An affectionate pictorial history of those fantastic films of the '40s; with fond recollections of the best Saturday afternoon serials, Illustrated with over 260 stills.



Alan G. Barbour, Collier Books, New York, 1971, Softcover, 176 pages, First Edition


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Nostalgia so rich you can taste the popcorn, feel the thrills!


A Thousand and One Delights is a highly personal pictorial history of movie-going fun in the forties. Here the famous stars --- Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Abbott and Costello, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, W. C. Fields, John Wayne, and many more --- once again face peril and misadventure, delighting the escapist hearts of thousands. These are the fun films, whose rousing plots stirred the imaginations of their viewers --- Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Hold That Ghost, Four Feathers, Drums, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Ape Man, Isle of the Dead, Whistling in the Dark, The Road to Morocco, The Masked Marvel, and Bells of San Angelo.


In the words of Alan Barbour: "After my first book of movie nostalgia, Days of Thrills and Adveventure, was published, one of the nicest things said about it was in the review in Playboy magazine: the reviewer states simply that 'the author's enthusiasim is contagious.' More than anything else, that is what I hope to convey to the readers in this book as well - the enthusiasim I had as a youngster each time I made the weekly journey to my favourite theater to see the films you'll discover, perhaps for the first time, in these pages."



Condition: Good, Books cover has some marks but has been protected, pages are off white.

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