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4s437 IMITATION OF LIFE promo brochure 1959 Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Fannie Hurst

Date Sold 3/17/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Promotional Movie Brochure (measures 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" [23 x 32 cm]; 8 pages). Also included are two supplements that have 1 page each. (Learn More)

Fannie Hurst's Imitation of Life, the classic 1959 Douglas Sirk racial romantic melodrama ("The color line won't stop me, Ma! I look, feel, think white... And I'm going to marry white!"; "I'll get the things I want out of life... One way - or another, From one man - or another!"; "You've given me everything a mother could but the thing I wanted most... Your love!"; "This fine emotional drama dares to uncover the unashamed yearnings of today's generation"; "There are two kinds of dreams... one can come true... There are two kinds of sex... one comes with love! There are two kinds of life... one is real!"; "Hear Earl Grant sing 'Imitation of Life'"; "Fannie Hurst's best-selling novel of today's tormented generation!"; written by Fannie Hurst and "Produced by Ross Hunter") starring Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy ("as David Edwards"), Susan Kohner (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; as the teenage Sarah Jane, who is black, but is light-skinned enough that she can "pass for white"; actually, she was of Mexican and Czechoslovakian descent, and she made just a few more movies and then retired in 1964), Robert Alda, Juanita Moore (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film), Mahalia Jackson ("singing 'Trouble of the World'"), and Than Wyenn. Some people might disagree with my describing this movie as "classic", but I think it is hard to argue that this is one of the finest of its type of movie!
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Condition: very good.
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