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Game of D.W. Griffith's "One Exciting Night"
(N.p, 1922. Set of eight cards, printed in red, along with a rules sheet. The cards form a drinking game; all are dealt to a group of eight, and each player must follow the pictorial instruction on the card placed before them. Five cards show a single cocktail, indicating one drink. One shows two, for two drinks that round. One shows the continental United States above the word "DRY," which excuses the player from imbibing. The final card displays a bee above the word "STUNG!", which requires the player to pay for the next round of drinks. The rules sheet concludes by stating that after "15 or 20 deals, someone is certain to have at least 'One Exciting Night'," and we are inclined to agree. The game takes its name from D.W. Griffith's 1922 film One Exciting Night, though it does not follow the film's storyline. Considering that Prohibition was in effect at the time, it is unclear if this game was an official movie tie-in or unauthorized. All cards fine, rules sheet folded. All housed in a square envelope, which shows minimal foxing and wear to edges and has a small spot of adhesive to keep envelope flap closed. A fine copy of an obscure piece of film ephemera. (Each card measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/4; 45x33mm. Envelope measures 2 1/4 by 2 1/4; 58x58mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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