Bette & Joan - July 2017

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BETTE DAVIS (1942)
BETTE DAVIS (1942) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print, USA. The original blurb appears on the back discussing Bette Davis recent work, including her Hollywood Canteen endeavor and the finishing of her film NOW VOYAGER. Though an informal tennis shot, she appears to me made up and coiffed for her role of Charlotte Vale, in that film. The portrait is stamped by photographer Bert Six for Warner Brothers. NEAR FINE.

BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe; dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Twentieth Century Fox.  The main cast is assembled, appearing to be in rehearsal (stage lights above) for a climatic “show down” between the two main characters, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter).  Included is Hugh Marlowe, Celeste Holm,...

BETTE DAVIS AND HUMPRHEY BOGART IN MARKED WOMAN (1937)
BETTE DAVIS AND HUMPRHEY BOGART IN MARKED WOMAN (1937) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy photo, USA. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Mayo Methot, Jane Bryan, dir: Lloyd Bacon; Warner Brothers. Still depicts scene between clip joint "hostess" Mary (Davis) and DA Graham (Bogart) who is wanting her to testify against her violent mobster boss. Still has original paper blurb attached to back and is stamped by the Examiner Reference Library, March 11, 1937. FINE.

BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937)
BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss.

This is a quite rare book, and to find it complete -- with no ads cut-out, and with its gigantic advertising supplement as well -- is quite a treat....

BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956)
BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 16” (30 x 40 cm.) pressbook, 16 pages, USA.  Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, dir: Daniel Taradash; Columbia.  Saul Bass presented a unique ad campaign for this superb mature drama, which was a very apropos story at the time (and still very relevant in today’s political climate) about a small-town librarian who is branded as a communist by the local politicians, and thus, the townspeople when she will not withdraw a controversial book from the library’s shelves. The film was perfectly crafted in...

BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940)
BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.

CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932)
CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Jordon, dir: Michael Curtiz; Warner Brothers. A tight melodrama set in the American South exploring the problems of Capitol and Labor, that between the tenant farmers and their landlords.  A sharecropper’s son falls for the provocative daughter of the land owner.  Today, mainly because the clip is featured in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE, the film is most famous for Davis’ line (which she later told...

CORN IS GREEN, THE (1945)
CORN IS GREEN, THE (1945) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall, Joan Lorring, Rhys Williams, Mildred Dunnock, dir: Irving Rapper; Warner Brothers. From the famous Emlyn Williams Broadway play.

Bette Davis, in perhaps her most unmannered performance, plays a teacher in a Welsh mining town who sets up a school to teach fundamentals to the villagers. One student turns out to be brilliant, and she does all she can to encourage him so as he can have a life outside of the town. This was basically the autobiography...

DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939)
DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ¼   x 9 ¼   black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, dir: Edmund Goulding; Warner Brothers.  One of Bette Davis’ most famous film roles, Judith Traherne--- the spoiled socialite, who, when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, learns about friendship, love and dignity.  Davis campaigned strongly with Jack Warner to secure the rights for the play. Warner argued that audiences did not want to see someone going blind.  David O. Selznick had secured the...

DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WITH HUMPHREY BOGART (1939)
DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WITH HUMPHREY BOGART (1939) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ¼   x 9 ¼   black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, dir: Edmund Goulding; Warner Brothers.  This special studio photograph with original attached paper blurb is #14 in a series which told the film’s storyline for publicity and magazine publication.  Bette Davis is pictured playing Judith Traherne with Humphrey Bogart as Michael, her horse trainer. Davis was Warner Brother’s major star actress, but Bogart, who had toiled for years on stage and for 9...

GRAND HOTEL (1932)
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...

IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942)
IN THIS OUR LIFE (1942) $225.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) photo, USA. Bette Davis, Charles Coburn, dir: John Huston; Warner Brothers. Vertical image of Davis, Coburn, and Huston on set. With stamp of photographer Bob Beerman and date stamp on back. NEAR FINE.

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