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(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $2,250.00 SOLD

 Folio, orange boards, with embossed Columbia Pictures seal and 1933-1934 notation both in silver foil on front, about 90 pp., some rubbing and spine wear to covers, internally in virtually immaculate condition, just about fine in very good binding.

An extremely impressive book, with a plethora of double-page plates, all in very rich, dramatic colors, and with the typical kinds of sexually suggestive illustration characteristic of the pre-Code era, which would abruptly come to an end a year later.  Columbia’s fortunes had greatly improved since the silent era, and...

ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949) $450.00 SOLD

 Vintage original pressbook, folio, 8 pp., folio,  17 x 11” (43.5 x 28 cm.).  Carol Marsh, Pamela Brown, dir: Dallas Bower; Souvaine Selective Pictures. One light horizontal fold (as issued), NEAR FINE.

A very scarce booklet issued for the U.S. release of this Lewis Carroll adaptation---a French film featuring an elaborate use of stop-motion puppetry organized by produced Lou Bunin, a mid-Century master puppeteer, to which was added British live action footage of such characters as...

AUTOGRAPH HOUND WITH GRETA GARBO, HARPO MARX AND HUGH HERBERT (1939)
AUTOGRAPH HOUND WITH GRETA GARBO, HARPO MARX AND HUGH HERBERT (1939) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Sara Berner, Billy Belcher, Clarence Nash, dir: Jack King; Walt Disney Productions/RKO. Autograph hound and celebrity Donald Duck manages to get autographs from some of his favorite stars such as Greta Garbo, Mickey Rooney, Sonja Henie and Shirley Temple before he is recognized and everyone starts asking him for his.  In this rare still of the title sequence, we see Disney’s artist inspired renderings of Harpo Marx,...

BEATLES IN A HARD DAY’S NIGHT Original Photo (1964)
BEATLES IN A HARD DAY’S NIGHT Original Photo (1964) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr), dir: Richard Lester; United Artists.  The first film to feature the Beatles.  The film caught the legendary group at their early zenith. A milestone in pop culture history, it proposed to be the story of a typical day with the group. In this publicity image each of the fab four appear to have his very own schoolgirl hair dresser.  It is coded HDN011...

BONE TROUBLE STARRING PLUTO (1940)
BONE TROUBLE STARRING PLUTO (1940) $300.00 SOLD

  (7) Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Lee Miller, dir: Jack Kinnney: Walt Disney Productions: RKO. When Pluto’s dish is empty he attempts to take sleeping Butch the Bulldog’s bone, but Butch wakes up.  They have a chase through a funhouse of mirrors, therefore the images in this rare group of photographs from the Disney animated short.  They display very minor use. ABOUT FINE.    

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LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955)
LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Stan Freberg, Verna Felton, George Givot, dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske; Walt Disney Productions. The story of Lady, the genteel golden cocker spaniel who meets streetwise mongrel Tramp, and the adventures that they have.

One of Disney's finest classics, and the first animation film to be presented in Cinemascope. The process and ideas for making this feature went back to 1937 and it was one of the few original stories developed by the studio (Ward Green turned his...

MICKEY MOUSE IN THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR (1938)
MICKEY MOUSE IN THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR (1938) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden (Voices) dir: Bill Roberts; Walt Disney Productions/RKO. The brave little tailor (Mickey Mouse) must fight a threatening giant when the townspeople believe his boasting about killing flies.  Here mickey is seen on the village set.  Photo is coded R.M. H.-41. The story was based on the Brothers Grimm THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR and was filmed in Technicolor...

PETER PAN (1953)
PETER PAN (1953) $1,000.00 SOLD

Group of thirty-one (31) 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conreid, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins, dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney; Walt Disney. J. M. Barrie's classic story of childhood and a boy who never wants to grow up was given the Disney treatment in 1953. There have been many versions, but this is the most popular film rendition.

Presented here is an outstanding collection of original publicity images sent out for the film's original 1953 release. All of the...

PINOCCHIO (1940)
PINOCCHIO (1940) $2,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 15" (33 x 38 cm.) deluxe lithograph card set with inset and envelope, USA. Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable; dir: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sarpsteen; Walt Disney Productions/Distributed by RKO. The beautiful Walt Disney Academy Award-winning classic.

Story of a marionette whose creator wishes he were a real boy. Encountering many adventures and learning lessons of life, he eventually does -- with the help of his friends Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy -- become a real boy.

This exquisite set was made in very limited numbers for the film's New York City premiere...

PINOCCHIO SPECIAL LITHO PRINT (1940)
PINOCCHIO SPECIAL LITHO PRINT (1940) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 15” (33 x 38 cm.) deluxe lithograph card, USA.  Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable; dir: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sarpsteen; Walt Disney Productions/Distributed by RKO. The beautiful Walt Disney Academy Award winning classic. Story of a marionette, whose creator wishes that he were a real boy.  Encountering many adventures and learning lessons of life, he eventually does, with the help of his friend Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy, become a real boy. This card is part of an exquisite...

RKO 1942-1943 RKO’S VICTORY PROGRAM [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
RKO 1942-1943 RKO’S VICTORY PROGRAM [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $1,750.00 SOLD

Folio, about 60 pp., limp printed, blue wrappers.  Spiral bound, the wrappers originally had a kind of cellophane overwrap, parts of which have peeled off, there is some marginal wear to wrappers, overall very good+.

An impressive book, which touts many double-page trade ads.  That includes large 15 x 22” (32 x 56 cm.)  ones for Orson Welles’ JOURNEY INTO FEAR, a series of Tarzan films, and one for Disney’s BAMBI (which most Disney collectors would consider, hands down, the finest published illustration art for this film).    There are also other large trade ads for ONCE UPON...

THREE CABALLEROS, THE (1944)
THREE CABALLEROS, THE (1944) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway, Clarence Nash (Donald Duck), Joaquin Garay (Panchito), Jose Oliveira (Jose Carioca), dir: Norman Ferguson, Harold Young; Walt Disney Productions.

This was Walt Disney's inspired effort for the World War II effort to improve America's relations with the South American countries. It became one of the best loved and most popular of the Hollywood movie studios' effort in this endeavor. Locations were filmed in Acapulco, Veracruz and Patzuaro, Mexico, for the establishing and live action shots. Brazilian entertainer Aurora Miranda (sister to...

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