Wings (based on the Paramount Picture) Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay

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Author Name: Saunders, John Monk

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Edition 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Publisher New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927

Seller ID A33875

B&W Photographs; Based on the Paramount Picture directed by William A. Wellman. Includes black & white stills from the movie starring Charles Rogers and Clara Bow. This is a First edition of the photoplay edition which was issued to coincide with the premiere of the movie. This book is in Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in solid condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine of the book hasspotting and some biopredation which has removed the color from the cloth in patches. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the reverse of the frontispiece, and the rear endpaper has a largish triangular chip missing from the bottom edge. The movie, upon which this photoplay is based, was the winner of the very first Best Movie Oscar. "The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience, although Richard Arlen and John Monk Saunders had also served in the war as military aviators. The film was shot on location on a budget of $2 million at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas between September 7, 1926 and April 7, 1927. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps which were brought in for the filming and to provide assistance and supervision. Wellman extensively rehearsed the scenes for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel over ten days with some 3500 infantrymen on a battlefield made for the production on location."

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