PoKempner, Marc (Photographer); Algren, Nelson (Contribution) & Other Contributing Photographers. FILM: THE ILLINOIS FILM LOCATION GUIDE. Chicago, IL: Authority Of The State Of Illinois, 1991. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 75 pages. Fine. Signed.

Rare Marc PoKempner and Chicago-iana collectible item. A fine copy of "Film: The Illinois Film Office Location Guide". The first and only edition. Published in a one-time-only print run as a softcover original only. Made exclusively for Hollywood and International film producers and location scouts. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Kym Abrams Design: Oversize-volume format. Black softcovers with white title embossed on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Marc PoKempner and other contributors. Text excerpts by Nelson Algren. Printed on pristine-white, glossy stock paper in Chicago, Illinois to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Film: The Illinois Film Location Guide". Dazzling: Black-and-white and color photographs of Chicago by Marc PoKempner and other photographers. Evocative, riveting, and vibrant images of landmarks, places, and people that capture the ambience and beauty of the city and surrounding environs. Whoever came up with the idea was a genius: Instead of commissioning new, tourist-y photographs of the city to promote it to Hollywood and International film location scouts, as is the habit, the state gathered together and reproduced existing photographs (culled from Chicago galleries, various sources, and private collections), all of them taken freely and independently by Chicago-based photographers, who know the city best, and care about it the most. Seven of Marc PoKempner's iconic photographs are among 70 images that showcase Chicago, adjacent surburbs, and small towns for consideration by film producers. An absolute "must-have" title for Marc PoKempner and Chicago-iana collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on his first Contribution by Marc PoKempner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 70 plates. Some of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARC POKEMPNER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $80.00

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