COSTUME-STORYBOARD-SETS

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FORTUNE, THE (1975) / COSTUME SKETCH BY ANTHEA SYLBERT
FORTUNE, THE (1975) / COSTUME SKETCH BY ANTHEA SYLBERT $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 20 x 15" (50 x 37 cm.) (without frame) costume sketch, USA. A stunning sketch design by Anthea Sylbert executed on artists board in gouache, paint and pen. This is for the character Freddie as portrayed by Stockard Channing. A super cast played in Mike Nichols comedy about a scheme to take a woman over state lines for immoral purposes despite the Mann-Act enforced at the time.

This sketch shows four (4) views of a very smart ca. 1920s day ensemble and comes with two swatches of fabric along with the note to change to costume to dark brown....

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953)
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953) $5,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 9" (33 x 23 cm.) watercolor sketch / poster maquette by Enzo Nistri, Italy.

For the original 4-fogli Italian poster for How to Marry a Millionaire, the Rome offices of 20th Century Fox commissioned Enzo Nistri to come up with a special design. The result was a captivating artwork of a young Marilyn Monroe in a tight green dress beckoning with her middle finger for the viewer to approach her. The actual poster is a supremely rare (and if found, supremely expensive) example of post-WWII film poster art (we have attached an example of it -- note...

IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962)
IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) $700.00 SOLD

Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm., board); 16 x 35" (41 x 87 cm., painting) production set sketch, USA. Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Micheline Presle, John Lund, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers, dir: Henry Levin; Universal. Lighthearted romantic comedy, so popular at the time, about a wealthy young socialite (Sandra Dee) who marries a photographer (Bobby Darin), and the complications which ensue when she follows her mother's advice regarding an envious friend. This film was a big glossy Ross Hunter production with costumes by Jean Louis and art direction by Alexander Golitzen, set décor by Howard Bristol.

This...

JOAN CRAWFORD IN LOUNGE WEAR (1928)
JOAN CRAWFORD IN LOUNGE WEAR (1928) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Joan Crawford, one of MGM’s first leading ladies became a star before the silent era was over.  She portrayed the ultimate jazz baby in OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS in 1928, having learned the craft of film acting starting in 1925.  From day one she played the star, and a big part of that job was posing endlessly for publicity photos, particularly those modeling every conceivable type of garment.  This ensemble in still...

JOAN CRAWFORD WEARS ADRIAN IN THE WOMEN BY WILLINGER (1939)
JOAN CRAWFORD WEARS ADRIAN IN THE WOMEN BY WILLINGER (1939) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Weidler, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main, dir: George Cukor: MGM. The original typed blurb on the verso of this still describes Joan Crawford as playing her first “heavy” in a film.  Indeed, Crawford had played likable and sympathetic characters often in rags to riches stories previously.  MGM cast her in...

LAUGH-IN / MICHAEL TRAVIS COSTUME SKETCH FOR DICK MARTIN, DENNIS ALLEN (ca. 1970)
LAUGH-IN / MICHAEL TRAVIS COSTUME SKETCH FOR DICK MARTIN, DENNIS ALLEN (ca. 1970) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 13 " (42 x 34 cm.) costume sketch [23 x 20" (57 x 50 cm.) with mat], USA. Costume designer Michael Travis has presented two eccentric men's costumes for a sketch on the now classic sketch-comedy show, LAUGH-IN, for series regulars Dick Martin and Dennis Allen. Allen was featured in 50 shows during the 1970-72 seasons.

The "#13" may relate to the episode number. Accomplished in mixed media. Sketch is on art paper and professionally-mounted and double-matted. The over-matting is a bit loose. Travis served as series costumer between 1968-71. Rarely do original pieces for the production...

MAJOR DUNDEE SET SKETCH/ SAM PECKINPAH (1965)
MAJOR DUNDEE SET SKETCH/ SAM PECKINPAH (1965) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 ½ x 24” (36 x 60 cm.) (On background board) sketch accomplished in gouache, USA.  Charleton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Columbia. This sketch represents a concept for set designers to consider for the epic Western film’s opening scene.  The story took place at the end of the Civil War in which a Cavalry officer led a group of Amery med and Confederate prisoners on an expedition into Mexico at attack a band of Apaches who had raided U. S....

MARILYN MONROE FOR THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954)
MARILYN MONROE FOR THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 11” (35 x 28 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O’Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Dan Daily, Johnny Ray, dir: Walter Lang; Twentieth Century Fox. The Irving Berlin song book saga was a true vehicle for Ethel Merman. Monroe was fast becoming a star and she was promised the lead in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH if she would participate in this film to boost its box office.  The role was written in for her...

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THE / CONCEPT AD ART BY BUELL (1934)
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THE / CONCEPT AD ART BY BUELL (1934) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 15" (20 x 38 cm.) ink and gauche conceptual advertising painting on art board, USA. Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, dir: Alexander Hall; Paramount. Set during the colonial war, a Hessian soldier in the British army falls for an American girl.

Advertising artist B. Buell has captured the features of stars Francis Lederer and Joan Bennett in his simple and charming art while suggesting the light weight romantic tone of the story. A rare film, only a nitrate print is known to survive. Rarely is art like this seen, which was most likely used...

TO CATCH A THIEF Grace Kelly Costume Sketch by Edith Head (1955)
TO CATCH A THIEF Grace Kelly Costume Sketch by Edith Head (1955) $5,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17” (35 x 42) sketch accomplished in ink, gouache and pencil on artist’s paper, USA. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount. Wonderfully romantic and suspenseful Hitchcock classic about a reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant as John Robie) who is suspected of returning to his former occupation when a wave of thefts occur on the Riviera. A copycat cat burglar is on the prowl and it is up...

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