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The Return of Chandu [the Magician]

Los Angeles: Sol Lesser Productions / Principal Distributing Corporation, 1934. Original pressbook for the 1934 film. This feature was not only composed by editing together the first 4 chapters of the same-titled 12-chapter serial (the last 8 chapters were released as "Chandu on Magic Island" in 1935), but in this case the episodes were specifically written so that, spliced together, the result had the pacing and dialogue of a standard 60-70 minute second feature. Producer Sol Lesser developed this approach so that this film could be marketed either as a free-standing feature, as a feature-length first episode, with no loss of continuity or resolution in either case. Alternatively the source serial could be booked in the traditional 12-chapter format. A striking and, in our experience, unique format wherein the 3-color card wrappers open at the center to reveal two separate supplements, Advertising and Publicity. 11 x 17 inches, oversize, 24 pages. Very Good plus condition, quite clean, with some splitting to the edges of the wrappers and a single horizontal fold to each of the two supplements. [Book #121914]
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