The Ten Commandments
Friberg, Arnold , Arnold Friberg(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Greenstone Company; H. S. Crocker Co., Inc. (lithography)
Date Published: 1956
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 42017
Slim oblong quarto [23 cm x 32 cm] Stapled pictorial wraps. Very good condition, with minor edge wear to the covers, and very subtle rippling to the text block. There is a 1" closed tear in the fore edge margin of the first page.
A souvenir book, featuring Arnold's Friberg's illustrations for Cecil B. DeMille's epic film, "The Ten Commandments." Arnold Friberg's 15 paintings for "The Ten Commandments" became the visual starting point for the movie's scenes, characters and costumes, resulting in an Academy Award Nomination for Friberg. With excerpts from an address by Cecil B. DeMille at a luncheon in his honor preceding the New York opening of "The Ten Commandments," in November, 1956. Also includes text from the writings of Josephus, and abridged text from Exodus, Deuteronomy, Numbers and Leviticus.