Thursday, May 25, 2017

Collectibles: Los Films del Far-West Spanish film booklets

As with the Biblioteca Film Spanish film booklets, Los Films del Far-West was also a series of film booklets although genre directed and published by Las Grandes Obras Modernas, Barcelona, Spain, during the 1920's and 1930's. Being a silent film western star, Tom Tyler was given considerable attention in this series, with each film booklet measuring 6 1/4” x 8 7/8” in size, 15 pages long complete with film scenes inside. The paper quality is thin, similar to that used in newspapers. Movies with Tom Tyler in this series include: “The Texas Tornado”, “Terror Mountain”, “The Desert Pirate”, “The Phantom of the Ranch” (1928), “Tyrant of Red Gulch”, “The Pride of Pawnee”, and many others. These film booklets were sold to cinema patrons, and have become valuable as film collectibles. Below are a few Tom Tyler film booklets belonging to this series:

The Phantom of the Ranch, 1928

The Desert Pirate, 1927

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