Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“Oppenheimer” Movie Success Pushes 2005 Paperback to Number 1, Hardcover Selling for $2,799 on Amazon — But No “Barbie” Book Tie-In


If you happened to buy and keep a copy of Kai Bird and MArtin Sherwin’s “American Promotheus” back in 2005, you’re in luck.

First edition hardcovers are now selling for $2,799 on Amazon. And so far there aren’t many of them. There’s one on ebay going for $2,500 and a couple under $1,000– that is until those sellers see what the market will bear.

The book upon which Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer: movie is based is now in very demand.

The Vintage paperback of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner has shot to number 1 on Amazon among all books. That edition sells for a normal $15.99.

Bird is next publishing a thorough biography of evil disbarred lawyer Roy Cohen in 2025. According to descriptions, Bird will lay out the way Cohn mentored Donald Trump to become the monster he is today. Should be riveting.

Unfortunately, Sherwin died from non smoker lung cancer shortly after “American Promotheus” was published.

Oddly, there is no “Barbie” book tie in. Mattel and Warner Bros. are plugged into every other object in the world. But I guess they figured Barbie has never read a book in her life, why should her character? But maybe a release of the movie’s screenplay will be coming in the near future. I can’t believe the producers missed an opportunity to make money!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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