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ANYTHING GOES (1934)
ANYTHING GOES (1934) $200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino, dir: Lewis Milestone, Paramount. Ethel Merman wears quite the baubles as she feeds Bing Crosby and olive from a martini. This was one of the very few times Merman was allowed to reprise a role she had created on Broadway on film. She plays the vivacious Reno Sweeny.

Unfortunately, the film makers did not translate the original show to the screen and opted to make it a Bing Crosby vehicle instead with new songs and retaining only four of the shows...

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+.

BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947)
BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947) $0.00

Two (2) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby cards nos. 3 and 4, USA. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Arturo De Cordova, dir: Arthur Lubin; United Artists.

Card no. 4 is the only lobby card ever made to show the great Billie Holiday (who, in this film, plays the role of a maid who falls in love with trumpeter Armstrong) -- she is the woman in the red hat to Armstrong's left. And the great Louis is also in card no. 3. A bit of scattered staining and slight signs of use, VERY GOOD+.

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BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR)
BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lena Horne, Ralph Cooper, Laurence Criner, Monet Hawley, dir: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper, Million Dollar Productions / Toddy Pictures. Filmed in New York City and released in 1938 as The Duke is Tops, this low budget all-black cast film made by Million Dollar Productions and released through them and Norman Distributing Company is a superb exploration of the black music scene in New York at the time.

A few years later, when Lena Horne had become a star of A production films at the major studios MGM and...

CARNIVAL ROCK (1957)
CARNIVAL ROCK (1957) $200.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Susan Cabot, Brian G. Hutton, David J. Stewart, Iris Adrian, The Platters, dir: Roger Corman, HOWCO International.

This Roger Corman film is about a love triangle set at a carnival. It is best remembered for featuring The Platters and their performance of "Remember When," as presented on this card. Card is like new with just one minor right edge border tear mended with archival tape on verso. ABOUT FINE.

CHARLIE CHAN IN THE GOLDEN EYE [THE GOLDEN EYE] (1948)
CHARLIE CHAN IN THE GOLDEN EYE [THE GOLDEN EYE] (1948) $300.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung. In this story, Chan and crew pose as tourists at a dude ranch which runs a losing gold mine in Arizona. The mine suddenly is turning a huge profit and its owner needs what may be criminal activity investigated.

Nearing the end of the Charlie Chan film series, this is number 45 of the 47. After Sidney Toler's death in 1946, Monogram decided to continue the series, though it was far-less distinguished. Interesting for the time is that, though...

COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945)
COUNT BASIE / RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY ON COLUMBIA RECORDS (ca. 1945) $0.00

Vintage original 22 x 16" (56 x 41 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). There is one smudge at center bottom, and some other signs of handling at the poster's extreme edges, overall NEAR FINE.

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DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, THE (1939)
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, THE (1939) $450.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Nina Mae McKinney, Jack Carter, Ida Jones, Hamtree Harrington, dir: Arthur H. Leonard; Sack Amusement. This rare title does not appear on the list of classic features for Hollywood's Golden Year, having been released in theatres for "all colored cast"-films only and now forgotten. Its star of Hallelujah! fame -- Nina Mae McKinney -- is well remembered, however. One of the film goddesses of her genre, she was an accomplished singer, dancer and actress who had a nice film career during the 1930s and 40s and continued...

DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945)
DUKE ELLINGTON / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1945) $0.00

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) standee poster, USA. Rare cardboard poster, with backing still attached on verso, allowing it be displayed as a standee (or simply be hung on the wall as a poster). The poster has wear from tape in various of its edges, but colors are still vibrant and fresh, VERY GOOD.

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HALLELUJAH (1929)
HALLELUJAH (1929) $0.00

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.   Daniel Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, dir: King Vidor; MGM.   The ebullient McKinney dances while Haynes, mesmerized, watches.  With printed MGM text on verso, FINE.   

HEY, LET'S TWIST! (1961)
HEY, LET'S TWIST! (1961) $150.00

Vintage original 40 x 60" (101 x 152 cm.) poster, USA. Kay Armen, Zohra Lampert, Richard Dickens, Hope Hampton, The Peppermint Loungers, Joey Dee, The Starliters, dir: Greg Garrison; Harry Rmm Productions/Paramount Pictures. A fun genre picture which took advantage of some boy singers while Elvis was in the service.

Impressive oversized poster which captures the news media blitz and hooplah over the latest dance craze. In his first film appearance was Joe Pesci as a teen dancer in the Peppermint Club.

Unfolded, scattered pinholes in corners, overall NEAR FINE.

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