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COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945)
COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 16" (56 x 41 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). There is one smudge at center bottom, and some other signs of handling at the poster's extreme edges, overall NEAR FINE.

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DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945)
DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). The poster has wear from tape in various of its edges, but colors are still vibrant and fresh, VERY GOOD.

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FORTUNE, THE (1975) / COSTUME SKETCH BY ANTHEA SYLBERT
FORTUNE, THE (1975) / COSTUME SKETCH BY ANTHEA SYLBERT $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 20 x 15" (50 x 37 cm.) (without frame) costume sketch, USA. A stunning sketch design by Anthea Sylbert executed on artists board in gouache, paint and pen. This is for the character Freddie as portrayed by Stockard Channing. A super cast played in Mike Nichols comedy about a scheme to take a woman over state lines for immoral purposes despite the Mann-Act enforced at the time.

This sketch shows four (4) views of a very smart ca. 1920s day ensemble and comes with two swatches of fabric along with the note to change to costume to dark brown....

GO WEST (1940)
GO WEST (1940) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 8;" (68 x 102 cm.) color trade ad, USA. Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll, Diana Lewis, dir: Edward Buzzell; MGM. A most fun and lively of all Marx Brothers art pieces. It is also amongst the finest examples of the art renderings by Jacques Kapralik, the collage artist who specialized in three dimensional art pieces, highlighting many MGM films during the late-1930s and through the 1940s.

Karpralik had a knack for pinpointing character and story line by borrowing from props and costume pieces used in the film, all evident here. The story had the...

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953)
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953) $5,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 9" (33 x 23 cm.) watercolor sketch / poster maquette by Enzo Nistri, Italy.

For the original 4-fogli Italian poster for How to Marry a Millionaire, the Rome offices of 20th Century Fox commissioned Enzo Nistri to come up with a special design. The result was a captivating artwork of a young Marilyn Monroe in a tight green dress beckoning with her middle finger for the viewer to approach her. The actual poster is a supremely rare (and if found, supremely expensive) example of post-WWII film poster art (we have attached an example of it -- note...

IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962)
IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) $700.00 SOLD

Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm., board); 16 x 35" (41 x 87 cm., painting) production set sketch, USA. Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Micheline Presle, John Lund, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers, dir: Henry Levin; Universal. Lighthearted romantic comedy, so popular at the time, about a wealthy young socialite (Sandra Dee) who marries a photographer (Bobby Darin), and the complications which ensue when she follows her mother's advice regarding an envious friend. This film was a big glossy Ross Hunter production with costumes by Jean Louis and art direction by Alexander Golitzen, set décor by Howard Bristol.

This...

LAUGH-IN / MICHAEL TRAVIS COSTUME SKETCH FOR DICK MARTIN, DENNIS ALLEN (ca. 1970)
LAUGH-IN / MICHAEL TRAVIS COSTUME SKETCH FOR DICK MARTIN, DENNIS ALLEN (ca. 1970) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 13 " (42 x 34 cm.) costume sketch [23 x 20" (57 x 50 cm.) with mat], USA. Costume designer Michael Travis has presented two eccentric men's costumes for a sketch on the now classic sketch-comedy show, LAUGH-IN, for series regulars Dick Martin and Dennis Allen. Allen was featured in 50 shows during the 1970-72 seasons.

The "#13" may relate to the episode number. Accomplished in mixed media. Sketch is on art paper and professionally-mounted and double-matted. The over-matting is a bit loose. Travis served as series costumer between 1968-71. Rarely do original pieces for the production...

LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943)
LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) window card poster, printed on cardboard stock, intended to be displayed either on a wall, or as a free-standing standee. An extremely scarce poster which Victor Records Company sent to record stores.

Lena Horne had a film contract with MGM all through the 1940s and early 1950s. After making a huge impression in CABIN IN THE SKY and her one loan out to Twentieth Century Fox for their 1943 STORMY WEATHER, Horne languished at MGM. She was always hoping for meaty roles (her dream role was Julie in SHOW BOAT, which the...

MAJOR DUNDEE SET SKETCH/ SAM PECKINPAH (1965)
MAJOR DUNDEE SET SKETCH/ SAM PECKINPAH (1965) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 ½ x 24” (36 x 60 cm.) (On background board) sketch accomplished in gouache, USA.  Charleton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Columbia. This sketch represents a concept for set designers to consider for the epic Western film’s opening scene.  The story took place at the end of the Civil War in which a Cavalry officer led a group of Amery med and Confederate prisoners on an expedition into Mexico at attack a band of Apaches who had raided U. S....

MARILYN MONROE INK BLOTTERS (1948-49)
MARILYN MONROE INK BLOTTERS (1948-49) $500.00 SOLD

Set of four 3 ¾ x 9" (9.75 x 23 cm.) vintage original ink blotters, USA.  These ink blotters all feature artwork by pin-up artist Earl Moran.  Marilyn posed for him while at the beginning of her career.  She would have been 21 when she sat for Moran.  She had a short-lived contract before that with Twentieth Century Fox (1946-47).  After that contract lapsed, she resumed her previous modeling career, until she got a short-lived contract with Columbia.

Marilyn posed for Moran shortly after he moved to Hollywood in 1946,...

MARX BROTHERS HORSE FEATHERS TRADE AD (1932)
MARX BROTHERS HORSE FEATHERS TRADE AD (1932) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 ¼ x 18 ¾” (31 x 48 cm.) trade ad, USA.  Marx Brothers, dir: Norman McLeod; Paramount.  Stunning caricature artwork by Nat Karson, which I consider far superior to most of the extant Paramount theatrical posters for any Marx Brothers movies---and just about as rare!  On linen, JUST ABOUT FINE.    

METROPOLIS TRADE AD (1927)
METROPOLIS TRADE AD (1927) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 9" (30 x 22 cm.) trade ad, USA. Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Erwin Biswanger, dir: Fritz Lang, UFA. Superb originality highlighted this silent German-Expressionist film. The stunning special effects and design rival any of our state-of-the-art technical achievements of today.

The story is set in the future where humans are divided into the two categories: thinkers and workers. Neither group understands the other, nor have a sense of fulfillment. A man, one of the thinkers, dares to venture into the land of the workers; from that time...

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