COLUMBIA PICTURES EXHIBITOR BOOK 1933-34 SPECTACULAR COLOR CAPRA DISNEY LOMBARD. Some rubbing and spine wear to covers, internally in virtually immaculate condition, just about fine in very good binding. An extremely impressive book, with a plethora of double-page plates, all in very rich, dramatic colors, and with the typical kinds of sexually suggestive illustration characteristic of the pre-Code era, which would abruptly come to an end a year later.
Columbias fortunes had greatly improved since the silent era, and this book reflects the higher levels both of ambition and of self-confidence at the studio. That self-confidence would soon be justified several months later, when their release of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, by Frank Capra, one of their leading contract directors, became a massive commercial and critical success (and, subsequently, a huge winner at the Academy Awards ceremony). There is a single page devoted to Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Disney was then being distributed at Columbia; this is a very rare early image of Mickey Mouse in color. Among the many remarkable double-page, richly colored trade ads all of them about 14 x 22, or 36 x 54 cm. Frank Capras LADY FOR A DAY; THE 9.GUEST; SHADOWS OF SING SING; horror classic BLACK MOON; pre-Code movie THE HELL CAT; 20. CENTURY; MANS CASTLE; HELL BIG BOY with distinctive artwork, unsigned, but clearly by John Held, Jr. Film got released as LADY BY CHOICE; and a double-page spread devoted to Carole Lombard, who was just emerging as a major film actress. The item "COLUMBIA PICTURES EXHIBITOR BOOK 1933-34 SPECTACULAR COLOR CAPRA DISNEY LOMBARD" is in sale since Tuesday, December 05, 2017.
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