Visit our Shop on ETSY - ETSY.COM/CA/SHOP/CaribooCollectibles
Rare original film press kit for the 1984 movie "The Stone Boy" starring Robert Duvall, Frederick Forrest, Glenn Close & Wilford Brimley.
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.
• Generic Twentieth Century Fox outer folder
• 31-page booklet' with cast, crew, credits, storyline, synopsis, and biographies
• Special page about opening dates/venues in Vancouver with a handwritten note
• 7 different 8"x10" B&W glossy photograph stills from the movie with brown envelope dated 1983
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 7 stills.