PHOTOGRAPHS

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(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936)
(HAMMETT, DASHIELL, ADAPTED FROM) SATAN MET A LADY (1936) $375.00

Vintage original 7 ½ x 9 ½ (18 x 23 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher, dir: William Dieterle; Warner Brothers. After being nominated in 1934 and winning an Academy Award in 1935, Warner Brothers continued to cast Bette Davis in mediocre roles and films.  So fed up was she that she sailed for England in 1936 after a suspension for refusing a role. Her intent was to work there, Warner stopped her and she sued.  Though she lost the suit, the studio did slowly...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CLOWNS AROUND ON SET OF PSYCHO (1960)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK CLOWNS AROUND ON SET OF PSYCHO (1960) $300.00

 Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount. In a “light” moment on the PSYCHO set (as described in the attached paper blurb on the verso) Alfred Hitchcock appears to be having some fun.  Still is coded 5061-47.  Attached blurb is from Universal Studio. Image appears a bit faded, but it seems to be the original printing.  Slight crease at bottom left corner....

ALFRED HITCHCOCK WITH CLAPPER BOARD FOR PSYCHO (1960)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK WITH CLAPPER BOARD FOR PSYCHO (1960) $350.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount. Alfred Hitchcock displays an iconic look as he holds the clapboard for the filming of a scene in the Bates Motel office. Filmed between Nov. 30, 1959 and Feb. 1, 1960, this is one of the last days of filming, 1-29-60.  Throughout much of the production the film was referred to by its’ production number...

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