Lord John Press
|Lord 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 on 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:
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:
There are full color film posters and photographs throughout the book