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AMBUSHERS SLAYGIRL PIN UP DOOR PANEL POSTER No. 4 (1967)
AMBUSHERS SLAYGIRL PIN UP DOOR PANEL POSTER No. 4 (1967) $450.00

Vintage original 20 x 60” (50 x 150 cm.) poster, USA. Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule, James Gregory, dir: Henry Levin; Columbia Pictures. Elements of science fiction entered with Matt Helm thriller comedy.  This time a government space flying saucer is hijacked and Matt is sent to Acapulco to recover it in the guise of a fashion photographer.  He is distracted by the models he is assigned to take pictures of and in this Bond spoof they are called Slaygirls. Twelve actresses were cast as Slaygirls.  This...

AMBUSHERS SLAYGIRL PIN UP DOOR PANEL POSTER No. 6 (1967)
AMBUSHERS SLAYGIRL PIN UP DOOR PANEL POSTER No. 6 (1967) $450.00

Vintage original 20 x 60” (50 x 150 cm.) poster, USA. Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule, James Gregory, dir: Henry Levin; Columbia Pictures. Elements of science fiction entered with Matt Helm thriller comedy.  This time a government space flying saucer is hijacked and Matt is sent to Acapulco to recover it in the guise of a fashion photographer.  He is distracted by the models he is assigned to take pictures of and in this Bond spoof they are called Slaygirls. Twelve actresses were cast as Slaygirls.  Poster is rolled and has...

AVA GARDNER / BY CLARENCE BULL (1945)
AVA GARDNER / BY CLARENCE BULL (1945) $375.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin key set print still portrait, USA.

Her picture appeared in the New York photo studio of her brother-in-law when an MGM talent person walked by; she was subsequently brought to Los Angeles and the North Carolina tobacco farm-born 18-year-old was put under contract in 1941. For four years she was placed in a myriad of bit roles while she learned her craft. It was her beauty that MGM wanted but, under the studio system, she was trained to be a good film actress. Part...

BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT
BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, dir: Howard Hawks, Warner Brothers.

Michigan-born model turned film actress Martha Vickers got her big break in this noir classic. She had been playing uncredited hostess-type roles for nearly three years at various studios. At age 20 she won the role of Lauren Bacall's thumb-sucking nymphet teen sister. This led to a string of "bad girl" roles. Her romantic life was abundant and she even became one of Mickey Rooney's eight wives....

BITTER RICE [RIZ AMARO] (1949)
BITTER RICE [RIZ AMARO] (1949) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Vittoria Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, dir: Giuseppe De Santis; Lux Films. Story of a criminal couple on the run, she gets work in a group of rice workers and meets another woman who is waiting for her soldier boyfriend to be discharged. The two couples then join forces and embark on a complicated story of romance, robbery and murder. One of the classics of Italian Neo-Realism, the film had an American release in September of 1950.

In still BT-41, Silvana Mangano...

COVER GIRL (1944)
COVER GIRL (1944) $1,200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Rita Hayworth, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. This scarce lobby card is arguably the single most sought after and desirable of all 1940s pin up cards, and it is a very difficult piece to find. There has been some minor touch-up to blank margins to address what were some scattered stains, overall VERY GOOD+.

DIANA DORS / PICTUREGOER (ca. 1955)
DIANA DORS / PICTUREGOER (ca. 1955) $300.00

Vintage original 19; x 29" (50 x 75 cm.) poster, UK. During 1955 and 1956, Diana Dors wrote a series of articles for her native UK movie magazine Picturegoer. In them, she talked about her work in British films and her trip to Hollywood to make American films. Usually the covers for this magazine were in duotone, making this full-color promotional poster advertising Diana and her stories unique. Making her debut as a teen, Dors remained popular and working in various film and TV projects until her early death in 1984.

This magazine promo is from her most prolific period, in...

DOROTHY LAMOUR (1937)
DOROTHY LAMOUR (1937) $200.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Born in New Orleans, the stunning and sultry Lamour was crowned Miss New Orleans in 1931, then became a band singer and radio performer. She worked her way up with bit roles in films before her breakthrough role in THE JUNGLE PRINCESS. The film was released at Christmas 1936, and she became an iconic film figure wearing her sarong (supposedly designed by uncredited Edith Head).

Paramount had a gold mine and promoted Lamour in a host of sarong-type wear throughout 1937, no matter...

EDY WILLIAMS IN WHERE IT’S AT WITH BOGEY (1969)
EDY WILLIAMS IN WHERE IT’S AT WITH BOGEY (1969) $150.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. David Janssen, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Drivas, Brenda Vaccaro, Don Rickles, Edy Adams, dir: Garson Kanin; United Artists.  Garson Kanin offered up this sixties generation comedy about an off -beat father and son relationship. Edy Williams, popular at the time for BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS played one of the open minded sons’ (Robert Drivas) many girlfriends. Much of the film was shot on location...

GIRL WITH AN ITCH (1958)
GIRL WITH AN ITCH (1958) $950.00

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Kathy Marlowe, Robert Armstrong, Robert Clarke, Scott Douglas, dir: Ronald V. Ashcroft; Don-Tru Company. The story of a drifter -- a sexy hitch-hiking girl (evident in this poster treatment) -- who is picked up by a widowed middle-aged rancher. When she learns of this she gets ideas, but his adult son is onto her. This B film was one of the first to openly portray nymphomania. Mary Lou Waverley (played with cold calculation by Kathy Marlowe) runs the gamut from manipulated sweetness and innocence to man-eater who...

JAYNE MANSFIELD / GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956)
JAYNE MANSFIELD / GIRL CAN'T HELP IT (1956) $150.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print photo, USA. Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Ray Anthony, dir: Frank Tashlin; Twentieth Century Fox. Jayne stands at her dressing room holding her Chihuahuas who are wearing sweaters which she knitted for them (according to the attached typed paper blurb at the bottom of the still -- and we know that studio publicity never made such things up!). The film was considered Jayne's film debut, though she had appeared in a few films already, and starred on Broadway.

A down-and-out gangster hires...

KIM NOVAK SEMI NUDE FOR PICNIC BY VAN PELT (1955)
KIM NOVAK SEMI NUDE FOR PICNIC BY VAN PELT (1955) $400.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Rosalind Russell, dir: Joshua Logan; Columbia. A cute cheesecake image of young and healthy Kim Novak taken during the dressing room scene of the classic filming of William Inge’s dramatic play. A rare original studio and photographer stamped photograph, one which does not appear in collections of Van Pelt’s photography. His...

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