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    1930 Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels" Souvenir Book Quoting from the first page of the book, "'Hell's Angels' is unquestionably the most unusual and sensational picture in the history of the film industry. It was produced and directed by a boy who was only 23 years old when he started shooting the picture and who had only one thought in mind -- to make the greatest picture of all time." Of course, this "boy" was the young millionaire filmmaker, Howard Hughes. His uncle, Rupert Hughes, was a screenwriter for Samuel Goldwyn and Hughes went to Hollywood in 1926 with a desire to make movies. He hired top-notch talent and signed a distribution deal with United Artists. Hell's Angels started out to be a silent film, but, after Hughes put a young Jean Harlow under contract, he re-worked many of the scenes and turned it into a talkie. One of the most famous movie quotes ever is from Jean Harlow, as Helen, saying "Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?" Although the film was well-accepted and very successful, Hughes lost money on it; he spent over $3.8 million to make it! Offered here is an original souvenir book from the film with full cast and crew lists, photographs, plot summary and production information. It is approximately 5.5" x 6.5" in size and in fine condition save for mounting traces on the back board and some loose pages inside. An excellent item from this early epic film.

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