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Photoplay Editions: Rudolph Valentino to Jean Harlow


I love this feature. Today we have movie tie-in editions but there were photoplay edition books in the 1920s and 1930s. Produced to accompany silent films and the early motion pictures of the sound era, photoplay editions showcased the stars of the screen on memorable dust jackets.

From the big and scary like King Kong, Dracula and Frankenstein, to the dreamy and dazzling like Jean Harlow, Rudolph Valentino and Judy Garland, these books would be the point of pride in any collection. Just look at those fantastic covers. Enjoy.

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Beth Carswell

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I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

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