Collection of Film / Movie & Music – Memorabilia with rare, inscribed/signed books, photographs and promotional ephemera as well as related materials from the private library of Lord David Puttnam and few other sources. The collection includes a large amount of international publications and important monographs on the History of Film and Movies and also several signed Vinyl-Records by early friends of David Puttnam (Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand etc.) together with some publications on Literature, History, Photography. Also included are several amazing association-copies from David Puttnam’s time as producer at Columbia Studios; like a signed and spectecularly inscribed book by important Director Spike Lee, Director and friend Alan Parker etc. etc. We list here a few items but the complete list of items, described in detail and photographed, will be visible over time on our website under “Libraries & Collections”. Among the titles are for example: 1. A xeroxed copy of the second draft of “Chariots of Fire”, which David Puttnam signed in 2019 and to which he added a wonderful manuscript note and story of the Script: “This is a very interesting early Draft of ‘Chariots of Fire’ – A year later we started shooting the film in Cambridge – Almost exactly two years later the film won the BAFTA Best Picture Award and a few weeks later The ‘Oscar’ ! – Colin Welland also won for Best Screenplay that same evening. Reading this you can see why. Regards – David Puttnam”/ 2. Collection of signed vintage Vinyl owned by Lord David Puttnam, signed and inscribed Records by famous artists and musicians like Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, Jean-Michel Jarre as well as soundtracks of his own films (included are Local Hero [not signed by Mark Knopfler but signed by David Puttnam], Midnight Express) etc. / 3. Amazing, absolutely wonderful association copy of Alan Parker’s “Cartoon Version” of his movie “Evita” with which he thanked his cast and crew. This being a personally inscribed copy from Alan Parker to his friends David & Patsy Puttnam. Accompanied by a two-page letter, signed by Parker and citing a quote of David Puttnam reflecting on his own experiences in the movie-business with a bit of ironic advice for his friend Alan Parker on how to exit the movie-business. / 4. Collection of books by writers befriended to David Puttnam, often signed and/or inscribed (Nick Hornby – Fever Pitch / Edna O’Brien – Time and Tide etc.) / 5. Collection of monographs and biographies on and by Actors, Directors, Film and Movie-MakingTechnique, Sociology of Film etc. etc. / 6. Large collection of photographical stills as well as portraits of Directors on set during the act of directing, etc. etc.
London / UK / USA, c.1968-1996. Octavo. Original Hardcover with the rare illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.