WINDOW CARD (14 x 22")

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ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 5
ANNA KARENINA (1935) - 5 $1,000.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55 cm.) window card poster, USA. Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, dir: Clarence Brown: MGM. Based on Tolstoy's novel, Garbo's favorite writer Salka Viertel adapted the book 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. Child actor Freddie Bartholomew was prominently billed on this poster. Technical aspects of this film were far advanced...

BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974)
BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974) $550.00

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.), window card, USA. Bette Davis, Dody Goodman, Anne Francine, Nell Carter, dir: Joshua Logan; Wlksm Logan and Brown. Very rare theatre poster for the ill-fated musical version of Emlyn William's The Corn is Green.

Bette Davis scored highly with an Academy Award nomination playing the repressed but driven school teacher in the 1945 film. It seemed like an excellent source for a musical, and many of the tops in theatre were engaged to make this a success.

The critics panned it, however, and Bette -- at a time when...

BIG CAGE, THE (1933)
BIG CAGE, THE (1933) $300.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55) window card poster, USA. Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Ford, Mickey Rooney, dir: Kurt Neumann; Universal Pictures. Famous lion tamer and big game hunter Clyde Beatty made his film debut in this story about a circus on the brink of bankruptcy which is saved by Beatty's animal acts. Beatty also contributed to the script. Twelve-year-old Mickey Rooney was on hand to give a kid's view of the circus situation which, as depicted by this poster, was a lively one. Folded near center, with paper loss to...

BIG SHOT, THE (1931)
BIG SHOT, THE (1931) $200.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (56 x 71 cm.) window card poster, USA. The story of a young man (Quillan) who is raised on Horatio Alger stories and believes that hard work and fortitude will pay moff in life. Of course, that makes him gullible, too -- particularly when he believes he is taking the easy road and he falls for a bad business deal. He also does his best to impress his sweetheart (O'Sullivan) while a vamp (Nolan) does her deed of seducing him. A definite Depression-era comedy with a few Pre-Code moments. The theatre owners have neatly written...

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) $1,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, dir: Blake Edwards; Paramount.

From Truman Capote's popular novelette came this all-time classic film, gifting the world with an iconic performance by Audrey Hepburn. Originally envisioned for Marilyn Monroe, Hepburn felt herself miscast, but she added so much class to the character of call girl Holly Golightly that she made it her very own. To this day, women imitate her iconic look in the little black dress.

Here, Hepburn displays her beloved look and character accompanied by Cat, the companion she...

CHINA SEAS (1935)
CHINA SEAS (1935) $0.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card poster, USA. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, C. Aubrey Smith, dir: Tay Garnett; MGM. When sexy "China Doll" Dolly Portland (Harlow) is spurned romantically over socialite Sybil (Russell) by virile Captain Gaskell (Gable), she and drinking pal Jamesy (Beery) let aboard their Hong Kong-bound ship some gold-seeking Asian pirates who threaten to take over. The adventure film, which pushed the button as far as it could in the post-production code era (a scene of Harlow drenched during a typhoon storm wearing a satin gown...

CLIVE OF INDIA (1935)
CLIVE OF INDIA (1935) $400.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card poster, USA. Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive, Francis Lister, C. Aubrey Smith, Cesar Romero, dir: Richard Boleslawski; United Artists/20th Century Pictures. Epic tale set in the mid-1700s concerning the East India Company and the British government over and financial gain there from in control over India. Ronald Coleman played clerk Robert Clive who gains power within the company. Based on the true story of Clive who, despite a brilliant career, committed suicide at the age of 49 after years of opium addiction. Lively poster features Colman and Loretta...

CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977)
CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977) $450.00

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card poster, USA. 

Canadian Russell Craig Eadie, who preferred to go by his stage name of Craig Russell, made a career for himself impersonating a wide range of female artists.  His diverse repertoire included Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Mae West, Shirley Bassey, and even Anita Bryant.  This is a poster for an off-Broadway stage show which highlighted his talents.  There exist two variants of this...

CROWD, THE (1928)
CROWD, THE (1928) $1,250.00

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, dir: King Vidor; MGM. One of the finest silent films ever made. Director King Vidor's masterpiece.

This was Vidor's pet project, an early example of a director's picture within the studio system. Irving Thalberg gave him the green light, as he had made many moneymaking films for MGM. The studio felt it would not make money, but in the end it made double what it cost and was nominated for two Academy Awards (for Dramatic Film and Director) in what...

DON QUIXOTE (ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE) (1933)
DON QUIXOTE (ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE) (1933) $1,000.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55 cm.) window card poster, USA. Feodor Chaliapin, Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, Miles Mander, Sidney Fox, dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst; United Artists. The story of an elderly gentlemen in 16th century Spain who goes mad after reading too much about chivalry, claims himself a knight and sets out with a small entourage to revive that age. With songs, this version of the famous tale would later be realized as the musical Man of La Mancha.

Three versions were filmed for 3 different languages -- English, French and German -- with the famous Russian-born...

DUDE WRANGLER, THE (1930)
DUDE WRANGLER, THE (1930) $1,750.00

Vintage original 21 x 14" (54.6 x 35.5 6 cm.) window card poster, USA. Lina Basquette, George Duryea, dir: Richard Thorpe; Sono-Art. An obscure romantic comedy from the early talking film era, about an effeminate young man who prefers to spend his time working on embroidery, and whose girlfriend (who breeds polo ponies) schemes to make a man of him.

The film, which was released by a very small studio, received on this poster artwork which was obviously intended to be funny eight decades ago, but which, with its very extreme sexual stereotyping, can only be seen in a radically different...

FRONT PAGE, THE (1929, stage)
FRONT PAGE, THE (1929, stage) $450.00

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card poster, USA.  Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s comedy about cynical journalists opened on Broadway on April 14, 1928, in a production directed by George S. Kaufman.  It met with success, and, the following year, the production went on a national tour, and this poster was used for its appearance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. in October, 1929.  Poster has one horizontal center fold, with some minor paper loss at edges of fold line and chipping...

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