New York & Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, (1926). First edition. 4to, 58 unpaginated leaves, with printed endpapers; original cloth-backed boards. Some small creases and short tears to a small number of lages; tips heavily bumped, and general shelf wear to edges of binding, some external marks, still a very nice, sound copy. Item #204798
Annual "exhibitors book" produced by the Fox studio to promote their productions to theatre owners, filled with color illustrations from posters and ad campaigns for movies currently in release or in production, along with an excellent series of portraits of their contract stars by artist Luiz Usabal y Hernandez, as well as photographic portraits of their directors, including such icons as John Ford, Raoul Walsh, and F.W. Murnau. Among the films represented are the original version of "What Price Glory" , directed by Walsh -- Ford would remake it many years later to great acclaim -- and "7th Heaven", which was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won three: Janet Gaynor for Best Actress, Frank Borzage for Best Director, and Benjamin Glazer for Best Adapted Screenplay. Several other films from this roster are lost, or were never completed; the majority of Fox films from this era were destroyed in a fire. A splendid example of the highly colorful promotions used for black-and-white films of the silent era. Ten copies located in OCLC.