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FORTUNE, THE (1975) / COSTUME SKETCH BY ANTHEA SYLBERT $1,250.00 SOLD
Vintage original 20 x 15" (50 x 37 cm.) (without frame) costume sketch, USA. A stunning sketch design by Anthea Sylbert executed on artists board in gouache, paint and pen. This is for the character Freddie as portrayed by Stockard Channing. A super cast played in Mike Nichols comedy about a scheme to take a woman over state lines for immoral purposes despite the Mann-Act enforced at the time.
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953) $5,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 13 x 9" (33 x 23 cm.) watercolor sketch / poster maquette by Enzo Nistri, Italy.
IF A MAN ANSWERS (1962) $700.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm., board); 16 x 35" (41 x 87 cm., painting) production set sketch, USA. Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Micheline Presle, John Lund, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers, dir: Henry Levin; Universal. Lighthearted romantic comedy, so popular at the time, about a wealthy young socialite (Sandra Dee) who marries a photographer (Bobby Darin), and the complications which ensue when she follows her mother's advice regarding an envious friend. This film was a big glossy Ross Hunter production with costumes by Jean Louis and art direction by Alexander Golitzen, set décor by Howard Bristol.
JOAN CRAWFORD IN LOUNGE WEAR (1928) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, one of MGM’s first leading ladies became a star before the silent era was over. She portrayed the ultimate jazz baby in OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS in 1928, having learned the craft of film acting starting in 1925. From day one she played the star, and a big part of that job was posing endlessly for publicity photos, particularly those modeling every conceivable type of garment. This ensemble in still...
JOAN CRAWFORD WEARS ADRIAN IN THE WOMEN BY WILLINGER (1939) $450.00 SOLD
Vintage original 10x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Phyllis Povah, Virginia Weidler, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main, dir: George Cukor: MGM. The original typed blurb on the verso of this still describes Joan Crawford as playing her first “heavy” in a film. Indeed, Crawford had played likable and sympathetic characters often in rags to riches stories previously. MGM cast her in...
LAUGH-IN / MICHAEL TRAVIS COSTUME SKETCH FOR DICK MARTIN, DENNIS ALLEN (ca. 1970) $500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 17 x 13 " (42 x 34 cm.) costume sketch [23 x 20" (57 x 50 cm.) with mat], USA. Costume designer Michael Travis has presented two eccentric men's costumes for a sketch on the now classic sketch-comedy show, LAUGH-IN, for series regulars Dick Martin and Dennis Allen. Allen was featured in 50 shows during the 1970-72 seasons.
MAJOR DUNDEE SET SKETCH/ SAM PECKINPAH (1965) $1,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 ½ x 24” (36 x 60 cm.) (On background board) sketch accomplished in gouache, USA. Charleton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, dir: Sam Peckinpah; Columbia. This sketch represents a concept for set designers to consider for the epic Western film’s opening scene. The story took place at the end of the Civil War in which a Cavalry officer led a group of Amery med and Confederate prisoners on an expedition into Mexico at attack a band of Apaches who had raided U. S....
MARILYN MONROE FOR THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 11” (35 x 28 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O’Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Dan Daily, Johnny Ray, dir: Walter Lang; Twentieth Century Fox. The Irving Berlin song book saga was a true vehicle for Ethel Merman. Monroe was fast becoming a star and she was promised the lead in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH if she would participate in this film to boost its box office. The role was written in for her...
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THE / CONCEPT AD ART BY BUELL (1934) $200.00 SOLD
Vintage original 8 x 15" (20 x 38 cm.) ink and gauche conceptual advertising painting on art board, USA. Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, dir: Alexander Hall; Paramount. Set during the colonial war, a Hessian soldier in the British army falls for an American girl.
TO CATCH A THIEF Grace Kelly Costume Sketch by Edith Head (1955) $5,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 14 x 17” (35 x 42) sketch accomplished in ink, gouache and pencil on artist’s paper, USA. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount. Wonderfully romantic and suspenseful Hitchcock classic about a reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant as John Robie) who is suspected of returning to his former occupation when a wave of thefts occur on the Riviera. A copycat cat burglar is on the prowl and it is up...