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Hi,

For those people who do not know what a pressbook looks like I have uploaded my collection to the Internet.

This is the link http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=5 ... c87677dda2

Most of the pressbooks featured are from the US as they are easier to find and in nearly all cases are bigger and better. The number of pages varies between 8 and 40, the older movies tend to have more pages.

I still need five more titles to complete my collection.

Please note there are three pages to look at.

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Great Images, John:

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Which ones do you need to finish your collection? I have quite a few.

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Hi Bryan,

I need the following titles:

It's A Great Feeling. 1949
Tea For Two. 1950
Starm Warning. 1951
Teacher's Pet. 1958
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Pillow Talk. 1959

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John, I seem to mostly have press ads.

Can't find "It's A Great Feeling" for now but the other you wanted are here - with some more I included:

http://www.box.net/doris-day-film-ads

(Mouse-over image title to see thumbnail on left.)

If you, or anyone else, would like to share - we could try and cover all her films - let me know and I can send a link to upload.
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Hi,

Thanks for the link, these are press ads that were published in newspapers and magazines.

The pressbooks were issued to cinema managers to help with the local publicity.

Most books were around twenty pages and varied in size, Calamity Jane for example has nearly 40 pages spread over four sections.

The sections were 18"x11" in size.

The pressbooks had the ads above inside the pages.

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Calamity Jane with 40 pages, wow! Can you share that? If only for posterity - and future researchers. And any others.
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I' m very impresse by your collection, John, I wish I could help you, but I have only a movie press book of
"the man who knew too much".
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Good luck I hope you will find what you need to complete your marvelous collection.

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Hi Puck,

'The Man Who Knew Too Much' was my latest purchase from a dealer in the USA, it's still in the mail so I have not seen it yet.

My favourite apart from 'Calamity Jane' is 'Romance on The High Seas' from 1948, it's almost mint condition and of course it was Doris's first movie.

It's getting very difficult to find them these days and very expensive, now that the British pound is going down the drain fast.

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Great book by the look of it, Puck - and well done, John, for collecting all of those -'Romance on The High Seas' in almost mint condition sounds a treat - and it's good to know more about press books. I hadn't thought much or knew much about them before.
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There are more movie press books, such as German editions:
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These are Danish.
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French:
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Japan:
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ex_Yugoslavian:
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Great luck with your collection John, hope to see some of the image of your "Calamity Jane", pressbook.
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Hi, I have tried to insert some images but I cannot get it to work. All I get is a red X where the image should be. I never have problems with Facebook or eBay but I do with this site :(

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Try http://tinypic.com/ John , it's easy to work with.
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a couple of the inside pages of the Calamity Jane pressbook.

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The back page of the US Calamity Jane pressbook from 1953.

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The front cover of the 1956 movie 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
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Page 3 of the 24 page book.
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Page 22 of the 24 page book.

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Thank you so must for sharing these wonderful pressbooks, I do love the one of
"The man how knew too much". Thank you so much !!.

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Thanks John & Puck - keep them coming if possible.
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Doris's first movie from 1948. aka It's Magic.
Picture 1 are the front covers of the two sections to the pressbook.
Picture 2 is two of the inside pages of main book.
Picture 3 is back cover of main section.

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Wow John, you have a amazing collection, wonderful, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful items.

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Front cover of US pressbook, 1949.
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2 of the inside pages.
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The back page of the 1949 16 page pressbook.

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Great to see these - thank you.
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Hi, I have just managed to add the 1959 movie 'Pillow Talk' to my collection of US pressbooks but missed out on 'Tea For Two' . Win some, lose some, I guess.

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find these interesting pressbook on ebay, from Iceland.
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I tried to share my booklets with you, but I couldn't upload them with the "upload attachment". What did I do wrong and how can I upload the photos? Thanks in advance. Lisa

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That's my collection so far. I started collecting them about one year ago. Those are all from Germany/ Austria.
I love the international pressbooks puck posted earlier. Lisa

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