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BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) $750.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe; dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Twentieth Century Fox.  The main cast is assembled, appearing to be in rehearsal (stage lights above) for a climatic “show down” between the two main characters, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter).  Included is Hugh Marlowe, Celeste Holm,...

BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956)
BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956) $375.00

Vintage original 12 x 16” (30 x 40 cm.) pressbook, 16 pages, USA.  Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, dir: Daniel Taradash; Columbia.  Saul Bass presented a unique ad campaign for this superb mature drama, which was a very apropos story at the time (and still very relevant in today’s political climate) about a small-town librarian who is branded as a communist by the local politicians, and thus, the townspeople when she will not withdraw a controversial book from the library’s shelves. The film was perfectly crafted in...

DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939)
DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939) $350.00

Vintage original 7 ¼   x 9 ¼   black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, dir: Edmund Goulding; Warner Brothers.  One of Bette Davis’ most famous film roles, Judith Traherne--- the spoiled socialite, who, when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, learns about friendship, love and dignity.  Davis campaigned strongly with Jack Warner to secure the rights for the play. Warner argued that audiences did not want to see someone going blind.  David O. Selznick had secured the...

DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WITH HUMPHREY BOGART (1939)
DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WITH HUMPHREY BOGART (1939) $450.00

Vintage original 7 ¼   x 9 ¼   black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, dir: Edmund Goulding; Warner Brothers.  This special studio photograph with original attached paper blurb is #14 in a series which told the film’s storyline for publicity and magazine publication.  Bette Davis is pictured playing Judith Traherne with Humphrey Bogart as Michael, her horse trainer. Davis was Warner Brother’s major star actress, but Bogart, who had toiled for years on stage and for 9...

JOAN CRAWFORD ARRIVES WITH CHRISTINA AND CHRISTOPHER (1947)
JOAN CRAWFORD ARRIVES WITH CHRISTINA AND CHRISTOPHER (1947) $450.00

Vintage original 9 x 7 ¼” (22 x 19 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Christina Crawford, Christopher Crawford.  Christina at age 7 and Christopher at age 4 arrive on the train in Los Angeles in early 1947 after a trip east. Crawford was about to start filming POSSESSED at Warner Brother’s.  Applauded for her generosity in adopting children, Crawford did not fare well with these two children.  However, later that year, she adopted twin baby girls and had much better luck as...

JOAN CRAWFORD FOR LAUGHING SINNERS BY C. S. BULL (1931)
JOAN CRAWFORD FOR LAUGHING SINNERS BY C. S. BULL (1931) $1,750.00

Vintage original 13 x 10” (32 x 25 cm.) sepia tinted double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton, dir: Harry Beaumont; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Absolutely stunning and dramatic portrait of Joan Crawford.  Wearing a simple dress and minimal make-up, this is an extraordinary study of her taken by Clarence Sinclair Bull for her role of cabaret performer turned reformed Salvation Army worker.  Photograph has the Clarence Sinclair Bull blind-stamp near the bottom right corner edge. His ink stamp including the hand written pencil photo number is...

JOAN CRAWFORD IN LOUNGE WEAR (1928)
JOAN CRAWFORD IN LOUNGE WEAR (1928) $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Joan Crawford, one of MGM’s first leading ladies became a star before the silent era was over.  She portrayed the ultimate jazz baby in OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS in 1928, having learned the craft of film acting starting in 1925.  From day one she played the star, and a big part of that job was posing endlessly for publicity photos, particularly those modeling every conceivable type of garment.  This ensemble in still...

JOAN CRAWFORD IN RAIN (1932)
JOAN CRAWFORD IN RAIN (1932) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Fred Howard, Guy Kibbee, Beulah Bondi, dir: Lewis Milestone: United Artists. Working her way up in the business of being considered for meatier roles, Joan Crawford fought for this part, so much so that MGM allowed her to be loaned to United Artists. This would be her only loan out during her 18 years at MGM.  Cast as Sadie Thompson, the prostitute of Somerset Maugham’s famous story,...

JOAN CRAWFORD MGM THEATRE DISPLAY PORTRAIT (1931)
JOAN CRAWFORD MGM THEATRE DISPLAY PORTRAIT (1931) $0.00

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm) black and white double weight matte print image on heavy stock, USA. Joan Crawford appears natural and relaxed in this early 1930s portrait. Clarence Bull is likely the photographer.  This portrait which is in heavy paper similar to a lobby card was used as a part of a series issued by MGM to promote their top stars in movie theatres.  There is facsimile Joan Crawford signature. The piece is marked “Made in U. S. A.” at the bottom left corner.   A few minor...

JOAN CRAWFORD PORTRAIT BY C. S. BULL (1933)
JOAN CRAWFORD PORTRAIT BY C. S. BULL (1933) $750.00

Vintage original 13 x 10” (32 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  A stunning portrait of Joan Crawford during what many consider her greatest period of beauty. This portrait is most likely associated with her film TODAY WE LIVE.  Photo exhibits brilliant black and white tones with the careful lighting of Crawford’s face and the beautiful fur she wears.  There is Clarence Sinclair Bull’s raised blind stamp on the bottom right corner border.  There is a “Joan Crawford Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” stamp on the verso...

JOAN CRAWFORD RETURNS TO MGM FOR TORCH SONG (1953)
JOAN CRAWFORD RETURNS TO MGM FOR TORCH SONG (1953) $200.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young, dir: Charles Walters; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  After a ten year leave from her alma-matter (1925-1943), Joan Crawford returned to MGM to make a Technicolor musical.  She was allowed free reign on her hair, make-up and costume choices.  The studio celebrated her return and newbie contract players such as Pier Angeli were excited to meet her.  Here, Angeli assists Joan with her coif during a visit...

JOAN CRAWFORD WEARS ADRIAN IN THE WOMEN BY WILLINGER (1939)
JOAN CRAWFORD WEARS ADRIAN IN THE WOMEN BY WILLINGER (1939) $450.00

Vintage original 10x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Weidler, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main, dir: George Cukor: MGM. The original typed blurb on the verso of this still describes Joan Crawford as playing her first “heavy” in a film.  Indeed, Crawford had played likable and sympathetic characters often in rags to riches stories previously.  MGM cast her in...

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