Pressbooks

Pressbooks in Collection

What is a Pressbook?

By Kallan Benjamin and Connor Perkins

Pressbooks were created by distributors to promote their films in local markets. Sent directly to movie theaters, pressbooks provided promotional materials and suggested strategies for local exhibitors to bring people into the theater and maximize profits for both parties.

The digitized pressbooks in this collection date from the 1910s through the 1970s. Represented are major studios Warner Bros., MGM, 20th Century-Fox, Columbia, and United Artists, as well as several independent distributors. Early on, pressbooks were relatively short, providing information and pre-written articles about the film that exhibitors could send to their local newspapers to print. By the 1930s and 40s, the number of pages and methods of promotion had exploded. The pressbooks in this period usually included sections for publicity, advertisements, lobby displays and other decorations, as well as ideas for promotional stunts. The large publicity sections included pre-written articles and photographs for local newspapers to reprint in advance of a film’s premiere and additional material and reviews to run while the film was actually showing. These publicity sections could include multiple options for short, middle, and feature-length stories. Some pressbooks included material for the local newspaper’s Women’s Section, often to do with the female star and her film fashions.

Some pressbooks also included “fictionalizations,” essentially multi-part summaries of a film's plot in serialized newspaper form. Promotion did not stop at the newspaper, however. Pressbooks also sometimes included radio sketches for local stations to air, and pressbooks for musicals sold records with songs from the film for theaters to purchase and play. They also sold posters and accessories for theaters to decorate their lobbies and fronts with, including life-size cutouts of actors and stars. Particularly unique to this era of film publicity were the ideas for “exploitation” or “ballyhoo”—promotional stunts for theaters to put on for a given film. These ideas often included contests in various forms, but also parades or floats, collaborations with other local establishments like themed window displays, and dramatic lobby exhibits. One particularly dramatic suggestion for such an exhibit can be found in the pressbook for United Artists’ Hell’s Angels, which suggests that exhibitors ask their local airfield to arrange to display a full-sized airplane on top of their theater marquee—reminding them to first get permission from their building inspection department, of course, due to the plane’s weight.

After the collapse of the studio system, in the 1950s, pressbooks shifted back to a smaller size, mainly comprised of advertisements and short articles. The large collection of pressbooks here documents this shift and the heyday of ballyhoo and stunt publicity. In addition to the lighthearted nature of these over-the-top promotions, however, these pressbooks also shine a light on the darker side of this period in film history. Several of the pressbooks contained in this collection include indefensibly racist and sexist content, including representations of black- and brownface. Please see the description for Kid Millions for a discussion of why these materials are included in the collection, rather than erased or ignored. Through these pressbooks, we see the complex, contradictory nature—alternately light-hearted and morally reprehensible—of this period of film distribution, promotion and exhibition.

Thank you to Matthew and Natalie Bernstein, the Mary Pickford Foundation and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research for making the scanning of these pressbooks possible. These pressbooks and hundreds more have been preserved in the collection, United Artists Corporation: Series 5.4 United Artists Pressbooks, at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

Items in Collection

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The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1959Search on LanternClick here to read

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42nd Street (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Abraham Lincoln," directed by D. W. Griffith and distributed by United Artists.
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Abraham Lincoln (United Artists)United Artists1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Accidents Will Happen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Across the Pacific (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Adventure in Iraq (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Adventures in Silverado (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Adventures of Don Juan (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Adventures of Jane Arden (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Adventures of Mark Twain (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Adventurous Blonde (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Air Force (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Alcatraz Island (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Alexander Hamilton (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Alias the Doctor (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Alibi Ike (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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All the Kings Men (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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All This, and Heaven Too (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Alvarez Kelly (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

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Always a Bride (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Always in My Heart (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Always Leave Them Laughing (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Always Together (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Ambushers (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "America," directed by D. W. Griffith and distributed by United Artists.
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America (United Artists)United Artists1924Search on LanternClick here to read

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An Angel from Texas (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Angels Wash Their Faces (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Angels with Dirty Faces (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Another Dawn (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Anzio (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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Apache Ambush (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1955Search on LanternClick here to read

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April in Paris (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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April Showers (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1948Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Arrowsmith," directed by John Ford and distributed by United Artists.
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Arrowsmith (United Artists)United Artists1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Arsenic and Old Lace (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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As the Earth Turns (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Babbitt (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Background to Danger (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Back in Circulation (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Back Pay (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bad Men of Missouri (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1974Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Bargain (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Beast with Five Fingers (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Beauty and the Boss (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bedside (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Beloved Brat (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Berserk (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Between Two Worlds (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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Beyond the Forest (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Big Business Girl (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Big City Blues (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Gusher (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Big Hearted Herbert (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Noise (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Shakedown (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Shot (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Sleep (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Sombrero (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Big Stampede (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "The Birth of a Nation," directed by D. W. Griffith and distributed by United Artists.
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The Birth of a Nation (United Artists)United Artists1915Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Black Arrow (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Black Fury (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Black Heat (Independent-International Pictures)Independent-International Pictures1976Search on LanternClick here to read

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Black Legion (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Black Pirate," starring and produced by Douglas Fairbanks and distributed by United Artists.
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Black Pirate (United Artists)United Artists1926Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blacula (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blazing Sixes (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blessed Event (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Blockade," directed by William Dieterle and distributed by United Artists.
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Blockade (United Artists)United Artists1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blonde Crazy (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blondes at Work (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blondie Johnson (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Blues in the Night (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Body and Soul," directed by Robert Rossen and distributed by United Artists.
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Body and Soul (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bodyhold (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Book of Numbers (AVCO Embassy Pictures)AVCO Embassy Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bordertown (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Born for Trouble (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Born to be Bad," starring Loretta Young and Cary Grant and distributed by United Artists.
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Born to be Bad (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Boulder Dam (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Bowery, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, and Fay Wray.
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The Bowery (United Artists)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Boy Meets Girl (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Brave Bulls (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brides Are Like That (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bright Lights (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read
Bright Lights (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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British Agent (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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British Intelligence (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Broad Minded (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Broadway Gondolier (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Broadway Hostess (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Broadway Musketeers (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Broken Blossoms," directed by D. W. Griffith and distributed by United Artists.
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Broken Blossoms (United Artists)United Artists1919Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brother Orchid (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brother Rat (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brother Rat and a Baby (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bullet Scars (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bullets or Ballots (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Bureau of Missing Persons (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Busses Roar (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cabin in the Cotton (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cain and Mabel (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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California Mail (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Calling All Husbands (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Calling Philo Vance (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Call It a Day (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Captain Blood (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Captain Thunder (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Captured! (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Casablanca (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Black Cat (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Black Parrot (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Curious Bride (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Howling Dog (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Lucky Legs (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Case of the Velvet Claws (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Casino Royale (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Castle on the Hudson (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Ceiling Zero (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Central Airport (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Central Park (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Chain Lightning (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1950Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Champion," starring Kirk Douglas and distributed by United Artists.
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Champion (United Artists)United Artists1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Chances (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Change of Mind (Cinerama Releasing)Cinerama Releasing1969Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Charge of the Light Brigade (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cherokee Strip (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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A Child Is Born (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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China Clipper (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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China Venture (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1953Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Church Mouse (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinderella Jones (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "The Circus," produced by and starring Charlie Chaplin and distributed by United Artists."
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The Circus (United Artists)United Artists1928Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Circus Clown (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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City for Conquest (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "City Lights," starring and directed by Charlie Chaplin and distributed by United Artists.
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City Lights (United Artists)United Artists1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cleopatra Jones (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Code of the Secret Service (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Coffy (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Colleen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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College Coach (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Colonel Blimp," directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and distributed by United Artists.
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Colonel Blimp (United Artists)United Artists1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Colorado Territory (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Combat Squad (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1953Search on LanternClick here to read

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Come Back Charleston Blue (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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Comet Over Broadway (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Confession (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Confidential Agent (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Conflict (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Conspirators (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Constant Nymph (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Convention City (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cool Breeze (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cop Hater (United Artists)United Artists1958Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film, "Coquette," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists. 
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Coquette (United Artists Pressbook)United Artists1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Corn Is Green (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Corsair," distributed by United Artists.
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Corsair (United Artists)United Artists1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cotton Comes to Harlem (United Artists)United Artists1970Search on LanternClick here to read

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Countdown at Kusini (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1976Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Count of Monte Cristo, starring Robert Donat and Elissa Landi.
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The Count of Monte Cristo (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Cowboy and the Indians (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cowboy from Brooklyn (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Cowboy Quarterback (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Crash (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1928Search on LanternClick here to read
The Crash (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Crime by Night (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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Crime School (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Crooner (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Crowd Roars (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cry Wolf (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dames (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dance Charlie Dance (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dancing Sweeties (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dangerous (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dangerously They Live (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Danger Signal (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Daredevil Drivers (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dark Hazard (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Dark Horse (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dark Passage (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dark Victory (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Daughters Courageous (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Dawn Patrol (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

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Death of a Salesman (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Deception (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Decision of Christopher Blake (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Deep Valley (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Desirable (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Desperate Journey (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Destination Tokyo (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Devil's Island (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Devil's Saddle Legion (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Devil Dancer, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starring Gilda Gray, Clive Brook, and Anna May Wong.
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The Devil Dancer (United Artists)United Artists1927Search on LanternClick here to read

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Devil Dogs of the Air (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Devil to Pay, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starring Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, and Myrna Loy.
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The Devil to Pay (United Artists)United Artists1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Devotion (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dinky (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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A Dispatch from Reuters (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Disraeli," distributed by United Artists.
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Disraeli (United Artists)United Artists1921Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dive Bomber (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Divorce Among Friends (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Doctors Wives (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1971Search on LanternClick here to read

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Doctor X (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dodge City (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Don't Bet on Blondes (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dont Raise The Bridge Lower The River (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Doolins of Oklahoma (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Doughgirls (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Dove, produced by Joseph M. Schenck and starring Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery, and Gilbert Roland.
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The Dove (United Artists)United Artists1927Search on LanternClick here to read

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Down the Stretch (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dr. Monica (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dr. Socrates (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Draegerman Courage (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Dragon Murder Case (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dr Faustus (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Drums (United Artists)United Artists1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Du Barry, Woman of Passion," distributed by United Artists.
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Du Barry, Woman of Passion (United Artists)United Artists1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Dust Be My Destiny (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Each Dawn I Die (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Eagle, starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, and Louise Dresser.
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The Eagle (United Artists)United Artists1925Search on LanternClick here to read

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Earthworm Tractors (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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East of the River (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Easy to Love (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Edge of Darkness (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Elmer the Great (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Embraceable You (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1948Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Emperor Jones, starring Paul Robeson and distributed by United Artists.
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The Emperor Jones (United Artists)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Employees' Entrance (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Empty Holsters (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Escape from Crime (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Escape in the Desert (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Escape Me Never (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Espionage Agent (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Ever in My Heart (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Ever Since Eve (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Everybody's Hobby (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Everything's Ducky (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1961Search on LanternClick here to read

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Ex Lady (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Expensive Husbands (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Expensive Women (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Expert (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Famous Ferguson Case (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fashions of 1934 (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Father's Son (Warner Bros., 1931)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Father's Son (Warner Bros., 1941)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Father Is a Prince (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Female (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fifty Million Frenchmen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fighter Squadron (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Fighting 69th (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Find the Blackmailer (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Finger Points (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Firebird (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fireman, Save My Child (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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First Lady (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Five Easy Pieces (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1970Search on LanternClick here to read

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Five Star Final (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flamingo Road (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flaxy Martin (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flight Angels (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flight from Destiny (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flight Lieutenant (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flirtation Walk (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Flirting Widow (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Florentine Dagger (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flowing Gold (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fly Away Baby (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Flying Fortress (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Flying Missile (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1950Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fog Over Frisco (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fools for Scandal (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Footlight Parade (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Footloose Heiress (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Footsteps in the Dark (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Foreign Correspondent," directed by Alfred Hitchcock and distributed by United Artists.
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Foreign Correspondent (United Artists)United Artists1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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For Singles Only (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Fountainhead (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Four's A Crowd (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Four Daughters (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "The Four Feathers," distributed by United Artists.
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The Four Feathers (United Artists)United Artists1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Four Mothers (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Four Wives (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Freshman Love (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Friday Foster (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1975Search on LanternClick here to read

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Friends of Mr. Sweeney (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Frisco Jenny (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Frisco Kid (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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From Headquarters (Warner Bros., 1929)Warner Bros.1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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From Headquarters (Warner Bros., 1933)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Front Page Woman (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Frozen River (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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A Fugitive from Justice (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Fugitive in the Sky (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Fugitive Kind (United Artists)United Artists1960Search on LanternClick here to read

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G-Men (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Galloping Thunder (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gambling Lady (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gambling on the High Seas (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Garden of the Moon (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Content Warning: There are several pages in this pressbook in which Douglas Fairbanks appears in appropriated costuming and brownface. These practices are reprehensible. For a more complete discussion of the reasoning behind the decision to upload pressbooks with problematic material, please see the discussion of blackface in the description of the pressbook for the film Kid Millions.

Pressbook for the film The Gaucho, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Lupe Velez.
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The Gaucho (United Artists)United Artists1927Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Gay Sisters (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The General, starring Buster Keaton.
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The General (United Artists)United Artists1926Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gentleman Jim (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gentlemen Are Born (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Georgy Girl (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Girl from 10th Avenue (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Girl from Jones Beach (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Girl Missing (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Girls on Probation (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Girls School (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Give Me Your Heart (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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God's Country and the Woman (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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God's Gift to Women (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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God Is My Co-Pilot (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Go Getter (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Going Highbrow (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Going Places (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Going Wild (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Go Into Your Dance (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Diggers in Paris (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Diggers of 1933 (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Diggers of 1935 (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Diggers of 1937 (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Dust Gertie (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Golden Arrow (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Golden Dawn (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gold Is Where You Find It (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "The Gold Rush," produced by and starring Charlie Chaplin and distributed by United Artists."
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The Gold Rush (United Artists)United Artists1925Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Goldwyn Follies, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, written by Ben Hecht, and starring Adolphe Menjou.
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The Goldwyn Follies (United Artists)United Artists1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Goodbye Again (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Goose and the Gander (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Gorilla Man (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Grand Slam (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Granny Get Your Gun (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1940Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Great Dictator, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, and Paulette Goddard.
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The Great Dictator (United Artists)United Artists1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Great Divide (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Great Garrick (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Great Lie (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Great Mr. Nobody (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Great OMalley (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Green for Danger.""
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Green for Danger (United Artists)United Artists1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Green Light (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Gunning for Vengeance (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Guns of the Pecos (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Hallelujah, Im a Bum," starring Al Jolson and distributed by United Artists.
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Hallelujah, Im a Bum (United Artists)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Halls of Anger (United Artists)United Artists1970Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hammerhead (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Happening (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Happiness Ahead (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Happy Anniversary (United Artists)United Artists1959Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Happy Time (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hard to Get (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hard to Handle (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Hard Way (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1943Search on LanternClick here to read

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Harold Teen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Hatchet Man (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Havana Widows (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Heart of New York (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Heart of the North (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hearts Divided (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Heat Lightning (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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He Couldnt Say No (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1938Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Hell's Angels, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, and James Hall.
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Hell's Angels (United Artists)United Artists1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hells Kitchen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Here Comes Carter (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Here Comes Happiness (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Here Comes Mr Jordan (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Here Comes the Navy (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Her First Romance (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Her Husbands Secretary (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

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Her Kind of Man (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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Heroes for Sale (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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He Was Her Man (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Hidden Hand (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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High Pressure (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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High Sierra (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Highway West (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hi Nellie (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hit Man (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hollywood Canteen (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hollywood Hotel (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Home of the Brave, produced by Stanley Kramer and starring Jeff Corey and James Edwards.
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Home of the Brave (United Artists)United Artists1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Homicide (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

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Honeymoon for Three (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hook Line and Sinker (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1969Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Horn Blows at Midnight (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hotel Berlin (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hot Heiress (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Hot Money (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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The House across the Street (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The House of Rothschild, starring George Arliss, Boris Karloff, and Loretta Young.
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The House of Rothschild (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The House on 56th Street (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Housewife (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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How to Murder Your Wife (United Artists)United Artists1965Search on LanternClick here to read
How to Murder Your Wife (United Artists)United Artists1965Search on LanternClick here to read

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How to Save a Marriage... And Ruin Your Life (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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Humoresque (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1946Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film I'll Be Seeing You, starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, and Shirley Temple.
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I'll Be Seeing You (United Artists)United Artists1944Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film I Accuse, a UA re-release of Abel Gance's J'accuse!
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I Accuse (United Artists)United Artists1919Search on LanternClick here to read

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I Am a Thief (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1934Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film I Cover the Waterfront, starring Claudette Colbert and Ben Lyon.
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I Cover the Waterfront (United Artists)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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I Found Stella Parish (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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I Like Your Nerve (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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I Live for Love (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1935Search on LanternClick here to read

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I Loved a Woman (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1933Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film I Met My Love Again, starring Joan Bennett and Henry Fonda.
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I Met My Love Again (United Artists)United Artists1938Search on LanternClick here to read

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In Cold Blood (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "An Innocent Affair," directed by Lloyd Bacon and distributed by United Artists.
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An Innocent Affair (United Artists)United Artists1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Interlude (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Intermezzo, starring Ingrid Bergman and Leslie Howard.
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Intermezzo (United Artists)United Artists1939Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Iron Mask, starring Douglas Fairbanks.
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The Iron Mask (United Artists)United Artists1929Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film It's in the Bag!, starring Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, and William Bendix.
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It's in the Bag! (United Artists)United Artists1945Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Jackie Robinson Story, starring Jackie Robinson as himself.
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The Jackie Robinson Story (United Artists)United Artists1950Search on LanternClick here to read

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Jailbreak (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Jigsaw (United Artists)United Artists1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Joe Louis Story, starring Coley Wallace as heavyweight champion Joe Louis.
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The Joe Louis Story (United Artists)United Artists1953Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Juggler (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1953Search on LanternClick here to read

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Kazan (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Content Warning: This pressbook includes a few pages in which Eddie Cantor appears in blackface. While this practice is reprehensible and was criticized even during the era of the film's release, it is important that we not ignore the racist side of United Artists' (and the rest of the entertainment industry's) history in this collection; Cantor, one of the two most popular performers of the day who regularly utilized blackface, made multiple films for UA.

Even more importantly, however, it is vital that contemporary disapprobation toward practices like blackface not blind us to the significant (and often devastating) experiences of Black entertainers and entertainment industry figures of this era. On August 14, 1954, the Chicago Defender ran a story by Enoch P. Waters about Bert Williams, an extremely popular Black comedian active from 1893 until his death in 1922, at the age of 47. In this story, Williams (who often performed in blackface himself) was dining alone in his Chicago hotel room when he was visited by Eddie Cantor. Asked by Cantor why he was eating alone, Williams replied, "Bert Williams, the black face comedian on-stage is one person, but Bert Williams, the man off-stage is a Negro -- and there's nothing funny about being a Negro in this country."

Discussion of even the most terrible aspects of the United States' history, if approached thoughtfully, can make us listen to the voices and experiences of individuals like Bert Williams. Presenting this pressbook here is an effort to acknowledge the pernicious practices of Hollywood past and present, as well as to highlight the need for greater awareness of the Black performers--and Black audiences--who have always been a integral component of the entertainment industry. (The story above, titled "Adventures in Race Relations: The Unfunny Bert Williams," was found via the ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender database.)

Pressbook for the film Kid Millions, starring Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, and Ethel Merman.
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Kid Millions (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film, "Kiki," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists. 
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Kiki (United Artists)United Artists 1931Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Kind Hearts and Coronets, starring Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, and Valerie Hobson. The eponymous novel from which this film was adapted has also been adapted more recently as the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
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Kind Hearts and Coronets (United Artists)United Artists1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Kings of the Olympics, containing footage of athletes from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, most notably Jesse Owens.
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Kings of the Olympics (United Artists)United Artists1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

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Ladybug Ladybug (United Artists)United Artists1963Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Lady of the Pavements, directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lupe Velez and William Boyd.
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Lady of the Pavements (United Artists)United Artists1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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Landrush (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1946Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Last Blitzkrieg (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1959Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Last Horseman (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Last Mile (United Artists)United Artists1959Search on LanternClick here to read

Content Warning: This pressbook contains several images of White actors portraying First Nations persons, including appropriated costuming and redface. These practices are reprehensible. For a more complete discussion of the reasoning behind the decision to upload pressbooks with problematic material, please see the discussion of blackface in the description of the pressbook for the film Kid Millions.

Pressbook for the film The Last of the Mohicans, starring Randolph Scott and Binnie Barnes.
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The Last of the Mohicans (United Artists)United Artists1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Last Picture Show (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1971Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Last Rebel (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1971Search on LanternClick here to read

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Last Train from Bombay (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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Loaded Pistols (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Lost Command (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Lost Tribe (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1949Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Lured, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lucille Ball, George Sanders, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.
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Lured (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Mack (Cinerama Releasing)Cinerama Releasing1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Mackennas Gold (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1969Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Mad Wednesday (also known as The Sin of Harold Diddlebock), written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Harold Lloyd.
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Mad Wednesday (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Maltese Falcon (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Manchurian Candidate (United Artists)United Artists1962Search on LanternClick here to read

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Mark of the Gorilla (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1950Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Mark of Zorro, executive-produced by and starring Douglas Fairbanks.
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The Mark of Zorro (United Artists)United Artists1920Search on LanternClick here to read

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Marooned (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1969Search on LanternClick here to read

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Marty (United Artists)United Artists1955Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Match King (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Mean Mother (Independent-International Pictures)Independent-International Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Melinda (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1972Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Mighty Barnum, produced by Joseph M. Schenck and starring Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou, and Virginia Bruce.
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The Mighty Barnum (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Miracle Worker (United Artists)United Artists1962Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Miss Annie Rooney, starring Shirley Temple.
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Miss Annie Rooney (United Artists)United Artists1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Mission over Korea (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1953Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Modern Times, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard.
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Modern Times (United Artists)United Artists1936Search on LanternClick here to read

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Monkey Hustle (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1976Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Monsieur Verdoux, written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin.
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Monsieur Verdoux (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Moulin Rouge, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and starring Constance Bennett and Franchot Tone.
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Moulin Rouge (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Mr. Robinson Crusoe, produced by and starring Douglas Fairbanks.
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Mr. Robinson Crusoe (United Artists)United Artists1932Search on LanternClick here to read

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Murderers' Row (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "My Best Girl," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists.
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My Best Girl (United Artists)United Artists1927Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film New York Nights, produced by Joseph M. Schenck, directed by Lewis Milestone, and starring Norma Talmadge and Gilbert Roland.
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New York Nights (United Artists)United Artists1929Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "A Night In Casablanca," starring the Marx Brothers and distributed by United Artists.
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A Night In Casablanca (United Artists)United Artists1946Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Night of Love, starring Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky.
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The Night of Love (United Artists)United Artists1927Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film No More Women, starring Matt Moore and Madge Bellamy.
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No More Women (United Artists)United Artists1924Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Nothing Sacred, produced by David O. Selznick, directed by William Wellman, written by Ben Hecht, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March.
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Nothing Sacred (United Artists)United Artists1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Nut, produced by and starring Douglas Fairbanks.
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The Nut (United Artists)United Artists1921Search on LanternClick here to read

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Odds Against Tomorrow (United Artists)United Artists1959Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, and Lon Chaney, Jr.
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Of Mice and Men (United Artists)United Artists1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Olympic Cavalcade (United Artists)United Artists1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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On the Island of Samoa (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1950Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Other Love, starring Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, and Richard Conte.
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The Other Love (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Our Town, directed by Sam Wood and starring William Holden and Martha Scott.
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Our Town (United Artists)United Artists1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Owl and the Pussycat (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1970Search on LanternClick here to read

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Pendulum (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1969Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Pirates of Blood River (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1962Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Prehistoric Women, a Cinecolor film starring Laurette Luez.
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Prehistoric Women (United Artists)United Artists1950Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Private Life of Don Juan, directed by Alexander Korda and starring Douglas Fairbanks and Merle Oberon.
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The Private Life of Don Juan (United Artists)United Artists1934Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Private Life of Henry VIII, directed by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, and Merle Oberon.
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The Private Life of Henry VIII (United Artists)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Professionals (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Pusher (United Artists)United Artists1961Search on LanternClick here to read

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Pushover (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1954Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Raffles, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starring Ronald Colman and Kay Francis.
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Raffles (United Artists)United Artists1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Rage (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Rain, produced by Joseph M. Schenck, directed by Lewis Milestone, and starring Joan Crawford and Walter Huston.
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Rain (United Artists)United Artists1932Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Ramona, starring Dolores del Rio and Warner Baxter.
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Ramona (United Artists)United Artists1928Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Ramrod, starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.
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Ramrod (United Artists)United Artists1947Search on LanternClick here to read

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Savage! (New World Pictures)New World Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Save the Children (Paramount Pictures)Paramount Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Scream Blacula Scream (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1973Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film, "Secrets," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists. 
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Secrets (United Artists Pressbook)United Artists1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Shaft's Big Score (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1972Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Since You Went Away, produced by David O. Selznick and starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Shirley Temple.
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Since You Went Away (United Artists)United Artists1944Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Slams (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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Slaughter (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1972Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Sleep, My Love, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, and Don Ameche.
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Sleep, My Love (United Artists)United Artists1948Search on LanternClick here to read

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Something Wild (United Artists)United Artists1961Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the films Son of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, two UA re-releases of the classic horror films starring Boris Karloff.
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Son of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein (United Artists)United Artists1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Soul Soldier (The Fanfare Corporation)The Fanfare Corporation1970Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Southerner, directed by Jean Renoir and starring Zachary Scott and Betty Field.
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The Southerner (United Artists)United Artists1945Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Sparrows," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists.
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Sparrows (United Artists)United Artists1926Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Spellbound, produced by David O. Selznick, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.
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Spellbound (United Artists)United Artists1945Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Steamboat Bill, Jr., starring Buster Keaton.
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Steamboat Bill, Jr. (United Artists)United Artists1928Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Stella Dallas (1925), produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starring Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, and Alice Joyce.
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Stella Dallas (United Artists, 1925)United Artists1925Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Stella Dallas (1937), produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed by King Vidor, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, and Anne Shirley.
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Stella Dallas (United Artists, 1937)United Artists1937Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Story of G.I. Joe, based on the activities of Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle during World War II and starring Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum.
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Story of GI Joe (United Artists)United Artists1945Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Struggle (United Artists)United Artists1931Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Suds," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists.
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Suds (United Artists)United Artists1920Search on LanternClick here to read

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Super Fly (Warner Bros.)Warner Bros.1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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Sweet Jesus Preacherman (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Taming of the Shrew (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "taming-of-the-shrew," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists.
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Taming of the Shrew (United Artists)United Artists1929Search on LanternClick here to read

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Teenage Millionaire (United Artists)United Artists1961Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film "Tess of the Storm Country," starring and produced by Mary Pickford and distributed by United Artists.
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Tess of the Storm Country (United Artists)United Artists1922Search on LanternClick here to read

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That Man Bolt (Universal)Universal1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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That Man in Istanbul (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1965Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Thief (United Artists)United Artists1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Thief of Bagdad (United Artists)United Artists1924Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Thing with Two Heads (American International Pictures)American International Pictures1972Search on LanternClick here to read

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A Thousand Clowns (United Artists)United Artists1965Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Tillie's Punctured Romance, a UA re-release of the comedy produced and directed by Mack Sennett and starring Charlie Chaplin and Marie Dressler.
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Tillie's Punctured Romance (United Artists)United Artists1914Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film To Be or Not To Be, produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny.
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To Be or Not To Be (United Artists)United Artists1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Tobruk (Universal)Universal1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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Together Brothers (20th Century Fox)20th Century Fox1974Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Tomorrow, the World!, starring Fredric March, Betty Field, and Agnes Moorehead.
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Tomorrow, the World! (United Artists)United Artists1944Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Topper Returns, starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.
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Topper Returns (United Artists)United Artists1941Search on LanternClick here to read

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To Sir, With Love (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1967Search on LanternClick here to read

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The Trouble with Angels (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1966Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film Tumbleweeds, one of many UA Westerns starring William S. Hart.
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Tumbleweeds (United Artists)United Artists1925Search on LanternClick here to read

Pressbook for the film The Westerner, directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan.
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The Westerner (United Artists)United Artists1940Search on LanternClick here to read

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Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows (Columbia Pictures)Columbia Pictures1968Search on LanternClick here to read

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Willie Dynamite (Universal)Universal1973Search on LanternClick here to read

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The World of Henry Orient (United Artists)