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(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...
(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933) $950.00 SOLD
Vintage original pressbook (“Press Sheet and AD-SALES Catalogue”), UK.
Pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., 11 ½ x 9 ½” (30 x 24 cm.), pages partly coming loose, vg+.
1933 pre-code film, based on William Faulkner's 1931 novel, "Sanctuary." An extremely rare film, only shown at festivals on occasion since its release, with only one known nitrate print in storage...
AWAKENING, THE (1928) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Vilma Banky, Walter, Byron, Louis Wolheim, George Davis, dir: Victor Fleming; Samuel Goldwyn Company. A very fine example of early Art Deco design elements used on a movie poster. The film is lost and of interest is that it was Academy Award-nominated (for art direction to William Cameron Menzies) during the organization's second year. It was also a work by director Victor Fleming and a vehicle for top Goldwyn silent star, Vilma Banky. Brought from Russia, she was greatly celebrated until her thick accent proved too much...
BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931) $1,250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez, Joan Blondell, dir: William A. Seiter. Warner Brother First National Vitaphone. Brilliant Deco lettering and collage art highlight this layout, in which the image becomes part of the title treatment. The three top start, Young, Cortez and Albertson, are featured. The film is also a notorious Pre-Code film which Turner included in their "Forbidden Hollywood" campaign recently. The story was about a college girl who, when her lackluster boyfriend goes away with his band, decides to see if she can make...
BROADWAY (1929) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Merna Kennedy, Thomas E. Jackson, Robert Ellis, dir: Paul Fejos; Universal. Art Deco graphics highlight this card with a confrontational scene. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was distinguished by its innovative camera work, the director (Paul Fejos) having developed a crane which could move the cumbersome camera -- something which the barrage of backstage musicals had not been able to do to this point. Like most...
DOUBLEPATTE ET PATACHON (ca. 1930) $2,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 47 x 63" (120 x 160 cm.) grande affiche poster, France. A French stock poster for the Danish comedy team Pat and Patachon, who were popular from 1920 through the 1930s. They were immensely popular throughout Europe, and were an odd couple, something like Laurel and Hardy. This poster by Faria is one of the best examples of Art Deco film illustration that we have ever encountered. On linen, NEAR FINE.
EASY TO LOVE (1934) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Genevieve Tobin, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, dir: William Keighley; Warner Brothers. A Pre-Code image with Genevieve Tobin and Adolphe Menjou. Filmed in late-1933 and released in Jan. 1934, images and stores of this type would not be permitted starting in Apr. 1934 when the strict motion picture "Code" went into effect. Marital issues were the premise of this story, including suspected philandering and living together without being married. It was based on the Broadway play As Good As New, which ran for just 56 performances...
FAITHLESS (1932) $350.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tallulah Bankhead, Robert Montgomery, Hugh Hubert, dir: Harry Beaumont; MGM.
GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL (1929) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, dir: Millard Webb; Paramount.
GRAND HOTEL (1932) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card poster, USA. Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, dir: Edmund Goulding; MGM. The granddaddy of the all-star cast extravaganza. The mold was cast with this story of a group of different people staying at Berlin's luxury hotel (and based on Vicki Baum's book). Their dramas play out in the rooms of the hotel, some of them meeting and overlapping, but mostly each story plays itself out, with the cynical, bored and scarred doctor of the establishment (Lewis Stone) stating at the...
INSPIRATION (1931) $850.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 22" (56 x 71 cm.) window card poster, USA. Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau, Karn Morley, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Wonderful period deco font and layout presents the great Greta Garbo above the title of this melodramatic romance. A lovely portrait of her with leading man Robert Montgomery and the tagline "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ALL TALKING Picture" brought audiences into the theatre in 1931. It was Garbo's third talking film and people were excited to hear her speak. Beautifully photographed by William Daniels (Garbo's favorite) in the German style of the time, it contains...
MARX BROTHERS HORSE FEATHERS TRADE AD (1932) $1,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 12 ¼ x 18 ¾” (31 x 48 cm.) trade ad, USA. Marx Brothers, dir: Norman McLeod; Paramount. Stunning caricature artwork by Nat Karson, which I consider far superior to most of the extant Paramount theatrical posters for any Marx Brothers movies---and just about as rare! On linen, JUST ABOUT FINE.