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BEDLAM (1946)
BEDLAM (1946) $1,350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 81 x 41" (203 x 103 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser, Glen Vernon, Ian Wolfe, Jason Robards, Sr., dir: Mark Robson; RKO. Val Lewton's atmospheric touch, taking place in an 18th-century insane asylum! This is the story of Master George Sims (Karloff), head warden who practices sadistic therapy on the inmates. Along comes a nurse (Lee) who wants to expose his cruel techniques. Sims sets out to break her of helping the inmates. Historically, this film was an early entry in the move to explore subjects of psychology on film,...

BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937)
BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss.

This is a quite rare book, and to find it complete -- with no ads cut-out, and with its gigantic advertising supplement as well -- is quite a treat....

BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940)
BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.

BLOW-UP / EUROPEAN RELEASE-ONLY STILL WITH JANE BIRKIN (1966)
BLOW-UP / EUROPEAN RELEASE-ONLY STILL WITH JANE BIRKIN (1966) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (21 x 25 cm.) black-and-white borderless glossy silver gelatin print still photo, UK. 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 (particularly when first released), it is Antonioni's comment on society of the time, and 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...

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...

BOWERY, THE (1933)
BOWERY, THE (1933) $200.00 SOLD

Three (3) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print linen book still photos (8 x 11" [20 x 29 cm.] on linen), USA. Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Pert Kelton, dir: Raoul Walsh, Fox Pictures.

The charismatic stars and entertaining period scenes of this story of 1890s New York are presented in these three stills which are from an original linen book. Each is marked in pencil on the verso for its exclusive use in a movie magazine of the time, week of 7/25/33. Stills used in magazines Modern...

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1 $14,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2 $18,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957)
CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957) $985.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham, Athene Seyler, dir: Jacques Tourneur; Columbia. Dana Andrews plays a skeptical American psychologist who ventures to England to attend a symposium on paranormal psychology. Because he does not believe in the power of Julian Karswell, a devil cult leader, he attempts to expose her; when he is cursed by them, he must fight for his life.

Shot on location in England, including at Stonehenge (present on this poster), the film delivered dark atmosphere -- the forte of filmmaker Jacques Tourneur....

DEAD END / BROADWAY STAGE PHOTO (1935)
DEAD END / BROADWAY STAGE PHOTO (1935) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 10 " (32 x 26 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joseph Downing, Charles L. Duncan, Elspeth Eric, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, David Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Marjorie Main, dir: Sidney Kingsley; Belasco Theatre. So popular was this cautionary tale of misguided youth in New York City's East Side, written and directed by Sidney Kingsley (produced by Norman Bel Geddes and running for 687 performances between Oct. 1935 and Jun. 1937), that Warner Brothers had the film in production and released within two months of the show's closing.

So popular were...

FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / CASANOVA (1976)
FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / CASANOVA (1976) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original borderless 7; x 11;" (19.5 x 30 cm.) double weight photo, Italy. An unusual portrait of Fellini on set, with Donald Sutherland (in costume in the starring role of Casanova) and the great director Michelangelo Antonioni seated to Sutherland's left. With stamp of Italian paparazzo M. Cattarinich on verso.

There is some light creasing, NEAR FINE

FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / LA DOLCE VITA (1960)
FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / LA DOLCE VITA (1960) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 x 9" (18.5 x 23.5 cm.) black-and-white photo, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, dir: Federico Fellini; Astor. Fellini (looking very much in control) on set giving directions, with both arms raised, for his epic La Dolce Vita.

With promotional text on verso. There is a tiny tear at bottom, overall NEAR FINE.

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