Feel the steam (and the camp!) from this pressbook   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2015.08.02 at 06:55

Current mood: amusedamused

If you ever wondered how a Southeast Asia plantation was created on a Paramount soundstage for Carole Lombard’s 1933 potboiler “White Woman,” this photo helps provide an answer. Lombard and associates weren’t yet aware of the term “camp,” but that future Susan Sontag term oozes throughout this over-the-top production.

Now, a rare souvenir from this film has surfaced — a pressbook. It looks to be from the American release, as there are no British spellings or typically English fonts used. The seller correctly describes the front cover as “stunning with wonderful seductive image of Lombard.”

Shown are “typical inside pages,” with the sensationalistic ad angle used…

…with posters promoted on the back cover.

One senses this pressbook might be more fun than the actual film.

Bidding begins at $24.99, with the auction ending at 8:45 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday. Get in the game by going to http://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-Paramount-White-Woman-Orig-Pressbook-Charles-Laughton-Carole-Lombard-Scarce-/221842152256?hash=item33a6d29b40.

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Posted August 2, 2015 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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