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

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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 of film… Read more
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image of Tarzan the Tiger (Original photograph of Frank Merrill from the 1929 film)

Tarzan the Tiger (Original photograph of Frank Merrill from the 1929 film)

by Merrill, Frank; Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson (starring); Henry MacRae (director); Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel); Ian McClosky Heath (screenwriter)

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Published
1929
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1929. Vintage reference photograph from the 1929 movie serial, showing actor Frank Merrill subduing a crocodile. With the stamps of Kingsley Newspapers and RKO Radio Pictures on the verso, along with a date stamp reading 19 DEC 1955. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1916 novel "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar." Tarzan returns to Africa… Read more
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image of Nickelodeon (Collection of five original photographs from the 1976 film)

Nickelodeon (Collection of five original photographs from the 1976 film)

by Bogdanovich, Peter (director, screenwriter); W.D. Richter (screenwriter); Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Jane Hitchcock, John Ritter (starring)

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Published
1976
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Burbank, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1976. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1976 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso of two photographs, Laid in are one two page and one three page Columbia Pictures promotional announcements, on "Nickelodeon" letterhead, promoting model Jane Hitchcock, who, along with John Ritter, made her film debut. Peter Bogdanovich's ode to… 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 Dieterle, William (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 an… 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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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 two… 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 Linder, Max (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 of French… 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 Borzage, Frank (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, but escapes… 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 Sennett, Mack (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, then Mack… Read more
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image of Original publicity photograph of Gloria Swanson and Mack Sennett, 1927

Original publicity photograph of Gloria Swanson and Mack Sennett, 1927

by Sennett, Mack, Gloria Swanson (subjects)

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Published
1927
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N.p.: N.p., 1927. Vintage publicity photograph of Mack Sennett and Gloria Swanson, reunited in 1927, nearly a decade since Swanson's early career working at Sennett's Keystone Studios. Photograph printed unevenly, lacking margin on left. Mimeo snipe, dated 4.29.27, and "Wide World Photos" stamp, on verso. Actor, director, producer, and studio head, "King of Comedy" Mack Sennett founded Keystone Studios in… Read more
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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 she caught… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, circa 1910

Original portrait photograph of Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, circa 1910

by Ince, Thomas H. (subject); Albert Walter Witzel (photgrapher)

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Published
1910
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N.p.: N.p., 1910. Vintage borderless double weight portrait photograph of early Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, with Witzel's insignia, "Witzel L.A.," from the negative, at bottom left corner, circa 1910. Silent film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor, Ince was dubbed "Father of the Western," and was one of the first to organize motion picture production methods into… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934

Original portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934

by Sternberg, Josef von (subject)

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Published
1934
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934. "Photoplay Magazine Library and "FEB 14 1935" stamps obscured by label, and "FEB 13 1935" stamp, all on verso. One of Hollywood's premiere directors during the 1920s and 1930s, whose career spanned both the silent and the sound era. Sternberg was a master cinematographer with… Read more
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image of The Salvation Hunters (Original photograph from the 1925 film)

The Salvation Hunters (Original photograph from the 1925 film)

by Sternberg, Josef von (director, screenwriter); George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Otto Matieson, Olaf Hytten, Stuart Holmes (starring)

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Published
1925
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N.p.: N.p., 1925. Vintage reference photograph from the 1925 film, showing actors George K. Arthur, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matiesen, and Georgia Hale. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. An impoverished group of dockside dwellers decide to move to the city to make their fortunes. Josef von Sternberg's directorial debut. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good… Read more
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image of The Docks of New York (Original photograph from the 1928 silent film)

The Docks of New York (Original photograph from the 1928 silent film)

by Sternberg, Josef von (director); John Monk Saunders (story); Jules Furthman (screenwriter); George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova (starring)

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Published
1928
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N.p.: N.p., 1928. Vintage reference photograph from the 1928 film, showing actors George Bancroft and Betty Compson. With holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on John Monk Saunders' 1928 story "The Dock Walloper." A roughneck sailor on shore leave saves a working girl from suicide by drowning,… Read more
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image of Nickelodeon (Original photograph of Peter Bogdanovich and Burt Reynolds from the 1976 film)

Nickelodeon (Original photograph of Peter Bogdanovich and Burt Reynolds from the 1976 film)

by Bogdanovich, Peter (director, screenwriter); W.D. Richter (screenwriter); Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Jane Hitchcock, John Ritter (starring)

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Published
1976
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Burbank, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1976. Vintage reference photograph from the 1976 film, showing Peter Bogdanovich directing actor Burt Reynolds, with actor Alan Gibbs looking on to the right. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Bogdanovich's ode to silent film. A lawyer turned film director falls hopelessly in love with his beautiful but klutzy leading lady, who is… Read more
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The Mystic (Original screenplay for the 1925 silent film)

by Browning, Tod (director, screenwriter); Waldemar Young (screenwriter); Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle (starring)

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Published
1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. First Draft script for the 1925 film. A roguish Eastern European woman is hired to help con a young heiress out of her wealth by holding fake seances with the heiress' long-dead father. Director Tod Browning was best known for his controversial masterpiece "Freaks" (1932), a quintessential film from both the perspective of… Read more
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image of The Wedding March [The Honeymoon] (Original photograph of Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, and Erich Von Stroheim from the 1928 film)

The Wedding March [The Honeymoon] (Original photograph of Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, and Erich Von Stroheim from the 1928 film)

by von Stroheim, Erich (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 studio still photograph of Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, and Erich von Stroheim from the second half of the 1928 film "The Wedding March," titled "The Honeymoon." Mimeo snipe and provenance stamp from prominent early film collector "I.K. MEGINNIS" on verso. Stroheim's runaway production which was halted after nine months of shooting by producer… Read more
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image of The Wedding March (Original portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim for the 1928 film)

The Wedding March (Original portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim for the 1928 film)

by von Stroheim, Erich (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 portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim from 1926, released as a publicity still for the 1928 film. Newspaper clipping of photograph with two "DEC 19 1934" stamps affixed to verso, and an "Erich von Stroheim" stamp, and "Erich von Stroheim, Goldwyn director" printed on verso. Stroheim's runaway production was halted after nine months of shooting by… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim, circa 1922

Original portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim, circa 1922

by von Stroheim, Erich (subject)

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Published
1922
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N.p.: N.p., 1922. Vintage portrait photograph of Erich von Stroheim, circa 1922. Stroheim is remembered as one of the greatest directors of the silent era, demanding, with uncompromising vision, his films sweeping, sultry, costly melodramas. An unfortunate series of events, including falling outs with multiple studios, the advent of the Talkie, and the outbreak of World War II in… Read more
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image of Foolish Wives (Original photograph of Erich von Stroheim from the set of the 1922 film)

Foolish Wives (Original photograph of Erich von Stroheim from the set of the 1922 film)

by von Stroheim, Erich (director, screenwriter, starring); Irving Thalberg (producer); Marian Ainslee, Walter Anthony (screenwriters); Rudolph Christians, Muss DuPont, Dale Fuller (starring)

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Published
1922
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N.p.: N.p., 1922. Vintage reference photograph of Erich von Stroheim from the set of the 1922 film. The legendary von Stroheim's third film as a director, at time the most expensive film ever made, and the first to cost over one million dollars, although the original budget was $250,000. The overruns led to the first of many clashes between… Read more
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