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7m345 ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER pressbook R45 Tommy Kelly as Mark Twain's classic character!

Date Sold 1/12/2012
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A 1945 Re-Release Vintage Theatrical Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 11 1/4" x 17 1/2" [29 x 44 cm]; 8 pages) (Learn More)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the 1938 Norman Taurog, George Cukor, & William A. Wellman family adventure thriller ("The perfect picture for everyone who has ever been a kid!"; "Mark Twain's poignant classic of youth...retold on the screen in natural Technicolor by a truly great cast of inspired players. Drop away the again all the precious moments of these adventures that can never grow old!"; "Mark Twain's beloved classic now in Technicolor"; "'Tom, you might even be President some day... if they don't hang you first!'"; "The picture you'll keep next to your heart"; "David O. Selznick who produced David Copperfield and Little Lord Fauntleroy now gives you the best picture of his career Mark Twain's beloved classic"; based on the novel by Mark Twain) starring Tommy Kelly (in the title role; billed as "Introducing Tommy Kelly"; "Meet mischievous, lovable, 12-year old Tommy Kelly, a new star selected from more than 25,000 boys tested for the part of Tom Sawyer."), May Robson ("May Robson as Aunt Polly... long-suffering, short-tempered old soul."), Walter Brennan ("Walter Brennan as Muff Potter, the town sot. New triumphs for this Academy Award Winner"), Victor Jory ("as Injun Joe... all the bad men of the world rolled into one!"), Ann Gillis ("as Becky Thatcher... Tom's fiancee - but he learned about 'women' from Amy"), Jackie Moran ("as Huck Finn...Tom's irrepressible, inseparable side-kick"), David Holt ("as Sid Sawyer...who could have been a reg'lar feller - but just never tried"), Marcia Mae Jones ("as Mary Sawyer...her feet on the ground - her head in the clouds...looking for a rhyme to 'mischief'"), Donald Meek, Margaret Hamilton, and Philip Hurlic
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Important Added Info: Note that we have provided an image of the front and back covers of this pressbook, and of course, the winner of this auction will receive the entire single pressbook we are auctioning (plus any supplements or heralds described above)! Also note that this pressbook is complete and uncut! Given that theater owners purchased pressbooks partly in order to create their newspaper advertising, and quite frequently cut them up for that purpose, it is rare to find a pressbook that IS complete and uncut!

Condition: very good to fine, NO CUTS.
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