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Auction History Result

4s559 BAREFOOT CONTESSA die-cut pressbook 1954 Humphrey Bogart, great artwork of sexy Ava Gardner!

Date Sold 3/17/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 14" x 20 3/4" [36 x 53 cm]; 20 pages) (Learn More)

The Barefoot Contessa, the 1954 Joseph L. Mankiewicz Italian/U.S. romantic melodrama ("'The World's most beautiful animal!'"; also written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; told in flashbacks, it starts with the funeral of a glamorous movie star, and men in her life recall their interactions with her) starring Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien (winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Marius Goring, Valentina Cortesa, Rossano Brazzi, Elizabeth Sellars, Warren Stevens, Bessie Love, and Riccardo Rioli. Note that this movie has a similar structure to that of Citizen Kane, which was written by screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz's older brother, Herman J. Mankiewicz!
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Important Added Info: Note that the cover of this pressbook has a die-cut area at lower right. This is because the first interior page has a full-length image of Ava Gardner and her "bare foot" shows through the die-cut area. Note that we have provided an image of the front and back covers of this pressbook (if the back cover is not the poster page, we photographed the interior poster page), 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: very good, NO CUTS. The pressbook is complete and uncut. This very large pressbook (which measures 14" x 20 3/4") was folded across the middle, and there are tiny creases and scuffs on the fold.
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