Title: Picturegoer Film Annual 1957-1958
Author: Robert Ottaway, et al.
Year: 1958 (First Edition)
Publisher: Odhams Press Limited
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good
Description: Stunningly illustrated with over 300 black and white and 16 full-colour photographs of such legends as Jayne Mansfield, Yul Brynner, and Marlon Brando, this annual provides a fascinating insight into the world of 1950s Hollywood. Contains over 30 articles (some written by the stars themselves – Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Dirk Bogarde, &c.) and numerous quizzes, plus a beautiful full-page portrait of Audrey Hepburn. A must for any vintage cinema fanatic or filmgoer.
The condition of the book itself is superb, considering is age. The pages are clean, very bright, and completely free from foxing and the binding is very tight. As can be seen in the picture, the dust jacket has a slight crease in the upper left corner, and a 0.5″ × 0.5″ (1.2 cm × 1.2 cm) tear to the right of the crease. The rear of the jacket has some rubbing along the lower edge, and a pronounced 1.5″ (3¾ cm) crease stemming from the centre edge. General rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine, plus a 1″ (2.5 cm) crease on the latter. There is also a very minimal (0.1″/3 mm tear to the top of the inner flap). Other than that, there is no foxing, discolouration or other damage to the jacket. Hasn't been price-clipped and bears original price of 11/6 on inside flap. No date of publication given, but assumed to date from 1958.
Measures 10.2″ × 7.6″ (25.5 cm × 19 cm). 4to.