[ModLib] ML in the movies

Michael Watson archetype at 20ants.com
Fri Aug 15 16:32:03 EDT 2008

My Bet: 90% of MLs seen in movies and tv do not have DJs. When we get  
a good long list let's calculate it.


Quoting "Morris, Terry" <Terry.Morris at polarislibrary.com>:
> I just finished watching Mrs. Miniver
> <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/>  ! There is a scene when the
> family is in a air raid bunker outside there house and Mr. Miniver picks
> up a book and starts talking to his wife about how this was the first
> book he ever read (her too). What was the title? Why Alice in
> Wonderland, of course and it was a Modern Libryar copy snas dust jacket!
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Morris, Terry
> <Terry.Morris at polarislibrary.com> wrote:
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> From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu on behalf of Gordon
> Neavill[SMTP:AA3401 at WAYNE.EDU <mailto:SMTP%3AAA3401 at WAYNE.EDU> ]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:36:55 AM
> To: modlib at owu.edu
> Subject: [ModLib] ML in the movies
> Auto forwarded by a Rule
> Another ML sighting ... last night I watched "The Enemy Below," a
> well-made 1957 movie about a WWII contest between an American destroyer
> captained by Robert Mitchum and a German submarine captained by Curt
> Jurgens. During a lull in the action, one of the American sailors was
> shown lying in his bunk reading the ML Giant edition of Gibbon's Decline
> and Fall of the Roman Empire (vol. 1). A nice close-up of the book with
> the front panel of the jacket very legible.
> I suppose not many people would have noticed that it was vol. 1 of the
> 3-volume edition which wasn't published until 1946. The version
> available during the Second World War was the 2-volume edition, though
> the second jacket design, which was introduced in 1940 and remained in
> use when the work was divided into 3 volumes, was nearly identical to
> that of the 3-volume edition. The only difference between the two is
> that the indication of the historical scope of volume 1 occupies 2 lines
> in the 2-volume edition and 1 line in the 3-volume. The close-up, though
> fleeting, was good enough to see the difference.
> Barry
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