N.p. N.p., Circa 1978. Vintage vernacular scrapbook from the 1978 film, created by music department crew member Jim Bourgeois, containing one contact sheet with 20 images of director Robert Altman and crew members taken on the set, two call sheets (including one with a hand-drawn scene diagram on the verso), cast and crew contact lists, an invitation to the film's premiere, a signed color photograph of actress Carol Burnett and a signed black and white photograph of music coordinator Tom Walls and camera crew member Chris McLaughlin, a telegram from Walls and Altman, and 15 vernacular photographs taken on location, including two photographs of Grace Kelly visiting the set. Also included in the scrapbook are a substantial number of newspaper and magazine clippings, copies of articles and reviews, and other ephemera concerning the film.
The film, which was shot on location over an eight-week period in Chicago, Oak Park, and Lake Bluff, Illinois, cast many Illinois actors as extras and hired local production crews. Filming primarily took place at the Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park and Armour mansion in Lake Bluff, as captured in several photographs. The Armour mansion also served as the backdrop for Princess Grace Kelly's visit to the set, a point of exceeding interest for local newspapers, apparently occasioned by Kelly's trip to Chicago in July 1977 to attend a Twentieth Century-Fox board meeting.
Altogether, a charming and colorful behind-the-scenes record of Altman's fourteenth film.
Scrapbook and contents generally Near Fine, with newspaper clippings lightly age-toned.