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Mighty Movies: Movie Poster Art from Historical Epics and Spectaculars
Lawrence Bassoff Collection
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Over 150 rare, original and ravishing vintage Hollywood movie posters illustrate the history of the Classic Age of the Historical Adventure Epic (1932-1970) in the fabulous Mighty Movies! Cast and credit information, fascinating background information and critical analyses of dozens of major films compose this handsomely designed paperback. Some of the films include:
-- The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland
-- Ivanhoe, with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine
-- Samson and Delilah, with Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr
-- El Cid, with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. A treasure trove of prized collectible American and international movie posters, lobby cards and pressbook materials comprises the centerpiece of this great book celebrating the glory days of film when 'A Cast of Thousands!' meant a screen filled with surging masses of elaborately outfitted extras! Film buffs, history fans and graphic arts professionals and students will be captivated by the images and film lore in Mighty Movies. Recent period costume successes such as Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth will only enhance the appeal of Mighty Movies and its Hollywood-loves-history motif. No other film book has this wealth of original vintage movie artifacts. The two previous books in this series, Errol Flynn: The Movie Posters (currently in its third printing) and Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of the Film Noir, have been internationally acclaimed in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Premiere (U.S. and U.K.), Movieline, the Los Angeles Times, Empire, New York, Los Angeles, Buzz, Detour, The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue (Australia), She,Cosmopolitan (Australia), etc.