Richard MacDonald Production Gouache for “The Day Of the Locust” 1974 P1298

Richard MacDonald was a storied production designer, and, as this terrific gouache attests, a very fine painter. Executed for the 1975 film of The Day of the Locust, this production sketch for the film's set design captures the scene of a premiere at Grauman's and the atmosphere of 1930s Movieland with the very mixture of romance and realism ...

Edward M Plunkett “Lyda Borelli In ‘Torment’ ” 1959 P1297

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The Curious Case of Edward M Plunkett, or how to define this charming obsessive? Coming to New York in the 50s, like many young men he decided to remake himself into an artist and a man-about-town. Where his preoccupations and predilections landed him was somewhere between Edward Gorey (whose work his most closely resembles) and Florine ...

“El Norteño con Javier Solis” Mexican Movie Poster 1963 AP531

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This film, popular enough to have a sequel, proudly proclaimed the participation of the great Mexican singer Javier Solis, billing him above the film's putative stars Antonio Aguilar and ex-Miss World Susana Duin, the first Venezuelan to win it by the way (and not the last!). Four terrific horses were also billed above the title. ...

El Fantasma Del Camino Mexican Movie Poster 1930s AP530

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A wonderful poster for the Mexican release of an American movie serial. Fabulously hallucinatory. The Phantom of the West is a 1931 American Pre-Code Mascot western movie serial and was the second all-talking serial they produced. Tom Tyler stars as Jim Lester, trying to prove that Francisco Cortez (Frank Lanning) is innocent of killing his own father. ...

La Legion Heroica Mexican Movie Poster 1938-9 AP529

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This was 1938's The Fighting Devil-Dogs, a Republic Pictures serial that found a release in Mexico. As you can see, every expense was spared, but we bet it entertained the kids really well. One of its two leading man (a former shot-put champion and one of movie land's Tarzans in the the 30s), Herman Brix, broke ...

Portrait of Marjorie Lord 1950s P1231

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Acquired from her estate. 24" x 30" Unframed, unsigned, oil on canvas.   Price on request. Marjorie Lord (born Marjorie Wollenberg; July 26, 1918 – November 28, 2015) was a beloved American television and film actress. She played Kathy "Clancy" Williams, opposite Danny Thomas's character on Make Room for Daddy and later Make Room for Granddaddy. Stage In 1935, at ...

Irv Wyner The Farm P1234

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Revered animation artist Irv Wyner left a fantastical and very personal body of work. Hallucinated and hallucinating, frequently uproarious, then unexpectedly serious, and always technically breathtaking, he gave full play to his obsessions. One of these was this meticulously rendered, iconically American farm scene. Sometimes pictured teeming with activity, often at different times of the day, and ...

Irv Wyner Corner Store with Coca Cola Sign Watercolor P1232

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Celebrated for his animation backgrounds as part of the Chuck Jones team that jazzed up the cartoon world for good, Irv Wyner was also a very original painter. His watercolors show him to be one of the masters of the medium. A work of great charm and atmosphere, noirish and deeply American. Feels like a ...

Robert F Boyle USC Stadium (Los Angeles Coliseum) 1934 P1224

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Robert Boyle made this delicate and enchanting watercolor of the stadium, that had just recently been enlarged for the Olympics. Art Measures 19.5" x 11.5", 27" x 20 " with frame. Price on request. One of Hollywood's greats, Robert F Boyle sourced his extraordinary achievements as a production designer in a life long practice of his art, going out and painting his ...

Robert F Boyle (1909-2010) France 1944-45 Oil on Canvas Board P1183

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This must have been painted during Robert Boyle's WWII stint in the Signal Corps. A sombre and insightful document of war-torn Europe. Hauntingly evocative and absolutely honest. The industrial suburb of a northern French city (Metz?) laid out under a winter sky. The walls display that eternal and ubiquitous French notice "Défense d'afficher" (Post No Bills). On his ...

Lizabeth Scott Photograph by Bill Avery A884

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This sweet piece came from Lizabeth Scott's estate along with the rare Paid in Full poster. 19.5" w x 15" h. Matte print on board. Price on request. Bill Avery Bill Avery was born in Seattle, Washington. Without formal training, he learned photography hands on at Columbia Pictures. During World War II he was a combat cameraman/photographer. Upon his ...

Irv Wyner Background from Tweety & Sylvester “Tom-Tom Tomcat” 1953 – Teepees P1118

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Irv Wyner is finally becoming one of the sung heroes of animation for his fantastic backgrounds, as sharp and pointed in their way as everything else (and there was always a lot of else) going on in these classic Warner Brothers cartoons. This is on paper in gouache, ink and airbrush. Image 9.5" x 11", frame ...

Robert T. Ayers Captain of Industry or Great Statesman 1950s Oil on Board P751

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A dynamic portrait by the extremely skillful Robert Temple Ayres. To these eyes, there is a touch of FDR in the image (hint of wheelchair, cane, pince-nez), but with more of the air of an actor who could be playing him (Ralph Bellamy), HOWEVER, in the words of the BBC political miniseries, House of Cards, ...

Robert T. Ayers Set Illustration Golden Age of Hollywood 1950s Oil On Board P749

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Paintings such as this helped immeasurably in the production process by allowing the director and his design and camera teams to visualize what they were about to do. And when you had an artist of Ayers' capabilities and facility, all the better. And here we have the atmosphere of respectable small town America circa 1918 ...

Joan Crawford in Peasant Blouse Signed Studio Portrait by Bert Six 1950 AP373

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Bert Six (1902-1967). His eye created many of the most iconic images of Hollywood's Golden Age in his capacity as one of Warner Brothers' cadre of ace studio photographers. Joan Crawford made a very successful comeback at Warner Brothers after MGM playing some of the toughest dames ever to sear celluloid. Signed to her friend, ...