Title: Art Films And Photographs: Adult Advertising...
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Collectible-Fine
Art Films and Photographs / Adult Advertising. Late 1930s / Early 1940s. Nine different companies from Chicago and Hollywood - 39 items: Business Letters, Brochures, Small catalogs, announcements, Order Blanks, Business Reply Envelopes. The collection consists of advertising mailings, sent out by nine different "art film and photography" pornography firms. Chicago: Chicago Import Co.; Bantam Productions; Falstaff Productions; Vernon Films Inc. Hollywood: Art Films De Luxe; Art Guild Associates; Novel Arts and Action Products; M. Rosenthal Presenting. Evansville, Ind: The Alpha Company, Art film Division. About six of the companies advertise themselves as "art films and photograph" companies and three are more explicit in their advertising. There appears to be some effort in the advertising not to incur the wrath of censors. None of the advertising is seriously overboard. Descriptions of advertising by individual companies follows = 1] The Alpha Company, Art Film Division, Evansville, Indiana. 1941. 4 items - Form letter from F.L. Spillars, 1941 catalog (4 pages, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch), order blank, and business reply envelope. Advertising eight films for sale, priced between$1.25 and $4.50. One film entitled "Lady Godiva - 1941", the catalog states "Alpha films are intended for . the study of art . Alpha films are not pornographic." 2] Art Films De Luxe. Hollywood, Ca. 1939. 16 items - 7 business letters from M. Cornwell at Art Films Deluxe to Mr. R.E. Schilling at Symons Dry Goods Co., in Butte, Montana regarding a film order. 7 carbon copy letters from Schilling to Art Films de Luxed regarding same. 1 catalog (2 pages, 10x 12 inch) announcing sale on films previously distributed by Screenland Modelettes (12 different films, including "Naughty Co-eds" and "Bat Dance"). 1 notice, signed by Lloyd J. Allen Jr. entitled "A Double War Declared on Hollywood's 8 & 16 mm Nude Art." Weakness to folds in sale announcement. Letters from Art Films De Luxe have "Movieland" map on Back of stationary, copyright E.H. Daniels, 1935. 3] Art Guild Associates. Hollywood, Ca. 1939. 2 items - Announcement from Art Guild Associates announcing close out sale on "Intimate Affairs in a French Convent" . The announcement states due to "complicated circumstances . stock cannot be kept on hand." Order form clipped. 1 carbon copy letter from R.E. Schilling at the Symons Store in Butte, Montana ordering the film. 4] Chicago Import Co. Chicago, Ill. circa.1930s. 3 items - 3 piece mailer. Cover letter offers 10 sets of photos (6 photographs in each set) of girls from around the world, including "Set #10 Mullatto". A half sheet entitled "Beats looking th a Keyhole", offers two more sets of photographs. Another sheet offers the book "Lessons in Love". 5] Bantam Productions. Chicago, Ill. circa.1940. 3 items - 3 piece mailer. Form letter from C. Griffin at Bantam Productions announcing availability of film "The Churlish Ervish" the film is about a 'little Hindu' who by playing his flute can make women disrobe. Accompanying the illustrated brochure (2 pages, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch) offers free flute to anyone ordering the film. Also business reply envelope. 6] Falstaff Productions. chicago, Ill. circa.1930s. 4 items - Form letter signed by AlfredGriffin, Producer, offering four films for sale, plus free handviewer if all four films are purchased. Illustrated brochure (4 pages, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch) describing the four films: "Murder Will Pout", "Birthday Blushes", "Horse Play Honeymoon" and "Shipwrecked". Also order form and business reply envelope. 7] Novel Arts and Auction Products. Hollywood, Ca. circa.1940, 3 items - Form letter with printed signature of F.I. Wilber offering sets of photos, slides and films for sale. One set of photos entitled "Hitch-Hiking Cuties". Also offering a special price on slide viewers. Illustrated brochure (4 pages, 6 x 9 inch) that in addition to listing photos and slides promotes a 3 volume book "Guide to Romance.". Bookseller Inventory # 12452
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