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cover of Original portrait photograph of Rod La Rocque, circa 1930

Original portrait photograph of Rod La Rocque, circa 1930

by Rod La Rocque (subject)

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1930
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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Vintage portrait photograph of Rod La Rocque, circa 1930s, with La Rocque's inscription, "With best wishes / Always - / Sincerely / Rod La Rocque, " printed from the negative. Tall, handsome, and dapper, La Rocque was typically cast as the cavalier hero in the silent and early sound era. Between 1914 and 1941 La… Read more
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cover of Blazing Days (Original photograph from the 1927 film)

Blazing Days (Original photograph from the 1927 film)

by William Wyler (director); Robert F. Hill, George H. Plympton (screenwriters); Ena Gregory, Fred Hume, Bruce Gordon (starring)

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1927
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1927. Vintage reference photograph from the 1927 silent Western film. While en route to repay his debts, a rancher is robbed, deciding to pursue the bandit. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing at the corners.
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cover of The Wedding March [The Honeymoon] (Photograph of Fay Wray and Erich Von Stroheim from the 1928 film, struck circa 1950s)

The Wedding March [The Honeymoon] (Photograph of Fay Wray and Erich Von Stroheim from the 1928 film, struck circa 1950s)

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

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1928
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N.p.: N.p., 1928. Reference photograph from the 1928 silent film, struck circa 1950s, showing director and actor Erich von Stroheim in a tender moment with Fay Wray. Holograph ink and pencil annotations to the verso noting the film's title and the names of the photograph subjects. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Stroheim's… Read more
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cover of Archive of letters, subscriber and investment requests, and a film program for the 1921 film, The Contrast, from the Labor Film Service

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New York: Labor Film Service, 1922. Archive of six letters, subscriber and investment requests, subscription agreements, a stockholder meeting announcement, and a referral form from the Labor Film Service (LFS), 1920-1922, as well as an envelope with the LFS logo, postmarked 1921, and a film program from the LFS release, "The Contrast," 1921. Three of the letters and the… Read more
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cover 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, Joseph Schildkraut (starring)

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1927
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N.p.: N.p., 1927. Vintage program for the 1927 silent film. 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 of the Cross" (1932). 16 pages, saddle stitched,… Read more
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cover of Orphans of the Storm (Original photograph from the 1921 silent film)

Orphans of the Storm (Original photograph from the 1921 silent film)

by D.W. Griffith (director, screenwriter); Eugene Cormon, Adolphe d'Ennery (play); Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee (starring)

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1921
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1921. Vintage reference photograph from the 1921 silent film, showing a rowdy street scene. Holograph pencil cropping annotations on the verso, along with a number stamp reading B 629. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on the 1874 play "Les Deux Orphelines," by Adolphe d'Ennery… Read more
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cover of Sugar Daddies (Original photograph from the 1927 silent film)

Sugar Daddies (Original photograph from the 1927 silent film)

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

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1927
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N.p.: N.p., 1927. Vintage oversize reference photograph from the 1927 short film, showing actors Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy attempting to smuggle actor James Finlayson through a comically crowded dance hall. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A wealthy oil tycoon wakes after a night of drunken carousing only to discover a… Read more
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cover of The Carnation Kid (Original keybook photograph from the 1929 film)

The Carnation Kid (Original keybook photograph from the 1929 film)

by E. Mason Hopper, Leslie Pearce (directors); Alfred A. Cohn, Arthur Huffsmith, Henry McCarty (screenwriters); Douglas MacLean, Frances Lee (starring)

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1929
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N.p.: N.p., 1929. Vintage keybook reference photograph from the 1929 film, a late silent film combined with occasional musical and talking sequences, released by Paramount Pictures. Shot on location in San Gabriel, California. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus overall.
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cover 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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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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cover 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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1962
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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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cover of Archive of 41 original autograph letters from silent film actor William S. Hart to actress Jane Novak, 1921

Archive of 41 original autograph letters from silent film actor William S. Hart to actress Jane Novak, 1921

by [Silent Film] [Western Americana] William S. Hart (actor)

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1921
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N.p.: N.p., 1921. Archive of 41 autograph letters from early silent film actor William S. Hart to his fiancée, actress Jane Novak, written on Hart's personal letterhead and dated between May 4 and 26, 1921. Included with the letters are their original mailing envelopes (addressed to Novak's residence at the Biltmore in New York) as well as typescript transcriptions… Read more
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cover of Don Juan (Original program for the 1926 film)

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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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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cover 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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cover of The Black Pirate (Original program for the 1926 silent film)

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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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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cover of The Film Finds Its Tongue (First Edition, inscribed by Jack Warner in year of publication)

The Film Finds Its Tongue (First Edition, inscribed by Jack Warner in year of publication)

by Fitzhugh Green

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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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cover 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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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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cover 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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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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cover 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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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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cover 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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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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cover 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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