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ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971)
ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Alexis Smith took over Broadway in Harold Prince’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical FOLLIES. It is the story of a reunion of the performers of Weismann’s Follies at the theatre in which the shows were performed.  The theatre is about to be torn down and the group remembers the good times and the bad! Alexis was in good company with a few of the stars of her Hollywood heyday including...

ANDY WARHOL/PORK (1971)
ANDY WARHOL/PORK (1971) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original borderless 6 ½ x 10” (17 x 26 cm.) photo, USA.

Shows Wayne County, Cleve Reller, Anthony Zanetta (with the camera, playing a fictionalized version of Warhol), and Warhol in foreground.   Handwritten on back (does not show through) in ink: “5/71  Andy Warhol and ‘Pork” company Credit: Jack Mitchell.”

This play, written by Warhol and Anthony Ingrassia, opened at the LaMamaTheatre in New York...

ANGELA LANSBURY IN MAME ON BROADWAY (1966)
ANGELA LANSBURY IN MAME ON BROADWAY (1966) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Upon arriving from London in 1943, Angela Lansbury started her acting career as a leading character in the MGM film GASLIGHT. She was just 18 and for the next 20 plus years played a great variety of characters on film and television.  She conquered Broadway in 1966 with MAME, the Jerry Herman musical based on the novel (and film) by Patrick Dennis, AUNTIE MAME. Written for Judy...

BAND WAGON, THE/ FRED ASTAIRE ON BROADWAY (1932)
BAND WAGON, THE/ FRED ASTAIRE ON BROADWAY (1932) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original double weight borderless 9 x 7” (23 x 18 cm.) photo, USA.  Date-stamped and with stamp of photographer Vandamm Studio on back.  One small chip in extreme right bottom edge, and mend on back with archival paper, NEAR FINE.

Portrait of a very young, and mustachioed, Fred Astaire, as he appeared in the musical review, which had music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Howard Dietz, and a book by Dietz and George S. Kaufman.  Astaire was to make his movie debut in 1933 in DANCING LADY, followed...

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

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...

CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977)
CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card poster, USA. 

Canadian Russell Craig Eadie, who preferred to go by his stage name of Craig Russell, made a career for himself impersonating a wide range of female artists.  His diverse repertoire included Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Mae West, Shirley Bassey, and even Anita Bryant.  This is a poster for an off-Broadway stage show which highlighted his talents.  There exist two variants of this...

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

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 SOLD

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...

EVA TANGUAY PORTRAIT (c. 1925)
EVA TANGUAY PORTRAIT (c. 1925) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10 black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin custom print still photo, USA. Born in Canada in 1878, Eva was known as “the girl who made Vaudeville famous”, “The Queen of Vaudeville” and the “I Don’t Care girl” (for the song by that name, her most popular hit).   It was her enthusiasm, not her voice which wowed audiences.  She was one of the first Florence Ziegfeld stars and was known for her outrageous publicity campaigns and lavish costumes.  One exploit had her marrying...

EVELYN NESBIT STUDIO PORTRAIT (C. 1901)
EVELYN NESBIT STUDIO PORTRAIT (C. 1901) $300.00 SOLD

 Vintage original 4 ¾ x 7” (12 x 17 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Known as “the girl in the red velvet swing” and for the notorious scandal in which her husband her Kendall Thaw killed her lover Stanford White, here is a lovely cabinet size study of the beautiful actress, chorus girl, photographer’s model.  Nesbit, considered one of the most beautiful women of her time had been known for various love affairs including one with young John Barrymore.  Pressured...

FRONT PAGE, THE (1929, stage)
FRONT PAGE, THE (1929, stage) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card poster, USA.  Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s comedy about cynical journalists opened on Broadway on April 14, 1928, in a production directed by George S. Kaufman.  It met with success, and, the following year, the production went on a national tour, and this poster was used for its appearance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. in October, 1929.  Poster has one horizontal center fold, with some minor paper loss at edges of fold line and chipping...

JULIE ANDREWS IN MY FAIR LADY ON BROADWAY (1956)
JULIE ANDREWS IN MY FAIR LADY ON BROADWAY (1956) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, dir: Moss Hart; Mark Hellinger Theatre.  New discovery Julie Andrews became a Broadway star when she premiered on March 15, 1956 in the Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION.  The play had been approached several times in translating to a musical, but the original structure proved impossible for the form.  When Shaw died in 1950, Lerner and Loewe were asked to approach it,...

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