FEB 2014

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BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932)
BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 x 11;" (23 x 30 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, Germany. Leni Riefenstahl, Mathias Wieman, Beni Fuhrer, Max Holzboer, Martha Mair, dir: Leni Riefenstahl; Sokal. A beautiful character portrait of the legendary actress, director, writer, editor and producer, Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl performed all these creative tasks on this film for her own production company.

This is the story of Junta, a woman hated by the people of her village, who suspect her of being a witch. She is the only person who can climb the nearby mountains and has discovered the mysteries of the...

BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932; 1937 reissue) - 1
BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932; 1937 reissue) - 1 $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 11" (23 x 30 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, Germany. Leni Riefenstahl, Mathias Wieman, Beni Fuhrer, Max Holzboer, Martha Mair, dir: Leni Riefenstahl; Sokal. A beautiful character portrait of the legendary actress, director, writer, editor and producer, Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl performed all these creative tasks on this film for her own production company.

This is the story of Junta, a woman hated by the people of her village, who suspect her of being a witch. She is the only person who can climb the nearby mountains and has discovered the mysteries of the...

BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932; 1937 reissue) - 2
BLAUE LICHT, DAS [BLUE LIGHT, THE] (1932; 1937 reissue) - 2 $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 x 11;" (23 x 30 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, Germany. Leni Riefenstahl, Mathias Wieman, Beni Fuhrer, Max Holzboer, Martha Mair, dir: Leni Riefenstahl; Sokal. A beautiful character portrait of the legendary actress, director, writer, editor and producer, Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl performed all these creative tasks on this film for her own production company.

This is the story of Junta, a woman hated by the people of her village, who suspect her of being a witch. She is the only person who can climb the nearby mountains and has discovered the mysteries of the...

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow, Sue Bernard, dir: Russ Meyer; Eve Productions. One of the most famous groundbreaking films of all time, and one of the films which broke down the walls of the legion of decency Production Code, which had influenced the way films had been made for more than 30 years. It was the theme and the suggestion which had the office up in arms. Though there was no nudity, the film broke many taboos and made way for the...

FOREVER AMBER / PEGGY CUMMINS PORTRAIT (ca.1946)
FOREVER AMBER / PEGGY CUMMINS PORTRAIT (ca.1946) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. dir: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl; 20th Century Fox. The much-condemned picturization of the Kathleen Winsor novel began production with British actress Peggy Cummings in the lead role. She had come from England to play in the film. The production went as far as testing Cummins and making some of the costumes for her, but script problems suspended the activity after just one month. It was decided by the powers that be at 20th Century Fox that though she had been...

GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (1942)
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (1942) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 x 10" (19 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Lon Chaney, Jr., Bela Lugosi, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwell, Evelyn Ankers, dir: Erle C. Kenton; Universal. In this film, the great Bela Lugosi plays the character of Ygor. Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and takes him to Frankenstein's son. The son is obsessed with restoring the monster, but his associates disagree on who's' brain should be transplanted into his skull.

In full costume and make-up, Lugosi is appropriately sinister in this portrait! Original 1942 Universal copyright information is at bottom border....

HARRY LANGDON (ca.1927)
HARRY LANGDON (ca.1927) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Langdon, one of the legendary comic actors of silent film made dozens of shorts and features between 1924-44. Though his film career did not start until he was nearly 40, Langdon ran away from home at 12 to join a traveling circus. He graduated to Vaudeville and for twenty years developed his act. When Mack Sennett saw him perform he asked his writers to work with Langdon to develop a film character. Frank Capra is the writer who brought Langdon to...

HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT (1959)
HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT (1959) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet, USA. Tom Pittman, Virginia Aldridge, Howard Veit, dir: Joel Rapp; Sparta Production/Filmgroup. Classic "B" teen crime drama exploitation of the 1950s presented in red, black-and-white. Comic book in presentation with the only female playing the most evil and greedy character (she only wants the teen lead if he can provide her with money), the presentation is somewhat Shakespearean in its melodrama. It is about how the high school big shot gets money through those mob and drug connected persons he is influenced by.

The poster displays beautifully. There are some...

HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation
HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation $2,200.00 SOLD

Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Temporary Complete script for the 1956 film, a musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). Blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and VAULT COPY on the front wrapper, copy No. 94 and production No. 5637, dated 11-14-55, with credits for screenwriter Patrick, Receipt attached. 103 leaves, mimeograph.

Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong starred in this classic musical, adapted from Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, and with the notable addition of an entire music score, with new songs, all by Cole Porter.

Nominated for two Academy Awards. C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz...

INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) Draft script by John Tucker Battle, Los Angeles, 1950
INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) Draft script by John Tucker Battle, Los Angeles, 1950 $2,000.00 SOLD

Los Angeles, 1950. Draft script for the 1953 science-fiction classic, directed by William Cameron Menzies. White studio printed wrappers. Distribution page present, with receipt intact, with credit for screenwriter John Tucker Battle, rubber stamped copy No. 21. This script never had a title page. 101 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated 9-5-50.

Rare script for a true science-fiction classic, based on a story treatment by Battle (eventually, screenwriter Richard Blake was called in to do some script revisions before the movie was shot). Battle was inspired by a dream recounted by his wife. This film is notable for its...

MADONNA OF THE STREETS (1930)
MADONNA OF THE STREETS (1930) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Evelyn Brent, Robert Ames, Ivan Linow, Josephine Dunn, Edwards Davis, dir: John S. Robertson; Columbia. Evelyn Brent plays a girl who is sad to learn that her millionaire lover has left his estate to his nephew. She goes to work at his San Francisco Barbary Coast mission, not revealing her identity to him. They fall in love, much to the jealousy of his fiance. They marry, but not until after does he realize her as the girl who had wished for the uncle's fortune. He leaves her, but...

MARLENE DIETRICH / DEVIL IS A WOMAN [CAPRICE ESPAGNOL] (1934) - 1
MARLENE DIETRICH / DEVIL IS A WOMAN [CAPRICE ESPAGNOL] (1934) - 1 $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth, Cesar Romero, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount. Based on the Pierre Louÿs novel La femme et le pantin, the film, long in production due to director Sternberg's attention to artifice, resulted in several title changes. Even in these on-the-set production costume shots, the stills were released announcing that Caprice Espagnol was the tentative title. The film, released only briefly in 1935, would be the last of the Sternberg/Dietrich vehicles.

Fortunately, she liked the...

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