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ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928)
ACROSS THE PACIFIC (1928) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) Vintage original black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Ramon Novarro, Ernest Torrence, dir: Willian Nigh; MGM. Before being known as the ultimate flapper, Joan Crawford paid her dues and learned her craft in a variety of film stories.  This story, based on Ben Ames Williams novel was set in an American coastal community during the 1850s.  MGM remade the story in 1953 as ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT.  Anna May Wong made an uncredited appearance...

BETTE DAVIS (1942)
BETTE DAVIS (1942) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print, USA. The original blurb appears on the back discussing Bette Davis recent work, including her Hollywood Canteen endeavor and the finishing of her film NOW VOYAGER. Though an informal tennis shot, she appears to me made up and coiffed for her role of Charlotte Vale, in that film. The portrait is stamped by photographer Bert Six for Warner Brothers. NEAR FINE.

BETTE DAVIS (ca. 1938)
BETTE DAVIS (ca. 1938) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 15" (29 x 38 cm.) double weight matte finish hand colored poster, promotion for Warner Brothers Pictures, France. Davis at the height of her star power presents herself with trademark cigarette and plenty of attitude in this unusual piece. Davis won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1935 and 1938 and would be nominated in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942, as well as for five other years. This is one of an extremely rare group of small posters done in France for Warner Brothers stars in the late-1930s. NEAR FINE.

BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974)
BETTE DAVIS / MISS MOFFAT (1974) $550.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.), window card, USA. Bette Davis, Dody Goodman, Anne Francine, Nell Carter, dir: Joshua Logan; Wlksm Logan and Brown. Very rare theatre poster for the ill-fated musical version of Emlyn William's The Corn is Green.

Bette Davis scored highly with an Academy Award nomination playing the repressed but driven school teacher in the 1945 film. It seemed like an excellent source for a musical, and many of the tops in theatre were engaged to make this a success.

The critics panned it, however, and Bette -- at a time when...

BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
BETTE DAVIS AND CAST DRESS REHEARAL FOR ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe; dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Twentieth Century Fox.  The main cast is assembled, appearing to be in rehearsal (stage lights above) for a climatic “show down” between the two main characters, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter).  Included is Hugh Marlowe, Celeste Holm,...

BETTE DAVIS AND HUMPRHEY BOGART IN MARKED WOMAN (1937)
BETTE DAVIS AND HUMPRHEY BOGART IN MARKED WOMAN (1937) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy photo, USA. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Mayo Methot, Jane Bryan, dir: Lloyd Bacon; Warner Brothers. Still depicts scene between clip joint "hostess" Mary (Davis) and DA Graham (Bogart) who is wanting her to testify against her violent mobster boss. Still has original paper blurb attached to back and is stamped by the Examiner Reference Library, March 11, 1937. FINE.

BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937)
BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss.

This is a quite rare book, and to find it complete -- with no ads cut-out, and with its gigantic advertising supplement as well -- is quite a treat....

BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956)
BETTE DAVIS IN STORM CENTER [ART BY SAUL BASS] PRESSBOOK (1956) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 16” (30 x 40 cm.) pressbook, 16 pages, USA.  Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, dir: Daniel Taradash; Columbia.  Saul Bass presented a unique ad campaign for this superb mature drama, which was a very apropos story at the time (and still very relevant in today’s political climate) about a small-town librarian who is branded as a communist by the local politicians, and thus, the townspeople when she will not withdraw a controversial book from the library’s shelves. The film was perfectly crafted in...

BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940)
BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.

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

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...

CORN IS GREEN, THE (1945)
CORN IS GREEN, THE (1945) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall, Joan Lorring, Rhys Williams, Mildred Dunnock, dir: Irving Rapper; Warner Brothers. From the famous Emlyn Williams Broadway play.

Bette Davis, in perhaps her most unmannered performance, plays a teacher in a Welsh mining town who sets up a school to teach fundamentals to the villagers. One student turns out to be brilliant, and she does all she can to encourage him so as he can have a life outside of the town. This was basically the autobiography...

DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939)
DARK VICTORY BETTE DAVIS WEARS FUR (1939) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 7 ¼   x 9 ¼   black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, dir: Edmund Goulding; Warner Brothers.  One of Bette Davis’ most famous film roles, Judith Traherne--- the spoiled socialite, who, when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, learns about friendship, love and dignity.  Davis campaigned strongly with Jack Warner to secure the rights for the play. Warner argued that audiences did not want to see someone going blind.  David O. Selznick had secured the...

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