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Cool Item Of the Week: A Star is Born (1954) pressbook

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Added: 10/01/2018

As many of you know, I, Bruce Hershenson, owner of, 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!

This week, I have the pressbook from A Star Is Born, the classic 1954 George Cukor theater stage acting musical melodrama ("We believe there hasn't been before, even once, such a performance by a motion picture star, such perfection in motion picture entertainment!"; "There has been no performance like Judy Garland's. There has been no picture like 'A Star is Born'."; about an aging star who marries an up-and-coming star; loosely based on the true story of Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler, which had been previously somewhat covered in "The Jolson Story" in 1946) starring Judy Garland (nominated for of the Best Actress Academy Award for this film; her loss to Grace Kelly was famously quipped by Groucho Marx as "the biggest robbery since Brink's"!), James Mason (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan, Marlow Lucy, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, James Brown, Lotus Robb, Richard Webb, and Sam Colt. Note that this movie was loosely remade in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristoffersen in the lead roles, and they were updated to being rock 'n' roll performers!

Here is an image of the front cover, back cover, and an inside spread:

Each week I will showcase a different pressbook (or related item) from my collection (so in just 25,000 weeks or so, I will have shared the entire collection with you!).

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