The Joy Luck Club Press Book
Burbank, Hollywood Pictures, (n.d.). The press book for the film adaptation of Tan's bestselling first novel, for which Tan co-wrote the screenplay. Printed cardstock folder containing five 8" x 10" glossy pages with 18 images and a 43-page booklet with production information and biographies of cast and crew. Tan is represented with a bio and also in the "Origins of the Project" section, in which she is quoted on her initial feelings of reluctance, which were overcome by meeting director Wayne Wang; her thoughts on meeting co-writer Ronald Bass, whose idea it was to have Tan join him in crafting the screenplay; and her impression that her lack of experience in filmmaking worked to her favor. The photos and booklet are fine, in a near fine folder. Also laid in is a handwritten, graded essay on the book from a school in Hong Kong. Uncommon, and an informative look at Tan's experience with Hollywood, providing information and perspective that does not appear elsewhere. [#031762] SOLD
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