‘White Rabbits’ or whatever you are supposed to say on the first of the month for luck but it’s not worked with the weather, where is Flaming June? Certainly not here in the UK but moving on to more important things …….
I’ve sent many a happy hour looking through the eight(?) titles in the Richard J. Anobile series ‘The Film Classics Library’ studying for quizzes but I don’t think any have actually cropped up as questions so far! For those who may not have seen them they consist of thousands of stills from the films plus dialogue and even the start and end credits (quiz goldmine) PAN published four titles under the Picador imprint and Darien House, Flare Books / AVON published another four all of which can be seen HERE There are some variations in the cover stills between the UK and US editions and I’ve just scanned the versions I have. I particularly like the shot in ‘Stagecoach’ where there is a pan following the coach through Monument Valley as I can say I’ve stood on John Ford Point from where he filmed it.
I’ve also found the last of the Cartland titles I knew I had and was looking for last week plus I’ve added ‘Mazes 2’ which eventually arrived in the post but still no sign of ‘Mazes for Fun 4’
I have a collection of 70-80 old books from the film classics library. I’m looking for a collector interested in acquiring the entire collection. Do you know of any interest?
Hi Ronald, Many thanks for getting in touch and I’d love to say this is who you need to contact but unfortunately I only have these because they are published by PAN so form part of the collection. I’ve just had a quick look on a few sellers sites and the prices seem to range from a couple of pounds to some VERY optimistic sellers asking three figures and often for the same title! I think I’ve just done what you’ve done and a search but the majority of hits seem to be sellers and I am surprised there isn’t at least one site specialising in books like that for collectors. I’ll have a look on Facebook as I know there are groups that might be more into this specialised area but the problem is they are usually ones you have to sign up for then you get bombarded for evermore with posts that are not really your thing. So sorry to say I don;t think I’ve been any help but I’m sure someone out there is interested so fingers crossed you find them a good home. All the best, Tim
Please send me the list of the films you have published in ‘The Film Classics Library’. B. Sharouz
Hi, Thanks for your comment but not quite sure what you mean as I don’t publish these titles, that was Picador in the UK and Dain and Flare in the USA. I have just hunted around and found 8 films which I show on this page http://www.tikit.net/Blog/Trap/Film%20Classics.htm If you know of any I’ve missed I would love to see what they are. Hope this is what you are after, Cheers, Tim