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BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974)
BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974) $550.00

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.), window card, USA. Bette Davis, Dody Goodman, Anne Francine, Nell Carter, dir: Joshua Logan; Wlksm Logan and Brown. Very rare theatre poster for the ill-fated musical version of Emlyn William's The Corn is Green.

Bette Davis scored highly with an Academy Award nomination playing the repressed but driven school teacher in the 1945 film. It seemed like an excellent source for a musical, and many of the tops in theatre were engaged to make this a success.

The critics panned it, however, and Bette -- at a time when...

DEAD END / BROADWAY STAGE PHOTO (1935)
DEAD END / BROADWAY STAGE PHOTO (1935) $350.00

Vintage original 13 x 10 " (32 x 26 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joseph Downing, Charles L. Duncan, Elspeth Eric, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, David Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Marjorie Main, dir: Sidney Kingsley; Belasco Theatre. So popular was this cautionary tale of misguided youth in New York City's East Side, written and directed by Sidney Kingsley (produced by Norman Bel Geddes and running for 687 performances between Oct. 1935 and Jun. 1937), that Warner Brothers had the film in production and released within two months of the show's closing.

So popular were...

ETHEL MERMAN by VANDAMM / ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1946)
ETHEL MERMAN by VANDAMM / ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1946) $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton, William O'Neil, Lea Penman, dir: Joshua Logan; Shubert Organization.

The original great Irving Berlin Broadway musical. The show includes some of the most famous songs ever written for a musical. Ethel Merman created her legendary role of Annie Oakley, the celebrated sharp shooter and star of Buffalo Bill's traveling show.

Ethel appears here as Annie attends a function in Europe sporting her medals on her bodice. The song "Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night" is from...

LILI DAMITA / ON BROADWAY (1932)
LILI DAMITA / ON BROADWAY (1932) $200.00

Vintage original 14 x 11" (35 x 28 cm.) sepia-tinted silver gelatin print still photo, USA. French film actress Lili Damita was best remembered for her marriages to Michael Curtiz (briefly while making films in Europe) and famously, Errol Flynn. She came into American films in 1929 with MGM's The Bridge of San Luis Rey and was popular for her French accent in early talkie films. She was featured in 1932 in the Broadway production of George White's Music Hall Vanities, for which this portrait was taken (ink stamped thus on the verso).

She would go back to Hollywood and make...

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM / WOODY ALLEN ON BROADWAY (1969)
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM / WOODY ALLEN ON BROADWAY (1969) $450.00

Set of four (4) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photos, USA. Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Diana Walker, Jerry Lacy, Sheila Sullivan, dir; Herbert Ross; David Merrick Production. Woody Allen's Broadway debut in which he starred and wrote the script.

The plot involved a recently-divorced film magazine writer who decides to restart his romantic life. He falls in love with the wife of his best friend and seeks advice from this ghost of his idol, Humphrey Bogart. Quoting Bogart's lines from Casablanca, he tells her that it is best she...

RAISIN (1973-75)
RAISIN (1973-75) $50.00

Set of thirteen (13) vintage original print still photos, 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) and some a bit smaller -- six (6) document the original Broadway cast of 1973, which included Joe Morton, Deborah Allen, and Ralph Carter. The other seven (7) photos are of touring casts from 1975. All the 1973 photos have typed text on verso, and some of the other photos also have text on verso. Included are three pages of mimeographed press releases.

This musical, adapted from A Raisin in the Sun, was directed and choreographed by Donald McKayle; it met with success during...

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 1
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 1 $550.00

Vintage original 9 x 13" double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker, Frank Conlan, Josephine Hull, George Tobias, Oscar Polk, staged by George S, Kaufman; Booth, Imperial and Ambassador Theatres. Produced by Sam Harris, from the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman script, Kaufman had a new hit on his hands the same time his Stage Door was running, In fact, famous theatrical photographer Alfredo Valente, captured Kaufman, and cast as they rehearsed on the stage set for that very play.

Here they are doing an early table read with Kaufman and Hart at...

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 2
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 2 $500.00

Vintage original 10 x 13 " (25 x 33 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker, Frank Conlan, Josephine Hull, George Tobias, Oscar Polk, staged by George S, Kaufman; Booth, Imperial and Ambassador Theatres. Produced by Sam Harris, from the Moss hart and George S. Kaufman script, Kaufman had a new hit on his hands at the same time his Stage Door was running, In fact, famous theatrical photographer Alfredo Valente captured Kaufman and cast as they rehearsed on the stage set for that very play.

Here they are doing an early table read...

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 3
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (BROADWAY) (1936) - 3 $500.00

Vintage original 9 x 13" (24 x 32 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker, Frank Conlan, Josephine Hull, George Tobias, Oscar Polk, stag: George S, Kaufman; Booth, Imperial and Ambassador Theatres. Prod: Sam Harris, from the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman script. Of course, Frank Capra would immortalize the story a year later in the Academy Award-winning film about the antics of an eccentric family.

Here, in a scene showing much of the stage, the family performs their various tasks. Amongst the actors shown are George Tobias, Henry Travers, Oscar Polk and...

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Bette & Joan

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Bette & Joan