The Chairman [Thoughts About the Chairman]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969. Vintage promotional book for the 1969 film. INSCRIBED to studio publicist Art Rooney by star Gregory Peck opposite Peck's photograph: "To Art / all the best / Gregory Peck." Additionally SIGNED by actor Keye Luke, who played Professor Soong Li in the film. With Rooney's bookplate on the verso of the front wrapper. Rare.

A highly unusual promotional item, styled and sized to resemble Mao's "Little Red Book," and (more usually) featuring brief biographies of cast and crew, as well as a number of articles on the cast's experiences during filming that could be placed in local newspapers.

Based on the 1969 novel by Jay Richard Kennedy, about an American scientist sent steal the formula for an agricultural enzyme from Chinese scientists, unaware that his handlers have planted on bomb is his head that will detonate if he fails.

Set in England and China, shot on location in England, Wales, and Taiwan.

Very Good plus in a red leatherette wrapper, text bound to the wrapper with a flat strip of gray cloth with metal end tabs.


[Book #148924]

Price: $325.00