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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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

LIZA MINNELLI REHEARSES BEST FOOT FORWARD (1963)
LIZA MINNELLI REHEARSES BEST FOOT FORWARD (1963) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ½ x 10” (18 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Born into showbiz royalty, Liza Minnelli was well versed in the entertainment arts and even appeared on film and stage with her mother during her non-traditional childhood.  She wanted to make it on her own though and ran off to New York City at 16. Struggling for a while, she landed the role of Ethel Hoffinger in the off-Broadway revival of BEST FOOT FORWARD. She broke...

LOOS, ANITA GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1949) Vintage original theater script.
LOOS, ANITA GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1949) Vintage original theater script. $1,250.00 SOLD

4to, brad bound, limp wrappers with typed label affixed to front cover, 10,2,16,21,3,6,2,22,14,3,11,13,5 pp., some light wear to edges of wrappers and a few pages slightly frayed at margins, there are a few scattered revisions to text in an unknown hand,generally very good+ in very good wrappers.

Anita Loos and Joseph Fields wrote the book (adapted from the novel by Loos) for this very successful Broadway musical, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Leo Robin.  Carol Channing had a career-making role in the...

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