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BEN-HUR (1959)
BEN-HUR (1959) $500.00

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.

The French artist has chosen to depict the moment between Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur with his team of white horses overcoming Stephen Boyd as Messalla with his black horses. Poster is...

BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974)
BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974) $550.00

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.

Bette Davis scored highly with an Academy Award nomination playing the repressed but driven school teacher in the 1945 film. It seemed like an excellent source for a musical, and many of the tops in theatre were engaged to make this a success.

The critics panned it, however, and Bette -- at a time when...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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