THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE (1924) Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre souvenir program
Vintage original 5 ¼ x 7 3/4” (13 x 19 cm.) hardcover book, decorative, embossed boards, 32 pages, USA. Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julianne Johnston, Sojin, Anna May Wong, dir: Raoul Walsh; United Artists. A great achievement in silent film art and still considered one of the best fantasy films ever made. The art direction by William Cameron Menzies is still one of the most beautifully created environments designed for any film, and the special effects, as primitive as they are still work as any modern day effect. Though over 40, Douglas Fairbanks embodied the character of swashbuckling, youthful acrobatic and dashing hero. This beautifully designed hard cover book reflects the art direction of the film. Included inside are portraits of Sid Grauman, Doulgas Fairbanks, director Raoul Walsh, art director William Cameron Menzies, and costume director Mitchell Leison. There are congrats from Buster Keaton and the Talmadge sisters, ads from Be-Hannesey Art Studio, who provided furnishings for the film as well as ads from other businesses which provided services for the film. The run-down of the colorful live prelude is included as are all the films credits. Just two years before, the famous theatre had opened celebrating the first premier in Hollywood with Douglas Fairbank’s ROBIN HOOD. Slight soiling to a few pages. ABOUT FINE.
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