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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.
ENTER THE DRAGON [LONG ZHENG HU DOU] (1973) $1,250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 ¾ x 21 ½” (78 x 55 cm.), poster, Hong Kong. Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, dir: Robert Clouse: Golden Harvest.
Bruce Lee’s breakthrough film, and a landmark in martial arts movies, was a joint Hong Kong-U.S. coproduction. Unfolded, with some minor creasing and a few tiny tears in the extreme bottom right, JUST ABOUT FINE.
HARAKIRI [SEPPUKU] PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET (1962 $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original promotional booklet, 11 x8 “ (28 x 20 cm.), printed wrappers, 8 pp., slight creasing at edges of covers, near fine. Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Yoshio Inaba, dir: Masaki Kobayashi; Shochiku.
Kobayashi’s masterpiece, which turns a withering eye at the samurai traditions. This very scarce booklet is entirely in English and was done to promote the showing of this film in English-speaking countries. It contains text and a montage of images from HARAKIRI.
KING KONG (1933; 1962 re-issue) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 15 x 19" (38 x 48 cm.) poster, Belgium. Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Kong, dir: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack: RKO. Vintage style art, based on some of the original 1933 campaign, and a contemporary styling of Kong make this a unique and colorful presentation for the all-time classic horror fantasy. Folded, top trimmed, two minor border tears, neatly mended, NEAR FINE.
LOVE AFFAIR, or THE CASE OF THE MISSING SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR [LJUBAVNI CLUAJ ILI TRAGEDIJA SLUZBENICE P.T.T.] (1967) $250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 27x 18 ½” (69 x 47 cm.), Yugoslavia. Eva Ras, Slobodon Aligrudic, dir: Dusan Makavejev; Morava Film.
Makavejev’s second feature film. “This masterpiece created a revolution because of the image of naked Isabella with a black cat on her back, one of the most iconic scenes in Yugoslav film history. The film is more a judgement of society on communist regime in that time, and how sexuality, freedom of living and art was banned and restricted by people in power.
LOVES OF A BLONDE [LASKY JEDNE PLAVOVLASKY] (1965) $450.00 SOLD
(11) Vintage photos---of which 3 are Czechoslovakian 7 ¼ x 5” (18.5 x 13 cm.) photos, 2 of them with stamps on back from distributor Ceskoslovensky Filmexport); 8 are USA 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photos, of which 3 have printed labels with text about the film from distributor Prominent Films. One of those labels is loose but present. FINE.
Wikipedia: “story of a young woman who has a routine job in a shoe factory in provincial Czechoslovakia. When the army holds maneuvers near her home town,...
METROPOLIS /PHOTOPLAY BOOK EDITION (1927) $2,500.00 SOLD
First Czechoslovakian Edition, photoplay with all 64 UFA images from the film, Prague: Ustredni delnicke knihkupectvi a nakladatelstvi, 1927.
POISON (1991) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 18 x 25" (47 x 66 cm.) poster, Netherlands. Scott Renderer, dir: Todd Haynes. Todd Haynes' Poison is a bold film in which three unrelated stories are intercut. One of them is a loose adaptation from Jean Genet's Our Lady of the Flowers. Poison was Haynes' feature film debut, and it was one of the groundbreaking films in the then emerging New Queer Cinema movement. The US poster for the film is OK, but does not, in my opinion, hold a candle to this stark piece, designed by Jean Paul Commandeur, with its closeup of Renderer, in the...
SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS [TINI ZABUTYKH PREDKIV] (1965) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original program, Ukarine. 8 x 6” (21 x 15.5 cm.), 4 pp., slight creasing at edge of pictorial wrappers, near fine.
Ivan Mykolachuk, Larise Kadochnikova, dir: Sergei Parajanov.
Extremely scarce original program in Ukrainian (and printed in Kiev) for this film (which was a Ukrainian film) of visionary director Parajanov.
Parajanov’s first film in which he fully expressed his remarkable poetic vision.
Imdb: “One of the 20th century's greatest...
SHANGHAI EXPRESS EXQUISITE MARLENE DIETRICH BELGIAN POSTER (1932) $15,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 23 x 29 ¾” (57 x 74) poster, Belgian. Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, dir: Josef von Sternberg. Paramount. A really beautiful portrait of Marlene Dietrich in the role of Shanghai Lil enhances this rare poster. A most lovely and sensual image of Dietrich. The film is a wonderful Josef von Sternberg opus set entirely on a train and explores how the passenger’s lives are interwoven and how they must band together when the train is taken by Chinese guerrillas. Poster is on a lightweight linen....
SPECK'S ORIENT-CINEMA (ca. 1916) $3,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 27 x 39" (69.5 x 99.6 cm.) one sheet poster, Switzerland. Poster art by costume and commercial designer Ernst Deutsch-Dryden (1883-1938) for an elegant new movie theater in Zürich, with this image giving us well-dressed clientele watching a Western movie, almost certainly a US import. During this period there was a push in Zürich, as in all large European and American cities, to build lavish new cinemas to accommodate the constantly growing public and to screen all the feature films which were now being regularly made.
TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN BY STRATEGY [ZHI QU WEI HU SHAN] (1970) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original set of eighteen (18) 13 x 10 " (33 x 27 cm.) lobby cards, China. Jimbo Shen, Xiangling Tong; dir: Tieli Xie; China Film Distribution and Exhibition Corporation. A classic of the Chinese Cultural Revolution -- a revolutionary ballet film with a very strong dose of propaganda intertwined with its storyline, produced at the Beijing Film Studio, and performed by members of the Peking Opera Troupe of Shanghai [sic].