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    United Artists Exhibitor Book (United Artists, 1937). Exhibitor Book (40 Pages, 11.25' X 14.25") and Letter (4 Pages, 8.5' x 11" w/ envelope). Miscellaneous.
    When you're showing this amazing 1937 United Artists exhibitor book, and your friends say.."Wow!...where did you get that.!?"'ll be able to answer "Turtleford, Saskatchewan!!" The book comes with the original printed mailing envelope that's even rarer than the book itself, addressed to Abbott's Theatre at that address. Inside are full page photo and art layouts for Dead End, a full page portrait of Barbara Stanwyck in perhaps the best costume she (or any other "bad girl") ever wore ...the infamous flowered dress from Stella Dallas. There are two portraits of Gary Cooper from The Adventures of Marco Polo and The Cowboy and the Lady. There's a sexy art and photo layout of Marlene Dietrich in Knight Without Armor, two portraits of Merle Oberon, one from The Tempest Within (a film planned by Alexander Korda for his new wife, Oberon, which was not filmed with Korda and Oberon...but it would be in 1948 as The Red Shoes !) and one from The Divorce of Lady X. There are full pages on Nothing Sacred, the Prisoner of Zenda, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Stand-In, and I Met My Love Again with Joan Bennett and Henry Fonda. Perhaps the most interesting page in the book is the lovely portrait of Madeleine Carroll who was to appear in Personal History. Walter Wanger owned the rights to the book, and after many adaptations and years went by, the part was to be played by Joan Fontaine, but David O. Selznick would not loan her out to the eventual director, Alfred Hitchcock, so the project eventually became Foreign Correspondent with the part played by Laraine Day. There's a page with photos of Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplin announcing "a dramatic love story" to be filmed. This may be referring to The Great Dictator, the next film in which Goddard and Chaplin appeared together. For animation lovers, there's a full page on Skippy cartoons. The lot also includes a four page 1928 letter from National Screen to a theatre in Massachusetts explaining how theatrical trailers can be rented for " 83 1/3 cents a day." The covers show wear with smudges, small dings, and minor scratches. Fine/Very Fine.

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