LOBBY CARD (11 x 14)

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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948)
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948) $900.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, number 5 USA.  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, dir: Charles Barton; Universal.  Perhaps the finest and most fun of the Abbott and Costello films, and they meet not just Frankenstein, but Dracula and the Wolfman, both played by the originals---- Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi.  At one time or another all three actors (including Strange) had played Frankenstein. Costello initially felt the script was terrible and...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK / THE MAN FROM HOME (1922)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK / THE MAN FROM HOME (1922) $225.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. James Kirkwood, Anna Q. Nilsson, Geoffrey Kerr, Norman Kerry, dir: George Fitzmauric: Paramount. Paramount made some of the most innovative and decorative of lobby cards during the silent era. This card, with early Art Deco influence, is no exception.

Filmed on location in Italy, it is the story of an American heiress whose fiancé saves a fisherman accused of stabbing his wife. It was based on a Booth Tarkington play. What is most significant about this film is that the art director and title designer was Alfred Hitchcock.

There is...

ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 6
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 6 $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card no. 4, USA. Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. The ballroom scene from this classic Garbo film based on Tolstoy's novel. Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book for her, along with S. N. Behrman and Clemence Dane, for what many feel is the definitive film version. Anna must come to terms with the social repercussions when she allows herself to fall in love while married and with a child. Technical aspects of this film were...

ANYTHING GOES (1934)
ANYTHING GOES (1934) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino, dir: Lewis Milestone, Paramount. Ethel Merman wears quite the baubles as she feeds Bing Crosby and olive from a martini. This was one of the very few times Merman was allowed to reprise a role she had created on Broadway on film. She plays the vivacious Reno Sweeny.

Unfortunately, the film makers did not translate the original show to the screen and opted to make it a Bing Crosby vehicle instead with new songs and retaining only four of the shows...

BEGGAR IN PURPLE, A (1920)
BEGGAR IN PURPLE, A (1920) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lee Shumway, Charles Arling, Stanhope Wheatcroft. Betty Brice, Ruth King, dir: Edgar Lewis; Pathé. A fascinating image of the stock exchange as it appear1ed in 1920. The story, based on a book by Andrew Soutar, concerned business intrigue involving a paper mill. It is likely a lost film.

Minor soiling to blank white margins. Crease at top left corner. Crease at center right edge. Minor waviness to bottom margin. NEAR FINE.

BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931)
BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, dir: Melville W. Brown, RKO. Wonderful Pre-Code image of Mary Astor and Ricardo Cortez in a bedroom setting. Mary plays a secretary whose boss takes her for granted until rival executive Ricardo starts to pay attention to her. In the story, he offers her $50. per week as secretary, for which she raises an eyebrow wondering what that may entail, since the average salary of a secretary at the time was $20.

Very vivid colors. Tiny chip to bottom left corner, ABOUT...

BEHIND OFFICE DOORS PRE-CODE LOBBY CARD WITH MARY ASTOR (1931)
BEHIND OFFICE DOORS PRE-CODE LOBBY CARD WITH MARY ASTOR (1931) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, dir: Melville W. Brown, RKO. Wonderful Pre-Code image of Mary Astor and Robert Ames in a flirtatious moment in an office... Mary plays a secretary whose boss takes her for granted until rival executive Ricardo Cortez starts to pay attention to her. In the story, he offers her $50. Per week as secretary, for which she raises an eyebrow wondering what that may entail, since the average salary of a...

BEWARE! (1946) - 1
BEWARE! (1946) - 1 $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, dir: Bud Pollard; Astor Pictures. Musical about a college which is about to go destitute when an alumnae, now a famous band leader, comes through with the funds to save it. Louis Jordan and company provided the swing music. An important all-black film which mirrored the mainstream theme of putting on a show for a cause.

This scene card of Louis and band playing in a classroom calls the film "the first truly great All Colored musical...

BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 1
BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 1 $800.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. W. C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Bob Hope, Lynne Overman, Ben Blue, dir: Mitchell Leisen; Paramount. One of the finest and best remembered of the 1930s musicals, if for no other reason than the introduction, by Ross and Hope (his first feature role), of the classic song "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Academy Award. Martha Raye, who did her own stunts in a raucously entertaining number, was ingeniously cast as W. C. Fields' daughter (in his last film for Paramount). Everyone shone in...

BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931)
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...

BIG CLOCK, THE (1948)
BIG CLOCK, THE (1948) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card no. 1, USA. Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready, Rita Johnson, Elsa Lanchester, dir: John Farrow; Paramount. The tense atmosphere of this film noir classic is evident in this image of publishing tycoon Earl Janouth (Charles Laughton), who has committed a murder which he pins on magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland).

This card is immaculate and never used. FINE.

BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947)
BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947) $0.00 SOLD

Two (2) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby cards nos. 3 and 4, USA. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Arturo De Cordova, dir: Arthur Lubin; United Artists.

Card no. 4 is the only lobby card ever made to show the great Billie Holiday (who, in this film, plays the role of a maid who falls in love with trumpeter Armstrong) -- she is the woman in the red hat to Armstrong's left. And the great Louis is also in card no. 3. A bit of scattered staining and slight signs of use, VERY GOOD+.

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