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(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922)
(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922) $450.00 SOLD

Borderless vintage original 9 1/2 x 7 1/2” photo, fine.

Fitzgerald’s career took off immediately after Scribners’ very successful launch in 1920 of his first novel, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE.  He was also writing numerous short stories, which were finding ready publication in various mainstream magazines.  As a result, Hollywood immediately beckoned, and three films were produced in 1920 and 1921, all adapted from Fitzgerald stories: THE CHORUS GIRL’S ROMANCE and THE HUSBAND HUNTER, both 1920; and THE OFF-SHORE PIRATE, 1921. ...

BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947)
BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947) $0.00 SOLD

Two (2) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby cards nos. 3 and 4, USA. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Arturo De Cordova, dir: Arthur Lubin; United Artists.

Card no. 4 is the only lobby card ever made to show the great Billie Holiday (who, in this film, plays the role of a maid who falls in love with trumpeter Armstrong) -- she is the woman in the red hat to Armstrong's left. And the great Louis is also in card no. 3. A bit of scattered staining and slight signs of use, VERY GOOD+.

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COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945)
COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 16" (56 x 41 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). There is one smudge at center bottom, and some other signs of handling at the poster's extreme edges, overall NEAR FINE.

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DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945)
DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). The poster has wear from tape in various of its edges, but colors are still vibrant and fresh, VERY GOOD.

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HISTORIC 8 HOUR TRIBUTE TO CHARLES MINGUS, A (1979)
HISTORIC 8 HOUR TRIBUTE TO CHARLES MINGUS, A (1979) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 24 x 18" (91 x 46 cm.) poster, USA. Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was one of the greatest of 20th century American composers and musicians -- one of the masters of the double bass, one of the legendary greats in jazz history, and one of the most important American composers in any category of music. He died in early Jan. 1979 and soon after, this special eight-hour tribute was created in his honor, with such famous names as Charlie Hayden, Red Mitchell, Clifford Jordan, Alan Ginsberg, and Norman Mailer as part of the overall program at the Village Gate.

This...

LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943)
LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) window card poster, printed on cardboard stock, intended to be displayed either on a wall, or as a free-standing standee. An extremely scarce poster which Victor Records Company sent to record stores.

Lena Horne had a film contract with MGM all through the 1940s and early 1950s. After making a huge impression in CABIN IN THE SKY and her one loan out to Twentieth Century Fox for their 1943 STORMY WEATHER, Horne languished at MGM. She was always hoping for meaty roles (her dream role was Julie in SHOW BOAT, which the...

MILLS BROTHERS, THE (ca. 1960)
MILLS BROTHERS, THE (ca. 1960) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Mills Brothers, General Artists Corporation. Coming to prominence when they won an audition in 1930 for CBS Radio, the four Mills Brothers singing quartet were a huge hit for three decades. Figuring greatly in the history of American jazz of the 20th century, they made more than 2000 recordings and sold more than 50 million copies, garnered three dozen gold records and were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 1957, John, Sr. retired; the other brothers --...

RHYTHM IN A RIFF (1945)
RHYTHM IN A RIFF (1945) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card no. 3, USA. Billy Eckstine, Babe Wallace, Ray Moore, Sarah Harris, Ann Baker, Garfield Love, Hortense Allen, Producer: William Alexander; Astor Pictures. Not only is this an extremely rare card, but the film itself is nearly impossible to view. It was made in 1945 as a short made up of musical acts, the entire film lasting less than 30 minutes and with a slight plot. Billy Eckstine played Billy Martin, whose band is rebelling against him for a lack of playing gigs. He scores an audition with Joe...

STREET SCENE (1931)
STREET SCENE (1931) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 18 x 12" (45 x 30 cm.) pressbook, folio, 16 pp. including pull-out section, USA. Sylvia Sidney, Estelle Taylor, David Landau, Beulah Bondi, dir: King Vidor; Samuel Goldwyn. Brilliant early sound film based on the Elmer Rice play (Pulitzer Prize, 1929), featuring much of the Broadway cast and with a famous Alfred Newman jazz theme (used in numerous later films). The atmosphere of the film captures the tense and stifling feel of New York City tenement dwellers during the early Depression.

The story explores the daily lives and problems facing the working class of the big city and did...

THREE WEEKENDS WITH CLARA BOW AS FLAPPER (1928)
THREE WEEKENDS WITH CLARA BOW AS FLAPPER (1928) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 17” (35 x 42 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Clara Bow, Neil Hamilton, Harrison Ford, Lucille Powers, Jack Raymond, dir: Clarence G. Badger, Paramount. Clara Bow had become the star prolific popular writer Elinor Glyn wished to write stories for by 1928. For this script she had expert assistance, including that from John Farrow and Herman J. Mankiewicz.  Bow plays gold digging chorus girl Gladys O’Brien who falls for James Gordon (Neil Hamilton), believe him to be a wealthy playboy.  He is but an...

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