First Edition of the Paperback Original of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Inscribed by Dick Van Dyke

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Item Number: 4487

New York: Signet Books, 1968.

First edition, a paperback original of the story of the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Inscribed by Dick Van Dyke, who starred as Caractacus Potts in the film adaptation. In very good condition with a mended tear to the front panel.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its songs by the Sherman Brothers. The song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was nominated for an Academy Award. The film stars Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts, Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious, Lionel Jeffries as Grandpa Potts, James Robertson Justice as Lord Scrumptious and Robert Helpmann as the Childcatcher. The film was directed by Ken Hughes and produced by Albert R. Broccoli (co-producer of the James Bond series of films, also based on Fleming's novels).