[Program for the 1943 film FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, With Tickets for The "Million Dollar War Bond Premiere"]

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.

Price: $250.00

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