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Silent Film and Early Cinema

Silent Film and Early Cinema

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Nickelodeon Theatres And Their Music, Bowers, Q. David
21 Bowers, Q. David Nickelodeon Theatres And Their Music
New York The Vestal Press 1986 0911572503 / 9780911572506 1st Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
Marvelous large history of the very 1st movie theatres. Illustrated with 100's of b&w photos of theatres and other memorbilia relating to theatres. Soft corner crease to the back cover, otherwise fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 Brownlow, Kevin Behind The Mask Of Innocence
Jonathan Cape. London. 1990. Large bds.& cl.w.dj. 0224029037 / 9780224029032 
The final segment of Brownlow's massive trilogy is a study of films of social conscience in the silent era. Chapters on censorship, sex, drugs, poverty & more. Illus. w. 248 stills & illus. Fine/fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 Brownlow, Kevin The Parade's Gone By
NY Knopf Inc. 1969. 1st Edition Large Cloth W. Dustjacket 
fine/vg+/very minute dj. wear. Generally considered to be the best book on the early years of filmmaking. Illus. w. nearly 300 rare photos. Nicely produced. Errata slip laid in. Small bump to the top corner of the back cover which is very lightly mirrored to the top corners of the very last pages, also the same condition applies to the front cover. Vg/vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Brusendorff, Ove Filmen Dens Naune Og Historie (History Of Film)
Universal-Forlaget. Denmark. 1939. Large decorative bds. w. leatherette binding. 
TEXT IN DANISH. A superb 432 pictorial history of international film arranged with short alphabetical entries of titles,credits & casts. The book is highlighted by over 500 terrific rare gravure stills & portraits printed on heavy stock paper. The book was rebound at the time of publication & has a tiny bit of wear to pts., otherwise a near fine copy of a rare & special book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Rare early Silent Film Candid Production Still , Burns, Edmund
25 Burns, Edmund Rare early Silent Film Candid Production Still
Hollywood Hollywood 1922 Original Still Paper 
Rare original silent film candid production showing a film being made out of doors. There is a handwritten caption on the verso of the still that reads "Edmund Burns behind car side with hands in jacket." Edmund Burns was a rather minor and forgotten silent screen actor. The still has a few mended tears otherwise vg. and a wonderful image.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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26 Cameron, James R. Motion Picture Projection
Cameron Pub. 1928. 
vg+/no dj. Cl. has a few light spots & rubb. Techn. 1,272pg. comprehensive textbook on all aspects of showing movies. Illus. w. diagrams. 4th ed. Binding is cl. no dj. former owner's sig. on first page. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Archaeology Of The Cinema, Ceram, C.W.(Kurt W.Marek)
27 Ceram, C.W.(Kurt W.Marek) Archaeology Of The Cinema
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1965 1st American Edition Cl.w.dj. 
An important book on the history of the cinema before 1985. Beautifully designed & illus. w. nearly 300 b&w illus. & photos. Printed on two kinds of paper. Price clipped, Tiny nick and tiny chip to the dustjacket. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Don't Shoot! Lobby Card , Conway, Jack
28 Conway, Jack Don't Shoot! Lobby Card
Universal Pictures. Hollywood. 1922. Lobby Card 
Pretty color tinted 11" x 14" lobby card for silent film directed by Jack Conway who went on to make many films for M.G.M. Card features scene of performers at a nightclub. Caption reads: "She was game to the core and we went through the part like a couple of old timers." Usual corner tack holes & 1 mend to top of margin. Vg.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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29 Cooke, Alistair, Edited By Douglas Fairbanks, The Making Of A Screen Character
NY Museum Of Modern Art 1940. 
vg+/no dj. as issued. tiny bump to frnt.cv. mend crack to sp. An early account of a movie star's career. Illus. w. 20 photos & chron. Illustrated by light fading to edges & sp. series no. 2nd edition. Binding is bds.no dj. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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30 Corliss, Richard Greta Garbo
NY Pyramid Books 1974. 0156365480 / 9780156365482 
The life & career of the great star. 98 stills & photos. One of the rarer Pyramid titles. paper orig. edition. Binding is sm. wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Original Portrait Photo of Dolores Costello , Costello, Dolores
31 Costello, Dolores Original Portrait Photo of Dolores Costello
Hollywood Warner Bros. 1923 Original Still Paper 
Beautiful original vintage 8" x 10" publicity portrait of the silent screen star Dolores Costello. Photo shows Costello playing with her Asiatic temple dog. Costello was a big star of the silent film era and was at one time married to John Barrymore whom she co-starred with in several silent films. She is probably most remembered today for her lovely performance in Orson Welles's great film "The Magnificent Ambersons" and for being the grandmother of Drew Barrymore. Fine.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Original Still From Noah's Ark, Costello, Dolores
32 Costello, Dolores Original Still From Noah's Ark
Hollywood Warner Bros. 1928 Original Still Paper 
Original linen backed 8" x 10" still of Dolores Costello in "Noah's Ark." The film was a big budget silent film epic about mixing the bibical story with a modern day romance set during the days following World War I. The large cast featured Dolores Costello and George O'Brien and featured a young unknown Myrna Loy as a slave girl. Costello was married for a time to John Barrymore and is noted as being the grandmother of Drew Barrymore and for her lovely performance in The Magnificent Ambersons. The still is from a publicity binder and has 4 binder holes to the large margin at the top of the still. The still is of course brown with age which adds to the beauty of the photograph. Rare and fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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33 Crawford, F. Marion The White Sister
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1923 First Photoplay Edition Small Coth With Dustjacket 
Nice photoplay edition for the silent film that starred Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman. Beautiful illustration of Gish on the front of the dustjacet. Illustrated with several stills. Very minute wear, the dustjacket is nice and the overall condition is vg+ Scarce 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Black Gold Pressbook, Criner, Lawrence
34 Criner, Lawrence Black Gold Pressbook
Florida Norman Studios 1928 Pressbook Oversize Paper 
A rare beautiful 14" x 22" original 4pg. pressbook for a forgotten "all colored cast" silent film. The movie was " A thrilling epic of the oil fields" that starred Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd & Steve "Peg" Reynolds a one-legged actor all of whom had appeared in the earlier 1926 Norman film "The Flying Ace." Based on the true story of John Crisp and his fight to secure oil despite the efforts of a crooked drilling contractor, the movie was filmed in the "all colored city" of Tatums Oklahoma and used many of the residents as extras. The pressbook features a nice yellow colored front cover that is a repro. of the window card. Inside is illustrated with blue tinted photos and advertising iteams. The back cover is text and includes press stories and other advertising ideas. Two old tape mends to the back cover, but this rare item is in fine bright condition. Folded. Fine. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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The Old Homestead Lobby Card , Cruze, James
35 Cruze, James The Old Homestead Lobby Card
Paramount. Hollywood. 1922. Lobby card 1922 Paper 
Marvelous full color 11" x 14" lobby card for a rural drama dir. by James Cruze,whose most famous film was "The Covered Wagon." Film starred the other Harrison Ford. Illus. w. very nice color drawing of a family being threaten by a tornado. Usual co rner tack holes. Very nice. Vg+  
Price: 175.00 USD
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Original Candid Still From Noah's Ark , Curtiz, Michael, Zanuck, Darryl F.
36 Curtiz, Michael, Zanuck, Darryl F. Original Candid Still From Noah's Ark
Hollywood Warner Bros. 1928 Original Still Paper 
Original linen backed 8" x 10" candid production still of Director Michael Curtiz and Producer/Screenwriter Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of "Noah's Ark." The film was a big budget silent film epic about mixing the bibical story with a modern day romance set during the days following World War I. The large cast featured Dolores Costello and George O'Brien and featured a young unknown Myrna Loy as a slave girl. Both Curtiz and Zanuck had long and very sucessful Hollywood careers that spanned the silent years through the 50's. A rare candid of two Hollywood titans. Fine.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Manslaughter Lobby Card , DeMille Cecil B.
37 DeMille Cecil B. Manslaughter Lobby Card
Paramount Pictures. NY. 1927. Lobby cards 
Beautiful 11" x 14" color tinted lobby card illus. w. a scene between Thomas Meighan & Leatrice Joy. They are set against a bold abstract background. A stunner. Usual tack holes. Vg+.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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Pathe-DeMille Studios Promotional Supplement , DeMille Cecil B.
38 DeMille Cecil B. Pathe-DeMille Studios Promotional Supplement
Hollywood Pathe-DeMille Studios 1927-28. Large Paper 
fine/pgs. are from a supplement & are loose. Beautiful large 19pg. color promo. inclds. artwork ads for Chicago, The Fighting Eagle & more. Very nice.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Godless Girl Still Photograph , DeMille Cecil B.
39 DeMille Cecil B. The Godless Girl Still Photograph
Hollywood 1928 Photograph 
Original 8" x 10" still from an early DeMille film or a late DeMille silent, which has Lina Basquette pictured with Geroge Duryea. Credits & bookstore rubber stamp on back of the still & a tiny corner chip. A Beautiful photo. Vg+  
Price: 75.00 USD
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40 Deutelbaum, Marshall, editor "Image" On The Art And Evolution Of The Film.
NY Dover Pub. 1979. 
vg+. 38 articles form the magazine Image on the early years of film from 1900-1920. 263 rare photos. paper orig. edition. Binding is large wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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