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ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921)

ABEL GANCE, D. W. GRIFFITH (1921)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white photo, USA. Remarkable candid photo of a meeting between two legendary directors of the silent era. Abel Gance came to the US in 1921 to promote his film J'accuse , which made its American debut on October 9 of that year. During a lengthy five-month stay, Gance made a point of meeting D.W. Griffith, whose work he had always admired. There are a couple of slight corner creases, and an equally...

$750.00



ALFRED HITCHCOCK / THE MAN FROM HOME (1922)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK / THE MAN FROM HOME (1922)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. James Kirkwood, Anna Q. Nilsson, Geoffrey Kerr, Norman Kerry, dir: George Fitzmauric: Paramount. Paramount made some of the most innovative and decorative of lobby cards during the silent era. This card, with early Art Deco influence, is no exception. Filmed on location in Italy, it is the story of an American heiress whose fiancé saves a fisherman accused of stabbing his wife. It...

$225.00




BEGGAR IN PURPLE, A (1920)

BEGGAR IN PURPLE, A (1920)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lee Shumway, Charles Arling, Stanhope Wheatcroft. Betty Brice, Ruth King, dir: Edgar Lewis; Pathé. A fascinating image of the stock exchange as it appear1ed in 1920. The story, based on a book by Andrew Soutar, concerned business intrigue involving a paper mill. It is likely a lost film. Minor soiling to blank white margins. Crease at top left corner. Crease at center right edge....

$300.00



BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921)

BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Florence Reed, Norman Trevor, Henry Stephenson, Don Merrifield, dir: Emile Chautard; Ziegfeld Cinema Corporation/Equity Pictures. This tale (based on the Algernon Charles Swinburne poem "Faustine") told of the daughter of a gambling hall hostess who, when down on her luck, impersonates her mother and reopens the palace. For one brief moment, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.'s younger brother,...

$350.00



BLACKMAIL (1929) / DONALD CALTHROP-SIGNED PHOTO

BLACKMAIL (1929) / DONALD CALTHROP-SIGNED PHOTO

Vintage original 9 ¾ x 7 ¾" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, UK. Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, dir: Alfred Hitchcock, Sono-Art. Historic film, not only being the first sound film to be directed by Alfred Hitchcock, but also noted as the first British sound film. Hitchcock and crew were still using silent film techniques, but this added to...

$1,000.00




Buñuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968)

Buñuel, Luis / UN CHIEN ANDALOU [AN ANDALUSIAN DOG] (1929; 1968)

Vintage original 47 x 32" (120 x 82 cm.) half grande poster, France. Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, Jaime Miravilles, dir: Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí; Les Grands Films Classiques. When Luis Buñuel's debut film, which he co-created with fellow Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, premiered in Paris in 1929, it was a private showing at a cine-club. This poster, with its montage of archival...

$500.00



CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921)

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film. The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare,...

$14,500.00



CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921)

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film. The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare,...

$18,500.00




CROWD, THE (1928)

CROWD, THE (1928)

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, dir: King Vidor; MGM. One of the finest silent films ever made. Director King Vidor's masterpiece. This was Vidor's pet project, an early example of a director's picture within the studio system. Irving Thalberg gave him the green light, as he had made many moneymaking films for MGM. The studio felt it would not make money,...

$1,250.00



DIAMOND QUEEN, THE (EPISODE 17 THE HAND OF FATE) (1921)

DIAMOND QUEEN, THE (EPISODE 17 THE HAND OF FATE) (1921)

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Eileen Sedgwick, George Chesebro, Frank Clark, Burton S. Wilson, Alfred Fisher, Josephine Scott, dir: Edward A. Kull; Universal. Silent movie serial queen Eileen Sedgwick was the star of this adventurous film. Sedgwick came from a theatrical family and toured in vaudeville with them, started making films as a teen and became an overnight sensation when she had to replace the leading...

$1,250.00



DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA [PANDORA'S BOX] (1929)

DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA [PANDORA'S BOX] (1929)

Vintage original 11 ½ x 9" (29 x 22 cm.) program, Germany. Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, dir: G.W. Pabst; Nero. Original German program for Louise Brooks' mythic film. With some 1929 German press clippings mounted on a sheet of paper. Quarto, printed wrappers, 8 pp., a few holes punched near spine, VERY GOOD.


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DIE KEUSCHE SUSANNE [GIRL IN THE TAXI] (1926)

DIE KEUSCHE SUSANNE [GIRL IN THE TAXI] (1926)

Vintage original 37 x 49" (94 x 124 cm.) poster, Germany. Lillian Harvey, Ruth Weyher, Willy Fritsch, Wilhelme Bendow, Sascha Bragowa, Werner Fuetterer, Jean Gilbert, dir: Richard Desvallieres; Richard Eichberg-Film GmbH/UFA. By poster artist Robert Schmidt. Lillian Harvey, British-born but brought up in Germany, became a sweetheart of German cinema in this, her first film. Opera trained, she would go on to film a series of operetta type movies...

$2,500.00



DIE NIBELUNGEN: SIEGFRIED (1924)

DIE NIBELUNGEN: SIEGFRIED (1924)

Vintage original 9 x 11 ½" (23 x 29 cm.) double weight glossy silver nitrate still photo, Germany. Gertrud Arnold, Margaret Schon, Hanna Ralph, Paul Richter, Theodor Loos, dir: Fritz Lang; UFA. Epic and poetic fantasy tale, told in seven parts, in which Siegfried slays a dragon, finds treasure, discovers a mask which makes one invisible, and encounters murder and tragedy. Paul Richter as Siegfried presents Margaret Schon as Kriemhild with...

$1,000.00



DIE NIBELUNGEN: SIEGFRIED (1924)

DIE NIBELUNGEN: SIEGFRIED (1924)

Vintage original 7 ¾ x 11" (19 x 28 cm.) double weight glossy silver nitrate print still photo, Germany. Gertrud Arnold, Margaret Schon, Hanna Ralph, Paul Richter, Theodor Loos, dir: Fritz Lang; UFA. Epic and poetic fantasy tale, told in seven parts in which Siegfried slays a dragon, finds treasure, discovers a mask which makes one invisible, and encounters murder and tragedy. There is a "Jan. 19, 1926" ink stamp on the verso, an ink...


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DRAG NET, THE (1928)

DRAG NET, THE (1928)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Fred Kohler, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount. A brilliant silent crime drama in the style which eventually came to be called film noir. The story involved a hardboiled detective (Bancroft) who resigns from the force, a broken man after he believes he has shot his partner. He is brought out of his alcoholic depression and goes after the...

$300.00



FÉLIANA L'ESPIONNE [FELIANA THE SPY] (1924)

FÉLIANA L'ESPIONNE [FELIANA THE SPY] (1924)

Vintage original 60 x 45" (152 x 117 cm.) grande affiche poster, France. Leonce Cargue, France Dhelia, dir: Gaston Roudes; Grandes Productions Cinématographiques. A graphically strong stone litho design for this silent French female spy movie. On linen, with slight routine touch up, ABOUT NEAR FINE. #silentfrenchfilm #felianalespionne #stonelitho #vintagemovieposters

$2,000.00



FILM: GEGNER VON HEUTE - FREUNDE VON MORGEN by Hans Richter (1929; 1st ed.)

FILM: GEGNER VON HEUTE - FREUNDE VON MORGEN by Hans Richter (1929; 1st ed.)

Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf G.m.b.H. 1929. First Edition. An important key book in Weimar-era film aesthetics by Hans Richter (1888-1976), a critical German avant-garde artist who went back and forth between the media of film, painting and graphic art. He created a number of important silent experimental films in the 1920s (and he always claimed that his 1921 Rhythmus 21 was the first experimental film ever made. An early and highly...

$1,850.00




FLESH AND BLOOD (1922)

FLESH AND BLOOD (1922)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts, Noah Beery, Dewitt Jennings, Ralph Lewis, Jack Mulhall, dir: Irving Cummings; Western Pictures Exploitation Company. Border art and inset photos with story details enhance this card with main image of Lon Chaney, Edith Roberts and Jack Mulhall. In this story, Chaney plays a convict who has broken out of jail and is hiding in Chinatown. He takes on the identity of...

$850.00



GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL (1929)

GLORIFYING THE AMERICAN GIRL (1929)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee, dir: Millard Webb; Paramount. One of the top films of the early musical/talkie extravaganza era. This film utilized Florence Ziegfeld's famous follies girls and stars, including Mary Eaton and Helen Morgan. In fact, Ziegfeld himself appeared in the film, as did songwriter Irving Berlin and a host of stage and film stars and producers....

$1,250.00



GREED (1924)

GREED (1924)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy sepia-tinted gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM. The legendary film based on the Frank Norris book MCTEAGUE, the screen adaptation by June Mathis and director von Stroheim. When the family of the hard working McTeague win a lottery, his wife Trina's...

$325.00




GREED (1924)

GREED (1924)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy sepia-tinted gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM. The legendary film based on the Frank Norris book MCTEAGUE, the screen adaptation by June Mathis and director von Stroheim. When the family of the hard working McTeague win a lottery, his wife Trina's...

$250.00



GREED (1924)

GREED (1924)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy sepia-tinted gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM. The legendary film based on the Frank Norris book MCTEAGUE, the screen adaptation by June Mathis and director von Stroheim. When the family of the hard working McTeague win a lottery, his wife Trina's...

$300.00



GREED (1924)

GREED (1924)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy sepia-tinted gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM. The legendary film based on the Frank Norris book MCTEAGUE, the screen adaptation by June Mathis and director von Stroheim. When the family of the hard working McTeague win a lottery, his wife Trina's...

$350.00








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