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ANYTHING GOES (1934)

ANYTHING GOES (1934)

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...

$200.00



BEWARE! (1946)

BEWARE! (1946)

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...

$300.00



BEWARE! (1946)

BEWARE! (1946)

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...

$400.00




BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947)

BILLIE HOLIDAY / NEW ORLEANS (1947)

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...

$750.00



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...

$1,500.00



BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR)

BRONZE VENUS, THE (1938; 1943 RR)

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...

$300.00




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



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

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

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...

$300.00



CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)

CLEOPATRA JONES (1973)

Vintage original 14 x 11" (35 x 28 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, dir: Jack Starett; Warner Brothers. Of Tamara Dobson, Donald Bogle wrote "Glamorous, statuesque, sophisticated, and surprisingly sweet-tempered and unassuming, Dobson is a delectable comic-strip heroine come true." That indeed she is as Cleopatra Jones, a United States Special Agent, who...

$300.00




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

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

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. #jazz #countbasie #recordstoreposter

$850.00



DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, THE (1939)

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, THE (1939)

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...

$450.00



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

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

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. #movieposter #jazz #countbasie #recordstoreposter

$850.00




GIRL FROM CHICAGO, THE (1932)

GIRL FROM CHICAGO, THE (1932)

Vintage original 18 x 14" (46 x 36 cm.) window card poster, USA. This is the only example of this poster (or ANY poster) for this film which I have ever had in my inventory. It turned up recently, because it had been used as cardboard backing inside a picture frame. It was trimmed down from an original size of 22 x 14" (56 x 36 cm.) to fit inside the frame, but that would have allowed for a lot of blank space. I am offering this poster without...


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GO DOWN, DEATH! (1944)

GO DOWN, DEATH! (1944)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Spencer Williams, Myra D. Hemmings, Samuel H. James, Eddye L. Houston, dir: Spencer Williams; SACK Attractions. A bartender frames a new preacher with a compromising photo when they feud. The bartender's mother attempts to intervene and help the preacher, but is killed in the process. The good versus evil theme was prominent. This was actor/director Spencer Williams's fourth feature as...

$350.00



GREEN PASTURES, THE (1936)

GREEN PASTURES, THE (1936)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Rex Ingram, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, dir: William Keighley, Marc Connelly; Warner Brothers. Very rare card, and one of the most attractively designed of the entire lobby set, with pretty art in background of animals entering Noah's Ark, and sepia-toned image of Anderson (as Noah), with various wild beasts behind him. Card has some scattered pinholes. It was printed on a linen-textured...

$750.00




HEY, LET'S TWIST! (1961)

HEY, LET'S TWIST! (1961)

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...

$150.00



HISTORIC 8 HOUR TRIBUTE TO CHARLES MINGUS, A (1979)

HISTORIC 8 HOUR TRIBUTE TO CHARLES MINGUS, A (1979)

Vintage original 24 x 18" (91 x 46 cm.) poster, USA. Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was one of the greatest of 20th century American composers and musicians -- one of the masters of the double bass, one of the legendary greats in jazz history, and one of the most important American composers in any category of music. He died in early Jan. 1979 and soon after, this special eight-hour tribute was created in his honor, with such famous names as Charlie...

$750.00



LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943)

LENA HORNE / EXCLUSIVE VICTOR RECORDING ARTIST (ca. 1943)

Vintage original 24 x 18" (61 x 46 cm.) window card poster, printed on cardboard stock, intended to be displayed either on a wall, or as a free-standing standee. An extremely scarce poster which Victor Records Company sent to record stores. Lena Horne had a film contract with MGM all through the 1940s and early 1950s. After making a huge impression in CABIN IN THE SKY and her one loan out to Twentieth Century Fox for their 1943 STORMY WEATHER,...

$1,500.00




LIFE GOES ON (1938)

LIFE GOES ON (1938)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Louise Beavers, Edward Thompson, Laurence Criner, dir: William Nolte; Million Dollar Productions. Very rare piece of late 30s African American film paper, Star Beavers had recently made an enormous impression with her towering performance as co-lead with Claudette Colbert in the 1935 John Stahl film, Imitation of Life . This was Beavers' first appearance in an entirely Black cast...

$500.00



MARK OF THE HAWK [THE HAWK] (1957) Final draft script, 1956

MARK OF THE HAWK [THE HAWK] (1957) Final draft script, 1956

Original Final script for the 1957 film, here under its early working title, "The Hawk." Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1956. One of Sidney Poitier's very early major film roles, and an important specimen of the early days of his legendary career. A well-intentioned and well-educated African named Obam (Sidney Poitier) returns upon completing an education in London to fill a political post, and discovers unrest between the...

$1,000.00



MIDNIGHT SHADOW (1939)

MIDNIGHT SHADOW (1939)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Frances Redd, Edward Brandon, Clinton Rosemond, dir: George Randol; International Studios. Set in an all-black Oklahoma community, a girl is courted by an awkward boy and a suave mentalist, which results in burglaries and murder. Murder mystery in line with the popular "A" programmer films of the time, such as the Charlie Chan -series. Very minor soiling to the card, light handling....

$350.00




MILLS BROTHERS, THE (ca. 1960)

MILLS BROTHERS, THE (ca. 1960)

Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Mills Brothers, General Artists Corporation. Coming to prominence when they won an audition in 1930 for CBS Radio, the four Mills Brothers singing quartet were a huge hit for three decades. Figuring greatly in the history of American jazz of the 20th century, they made more than 2000 recordings and sold more than 50 million copies,...

$125.00



MR. WASHINGTON GOES TO TOWN (1941)

MR. WASHINGTON GOES TO TOWN (1941)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 25 cm.) lobby card, USA. F.E. Miller, Mantan Moreland, Maceo Bruce Sheffield, Margaret Whitten, dir: Jed Buell, William Beaudine, Dixie National Pictures. Wallingford and Schenectady are cellmates in jail; a newspaper reports that Schenectady has inherited a hotel. He falls asleep and dreams of what that would be like in what the card proclaims is "The first colored cast feature comedy ever made." Shot in Los...

$200.00



MR. WASHINGTON GOES TO TOWN (1941)

MR. WASHINGTON GOES TO TOWN (1941)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 25 cm.) title lobby card, USA. F.E. Miller, Mantan Moreland, Maceo Bruce Sheffield, Margaret Whitten, dir: Jed Buell, William Beaudine, Dixie National Pictures. Wallingford and Schenectady are cellmates in jail; a newspaper reports that Schenectady has inherited a hotel. He falls asleep and dreams of what that would be like in what the card proclaims is "The first colored cast feature comedy ever made." Shot in...

$500.00








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