PHOTOGRAPHS

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BALL OF FIRE (1941)
BALL OF FIRE (1941) $250.00

Vintage original 9 x 7;" (23 x 19 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Travers, S. Z. Sakall, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinsky, dir: Howard Hawks; Samuel Goldwyn / RKO. Outrageously funny film with script by the great team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder is a re-telling of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story. Eight scholars are writing a new encyclopedia, Prof. Bertram Potts is assigned to the section on slang. To help him learn the modern terms, he employs nightclub singer/stripper Sugarpuss O'Shea who needs to be...

BARBARA STEELE (ca. 1960)
BARBARA STEELE (ca. 1960) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. At the beginning of her career, Steele briefly had a contract at Twentieth Century Fox. Since they had nothing for her she languished at the beach. But, in early-1960, she took a trip to Italy and gained her first starring role in the film LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO [BLACK SUNDAY]. Upon returning to the U.S. she was dyed blonde, posed for a series of glamour shots and was cast beside Elvis Presley in FLAMING STAR, a role which was not to...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE) BEAUTY (1946)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE) BEAUTY (1946) $300.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parly, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel Andre; dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.
Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster – half-human, half-beast – as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE) THE BEAST (1946)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE) THE BEAST (1946) $450.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parly, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel Andre; dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.
Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster – half-human, half-beast – as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 1
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 1 $450.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André, dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.

Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster -- half-human, half-beast -- as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his daughters. She discovers that the beast is not as inhuman as he wants others to...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 2
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [LA BELLE ET LA BETE] (1946) - 2 $0.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Raoul Marco, Marcel André, dir: Jean Cocteau; DisCina. This still is for the original US release.

Story of the daughter of a merchant who comes into the castle of a monster -- half-human, half-beast -- as a sacrifice after her father stumbles upon him and he demands his death or that he give up one of his daughters. She discovers that the beast is not as inhuman as he wants others to...

BETTE DAVIS (ca. 1938)
BETTE DAVIS (ca. 1938) $1,500.00

Vintage original 11 x 15" (29 x 38 cm.) double weight matte finish hand colored poster, promotion for Warner Brothers Pictures, France. Davis at the height of her star power presents herself with trademark cigarette and plenty of attitude in this unusual piece. Davis won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1935 and 1938 and would be nominated in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942, as well as for five other years. This is one of an extremely rare group of small posters done in France for Warner Brothers stars in the late-1930s. NEAR FINE.

BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) $750.00

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe; dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Twentieth Century Fox.  The main cast is assembled, appearing to be in rehearsal (stage lights above) for a climatic “show down” between the two main characters, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter).  Included is Hugh Marlowe, Celeste Holm,...

BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT
BIG SLEEP, THE (1946) / MARTHA VICKERS PORTRAIT $300.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, dir: Howard Hawks, Warner Brothers.

Michigan-born model turned film actress Martha Vickers got her big break in this noir classic. She had been playing uncredited hostess-type roles for nearly three years at various studios. At age 20 she won the role of Lauren Bacall's thumb-sucking nymphet teen sister. This led to a string of "bad girl" roles. Her romantic life was abundant and she even became one of Mickey Rooney's eight wives....

BILLY WILDER WITH DEAN MARTIN, KIM NOVAK, And RAY WALSTON FOR KISS ME STUPID (1964)
BILLY WILDER WITH DEAN MARTIN, KIM NOVAK, And RAY WALSTON FOR KISS ME STUPID (1964) $375.00

Vintage original 7 ¾ x 9 ½” (19 x 23) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USAint still . Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, dir: Billy Wilder; Lopart. Billy Wilder works with Ray Walston at the piano while Dean Martin and Kim Novak appear to be going through their lines in the background. Much of the action of this comedy takes place on this set. Orville Spooner (Walston) attempts to sell a song to the famous nightclub entertainer Dino (Martin). ...

BILLY WILDER, ERICH VON STROHEIM / SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
BILLY WILDER, ERICH VON STROHEIM / SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) $325.00

Vintage original 9 x 7" (24 x 18 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print photo, USA. Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Anna Q. Nilsson, H. B, Warner, Buster Keaton, dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount. A "Hollywood" story which rings true to this day about how the film industry uses and abuses people, and yet from which beautiful and interesting art flourishes.

This rare behind-the-scenes still shows Billy Wilder with Erich von Stroheim following an industry screening of the film at a Paramount screening room. The woman...

BIRDS, THE (1963) / HITCHCOCK DIRECTING TAYLOR, PLESHETTE
BIRDS, THE (1963) / HITCHCOCK DIRECTING TAYLOR, PLESHETTE $325.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) photo, USA. Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Universal. Photo of Hitchcock directing Taylor and Pleshette, with promotional label attached on back. Still labeled "6590-P.24", slight creasing. JUST ABOUT FINE.

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