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(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922)
(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922) $450.00 SOLD

Borderless vintage original 9 1/2 x 7 1/2” photo, fine.

Fitzgerald’s career took off immediately after Scribners’ very successful launch in 1920 of his first novel, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE.  He was also writing numerous short stories, which were finding ready publication in various mainstream magazines.  As a result, Hollywood immediately beckoned, and three films were produced in 1920 and 1921, all adapted from Fitzgerald stories: THE CHORUS GIRL’S ROMANCE and THE HUSBAND HUNTER, both 1920; and THE OFF-SHORE PIRATE, 1921. ...

(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944)
(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.   Dir: Robert Siodmak; Universal.  PHANTOM LADY is now acknowledges as one of the classics of low-budget 1940’s film noir.  It was adapted from the novel of the same name by William Irish (pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich).  This rare photo is of the dust jacket of the Tower reader's edition, which had the same jacket art (but with different coloring) as the original first edition by Lippincott, and it was printed as part of the promotional campaign for the movie by Universal.    FINE. 

400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959)
400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 x 11" (23 x 28 cm.) double weight photo, France. Jean-Pierre Leaud, dir: Francois Truffaut; Cocinor. The young Antoine Doinel (Leaud) and his best friend Rene Bigey (Patrick Auffay) as they prepare to steal a movie photo of the voluptuous Gianna Maria Canale in the well-known classic Theodora, Slave Empress.

This is the earliest image that I can think of in movie history that involves the collecting (well, in this case, that starts with stealing) of movie posters and photos. There are some minor signs of handling, with a few small marginal pinholes and creases, there...

8 (1963) - 1
8 (1963) - 1 $0.00 SOLD

Set of seven (7) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photos, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures. Set of seven (7) stills for the 1963 subtitled theatrical version of Fellini's inspiring and now classic film.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

Many of...

8 1/2 (1963) - 2
8 1/2 (1963) - 2 $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photo, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

The colorful characters of Fellini are present in this image. Still is for the American release through Embassy Pictures and is coded F-117. It...

ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928)
ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) Vintage original black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Ramon Novarro, Ernest Torrence, dir: Willian Nigh; MGM. Before being known as the ultimate flapper, Joan Crawford paid her dues and learned her craft in a variety of film stories.  This story, based on Ben Ames Williams novel was set in an American coastal community during the 1850s.  MGM remade the story in 1953 as ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT.  Anna May Wong made an uncredited appearance...

ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, THE (1938)
ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, THE (1938) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 x 7" (22 x 17 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, dir: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley; Grand Technicolor, superb swashbuckling adventure, romance and a brilliantly-crafted film made this classic a big money maker in 1938. It won Academy Awards for art direction, editing and score and made more than four million dollars.

This is an iconic shot of star Errol Flynn in what is likely his definitive film role. There are some scratches in the emulsion of the print in the mid left of...

ALEXIS SMITH FOR AFTER DARK MAGAZINE BY KENN DUNCAN (1972)
ALEXIS SMITH FOR AFTER DARK MAGAZINE BY KENN DUNCAN (1972) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The photographic work of Kenn Duncan has been featured in exhibits including that at the New York Public Library in 2008.  A professional champion roller-skater and dancer, he turned to photography and his portraits of celebrated dancers, theatre actors, film and unknowns graced the pages of DANCE MAGAZINE and AFTER DARK magazine during the 1970s. He was known in the Andy Warhol circle and...

ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943)
ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Found in drama school by Warner Brothers scouts in 1940, Alexis Smith paid her dues at the studio for 3 years playing bits and roles in shorts. By 1943 she had been dubbed the “dynamite girl” and was moved to roles as leading ladies. She felt this label held her career back, but Warner’s sometimes cast her in rewarding roles which ran the gamut of comedy, melodrama,...

ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971)
ALEXIS SMITH IN FOLLIES (1971) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Alexis Smith took over Broadway in Harold Prince’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical FOLLIES. It is the story of a reunion of the performers of Weismann’s Follies at the theatre in which the shows were performed.  The theatre is about to be torn down and the group remembers the good times and the bad! Alexis was in good company with a few of the stars of her Hollywood heyday including...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND COMPANY ON SET FOR SABOTEUR (1942)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND COMPANY ON SET FOR SABOTEUR (1942) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans, Norman Lloyd, Alma Kruger, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Universal. Superb chase movie about a man wrongly accused, always so well executed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. Highly suspenseful, Hitchcock used unusual locations such as the Statue of Liberty, Boulder Dam, a blind man’s home, a circus caravan, and a factory with a fire, to stage his tale. Another...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK CAMEO APPEARANCE IN THE BIRDS (1963)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK CAMEO APPEARANCE IN THE BIRDS (1963) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ½ x 9 ½” (19 x 253cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright; dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Universal Pictures. The classic Hitchcock thriller based on a Daphne Du Maurier story and set in Northern California, exploring the horrors that would occur, should our feathered friends turn on us. With silence (there is no music track) and atmosphere, the tension builds slowly as only the master could present.  The very master,...

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