MUSICAL-DANCE

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365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934)
365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934) $6,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (68 x 103 cm.) stone litho one sheet poster, USA. Alice Faye, James Dunn, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, dir: George Marshall; Fox Films. An absolutely legendary, rare and not often offered classic Hollywood poster.

The story of a down-and-out film director who takes to teaching at a film school where he discovers a genuinely talented girl is forgettable. It would be one of the last Fox musicals before the merger with Twentieth Century, and Alice Faye would become the studio's top musical star (evident that she was on her way in this poster in...

ANN-MARGRET BY AL LEVINE / DAMES AT SEA (1971)
ANN-MARGRET BY AL LEVINE / DAMES AT SEA (1971) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original black-and-white 14 x 11" (35 x 28 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ann-Margret, Harvey Evans, Fred Gwynne, Anne Meara, Ann Miller, Dick Shawn, dir: Walter C. Miller: NBC. Ann-Margret is caught by Al Levine's camera deep in concentration while filming the TV movie special Dames at Sea. Based on the hit off-Broadway show of the time (featuring Bernadette Peters), this was a scaled-down tribute to the Busby Berkeley/Warner Brothers musicals of the 1930s. At the time, TV audiences welcomed broadcast versions of stage musicals.

The "N.B.C. photo by Al Levine" stamp is on the...

ANYTHING GOES (1934)
ANYTHING GOES (1934) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino, dir: Lewis Milestone, Paramount. Ethel Merman wears quite the baubles as she feeds Bing Crosby and olive from a martini. This was one of the very few times Merman was allowed to reprise a role she had created on Broadway on film. She plays the vivacious Reno Sweeny.

Unfortunately, the film makers did not translate the original show to the screen and opted to make it a Bing Crosby vehicle instead with new songs and retaining only four of the shows...

APPLAUSE (1929)
APPLAUSE (1929) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14”  (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA.  Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., dir: Rouben Mamoulian; Paramount.  Perhaps the finest of the earliest backstage musicals, directed by the brilliant Rouben Mamoulian. This was his very first film. Right from the start, Mamoulian knew how to make his camera move and tell a story even with the confines of the technical issues of early sound film making.  Helen Morgan brilliantly made the transition from Broadway theatre acting (she was the original Julie of...

BABES ON BROADWAY (1941)
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, dir: Busby Berkeley; MGM. An essential Mickey and Judy musical with simple story and sets and spectacular large scale musical numbers.

The setting this time was New York City, where the teens are all aspiring Broadway performers -- and by the end of the film, they ARE on Broadway. Shirley Temple was signed at MGM to join them but Ma Temple felt Mickey and Judy would outshine her, so she went to do the flop Kathleen...

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...

BARBRA STREISAND WEARS WHITE FUR AT PIERRE TRUDEAU EVENT (1970)
BARBRA STREISAND WEARS WHITE FUR AT PIERRE TRUDEAU EVENT (1970) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Barbra Streisand.  Always a trend and fashion setter----- with her own unique style during each period, Barbra Streisand attends an event in 1970 wearing a white wool gown and coat trimmed in white mink with matching fur hat and muff. This was right at the time she had just won an Academy Award as Best Actress for FUNNY GIRL, had HELLO DOLLY in release and was making ON A CLEAR DAY...

BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 2
BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 2 $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. W. C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Bob Hope, Lynne Overman, Ben Blue, dir: Mitchell Leisen; Paramount. One of the finest and best remembered of the 1930s musicals, if for no other reason than the introduction, by Ross and Hope (his first feature role), of the classic song "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Academy Award. Martha Raye, who did her own stunts in a raucously entertaining number, was ingeniously cast as W. C. Fields' daughter (in his last film for Paramount). Everyone shone...

BIG TOWN GIRL (1937)
BIG TOWN GIRL (1937) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Claire Trevor, Donald Woods, Alan Dinehart, Alan Baxter, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox. Outstanding portraiture highlights this presentation for the story about a songstress who becomes a radio star and finds it necessary to disguise her identity because of her criminal husband. She becomes known as the personality "The Masked Countess." The sixty-six-minute B-musical features songs by Sidney Claire and Harry Akst, writers of many popular songs of the 1930s. On linen, there are some small little stains and dings, mostly in blank areas, VERY...

BLUE ANGEL, THE/WITH MARLENE DIETRICH AND EMIL JANNINGS (1930)
BLUE ANGEL, THE/WITH MARLENE DIETRICH AND EMIL JANNINGS (1930) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kur Gerron, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount/UFA. Filmed in 1929 in both a German and English speaking version, this classic is known to be Germany’s first full length talking film. It made Marlene Dietrich an immortal star.  Many star actresses were considered for the German UFA/Paramount film but director von Sternberg selected the little known Dietrich because of her blasé attitude. An affair which would last for...

BOLERO WITH CAROLE LOMBARD AND GEORGE RAFT (1934)
BOLERO WITH CAROLE LOMBARD AND GEORGE RAFT (1934) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. George Raft, Carole Lombard, Sally Rand, Frances Drake, William Frawley, Gertrude Michael, dir: Wesley Ruggles/Mitchell Leisen; Paramount.  This film was famous for its torrid dance performance by Lombard and Raft to Ravel’s “Bolero.”  Paramount envisioned the duo as competition to RKO’s Astaire and Rogers’s team and they would also do a second film of this type called RHUMBA as this film was quite a hit. Though perhaps...

BOY FRIEND, THE (1971)
BOY FRIEND, THE (1971) $0.00 SOLD

Set of fourteen (14) 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photos, USA.  Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Tommy Tune, dir: Ken Russell; MGM.  One of Russell’s wildest films---in which he sets out to do a Busby Berkeley-style 30’s musical through a prism of early 70’s psychedelia, and succeeds in creating one of the most remarkable of all of the 70’s revisionist films.   Most of the photos have mimeographed descriptive text on verso, JUST ABOUT FINE.  

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