JAN. 2018

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949) $450.00 SOLD

 Vintage original pressbook, folio, 8 pp., folio,  17 x 11” (43.5 x 28 cm.).  Carol Marsh, Pamela Brown, dir: Dallas Bower; Souvaine Selective Pictures. One light horizontal fold (as issued), NEAR FINE.

A very scarce booklet issued for the U.S. release of this Lewis Carroll adaptation---a French film featuring an elaborate use of stop-motion puppetry organized by produced Lou Bunin, a mid-Century master puppeteer, to which was added British live action footage of such characters as...

AMOR DE PERDICAO [DOOMED LOVE] (1978)
AMOR DE PERDICAO [DOOMED LOVE] (1978) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 40 x 27 ¾”(102 x71 cm.) one sheet poster, Portugal.  Antonio Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallenkamp, dir: Manoel de OLiveiraWith only one single horizontal fold at center, JUST ABOUT FINE.

Extremely scarce original Portugese poster for one of the Portugese modernist film classics of de Oliverira, adapted from a play of the same name by Camilo Castelo Branco.  Oliveira is one of the great film makers of the 1970’s and onwards, and the original posters from Portugal never appear on the market

APPLAUSE (1929)
APPLAUSE (1929) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14”  (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA.  Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., dir: Rouben Mamoulian; Paramount.  Perhaps the finest of the earliest backstage musicals, directed by the brilliant Rouben Mamoulian. This was his very first film. Right from the start, Mamoulian knew how to make his camera move and tell a story even with the confines of the technical issues of early sound film making.  Helen Morgan brilliantly made the transition from Broadway theatre acting (she was the original Julie of...

AUDREY HEPBURN IN ICONIC BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S POSE (1960)
AUDREY HEPBURN IN ICONIC BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S POSE (1960) $650.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, 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...

BAND WAGON, THE/ FRED ASTAIRE ON BROADWAY (1932)
BAND WAGON, THE/ FRED ASTAIRE ON BROADWAY (1932) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original double weight borderless 9 x 7” (23 x 18 cm.) photo, USA.  Date-stamped and with stamp of photographer Vandamm Studio on back.  One small chip in extreme right bottom edge, and mend on back with archival paper, NEAR FINE.

Portrait of a very young, and mustachioed, Fred Astaire, as he appeared in the musical review, which had music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Howard Dietz, and a book by Dietz and George S. Kaufman.  Astaire was to make his movie debut in 1933 in DANCING LADY, followed...

BARBRA STREISAND WEARS WHITE FUR AT PIERRE TRUDEAU EVENT (1970)
BARBRA STREISAND WEARS WHITE FUR AT PIERRE TRUDEAU EVENT (1970) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Barbra Streisand.  Always a trend and fashion setter----- with her own unique style during each period, Barbra Streisand attends an event in 1970 wearing a white wool gown and coat trimmed in white mink with matching fur hat and muff. This was right at the time she had just won an Academy Award as Best Actress for FUNNY GIRL, had HELLO DOLLY in release and was making ON A CLEAR DAY...

BEATLES IN A HARD DAY’S NIGHT Original Photo (1964)
BEATLES IN A HARD DAY’S NIGHT Original Photo (1964) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr), dir: Richard Lester; United Artists.  The first film to feature the Beatles.  The film caught the legendary group at their early zenith. A milestone in pop culture history, it proposed to be the story of a typical day with the group. In this publicity image each of the fab four appear to have his very own schoolgirl hair dresser.  It is coded HDN011...

BELA LUGOSI PORTRAIT FOR MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
BELA LUGOSI PORTRAIT FOR MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jean Hersholt, dir: Todd Browning; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Super dense black glossy image of the iconic actor in his Vampire guise.  MGM seldom ventured into the horror genre during the 1930s, they left that up to Universal, but with Tod Browning, and Bela Lugosi, on loan, they ventured out with this which was basically a remake of their 1927 LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Cut...

BELA LUGOSI WITH CAT IMAGE FOR THE BLACK CAT (1934)
BELA LUGOSI WITH CAT IMAGE FOR THE BLACK CAT (1934) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original black and white 7 x 9 ¼” (17 x 23)  single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, dir: Edgar G. Ulmer; Universal.  A highly atmospheric horror thriller and one of the top films of this genre from 1930s Universal. Though Edgar Allan Poe’s title was used, the story for this film was scripted by director/writer Ulmer. A true “auteur,” Ulmer also oversaw the set and costume design, and he even dubbed some of Karloff and Lugosi’s dialogue. Having come from...

BIG SLEEP, THE /ORIGINAL PRESSBOOK (1945)
BIG SLEEP, THE /ORIGINAL PRESSBOOK (1945) $1,800.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 17” (28 x 42 cm.) pressbook, 16 pages. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Regis Tommey, dir: Howard Hawks; Warner Brothers. The movie has all the elements to make it “the classic” film noir---direction by Howard Hawks, novel by Raymond Chandler, script and racy dialogue by William Faulkner (who could not explain the holes in the script---who could?), Leigh Brackett and Jules Furhman, atmospheric direction of photography by Sidney Hickox,  and bizarre performances from Martha Vickers and Dorothy Malone. The...

BLUE ANGEL, THE/WITH MARLENE DIETRICH AND EMIL JANNINGS (1930)
BLUE ANGEL, THE/WITH MARLENE DIETRICH AND EMIL JANNINGS (1930) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kur Gerron, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount/UFA. Filmed in 1929 in both a German and English speaking version, this classic is known to be Germany’s first full length talking film. It made Marlene Dietrich an immortal star.  Many star actresses were considered for the German UFA/Paramount film but director von Sternberg selected the little known Dietrich because of her blasé attitude. An affair which would last for...

BOLERO WITH CAROLE LOMBARD AND GEORGE RAFT (1934)
BOLERO WITH CAROLE LOMBARD AND GEORGE RAFT (1934) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. George Raft, Carole Lombard, Sally Rand, Frances Drake, William Frawley, Gertrude Michael, dir: Wesley Ruggles/Mitchell Leisen; Paramount.  This film was famous for its torrid dance performance by Lombard and Raft to Ravel’s “Bolero.”  Paramount envisioned the duo as competition to RKO’s Astaire and Rogers’s team and they would also do a second film of this type called RHUMBA as this film was quite a hit. Though perhaps...

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