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...

BABES ON BROADWAY (1941)
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $500.00 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...

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...

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.  

BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR)
BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Laurence Criner, Monet Hawley, dir: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper, Million Dollar Productions / Toddy Pictures. Filmed in New York City and released in 1938 as The Duke is Tops, this low budget all-black cast film made by Million Dollar Productions and released through them and Norman Distributing Company is a superb exploration of the black music scene in New York at the time.

A few years later, when Lena Horne had become a star of A production films at the major studios MGM and...

DON QUIXOTE (ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE) (1933)
DON QUIXOTE (ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE) (1933) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55 cm.) window card poster, USA. Feodor Chaliapin, Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, Miles Mander, Sidney Fox, dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst; United Artists. The story of an elderly gentlemen in 16th century Spain who goes mad after reading too much about chivalry, claims himself a knight and sets out with a small entourage to revive that age. With songs, this version of the famous tale would later be realized as the musical Man of La Mancha.

Three versions were filmed for 3 different languages -- English, French and German -- with the famous Russian-born...

FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933)
FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy black-and-white silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ruby Keeler, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley; Warner Bros. Brilliant still depicts fight between James Cagney and sailor which is part of the elaborate "Shanghai Lil" production number. At this time, Busby Berkeley mixed races and ethnicities in his production numbers fairly often, something which no other filmmaker of the time ventured to do, thus giving the production numbers true authenticity.

That is evident in still FP 176. There is typed information about the film and...

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, Elliott Reid, dir: Howard Hawks; Twentieth Century Fox. Wonderfully entertaining tale of two show girls travelling to Paris, who are followed by a private eye to ensure they behave as they are tempted by generous men aboard ship and upon arrival.

From the popular Broadway show based on Anita Loos' story, the character of Lorelei Lee and the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" had already been immortalized by the original, Carol Channing, but here Marilyn Monroe also made...

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer $4,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original writer's working script for the 1953 film, USA.

A key working script from Howard Hawks' classic musical, adapted by Charles Lederer and based on both the 1949 Broadway musical and the original non-musical 1928 novel and screenplay by Anita Loos. A definitive take on a classic story, pulling together the best aspects of the two earlier versions, and famously pairing Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Russell was then at the peak of her career; Monroe was just at the point of transitioning to the highest level of stardom.

Pale blue studio wrappers, noted as copy no. 499 and rubber-stamped production...

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