CLOWNS-CIRCUS

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BIG CAGE, THE (1933)
BIG CAGE, THE (1933) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 55) window card poster, USA. Clyde Beatty, Anita Page, Andy Devine, Vince Barnett, Raymond Hatton, Wallace Ford, Mickey Rooney, dir: Kurt Neumann; Universal Pictures. Famous lion tamer and big game hunter Clyde Beatty made his film debut in this story about a circus on the brink of bankruptcy which is saved by Beatty's animal acts. Beatty also contributed to the script. Twelve-year-old Mickey Rooney was on hand to give a kid's view of the circus situation which, as depicted by this poster, was a lively one. Folded near center, with paper loss to...

LON CHANEY/ LAUGH CLOWN LAUGH ONE SHEET POSTER PHOTO (1928)
LON CHANEY/ LAUGH CLOWN LAUGH ONE SHEET POSTER PHOTO (1928) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther, Gwen Lee, dir: Herbert Brenon, MGM. Lon Chaney ran the gamut in the story which spanned a 25 year period in the life of the circus clown known as Pagliacci, the clown who could not laugh. Perhaps his finest film performance, he also guided 14 year old Loretta Young in her first featured role, often staying on the set to buffer director Herbert Brenon’s ridiculing of her. During the...

SKRATTA PAJAZZO [LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH] (1928)
SKRATTA PAJAZZO [LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH] (1928) $7,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 38" (70 x 98 cm.) poster, Sweden. Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther, Gwen Lee, dir: Herbert Brenon, MGM. Lon Chaney ran the gamut in the story which spanned a 25-year period in the life of the circus clown known as Pagliacci, the clown who could not laugh. Perhaps his finest film performance, he also guided 14-year-old Loretta Young in her first featured role. One of the finest silent films, based on story by David Belasco.

This poster by the artists of Sweden is spectacular with its circus theme, colors and deco presentation. On linen, NEAR FINE.

SWING HIGH (1930)
SWING HIGH (1930) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA Helen Twelvetrees, Chester Conklin, Ben Turpin, Dorothy Burgess, Stepin Fetchit, Sally Starr, George Fawcett, dir: Joseph Santley; Pathe. Early musical with a circus setting featuring some silent film comedy greats including popular African American actor Stepin Fetchit. The story concerned an aerialist who fights to keep her lover when a scheming woman shows up on the scene. Circus theme of this card is most appealing. FINE.

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