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You HAVE to see this...
Topic Started: Nov 18 2011, 11:31 AM (5,176 Views)
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Just arrived In The Balcony, a gift from a friend in NY who found it in an attic. It's for the 1939 French classic (a film I love, remade with Henry Fonda, which is a good film, too). This is massive, measuring 60x45. Beautiful!

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My sister painted this for my son Bone Gravy!

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Both are amazing!
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I scored some old newspaper movie stuff from the '20s and '30 this weekend, including this Sept. 1928 pull-out section, four pages on The Jazz Singer's premiere. I framed it already.

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That is pretty darn cool.


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Except that it's missing "Warner Bros.' Supreme Triumph!" splashed across the top.

Well, I guess the Herald Tribune couldn’t do that.

BTW I read the Herald Tribune pretty consistently on Sundays in the early 60's. It couldn’t compete with the Times, but it was an enjoyable rag. Unfortunately, the '62-63 strikes effectively killed it (and a lot of other things.)
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I liked the Trib better than the Times. It had comics. Especially Barnaby.
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Scored a bunch of GREAT books today. First, a haul of Big Little Books (and a Saalfield) for as low as $2.50 each, all in good conditions with intact spine - I can read the darn things!

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Then, somebody donated dozens of theatrical books to the used book store, and most of 'em ended up in the .50 bin. I got - all but one still in the original dust jackets! - Much Ado About Me, Fred Allen; We Barrymores by Lionel; and several others.
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A friend of mine who cares about me picked up 28 lobby cards in NYC for $10 each from the '30s and '40s. I bought 'em sight unseen, and they're on their way to me. He said, "They're movies I've never heard of" and then reeled off the names of Eddie Cantor and Zasu Pitts from two of them. (He isn't into old films, you see.)

I told him not to tell me any more, I wanted to be surprised. I'll keep you in the loop when they arrive.
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Very cool, LG. Definitely curious as to what's in that lot. Please keep us in the loop.


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We opened them last night (as part of FNF) and WOW. SCORE. I'm very pleased. The highlight of the 28 cards: three 1935 cards from Jean Arthur's breakout film! My camera phone shan't do justice to just how colorful these actually are. I'll post more cards in the future.

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Nice haul, LG. Would love to see all 28 posted when you get the chance.



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How's THIS for a double-feature? The marquee would say LADIES CRAVE EXCITEMENT EVERY NIGHT AT EIGHT

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And as you can see, the ladies are still cravin' it. The three cards are from a 1935 Mascot picture with Norman Foster and Evelyn Knapp; so far as I can tell, all 28 of the lobby cards come from films from 1935-36, apparently somebody found a stack in an old theatre or somethin'. (And yes, the guy eating the apple is Balcony favorite Syd Saylor. *cough cough*)
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A pair of films from 1935...

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