'Keybooks' were compiled by all the major studios during the 'Golden Era' of Hollywood (1920s-1960s) and consisted of beautifully printed black and white photographs which chronologically outlined the entire plot of the film. These stills were then bound into leather binders embossed with the film title and date. The term 'keybook' likely derived from the fact that the stills depicted 'key' scenes. After filming was finished, the main cast, crew and production teams usually received these keybooks as mementos of their work. The following fifteen lots were Ronald Colman's personal keybooks; ones which he proudly displayed on his library shelves.
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL, 1947
RONALD COLMAN KEYBOOK FROM "A DOUBLE LIFE"
Universal International, 1947
The actor's own keybook filled with one-hundred and twenty-six original print black and white photographs from virtually every scene of the film that garnered him a 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' Academy Award. Mounted to linen and housed in a black leather binder embossed with A Double Life/1947 on the spine, images depict Colman, Shelley Winters, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien and Ray Collins among others who starred in this masterful film noir directed by George Cukor.
Photograph Size: 7 x 9 inches