HALF SHEET (22 x 28")

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LADY IN THE LAKE (1947) - 1
LADY IN THE LAKE (1947) - 1 $500.00

Vintage original 28 x 22" (70 x 55 cm.) half sheet poster style A, USA. Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows, dir: Robert Montgomery; MGM. Montgomery directed and starred in this fine adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel. It is perhaps the one film which truly captures the original spirit of a Chandler book. Montgomery was able to direct and act by ingeniously having his character be off camera much of the time, appearing to the audience by reflection in mirrors and by characters' reactions to him, thus giving Audrey Totter (in a performance as one...


Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 91 cm.) half sheet style B poster, USA. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, dir: John Sturges; United Artists. For this classic American remake of Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI (which is now a classic in its own right), the distributor created this unusual poster, with its stylized artwork on the left centering on the number "7" -- artwork which was not used in the same form on any other of the various American posters. Folded, with various small staple holes, and minor creasing, VERY GOOD.

MISTER ROCK AND ROLL (1957) $200.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Alan Freed, Lionel Hampton, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, dir: Charles Dubin; Paramount. An important piece of rock and roll history on film, one of a handful of films starring the legendary DJ Freed, who coined the term "rock and roll", and was one of its great early promoters, with shows of racially-integrated talent.

Here we have at bottom center a great image of a young and very exuberant Little Richard characteristically pounding away at the piano! Folded, with a small tear in middle...

MOONLIGHTER, THE (1953) $250.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, dir: Roy Rowland; Warner Brothers. What a piece of 3-D graphic imagery this is, with both Stanwyck and MacMurray bursting out of the screen! Stanwyck is presented far more seductively than her actual character (for which she was blonde), but that's what filmmakers felt it took to draw the audience into the theatre during this time when audiences started to stay home to take part in the new revolution: television. This was the third of four films Stanwyck and MacMurray teamed for --...

MURDER, MY SWEET (1944) $1,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, dir: Edward Dmytryk; RKO. Adapted from Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, and the very earliest Chandler adaptation to actually feature the archetypal character of private eye Phillip Marlowe -- and one of the acknowledged masterpieces of film noir.

Unfolded, there is a 12" (30 cm.) tear which extends up from middle lower margin up above the name "MANDER" in actor credits, mended on verso with brown paper, and there are some scattered creases and minor scuffs. Colors are bright, and this is...

NOTORIOUS (1946) $3,000.00

Vintage original 22 x 28” (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster (style A), USA.  Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; RKO.  From a Ben Hecht script came this now classic film noir about espionage, love, and betrayal, set in post-WWII Argentina.  This is an extremely scarce poster, and it is particularly unusual to find it, both unfolded and also entirely unrestored.

This poster is unfolded and in very nice, entirely unrestored condition, with...

OUT OF THE PAST (1947) $0.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, style A. USA. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas; dir: Jacques Tourneur; RKO. One of the top notch and most collectible noir titles ever. This is perhaps the finest poster for the classic, exhibiting the sexual tension of the two main characters and the great noir image of the femme fatale holding the smoking gun.

It is the story of a private eye who wishes to retire and run a gas station, but his past catches up with him and he is lead back into a world of corruption....

RETURN OF THE APE MAN (1944) $750.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco, Frank Moran, Teala Loring, Tod Andrews, dir: Phil Rosen; Monogram. Two scientists on an expedition in the Arctic find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him to their laboratory and decide they need to transplant a new brain into him so as they can control him. George Zucco started production as the caveman but became ill and was replaced by Frank Moran (on this poster). His contract stipulated he must have third billing and so that is on...

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (1956) $255.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style "B", USA. Bill Haley and the Comets, The Platters, Tony Martinez, Freddie Bell, Alan Freed, dir: Fred F. Sears; Columbia Pictures. When Bill Haley and the Comets brought their earth-shattering song and new sound to public ears, Hollywood wanted to cash in -- and do so very quickly.

So, this low budget vehicle by producer Sam Katzman went quickly in front of the cameras. It was about a frustrated Big Band promoter who runs into Bill and his Comets at a small town dance and sees money signs...


Vintage original 22 x 28” (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. W. C. Fields, Carol Dempster, Alfred Lunt, dir: D. W. Griffith; The story of Professor Eustance McGargle who tours with a circus and is left with an infant girl when her mother, turned out by her family when she marries a performer, dies in child birth. He raises her to be a circus performer.  When she falls for an aristocrat, her true lineage is revealed. W. C. Fields physical comedy was most apparent...

SEARCHERS, THE (1956) $1,000.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles Natalie Wood, Ward Bond; dir: John Ford; Warner Brothers. One of the greatest of all film Westerns, by the master John Ford.

Returning from the Civil War, Ethan returns to the Texas ranch of his brother, hoping to be near his family and the woman he loves. When he discovers that Comanches raided the homestead while he was away, he and his nephew set off to find the niece they kidnapped as a young girl.

As Ethan Edwards, John Wayne gave what is...

SHADOWS (1922)
SHADOWS (1922) $1,250.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte, Harrison Ford, John St. Polis, Walter Long, dir: Tom Forman; Preferred Pictures Corp./B.P. Shulberg. Adapted from Wilbur Daniel Steele's story "Ching, Ching Chinaman", this is the story of Yen Sin, a poor man who is washed ashore and ends up in a village of deeply-Christian fishing people. They call him "The Heathen," and though he becomes a Christian in order to help a friend, he soon discovers and reveals their hypocrisy.

Remarkable performance and make-up by the master, Lon Chaney. Chaney at...


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