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WASP WOMAN, THE (1959)
WASP WOMAN, THE (1959) $2,650.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, dir: Roger Corman; Filmgroup.

One of the best remembered of the early Roger Corman horror/sci-fi thrillers. Story of a woman cosmetic tycoon who cannot accept her natural process of getting older and develops from wasp enzymes her own formula to keep from aging. Of course her formula, when over-used, turns her into a murderous wasp.

The low budget special effects may now look tacky, but the film retains a vintage charm and certain horror. The poster art does this in abundance. The graphics...

WASP WOMAN, THE (1959)
WASP WOMAN, THE (1959) $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, dir: Roger Corman; Filmgroup.

One of the best remembered of the early Roger Corman horror/sci-fi thrillers. Story of a woman cosmetic tycoon who cannot accept her natural process of getting older and develops from wasp enzymes her own formula to keep from aging. Of course her formula, when over-used, turns her into a murderous wasp.

The low budget special effects may now look tacky, but the film retains a vintage charm and certain horror. The poster art does this in abundance. The graphics and...

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? [QU'EST-IL ARRIVE A BABY JANE?] (1962)
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? [QU'EST-IL ARRIVE A BABY JANE?] (1962) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 63 x 47" (120 x 160 cm.) grande affiche poster style B, France. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, dir: Robert Aldrich; Warner Brothers. Colorful and very extreme artwork by Jean Mascii on this very scarce French poster, very possibly the finest depiction of this film on any poster.

Folded, with some minor small fold wear and light creasing, VERY GOOD+.

WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932)
WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932) $3,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Louise Beavers, dir: George Cukor, RKO. The famous predecessor to the A STAR IS BORN legend, re-made three times and here directed by George Cukor, who would make the 1954 version with Judy Garland.

In this version, a popular film director whose career is in decline discovers a bright young woman whose career ascends. One thing this version had going for it was the lack of the Production Code, so Bennett was allowed to be saucier than the more wistful...

WHISPERING FRIENDS (1928) / HAP HADLEY BROADWAY POSTER ART
WHISPERING FRIENDS (1928) / HAP HADLEY BROADWAY POSTER ART $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13; x 18" (34 x 47 cm.) window card poster, USA. George M. Cohan was the author/librettist, producer and director of this comedy play which opened 20 Feb., 1928, at New York's Hudson Theatre and featured William Harrigan and Chester Morris (it ran for 112 performances). Impresario of the Broadway musical, Cohan also wrote several comedy plays during his prolific career. Just prior to this show he wrote his autobiography, Twenty Years on Broadway and the Years It Took To Get There.

Of great interest here is the lively Roaring Twenties-themed art by the popular Hap Hadley, an American...

WHITE HEAT (1949)
WHITE HEAT (1949) $650.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, dir: Raoul Walsh; Warner Brothers.

One of the most popular of all gangster-related films and one that attempted to explore the psychology of the criminal. Very fastly-paced by expert director Walsh, it told the story of Cody Jarrett, a ruthless gang leader who has a mother fixation. The characters were based on real life criminals Ma Barker and her sons. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture to lady screenwriter Virginia Kellogg....

WICKED WOMAN (1953)
WICKED WOMAN (1953) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Beverly Michaels, Richard Egan, Percy Helton, dir: Russell Rouse; United Artists.

Embezzlement and adultery take place when a femme fatale drifts into a town, gets a job as a waitress and schemes with the owner (who is married to an alcoholic) to take the bar's money and run off. But their plans come up against an obstacle when a man boarding in the same house as the blonde bombshell discovers the plan and comes up with one of his own.

A protégé of Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels had appeared in...

WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
WILD BUNCH, THE (1969) $400.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Warner Brothers. Peckinpah's ode to the last days of the wild west. It is one of the most controversial films of all time. Set in 1913, this is the story of an aging group of outlaws performing one big last score because what has been known as the traditional American West is disappearing around them as the country becomes industrialized. A brilliantly crafted film in all areas of artistry, it was the...

WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
WILD BUNCH, THE (1969) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 81 x 41" (206 x 104 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Warner Brothers. An aging group of outlaws try for one big final score in an American West which is fast-changing into a modern world which they do not understand -- in one of the classic (and ultra-violent) Western films.

This three sheet, in brilliant, unused condition, is probably the best of all the posters made for this film. Folded, with minor stains on back in one small place (not showing through), minor occasional creases, JUST ABOUT FINE.

WOMEN BEHIND BARS (1976)
WOMEN BEHIND BARS (1976) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card, USA. Poster for the Tom Eyen camp comedy, which opened in May, 1975, with a cast headed by Pat Ast, and then was revived in 1976 with a cast headed by Divine.  This revival (for which our poster was created) was a cult success, and that led to subsequent productions in Los Angeles and London.

Wikipedia: “Women Behind Bars is a camp spoof theatrical play...

WONDER BAR (1934)
WONDER BAR (1934) $850.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card, USA. Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Rí , Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell, Guy Kibee, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley; Warner Brothers. Wonder Bar is the Paris entertainment bar owned by Al Wonder, and he welcomes the audience in (on camera and in the cinema audience) to his establishment with a song "Vive La France." This performance (at Jolson's insistence) would be one of the last to be done live on camera (with the Warner Brothers orchestra live on set portraying the club's...

WR – THE MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM [WR – MISTEIRJE ORGANIZMA] (1971)
WR – THE MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM [WR – MISTEIRJE ORGANIZMA] (1971) $325.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 ¼ x 19 ¼” poster, Yugoslavia.  Jackie Curtis, Tuli Kupferberg, dir: Dusan Makvejev. 

Original Yugoslav poster for one of the wild, anarchistic films of the early 70’s, and one of the hallmarks of Yugoslav cinema.

Wikipedia: "explores the relationship between communist politics and sexuality, as well as presenting the controversial life and work of Austrian-American psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957). The film's narrative structure is unconventional, intermixing fictional and documentary elements.

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