1940-1949

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(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944)
(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.   Dir: Robert Siodmak; Universal.  PHANTOM LADY is now acknowledges as one of the classics of low-budget 1940’s film noir.  It was adapted from the novel of the same name by William Irish (pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich).  This rare photo is of the dust jacket of the Tower reader's edition, which had the same jacket art (but with different coloring) as the original first edition by Lippincott, and it was printed as part of the promotional campaign for the movie by Universal.    FINE. 

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945. $1,750.00 SOLD

113 leaves (modified somewhat by revised inserts). 4to, white and blue stock. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. A few small chips and  tears at wrapper edges, lower wrapper recycled from another contemporary  script (at the time, due to wartime paper conservation), pencil signature on wrapper and first leaf, fine in vg+ wrappers.

Vintage original script, an unspecified, but revised pre-production draft of this adaptation of the

Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. Inserted revises on blue paper span The period...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942 $2,000.00 SOLD

SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK"  SCREENPLAY BY SCOTT DARLING & EDWARD T. LOWE BASED ON A FREE ADAPTATION OF "THE DANCING MAN" BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 22 May - 17 June 1942.

[1],110 leaves plus numerous numbered or lettered revised inserts or appended leaves. Quarto. Original carbon typescript on rectos only of onion skin stock...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945. $2,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, 109 leaves, 4to, carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for brad binding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good.

 Vintage original script, an early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. 

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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948)
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948) $900.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, number 5 USA.  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, dir: Charles Barton; Universal.  Perhaps the finest and most fun of the Abbott and Costello films, and they meet not just Frankenstein, but Dracula and the Wolfman, both played by the originals---- Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi.  At one time or another all three actors (including Strange) had played Frankenstein. Costello initially felt the script was terrible and...

AFFAIR OF THE FOLLIES, AN (1927)
AFFAIR OF THE FOLLIES, AN (1927) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 36" (35 x 92 cm.) insert poster, USA. Lewis Stone, Billie Dove, Lloyd Hughes, Arthur Stone, Arthur Hoyt, dir: Millard Webb; First National Pictures. A vehicle for the great Ziegfeld Follies star Billie Dove. She portrays Tamara, married to an inventor who cannot get anyone to see his work, who must rejoin the Follies -- and that causes problems for her marriage. Dove, who started her career as a model, became one of the most decorative of the Follies girls and, when Ziegfeld paid too much attention to her, his wife Billie Burke arranged for Miss...

ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943)
ALEXIS SMITH GLAMOUR PORTRAIT BY BERT SIX (1943) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Found in drama school by Warner Brothers scouts in 1940, Alexis Smith paid her dues at the studio for 3 years playing bits and roles in shorts. By 1943 she had been dubbed the “dynamite girl” and was moved to roles as leading ladies. She felt this label held her career back, but Warner’s sometimes cast her in rewarding roles which ran the gamut of comedy, melodrama,...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND COMPANY ON SET FOR SABOTEUR (1942)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND COMPANY ON SET FOR SABOTEUR (1942) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans, Norman Lloyd, Alma Kruger, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Universal. Superb chase movie about a man wrongly accused, always so well executed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. Highly suspenseful, Hitchcock used unusual locations such as the Statue of Liberty, Boulder Dam, a blind man’s home, a circus caravan, and a factory with a fire, to stage his tale. Another...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S CAMEO APPEARANCE IN SABOTEUR (1942)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S CAMEO APPEARANCE IN SABOTEUR (1942) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans, Norman Lloyd, Alma Kruger, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Universal. Superb chase movie about a man wrongly accused, always so well executed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. Highly suspenseful, Hitchcock used unusual locations such as the Statue of Liberty, Boulder Dam, a blind man’s home, a circus caravan, and a factory with a fire, to stage his tale. In this story Barry Kane...

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ON SCREEN CAMEO IN REBECCA (1940; 1947 reissue)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ON SCREEN CAMEO IN REBECCA (1940; 1947 reissue) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, U.K. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny,  C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Selznick International Pictures. The wonderful Daphne Du Maurier novel about a shy young woman, companion to a stuffy matron, who meets the wealthy and glamorous Max de Winter, has a whirlwind romance and marries him only to move into his sprawling mansion, Manderlay, where mystery...

ANNA KARENINA (1948)
ANNA KARENINA (1948) $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, dir: Julien Duvivier; Minerva. Art by Ercole Brini. I cannot imagine that there exists anywhere a better piece of artwork representing the magnificent Vivien Leigh than this moody piece of post-impressionist artwork by Ercole Brini.

On linen, with slight fold touch up, NEAR FINE.

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

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...

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