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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-2003
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Pressbooks are promotional material created by film producers to market films. These books usually contain a small synopsis of the plot, often in two or three languages, commonly English, Hindi, Urdu and sometimes a regional language like Gujarati, depending on the perceived audience for the movie. Since almost all of these movies were musicals, the lyrics to film-songs are a key feature of these booklets.This collection consists of multi-lingual cinema pressbooks that accompanied the release of films produced in India from 1929 to 2003. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
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Indian cinema pressbooks
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PUSp.Print Collection 56
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1929-2003
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Pressbooks are promotional material created by film producers to market films. These books usually contain a small synopsis of the plot, often in two or three languages, commonly English, Hindi, Urdu and sometimes a regional language like Gujarati, depending on the perceived audience for the movie. Since almost all of these movies were musicals, the lyrics to film-songs are a key feature of these booklets.This collection consists of multi-lingual cinema pressbooks that accompanied the release of films produced in India from 1929 to 2003. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Motion pictures. Pressbooks (theatre manuals) Printed ephemera