Hollywood: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1989. Original document. Ring_bound. Quarto. Eleven stiff folded covers, each with four or two page text inserts. Photo-illustrated covers with white lettering framing photograph, and black lettering on mat bronze field at bottom, housed in plain white ring-folder. Eleven presentations commemorating "Hollywood's Greatest Year: Best Picture Nominees of 1939,"a year rated among the greatest in Hollywood history.
Each of the eleven screening programs is beautifully illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and film stills reproduced in high-quality offset, printed to heavy paper. All of them contain text inserts on paper, the double-paged inserts are photo-illustrated, with lists of Oscar nominations, the screening program, cast of the movie and an extensive history elaborating on literary and film history of the Oscar nominated films. Credits for the photographs at rear of the programs, produced for the Academy by Randy Haberkamp.
1. The Wizard of Oz: Cover with photograph of a scoring session for the movie by Herbert Stothart. Judy Garland and Margaret Hamilton in a Richard Thorpe-directed scene from the Wizard of Oz. The scene was later re-shot by Victor Fleming. The back cover show Judy Garland at a recording session. Photographs from the collection of the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library. The inside pages provide an exhaustive view of the production history of the film, crediting L. Frank Baum's original novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Folded info sheet.
2. Gone with the Wind: with photographs of producer David O. Selznick on the set, a Technicolor camera on a crane used to film Scarlet and the wounded Confederate soldiers, production designer William Cameron, Vivian Leigh and Clark Gabel, among others. With folded text and info sheet.
3. Wuthering Heights: photographs of cast and crew of the movie, including Geraldine Fitzgerald, Merle Oberon, William Wyler, Laurence Olivier, David Niven and Donald Crisp. Inside spread blank with single text and information sheet.
4. Gunga Din: photographs of Cary Grant and Sam Jaffe, director George Stevens, battle scene from Gunga Din, filmed on location in Lone Pine, California. Includes folded text and info sheet.
5. Love Affair: photograph of Gloria Morgan, Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, covering front and back cover. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: photograph of James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Frank Capra and cinematographer Joseph Walker on front and back cover. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
7. Ninotschka: cover with Metro=Goldwyn-Mayer Studio News, Vol. 6, September 30, 1939, No. 25. Back cover shows Greta Garbo and Ernst Lubitsch. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
8. Goodbye, Mr. Chips: covers with camera shoot of scene with Terry Kilburn, Sam Wood, Greer Garson and Robert Donat. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
9. Of Mice and Men: film scene on cover showing Burgess Meredith, Lewis Milestone, and Charles Bickford. Back cover with Noah Berry, Charles Blickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele, Burgess Meredith, and Lon Chaney, Jr. inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
10. Stagecoach: Covers with photograph of John Ford and Tim Holt. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
11. Dark Victory: Cover front with Bette Davis, back cover with director Edmund Goulding and Bette Davis. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. Fine condition. Item #46635