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    Howard Hughes personal deluxe Hell's Angels premiere program with Grauman's Chinese Theater Police Line Pass. 56-page leather-bound World Premier program for Hell's Angels, Howard Hughes' World War I aviation epic. Given to VIPs on opening night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on May 27, 1930. Measuring 9 x 11.75 in., the cover features embossed border design by famed aviation illustrator Clayton Knight, depicting film title with British biplane and pilot plummeting to Earth. Content includes, "Howard Hughes' $4,000,000 Spectacle", Sid Grauman intro, and photos of cast and crew. Also contains an article describing production, and many congratulatory ad pages. Comes with Howard Hughes' personal police line pass, being a 2.5 x 7 in. golden ribbon reading, "Police Line Pass / World Premiere / 'Hell's Angels' Tuesday Evening / May 27th / Grauman's / Chinese Theater / Capt. James McDowell / Commanding Hollywood Division". Hughes staged arguably the greatest Hollywood premier in history for his WWI epic. For the star-studded event, thousands of spectators jammed Hollywood Boulevard as a formation of World War I biplanes flew overhead and stuntmen parachuted onto the crowded street. Interior vellum end pages exhibit chipping to edges with single 2.25-in. tear. Both program and police pass in overall fine condition. From the personal collection of Howard Hughes.

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    July, 2020
    23rd Thursday
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