1930-1939

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(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $2,250.00 SOLD

 Folio, orange boards, with embossed Columbia Pictures seal and 1933-1934 notation both in silver foil on front, about 90 pp., some rubbing and spine wear to covers, internally in virtually immaculate condition, just about fine in very good binding.

An extremely impressive book, with a plethora of double-page plates, all in very rich, dramatic colors, and with the typical kinds of sexually suggestive illustration characteristic of the pre-Code era, which would abruptly come to an end a year later.  Columbia’s fortunes had greatly improved since the silent era, and...

(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933)
(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933) $950.00 SOLD

Vintage original pressbook (“Press Sheet and AD-SALES Catalogue”), UK. 

Pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., 11 ½ x 9 ½” (30 x 24 cm.), pages partly coming loose, vg+.

 1933 pre-code film, based on William Faulkner's 1931 novel, "Sanctuary." An extremely rare film, only shown at festivals on occasion since its release, with only one known nitrate print in storage...

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

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...

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939)
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11” (42 x 27 cm.) deluxe herald, two sided, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshall, George Zucco. dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox.  In this mystery thriller, Holmes was up against professor Moriarty (Zucco) who has a grand scheme to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. This was the second of the 14 films in which Rathbone played Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional consulting detective Holmes. Rathbone had previously been so typecast as a villain that he especially loved the chance to...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE GIRL WAS YOUNG (1937)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE GIRL WAS YOUNG (1937) $0.00 SOLD

(4) Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  American photos for Hitchcock’s pre Hollywood U. K. murder mystery about the boyfriend of a film actress who is accused of her murder when he is seen discovering the body. The police constable’s daughter takes on the task to prove his innocence. Pilbeam, one of Hitchcock’s early blonde leading ladies was just...

ALGIERS (1938)
ALGIERS (1938) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 105 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Hed Lamarr, Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia, Alan Hale, Gene Lockhart, dir: John Cromwell; United Artists. Hedy Lamarr made her American film debut in this famous classic romantic melodrama. She had made five films in Europe between 1930 and 1933, the last the notorious ECSTASE, which caused such a scandal that she did not make another film for 5 years. She was contracted by MGM, but Louis B. Mayer loaned her to Wanger for her first American film. It was one of her best and her...

ANN SHERIDAN SIGNED OOMPH GIRL PORTRAIT STAMPED BY HURRELL (1939)
ANN SHERIDAN SIGNED OOMPH GIRL PORTRAIT STAMPED BY HURRELL (1939) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ¾ x 9 ½” (19 x 24 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. A portrait of Ann used to promote her star making role in NAUGHTY BUT NICE. This is the film which pushed Ann Sheridan as the “Oomph Girl.” Popular for several years as a leading lady, Warner’s was ready to promote her to star status in 1939. The film also ended a seven year contract between star Dick Powell and Warner Brothers. Powell had no intention...

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown, MGM. For Garbo's first All-Talking picture film, MGM had the world wait more than two years into the sound movie process before allowing her to be heard. They chose Eugene O'Neill's famous play as her vehicle and it was a super hit. This scene still includes Garbo as Anna and veteran actor George F. Marion as her father. Marion adapted the play and wrote the screenplay. Garbo was nominated...

ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 1
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 1 $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) photo no. 5, USA, Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. Very unusual and beautiful oversize lobby display piece for this classic Garbo film based on Tolstoy's novel. Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book for her, as did S. N. Behrman and Clemence Dane for what many feel is the definitive film version. Anna must come to terms with the social repercussions when she allows herself to fall in love while married and with a child. Technical aspects...

ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 2
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 2 $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) sepia-tinted photograph no. 8, USA, Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. Very unusual and beautiful oversize lobby display piece for this classic Garbo film based on Tolstoy's novel. Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book for her, as did S. N. Behrman and Clemence Dane for what many feel is the definitive film version. Anna must come to terms with the social repercussions when she allows herself to fall in love while married and with a child. Greta...

ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 3
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 3 $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) sepia-tinted photo no. 3, USA, Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. Very unusual and beautiful oversize photo for this classic Garbo film based on Tolstoy's novel. Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book for her, as did S. N. Behrman and Clemence Dane for what many feel is the definitive film version. Anna must come to terms with the social repercussions when she allows herself to fall in love while married and with a child. This photo is...

ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 4
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 4 $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) sepia-tinted photo no. 2, USA, Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. Very unusual and beautiful oversize lobby display piece for this classic Garbo film based on Tolstoy's novel. Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book for her, as did S. N. Behrman and Clemence Dane for what many feel is the definitive film version. Anna must come to terms with the social repercussions when she allows herself to fall in love while married and with a child. Technical...

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