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TUBSTRIP OFF-BROADWAY PLAY (1973) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 20 x 14” (51 x 36 cm) window card poster, USA.
In the years immediately following Stonewall, there were some off-Broadway plays which depicted the lives of LGBTQ people. This one, apparently a bitchy comedy about a group of young men at a gay bath house, had its initial run off-Broadway, first at the Mercer Arts Center, then, when that center had to be closed due to structural problems in the building, it then moved to the Players Theatre, from which this poster emanates. It was moved...
UGETSU (1953) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 39 x 27" (97 x 67 cm.) poster, Japan. Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, dir: Kenji Mizoguchi; Daiei Studios. One of the finest and rarest of posters of classic Japanese cinema.
UMBERTO D. (1952; 1st East German release, 1955) $200.00 SOLD
Vintage original 11 ¾ x 8 ¼” (30 x 21 cm.) poster, East Germany. Carlo Battisti, dir: Vittorio De Sica; Progress Film. JUST ABOUT FINE. Strikingly designed poster by KLEMKE, scarce paper from East German release, showing the protagonist, his beloved little doga, and an ominous approaching train.
Vintage original 11 ¾ x 8 ¼” (30 x 21 cm.) poster, East Germany. Carlo Battisti, dir: Vittorio De Sica; Progress Film. JUST ABOUT FINE.
Strikingly designed poster by KLEMKE, scarce paper from East German release, showing the protagonist, his beloved little doga, and an ominous approaching train.
UNDEAD, THE (1957) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, dir: Roger Corman; American International.
UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. (1960) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, dir: Sam Fuller; Columbia. This gangster revenge film (Robertson sets out to systematically kill all the thugs who had once murdered his father -- and the image of violence at bottom right echoes the silhouette staging of his father's killing) is one of the great films of the great Samuel Fuller.
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (1948) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (102 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence, Kurt Kreuger, Lionel Stander, dir: Preston Sturges; Twentieth Century Fox. Black comedy about a conductor married to a beautiful woman whose brother has her tailed by a detective while he is on tour. The detective turns the wife's file over to her husband and some questionable behavior is discovered. The husband has a meltdown over his wife's imagined infidelity, those scenarios always set to music. Masterful direction and acting make this an all-time comedy classic.
UNSUSPECTED, THE (1947) $250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett, Hurd Hatfield, dir: Michael Curtiz; Warner Brothers. An atmospheric (and unusual layout for Warner Brothers poster art of the time) presentation for this stylish film noir thriller. Full of mystery, a murder is revealed at the start of the story. From there the curious reactions of the cast-of-characters are examined. Then, a character thought killed reveals herself to be alive. Strong cast, direction and script make this one of the finest classics of this genre. Folded, VERY GOOD.
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 57 x 20" (145 x 51 cm.) poster, Japan. Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, dir: Mark Robson; Fox. There is no way around it -- this film is one of the ultimate classics of incredibly memorable trash, with one quotable line after another. And who can resist this scarce Japanese poster, with portraits of the four female principals against a snow-laden background of heroine Parkins' New England home?
VICE RACKET, THE (GAMBLING WITH SOULS) (1936) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 22 x 22" (56 x 55 cm.) jumbo window card, USA. Martha Chapin, Wheeler Oakman, Bryant Washburn, dir: Elmer Clifton; Jay-Dee-Kay Productions.
VIOLATORS, THE (1957) $200.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (102 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Arthur O'Connell, Nancy Malone, dir: John Newland; Universal. An exploitation story about a wayward girl, here given a dynamic poster treatment, with its almost fluorescent orange background. Folded, with some minor wear along fold lines, VERY GOOD.
WAR DOG, THE (ca. 1930) $600.00 SOLD
Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dir: Renaud Hoffman; Lumas Film Corp. Originally a 1925 silent film called His Master's Voice, this edit incorporates some additional sound sequences as well as changes some character names. (AFI.com).
WARNER BROTHERS CARTOON, A (1950s; 1959 RR) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. A genuinely scarce poster, with sweet images of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and all the rest of the Warner Brothers animation roster. There is no earlier version of this poster, and the bright colors and charming design make it a winner. Slight signs of handling, but very close to fine.