Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1940s. Archive of 27 original British "campaign sheets" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films distributed in England, circa 1940s. These "sheets," presumably for use by cinemas and press agencies, combine elements of film programs (film synopses, star biographies) with film pressbooks (ad mat samples, film review templates for media), each focusing on a different film and featuring film still imagery. Each sheet is two-hole punched, much in the manner of a keybook film still set, for reference by the promoter.
Films represented in the archive include: Barbary Coast Gent (1944), Challenge to Lassie (1949), The Cross of Lorraine (1943), Cry Havoc (1943), Dangerous Partners (1945), The Doctor and the Girl (1949), The Earl of Chicago (1940), Faithful in My Fashion (1946), Gentle Annie (1944), The Great Morgan (1946), The Last Chance (1945), Little Mister Jim (1947), The Man on America's Conscience (1942), My Brother Talks to Horses (1947), No Leave, No Love (1946), Rationing (1944), The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947), The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945), The Secret Land (1948), See Here, Private Hargrove (1944), Seven Sweethearts (1942), Shadow on the Wall (1950), Son of Lassie (1945), A Stranger in Town (1943), Twice Blessed (1945), What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945), Young Ideas (1943).
7.25 x 10 inches, some slightly varying in size. Saddle stitched on white stock, printed in blue, 8 pages (2 leaves folded vertically). Most with rusty staples, rubbing, and light toning, else Near Fine overall.