AbeBooks Home

Pages & Proofs

A book blog from the staff at AbeBooks.co.uk

Advanced Search Browse Books Rare Books Textbooks
Advanced Search
Archive | Cinema RSS feed for this section

Collectable lobby cards

Lobby cards are one of the more glamorous types of ephemera listed for sale on AbeBooks. Smaller than movie posters, lobby cards were first used in the early 20th century, to generate buzz and excitement about a new motion picture. Most typically glossy 8X10 on heavy card stock (as opposed to posters), these little promotional […]

Read more

Hobbit 2 trailer released

The Hobbit bandwagon rolls on. The Desolation of Smaug is set to open on December 13.

Read more

John Huston’s Frankie and Johnny

We know John Huston as the influential movie director who gave us The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Key Largo and The Misfits. But before Huston broke into the movie industry as a screenwriter, he was set upon becoming an author. While living a rather wild life in Mexico, Huston wrote a play called Frankie […]

Read more

Collecting books about cinema history

Cinema is a broad genre for collectors. There are autobiographies, memoirs and essays. There are books written by and about countless actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and even stuntmen. History, scandal, innovation and celebrity can be found on page after page. Discover more with our latest feature.

Read more

Winner Takes All by Michael Winner

It was sad to hear about Michael Winner’s death. The movie director, famous for directing Charles Bronson’s Death Wish, was also a restaurant critic and, for someone who loved food, he had some ill-luck while eating in his later years. The director had experienced a run of ill-health since eating a bad oyster on holiday […]

Read more

The weather forecast…in Elvish

A New Zealand TV weatherman does the weather in Elfish. Really, you’d think New Zealand was connected to a major fantasy movie or something!

Read more

Infamous Mark of the Devil vomit bag for sale

AbeBooks sells books but we also sell paper-based ephemera.  One of the more unusual items of ephemera on the site is this vomit bag. It was issued to American cinema audiences watching a controversial 1970 West German movie called Mark of the Devil. Mark of the Devil starred Herbert Lom, whose death was announced earlier […]

Read more

Cover girl Emma Watson

Emma Watson continues her life away from Harry Potter and was the cover girl for the New York Times Style Magazine at the weekend. The Brown University student (with $40 million in the bank) has just finished a year studying at Oxford University while also continuing to act.

Read more

Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby

Flappers ahoy! Here’s the trailer for the forthcoming movie of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and shot in 3D. It’s certainly going to be a pretty movie. I wonder what F Scott Fitzgerald would have made of it.

Read more