New York: Paramount Pictures, 1943. First Edition. Wraps. 4to. Publisher's original wraps. Minor edgewear. [with]: Two tickets printed on stiff card, measuring 7" x 3.75" approx. with trace edgewear. Near fine overall. Near fine. Item #16812
A souvenir program in exceptional condition for Paramount's technicolor epic, FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, based on Ernest Hemingway's novel of the Spanish Civil War. The top-grossing film of 1943, BELL was also used as a propaganda effort for the war effort, as demonstrated by accompanying tickets. With a face value of $500 per ticket, the event was designed to sell $1 million in war bonds in a single evening. An interesting example of Hollywood's extensive involvement in the war effort and a scarce group of ephemeral Hemingwayana.