THE LAST WALTZ was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group the Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the Band's "farewell concert appearance," and the concert saw the Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. The musical director for the concert was the Band's original record producer, John Simon.
     The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. Jonathan Taplin, who was the Band's tour manager from 1969 to 1972 and later produced Scorsese's film Mean Streets, suggested that Scorsese would be the ideal director for the project and introduced Robbie Robertson and Scorsese. Taplin served as executive producer. The film features concert performances, intermittent song renditions shot on a studio soundstage, and interviews by Scorsese with members of the Band.
    A triple-LP soundtrack recording, produced by Simon and Rob Fraboni, was issued in 1978. The film was released on DVD in 2002 as was a four-CD box set of the concert and related studio recordings. (Wikipedia)


"THE LAST WALTZ", Neuer Filmkurier #236, july 1978, Germany/Austria. This film programme was sold in film theaters before the start of the performance; 12 pages, Dylan mentioned on 7. Published for Austria and Germany by 'Neues Filmprogramm', Wien (Vienna, Austria) and München (Munich, Germany).

  The Last Waltz cinema film programme, Japan. Programme for the 13 & 14 July 1978 cinema film. 22 Pages including several stage photos with Bob

 Japan,  very similar to the previous one, with some extra text (Miyukiza, in Japanese) on the front cover. This is the name of the actual cinema where the film was being sold, so it was only available from this cinema – the programmes without any cinema name were available in most cinemas around the country - thanks to Wil for the scans and info

The Last Waltz 10th Anniversary - Japan 1988 cinema programme. Made for a 10th anniversary showing of the film in a very limited number of cinemas - so the number made/sold will be much fewer than for the original 1978 programme. It is BIG - size is 41x15cm and counts 16 pages in English and Japanese. Two pages inside are dedicated to Bob Dylan.

  French press-kit for the 1978 Cannes Festival, 65 pages

Spain, 2 pages

Spain, 8 pages

Spain, press book, 12 pages on textured paper