Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, . Illustrated With Photographs. First Edition, first printing. Signed presentation from Friedman on the front endpaper: "Au Philippe Garnier, Avec regards et appreciation, Dave Friedman."
Philippe Garnier is a director, journalist, author and translator. He’s been a Libération columnist since 1982, as well as the Hollywood interviewer of the French TV show “Cinéma-Cinémas.” His various books as author include Honni Soit Qui Malibu and Caractères, moindres lumières à Hollywood. Friedman [1923-2011] was a regional marketing man for Paramount Pictures and sensed the money in independent distributing. He started his own company in the 1950s, which mainly produced so-called nudie-cutie films that came close to the legal limits for pornography at the time. This trend was followed by the sexploitation and “roughie” genres, depicting simulated sex with a more violent edge, often horror- or crime-related. Friedman went on to produce in the 1963 film "'Blood Feast," an American exploitation film often considered the first "gore" or "splatter" film. Books signed by Friedman are uncommon. Tall 8vo., imitation black leather in dust jacket; 355 pages. Item #56974
Fine condition in a similar dust jacket.