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Hawks, Howard (director)
Scarface (Le Balafré) [Metropole: Le Palais du Cinema]
Cinema Metropole/ Charles Bulens, Bruselles, 1933. Octavo. Unpaginated [12 double-sided leaves]. Striking illustrated black white and red cover with newspaper graphic and cutout window. Photo illustrated title page. This is the cinema program issued for the early 1933 Bruselles premiere of the 1932 American gangster film "Scarface", at the historic Cinema Metropole. This United Artists production, directed by Howard Hawks, produced by Howard Hughes, and starring Paul Muni, was loosely based on the novel of the same name by Armitage Trail. The film was highly controversial in its time, and has gone on to be seen as an influential and groundbreaking film. The publication is illustrated throughout with b/w photogravure images. The first part provides text on the film including cast and crew credits, plot, actors biographies, and a bibliography of books on Chicago gangsters. This is followed by a double-page fold-out program of events, and final sections containing cocktail recipes, wordplay, an except for a written piece by Joan Crawford, and advertisements for Marcel Pagnol's "Topaze" (1933) directed by Louis J. Gasnier (including images from the film). The final sections include some small b/w art-deco illustrations. Text in French. Wrappers with some light rubbing and/or creasing to extremities. Minor closed tears at corners of the cutout window on the front cover. Title page image with some minor sunning (in the shap of the front cover cut-out) as well as minor smudges and scratches. Back cover with some light smudge. Interior with age toning to pages. Wrappers in very goo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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