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Rare original film press kit for the 1980 movie "Happy Birthday, Gemini" starring Madeline Kahn, Rita Moreno & Robert Viharo.
Film/movie press kits are promotional tools primarily used to generate publicity (a 'buzz'). A press kit is used to send details of the film to the media & journalists as well as acquisitions executives. Older vintage film press kits from pre-1990 (such as this one) were usually hand-typed and photocopied. A typical press kit will usually contain:
• A professional portfolio folder, usually with the film title & logo
• A complete list of cast and crew (aka 'cast and credits')
• Production Notes (about the film, plot synopsis, etc.)
• Individual Actor Biographies
• Black & White photograph publicity "stills" from the film, usually 8x10s.
• Original authentic 'Happy Birthday, Gemini' outer folder from United Artists production company
• 6-page 'Production Notes' on United Artists letterhead dated 3-4-80
• A complete list of cast and crew from 'Happy Birthday, Gemini'
• Individual Actor Biographies for Madeline Kahn, Alan Rosenberg, Rita Moreno, Sarah Holcomb, Robert Viharo, Timothy Jenkins, Richard Benner and David Marshall Grant
• 14 different 8"x10" B&W glossy photograph stills from the movie
Condition: Very good. Photographs are pristine, like new. Paper may or may not show signs of fading/discolouration due to age. Outer folder has minor creasing and/or rounded corners. Press kit ships inside a plastic sleeve with a thick cardboard 13" x 10½" backing.
BUYER'S TIP: The stills alone sell for up to $20 apiece on eBay/Etsy. This kit alone has 14 stills.