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Cool Item Of the Week: McHale's Navy pressbook

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Added: 01/07/2019

As many of you know, I, Bruce Hershenson, owner of eMoviePoster.com, have collected pressbooks (and related movie paper like studio yearbooks) for over 30 years, and I have the world's foremost collection of such material. I thought I would share one item with you each week, the type of items you almost surely have never seen before, and which might not come up for sale for DECADES!

So below is the pressbook from McHale's Navy, the 1964 Edward Montagne Naval sailor military comedy ("Their first full-length motion picture in color!"; "It's McHale and his entire crew - kidnapping race horses... ramming subs on their maddest adventure!"; based on the popular TV show of the same name) starring Ernest Borgnine (in the title role as Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale), Joe Flynn (as Captain Binghamton), Tim Conway (as Ensign Parker), Carl Ballantine (as Gruber), Gary Vinson (as Christy), Billy Sands (as Bell), Edson Stroll (as Edwards), Gavin MacLeod (as Happy), John Wright (as Moss), Yoshio Yoda (as Fuji), Bob Hastings (as Lt. Elroy Carpenter), Claudine Longet, Jean Willes, George Kennedy, and Marcel Hillaire

Here is an image of the pressbook's cover and two interior pages:

Each week I will showcase a different pressbook (or related item) from my collection (so in just 20,000 weeks or so, I will have shared the entire collection with you!). And remember to check out our previous Cool Items of the Week in our Cool Item of the Week archive (which is fully searchable!).


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