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FILM PRESS KIT FOR THE ILLUSTRATED MAN - ROY SQUIRES' COPY
Warner Brothers - Seven Arts Studios, Burbank 1969 - A Near Fine copy of the press kit for the 1969 film based on Bradbury's story collection, directed by Jack Smight and starring Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom. Contains 31 black and white photos featuring a variety of stills and characters in the movie, and 38 pages of text typed on specially designed paper, including a synopsis, actor biographies, and details concerning Rod Steiger's make-up and special effects. The original folder containing these materials is in Near Fine condition, the paper still white without a trace of toning and with a bit of light wear and creasing to the extremities; contents are Fine. Also included is the original mailing envelope, stamped SPECIAL DELIVERY and addressed to Roy A. Squires; envelope is Good only, still intact, but folded in half, toned and wrinkled at the edges. Roy Squires was, among other things, the literary executor for Clark Ashton Smith and publisher of several notable science fiction and horror authors including Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, and Fritz Leiber. An uncommon press kit for a film based on one of Bradbury's most beloved collections, with terrific provenance.
      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-10-13           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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