Items relating to the release of Ken Russell's 1971 film "The Boy Friend" are now harder to find and are hot collectables.
The original play was written by Sandy Wilson and was a firm favourite with amateur theatrical groups.
In the 1970s, Ken Russell developed this simple play about British musical comedies of the 1920s and added his own flamboyant vision to his film production. His excesses were influenced by earlier Busby Berkeley Hollywood musicals of the 30s. The sets and costumes are just glorious.
The film starred a youthful Twiggy, the handsome Christopher Gable (also the choreographer) and Glenda Jackson, Barbara Windsor, Brian Murphy etc amongst others.
On offer here are two rare film programmes which you would have purchased as a souvenir from the cinema when you went to see the film. Both measure about 28 x 21 cm
The slightly larger and thicker brochure or film guide (with the psychedelic image on the front and back cover) has lots of stills from the film details of the cast, credits and behind the scenes details on the making of the movie - it has 20 pages. It is in very good vintage condition with no damages.
The smaller programme is even rarer and features a caricature of a flapper on the front cover - it is more of a fold-out pamphlet - with the front cover - a synopsis of the story in the inside and on the back cover are details of the cast; the girls; the boys and the Credits (good condition, a couple of tiny brown dots on the back to the bottom edge but no other issues).
These two programmes are probably for specialist collectors of movie memorabilia or items relating to Twiggy or the great Ken Russell.
A fair price for these rare film souvenir brochures.