The Exorcist

William Friedkin (director)
William Peter Blatty (screenwriter)
Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Vintage publicity photograph of actress Linda Blair in front of the National Theatre in Westwood, California, where crowds have lined up to see "The Exorcist." With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

Based on the 1971 novel by screenwriter William Peter Blatty. The first and finest film in the series, following the demonic possession of a twelve year-old girl and the ensuing attempts to purge her body of the evil spirit. One of the great genre films of the 1970s that accomplished the uncommon feat of being an over-the-top sensation upon its release and gaining subsequent status as a classic, with a strangeness and depth supplied by the strength of Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow's performances.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #149689]