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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book

By Bill Henkin

ISBN 10: 0801564360 / 0-8015-6436-0 
ISBN 13: 9780801564369
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover, 223 pages

 

This book is divided into 4 chapters (it was great when it all began, superheroes, I didn't make him for you and music/lyrics) Although a bit dated, it is still a must for fans of the stage show and movie.The photos and b/w pictures are great and there are also cast biographies and descriptions of the characters.

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ISBN 10: 0452266548 / 0-452-26654-8 
ISBN 13: 9780452266544
Publisher: Hawthorne Books/Plume
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Softcover, 223 pages

 

 

 

This book is good for someone looking for basic information about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", but most if not all the information on the "Rocky Horror Experience is severely out of date. Henkin provides adequate 1980 dated RHPS cult narrative history with nominal illustrations and some inaccuracies. However, if you want a general overview from that era of this movie, this is your book. Worth the read. At the time this book was cutting edge.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Official Magazine - Collector’s Edition

 

Publisher: Blake Publishing
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Softcover, 62 pages

 

62 pages, including articles such as: On The Road With ROCKY HORROR, Interview with RICHARD HARTLEY, SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE explained, The Other Side Of The Screen, and an Iinterview with RICHARD O'BRIEN.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Book: Rocky Horror Souvenir Book and Libretto

 

Publisher: Dewynters Ltd, UK
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Softcover, 18 pages

 

20 page A4 full colour souvenir brochure with additional 4 page cast details for 1979 Haymarket Theatre Company, Leicester performance.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Japanese Movie Program

 

Publisher: , Japan
Publication Date: 197?
Binding: Softcover, 14 pages

Dimensions: 9.5" x 9.5"

These programmes were common in Japan, and were given to patrons of the movie.

 

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The Book of Sides: Audience Participation "A Formal Format"

By Richard David Renda

Publisher: Adner Productions, USA
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Softcover, 64 pages

 

Notes: RHPS Audience participation guide

 

 

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The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Novel

By Richard J. Anobile

ISBN 10: 089104180X / 0-89104-180-X 
ISBN 13: 9780891041801

 

Publisher: A & W Visual Library
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Softcover, 192 pages

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ISBN 10: 089104180X / 0-89104-180-X 
ISBN 13: 9780891041801
Publisher: A & W Visual Library
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hardcover, 192 pages

 

 

Edited and adapted by Richard J. Anobile from the screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien, "The Official 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Movie Novel" allowed fans of the legendary midnight movie to give themselves over to absolute pleasure during the rest of the week in addition to playing the soundtrack album over and over again. In those dark days before videotape and DVD this movie novel was the best way of learning the script and figuring out new things to add to the audience participation element of the midnight madness

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The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Das Buch zum Film

By Richard J. Anobile

ISBN: B0027S2AMO
Publisher: Monika Fasting, GERMANY
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Softcover, 192 pages

 

Notes : Lyrics with German translation

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Magazine – German Collector’s Edition

 

Publisher:  A & W Publishing, NY/ Monika Fasting, GERMANY
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Softcover

 

Notes: Includes 6 pull-out posters!

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1982

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Official Australian Magazine – Collector’s Edition

 

Publisher: Murry Publishing, Australia
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Softcover, 60 pages

 

Includes articles on Richard O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Little Nell, Richard Hartley, Brian Thomson, and Sue Blane. Also included is information about Rocky Horror in Sydney, Australia at the time of the publication. Features photos of Sue Blane's original costume designs and a few pages from Max Phipp's Rocky Horror Comic Book.

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1983

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Non sognatelo, siatelo!
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By Flavio Merkel and Paolo Belluso

 

ASIN: B00C5V7ZW8
Publisher: Gammalibri, Italy
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Softcover, 130 pages

 

Notes: All text in Italian

 

A book full of facts and anecdotes for the most loyal Italian fans of RHPS!

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Retro Filmprogramm Nr. 30 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Jürgen Wehrhahn

Publisher: Stuttgart, Germany
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Softcover, 28 pages

 

In the film programs are 4 or more pages that contain a table of contents, an imprint with actors, director, etc. as well as images from the film.

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1985

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Kultfilme von "Metropolis" bis "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Heyne Filmbibliothek) (German Edition)

By Ronald M Hahn/Volker Jansen

 

ISBN 10: 345386073X / 3-453-86073-X 
ISBN 13: 9783453860735
Publisher: W. Heyne Verlag
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Softcover, 335 pages

 

 

Cult Movies: From "Metropolis" to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 

 

This volume includes 40 films that have become an integral part of film fandom - cult films from which you quoted dialogue parts by heart, re-enacted scenes, waited for specific sequences with anticipation, which will be played over and over again and you look at, again and again, in short, have made the history of film. 
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The Rocky Horror Show – Special Series Box Set Booklet

 

Foreword by Sal Piro
Publisher: Pacific Records PLC, UK
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Softcover, 15 pages

 

Notes: Inserted into The Rocky Horror Show Album Box Set (UK 1988 Pacific Records, RHBXLP1)

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Japanese Souvenir Brochure and Libretto)

 

Publisher: 20th Century Fox/ RHPS Fan Club
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Softcover, 20 pages

 

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1990

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The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Collection Booklet

 

Compiled & Designed by Lisa Kurtz Sutton

Publisher: Ode Sounds & Visuals
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover, 25 pages

 

Notes: Inserted into The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Collection CD (and Cassette) Box Set (USA 1990 ODE/Rhino Records, 71011)

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Creatures of the Night: The Rocky Horror Experience

By Sal Piro

ISBN 10: 0941613127 / 0-941613-12-7 
ISBN 13: 9780941613125
Publisher: Stabur Pr
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover, 159 pages

 

Sal Piro, President of the International Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club looks at the first 15 years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show fandom and how the quirky film became an international phenomena. This edition presents in its entirety, the original book from 1990 (Stabur) with all the pictures and narratives from the beginning to the celebration of the 15th Anniversary. Time was...and is...fleeting...come, join in....

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book (Issue 1)

By Kevin VanHook


Publisher: Caliber Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover, 48 pages

 

First printing. First installment of the three part comic adaptation of the cult hit. Features the "Rockyphile"-interviews, profiles, and song lyrics, RHPS official prop list and audience participation guide. A nice addition to any RHPS fan's collection. Color/ B&W.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book (Issue 2)

By Kevin VanHook

Publisher: Caliber Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover

 

Caliber continues its officially licensed adaptation of the legendary cult movie. Rockys debut is marred by the appearance of Frank-n-Furters previous creation, Eddie, who meets a horrible fate. Also features movie song lyrics, interviews with the stars of the iconic film, and an audience participation guide.

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1991

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book (Issue 3)

By Kevin VanHook

Publisher: Caliber Press
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Softcover, 48 pages

 

Caliber concludes its officially licensed adaptation of the legendary cult movie. The truth about Riff-Raff is revealed as the evening swings into a bizarre and tragic finale. Also features movie song lyrics, the history of the film and its devoted fan following, and an audience participation guide.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Comic Book Compilation

By Kevin VanHook

Publisher: Caliber Press
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Softcover, 72 pages

 

Collects Rocky Horror Picture Show The Comic Book (1990) #1-3. Adapted by Kevin VanHook. The official adaptation of the cult classic! Collecting the Caliber Comics series, this full-color graphic novel not only reprints all three issues but also has special features such as a profile of creator Richard O'Brien, the lyrics to all the songs, and the fan club version of the audience participation guide. Saddle-Stitched (Stapled), 72 pages, full color.

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The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Par-Tic-I-Pation Guide

By Sal Piro and Michael Hess

ISBN 10: 094161316X / 0-941613-16-X 
ISBN 13: 9780941613163
Publisher: Stabur Pr
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Softcover, 94 pages

 

This book serves as a guide to audience participation for viewers and is provided by the President of the Rocky Horror Fan Club. Includes the audience call backs, props, and much of the script and lyrics in addition to fan contributions.

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1995

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Creatures of the Night II – More of The Rocky Horror Experience

By Sal Piro

ISBN 10: 0941613755 / 0-941613-75-5 
ISBN 13: 9780941613750
Publisher: Stabur Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover, 159 pages

The Madness continues! In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Stabur releases this book which takes a look at all of the special events that transpired between years 15-20 of the Rocky Horror Phenomena! It features an incredible array of pictures, some in full color. The Rocky Horror Experience! Some say you had to be there but this book lets you sneak in for a glimpse!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Film Script)

Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien

ISBN 10: 1566933153 / 1-56693-315-3 
ISBN 13: 9781566933155
Publisher: Movie Script Library
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover  
Notes: “20th anniversary edition Collector’s item

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Midnight at the Lost and Found: A Cult Comedy of Horrific Nonsense

By Eric Bradshaw

Publisher: 
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover, 118 pages

Unlike the other books here, this is self-published (1995). No ISBN; the author sold it directly. Perfect-bound. Lightly fictionalized events from a Rocky Horror cast in Rochester, New York in the 1980s.

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1998

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Midnight at the Lost and Found: A Cult Comedy of Horrific Nonsense (2nd Edition)

By Eric Bradshaw

 

Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover 

 

 

Unlike the other books here, this is self-published (1995). No ISBN; the author sold it directly. Perfect-bound. Lightly fictionalized events from a Rocky Horror cast in Rochester, New York in the 1980s.

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Cosmic Light: Birth of a Cult Classic

By Jim Whittaker

 

Publisher: Altoona, PA (Box 1309, Altoona 16603) : Acme Books, ©1998.
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover

 

Total 211 pages

11 Pages of Pictures

 
Chapter 1: Prologue Richard O'Brien meets Jim Sharman
Chapter 2: The London Play
Chapter 3: The Roxy Play
Chapter 4: Deal for Film, Writing Screenplay and Score
Chapter 5: Preproduction 'A RKO Radio Picture'
Chapter 6: Shooting 'Shivering in the rain'
Chapter 7: Postproduction
Chapter 8: The Broadway Play and Film Publicity
Chapter 9: Release and Initial Midnight Showings
Chapter 10: Epilogue w/casts lists
Bibliography
Photo Credits
 

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Rocky Horror: 25 Years of Cult

By Frederico Lamastra and Antonella Broken Lamastra

 

ISBN 13: 88-86482-27-2
Publisher: Leonardo Magazine, Italy
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover

 

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first staging of the 'Rocky Horror Show', the musical more transgressive than any other, here is the book that traces the history: the unexpected success in an anonymous London theatre, the consecration on Broadway, until the apparent dud film is transmuted into the cult of all cults, and the overwhelming experience of the Italian' cinemas Mexico 'Milan that continues today, from the end of the seventies, twenty five years of extravagance, excess, disguises, seen through the eyes of those infinite fans of 'rocky horror' that have transmitted this insane passion until today.

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 25 AÑOS DE CULTO SERIE B

By Miguel Angel Parra

 

Publisher: Editorial Midons, Spain
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover, 75 pages

ISBN: 8489240655, 9788489240650

 

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 25 Years of worship 

 

Miguel Ángel Parra was born in Barcelona (Spain, 1978) and studied cartoon animation, production, movie making and has written movie and theatre related books including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 25 años de culto"

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Rocky Horror

By Mick Rock

 

ISBN 10: 3896026666
ISBN 13: 978-3896026668
Publisher: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Germany
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover 272 pages

 

“I could snap whatever caught my eye, stirred my imagination”, states Mick Rock about the time he spent with the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. As the “special photographer” on the set he was right in the middle of the action.

This book contains 272 pages of the most beautiful pictures – most of them never published before – from the entire film production, featuring images from the set as well as backstage photos of the actors and the director.

 

Mick Rock’s fabulous pictures show Tim Curry aka Frank N. Furter jumping into the swimming pool during a shooting break, Richard O’Brien being transformed into Riff Raff, and how the illustrious society celebrates the creation of “Rocky” the love monster. These and many other pictures by Mick Rock have been compiled for the first time in this magnificent tome, complemented by the photographer’s reminiscences of this time, and ennobled by Richard O’Brien’s foreword.

This high quality photo book is a unique film document as well as a splendid collector’s item for everyone who is crazy about the story of mad scientist Frank N.Furter. The original play opened in 1973 on the experimental stage “Theatre Upstairs” at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and the same year it was elected “Best Musical of 1973″. In 1974, the shooting of the film began with most of the actors from the original cast, along with other great young actors such as Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry. The film premiered in 1975. And now – finally, thirty years later – this large-format illustrated book with its luxurious, stylish design – perfectly fitting to the film – has been released.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Cultographies)

By Jeffrey Weinstock

 

ISBN 10: 1905674503 / 1-905674-50-3 
ISBN 13: 9781905674503
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover, 144 pages

 

Within just a few years, The Rocky Horror Picture Show grew from an oddball musical to a celebrated cinematic experience of midnight features and outrageous audience participation. This study tells the extraordinary story of the film from initial reception to eventual cult status. Uncovering the film's non-conformist sexual politics and glam-rock attitude, this volume explores its emphasis on the theatrical body (tattooed, cross-gendered, flamboyant), and its defiant queering of cinema history

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Reading Rocky Horror: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture

 

ISBN 10: 0230612326 / 0-230-61232-6 
ISBN 13: 9780230612327
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover, 248 pages

 

 

The first scholarly collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dissecting the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studieThe Rocky Horror Picture Show is undeniably the world’s most famous “cult film,” yet it has received very little scrutiny or consideration from scholars.. Reading Rocky Horror is the first edited collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and makes up for academia’s neglect of this cult classic by assembling a variety of accessible contributions that examine the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies.s. 

 

 

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Erotic Nightmares. Testi Commentati

By Aldo Fresia

 

ISBN 10: 8862310897 
ISBN 13: 9788862310895
Publisher: Arcana, ITALY
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover

 

 

Over 140 million dollars cashed in the USA, thirty years of stay in theaters (no film has ever done so) and thousands of loyal fans around the world, especially in Italy here is the "Rocky Horror", a show born in theater and quickly moved to the big screen thanks to the genius of Richard O'Brien transgressive. The book Fresia part from the songs of this cult to reconstruct the historical period that represented the humus: the aesthetic horror, B-movies, sex (in all its variants) and the amazing fascinations of underground culture. The author addresses the readers, helping them to wade through the details, curiosity and "judicious pairings" that over the decades have been seen - or simply assumed - in the vast galaxy of meanings of "Rocky Horror"

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film Series

By Dave Thompson

ISBN 10: 0879103876 / 0-87910-387-6 
ISBN 13: 9780879103873
Publisher: Limelight
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover, 275 pages

 

(Limelight). The Rocky Horror Picture Show is simultaneously one of the iconographic touchstones of 1970s cinema, and a timeless romp that appeals equally to every fresh generation. Created with a sharp eye for cult and context alike, Rocky Horror leaped effortlessly from stage to celluloid, losing none of its immediacy and spontaneity in the process and maybe gathering more. Dave Thompson goes deep inside the phenomenon to trace the story and the strangeness that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Confessions of a Transylvanian: a story of Sex, Drugs and Rocky Horror

By Kevin Theis and Ron Fox

ISBN 10: 0983884641 / 0-9838846-4-1 
ISBN 13: 9780983884644
Publisher: Berwick Court Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover, 356 pages

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“The experiences rang true for me. It reminded me of what it's like to be young and in love with the movie and simply bursting because it's not Saturday yet. Playing the soundtrack until my family begs me to stop. And the excitement of learning the parts for the very first time…If you're interested in an insider's look at what Rocky was like "back in the day," or if you've been doing this long enough that you've started to forget what it was like to feel your heart swell as if you were in love when those lips appear on the screen, you'll enjoy this book.”

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Audience Part-tic-i-pation Guide Re-Release

By Sal Piro and Michael Hess

ISBN 10: 0985480718 / 0-9854807-1-8 
ISBN 13: 9780985480714
Publisher: Binary Publications
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover, 94 pages

 

Notes: Re-released in 2012, and again in 2015 (with special updated 2015 collectors index by Jim Hetzer)

Softcover, 106 pages

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Comic Book Compilation

By Kevin VanHook

ISBN 10: 0985749318 / 0-9857493-1-8 
ISBN 13: 9780985749316
Publisher: Caliber Comics, 128 pages
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover

 

Full color graphic novel that collects all three previously released Caliber single issues as a complete adaptation but this publication also contains special features such as a profile on Rocky Horror creator, Richard O’Brien; the story behind how Rocky Horror came about; the lyrics to all the songs; and the fan club version of the audience participation guide including a prop list

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The Rocky Horror Treasury: A Tribute to the Ultimate Cult Classic

By Sal Piro and Larry Viezel

ISBN 10: 0762455195 / 0-7624-5519-5 
ISBN 13: 9780762455195
Publisher: Running Press
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover, 48 pages

 

The body of the book is comprised of behind-the-scenes stories and history on the original stage musical and the 1975 film, fully illustrated with photos throughout.

Includes Pull-out ephemera:
– 5 Rocky Horror temporary tattoos
– 9x12” movie poster
– “Time Warp” dance chart
– Party invitation

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