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    MGM Exhibitors Book (MGM, 1929-30). "The Greatest Shows on Earth" Exhibitor's Hardcover Book (9.5" X 12.5"). This has been a favorite of exhibitor book collectors for many years due to the ten pages of incredible art portraits by a master artist of the cinema, Vincentini (Ted Ireland). His renderings of Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney, Buster Keaton, Marion Davies, Norma Shearer, and others are certainly some of the finest ever done. Note must also be taken of a dust jacket on this item, a rarity on these exhibitor books. It hides and protected one of the most colorful covers done in an artist's watercolor palette with purples and gold inks as fresh as the day they were printed! There is an incredible full page Laurel and Hardy by a young artist named Al Hirschfeld, as well as terrific art by John Held Jr., the definitive "Roaring Twenties" artist. Other visual goodies include 70 pages with spreads for Our Gang, Hallelujah, Green Ghost, The Viking, Broadway Melody, Hollywood Revue of 1929, Mysterious Island, and much more. The dust jacket has edge tears, with several small pieces missing. The title page is loose and the last page has staining near the spine. There is also a crease on the front fly leaf, but the interior pages are in excellent condition and display beautifully. Fine/Very Fine.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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