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    Behind the scenes (75+) vintage oversize photographs of film directors and creative personnel at work. (1894-1960s) Collection of (75+) vintage gelatin silver single and double-weight glossy and matte approx. 10 x 13 in. and 11 x 14 in. prints of film directors, producers, writers, artists, choreographers, photographers, and other creative personnel at work on and off the set. Highlights include a 45-frame contact sheet of Edison's 1894 Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze; a 1931 Ray Jones portrait of Universal studio concept artist Herman Rosse painting storyboards for Frankenstein; an early still-life of Felix the Cat toys; John Ford ca. 1930 by Melbourne Spurr; aerial sequence from the 1930 Dawn Patrol; a cast and crew lunch for Stage Door; George M. Cohan outside the original Brown Derby Restaurant in 1932; Cecil B. DeMille directing The Crusades; Mervyn LeRoy directing Little Caesar; the Truckee, Ca. snowy mountain location camp for The Gold Rush; Judy Garland's wedding to Vincent Minnelli attended by Louis B. Mayer and Ira Gershwin; Michelangelo Antonioni directing Blow-Up; cinematographer Karl Freund braiding Ella Raines' hair and editing film strips with Robert Taylor; a spectacular art-deco musical number from Madame Satan; lion-tamer and adventurer Clyde Beatty in action and at rest; and many other iconic images, people, and events. Photographers credited include Manatt, Longworth, Spurr, Walling, Crowley, Fryer, Muky, Thomas and Jones. Many also bear studio snipes on verso. Entire group rates fine to very fine.

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    October, 2014
    17th Friday
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