1932-34 The Film-Lovers' Annual
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Two popular 'The Film-Lovers' annuals, being for the years 1932 and 1934. These annuals showcase the popular films and actors of the year during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Each annual is illustrated profusely throughout.
The 1934 volume is notable for an article on Walt Disney, titled 'Mickey Mouse and His Master', this being published before the release of their first feature length film 'Snow White'.
1932, the front board showing Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, including 'Hollywood's Real Life Fairy Tales', 'The Gentle Art of Faking Movies', 'Elusive Stardom', 'Their Favourite Rooms', and more. With plates of Nancy Carroll, Maurice Chevalier, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Junior, Laurence Olivier, and more.
1934, the front board showing Diana Wynyard, including 'Is Art Ageless', 'Playtime in Pictureland', 'What Leading Men Have Taught Madge Evans', 'How Big Movies are Made', and more. With plates of Mary Carlisle, Anna Sten, Elizabeth Allan, Katharine Hepburn, and more.
Undated, dated from the films mentioned in the text.
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with pictorial paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Cracks to the joints of 1932. Light bumping to the spines and extremities. A little wear and marks to the boards. Spines are lightly faded. Prior owner's gift inscription to the recto to the front endpaper of 1932. Prior owner's doodle to the paste downs and rear endpaper of 1934. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean.
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