Michael Curtiz personal casting book| Call Bureau Classification
c. 1930-1937
11.5 in HIGH x 9.625 in WIDE x 1.25 in DEEP
(29.21 cm HIGH x 24.45 cm WIDE x 3.17 cm DEEP)

Stamped in metallic gold ink at the lower proper left corner of the front cover "Property of Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc.

The exterior of this book is black leatherette. The title "Call Bureau Classification" is worn off. The first page of this book reads: "Copies of this Classification are not for sale but are intended for distribution only to the casting directors whose names appear on the following page and to their respective studios. The use of this Classification or any part thereof by any other person is forbidden; all rights hereto, including the right to copy or reprint all or any part hereof, being hereby expressly reserved." Page 3: "This Classification has been prepared by the following committee of casting directors: William Perlberg - Columbia Pitures Corporation; Ralph W. Nelson - Educational Studio, Inc.; Phil Friedman - Fox Film Corporation; James Ryan - Fox Hollywood Studio; Robert McIntyre - Samuel Goldwyn Inc., Ltd.; Rex Bailey - Harold Lloyd Corporation; Ben Piazza - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.; Fred Datig - Paramount Productions, Inc.; Fred Schuessler - RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc.; Lawrence Tarver - Hal E. Roach Studio, Inc.; Robert Webb - United Artists Studio Corp.; David Werner - Universal Pictures Corp.; Maxwell Arnow - Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., First National Pictures, Inc.; William Maybery - Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., First National Pictures, Inc." Page 5: "This Classification is the third of three volumes which have been prepared by a committee consisting of casting directors whose names appear on the foregoing page. It was prepared at their suggestion in the hope that it would be of some assistance to them and to the companies whom they represent. The classifications with reference to each player may not in some cases seem to be accurate or complete, but in each instance represent the opinion of a majority of such of the members of the committee as were present at the time the name was considered...." "INDEX, Last Three Pictures--Men, Last Three Pictures--Women, Up-to-date information may be obtained by calling HOLLYWOOD 7921." "PHOTOGRAPHS, Young Women - page 125-162A, Older Women - 165-182, Children--Girls - 185-188, Japanese and Chinese Women - 191-192, Colored Women - 193-194, Younger Men - 196-250, Older Men - 252-278, Children--Boys - 208-283A, Colored Men - 284-285A, Chinese and Japanese Men - 286-290." The larger groupings of players is broken down within each classification, i.e. "Heavies," "Character," "Foreign," "Comediennes" and "Comedians," etc. Pages 9-18A list the players in alphabetical order and the page number; then there is a greater breaking down of classifications, i.e. "Ingenues," "Ingenues--Leading Women," "Ingenues--Heavies," "Ingenues--Character Women--Young," "Ingenues--Comediennes," etc. On page 125 begin the images. Some of the better known faces include: Gracie Allen, Judith Anderson, George Arliss, Jean Arthur, Fred Astaire, Mary Astor, Lew Ayres, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Freddie Bartholomew, Warner Baxter, Matthew ("Stymie") Beard, Noah Beery, Jr., Noah Beery, Sr., Wallace Beery, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Beulah Bondi, Clara Bow, William Boyd, Charles Boyer, Billie Burke, George Burns, Spring Byington, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carrillo, Lon Chaney, Jr., Ilka Chase, Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Marion Davies, Bette Davis, Olivia DeHaviland, Dolores Del Rio, Reginald Denny, Andy Devine, Marlene Dietrich, Brian Donlevy, Fifi D'Orsay, Melvin Douglas, Marie Dressler, Irene Dunne, James Durante, Buddy Ebsen, Nelson Eddy, Douglas Fairbands, Jr., Stepin Fetchit, W. C. Fields, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Janet Gaynor, James Gleason, Betty Grable, Bonita Granville, Edmund Gwenn, Margaret Hamilton, Jean Harlow, Helen Hayes, Katherine Hepburn, Jean Hersholt, Hedda Hopper, Allan Hoskins ("Farina"), Leslie Howard, Walter Huston, Noble Johnson, Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Jack LaRue, Charles Laughton, Carol Lombard, Peter Lorre, Myrna Loy, Bela Lugosi, Keye Luke, Ida Lupino, Fred MacMurray, Joel McCrea, Hatty McDaniels, George ("Spanky") McFarland, Victor McLaglen, Adolphe Menjou, Raymond Milland, Robert Montgomery, Paul Muni, David Niven, Ramon Novarro, Merle Oberon, Pat O'Brien, Warner Oland, Edna May Oliver, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gail Patrick, Zasu Pitts, Dick Powell, William Powell, George Raft, Luise Rainer, Basil Rathbone, Bill Robinson, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Will Rogers, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Rosalind Russell, Randolph Scott, Blossom Seeley, Norma Shearer, Sylvia Sidney, C. Aubrey Smith, Ann Southern, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Swanson, Robert Taylor, Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone, Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Erich Von Stroheim, Sr., Lupe Velez, Fredi Washington, Clifton Webb, Johnny Weissmuller, Mae West, Jane Withers, Anna May Wong, Peggy Wood, Fay Wray, Loretta Young and Robert Young,

This book was used to cast individuals into certain roles in motion pictures.

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