LOBBY CARDS

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

BEWARE! (1946) - 2
BEWARE! (1946) - 2 $400.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title 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.

Top right corner is missing, slight wear at corners. VERY GOOD+.

BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931)
BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931) $1,250.00

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

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

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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BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 2
BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 2 $500.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu, dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Universal. This brilliant Technicolor film is a psychological study of Anglican nuns who attempt to establish a religious community in the Himalayas. The locations were done in England and Ireland, but all of the Himalayan scenes were shot at the studio in London using glass shots and miniatures. Black-and-white location shots were used, blown up and color chalk applied to them for use in Technicolor. There were two Academy Awards for the color...

BLACK PIRATE, THE (1926)
BLACK PIRATE, THE (1926) $750.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp, Sam De Grasse, dir: Albert Parker; United Artists. One of Douglas Fairbanks' best roles and one of the most memorable silent films which set the standard for all pirate epics to follow. Story of a nobleman who vows to avenge his father's death by the hands of pirates. He infiltrates their band and becomes known as the black pirate. Dove appears at right with Fairbanks, and a sword duel is presented within the shape of the pirate ship behind. The...

BLACK SWAN, THE (1942)
BLACK SWAN, THE (1942) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, dir: Henry King; Twentieth Century Fox. None other than Ben Hecht and Seton I. Miller wrote the screenplay which brought Rafael Sabatino's swashbuckling pirate tale to the Technicolor screen. For the most part, though, the writers used the title and wrote an original story. Set in Jamaica, there was second unit footage from that country, Mexico, Cuba, Honduras and Florida, but most of the filming took place on Stage 6 of the Twentieth Century Fox lot....

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