Title: The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion ...
Publisher: The Film Daily, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1946
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (As Published)
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover of dark brown and gold, heavily embossed with faux leather pattern, title, and Film Daily logo, 1056 pages, about 9x6.5", some random two-and three-color pages throughout, very detailed editorial and advertising indexes running 13 pages. A 5-pound, authoritative, and extremely detailed accounting of everything that happened in the motion picture industry during the prior year. Editorial highlights : special purposes films, television developments of 1945, story material for Hollywood (atomic bomb, psychological themes, plays and novels) , foreign film markets, status and use of color, the labor scene. Members of the film production industry who died in the service in the last year of WWII. Film industry statistics; statistical report on the industry at war, movies at war 1945; complete list of Academy Awards since 1928; "Filmdom's Famous Fives" -- the 5 best performances by male lead and supporting actors and feminine lead and supporting actresses plus five best directors, screenplays, photographers, and "finds" of the year (Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Cornel Wilde). National Board of Review And New York Film Critics Awards, Film Daily poll of the 10 best pictures of 1945 ; credits for each of the 10-best pictures (Wilson, a Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Keys of the Kingdom National Velvet, Anchors Aweigh, etc.); complete list of Film Daily 10 best pictures since 1922; a completely new section on television, including developments, stations, networks, and statistics; a list of feature releases for the year with distributor, running time, cast, and production credits (about 35 pages with 2 columns per page); a original book/play versus film titles; a list of 20,488 feature releases since 1915 with title and release date (over 75 pages, 2 columns per page); lists of credits for players, feature directors, short subject directors, producers, cameramen, writers, composers; 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 Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Jose Iturbi, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Ginger Rogers, Robert Cummings, Gregory Peck, Robert Young, Virginia Bruce, and 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. Original owner's name written at top of front free endpaper. Cover shows light edge/corner wear, front endpaper hinge paper splitting but attached and sound. 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 annotations or underlining/highlighting, no smoke odor, no etc. Domestic shipping includes delivery confirmation/tracking. At 5 pounds, this volume weighs in excess of the ABE standardand may require postage above the listed amount, particularly for shipment to non-U.S. destinations. Credit cards and PayPal welcome. Bookseller Inventory # 003513
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