Tokyo: Haga Bookstore, 1983. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff illustrated paper wraps, slate endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Japanese icon book on Hollywood heavyweight Harrison Ford, issued as the 99th installment in Haga Shoten’s "Cine Album" series. Contains hundreds of color and black-and-white film stills, behind-the-scene shots, and promotional phots for his blockbuster roles including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Blade Runner along with his earlier films Dead Heat On a Merry-Go-Round, Journey to Shiloh, Hanover Street, and The Frisco Kid. Likely due to Star Wars’s aesthetic and thematic similarities to Japanese cinema, Ford became a big name in the country during the 70s and 80s. Numerous photo-books of the star were produced during this period, and he was consistently approached by various Japanese companies to promote their products. He appeared in many commercials, most prominently for Kirin Lager, a Japanese beer. With biographical information, excerpts from interviews, and a filmography. Text in Japanese. Trace of sticker residue to rear free endpaper. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #5801