Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934

Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934 – the famous movie ” The black Whale ” ( Zum schwarzen Walfisch ) by Fritz Wendhausen, starring Emil Jannings.

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Size: 11 x 9 in. ( complete item incl. margins, 7.7 x 5 in is the size of the graphic )

Scarce item. Artist signed SB 34

Artist Hans Sussenbeck was designer for posters, postcards, magazines. Monarchist before WWII, politically right during the Nazi regime and awarded with States honors afterwards. German actor Emil Jannings made his professional stage debut at 18. In 1906 he was invited to join Max Reinhardt’s theater in Berlin.

In 1927 Paramount signed him and he moved to Hollywood. Jannings won the very first Best Actor Academy Award for his first two American films, The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927). Because of his thick German accent, the advent of sound ended his American career. He returned to Germany in 1929.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he was enlisted to participate in the state’s propaganda machine. At war’s end Jannings was blacklisted by the Allied authorities, and he never made another film. He died five years later, lonely and bitter. Fritz Wendhausen was a popular film director in the 1920-40s. His Peer Gynt, was rather an adaptation of of Ibsen’s motifs which presented ideology and propaganda of that time though.”

Akira Kurosawa Autograph 黒澤明

黒澤 明 Akira Kurosawa Autograph: Signed Xmas Card. CoA

Akira Kurosawa Autograph

Akira Kurosawa: Christmas greeting card with autograph, hand- signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,2 x 5,8 inches (21 x 14,7 cm), fine condition.

Akira Kurosawa (1910 –1998) was a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor.

Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.

Rashomon, which premiered in Tokyo in August 1950, and which starred Mifune, became, on September 10, 1951, the surprise winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, Kurosawa directed approximately a film a year, including a number of highly regarded films such as Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961). After the mid-1960s, he became much less prolific, but his later work—including his final two epics, Kagemusha (1980) and Ran (1985)—continued to win awards, including the Palme d’Or for Kagemusha, though more often abroad than in Japan.

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Dean Martin Autograph: 8 x 10 Photo, hand signed. CoA

Dean Martin Autograph: 8 x 10 Photo, hand signed. CoA

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Dean Martin with Microphone, singing. Hand-signed: Always Dean Martin.

8 x 10 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Dorothy Lamour Autograph 4 x 5.8. CoA –

Dorothy Lamour Autograph: Attractive photo of the young Lamour signed “ Best Wishes – Dorothy Lamour “ in orange.

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4 in. x 5.8 in clear autograph. A Certificate of Authenticity comes with the lot.

American actress/singer Dorothy Lamour became vocalist for the Herbie Kay Band in 1931. That was just prior to her film debut. Lamour built up a solid reputation as a radio singer, notably on the 1934 series Dreamer of Songs. Paramount Pictures signed Lamour to a contract. Her most famous movies were:

1936 in Jungle Princess (1936), The Hurricane (1937), in St. Louis Blues (1939), she co-starred in Road to Singapore (1940), the first of six Road pictures teaming Lamour with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

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Katherine Hepburm Autograph. Attractive, signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburm Autograph
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Katherine Hepburn portrait-photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 –2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted “box office poison”.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy’s death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Autograph on early Ross Postcard. CoA – col8149

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Autograph on early Ross Postcard. CoA – col8149: “Young Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on b/w photo, issued by the German Ross Verlag.

Certificate of Authenticity. Corners slightly rounded otherwise fine.

American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was the son of film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Fairbanks Jr. He made his acting debut in 1923’s Stephen Steps Out. Before he was 20 he’d written an amusing article about the Hollywood scene for Vanity Fair magazine. In 1927, Fairbanks appeared in a stage play and in the early 1930s he married Joan Crawford.

Fairbanks had his best role in 1937’s The Prisoner of Zenda, in which he was alternately charming and cold-blooded as the villainous Rupert of Hentzau. Upon his father’s death in 1939, Fairbanks began to extend his activities into politics and service to his country. He helped to organize the Hollywood branch of the William Allen White Committee, designed to aid the allied cause in the European war. In 1942 he was chief officer of Special Operations, and in 1943 participated in the allied invasion of Sicily and Elba. Fairbanks worked his way up from Navy lieutenant to commander and finally, in 1954 to captain.

Fairbanks was back before the cameras in 1947 with Sinbad the Sailor. Out of films as an actor by 1951 (except for a welcome return in 1981’s Ghost Story), Fairbanks concentrated on the production end for the next decade.

Fairbanks, Jr. died on May 7, 2000, of natural causes.

Partly ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide”

John Wayne Autograph on Photo. 6 x 9, CoA

John Wayne Autograph on Photo. 6 x 9. Very attractive. CoA

 

John Wayne Autograph: b/w press photo, depicting John Wayne in front of an air plane.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and in the original postal cover.

Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm), good condition.

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Sherley Temple Black Autograph, 1990

Shirley Temple Black Autograph

Shirley Temple Black Autograph on card, signed with black pen „ Shirley Temple Black, 1990 „. At the left is a small photo of the young Shirley with a basket. In 1933, Shirley starred in an imitation Our Gang series called the Baby Burlesks, performing astonishingly accurate impressions of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

After a handful of minor roles she created a sensation by stopping the show with her rendition of “Baby Take a Bow “ in Fox’s Stand Up and Cheer. She was promptly promoted to her own starring features, literally saving Fox (and its successor 20th Century Fox) from receivership, and earned a special Oscar in 1934 “ in grateful recognition to her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment.”

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Frank Oz Autograph: Master Yoda. Nice Postcard with Dedication – col8154

Frank Oz Autograph. Master Yoda. Nice Photo with Dedication:
“Star Wars is back again! Great image of Frank OZ aka Yoda, Authentic autograph with silver pen.
6 x 4 in.

Frank Oz is known for his masterly portrayal and voice of the Jedi Master Yoda the Star Wars Trilogy. He is credited with bringing to life a mere puppet and making the creation of one of the most memorable characters of the Star Wars saga.”

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Franz Herterich Autograph, letter 1935

Franz Herterich Autograph, letter 1935

Franz Herterich Autograph

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Franz Herterich famous actor during the early silent movie area.

‘Das Auge des Buddha’ 1919, ‘Prinz und Bettelknabe’ 1920, ‘Inferno’ 1920, ‘Samson und Delilia’ 1922 , ‘Sodom und Gomorrha’ 1922. Weitere grosse Erfolge mit Tonfilmen: ‘Burgtheater’ 1940, ‘Der Feuerteufel’ 1940, ‘Wen die Götter lieben’ 1942, ‘Kolberg’ 1945, ‘Maria Theresia’ 1951, ‘1. April 2000’ 1952.

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