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The Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection for Chinese Film Studies

Books 电影书籍

The Fonoroff Collection contains 4,370 monographic publications related to Chinese film, dating from the 1920s into the 2000s, and encompassing a variety of types: published screenplays and shooting scripts, some of them annotated; souvenir booklets dedicated to one or two particular movies and published by the studios that produced them or the leading theaters that showed them; novels and novelettes based on films; historical and critical works on film; and reference works on film. Original editions of the earlier novels are especially scarce, even in China; they exist in Western collections generally in reprint editions only. Souvenir booklets are equally scarce and are particularly valuable when they feature a film that has not survived.