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image of First National Pictures Banner Group: September 1926 - September 1927 exhibitor annual (First Edition)

First National Pictures Banner Group: September 1926 - September 1927 exhibitor annual (First Edition)

by [Hollywood Studios]

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1926
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First Edition
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Los Angeles: First National Pictures, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Vintage exhibitor annual produced by First National Pictures, promoting their forthcoming film releases ("52 Hits and 7 Specials") and advertising their contracted "featured players," which in 1926 included Norma Talmadge, Mary Astor, Anna Q. Nilsson, Lloyd Hughes, Jack Mulhall, and a young Joan Crawford. In 1928 control of… Read more
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image of Portrait photograph of director Maurtiz Stiller, circa 1930, struck 1988

Portrait photograph of director Maurtiz Stiller, circa 1930, struck 1988

by Mauritz Stiller (subject)

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Published
1988
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New York: Film Forum 2, 1988. Portrait photograph of director Maurtiz Stiller, circa 1930, to promote Film Forum 2's two-week series "Sjostrom & Stiller: The Screen's First Masters," which ran from November 11 through November 24, 1988, at Film Forum 2 in New York. Maurtiz Stiller, born in Helsinki, Finland, was a Swedish director, writer, and actor,… Read more
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image of Paradise Alley (Original photograph from the 1958 film)

Paradise Alley (Original photograph from the 1958 film)

by Hugo Haas (director, screenwriter, starring); Carol Morris, Marie Windsor, Don Sullivan (starring)

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Published
1962
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22.61

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N.p.: Sutton Pictures, 1962. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1958 film. "Paradise Alley" premiered in 1958 but was not released until 1962. Czech-born director Hugo Haas wrote, produced, and directed his own swan song, quite the Hollywood movie, an autobiographical homage to the cinema he knew. The cast featured film veterans from old Hollywood such as silent… Read more
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image of Old Ironsides (Original pressbook for the 1926 silent film)

Old Ironsides (Original pressbook for the 1926 silent film)

by Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft (starring); James Cruze (director); Dorothy Arzner, Harry Carr, Walter Woods, Rupert Hughes (screenwriters)

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Published
1926
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1926. Vintage pressbook for the 1926 silent film. Laid in with the pressbook is a small bifold program from the film's showing at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. In the 18th century, a US merchant ship is forced to battle a band of Barbary pirates on the Mediterranean high seas. 9 x… Read more
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image of The King of Kings (Original program for the 1927 silent film)

The King of Kings (Original program for the 1927 silent film)

by Cecil B. DeMille (director); Jeanie MacPherson (screenwriter); H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence (starring)

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Published
1927
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Hollywood: N.p., 1927. Vintage program for the premiere of the 1927 silent film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. One of the most successful Hollywood Biblical epics, and the first film to debut at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The second installment in Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical trilogy, preceded by "The Ten Commandments" (1923) and followed by "The Sign… Read more
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Don Juan (Original program for the 1926 film)

by John; Barrymore Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor (starring); Alan Crosland (director); Lord Byron (poem); Bess Meredyth (screenwriter)

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Published
1926
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1926. Vintage program for the 1926 silent film. Based on the 1821 epic poem by Lord Byron, about legendary womanizer Don Juan. The first feature-length film to use the Vitaphone sound-on-disc system to provide a musical soundtrack and sound effects (but not spoken dialogue). 12 x 9 inches. Six leaves, side… Read more
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image of The Big Parade (Original program for the 1925 silent film)

The Big Parade (Original program for the 1925 silent film)

by King Vidor (director); Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn, Joseph W. Farnham (screenwriters); John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth (starring)

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Published
1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. Vintage program for the 1925 silent film. With the stamp of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre on the rear wrapper. During World War I, a wealthy, idle young man joins the US Army's Rainbow Division, and is sent to France to fight, where he befriends two working class men, is hardened by the… Read more
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The Black Pirate (Original program for the 1926 silent film)

by Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp (starring); Albert Parker (director); Jack Cunningham (screenwriter)

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Published
1926
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1926. Vintage program for the 1926 silent film. Included with the program is a seven-page booklet credited to story writer "Elton Thomas" (the nom de plume of actor Douglas Fairbanks), summarizing the plot of the film. After the death of his father at the hands of a bloody pirate gang, a nobleman… Read more
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The Film Finds Its Tongue (First Edition, inscribed by Jack Warner in year of publication)

by Fitzhugh Green

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Published
1929
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First Edition
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by screenwriter and musician Ray Perkins, requesting the signature of legendary film executive Jack L. Warner, and subsequently inscribed by Warner: "Dear Ray / Those are big words / From one in the print / Jack Warner of Warner Bros / June 27 1929." … Read more
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A Sample of Sound Film, circa 1928

by [Western Electric] [George Bernard Shaw]

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Published
1928
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New York: Western Electric Sound System, 1928. Vintage small two-color bi-fold housing an early sample of sound film, promoting Western Electric's Portable Sound System, circa 1928. Likely unique, as we have been unable to locate another example. The front features "A Sample of Sound Film" in bold red font, with illustration of a projector and a screen atop… Read more
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image of Wrong Again (Collection of 7 original photographs from the 1929 film)

Wrong Again (Collection of 7 original photographs from the 1929 film)

by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (starring); Leo McCarey (director, screenwriter); Lewis R. Foster, H.M. Walker (screenwriters)

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Published
1929
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1929. Collection of seven vintage reference photographs from the 1929 comedy short film. Stan and Ollie mistakenly think a reward for a stolen painting is for a horse with the same name, leading to a series of slapstick misadventures when they return the horse instead of the painting. Shot as a silent,… Read more
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image of Sugar Daddies (Collection of 9 original photographs from the 1927 film)

Sugar Daddies (Collection of 9 original photographs from the 1927 film)

by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (starring); Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey (directors); H.M. Walker (screenwriter); James Finlayson (starring)

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Published
1927
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1927. Collection of nine vintage reference photographs from the 1927 silent comedy short film. Stan and Ollie help a wealthy oil tycoon escape a trio of blackmailers after his money. One the last films released prior to the duo becoming officially billed as Laurel and Hardy. 8 x 10 inches.… Read more
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image of The Wedding March (Original photograph of Erich von Stroheim and Fay Wray from the 1928 film)

The Wedding March (Original photograph of Erich von Stroheim and Fay Wray from the 1928 film)

by Erich von Stroheim (director, screenwriter, starring); Harry Carr (screenwriter); Fay Wray, Matthew Betz, Zasu Pitts (starring)

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Published
1928
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N.p.: N.p., 1928. Vintage reference photograph from the 1928 film, struck circa 1950 from the original negative, showing actors Erich von Stroheim and Fay Wray. With a stamp specific to the film's French release on the verso, along with a few holograph ink annotations. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Stroheim's runaway production… Read more
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image of The Gold Rush (Original photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film)

The Gold Rush (Original photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film)

by Charlie Chaplin (director, screenwriter, starring); Roland Totheroh (cinematographer)

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Published
1942
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N.p.: N.p., 1942. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, showing director Charlie Chaplin in costume as The Tramp, lining up a two camera shot while cinematographer Roland Thotheroh looks on. With holograph ink and pencil annotations regarding layout on the verso, along with a stamp reading Key Set. From the archive… Read more
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image of Rustle of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] (Collection of seven original oversize photographs from the 1929 German silent film)

Rustle of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] (Collection of seven original oversize photographs from the 1929 German silent film)

by William Dieterle (director, starring); Charlotte Hagenbruch (screenwriter); Lien Deyers, Julius Brandt, Elsa Wagner (starring)

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Published
1929
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N.p.: N.p., 1929. Collection of seven vintage oversize double weight reference photographs, four of William Dieterle and Lien Deyers, two of Dieterle, and one of Dieterle and Nikolai Malikoff, from the 1929 German silent film. Viola von Birkenfeld (Deyers) falls madly in love with the young Friedrich von Bornim (Dieterle) while he cares for her grandfather after… Read more
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image of Original photograph of comedian Charley Chase choking director Leo McCarey, circa 1925

Original photograph of comedian Charley Chase choking director Leo McCarey, circa 1925

by Chase, Charley, Leo McCarey (subjects)

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Published
1925
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Culver City, CA: Hal Roach Studios, 1925. Vintage promotional reference photograph of comedian Charley Chase pretending to choke director Leo McCarey, circa 1925. Mimeo snipe on verso. Charley Chase was the top box office comedian in short subject films of the 1920s, and in 1923 he began working with director Leo McCarey for Hal Roach Studios. The… Read more
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image of Be My Wife (Original promotional photograph from the 1921 film, promoting the film's April 1922 run at Los Angeles' California Theatre)

Be My Wife (Original promotional photograph from the 1921 film, promoting the film's April 1922 run at Los Angeles' California Theatre)

by Max Linder (director, screenwriter, starring); Alta Allen Caroline Rankin, Lincoln Stedman (starring)

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Published
1922
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Los Angeles: Max Linder Productions, 1922. Vintage borderless promotional reference photograph of Max Linder, from the 1921 film, promoting the film's run at Los Angeles' California Theatre, in April, 1922. An image, which if it had been seen by David Lynch, seems likely to have been inspirational to his experimental 1977 film, "Eraserhead." Max Linder, the onscreen persona… Read more
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image of Street Angel (Original photograph from the set of the 1928 film)

Street Angel (Original photograph from the set of the 1928 film)

by Frank Borzage (director); Monckton Hoffe (play); Philip Klein, Henry Roberts Symonds (screenwriters); Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston (starring)

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Published
1928
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Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1928. Vintage keybook reference photograph of director Frank Borzage and actor Guido Trento on the set of the 1928 film. Based on the 1922 play "The Lady Cristilinda" by Monckton Hoffe. A poor young woman, desperate for money for her ill mother's medicine, resorts to prostitution and theft, is caught and convicted,… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Mack Sennett, 1919, struck circa 1925

Original portrait photograph of Mack Sennett, 1919, struck circa 1925

by Mack Sennett (subject); Fred Hartsook (photographer)

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1925
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N.p.: Pathe Exchange, 1925. Vintage portrait photograph of Mack Sennett, 1919, by photographer Fred Hartsook, struck from the original negative circa 1925, to announce Sennett's move to the Pathe Exchange film company. Pathe Pictures stamp and annotations in holograph pencil on verso. Actor, director, producer, and studio head, "King of Comedy" Mack Sennett founded Keystone Studios in 1912,… Read more
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image of Original press photograph of Leatrice Joy being presented a "star contract" by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, 1924

Original press photograph of Leatrice Joy being presented a "star contract" by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, 1924

by DeMille, Cecil B., Jesse L. Lasky, Leatrice Joy (subjects)

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Published
1924
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1924. Vintage borderless press photograph of Leatrice Joy being presented a "star contract" from producer and Paramount founder Jesse L. Lasky, supported by director Cecil B. DeMille in 1924. Mimeo snipe printed on verso. Debuting as an extra in 1917, Joy soon was soon cast opposite comics Billy West and Oliver Hardy, when… Read more
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