Lawrence Bassoff
ISBN: 9781886310148
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Categories: Film and Movie BooksShop

Over 150 rare, original and ravishing vintage Hollywood movie posters illustrate the history of the Classic Age of the Historical Adventure Epic (1932-1970) in the fabulous Mighty Movies! Cast and credit information, fascinating background information and critical analyses of dozens of major films compose this handsomely designed paperback. Some of the films include: 

The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland 

Ivanhoe, with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine 

Samson and Delilah, with Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr 

El Cid, with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

A treasure trove of prized collectible American and international movie posters, lobby cards and press book materials comprises the centrepiece of this great book celebrating the glory days of film when "A Cast of Thousands!" meant a screen filled with surging masses of elaborately outfitted extras! Film buffs, history fans and graphic arts professionals and students will be captivated by the images and film lore in Mighty Movies. Recent period costume successes such as Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth will only enhance the appeal of Mighty Movies and its Hollywood-loves-history motif. No other film book has this wealth of original vintage movie artifacts.

Publisher: Bassoff (Lawrence) Collection Inc., U.S.

Year: 2000, First Edition

Condition: Very good large rectangular paperback

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