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3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954)

3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954)

Vintage original 39 x 54" (99 x 137 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Dana Andrews, Donna Reed, Dianne Foster, Stephen Elliott, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Columbia. A taut Western in the revenge-drama genre about a cowboy accused of murder who hides out in the desert before going back to clear his name. Italian film poster artist Anselmo Ballester has created beautiful portraits of Andrews and Reed and played up the romantic element of the...

$1,250.00



400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959)

400 BLOWS, THE [LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS] (1959)

Vintage original 9 x 11" (23 x 28 cm.) double weight photo, France. Jean-Pierre Leaud, dir: Francois Truffaut; Cocinor. The young Antoine Doinel (Leaud) and his best friend Rene Bigey (Patrick Auffay) as they prepare to steal a movie photo of the voluptuous Gianna Maria Canale in the well-known classic Theodora, Slave Empress . This is the earliest image that I can think of in movie history that involves the collecting (well, in this case, that...

$450.00



ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, 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. One of the most brilliant films of all time, nominated for 14 Academy Awards and winner of Best Picture for 1950 (and 5 other Oscars). This is the story of an aging actress (at 40!) and the duplicitous...


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ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955)

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955)

Vintage original 36 x 14" (91 x 36 cm.) insert poster, USA. Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, dir: Douglas Sirk; Universal. One of Douglas Sirk's greatest melodramas, the story of an unlikely romantic pairing between a prosperous widow with a handsome younger gardener who reads Thoreau -- and the discord which ensues, because neither the lady's family nor friends can accept either the difference in social class or in age. A massively influential film,...

$375.00



AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956)

AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956)

Vintage original 39 x 55" (100 x 140 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Arlene Dahl, Phillip Carey, Herbert Marshall, Michael Goodliffe, dir: Ken Hughes; Columbia. A vehicle for the beautiful Arlene Dahl, who was swathed in sexy clothes and placed in beautiful sets and did her best acting in the role of a girl who is set on rising from her job in a shirtwaist factory to the top -- letting nothing stand in her way... including murder. The...

$2,000.00



AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) / LESLIE CARON

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) / LESLIE CARON

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, George Guetary, Nina Foch, dir: Vincente Minnelli' MGM. French ballet dancer Leslie Caron made her film debut. Gene Kelly saw her in a ballet while he was in Paris and as the producers wanted a real French girl to play the role of Lise, she was selected. When she arrived in America, she had...

$200.00




ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959)

Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. James Stewart, George C. Scott, dir: Otto Preminger. This is one of the greatest of all of Saul Bass' movie posters, and I personally find it more perfectly laid out than his other great masterpiece, Vertigo . It is getting increasingly difficult to find a genuinely nice example of this poster, much less one which is unbacked and entirely unrestored, as this one is. Folded, with a...

$4,000.00



ARENA (1953)

ARENA (1953)

Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69") one sheet poster, USA. Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen, dir: Richard Fleischer; MGM. Promoted by MGM as the first 3-D Western, this poster, appropriately, has the expected "coming at you out of the screen" graphics. Folded, no pinholes, there is a bit of fold wear at upper fold, and a tiny tear in top blank margin, overall NEAR FINE.

$250.00



ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950)

ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe, dir: John Huston, MGM. Classic film noir about a heist which, after being successfully executed, unravels with tragic consequences. Though John Huston intended the role of Angela Phinlay for Lola Albright, Marilyn Monroe won the role and it was the first in which her great dramatic abilities were...

$1,000.00




ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958)

ATLANTIQUE, LATITUDE 41° [A NIGHT TO REMEMBER] (1958)

Vintage original 30 ½ x 46" (78 x 117 cm.) poster, France. Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, dir: Roy Ward Baker; Rank Organisation. There have been several fine depictions on film of the epic tragedy of RMS Titanic , this one based on Walter Lord's definitive book. Even with the most recent epic film telling, critics still consider this "the definitive cinematic telling of the story," (Heyer 2012,...

$1,500.00



BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953)

BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Paul Christian, dir: Eugene Lourie; Warner Brothers. Classic monster film of a ravaging dinosaur, adapted from a short story by Ray Bradbury called "The Fog Horn." Spectacular art of the rampaging dinosaur. Poster has been professionally paper-backed. Pinholes and small border tears have been addressed. Touch up on fold lines, corner creases addressed. NEAR FINE.

$1,000.00



BEN-HUR (1959)

BEN-HUR (1959)

Vintage original 63 x 46" (157 x 115 cm.) affiche poster, France. Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O' Donell, Sam Jaffe, dir: William Wyler: MGM. The epic multiple Oscar-winning MGM remake of their silent epic of a Jewish prince sent into slavery by a Roman friend at the time of Christ. Judah Ben-Hur comes back for revenge in the climatic chariot race. The French artist has chosen to...

$500.00




BILLIE HOLIDAY / SIGNED CONTRACT (1952)

BILLIE HOLIDAY / SIGNED CONTRACT (1952)

Original signed contract 11 x 8 ½" (28 x 21.5 cm.) between Billie Holiday and band leader Buster Harding, Los Angeles, USA. Original contract agreement between Billie Holiday and band leader Buster Harding engaging Harding for three weeks at the New Club Alabam in Los Angeles. SIGNED by both Holiday and Harding in blue ink. The American Federation of Musicians contract stipulates that Harding is to perform with Holiday at the New Club...


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BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

Set of eight (8) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby cards, USA. Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. One of the great auteur Preminger's most unusual, experimental films. A wonderful character study with the luminescent Jean Seberg playing a 17-year-old girl with a rich playboy father who is about to marry a woman from his past, and her displeasure...

$300.00



BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958)

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. A wonderful character study with the luminescent Jean Seberg playing a 17 year-old girl with a rich playboy father who is about to marry a woman from his past and her displeasure with that. The original novel was...

$200.00




BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) / JEAN SEBERG, FRANÇOISE SAGAN

BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) / JEAN SEBERG, FRANÇOISE SAGAN

Vintage original 9 ¾ x 7 ¼" (23 x 18 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, dir: Otto Preminger; Columbia. A wonderful character study with the luminescent Jean Seberg playing a 17 year-old girl with a rich playboy father who is about to marry a woman from his past and her displeasure with that. The...

$300.00



BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958)

BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, dir: Bruno VeSota: American International. A cone-shaped alien aircraft appears in a small town. People in the town die, all having received bite marks on their necks from parasites inhabiting the cone. The aliens have decided that they want to rule earth. The movie was a favorite on 1960s television and has garnered many...

$450.00



Buñuel, Luis / NAZARIN (1959)

Buñuel, Luis / NAZARIN (1959)

Vintage original 37 x 26" (94 x 66 cm.) poster, Mexico. Francisco Rabal, Marga Lopez, Rita Macedo, dir: Luis Buñuel; Pel Mex. Original Mexican poster for one of Bunuel's classic Mexican films -- a savage tale about an innocent young priest who strives to live a pure life in accordance with Christian teachings, and who encounters nothing but cruelty and indifference from all except for a prostitute, who becomes his only actual friend....

$250.00




CARNIVAL ROCK (1957)

CARNIVAL ROCK (1957)

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...

$200.00



CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)

Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Madeleine Sherwood, dir: Richard Brooks; MGM. The highly adult filming of Tennessee Williams' work was paramount in the loosening of the strict censorship code in film making, as were all films of Williams' work during this period. It was an actor's film, with each star perfectly cast to their role. If there were any question of...

$1,400.00



CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951)

CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951)

Complete set of eight (8) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby cards, USA. Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Wright, Robert Keys, dir: Harry L. Fraser; Classic Pictures. A very unusual crime melodrama due to the unique characters and players of the story. A Siamese twin kills her sister's slimy boyfriend. When a court convicts her of murder, the fate of her conjoined sister must be decided. A vehicle for...

$450.00




CHARGE AT FEATHER RIVER, THE (1953)

CHARGE AT FEATHER RIVER, THE (1953)

Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Guy Madison, Frank Lovejoy, dir: Gordon Douglas; Warner Brothers. Another example of awesome 1950s 3-D movie poster art. Folded, there are no pinholes, there is slight shelf wear with a few very tiny fold tears, NEAR FINE.

$200.00



CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue)

CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue)

Vintage original 40 x 30" (100 x 75 cm.) poster, USA. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick, Dorothy Comingore, Paul Stewart, dir: Orson Welles; RKO. The towering yet unfulfilled expression of Charles Foster Kane hovers over the image of himself in his political campaign representing his climb to the top from his humble beginnings to a life of privilege, wealth and power. The industry and the Academy recognized the film for...

$1,250.00



CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks

CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks

All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 1/2" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better: LE BEAU SERGE (1958) . 4 pp. Chabrol's first feature. DOUBLE TOUR [LEDA / WEB OF PASSION] (1959) 8 pp. LANDRU (1963) 8,1 pp. Chabrol's version of the story of Bluebeard. MARIE-CHANTAL CONTRE LE. DR. KAH (1965) . 2 pp. One of a few secret agent films Chabrol did during a brief early lull in his career (he apparently had great fun while doing...

$200.00








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