LITERATURE INTO FILM

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(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936)
(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936) $375.00

Vintage original 7 ½ x 9 ½ (18 x 23 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, dir: William Dieterle; Warner Brothers. After being nominated in 1934 and winning an Academy Award in 1935, Warner Brothers continued to cast Bette Davis in mediocre roles and films.  So fed up was she that she sailed for England in 1936 after a suspension for refusing a role. Her intent was to work there, Warner stopped her and she sued.  Though she lost the suit, the studio did slowly...

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 1
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 1 $500.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Card features Anna (Greta Garbo) and Matt (Charles Bickford) in a romantic close-up. There are some staple holes, one area in her hand shows some minor abrasion, and there is light rubbing at edges, VERY GOOD.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 2
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 2 $450.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. A dramatic confrontation, in which Anna (Greta Garbo) is being torn between her father Chris (George F. Marion) and her suitor, Matt (Charles Bickford). There is evidence of staple and pin holes at edges, a diagonal crease at extreme bottom left, and some overall signs of light handling, VERY GOOD.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 3
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 3 $400.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Anna (Greta Garbo) and Matt (Charles Bickford) are at a carnival. She is having a great time, but he is looking very distracted. Slight handling wear to edges, some pinholes and rubbing at extreme corners, VERY GOOD+.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 4
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 4 $465.00

Vintage original 14 x 17" (34 x 43 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Chris (George F. Marion) is having breakfast and, typically, is drinking coffee from his saucer, as his daughter Anna (Greta Garbo) looks wistfully out to sea. A very haunting image. There are some small pinholes and other signs of handling to the edges, but a very solid copy of this rare card, VERY GOOD+.

ANNA MAGNANI / THE FUGITIVE KIND (1960)
ANNA MAGNANI / THE FUGITIVE KIND (1960) $1,000.00

Four (4) vintage original double weight photos, USA (three 10 x 13" [25 x 33 cm.] glossy photos, one 11 x 14" [28 x 36 cm.] matte finish photo). Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, dir: Sidney Lumet. Four portraits of the tempestuous Magnani -- and one is of her with Woodward. For this film, Williams adapted his play Orpheus Descending, and he wrote the adapted screenplay with Meade Roberts. One photo has the stamp on verso of the production company with credit: "Still photo by" NEAR FINE.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) $1,400.00

Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Madeleine Sherwood, dir: Richard Brooks; MGM.

The highly adult filming of Tennessee Williams' work was paramount in the loosening of the strict censorship code in film making, as were all films of Williams' work during this period. It was an actor's film, with each star perfectly cast to their role. If there were any question of it, Elizabeth Taylor was now grown up and a fine actress in her mature roles. It is difficult to think of anyone else as Maggie...

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1935)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1935) $200.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Peter Lorre, Edward Arnold, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, dir: Josef von Sternberg, Columbia. Wonderfully atmospheric character portrait of Peter Lorre as Raskolnikov in this Joseph von Sternberg-directed version of the Dostoyevsky novel. The script updated the story to reflect the bleak years of the Depression. Sternberg was contractually obligated to make the film and he disliked it. Though made on a B-movie budget, it proved to be greatly atmospheric and entertaining.

This portrait of Lorre is coded @C.O Corp. Peter Lorre -46....

DARK PASSAGE (1947)
DARK PASSAGE (1947) $2,500.00

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Tom d'Andrea; dir.: Delmer Daves. A much darker journey into the film noir realm for Bogart and Bacall than their early, wildly successful BIG SLEEP, this time from a lurid David Goodis novel of a man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, rescued by a concerned courtroom spectator (Bacall) and who must change his notorious face through back-door plastic surgery in order to find the real killer. One of the truly great films of this now-revered...

DARK PASSAGE (1947)
DARK PASSAGE (1947) $0.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Tom d'Andrea; dir.: Delmer Daves. A much darker journey into the film noir realm for Bogart and Bacall than their early, wildly successful The Big Sleep, this time from a lurid David Goodis novel.

A man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife is rescued by a concerned courtroom spectator (Bacall) and who must change his notorious face through back-door plastic surgery in order to find the real killer. One of the...

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (1958)
DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (1958) $300.00

Vintage original 41 x 27" (102 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton, Pernell Roberts, dir: Delbart Mann, Paramount. Eugene O' Neill's 1924 Broadway play was given a steamy screen adaptation in Irwin Shaw's screenplay. A study of greed, hatred and seduction. The film received an Academy Award nomination for black-and-white cinematography.

Wonderful graphic of Sophia Loren against a flaming red background. The poster is backed on linen. There has been touch-up to the blank white background at the top of the poster, to the fold lines and a few spots of the...

DODSWORTH (1936)
DODSWORTH (1936) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor, Paul Lukas, David Niven, John Payne, Spring Byington, Maria Ouspenskaya, dir: William Wyler; Sam Goldwyn/United Artists. One of the finest films of the 1930s, it featured Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor in perhaps their finest performances. The film won an Academy Award for Art Direction.

From the Sinclair Lewis novel with screenplay by Sidney Howard (who received larger billing than director Wyler). this was a highly frank depiction of a failed marriage presented at a time when films rarely dealt with...

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