nom de plume of actor Douglas Fairbanks), summarizing the plot of the film. After the death of his father at the hands of a bloody pirate gang, a nobleman… Read more
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Hell's Angels (Original program for the 1930 film)

by Howard Hughes (director); Harry Behn, Howard Estabrook, Joseph Moncure March (screenwriters); Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow (starring)

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Published
1930
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N.p.: Caddo Company, 1930. Vintage program for the premiere of the 1930 Pre-Code film, which was famously held as a gala event at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Howard Hughes' most expensive and ambitious production, a story about World War I combat pilots, today still a dazzling work of blockbuster action and actual aerial biplane footage. Originally conceived… Read more
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Moonraker (Original film program for the 1979 film)

by Lewis Gilbert (director); Ian Fleming (novel); Christopher Wood (screenwriter); Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel (starring)

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Published
1979
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1979. Vintage illustrated program for the 1979 film. Based on the 1954 novel by Ian Fleming. Lewis Gilbert's third and final directorial effort in the James Bond franchise, and the eleventh film in the series overall, hot on the trail of the wildly successful "Star Wars" (1977). Roger Moore stars in his fourth… Read more
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La Grande Illusion [The Grand Illusion] (Original program for the 1938 US premiere of the 1937 French film)

by Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter); Charles Spaak (screenwriter); Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim (starring)

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Published
1938
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New York: Filmarte, 1938. Vintage program for the US premiere of the 1937 French film, which opened at the Filmarte Theatre in New York on September 12, 1938. A disparate group of French soldiers plan an escape from their German captors during World War I. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of French cinema, a poignant look at… Read more
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Hell's Angels (Original program for the 1930 film)

by Howard Hughes (director); Marshall Neilan (novel); Joseph Moncure March (screenwriter); Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow (starring)

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Published
1930
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1930. 16 page vintage program for the 1930 film, announcing its showing at Broadway theaters in New York, with abundant black and white photographs of actors, aerial stunts, and Howard Hughes throughout. Hughes' most expensive and ambitious production, a story about World War I combat pilots, today still a dazzling work of blockbuster… Read more
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The Big Boss (Original program for the 1971 film)

by Bruce Lee (starring); Wei Lo (director, screenwriter); Maria Yi, James Tien, Han Ying-chieh (starring)

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Published
1971
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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest, 1971. Vintage program for the 1971 film, with a one page English language synopsis of the film, and rest of the text in Chinese. Photo-illustrated throughout in both color and black-and-white. Bruce Lee's first major film role, which instantly rocketed him to stardom throughout Southeast Asia, and one where he was originally to… Read more
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20th Night of Cinema [XXe Nuit du cinema] (Original French program for the 1965 gala)

by Pierre-Louis and Ned Rival (producers); Elvire Popesco, Hubert de Malet, Robert Manuel (directors); J.-J. Bricaire (administrator); Claude Dauphin (art director); Robert Valentino (music); Jacques Plante (director of production)

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Published
1965
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Paris: Theatre Marigny, 1965. Original French program for the "20th Night of Cinema," here under the original French title. A lavish illustrated magazine, with blue cord marker, featuring full-page advertisements for motor car companies, cosmetics (notably the Coty line of perfume, Imprevu), alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, galleries, televisions, salons, and refrigerators, produced to coincide with the gala held at… Read more
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Guillaume le Confident (Original play program, circa 1951)

by Marcel and Pierre Dux Karsenty (directors); Gabriel Arout, Jean Locher (playwrights); Claude Genia, Jacqueline Gautheir, Pierre Dux, Robert Murzeau (starring)

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Published
1951
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Paris: W. Fischer, 1951. Original theatre program for the French play, "Guillaume le Confident" circa 1951. The play premiered at the Theatre de Paris, but little is written of the play or its synopsis, and is presumed to have been a comedy about former lovers. Most of the cast and crew were already featured in French films, notably Dux,… Read more
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Boccaccio '70 (Original film program for the 1962 film)

by De Sica, Vittorio, and Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti (directors); Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Federico Fellini (screenwriters); Marisa Solinas, Germano Gilioli, Anita Ekberg, Peppino De Filippo, Romy Schneide

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Published
1962
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Rome: Cineriz, 1962. Original program for the Italian-French film, undated but issued upon the 1962 premiere. Unfolds to three panels of film synopsis and credits, and full-color film stills of Loren, Ekberg, Schneider and others. A four episode anthology exploring morality and love. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana in a secret marriage (Solinas, Gilioli), a billboard of… Read more
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Divorce Italian Style (Original program for the 1961 film)

by Pietro Germie (director, screenwriter); Divo Cavicchioli (photographer); Ennio De Concini, Alfredo Giannetti (screenwriters); Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste (starring)

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Published
1961
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Rome: Lux Film, 1961. Original Italian program for the 1961 film, here under the original Italian title, "Divorzio all'italiana." Illustrated throughout with black-and-white still photos from the film, full-color front wrapper fold-out art, and the program details a synopsis and cast and crew credits. Notations throughout in holograph ink, mostly amending certain words of the synopsis. Ferdinando (Mastroianni)… Read more
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image of Madame du Barry, Adua et ses compagnes, Les Diaboliques, and Others (Collection of 19 original French film programs, 1946-1964)

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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Tout l'or du monde (Original French program and invitations for the 1961 film)

by Rene Clair (director, screenwriter); Jean Marsan, Jacques Remy (screenwriters); Bourvil, Alfred Adam, Philippe Noiret, Claude Rich (starring)

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Published
1961
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Nice: Gaumont-Palace, 1961. Vintage French program, and two invitations, for the 1961 film, here under the original French titles. The collection both predates and postdates November 1, 1961, generally considered the original release. A small invitation "for two" doubles as a folding RSVP, for the October 17 showing at the Cyrano theatre in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, a Southwest France… Read more
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The Fenouillard Family [La famille Fenouillard] (Original program for the 1961 film)

by Yves Robert (director, screenwriter); Christophe (comic strip); Jean Ferry (screenwriter); Sophie Desmarets, Jean Richard, Annie Sinigalia, Marie-Hose Ruiz (starring)

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Published
1961
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Paris: Gaumont, 1961. Original program for the 1961 French film, here under the original French title. Illustrated in red, black, and white, and stills from the film, with laid-in synopsis sheets featuring the "Fenouillard" family and oversize umbrella illustration on the rectos. Based on the 19th century French comic by Marie Louis Georges Colomb (Christophe), one of… Read more
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The Devil and the Ten Commandments [Le diable et les 10 commandements] (Original French program for the 1962 film)

by Julien Duvivier (director, screenwriter); Michel Audiard, René Barjavel, Maurice Bessy, Pascal Jardin, Henri Jeanson (screenwriters); David Alexander (novel); Vaissier (illustration); Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul (starri

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Published
1962
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Paris: Filmsonor / Mondex / Procinex, 1962. Original French program for the 1962 French-Italian film, here under the original French title, "Le diable et les 10 commandements." Illustrated wrappers featuring esoteric cartoons by Vaissier, with original glassine. Contents of the program include film credits, synopsis, actor biographies, and advertisement campaigns; often these programs are illustrated throughout with still photographs… Read more
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European Nights [Nuits d'Europe] (Original French program for the 1959 film)

by Alessandro Blasetti (director); Ennio De Concini, Gualtiero Jacopetti (screenwriters); Raffaella Carrà, Henry Morgan, Gustavo Rojo, Carmen Sevilla (starring)

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Published
1959
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Paris: Cinémato, 1959. Original French program for the 1959 Italian-French film, here under the original French title, "Nuits d'Europe." Lavish and compact, the program fits in a shirt pocket and unfolds to reveal four panels of bright primary colors, showcasing various performers seen in the film. An early "mondo" film, in keeping with what would become a… Read more
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Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.] (Original program for the 1967 film)

by Dusan Makavejev (director, screenwriter); Brank Vucicevic (screenwriter); Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic (starring)

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Published
1967
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Belgrade: Avala Film, 1967. Original program for the international release of the 1967 Yugoslav black wave film. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film and reproductions of line illustrations. Wrappers text in French, with French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English text inside. Taking on the trappings of American crime and film noir, about a woman who is murdered… Read more
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