1937-60 Picture Show Annual
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
In eleven volumes.
The popular annual issued by the 'Picture Show' magazine.
'Picture Show' was a weekly film magazine, published from 1919 to 1960. It was the essential magazine for any film lover, showcasing the popular releases of the time. These annuals provide a round-up of the most popular films of the year, including details on their premieres and who attended, and articles on the leading figures of the day, with many illustrations showing the actors and actresses.
Each annual with decorative paper covered boards, the front board of each depicting a film still.
Including full-paged and in-text photographs of popular cinematic figures of the day to every page, such as Laurel and Hardy, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, James Stewart, Gene Kelly, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Rita Hayward, Debbie Reynolds, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Brigitte Bardot, Elvis Presley, and more.
1937, front board showing Anna Neagle.
1950, front board showing Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding in 'Maytime in Mayfair'.
1951, front board showing Dennis Price and Patricia Dainton in 'The Dancing Years'.
1952, front board showing Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr in 'Quo Vadis?'.
1954, front board showing Margaret Lockwood in 'Laughing Anne'.
1955, front board showing Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters in 'O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted'.
1956, front board showing Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush in 'Captain Lightfoot'.
1957, front board showing Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in 'The King and I'.
1958, front board showing Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in 'War and Peace'.
1959, front board showing Dirk Bogarde and Yoko Tani in 'The Wind Cannot Read'.
1960, front board showing Doris Day and Richard Widmark in 'Tunnel of Love'.
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with pictorial paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards. Spines are a touch faded with some spotting, spots heavier to 1937, 1950, 1951, and 1958. Minor marks to the boards. Small amount of label residue to the tail of the spine of 1937. Hinges of 1937 are starting but firm. Rear hinge of 1957 and 1960 are starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front paste downs. Evidence of a label being formerly adhered to the recto to the front endpaper of 1956. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned, heavier to 1937, and generally clean with some spots.
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