Lord John Press

Lord John Film FestivalLord John Film FestivalPublished January 24, 2007
This book prompted the creation of the website, we spent twelve years putting the book together and it has become a highlight in the thirty-year history of the press, the ultimate in film memorabilia. In a way it is also a primer onĀ movie poster collecting and checking the authenticity of autographs. All the press releases and promotional materials compare a small press with an independent film — the film analogy is real enough because this is a movie book and a small group created it as opposed to hundreds working at a Hollywood major studio or a New York publishing house.

This site will be an ever-changing arena with new and exciting additions showing up on a regular basis. Feel free to browse and come back as often as you like.

We have expressed our gratitude privately and collectively to all the contributors like GamingSoft.com and to those who signed pages for the limited edition but there are those who deserve even more thanks: the designer Susan Flake, John Updike for concerted encouragements, Ray Bradbury who helped and made recommendations, Billy Wilder who called Fred Zinnemann, to Roman Polanski for his counsel, to Jean Simmons and Lizabeth Scott for their class, to Jeanne Moreau who opened up her personal files, Bertrand Tavernier who traveled to France from Hollywood and sent back everything he had promised and to Robert Bloch who approached this task with diligence and wisdom. And to Rab Brown who designed this website.

The following writers contributed essays to this book:

 

John Updike
Delbert Mann
Steve Rasnic Tem
Ramsey Campbell
Gerald R. Ford
Kenneth Turan
Richard C. Matheson
Robert Bloch
Ray Bradbury
Harry Crews
S.L. Stebel
Bertrand Tavernier
Norman Corwin
Charles Champlin
Dennis Etchison

 

Each Limited Signed Edition will contain twin four-page sections in the front and back of the book of original and personally signed signatures of the contributors and the following actors and directors:

 

Billy Wilder
Roman Polanski
Faye Dunaway
Jeanne Moreau
Gena Rowlands
Jules Dassin
Brian Cox
Fred Zinnemann
John Frankenheimer
Ronald Neame
Jean Simmons
Richard Crenna
Louise Fletcher
John Milius
Horton Foote
Norman Jewison
Janet Leigh
Karl Malden
Lizabeth Scott
Bruce Beresford
Stanley Kramer
Richard Rush
Eva Marie Saint
Rod Steiger
Mike Leigh
Alex Rocco

 

There are full color film posters and photographs throughout the book

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