THE TELEPHONE BOOK
ART DIRECTION, DESIGN AND RELEASE OF THE FILM

The story of a girl

who falls in love

with the world s greatest

obscene phone call.

 

 
“ T h e Te l e p h o n e B o o k ”
 
“One of the funniest films of the seventies” — Steve Martin
 
 
 
38 years after its initial release in New York City, we present the long-lost masterpiece THE TELEPHONE BOOK to the public at large: with an exhibit, a film screening and a DVD box set. The box set includes the first-ever DVD release of the film, scores of bonus material and a 96-page catalogue with the original set photos, an essay and an interview. Presented by HELLO FILM and LAMBL/HOMBURGER, this project marks the rediscovery of a singular document of New York underground cinema, a biting satire on sexual morality that is considered a source of inspiration for Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris (1972).
 
Andy Warhol himself was cast in THE TELEPHONE BOOK as “Intermission,” yet only photographs of the scene remain, which was cut out of the final version. Warhol superstars – Ultra Violet, Geri Miller and Ondine – remain in the film and Oscar® nominee Jill Clayburgh can be seen in her debut role. The legendary anima- tion director Len Glasser created the film’s utterly indecent ending.
 
The exhibit was curated together with Merv Bloch, the producer of THE TELEPHONE BOOK. In the 1960s and 70s, Bloch was one of the leading, independent creative forces in movie advertising. Working side- by-side with directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese und Woody Allen, Bloch designed the posters and trailers for their films. 
 
Of the Box Set, we have around 300 copies left.
You can order it by simply writing us an eMail.
 
 
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