After the Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett (story); W. S. Van Dyke (director); William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart (actors). After the Thin Man. London: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, [circa 1936]. Original pressbook for the English release. Folio (14.5 x 9.75 inches; 368 x 247 mm.). Unpaginated; 4 leaves, printed in blue. In-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding, in the original illustrated wrappers, printed in blue and reddish-orange. Staples somewhat rusty with light associated discoloration to the wrappers and text; spine very lightly worn; corners a little softened; trace faint rubbing. Near fine. The follow up to a wildly successful adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's 1934 novel, The Thin Man, featuring Nick and Nora Charles, whose success spawned not only a six-film series that lasted until 1947 but also a host of knockoffs (such as Mr. and the ex-Mrs. Bradford and Joel and Garda Sloane). (#10019).