Book Signing: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History

Book Signing: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History

Join us for a book signing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History—the definitive account of the motion picture phenomenon and a must-have for fans of the beloved Steven Spielberg classic.

Documenting the complete history of E.T., the book explores Spielberg’s initial inspiration for the story, the challenging shoot, and the record-breaking success, as well as the film’s endurance, examining the merchandising it inspired and the reasons E.T. holds a permanent place in the hearts of movie fans the world over.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History features exclusive interviews with key members of the creative team, including cast and crew. Filled with visual treasures, the book also includes rare and never-before-seen imagery from the Amblin Entertainment archives, including on-set photography, concept art, and storyboards, plus a wealth of removable insert items, such as annotated script pages, studio memos, preliminary sketches, and more.

Tickets are $60 for access to the event and a signed copy of the book; $71 for access to the event, a signed copy of the book, and a limited-edition tote bag featuring exclusive artwork from the book. You must have a ticket to attend the event.

The book signing will be held in the Lower Level Lobby, outside the Ted Mann Theater, on November 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Author Bio:
Caseen Gaines is the author of six books chronicling key moments in popular culture including E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History, which was released this summer in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic film. His previous works include the award-winning book The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History and We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, which led to his appearances on Netflix's The Movies That Made Us and Entertainment Tonight. His next book, When Broadway Was Black: The Triumphant Story of the All-Black Musical that Changed the World, will be published in February and chronicles the groundbreaking 1921 all-Black musical Shuffle Along. Gaines has also been published in Vanity Fair, io9, and New York Magazine and has written original features for Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club, and Decider. He has also served as a consultant and ghostwriter on several narrative nonfiction projects. 

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