Lawrece Bassoff, 1997, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated, Inscribed by Author, Illustrated By: Various
Crime novelists, movie stars and filmmakers have together created a shadowy celluloid underworld of desperate characters, violent passions and illicit schemes, dubbed by the French "film noir" ("black film"). This book traces the development and history of this movement, using original movie poster art from 100 vintage films. Covering the period from 1941 to 1959, the films include: "The Maltese Falcon", "This Gun for Hire", "Laura", and "The Postman Always Rings Twice". Originally displayed in movie theatres, the posters also illustrate the signature in-house movie poster styles and printing processes used by the major studios of the day. Signed and dedicated by author to previous owner. Front cover has some marking. Card Covers. Size: 240-310mm. 159 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Exterior of Text Block has some light marking. Covers have some shelf-wear, a couple of creases, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 1886310114. ISBN/EAN: 9781886310117. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 11523.