New York: Film Culture, 1957. First edition. 4to, saddle-stapled wraps.
A rare early issue of the long-running publication, not just the most important film journal in America during the post-war period, but a periodical that would also incorporate related arts into it's scope, especially with those issues which were designed by artists associated with Fluxus, pop, and other avant-garde movements.
This issue features a great, great cover, a photograph of a reel of motion picture film in the final stages of deterioration in the vaults of the MOMA film library, along with request for donatiosn for the Film Preservation fund. Also, transcripts from a symposium on the impact of Television on Motion Pictures, which included Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger and others, Amos Vogel (The Limits of Neo-Realism), Lotte H. Eisner on the Style of Rene Clement, a review of 12 Angry Men by Jonathan Baumbach, etc.
A clean, near fine example. Item #26007