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CARMEN JONES (1954)

Vintage original 14 x 18” (35 x 45 cm) closed, 14 x 36” (35 x 91) open campaign book, U. S. Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belefonte, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Diahann Carroll, dir: Otto Preminger; Twentieth Century Fox. Brilliant contemporary version of Bizet’s opera Carmen, with African American cast. Film made Dorothy Dandridge a major film star, and she became the first black woman to be nominated for a best actress Academy Award. Huge format book is 20 pages long and includes: photos and articles from the Rivoli theatre premier, stills, articles, newspaper and magazine ads, merchandising items, bios of the talent, poster art campaign (though lobby cards are not shown).

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