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ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958) $1,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 x 46" (78 x 117 cm.) poster, France. Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, dir: Roy Ward Baker; Rank Organisation. There have been several fine depictions on film of the epic tragedy of RMS Titanic, this one based on Walter Lord's definitive book. Even with the most recent epic film telling, critics still consider this "the definitive cinematic telling of the story," (Heyer 2012, p.104). Because many of the survivors were living when the book and film were made, exact accuracy could be achieved and the film was made in order of sequence.
BEN-HUR (1959) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) affiche poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler: MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climatic chariot race.
FANNY AND ALEXANDER [FANNY OCH ALEXANDER] (1982) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 39 ¼ x 27 ½” (100 x 70 cm.) poster, Sweden. Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Erland Josephson, dir: Ingmar Bergman; Sandrews.
Bergman’s last theatrical feature, a film considered by many as one of his greatest works---an autobiographical fiction, based on the unhappy childhood that he and his sister experienced after their father died, and their mother then married an extremely strict and unloving Lutheran pastor.
This poster is for the film’s original Swedish release. Although another Swedish poster (an advance poster, lacking...
RAN (SET OF PHOTOS ) (1985) $150.00 SOLD
Set of 7 8 x 10” 920 x 25 cm.) photos, USA. Tatsuya Nakadai, dir: Akira Kurosawa; Orion Classics. One photo has a few notations in margins for printing purposes, generally NEAR FINE.Kurosawa, late in his career, turned to Shakespeare, for the third time, on this occasion with a masterful adaptation of KING LEAR. A high point of Japanese cinema.
RUDOLPH VALENTINO / FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (1921) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, Nigel De Brulier, Wallace Beery, Jean Hersholt, dir: Rex Ingram; Metro. The film which made Rudolph Valentino a legend. It earned ten million dollars during it's initial release ($300 million in today's dollars) and is famous for the torrid tango scene, but the film is much more. It is the story of the devastation of the Great War (having just ended in 1918) on the people of Argentina.
SCARLET EMPRESS, THE JUMBO WINDOW CARD(1934) $4,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28” (55 x 70 cm.) jumbo window card, USA. Marlene Dietrich, Sam Jaffe, John Loder, C. Aubrey Smith, Gavin Gordon, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount. A beautiful portrait rendering on this poster for one of film history’s most truly bizarre movies. Perhaps this was Von Sternberg’s answer for Dietrich to her great competitor Greta Garbo’s QUEEN CHRISTINA. While that film attempted to tell an accurate historical account of a historic queen, this film was a major experiment in style. The basis was the story of Princess Sophia of...
SPARTACUS (1961) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original 12 x 18" (31 x 47 cm.) record store counter display standee poster, USA. Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, dir: Stanley Kubrick; Universal. An extremely rare poster made for the original Decca Records soundtrack album. It was meant to be a standee, and it has the expected bend where the left-hand third of the poster was meant to be placed at an angle to the rest of it. Condition unused and superb, FINE.