“Sweetheart of the Rodeo” poster, Jo Mora P936

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From 1933, Jo Mora poster "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." Wonderfully detailed. Mounted on cardboard in a simple black frame. 25"w x 32.5"h. Price on request. Joseph Jacinto "Jo" Mora (1876–1947) was an Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, illustrator and cowboy, who lived with the Hopi and wrote extensively about his experiences in California. He was an artist-historian, sculptor, painter, ...

Edward Penfield Harper’s Magazine Poster August 1895 P842

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The New Woman, in her daring bathing costume, one hand wisely on the safety rope. These posters for Harper's Magazine were the last word in modernity, echoing the work that was being done in France by Toulouse Lautrec and Mucha, and in Vienna by the artists of the Secession. Edward Penfield was born June 2, 1866 ...

Edward Penfield Harper’s Magazine April 1895 Poster P843

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We are so tickled to have a set of these groundbreaking lthographs executed by Edward Penfield for Harper's Magazine. Called "placards" in their time, they represented the cutting edge of graphic design in advertising. This one is so rare we can't find an example of it on the internet. Edward Penfield (June 2, 1866 – February ...

Edward Penfield Harper’s Magazine Lithographic Poster Xmas 1895 P840

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This is a big one, the holiday blow-out, and it's a beauty. Sophisticated and jolly at the same time: no mean feat. Penfield has incorporated old covers from the magazine's past and placed them in the wreaths on the wall. But this Santa is a thoroughly modern man about town toasting us in champagne, and ...

Coming Attractions Lobby Display Card 1949 AP428

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From the Gem Theater, somewhere in Texas. Definitely from a second-tier theatre, one that played re-releases of "A" pictures from a few years back and first run "B" Pictures. Curiously, The Lone Star State is notable for having built a multitude of small movie houses and few if any "movie palaces". Which is not very ...

“Step Out in Levis” Store Display Poster AP407

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This vintage cartoon-style Levi's advertising poster, created by artist David Willardson, has a whimsical charm with an added bit of surprise in that the character's shoe pops off the page. 1970s. Poster measures 36'' x 24''. Price on request. THE INFORMAL HISTORY David Willardson is a Southern California boy, born and raised just down the road from Disneyland, ...

Smashing The Vice Trust (1937) Original Grindhouse Poster AP425

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In beautiful condition, mounted on canvas. One of the early "grindhouse", or "exploitation" movies... This poster is a classic of the genre. The story? A gang boss sees a new way to make money--kidnapping high school girls and forcing them to work in the brothels he owns. From the poster it's clear that this Poverty Row ...

Roy Lawhorne Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days 1938 Poster AP423 SOLD

Seaside Gasoline sponsored this fair that year which continues to this day in Santa Barbara, still a very big deal. Early posters such as this one are very rare and hard to come by. Partially restored in excellent condition, newly mounted on linen. And it's by the esteemed and cherished Roy Lawhorne. Big deal all ...

Fap’anis Poster circa 1930 AP422

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Truly spectacular poster, and an utterly fascinating back story. On linen backing. Superb condition. Price on request The story of Fap'Anis is steeped in history and intrigue. Credited as the first alcohol beverage in the history of alcoholic beverages to be a triumph based solely on its marketing material, Fap'Anis was conceived by Delval, a collective of intellectuals ...

Laurel and Hardy Poster for Swiss MIss (1938) printed in India for its run circa 1950 AP420

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A beautiful transposition of one of the original poster designs for the 1938 movie (a classic) into the fabulous color key of India. On linen backing. Price on request. Stanley and Oliver are mousetrap salesmen hoping to strike it rich in Switzerland, but get swindled out of all their money by a cheesemaker. While working off their ...

The Golden California Show October 12th, 13th at the Glendale Civic Auditorium

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Its that time of year again for the fabulous Golden California Show held annually at the Glendale Civic Auditorium October 12th 10 am - 6 pm and October 13th 10- 4pm. We have reserved some very special pieces for the show this year and I know our vendors have too. Below you will find some ...

UFO Dimensions late 1960s UFO Gallery Haight St San Francisco Poster RARE AP403

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Designed and published by Pentagonal Dodecahedron Ltd. Entirely trippy, and in such good condition it must have come to us through a space/time portal. And, most wonderfully, it's for a light show concert. The shop presently occupying the 1608 Haight St premises of the UFO Gallery is now called For Kids Only. So this poster is ...

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) Gallery Poster 1977 AP406

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Image is from a woodcut  by a twentieth century master of the woodcut,"The Follies of War". The show was called The Wood and The Graver and was mounted at the Associated American Artists Gallery in New York. 24" x 30 3/4" Price on request. Fritz Eichenberg observed and commented on many of the pivotal events of the past ...

Paul Wunderlich 1972 Munich Olympics Poster AP416

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"Far out" best describes the posters commissioned by the organizers of the 1972 Munich summer games, with a huge diversity of artists and styles enlisted to convey the Olympic message in graphics. In some the sport invoked is clear, in others the message is considerably more mysterious. This is definitely one of the mysterious ones. ...

Lawrence of Arabia Independent Art House Poster in B & W AP402

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Impossible to date or place, we have never seen another like it. The style is impeccably 1960s, almost certainly as a further hommage to this towering classic of world cinema. Our best guess is that it was commissioned by a cinema revival house. Stark, to the point and damnably elegant. A rare artifact of the ...

Bernhard Klein (1888-1967) Gallery Poster 1968 AP401

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Another from our treasure trove of posters. Klein is of that generation of German artists whose embrace of primitivism and expressionism and socialist ideals in the aftermath of the Great War would so disgust and enrage the Nazis. His woodcuts and superb paintings are classics of the period. A true original, his work is infused ...