The Blues Brothers

John Landis (screenwriter, director)
Dan Aykroyd (starring, screenwriter)
John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway (starring)

Universal City: Universal City Studios, 1978. Vintage reference photograph from the 1978 film, showing director John Landis on the set of the film's final scene in Joliet Prison, wearing a "Joliet" baseball cap, with the iconic painted motto reading "It's Never Too Late to Mend" visible in the background. With the stamp of National Film Archive on the verso.

An energetic and enduring comedy classic, originally conceived by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd in "Saturday Night Live" sketches featuring the eponymous main characters. The film set the record for the most cars destroyed in one film at the time of its release, and features an all-star cast of musical guests and subtle cameos, including jazz, blues, and soul greats Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Chaka Khan. The Blues Brothers Band (who perform the soundtrack) includes actual giants of the 1960s rhythm and blues era: Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie "Too Big" Hall, and Matt "Guitar" Murphy. Carrie Fisher, Dan Akroyd's then-girlfriend, also makes an unforgettable appearance as John Belushi's homicidal ex-girlfriend.

Set in and around Chicago, and shot there on location.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #149693]