The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures: 24th Annual Edition: Alicoate, Jack (Editor) The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures: 24th Annual Edition: Alicoate, Jack (Editor) The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures: 24th Annual Edition: Alicoate, Jack (Editor)

The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures: 24th Annual Edition

Alicoate, Jack (Editor)

Published by The Film Daily, 1942
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cover of silver and gold, heavily embossed with faux leather pattern, title, and Film Daily logo, 1014 pages (somewhat reduced because of the war), about 9x6.5", some random two-color pages throughout, very detailed editorial and advertising indexes running nearly 15 pages. An authoritative and extremely detailed accounting of everything that happened in the motion picture industry during the prior year. Editorial highlights: "The Motion Picture Does Its Bit" section with several articles on the industry's contribution to the war effort, from inspirational shorts to Army training films, the Academy Research Council (by Darryl Zanuck), and USO Camp Shows. Long list of film industry men in the armed forces, listing name, service, and former civilian job (not big name stars but cameramen, bookers, P.R. people, etc.) Film industry statistics; articles on the progress of television, impact of the war on foreign markets, non-theatrical work and labor, geographic premiere exploitation; complete list of Academy Awards since 1928; Film Daily poll of the 5 best male and female performances, and New York film critics best picture selections, phone numbers of studios, independent producers, associations, airlines, hotels and apartments, newspapers and trade publication and fan magazines in New York and Los Angeles; Film Daily poll of the 10 best pictures of 1940; credits for each of the 10-best pictures of 1941 (Gone with the Wind, The Philadelphia Story, Sgt. York, Citizen Kane, etc.); complete list of Film Daily 10 best pictures since 1922; a complete list of feature releases for the year with distributor, running time, cast, and production credits (about 65 pages with 2 columns per page); a complete list of short subject titles released; a list of all serials released since 1920; original book/play versus film titles; a list of 18,618 feature releases since 1915 with title and release date (about 130 pages, 2 columns per page); lists of credits for players, feature directors, short subject directors, producers, cameramen for 1940-1941; ; and that's just highlights of the first half of the book. Extensive advertising for studios, stars, films, and other industry entities (for example, photo ads for Mickey Rooney, Roxie Hart, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn, Gene Autry with Irene Dunne, Abbott and Costello, with more). Ex-library reference section (did not circulate) with reference number at the foot of the spine, edge stamps, front endpaper label with stack reference, and a couple of internal pages with a library marks. Cover shows moderate edge/corner/surface wear, front endpaper hinges starting to split . Internally clean and sound.Not a book club edition (BCE/BOMC); not a print-after-you-order digital reproduction, CD/DVD or E-book copy; no remainder mark, no former owner's signature (fos), no dedication/gift inscription, no price clip, no annotations or underlining/highlighting, no smoke odor, no etc. Domestic shipping includes delivery confirmation/tracking. At 5 pounds this volume weighs double the ABE standard and may require postage above the listed amount, particularly for shipment to non-U.S. destinations. Credit cards and PayPal welcome. Bookseller Inventory # 003509

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Title: The 1942 Film Daily Year Book of Motion ...

Publisher: The Film Daily

Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (As Published)

Edition: 1st Edition

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