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cover of Photograph of John Belushi as Jake Blues, 1979

Photograph of John Belushi as Jake Blues, 1979

by John Belushi (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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1979
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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Double weight photograph of John Belushi performing on stage as Jake Blues, with members of The Blues Brothers horn section in the background. Signed and dated "1979" on the verso by photograher Alan Pappe, with his stamp. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive. Pappe worked as a film still and press photographer… Read more
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$425.00
cover of Too Late Blues (Original poster for the 1961 film)

Too Late Blues (Original poster for the 1961 film)

by John Cassavetes (director, screenwriter); Richard Carr (screenwriter); Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers (starring)

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Published
1961
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$75.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1961. Vintage one sheet poster for the 1961 film. John Cassavetes second directorial effort following "Shadows" (1958), and his first film made for a Hollywood studio. Struggling jazz musician John "Ghost" Wakefield (Bobby Darin) pursues the beautiful singer Jess Polanski (Stella Stevens), to the detriment of his career. The duo prove toxic to… Read more
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$75.00
cover of The Gene Krupa Story (Original pressbook for the 1959 film)

The Gene Krupa Story (Original pressbook for the 1959 film)

by Don Weis (director); Orin Jannings (screenwriter); Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver (starring)

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Published
1959
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$45.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1959. Vintage pressbook for the 1959 film. Based on the life of legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Gene Krupa, whose ostentatious lifestyle and drug and alcohol addictions nearly wrecked his career. Five pages, saddle stitched, 14 x 15.5 inches. Very Good plus overall.
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cover of Original poster for The Ex: Single Weapons for El Salvador

Original poster for The Ex: Single Weapons for El Salvador

by The Ex (artist)

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Published
1981
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$475.00

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N.p.: Gramschap and Ex, 1981. Vintage poster for an early 1981 single by The Ex, "Weapons for El Salvador." Discogs, which lists the single as "War is Over (Weapons for El Salvador)" notes that the single was released with a poster and lyric booklet, likely the poster found here. The poster features text in Dutch in the left border… Read more
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$475.00
cover of Original promotional photograph of Cab Calloway, circa 1930s

Original promotional photograph of Cab Calloway, circa 1930s

by Cab Calloway (subject)

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Published
1930
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$350.00

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New York: Mills Artists, 1930. Vintage promotional photograph of bandleader Cab Calloway, issued circa 1930s to promote Calloway's appearance at the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem. Calloway and his band were initially hired to temporarily fill in at the Cotton Club in 1931, while Duke Ellington and his orchestra were on tour. The band's popularity at the Cotton… Read more
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cover of Wattstax (Collection of six original photographs from the 1973 film)

Wattstax (Collection of six original photographs from the 1973 film)

by The Staple Singers, Richard Pryor, Carla Thomas, The Bar-Kays, Luther Ingram (starring); Mel Stuart (director)

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Published
1973
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$450.00

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Paris: Warner Columbia Film, 1973. Collection of six vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film. A documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, held by Tennessee label Stax Records at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots against police brutality. Isaac Hayes headlined, with a veritable blues, funk, and… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Original 1974 program for the Peg Leg Bates Country Club, inscribed by Bates in 1976

Original 1974 program for the Peg Leg Bates Country Club, inscribed by Bates in 1976

by [Peg Leg Bates] [Clayton Bates]

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Published
1974
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$325.00

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Kerhonkson, NY: N.p., 1974. Vintage program for an annual celebration event at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club, an African American resort in Kerhonkson, New York. Program INSCRIBED by Bates on the front wrapper: "To Emma and James / with love / Peg Leg Bates / 6/26/76." Also included with the program is a promotional postcard featuring four images… Read more
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$325.00
cover of Original photograph of Ike and Tina Turner performing with the Ikettes in the 1975 French television special "Poiret est à vous

Original photograph of Ike and Tina Turner performing with the Ikettes in the 1975 French television special "Poiret est à vous

by Tina Turner, Ike Turner, Jean Poiret (starring); André Flédérick (director)

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Published
1975
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$550.00

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Paris: TF1, 1975. Vintage reference photograph from the 1975 Christmas Eve television special "Poiret est à vous" (aired December 24, 1975), showing Ike and Tina Turner performing with the Ikettes. Mimeo snipe on the verso. One of Ike and Tina's last performances together before the pivotal year of 1976, when Ike's cocaine addiction and years of abusive… Read more
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$550.00
cover of Original photograph of Nat King Cole and Danny Kaye, 1963

Original photograph of Nat King Cole and Danny Kaye, 1963

by Danny Kaye, Nat King Cole (starring); Robert Scheerer (director)

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Published
1963
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$350.00

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New York: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 1963. Vintage reference photograph of actor and television presenter Danny Kaye and musician Nat King Cole on the Danny Kaye Show in 1963. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. The Danny Kaye Show was a comedy variety show which premiered on CBS on September 25, 1963. Airing at what was… Read more
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$350.00
cover of Original poster for a concert at the Caravan of Dreams, 1986

Original poster for a concert at the Caravan of Dreams, 1986

by Ornette Coleman (subject)

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Published
1986
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$850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1986. Vintage, limited edition, silkscreen poster for a performance by Ornette Coleman at the Caravan of Dreams in Coleman's hometown of Fort Worth, TX on July 3-5, 1986, issued in an edition of 27 (this being No. 3) signed and numbered by the artist. Coleman's association with the legendary multi-use performance space and recording studio,… Read more
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$850.00
cover of Original bumper sticker for WEBB 1360 AM radio station, circa 1970s

Original bumper sticker for WEBB 1360 AM radio station, circa 1970s

by [African Americana]

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Published
1970
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage bumper sticker advertising Baltimore radio station WEBB 1360 AM, circa 1970s. Founded in 1955, the station catered to Baltimore's African American community, playing a mixture of blues, R&B, soul, and other contemporary Black music. In 1970, legendary soul musician James Brown purchased the station, and, nine years later, sold it to Dorothy E.… Read more
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$125.00
cover of If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

by If (artist)

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Published
1970
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$85.00

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Los Angeles: Capitol Records, 1970. Vintage one-page newspaper advertising pull-out supplement for British jazz-rock band If's second studio album, "If 2," released in 1970 on Capitol Records in the US and Island Records in the UK. 9.75 x 15.25 inches. On newsprint. Lightly creased to the top left edge, else Near Fine.
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cover of Ballad in Blue [Blues for Lovers] (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1964 film)

Ballad in Blue [Blues for Lovers] (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Ray; Charles Tom Bell, Mary Peach, Dawn Addams (starring); Paul Henreid (director, screenwriter); Burton Wohl (screenwriter)

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Published
1964
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964. Collection of seven vintage studio still photographs of musician Ray Charles in performance from the 1964 film. A blind musician (Ray Charles, playing himself) helps a blind boy and his down-on-their-luck family, including the boy's overprotective mother and her hard-drinking composer boyfriend. Shot on location in Paris and London. … Read more
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$125.00
cover of The Beat Generation (Collection of five original photographs from the 1959 film)

The Beat Generation (Collection of five original photographs from the 1959 film)

by Charles F. Haas (director); Richard Matheson, Lewis Meltzer (screenwriters); Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain, Louis Armstrong (starring)

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Published
1959
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1959. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1959 film. A detective tracks down a beatnik responsible for a string of sexual assaults. Featuring appearances by musicians Louis Armstrong, Ray Anthony, Dick Contino, and Billy Daniels. Set and shot on location in Los Angeles. 10 x… Read more
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$150.00
cover of The Man with the Golden Arm (Collection of nine original photographs from the 1955 film)

The Man with the Golden Arm (Collection of nine original photographs from the 1955 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Nelson Algren (novel); Eugene Kornman (photographer); Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer (screenwriters); Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak (starring)

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Published
1956
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1956. Collection of nine vintage reference photographs from the 1955 film, two dated 1955 and seven dated 1956. Four photos shown, please inquire to see others. Based on the 1949 National Book Award-winning novel by Nelson Algren. A strung-out jazz drummer in Chicago trying to make it, caught between the… Read more
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$150.00
cover of The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film)

The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Nelson Algren (novel); Eugene Kornman (photographer); Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer (screenwriters); Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak (starring)

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Published
1955
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$250.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1955. Vintage matte reference photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film. Based on the 1949 National Book Award-winning novel by Nelson Algren. A strung-out jazz drummer in Chicago trying to make it, caught between the wife who tries to manipulate him into staying with her and the… Read more
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cover of The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph from the set of the 1955 film)

The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph from the set of the 1955 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Nelson Algren (novel); Eugene Kornman (photographer); Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer (screenwriters); Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak (starring)

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Published
1955
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1955. Vintage reference photograph of Otto Preminger, Kim Novak, and Frank Sinatra on the set of the 1955 film. Based on the 1949 National Book Award-winning novel by Nelson Algren. A strung-out jazz drummer in Chicago trying to make it, caught between the wife who tries to manipulate him into staying… Read more
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$75.00
cover of Songs from Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (First Edition, inscribed by Irving Berlin, association copy)

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED on the second front endpaper by Irving Berlin: "To / Dorothy Hechtlinger / with my best / Irving Berlin." A scarce promotional songbook issued by Twentieth Century-Fox in connection with their successful 1938 musical film "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Dorothy Hechtlinger was Twentieth Century-Fox studio head Darryl… Read more
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$8,500.00
cover of Reel-to-reel tape recording for a 1978 anti-PCP public service announcement

Reel-to-reel tape recording for a 1978 anti-PCP public service announcement

by Gil Scott-Heron

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Published
1978
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$975.00

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New York: Arista Records, 1978. Vintage tape recording of a 1978 anti-drug public service announcement by noted soul and jazz musician-poet Gil Scott-Heron. Included with the tape is an audio CD and MP3 file of same. The recording features Scott-Heron narrating both 15 second and 30 second radio spots about the dangers of PCP use over clips… Read more
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cover of Five Pennies (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong, Lucille Wilson, and Danny Kaye on the set of the 1959 film)

Five Pennies (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong, Lucille Wilson, and Danny Kaye on the set of the 1959 film)

by Melville Shavelson (director); Robert Smith, Jack Rose (screenwriters); Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino (starring)

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Published
1959
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1959. Vintage reference photograph of actor Danny Kaye telling a joke to actor Louis Armstrong and Armstrong's wife Lucille on the set of the 1959 film. Printed mimeo snipe and cropping annotations to the verso. Based on the rise to success of jazz cornet player and bandleader Loring Red Nichols. Nominated for four Academy… Read more
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$375.00