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    Continuing another of cornershop's threads from the old forum, found by Peter Sellers at the home of Mai Zetterling and Raymond Huntley when he contemplates having an affair with Mai as Only Two Can Play (1961):

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    I couldn't find the edition online, maybe it was made up for the film, but here's one with a nicer cover:

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    Amongst his other works, the author John P. Marquand created the character of Mr. Moto, played in the 20th Century-Fox film series rather differently from the books by Peter Lorre. In the 80s, I foolishly left a hardback edition of Thank You, Mr. Moto in a London taxi and of course never saw it again. I was "so sorry". It's only in the last few years that I've managed to get another copy of the same edition.

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    A strange choice of reading matter in the hotel room of young Angela Douglas in Feet of Clay (1960):

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    The one on the left is this:

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    The pin-up is Angela's boyfriend Jimmy Fuller, played by Brian Smith, who wears the same clothes throughout the film.


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      Grandpapa Felix Aylmer looks concerned at the latest book in the collection of Penelope Ward in The Demi-Paradise (1943):

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      I'm not sure if this is a real book or a Penguin paperback mock-up, but Felix's own make-up in the film looks like it was borrowed from Moore Mariott's Harbottle.


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        Not applicable - wrong thread!
        Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 19th April 2018, 09:34 PM.


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          A holiday read for Julie Andrews in The Tamarind Seed (1974):

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          Turns out to be the "latest" Kingsley Amis:

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          A vintage radio on the cover to identify too!
          Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 19th September 2018, 08:54 PM.


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            Albert Finney's reading matter getting him in the mood as a Gumshoe in 1971:

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            Another Penguin edition:
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