Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

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Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

PostSat Apr 08, 2017 6:37 am

John Gallagher and I are in the final stages of a book on which we've labored for literally decades, "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman."

We are issuing it first as a limited edition -- probably no more than 100 copies. It will be, in essence, our dream version of the book which no publisher would be crazy enough to touch. The book is probably going to exceed 800 pages, with dimensions of 12" x 9", printed in full color throughout and containing hundreds, perhaps more than a thousand, images, including many incredibly rare and previously unpublished production stills.

We actually have a collection of nearly 7000 images to choose from but with all that, we're still light on a few, including "When Husbands Flirt" (1925) and "The Cat's Pajamas" (1926). If you have have stills (or posters or lobbies) that you would be willing to scan at at least 300 dpi, please get in touch.

Please don't point us towards pictures on the Internet. With rare exceptions, those are too low-res to use in a book. And you can assume we've gone to every major archive in the U.S. (and a few elsewhere in the world), scouring their collections. What we're hoping for now is a silent collector or two that we otherwise wouldn't have encountered.

We've devoted a FB page to the upcoming book, if you'd like to check that out.

Thanks very much for any help you can offer.

https://www.facebook.com/wildbillwellman/

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Re: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

PostSat Apr 08, 2017 4:36 pm

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Re: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

PostSun Apr 09, 2017 6:37 am

Yep, this is exactly the kind of still I'm looking for, if it could be published in a book. Sad to say, this can't.
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Re: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

PostSun Apr 09, 2017 11:24 am

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Re: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

PostSun Apr 09, 2017 11:26 am

A novelized version of the movie, including stills.

http://repositori.filmoteca.cat/handle/11091/25518

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