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Original film press kit for the 1986 contemporary adventure movie "The Manhattan Project" starring John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Richard Council, Cynthia Nixon.
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 'The Manhattan Project' outer folder from Twentieth Century Fox film production company
• 7-page booklet for cast, crew, credits and 'thank list'
• A one-page "Announcement Story" info sheet (for press)
• 36-page "Production Information" booklet which includes synopses, biographies etc.
• 4 different 8"x10" B&W glossy photograph stills from the movie; includes original brown paper bag that is stamped 'The Manhattan Project mini set 4 stills".
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 4 stills.