Lawrence of Arabia
Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage program for the Royal Premiere of the 1962 film at the Odeon Leicester Square on Monday, December 10. Laid in with the program is a small invitation to a party at the ballroom at Grosvenor House following the film.
From the collection of noted British film producer John Palmer, who was production manager for the film.
Based on T.E. Lawrence's 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom." Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O' Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age of 46, we follow, in flashback, Lawrence as a young intelligence officer in 1916 Cairo, assigned to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks. A landmark of British cinema, now considered one of the most influential adventure films ever made. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Program: 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Saddle-stitched card wrappers, with a yellow rope tassel tied through the binding as issued. Approximately 60 pages, with color fold-outs throughout. Near Fine.
Invitation: 9.25 x 6.5 inches, Very Good plus, lightly soiled.
National Film Registry. Ebert I.
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