PRE-CODE-EARLY TALKIE

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ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 1
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 1 $500.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Card features Anna (Greta Garbo) and Matt (Charles Bickford) in a romantic close-up. There are some staple holes, one area in her hand shows some minor abrasion, and there is light rubbing at edges, VERY GOOD.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 2
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 2 $450.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. A dramatic confrontation, in which Anna (Greta Garbo) is being torn between her father Chris (George F. Marion) and her suitor, Matt (Charles Bickford). There is evidence of staple and pin holes at edges, a diagonal crease at extreme bottom left, and some overall signs of light handling, VERY GOOD.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 3
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 3 $400.00

Vintage original 17 x 14" (43 x 35 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Anna (Greta Garbo) and Matt (Charles Bickford) are at a carnival. She is having a great time, but he is looking very distracted. Slight handling wear to edges, some pinholes and rubbing at extreme corners, VERY GOOD+.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 4
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 4 $465.00

Vintage original 14 x 17" (34 x 43 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown; MGM. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. Chris (George F. Marion) is having breakfast and, typically, is drinking coffee from his saucer, as his daughter Anna (Greta Garbo) looks wistfully out to sea. A very haunting image. There are some small pinholes and other signs of handling to the edges, but a very solid copy of this rare card, VERY GOOD+.

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 5
ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) - 5 $750.00

Vintage original 10 x 8 " (27.5 x 21 cm.) double weight still photo, Germany. Greta Garbo, Hans Junkermann, Salka Viertel; dir: Jacques Feyder. Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill. An extremely rare vintage photo from the alternate version of this film which Garbo shot at MGM in German; except for Garbo herself, it was made with an entirely different cast and director. And the German version is much seedier and sexually frank, closer to the original O'Neill play.

In this scene from early in the film, Anna (Greta Garbo) and her father Chris (George F....

BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931)
BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931) $300.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, dir: Melville W. Brown, RKO. Wonderful Pre-Code image of Mary Astor and Ricardo Cortez in a bedroom setting. Mary plays a secretary whose boss takes her for granted until rival executive Ricardo starts to pay attention to her. In the story, he offers her $50. per week as secretary, for which she raises an eyebrow wondering what that may entail, since the average salary of a secretary at the time was $20.

Very vivid colors. Tiny chip to bottom left corner, ABOUT...

BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931)
BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931) $1,250.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez, Joan Blondell, dir: William A. Seiter. Warner Brother First National Vitaphone. Brilliant Deco lettering and collage art highlight this layout, in which the image becomes part of the title treatment. The three top start, Young, Cortez and Albertson, are featured. The film is also a notorious Pre-Code film which Turner included in their "Forbidden Hollywood" campaign recently. The story was about a college girl who, when her lackluster boyfriend goes away with his band, decides to see if she can make...

BIG SHOT, THE (1931)
BIG SHOT, THE (1931) $200.00

Vintage original 14 x 22" (56 x 71 cm.) window card poster, USA. The story of a young man (Quillan) who is raised on Horatio Alger stories and believes that hard work and fortitude will pay moff in life. Of course, that makes him gullible, too -- particularly when he believes he is taking the easy road and he falls for a bad business deal. He also does his best to impress his sweetheart (O'Sullivan) while a vamp (Nolan) does her deed of seducing him. A definite Depression-era comedy with a few Pre-Code moments. The theatre owners have neatly written...

BIG TOWN GIRL (1937)
BIG TOWN GIRL (1937) $250.00

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Claire Trevor, Donald Woods, Alan Dinehart, Alan Baxter, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox. Outstanding portraiture highlights this presentation for the story about a songstress who becomes a radio star and finds it necessary to disguise her identity because of her criminal husband. She becomes known as the personality "The Masked Countess." The sixty-six-minute B-musical features songs by Sidney Claire and Harry Akst, writers of many popular songs of the 1930s. On linen, there are some small little stains and dings, mostly in blank areas, VERY...

BOWERY, THE (1933)
BOWERY, THE (1933) $200.00

Three (3) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print linen book still photos (8 x 11" [20 x 29 cm.] on linen), USA. Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Pert Kelton, dir: Raoul Walsh, Fox Pictures.

The charismatic stars and entertaining period scenes of this story of 1890s New York are presented in these three stills which are from an original linen book. Each is marked in pencil on the verso for its exclusive use in a movie magazine of the time, week of 7/25/33. Stills used in magazines Modern...

BROADWAY (1929)
BROADWAY (1929) $0.00

Vintage original 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm.) jumbo lobby card, USA. Glenn Tryon, Evelyn Brent, Merna Kennedy, Thomas E. Jackson, Robert Ellis, dir: Paul Fejos; Universal. Art Deco graphics highlight this card with a confrontational scene. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was distinguished by its innovative camera work, the director (Paul Fejos) having developed a crane which could move the cumbersome camera -- something which the barrage of backstage musicals had not been able to do to this point. Like most...

CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932)
CABIN IN THE COTTON (1932) $350.00

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Jordon, dir: Michael Curtiz; Warner Brothers. A tight melodrama set in the American South exploring the problems of Capitol and Labor, that between the tenant farmers and their landlords.  A sharecropper’s son falls for the provocative daughter of the land owner.  Today, mainly because the clip is featured in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE, the film is most famous for Davis’ line (which she later told...

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