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    Pathe' Exhibitor's Book (Pathé, 1928-29). Hardbound Book. (9.5" X 12.5") (Multiple Pages).
    The delightful hardbound exhibitor campaign books from the Pathe Studios in the 1920s were brilliant chronicles of the contemporary jazz age, from the stirring artwork of top illustrators like Bernd, Paul Terry, Frederic C. Madan, John Coughlin, and others. Just glance at the double page spread for serials with a green monster man and flapping bats menacing a screaming young couple and doubt that any theatre owner said anything but.."gee..this looks good!" The book is highly collectible just from the standpoint that these pages are, for all purposes, actually limited edition vintage prints from some of the best in the business. Look at the two page art for William Boyd in The Cop, and Lina Basquette in The Godless Girl, by noted pulp artist, Laurence Herndon. Even the full page photos of beauties like Jeanette Loff and Phyllis Haver were hand painted before being reproduced. There are pages with up to 20 photographs of all the Pathe stars and personnel from Cecil B. DeMille and Mack Sennett, to Jacqueline Logan, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Johnny Burke, Noah Beery, John Mack Brown, Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost, Leatrice Joy, William Boyd, and many more. There is cover wear at the top of both covers with some discoloration, but the internal artwork pages are in excellent full color condition. There is some light spine separation at the top. Fine/Very Fine.


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