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3w011 ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO pressbook 1937 Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, John Ford, very rare!

Date Sold 2/7/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 12" x 18" [30 x 46 cm]; 24 pages). Also included is an ad supplement that has 12 pages, and also a herald that has 4 pages. (Learn More)

The Adventures of Marco Polo, the 1937 Archie Mayo & John Ford historical exploration biography adventure thriller ("Meet Mr. Marco Polo The gay, swashbuckling adventurer whose fierce fights and ardent love affairs were excitingly spread from Venice to Imperial China"; "'Such women!' From Venice to the gates of Imperial China, beautiful women remembered the swashbuckling adventurer who loved and fought and rode away... on and on, in the court of Mighty Khan. The most romantic adventure any man ever lived, magnificently, produced by the Samuel Goldwyn tradition of excellence."; "He came he saw he conquered"; based on the story by N.A. Pogson) starring Gary Cooper (in the title role as Marco Polo), Basil Rathbone, George Barbier (as Kublai Khan), Ernest Truex, Sigrid Gurie (billed as "introducing Sigrid Gurie... Discovered by Samuel Goldwyn in Norway... Young, beautiful, interesting and exciting in her fresh talent"), Lana Turner (in one of her earliest film roles), Binnie Barnes, Alan Hale Sr., "And a Cast of Five Thousand"
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Important Added Info: Note that we have never before auctioned this pressbook! Note that when studios would prepare pressbooks they would often include a sample of the herald. Most often, the herald is no longer still with the pressbook. Sometimes, the herald by itself will sell for almost as much as the rest of the entire pressbook! This pressbook contains the original herald which is pictured next to the pressbook below. Also note that pressbooks were prepared prior to a movie being released. Often, changes would be made in a movie advertising campaign (billing of actors, different images, etc.), and the theaters would print up special supplements that they would send out with the pressbooks that had already been printed. These supplements are very rare, far more rare than the pressbooks themselves! Some pressbooks would have no supplements, some would have one, and some would have several. Almost every Academy Award winning movie would have a special "Academy Award winner" supplement. Also 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 received 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: good, NO CUTS. The pressbook is complete and uncut. The pressbook was removed from a bound volume. It has five holes evenly spaced down the spine, with some paper loss at each hole. It also has paper loss scattered down the left edge of the front cover (both regular paper loss and surface paper loss). The rest of the pressbook is in pretty good condition, but has some wear around the edges (see our images).
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