Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980. Vintage vernacular photo album and scrapbook by Ray Abraham, a high school art teacher in Athens, OH, who also appeared as an extra in the film. Containing 17 predominantly color photographs of actors or crew members on location or interacting with the nearby community, as well as clippings from local papers about the film, signed letters addressed to Abraham from actors Robert Redford and Konrad Sheehan, and other ephemera.
The film, which was shot on location at the recently closed Junction City Prison in Ohio, used locals as extras for the prison scenes, and, based on the newspaper clippings, was a major source of excitement for the nearby towns. This extended to Abraham, who apparently invited the stars of the film to attend an exhibition of his students' art work at Athens High School. While Redford declined, local actor (and apparent Redford look-alike) James Linton caused quite the sensation among the teenagers. Altogether, a detailed and charming look at the effects of a major Hollywood production on a community during location shooting.
Inspired by the 1969 nonfiction book "Accomplices to the Crime" by Tom Murton and Joe Hyams about abuse and corruption in the Arkansas prison system. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Scrapbook Good only, with many interior pages loose, or plastic sheets no longer attached.
Photographs variously sized, most 3.5 x 5 inches. Generally Near Fine.
Other material Very Good plus or better.