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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...

BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942; 1949 re-release)
BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942; 1949 re-release) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal, Vince Barnett, dir: Wallace Fox; Astor. Here is the very atmospheric and sinister one sheet poster for this title's 1949 re-release through Astor Pictures. Bela Lugosi plays a professor of Criminology who secretly runs a soup kitchen, which is really a front for a gang or robbers and murderers.

This reissue poster is effectively identical to the 1942 original one sheet, with the only difference being that the 1942 version gives Monogram as the distributor. Poster is very clean and...

BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958)
BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, dir: Bruno VeSota: American International.

A cone-shaped alien aircraft appears in a small town. People in the town die, all having received bite marks on their necks from parasites inhabiting the cone. The aliens have decided that they want to rule earth. The movie was a favorite on 1960s television and has garnered many fans, as much for its low budget effects as for the story.

Poster is folded and in original unused condition, only minor creases at corners. FINE.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, dir: Blake Edwards; Paramount.

From Truman Capote's popular novelette came this all-time classic film, gifting the world with an iconic performance by Audrey Hepburn. Originally envisioned for Marilyn Monroe, Hepburn felt herself miscast, but she added so much class to the character of call girl Holly Golightly that she made it her very own. To this day, women imitate her iconic look in the little black dress.

Here, Hepburn displays her beloved look and character accompanied by Cat, the companion she...

BROADWAY MELODY POSTER IMAGE (1929)
BROADWAY MELODY POSTER IMAGE (1929) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Charles King, Bessie Love, Anita Page, dir: Harry Beaumont: Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer.  The second film to win and the first talking picture to win the Academy Award as Best Picture (for the 1928-1929 season).  Made during the transition from silent to talkie films, with MGM the last major studio to make the change, the story of two sisters struggling to make it on Broadway makes for an uneven...

BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (2003)
BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS (2003) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 28 5/8 x 20 ¼” (73 x 51 cm.), Japan.  Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits, Barbet Schroeder, dir: John Dullaghan; Zazie Films.  Documentary about the life and work of legendary renegade Los Angeles poet Bukowski.  This film had a tiny theatrical release in the U.S.  This Japanese poster is so uncommon that I cannot trace another example of it anywhere.  Unfolded, with some horizontal creasing and light crimping at edges, NEAR FINE.    

Bunuel, Luis / NAZARIN (1959)
Bunuel, Luis / NAZARIN (1959) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 37 x 26" (94 x 66 cm.) poster, Mexico. Francisco Rabal, Marga Lopez, Rita Macedo, dir: Luis Bunuel; Pel Mex. Original Mexican poster for one of Bunuel's classic Mexican films -- a savage tale about an innocent young priest who strives to live a pure life in accordance with Christian teachings, and who encounters nothing but cruelty and indifference from all except for a prostitute, who becomes his only actual friend.

Folded, there is a distributor's stamp in blank white background. There is tiny paper loss in the middle of the right edge and there is a small amount...

Bunuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968)
Bunuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 47 x 32" (120 x 82 cm.) half grande poster, France. Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, Jaime Miravilles, dir: Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí; Les Grands Films Classiques.

When Luis Buñuel's debut film, which he co-created with fellow Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, premiered in Paris in 1929, it was a private showing at a cine-club. This poster, with its montage of archival images from the movie (including the legendary image of the woman's eyeball being slit), is for the movie's first theatrical release anywhere, in 1968.

Folded, with minor creasing at folds, JUST ABOUT FINE.

BURY ME DEAD (1947)
BURY ME DEAD (1947) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels, dir: Bernard Vorhaus; Eagle-Lion Films. Rarely-seen poverty row mystery noir with a complicated plot. A woman attends her own funeral, knowing that her husband attempted to do away with her. She discovers that the woman buried in her place is a glamour girl her husband was having an affair with. The 68-minute film was edited to play during a 30-minute TV show spot during the 1950s. Director Vorhaus would fall victim to the Hollywood blacklist soon after completion. Two...

CALL HER SAVAGE (1932)
CALL HER SAVAGE (1932) $1,850.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 36" (35 x 91 cm.) insert poster, USA. Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Estelle Taylor, dir: John Francis Dillon; Fox Film. A savagely brazen Pre-Code film touching on nearly every subject which soon became taboo (some of which is seldom approached even in today's films), including prostitution, STDs, promiscuity, pedophilia and gay bars. Story of a wild Texan girl who is sent to Chicago to charm school. While there she adopts the name 'Dynamite' and tears the town apart. However, even in these Pre-Code days 'Dynamite' Nasa Springer must learn the errors of her reckless...

CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)
CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943) $850.00 SOLD

Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Acquanetta, John Carradine, Evelyn Anker, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, dir: Edward Dmytryk; Universal.

A mad scientist is on the prowl and, after he does a brain transplant into a giant gorilla, the results are predictably disastrous. The film relied heavily on stock footage shot for The Big Cage (1933), and thus the crediting of Clyde Beatty. The star Mildred Davenport, renamed Acquanetta, did not say a word throughout.

This poster is a very scarce size, seldom seen. It has nice, bright colors. Poster is unfolded, there was very discreet touch-up...

CASINO ROYALE (1967)
CASINO ROYALE (1967) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 60 x 20" (150 x 50 cm.) door panel poster, USA. Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, Charles Boyer, John Huston, George Raft, Jean-Paul Bemondo, dir: John Huston, Val Guest, Ken Hughes, others; Columbia.

A blockbuster cast and creative team with the likes of Woody Allen, Ben Hecht, Billy Wilder and Peter Sellers adding to the script based on Ian Fleming's novel. A wonderful spoof on the James Bond theme, this is one of the 1960s' crowning achievements in production design. The famous pop song "The Look...

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