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(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936)
(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936) $375.00

Vintage original 7 ½ x 9 ½ (18 x 23 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, dir: William Dieterle; Warner Brothers. After being nominated in 1934 and winning an Academy Award in 1935, Warner Brothers continued to cast Bette Davis in mediocre roles and films.  So fed up was she that she sailed for England in 1936 after a suspension for refusing a role. Her intent was to work there, Warner stopped her and she sued.  Though she lost the suit, the studio did slowly...

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) $0.00

Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain, dir: Stanley Kubrick; MGM. A story of evolution and the race between the computer HAL 9000 (Rain) and the human astronaut Dave Bowman (Dullea) to reach Jupiter and the monolith found there which signals all other monolith placers.

The film, a master in technical achievement and truly an artistic masterpiece in the science fiction realm, realistically detailed the future of technology -- much of which has come to pass during the 40-years since its release. There was an Academy...

365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934)
365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934) $6,500.00

Vintage original 41 x 27" (68 x 103 cm.) stone litho one sheet poster, USA. Alice Faye, James Dunn, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, dir: George Marshall; Fox Films. An absolutely legendary, rare and not often offered classic Hollywood poster.

The story of a down-and-out film director who takes to teaching at a film school where he discovers a genuinely talented girl is forgettable. It would be one of the last Fox musicals before the merger with Twentieth Century, and Alice Faye would become the studio's top musical star (evident that she was on her way in this poster in...

8 (1963) - 1
8 (1963) - 1 $0.00

Set of seven (7) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photos, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures. Set of seven (7) stills for the 1963 subtitled theatrical version of Fellini's inspiring and now classic film.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

Many of...

8 1/2 (1963) - 2
8 1/2 (1963) - 2 $150.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photo, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

The colorful characters of Fellini are present in this image. Still is for the American release through Embassy Pictures and is coded F-117. It...

99 RIVER STREET (1953)
99 RIVER STREET (1953) $150.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet style A, USA. John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, dir: Phil Karlson; United Artists. Effective noir crime melodrama about a former boxing champ who loses his title and ends up driving a taxi for a living, who ends up being blamed for the murder of his henpecking wife. The film was very effectively directed by Phil Karlson who got unflinching portrayals from the cast, particularly John Payne and with his depiction of the big city as both Heaven and Hell. Folded, VERY GOOD.

ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921)
ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921) $750.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photo, USA. Remarkable candid photo of a meeting between two legendary directors of the silent era.

Abel Gance came to the US in 1921 to promote his film J'accuse, which made its American debut on October 9 of that year. During a lengthy five-month stay, Gance made a point of meeting D.W. Griffith, whose work he had always admired.

There are a couple of slight corner creases, and an equally trifling horizontal crease, NEAR FINE.

ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928)
ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928) $350.00

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) Vintage original black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Ramon Novarro, Ernest Torrence, dir: Willian Nigh; MGM. Before being known as the ultimate flapper, Joan Crawford paid her dues and learned her craft in a variety of film stories.  This story, based on Ben Ames Williams novel was set in an American coastal community during the 1850s.  MGM remade the story in 1953 as ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT.  Anna May Wong made an uncredited appearance...

AFFAIR OF THE FOLLIES, AN (1927)
AFFAIR OF THE FOLLIES, AN (1927) $300.00

Vintage original 14 x 36" (35 x 92 cm.) insert poster, USA. Lewis Stone, Billie Dove, Lloyd Hughes, Arthur Stone, Arthur Hoyt, dir: Millard Webb; First National Pictures. A vehicle for the great Ziegfeld Follies star Billie Dove. She portrays Tamara, married to an inventor who cannot get anyone to see his work, who must rejoin the Follies -- and that causes problems for her marriage. Dove, who started her career as a model, became one of the most decorative of the Follies girls and, when Ziegfeld paid too much attention to her, his wife Billie Burke arranged for Miss...

ALEXIS SMITH FOR AFTER DARK MAGAZINE BY KENN DUNCAN (1972)
ALEXIS SMITH FOR AFTER DARK MAGAZINE BY KENN DUNCAN (1972) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The photographic work of Kenn Duncan has been featured in exhibits including that at the New York Public Library in 2008.  A professional champion roller-skater and dancer, he turned to photography and his portraits of celebrated dancers, theatre actors, film and unknowns graced the pages of DANCE MAGAZINE and AFTER DARK magazine during the 1970s. He was known in the Andy Warhol circle and...

ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943)
ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943) $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Found in drama school by Warner Brothers scouts in 1940, Alexis Smith paid her dues at the studio for 3 years playing bits and roles in shorts. By 1943 she had been dubbed the “dynamite girl” and was moved to roles as leading ladies. She felt this label held her career back, but Warner’s sometimes cast her in rewarding roles which ran the gamut of comedy, melodrama,...

ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971)
ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Alexis Smith took over Broadway in Harold Prince’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical FOLLIES. It is the story of a reunion of the performers of Weismann’s Follies at the theatre in which the shows were performed.  The theatre is about to be torn down and the group remembers the good times and the bad! Alexis was in good company with a few of the stars of her Hollywood heyday including...

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