Curtain up on Vintage Movie Classics: Edna Ferber’s SHOW BOAT & CIMARRON, Fannie Hurst’s BACK STREET, and Booth Tarkington’s ALICE ADAMS, all featured today in The Hollywood Reporter (3/17)…
‘Cimarron’, ‘Show Boat’ Get Literary Makeovers in Film-Themed Series. Joined by “Drums Along the Mohawk” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,” the novels will be re-issued as part of the new Movie Classics line from Vintage Books.
Film buffs rejoice! Vintage Books is going back to the source material that inspired a number of iconic Hollywood films. As part of Vintage Movie Classics, the publisher–founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf–is re-issuing four classic novels in March: Show Boat, Cimarron, Back Street and Alice Adams. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Bitter Tea of General Yen, The Bad Seed and Drums Along the Mohawk will follow over the next few months.
The stories, of course, remain the same — the covers and forwards are what differ — but this re-issue could be just enough of a push for the classic movie lover hoping to become better acquainted with his/her beloved films, and the books that inspired the films in the first place. A rundown of the first wave of Movie Classics novels: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cimarron-show-boat-get-literary-683916