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BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 2
BIG BROADCAST OF 1938, THE (1938) - 2 $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. W. C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Ross, Bob Hope, Lynne Overman, Ben Blue, dir: Mitchell Leisen; Paramount. One of the finest and best remembered of the 1930s musicals, if for no other reason than the introduction, by Ross and Hope (his first feature role), of the classic song "Thanks for the Memory." It won the Academy Award. Martha Raye, who did her own stunts in a raucously entertaining number, was ingeniously cast as W. C. Fields' daughter (in his last film for Paramount). Everyone shone...

BIG CAGE, THE (1933)
BIG CAGE, THE (1933) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55) window card poster, USA. Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Ford, Mickey Rooney, dir: Kurt Neumann; Universal Pictures. Famous lion tamer and big game hunter Clyde Beatty made his film debut in this story about a circus on the brink of bankruptcy which is saved by Beatty's animal acts. Beatty also contributed to the script. Twelve-year-old Mickey Rooney was on hand to give a kid's view of the circus situation which, as depicted by this poster, was a lively one. Folded near center, with paper loss to...

BIG LEBOWSKI, THE (1998)
BIG LEBOWSKI, THE (1998) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 74 x 131" (188 x 333 cm.) standee poster, USA. Jeff Bridges, dir: Joel and Ethan Coen; Gramercy. The only poster I've ever seen which shows the film's major characters: The Dude (Jeff Bridges), The Stranger (Sam Elliott); Maude (Julianne Moore); Donny (Steve Buscemi), Jesus (John Turturro), and Walter (John Goodman). A massive, self-standing object, unlike anything else that has ever turned up.

This standee has some general signs of use, including paper tape reinforcing it on the back, wear at areas where it was originally folded for shipment; the standee has five components with cardboard support bars (three...

BIG SHOT, THE (1931)
BIG SHOT, THE (1931) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 22" (56 x 71 cm.) window card poster, USA. The story of a young man (Quillan) who is raised on Horatio Alger stories and believes that hard work and fortitude will pay moff in life. Of course, that makes him gullible, too -- particularly when he believes he is taking the easy road and he falls for a bad business deal. He also does his best to impress his sweetheart (O'Sullivan) while a vamp (Nolan) does her deed of seducing him. A definite Depression-era comedy with a few Pre-Code moments. The theatre owners have neatly written...

BIG TOWN GIRL (1937)
BIG TOWN GIRL (1937) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Claire Trevor, Donald Woods, Alan Dinehart, Alan Baxter, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox. Outstanding portraiture highlights this presentation for the story about a songstress who becomes a radio star and finds it necessary to disguise her identity because of her criminal husband. She becomes known as the personality "The Masked Countess." The sixty-six-minute B-musical features songs by Sidney Claire and Harry Akst, writers of many popular songs of the 1930s. On linen, there are some small little stains and dings, mostly in blank areas, VERY...

BLACK LIGHTNING (1924)
BLACK LIGHTNING (1924) $2,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, Clara Bow, Harold Austin, Eddie Phillips, Joe Butterworth, Thunder the Dog, dir: James P. Hogan; Gotham/Lumas Film Corp. Amazingly this film, with one of Clara Bow's earliest supporting film roles, was discovered in a full-print version in Russia in 2000. Of course, Thunder was the real star: German shepherds such as Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart were popular with post-World War I audiences (Thunder was a dog that had actually been decorated for his valor at Verdun during the war). This story is about a soldier killed in war whose...

BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 1
BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 1 $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 72 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu, dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Universal. Spectacular Technicolor film which is a psychological study of Anglican nuns who attempt to establish a religious community in the Himalayas. The locations were done in England and Ireland, but all of the Himalayan scenes were shot at the studio in London using glass shots and miniatures. Black-and-white location shots were used, blown up and color chalk applied to them for use in Technicolor. There were two Academy Awards for the color...

BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921)
BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Florence Reed, Norman Trevor, Henry Stephenson, Don Merrifield, dir: Emile Chautard; Ziegfeld Cinema Corporation/Equity Pictures. This tale (based on the Algernon Charles Swinburne poem "Faustine") told of the daughter of a gambling hall hostess who, when down on her luck, impersonates her mother and reopens the palace.

For one brief moment, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.'s younger brother, William, decided to invest in a film production company. He presented this one film starring premier Broadway actress Florence Reed (and a cast of New York theatre actors), after which there were...

BLONDE BAIT (1956)
BLONDE BAIT (1956) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Beverly Michaels, Jim Davis, Joan Rice, Richard Travis, Paul Cavanagh, dir: Elmo Williams; AFRC. Lurid crime drama about a stripper who lands in jail after violently defending herself. Engaged to a murderer, a jail escape is arranged for her by a U.S. State Department agent who wants to find her and bring him in. Academy Award winning film editor Elmo Williams tried his hand at directing a few lower budget films during the mid 1950s. The Hammer group produced. The film was made in England and...

BLOW-UP (1966)
BLOW-UP (1966) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 18" (67 x 46 cm.) fotobusta poster, Italy. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Verushka, dir: Michelangelo Antonioni; MGM. The story of a mod London photographer who believes he has photographed a murder.

Forever controversial and even hated by many when first released, it is Antonioni's comment on society (particularly of the time) and on human nature. The film was made by MGM in the UK under a newly-created company called Premier Productions. Because this company had no agreement with the Production Code office (as MGM did), the frontal nudity and explicit scenes...

BODY SNATCHER, THE/BORIS KARLOFF (1945)
BODY SNATCHER, THE/BORIS KARLOFF (1945) $6,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41” (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA.  Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, dir: Robert Wise; RKO.A classic Val Lewton production, adapted from a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This was to be Robert Wise’s third film as director, all under the auspices of ambitious and creative producer Val Lewton.  The film got some very striking poster art, including this dramatic poster, which is seldom seen. Poster is on linen.  Touch ups at folds and fold junctions. White paint is present at all four corners of the blank white...

BORN TO KILL (1947)
BORN TO KILL (1947) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, dir: Robert Wise, RKO. A calculating divorcee (Trevor) risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer (Tierney) romancing her foster sister. "A grim and complicated melodrama...", the first of a number of noir films directed by Robert Wise, who had previously been associated with Orson Welles and then with the Val Lewton group at RKO. This leads to the interesting speculation that RKO developed the quintessential noir...

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