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ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

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.

$500.00



ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

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...

$450.00



ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

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+.

$400.00




ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

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...

$465.00



ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

ANNA CHRISTIE (1930)

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,...

$750.00



BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931)

BEHIND OFFICE DOORS (1931)

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,...

$300.00




BOWERY, THE (1933)

BOWERY, THE (1933)

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 ½" [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...

$200.00



CLAUDETTE COLBERT / THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932)

CLAUDETTE COLBERT / THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 35 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Claudette Colbert, Frederic March, Charles Laughton, Elissa Landi, Ian Keith, dir: Cecil B. DeMille; Paramount. An outrageously decadent Pre-Code retelling of the epic story of Emperor Nero (Laughton), Empress Poppaea (Colbert), the burning of Rome and the feeding of Christians to the lions. Future film director Mitchell Leisen...

$600.00



DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933)

DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby, USA. Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell, Jane Darwell, dir: Ernst Lubitsch.; Paramount. A real jewel of 1930s American cinema with superb cast, direction, Noel Coward-play with script by Ben Hecht, art direction by Hans Dreier, costume by Travis Banton and a delightful Pre-Code story of a ménage-a-trois. Set in Paris, it is the...

$2,000.00




DIVORCEE, THE (1930)

DIVORCEE, THE (1930)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel, Robert Montgomery, dir: Robert Z. Leonard; MGM. Norma Shearer fought for and won not only a career defining role, but the Academy Award for Best Actress. She wished to change her rather pure screen image of the late-silent era into that of a mature modern woman with the advent of talkies. She became the reigning female star of MGM. The...

$1,800.00



EASY TO LOVE (1934)

EASY TO LOVE (1934)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Genevieve Tobin, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, dir: William Keighley; Warner Brothers. A Pre-Code image with Genevieve Tobin and Adolphe Menjou. Filmed in late-1933 and released in Jan. 1934, images and stores of this type would not be permitted starting in Apr. 1934 when the strict motion picture "Code" went into effect. Marital issues were the premise of this story,...

$300.00



FAITHLESS (1932)

FAITHLESS (1932)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Tallulah Bankhead, Robert Montgomery, Hugh Hubert, dir: Harry Beaumont; MGM. After a brief stint in silent films, the theatre world was charmed by the voice and manner of Tallulah Bankhead; a return to film with talkies, however, did not bring her any further success. She starred in several soap opera melodramas, this one for MGM, plush with Deco furnishings and Adrian costumes. Neither...

$350.00




FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE (1934)

FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE (1934)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan, Leo Carrillo, Nella Walker, dir: Cecil B. DeMille; Paramount. A very unusual film in the DeMille canon and a famous Pre-Code one. The story shows how quickly the trappings of civilization give way when they are taken away. Bubonic plague breaks out aboard a ship, and four mismatched people make their way to the coast of a...

$400.00



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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GRAND PARADE, THE (1930)

GRAND PARADE, THE (1930)

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Helen Twelvetrees, Fred Scott, Richard Carle, Marie Astaire, dir: Fred C. Newmeyer; Pathe Exchange. Wonderful stone litho poster for what is believed to be a lost film. Edmund Goulding, well-known director of the 1920s-30s, was also a prolific writer and had started as an actor/playwright and director on the London stage before coming to the U.S. This story was about a minstrel song...

$600.00




HOLD YOUR MAN (1933)

HOLD YOUR MAN (1933)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, dir: Sam Wood; MGM. Pre-Code sizzler written by Anita Loos specifically to highlight the dramatic abilities of Jean Harlow. Though she is toned down from her previous work in Red Dust and Red Headed Woman , she engages in some of the most sexually charged scenes of the time with Clark Gable, including a scene where they share the same bath water, walk around in...

$800.00



HOLD YOUR MAN (1933)

HOLD YOUR MAN (1933)

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) jumbo window card poster, USA. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, dir: Sam Wood; MGM. Pre-Code sizzler written by Anita Loos specifically to highlight the dramatic abilities of Jean Harlow. Though she is toned down from her previous work in Red Dust and Red Headed Woman , she engages in some of the most sexually charged scenes of the time with Clark Gable, including a scene where they share the same bath water,...

$850.00



LITTLE CAESAR (1930)

LITTLE CAESAR (1930)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., dir: Mervyn LeRoy; Warner Bros. The famous granddaddy of gangster films which began a series of violent and adult-themed gangster films during the early talkie/Pre-Code era. Though a warning appeared at the top of the film, the producers painted a rather flashy picture of the gangster life...

$1,200.00




MADONNA OF THE STREETS (1930)

MADONNA OF THE STREETS (1930)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Evelyn Brent, Robert Ames, Ivan Linow, Josephine Dunn, Edwards Davis, dir: John S. Robertson; Columbia. Evelyn Brent plays a girl who is sad to learn that her millionaire lover has left his estate to his nephew. She goes to work at his San Francisco Barbary Coast mission, not revealing her identity to him. They fall in love, much to the jealousy of his fiancée. They marry, but not...

$150.00



MAE WEST / SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933)

MAE WEST / SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933)

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery Rafaela Ottiano, dir: Lowell Sherman; Paramount. Mae West strikes her "Come up and see me sometime" pose in this, her most popular film. As star and screenwriter, Mae West burst upon the cinema scene in 1933 and single-handedly saved Paramount Studios from the financial...

$250.00



MALTESE FALCON, THE (1931)

MALTESE FALCON, THE (1931)

Vintage original 10 x 8" (256 x 20 cm.) single weight silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel, Thelma Todd, Walter Long, Dwight Frye, dir: Roy Del Ruth; Warner Brothers. The superb, original, no holds barred, Pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's notorious mystery suspense crime novel. The 1941 post-Code John Huston remake is a superb classic with the true nature of the characters shrouded...

$450.00




MATA HARI (1931; 1939 re-release)

MATA HARI (1931; 1939 re-release)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, dir: George Fitzmaurice; MGM. One of the finest and most legendary of the Greta Garbo films. Today, just the images of Garbo in her role of the infamous German spy who ended up in front of a firing squad for her work are iconic. Even in the less restricted Pre-Code days, censors demanded cuts in the script and even in...

$350.00



OUR BLUSHING BRIDES (1930)

OUR BLUSHING BRIDES (1930)

Vintage original 11 x 14" double weight glossy silver gelatin print photo, USA. Joan Crawford, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian, Robert Montgomery, Raymond Hackett, John Miljan, Hedda Hopper, dir: Harry Beaumont; MGM. The great Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons at the dawn of Deco and the Adrian adorned lingerie are great highlights of this fantastic oversize still, but there is more. On the verso is still photographer C. A. Pollock's stamp, the...

$300.00



PENTHOUSE (1933)

PENTHOUSE (1933)

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Charles Butterworth, Mae Clarke, Phillips Holmes, C. Henry Gordon, dir: W.S. Van Dyke; MGM. Art Deco opulence in the MGM/Cedric Gibbons art direction (Alexander Toluboff and Edwin B. Willis as associates) was the highlight of this film, and of this exquisite card featuring Myrna Loy and Warner Baxter. This was the story of a crooked lawyer whose specialty is...

$450.00





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