Book! I meant book!
As is my custom when out scouring the shops and antique malls for movie memorabilia I snap a ton of pictures and often focus on movie/book tie ins. Here’s the latest edition of what the camera on my cell phone has accumulated.
1963’s cover art for Brando’s latest release.
Jack Lemmon has a taste for the ladies in this comedy of the same year, 1963.
Sticking with Jack, maybe this comedy opposite Virna Lisi is more to your liking.
When Bette Davis met Paul Henreid and melted the hearts of movie goers in 1942.
Why not an adventure with the singing cowboy, Gene Autry?
Consider the possibilties….. hmmmm. And what’s this about again? I’ve still never seen this movie. Any fans?
Christopher Lee on the cover means I not only snapped the picture but handed over my dollar.
Gary Cooper’s entry for 1958 comes from a National Book Award Winner.
I guess if you’re a fan of author Wilbur Smith, you’ll have an opinion of the films starring Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Rod Taylor and Jim Brown.
I can still recall seeing this one on it’s network TV debut. Just another reason I always liked James Brolin movies of the era.
I’m a fan of this 1970 release that pits Connery and Harris against each other.
There’s a whole lot of talent inside these pages for just .35 cents.
Again here’s another find that found it’s way to my shelf due to the fact that I collect most nostalgic items featuring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. Near mint condition which made my day.
Now in closing let me explain before I give anyone out here the wrong impression. If you’ve visited Mike’s Take on occasion you know I collect specific subjects and genres of movie memorabilia. No I don’t make a habit of collecting old magazines one might have considered risqué. You know, the kind that Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce loved to have by his bedside in the “swamp.” No sir but I do collect all things that have to do with Hammer Films and here are a couple of magazines that literally leapt off an antique dealers display case into my eager hands. Or did I leap at them?
That’s Ursula Andress in She on the cover of this 1965 edition of “Modern Man Quarterly.” A definite throwback to simpler times and healthy looking volleyball players. The other cover is the October 1970 edition of Playboy featuring the Collinson twins. So who out there knows why I added this Hugh Hefner special to my collection of Hammer goodies?
a) I kept looking at that first cover wondering what your dog had to do with it…took me a few seconds to clue in! b) Speaking of James Brolin movies of the era, did you ever see the TV movie ‘Trapped’? I remember loving it as a kid, but haven’t seen it since. c) Why did you add that Hugh Hefner special to your collection? Well, I’m guessing because the Collinson twins were naked in it? Or maybe because they were in ‘Twins of Evil’. Of course, depending on what ‘twins’ we’re talking about, perhaps ‘evil’ is not the right word to describe them…
I almost snuck my boy into that one with a little help from some photoshop. I did see that Brolin film where he was trying to stay away from those Dobermans. Would like to see it again. Might have to check youtube. Ahh yes, The Twins of Evil. One of my favorite 70’s Hammer outings. A wholesome set of twins led astray by Hugh and vampires. Thankfully Peter Cushing on hand to set things straight.
The two Jack Lemmon memorabilia’s are indeed classics.
If I have to choose I’d go with How to Murder Your Wife. Have both here on DVD.
Love the OK Corral covers.And Now Voyager. Great idea to photograph these book covers.
That OK Corral book jumped off the shelf when I spotted it into my hands. A nice find and really just short western stories within and scattered photos from the movie.
“The Ugly American’ (1963) is a good film (that would have been better without Brando), based on a superb book. (Vietnam was another failed attempt at Amerian empire building, and both the book and the film are as apt now as they were when they came out respectively in 1958 and 1963.) ‘Now Voyager’ (1942) is essentially entertaining tosh, with a stupid ending: the idea of Henreid’s staying with his bitch of a deranged wife is absurd, as is Claude Rains’s telling Miss Davis and Henreid, that they are: ‘on probation’ – presumably meaning that they must not sleep together, because Bette is looking after her paramour’s rather awful daughter! ‘Ten North Frederick’ (1958) is an excellent film, although not entirely true to the book on which it is based. The film is at once revealing of human character, and moving. The entire cast – notably Geraldine Fitzgerald – turn in first-rate performances.
Thanks for chipping in the novels and how they compare. I’ve yet to actually see Ten North Frederick. Seems to be a rare one but recently turned up on blu so might have to score a copy.
Book to Film can be tricky, sometimes they’re fairly faithful to the book in terms of the original author’s intention, and other times they diverge very left field to the point only the very basic plot line remains.
I so rarely read a book anymore that’s been turned into a movie. I generally alternate between a history book/bio and a novel. Only thing recently I read that was turned into a film is Monuments Men and the movie did it’s best to capture what it could out of a big canvas that the book was.
Just wondering what the content of Christopher Lee’s X Certificate was like? Thanks.
Short tales of terror using Lee as a selling feature. By this time he was a like a product when it came to horror and could be marketed as such which is ironic since he was trying to distance himself with his movie choices once he finally quit Hammer in the late 70’s.
Love these all book covers. I even buy books that focus on such covers.
Agreed, I’m always on the hunt for these old movie tie-ins. Satisfies the collector inside of me.
Plus the books that never ended up on the screen. I remember the tag “Soon to be a Major Motion Picture” was often premature. Other times it was the only reason a book made it into paperback.