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    Wings Lot (Paramount, 1927). Press Book (Multiple Pages) (11" X 17",) Souvenir Book (Multiple Pages) (9" X 12",) Sheet Music (Multiple Pages) (9" X 12",)Rotogravure (Multiple Pages) (12" X 17.25",) Presentation Book (Multiple Pages) (12" X 7.25"). Director William Wellman (Public Enemy, Star is Born (1937), Beau Geste) was born to direct the first Best Picture Oscar winner, 1927's blockbuster, Wings. At the outbreak of World War I, Wellman joined the French Foreign Legion, flying in the Lafayette Escadrille. After the war, he barnstormed for a while, then landed in Hollywood engaging in some wild stunts and some even wilder parties. He would earn the moniker "Wild Bill" for his habit of literally trading punches with actors (notably Spencer Tracy).This unique lot actually features five items: A pressbook, a souvenir book, an oversize Rotogravure herald, sheet music, and a home-made presentation book with original Rotogravure cut-outs pasted on the covers. The amount of information you can glean from the souvenir book and pressbook is phenomenal. Did you know there were four different one sheets, three 24 sheets, a rare 2 sheet, and specially printed matchbooks? Condition varies; with the very good condition pressbook encased in clear pages but very presentable, the sheet music is near mint, the souvenir book is in very fine+ condition and the Rotogravure herald is in fine+ condition. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain four rare items for a landmark film all at one time. Fine+.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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