LOBBY CARDS

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BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK (1934) - 1
BULLDOG DRUMMOND STRIKES BACK (1934) - 1 $475.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel; dir: Roy Del Ruth. 20th Century Pictures. This is perhaps the finest film in the Bulldog Drummond series and features an intelligent script by Nunnally Johnson and Henry Lehrman. Drummond (Colman) keeps coming across dead bodies, but they disappear before the police arrive. He first encounters a dead body when, during a great London fog, he wanders into what he believes to be the deserted mansion of Prince Achmed (Warner Oland), seen in this card with Colman...

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S SECRET POLICE (1939) - 2
BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S SECRET POLICE (1939) - 2 $500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, style B. USA. John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, Leo G. Carroll. dir: James P. Hogan; Parmamount. Suspensful B-film in which Drummond and his girlfriend want to marry, but the house they are to live in has hidden treasures and so the wedding is postponed. Atmospheric sets added to the suspense of this entry into the long line of films featuring this detective. Paper-backed, originally twice folded with minor wear, now displays beautifully, NEAR FINE.

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1 $14,500.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2 $18,500.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CARNIVAL ROCK (1957)
CARNIVAL ROCK (1957) $200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Susan Cabot, Brian G. Hutton, David J. Stewart, Iris Adrian, The Platters, dir: Roger Corman, HOWCO International.

This Roger Corman film is about a love triangle set at a carnival. It is best remembered for featuring The Platters and their performance of "Remember When," as presented on this card. Card is like new with just one minor right edge border tear mended with archival tape on verso. ABOUT FINE.

CASE OF THE BLACK CAT, THE (1936)
CASE OF THE BLACK CAT, THE (1936) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Ricardo Cortez, June Travis, Jane Bryan, Craig Reynolds, dir: William C. McGann, Alan Crosland; Warner Brothers First National. From the Erle Stanley Gardner novel, THE CASE OF THE CARETAKER'S CAT, came this Perry Mason film entry. Mason is asked to come during dead of night to a mansion to write a granddaughter out of her invalid grandfather's will to keep her from marrying a man the family does not approve of. The old man mysteriously dies and his two grandsons inherit all. The will stipulates that they must...

CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951)
CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951) $450.00

Complete set of eight (8) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby cards, USA. Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Wright, Robert Keys, dir: Harry L. Fraser; Classic Pictures.

A very unusual crime melodrama due to the unique characters and players of the story. A Siamese twin kills her sister's slimy boyfriend. When a court convicts her of murder, the fate of her conjoined sister must be decided. A vehicle for the Hilton sisters, the film contained many vaudeville routines and songs. The girls became widely known after their 1932 appearance in the Tod Browning...

CHEAT, THE (1923) - 1
CHEAT, THE (1923) - 1 $450.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Pola Negri, Jack Holt, Charles de Rochefort, dir: George Fitzmaurice; Paramount. Story of a South American beauty (played by Polish-born Negri) who is betrothed to an elderly Latin American but elopes with a New York broker and then falls into the clutches of an imposter Indian prince. She is then branded a "cheat." This leads to branding, attempted murder and courtroom drama with Pola being rescued at the very last moment by her lover, the New York broker. And only would a silent...

CHEAT, THE (1923) - 2
CHEAT, THE (1923) - 2 $375.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Pola Negri, Jack Holt, Charles de Rochefort, dir: George Fitzmaurice; Paramount. Story of a South American beauty (played by Polish-born Negri) who is betrothed to an elderly Latin American but elopes with a New York broker and then falls into the clutches of an imposter Indian prince. She is then branded a "cheat." This leads to branding, attempted murder and courtroom drama with Pola being rescued at the very last moment by her lover, the New York broker. And only would a silent...

CITY LIGHTS (1931)
CITY LIGHTS (1931) $1,650.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, dir: Charles Chaplin; United Artists. The story of a little tramp who falls in love with a blind flower girl. Her family is impoverished, and with the help of a wealthy friend (a man who rewarded him when he rescued him from drowning), the tramp is allowed to be her benefactor. This story served for some of Chaplin's most poignant of screen moments. It also served for some great comedy moments, including the boxing scene depicted on this card. Fraught...

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

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...

COVER GIRL (1944)
COVER GIRL (1944) $1,200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Rita Hayworth, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. This scarce lobby card is arguably the single most sought after and desirable of all 1940s pin up cards, and it is a very difficult piece to find. There has been some minor touch-up to blank margins to address what were some scattered stains, overall VERY GOOD+.

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