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3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954)
3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954) $1,250.00

Vintage original 39 x 54" (99 x 137 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Dana Andrews, Donna Reed, Dianne Foster, Stephen Elliott, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Columbia. A taut Western in the revenge-drama genre about a cowboy accused of murder who hides out in the desert before going back to clear his name.

Italian film poster artist Anselmo Ballester has created beautiful portraits of Andrews and Reed and played up the romantic element of the story, their love haunted by the foreboding noose. On linen. VERY GOOD.

365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934)
365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934) $6,500.00

Vintage original 41 x 27" (68 x 103 cm.) stone litho one sheet poster, USA. Alice Faye, James Dunn, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, dir: George Marshall; Fox Films. An absolutely legendary, rare and not often offered classic Hollywood poster.

The story of a down-and-out film director who takes to teaching at a film school where he discovers a genuinely talented girl is forgettable. It would be one of the last Fox musicals before the merger with Twentieth Century, and Alice Faye would become the studio's top musical star (evident that she was on her way in this poster in...

ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921)
ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921) $750.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photo, USA. Remarkable candid photo of a meeting between two legendary directors of the silent era.

Abel Gance came to the US in 1921 to promote his film J'accuse, which made its American debut on October 9 of that year. During a lengthy five-month stay, Gance made a point of meeting D.W. Griffith, whose work he had always admired.

There are a couple of slight corner creases, and an equally trifling horizontal crease, NEAR FINE.

ALPHAVILLE (1965)
ALPHAVILLE (1965) $300.00

Vintage original 9 1/2 x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Athos Films.

Godard's dystopian science-fiction film in which the character Lemmy Caution (played by Eddie Constantine, who had played this role in many French B-movie crime films directed by others) finds himself in a futuristic world controlled by a tyrant.

Oblong 4to, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., with a 5 pp. supplement laid-in; folded once vertically, VERY GOOD+.

AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956)
AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956) $2,000.00

Vintage original 39 x 55" (100 x 140 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Arlene Dahl, Phillip Carey, Herbert Marshall, Michael Goodliffe, dir: Ken Hughes; Columbia. A vehicle for the beautiful Arlene Dahl, who was swathed in sexy clothes and placed in beautiful sets and did her best acting in the role of a girl who is set on rising from her job in a shirtwaist factory to the top -- letting nothing stand in her way... including murder.

The great Italian poster artist Anselmo Ballester has captured a tense moment from the film. On linen, VERY GOOD.

ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950)
ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950) $1,000.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe, dir: John Huston, MGM.

Classic film noir about a heist which, after being successfully executed, unravels with tragic consequences. Though John Huston intended the role of Angela Phinlay for Lola Albright, Marilyn Monroe won the role and it was the first in which her great dramatic abilities were explored. Poster features Monroe prominently, thanks to agent Johnny Hyde's work in placing her there amongst the films MGM contract players.

Poster is paper-backed. There are creases at all...

AVA GARDNER / BY CLARENCE BULL (1945)
AVA GARDNER / BY CLARENCE BULL (1945) $375.00

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin key set print still portrait, USA.

Her picture appeared in the New York photo studio of her brother-in-law when an MGM talent person walked by; she was subsequently brought to Los Angeles and the North Carolina tobacco farm-born 18-year-old was put under contract in 1941. For four years she was placed in a myriad of bit roles while she learned her craft. It was her beauty that MGM wanted but, under the studio system, she was trained to be a good film actress. Part...

BABES ON BROADWAY (1941)
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, dir: Busby Berkeley; MGM. An essential Mickey and Judy musical with simple story and sets and spectacular large scale musical numbers.

The setting this time was New York City, where the teens are all aspiring Broadway performers -- and by the end of the film, they ARE on Broadway. Shirley Temple was signed at MGM to join them but Ma Temple felt Mickey and Judy would outshine her, so she went to do the flop Kathleen...

BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953)
BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953) $1,000.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Paul Christian, dir: Eugene Lourie; Warner Brothers. Classic monster film of a ravaging dinosaur, adapted from a short story by Ray Bradbury called "The Fog Horn." Spectacular art of the rampaging dinosaur.

Poster has been professionally paper-backed. Pinholes and small border tears have been addressed. Touch up on fold lines, corner creases addressed. NEAR FINE.

BEWARE! (1946) - 1
BEWARE! (1946) - 1 $0.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, dir: Bud Pollard; Astor Pictures. Musical about a college which is about to go destitute when an alumnae, now a famous band leader, comes through with the funds to save it. Louis Jordan and company provided the swing music. An important all-black film which mirrored the mainstream theme of putting on a show for a cause.

This scene card of Louis and band playing in a classroom calls the film "the first truly great All Colored musical...

BEWARE! (1946) - 2
BEWARE! (1946) - 2 $400.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Valerie Black, Frank Wilson, Milton Woods, dir: Bud Pollard; Astor Pictures. Musical about a college which is about to go destitute when an alumnae, now a famous band leader, comes through with the funds to save it. Louis Jordan and company provided the swing music. An important all-black film which mirrored the mainstream theme of putting on a show for a cause.

Top right corner is missing, slight wear at corners. VERY GOOD+.

BILLY WILDER, ERICH VON STROHEIM / SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
BILLY WILDER, ERICH VON STROHEIM / SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) $325.00

Vintage original 9 x 7" (24 x 18 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print photo, USA. Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Anna Q. Nilsson, H. B, Warner, Buster Keaton, dir: Billy Wilder, Paramount. A "Hollywood" story which rings true to this day about how the film industry uses and abuses people, and yet from which beautiful and interesting art flourishes.

This rare behind-the-scenes still shows Billy Wilder with Erich von Stroheim following an industry screening of the film at a Paramount screening room. The woman...

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