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The Boy Friend [Boyfriend] (Original film program from the 1971 film) by  Max Adrian (starring)  Christopher Gable - 1971 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

The Boy Friend [Boyfriend] (Original film program from the 1971 film)

by Russell, Ken (director, screenwriter); Sandy Wilson (screenwriter); Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian (starring)

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London: Russflix / MGM, 1971. Original full-color film program for the 1971 film "The Boy Friend." Though not noted in any way, this copy belonged to screenwriter, director, and film ephemera collector Leonard Schrader. Hal Erickson: "The Boy Friend" began life as Sandy Wilson's small-scale pastiche of British musical comedies of the 1920s. When the play was brought to America in 1954, its star was the teenage Julie Andrews. Because the musical required a minimum of sets, props, and costumes, it became a favorite of amateur theater groups throughout the world. But director Ken Russell, notorious for his onscreen excesses, abandoned the film's simplicity, fashioning a humongous parody of the Busby Berkeley film musicals of the 1930s, staged on a scale that made Berkeley seem stylistically modest. Fashion model Twiggy plays Polly Browne, an aspiring musical comedy star, working as stage manager of a production. She is transformed into a star when she replaces leading lady Rita Monroe (Glenda Jackson, unbilled), who twists her ankle seconds before the curtain goes up. Christopher Gable, who plays Polly's on-stage leading man, also choreographed the lavish musical numbers. 8.5 x 11 inches (22 x 28 cm). Near Fine.


  • Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 137054
  • Title: The Boy Friend [Boyfriend] (Original film program from the 1971 film)
  • Author: Russell, Ken (director, screenwriter); Sandy Wilson (screenwriter); Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian (starring)
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Russflix / MGM
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1971
  • Keywords: Film Programs | Film Ephemera | 1970s Cinema | Comedy | Musical | Directors
  • Bookseller catalogs: Film Ephemera; Comedy; Film Programs; Directors; Musical;


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