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ANNA KARENINA (1948) $2,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, dir: Julien Duvivier; Minerva. Art by Ercole Brini. I cannot imagine that there exists anywhere a better piece of artwork representing the magnificent Vivien Leigh than this moody piece of post-impressionist artwork by Ercole Brini.
ARENA (1953) $250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69") one sheet poster, USA. Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen, dir: Richard Fleischer; MGM. Promoted by MGM as the first 3-D Western, this poster, appropriately, has the expected "coming at you out of the screen" graphics. Folded, no pinholes, there is a bit of fold wear at upper fold, and a tiny tear in top blank margin, overall NEAR FINE.
ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950) $1,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe, dir: John Huston, MGM.
ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958) $1,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 x 46" (78 x 117 cm.) poster, France. Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, dir: Roy Ward Baker; Rank Organisation. There have been several fine depictions on film of the epic tragedy of RMS Titanic, this one based on Walter Lord's definitive book. Even with the most recent epic film telling, critics still consider this "the definitive cinematic telling of the story," (Heyer 2012, p.104). Because many of the survivors were living when the book and film were made, exact accuracy could be achieved and the film was made in order of sequence.
Avant Garde Film Makers (1961 event) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 10” (36 x 25 cm.) poster, two-color letterpress, USA.
Very scarce poster documenting an event held at The Living Theatre (and curated by Cinema 16) showcasing short films by 21 avant-garde filmmakers.
A seminal event, held just as the phenomenon of what was later to be called underground cinema was beginning to emerge. Featured at the screening were works by both American...
AWAKENING, THE (1928) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Vilma Banky, Walter, Byron, Louis Wolheim, George Davis, dir: Victor Fleming; Samuel Goldwyn Company. A very fine example of early Art Deco design elements used on a movie poster. The film is lost and of interest is that it was Academy Award-nominated (for art direction to William Cameron Menzies) during the organization's second year. It was also a work by director Victor Fleming and a vehicle for top Goldwyn silent star, Vilma Banky. Brought from Russia, she was greatly celebrated until her thick accent proved too much...
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, dir: Busby Berkeley; MGM. An essential Mickey and Judy musical with simple story and sets and spectacular large scale musical numbers.
BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953) $1,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Paul Christian, dir: Eugene Lourie; Warner Brothers. Classic monster film of a ravaging dinosaur, adapted from a short story by Ray Bradbury called "The Fog Horn." Spectacular art of the rampaging dinosaur.
BEATLES, THE / DAILY EXPRESS - READ GEORGE'S COLUMN EVERY WEEK (1963) $1,500.00 SOLD
Vintage orginal 29; x 19" (76 x 49 cm.) poster, UK.
BEDLAM (1946) $1,350.00 SOLD
Vintage original 81 x 41" (203 x 103 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser, Glen Vernon, Ian Wolfe, Jason Robards, Sr., dir: Mark Robson; RKO. Val Lewton's atmospheric touch, taking place in an 18th-century insane asylum! This is the story of Master George Sims (Karloff), head warden who practices sadistic therapy on the inmates. Along comes a nurse (Lee) who wants to expose his cruel techniques. Sims sets out to break her of helping the inmates. Historically, this film was an early entry in the move to explore subjects of psychology on film,...
BEN-HUR (1959) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) affiche poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler: MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climatic chariot race.
BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974) $550.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.), window card, USA. Bette Davis, Dody Goodman, Anne Francine, Nell Carter, dir: Joshua Logan; Wlksm Logan and Brown. Very rare theatre poster for the ill-fated musical version of Emlyn William's The Corn is Green.