Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1970. Vintage deluxe press kit for the epic 1970 film, including two oversize photos and six reference photographs. The third collaboration between director Lean and screenwriter Bolt, following "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Doctor Zhivago" (1965). Winner of two Academy Awards, for cinematographer Freddie Young and supporting actor John Mills. Nominated for two more, as well as ten BAFTA awards.
The press kit contains:
Ten loose sheets of heavy weight paper, each folded to 11 x 14 inches, printing on rectos only. The first sheet with a press release regarding the film, the other nine with a description from Bolt's screenplay in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese on the outside and the corresponding full color printed image from the film inside.
Two 11 x 14 sheets of photographic paper, each containing two images, one of David Lean on the set, the second of the same scene from the film. With descriptions of the scenes printed on the verso of each photograph.
Six 10 x 8 reference photographs, one showing Lean and crew filming on the coast of Ireland, the rest depicting scenes from the film. Each with captions printed on the verso.
One biography of David Lean, three pages, printed on rectos only. 8.5 x 11 inches, bound with a single staple.
All items housed in a studio clamshell box as issued.
Clamshell box: About Near Fine with light fading and a few small bruises. Press materials Fine.