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1 CZECH FILMS OF THE 1960S Ceskolovensky Film SHF
Bratislava, Czechoslavkia Ceskolovensky Film 1964 
First Edition. A remarkable handmade book specially made for presentation with 20 interior original black and white photographs (7 3/4 inches high by 10 inches wide) of films produced in Czechoslavakia during 1962 -1964. The photographs are mounted back to back on thick paper board pages, each linen hinged, making a thick book (1 3/4 inches). Presented by the Director of Ceskolovensky Film Company to a colleague with a inscription written in English decoratively calligraphed on an early blank. Inscribed: “To____. On the occasion of your first visit to the Slovak Film Company in Bratislava, Capital of Slovakia and looking forward to a happy and harmonious cooperation in the future. With fond memories of the many pleasant hours we spent together and best wishes. The Director of the Czechoslovak Film in Bratislava. May 16, 1964” The titles of the films shown in the photographs are Janosik, Havrania Cesta, Slnko V Sieti, Boxer A Smirt, Vyhybka, Trio Angelos, Tvar V Okne, Kto Si Bez Viny, Kazdy Tyzden 7 Dni, Archimedov Zakon. The photographs were taken by G. Skoumalova, Z. Minacova, M. Kordos, K. Shoumal, A. Podstrasky. The titles and photographers are listed on a special printed colophon page at the rear of the book. The book is bound in full gray linen cloth with an additional original glossy black & white photograph mounted on the front cover showing the studio sound stage in production with many overhead lights. The book (8 inches high by 11 inches wide) has the title stamped on the spine and is enclosed in a matching full gray linen cloth clamshell box (9 1/4 inches tall by 12 1/4 inches wife by 2 1/4 inches thick) with the title stamped on the cover. The clamshell box has wear and soiling, some fraying and dents, and the corners of the front board have some rounding wear, otherwise very good. The book, itself, has a few faint spots otherwise is in very good condition, with the interior photographs themselves in excellent condition. The 1960s was the great Renaissance in Czechoslovakian film which was even more remarkable as it flowered under the oppression of the Soviet Union. This is an impressive and striking book that is a terrific reminder of that very creative time. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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