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DRAG NET, THE (1928)
DRAG NET, THE (1928) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Fred Kohler, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount. A brilliant silent crime drama in the style which eventually came to be called film noir.

The story involved a hardboiled detective (Bancroft) who resigns from the force, a broken man after he believes he has shot his partner. He is brought out of his alcoholic depression and goes after the criminals he and his partner were chasing when he is informed that it was they who shot his partner.

In this portrait card is George Bancroft...

EASY TO LOVE (1934)
EASY TO LOVE (1934) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Genevieve Tobin, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, dir: William Keighley; Warner Brothers. A Pre-Code image with Genevieve Tobin and Adolphe Menjou. Filmed in late-1933 and released in Jan. 1934, images and stores of this type would not be permitted starting in Apr. 1934 when the strict motion picture "Code" went into effect. Marital issues were the premise of this story, including suspected philandering and living together without being married. It was based on the Broadway play As Good As New, which ran for just 56 performances...

EXTASE [ECSTASY] (1933)
EXTASE [ECSTASY] (1933) $600.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 13 " (27 x 34 cm.) lobby card, France. Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, dir: Gustav Machaty; Elektafilm. Highly poetic and lyrical Czech/Austrian film which resulted in the notice of Hedy Keisler to world audiences. Though she had made several films before, she would not make another for five years. In that film, ALGIERS, and renamed Hedy Lamarr, she became an American star -- and audiences wanted to see her notorious European film.

It had been banned in the United States in 1935, and Lamarr campaigned to never have it shown again. Somehow, American art...

FAITHLESS (1932)
FAITHLESS (1932) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tallulah Bankhead, Robert Montgomery, Hugh Hubert, dir: Harry Beaumont; MGM.

After a brief stint in silent films, the theatre world was charmed by the voice and manner of Tallulah Bankhead; a return to film with talkies, however, did not bring her any further success. She starred in several soap opera melodramas, this one for MGM, plush with Deco furnishings and Adrian costumes. Neither MGM, nor her character Carol Morgan, seemed to be aware there was a depression on as she romped from man to man in this Pre-Code melodrama.

Today,...

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow, Sue Bernard, dir: Russ Meyer; Eve Productions. One of the most famous groundbreaking films of all time, and one of the films which broke down the walls of the legion of decency Production Code, which had influenced the way films had been made for more than 30 years. It was the theme and the suggestion which had the office up in arms. Though there was no nudity, the film broke many taboos and made way for the...

FLESH AND BLOOD (1922)
FLESH AND BLOOD (1922) $850.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, Dewitt Jennings, Ralph Lewis, Jack Mulhall, dir: Irving Cummings; Western Pictures Exploitation Company. Border art and inset photos with story details enhance this card with main image of Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts and Jack Mulhall.

In this story, Chaney plays a convict who has broken out of jail and is hiding in Chinatown. He takes on the identity of a cripple in order to track down and take revenge upon the businessman who framed him some 15 years before. When he finds him,...

FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE (1934)
FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE (1934) $400.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Nella Walker, dir: Cecil B. DeMille; Paramount. A very unusual film in the DeMille canon and a famous Pre-Code one.

The story shows how quickly the trappings of civilization give way when they are taken away. Bubonic plague breaks out aboard a ship, and four mismatched people make their way to the coast of a wild jungle inhabited by primitive tribesmen to escape it. While there, their inhibitions give way.

Colbert had worked a few times for DeMille, notably that...

FURY (1936)
FURY (1936) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Walter Brennen, Frank Albertson, dir: Fritz Lang. MGM. The story of a prisoner who is left dead by a lynch mob, who then ruthlessly decides to frame the mob for his murder. The story is based on an actual incident which occurred in 1933 at a jail in San Jose, California, when a lynching of the murderers of a popular local man occurred. Made at the time of the Nazi uprising and just after Fritz Lang had escaped Germany, the...

FURY (1936)
FURY (1936) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Walter Brennen, Frank Albertson, dir: Fritz Lang. MGM. The story of a prisoner who is left dead by a lynch mob, who then ruthlessly decides to frame the mob for his murder. The story is based on an actual incident which occurred in 1933 at a jail in San Jose, California, when a lynching of the murderers of a popular local man occurred. Made at the time of the Nazi uprising and just after director Fritz Lang had escaped Germany,...

GILDA (1946)
GILDA (1946) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia.

One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history's iconic femme fatale. In stylistic "noir" framing of the image, the psychological conflict of the characters is played out in this scene including jealous husband Macready and lovers Hayworth and Ford.

There are several pinholes at each of the four corners. The bottom left corner is slightly chipped. Slight soiling in the blank white margins, crease top right corner. Rich color. NEAR FINE.

GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL (1929)
GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL (1929) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, dir: Millard Webb; Paramount.

One of the top films of the early musical/talkie extravaganza era. This film utilized Florence Ziegfeld's famous follies girls and stars, including Mary Eaton and Helen Morgan. In fact, Ziegfeld himself appeared in the film, as did songwriter Irving Berlin and a host of stage and film stars and producers.

Offering an interesting look at real city life of 1929, the last two reels (featuring the spectacular finale) were filmed in two-strip Technicolor, highlighted by a spectacular set...

GREED (1925)
GREED (1925) $15,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA.   Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM.  

From this film’s devastating finale, as Marcus Schouler (Hersholt) confronts his former best friend McTeague, in the Death Valley desert.  GREED has always been one of the most important and virtually impossible titles for any collector to find.   This lobby originally had a vertical fold (as is true for all of the tiny handful of...

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