1940-1949

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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...

ANNA KARENINA (1948)
ANNA KARENINA (1948) $2,000.00

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, dir: Julien Duvivier; Minerva. Art by Ercole Brini. I cannot imagine that there exists anywhere a better piece of artwork representing the magnificent Vivien Leigh than this moody piece of post-impressionist artwork by Ercole Brini.

On linen, with slight fold touch up, NEAR FINE.

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BABES ON BROADWAY (1941)
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, dir: Busby Berkeley; MGM. An essential Mickey and Judy musical with simple story and sets and spectacular large scale musical numbers.

The setting this time was New York City, where the teens are all aspiring Broadway performers -- and by the end of the film, they ARE on Broadway. Shirley Temple was signed at MGM to join them but Ma Temple felt Mickey and Judy would outshine her, so she went to do the flop Kathleen...

BALL OF FIRE (1941)
BALL OF FIRE (1941) $250.00

Vintage original 9 x 7;" (23 x 19 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Travers, S. Z. Sakall, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinsky, dir: Howard Hawks; Samuel Goldwyn / RKO. Outrageously funny film with script by the great team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder is a re-telling of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story. Eight scholars are writing a new encyclopedia, Prof. Bertram Potts is assigned to the section on slang. To help him learn the modern terms, he employs nightclub singer/stripper Sugarpuss O'Shea who needs to be...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 1
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 1 $450.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André, dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.

Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster -- half-human, half-beast -- as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his daughters. She discovers that the beast is not as inhuman as he wants others to...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 2
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 2 $0.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André, dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.

Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster -- half-human, half-beast -- as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his daughters. She discovers that the beast is not as inhuman as he wants others to...

BEDLAM (1946)
BEDLAM (1946) $1,350.00

Vintage original 81 x 41" (203 x 103 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser, Glen Vernon, Ian Wolfe, Jason Robards, Sr., dir: Mark Robson; RKO. Val Lewton's atmospheric touch, taking place in an 18th-century insane asylum! This is the story of Master George Sims (Karloff), head warden who practices sadistic therapy on the inmates. Along comes a nurse (Lee) who wants to expose his cruel techniques. Sims sets out to break her of helping the inmates. Historically, this film was an early entry in the move to explore subjects of psychology on film,...

BETTE DAVIS (1942)
BETTE DAVIS (1942) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print, USA. The original blurb appears on the back discussing Bette Davis recent work, including her Hollywood Canteen endeavor and the finishing of her film NOW VOYAGER. Though an informal tennis shot, she appears to me made up and coiffed for her role of Charlotte Vale, in that film. The portrait is stamped by photographer Bert Six for Warner Brothers. NEAR FINE.

BEWARE! (1946) - 1
BEWARE! (1946) - 1 $0.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, dir: Bud Pollard; Astor Pictures. Musical about a college which is about to go destitute when an alumnae, now a famous band leader, comes through with the funds to save it. Louis Jordan and company provided the swing music. An important all-black film which mirrored the mainstream theme of putting on a show for a cause.

This scene card of Louis and band playing in a classroom calls the film "the first truly great All Colored musical...

BEWARE! (1946) - 2
BEWARE! (1946) - 2 $400.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, dir: Bud Pollard; Astor Pictures. Musical about a college which is about to go destitute when an alumnae, now a famous band leader, comes through with the funds to save it. Louis Jordan and company provided the swing music. An important all-black film which mirrored the mainstream theme of putting on a show for a cause.

Top right corner is missing, slight wear at corners. VERY GOOD+.

BIG CLOCK, THE (1948)
BIG CLOCK, THE (1948) $200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card no. 1, USA. Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, dir: John Farrow; Paramount. The tense atmosphere of this film noir classic is evident in this image of publishing tycoon Earl Janouth (Charles Laughton), who has committed a murder which he pins on magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland).

This card is immaculate and never used. FINE.

BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT
BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, dir: Howard Hawks, Warner Brothers.

Michigan-born model turned film actress Martha Vickers got her big break in this noir classic. She had been playing uncredited hostess-type roles for nearly three years at various studios. At age 20 she won the role of Lauren Bacall's thumb-sucking nymphet teen sister. This led to a string of "bad girl" roles. Her romantic life was abundant and she even became one of Mickey Rooney's eight wives....

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