ADVENTURE

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BLACK SWAN, THE (1942)
BLACK SWAN, THE (1942) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, dir: Henry King; Twentieth Century Fox. None other than Ben Hecht and Seton I. Miller wrote the screenplay which brought Rafael Sabatino's swashbuckling pirate tale to the Technicolor screen. For the most part, though, the writers used the title and wrote an original story. Set in Jamaica, there was second unit footage from that country, Mexico, Cuba, Honduras and Florida, but most of the filming took place on Stage 6 of the Twentieth Century Fox lot....

CHINA SEAS (1935)
CHINA SEAS (1935) $0.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card poster, USA. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, C. Aubrey Smith, dir: Tay Garnett; MGM. When sexy "China Doll" Dolly Portland (Harlow) is spurned romantically over socialite Sybil (Russell) by virile Captain Gaskell (Gable), she and drinking pal Jamesy (Beery) let aboard their Hong Kong-bound ship some gold-seeking Asian pirates who threaten to take over. The adventure film, which pushed the button as far as it could in the post-production code era (a scene of Harlow drenched during a typhoon storm wearing a satin gown...

COBRA VERDE (1987)
COBRA VERDE (1987) $450.00

Set of 6 vintage original 16 ½ x 24 ½” (42 x 62 cm.) photographs, Germany. Klaus Kinski, dir: Werner Herzog; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.  

Very scarce set of large-format color photographs from this film (Herzog’s last pairing with Kinski, whose emotional outbursts continually threw the production into chaos) about a slave trader, filmed in Brazil, Colombia, and Brazil.                            

FORBIDDEN ADVENTURE (ca. 1937)
FORBIDDEN ADVENTURE (ca. 1937) $750.00

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 105 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. This is the US-release poster for the 1935 UK exploitation film ANGKOR. The film was a documentary in the "Mondo" style and initially consisted of a basic travelogue of footage shot in Cambodia supposedly during World War I telling the story of the sacred monkeys. The footage was actually stock footage which the filmmakers spiced up by traveling to Los Angeles and hiring prostitutes from the well-known Selma Street brothel to cavort topless, the footage which was then inserted (they were menaced by a gorilla in the...

ON THE HIGH SEAS (1922)
ON THE HIGH SEAS (1922) $150.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Dorothy Dalton, Jack Holt, Mitchell Lewis, William Boyd, dir: Irvin Willat; Paramount. The drama of three castaways, all from different levels of society, brought together on a deserted schooner in the ocean.

Presented here are stars Dorothy Dalton and Jack Holt. Holt would go on through the 1940s as a Western and adventure actor. Dalton was a star of silents, but would give up her career for marriage in 1924. Their co-star Mitchell Lewis would go on to play uncredited bits in films through the 1950s, most notably as...

ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939)
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939) $400.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthlemess, dir: Howard Hawks; Columbia. A classic film from Hollywood's golden year of 1939. Story is set at a small airport in South America, it involves the dramas of the pilots and their ladies.

In close up in the main image at the side bar are the films two stars, Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. In any other year the superb film would have had many Academy Award nominations; in this highly competitive year it came away with two deserved nominations, that...

PREHISTORIC WOMEN (1950)
PREHISTORIC WOMEN (1950) $150.00

Vintage original 16 x 16" (40 x 40 cm.) pressbook; folio, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., USA. Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon, Mara Lynn, dir: Gregg C. Tallas; Eagle-Lion Films. A sort of female Tarzan escapade with a bit of a plot and championing women's lib -- at least up to a point. The women hate men, but realize that they are a necessary evil, and in the end they are even submissive to them. Most of this was filmed right in the heart of Hollywood with some locations at the Corriganville Ranch and atmospheric shots from Florida....

RANGO (1931)
RANGO (1931) $0.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Claude King, Rango, Douglas Scott, dir: Ernest B. Schoedsack; Paramount. One of the wonderful documentary-style narrative films which writer/director/producer/cinematographer Ernest B. Schoedsack made prior to his horror fantasy, KING KONG (1933), and one which tells us just how "autobiographical" the Kong story actually was. Shoedsack and company traveled to the jungles of Achin in northwest Sumatra, Indonesia (as did the crew on the Kong voyage), to film. He used native tribes and the story of how man must treat the orangutan with respect and be friends, the story...

TABU [TURIA] (1931) Three variant scripts for 1931 film by F.W. Murnau & Robert J. Flaherty
TABU [TURIA] (1931) Three variant scripts for 1931 film by F.W. Murnau & Robert J. Flaherty $5,000.00

Three (3) vintage original variant scripts (outline, synopsis, and treatment) for the 1931 film. The original 15-page "story" (outline), offered with the original 31-page "synopsis" and the original 40-page "story" (treatment). All scripts are original vintage mimeographs. The outline and synopsis are both file copies done for the MGM Script Department, is stated on the front wrapper as having been run off January 19, 1934 and January 31, 1934 (at a time when MGM was considering doing a remake of the film as a talking film, which would have starred Johnny Weismuller and Lupe Velez -- a project which did...

TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934)
TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934) $2,500.00

Vintage original 8 x 14" (20 x 36 cm.) mini/midget window card, USA, Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, dir: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway; MGM. The best and the most loved of the Johnny Weismuller Tarzan series, which ran from 1932 through 1942 at MGM with the lovely O'Sullivan as Jane, and then continued at RKO between 1943 and 1948.

This is also the sexiest of the titles, with O'Sullivan in her two-piece jungle wear and Weissmuller in his abbreviated loin cloth. It contained the still-controversial nude swim scene, which could be shown during the initial April 1934 release....

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944)
TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944) $550.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Charmichael, Sheldon Leonard; dir: Howard Hawks; Warner Brothers.

Brilliant screenplay by Jules Furthman and William Faulkner from the Ernest Hemingway novel (though the book was not strictly followed) and direction by Howard Hawks make this a top classic. Set in 1940 Martinique, as WWII is about to rage, where Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) and his assistant, the alcoholic Eddie (Walter Brennan) operate a boat-for-hire business. They take a job from the resistance fighters (violating their neutrality) and trouble breaks out....

YOUNG EAGLES (1934)
YOUNG EAGLES (1934) $600.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Bobby Cox, Jim Vance, Carter Dixon, Iron Eyes Cody, dir: Edward Laurier, Vin Moore; First Division Pictures. 12 part serial about two Eagle Scouts (of the Boy Scouts) who are lost and captured in the jungles of Central America, and eventually rescued by the U.S. government. Unfolded, there are three repairs on back to small tears, all done with archival paper, VERY GOOD.

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