Grand Hotel Anno IX N. 404 20 Marzo 1954
(Italy - Publishing - Comics)

Milano Italia: Casa Editrice Universo S.R.L., 1954. F 26 pages; color illustrated covers and a couple of color images within, the balance in black and white; large format 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" approx.; an Italian fumetti (comic) book which combines the 'photoromanza' photonovel - a romantic story illustrated with photographs, the characters with speech balloons in the familiar comic style - with drawn comics and illustrated prose stories; Italian text; with: Quando le Luci si Abbasseranno by M. Senes; La Venere del Nilo, story by M. Montemajor & illus. by Molino; Fanciulle Misteriose by Greta Granor; Il Principe della Mezzanotte by R. Valessi, photos by A Bazzini; Bacio Nelle Tenebre by M. Dam, with Bazzini photos; Ombra Crudele by M. Esteva & A. Mairani, more; many of these stories were continued from issue to issue or could be purchased complete from the publisher; with some short pictorial world news items, usually of the more sensational and human-interest sort and some advertisements for fashion, food and drink products; little wrinkling, faint old fold lines to covers, unobtrusive - the colors still bold and vibrant; in very good condition; and a very good example of the genre. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 22097)


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