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Hell's Angels.

Western Lithograph Company, nd [1930]. First Edition. Hardcover. Howard Hughes was shooting Hell's Angels as a Silent film when suddenly the Talkies stormed Hollywood. Hughes decided to completely reshoot Hell's Angles as a Talkie, but could not use his Swedish star due to her accent. Instead, he chose an unknown Chicago socialite as his new star: Jean Harlow. She was a sensation and defined the sexy leading lady until, perhaps, Marilyn Monroe hit the screen. A very scarce promotional booklet for the WWI epic widely considered revolutionary in its scope of production. Includes stills from the film, biographies of all the stars, details of production and background to the story and shooting. Very Good+. Minor shelf/edge wear, upper tips through, slightly loose in boards, else bright and clean. Black cloth spine, gold paper boards, black ink lettering and decorative elements, printed endpages. 12mo. np. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #8149

Price: $450.00

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