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4s366 SEARCH FOR BEAUTY English pressbook 1934 Buster Crabbe & 30 Beauty Contest Winners, rare!

Date Sold 3/17/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical English Movie Pressbook (English pb; measures 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" [24 x 30 cm]; 8 pages) (Learn More)

Search for Beauty, the 1934 Erle C. Kenton romantic crime swindler melodrama (a wacky story of a couple who are recruited by crooks to publish a health magazine and also start a health farm, and the crooks try to advertise both with racy pictures of men and women, but the couple make a legitimate resort out of it, and ultimately, the crooks go to jail, and the couple finds love and success) starring Buster Crabbe (billed as "Larry 'Buster' Crabbe"), Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Roscoe Karns, Toby Wing, Gertrude Michael, Monya Andre, and William Bailey, with the "30 International Beauty Contest Winners". Note that one of the key plot points involves the couple running the health farm inviting 30 beauty contest winners to stay there (to get other people to want to go), and among those 30 actors was Ann Sheridan (in her first movie appearance). Apparently, the producers also wanted Sally Rand, the fan dancer, to be one of the contest winners, but she did not make the final cut of the movie.
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Important Added Info: Note that we have never before auctioned this English pressbook! Note that we have provided an image of the front and back covers of this English 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 English 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 to very good, NO CUTS. The pressbook is complete and uncut. There are creases and a tear in the top right corner of all pages.
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