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Seller of rare books and paper in Baltimore, specializing in cinema, music, literature, and the arts.
Trainspotting photo No. 228 identified by Kita Iqbal as:
House of Wax | Andre De Toth | 1953
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Trainspotting photo No. 228 identified by Kita Iqbal as:

House of Wax | Andre De Toth | 1953

Thanks Kita!

Click here, and have a look at the many images from world cinema we have been unable to identify. Each image is numbered. For every image you identify, receive a $20 credit at our website.

Please send your guesses to us via email: mail@royalbooks.com. Every correct identification will be posted on our blog.  

Trainspotting photo Nos. 225 and 226 identified by Kita Iqbal as:

The Outlaw Josey Wales | Clint Eastwood | 1976

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Trainspotting photo No. 229 identified by Kita Iqbal as:
Plague of the Zombies | John Gilling | 1966
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Trainspotting photo No. 229 identified by Kita Iqbal as:

Plague of the Zombies | John Gilling | 1966

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Click here, and have a look at the many images from world cinema we have been unable to identify. Each image is numbered. For every image you identify, receive a $20 credit at our website.

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Trainspotting photo Nos. 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 236, and 237 identified by Kita Iqbal as:

Duck, You Sucker! | Sergio Leone | 1971

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Trainspotting photo Nos. 157, 158, 165, 166, 167, 168, and 238 identified by Kita Iqbal as:

Claire’s Knee | Eric Rohmer | 1970

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Gambling Lady | Archie Mayo | 1934
American one sheet film poster for the intelligent, sparkling 1934 film drama, “Gambling Lady,” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Near Fine condition, with a small closed tear at one of the middle fold corners, and one small fold split at the edge. Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). A striking Warner Brothers item from the 1930s.

Gambling Lady | Archie Mayo | 1934

American one sheet film poster for the intelligent, sparkling 1934 film drama, “Gambling Lady,” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Near Fine condition, with a small closed tear at one of the middle fold corners, and one small fold split at the edge. Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). A striking Warner Brothers item from the 1930s.

The Picture of Dorian Gray | Albert Lewin | 1943
Complete script for the 1945 film. Based on the 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde. Equivalent to a nearly 3-hour version of the classic film, finally released at a length of 110 minutes.A man has his portrait painted, and the portrait magically takes on the ability to absorb the sins of his debauched life while he remains unaged. The tale becomes a tragic warning against a selfish and unconsidered life, as Gray becomes increasingly paranoid that someone will discover the image of his true self. The painting of Dorian Gray used in the film was commissioned expressly for the film, by artist Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, and evolved during production. The piece is now at the Art Institute of Chicago. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Black-and-White Cinematography, and nominated for two others. Set in 19th century London. Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 69 and production No. 5069, dated 11-5-43, with credits for screenwriter director Lewin and producer Berman. Title page integral with the first page of the text. 166 leaves, mimeograph, with white and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/23/43 and 3/7/44. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.Selby, p. 93.

The Picture of Dorian Gray | Albert Lewin | 1943

Complete script for the 1945 film. Based on the 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde. Equivalent to a nearly 3-hour version of the classic film, finally released at a length of 110 minutes.

A man has his portrait painted, and the portrait magically takes on the ability to absorb the sins of his debauched life while he remains unaged. The tale becomes a tragic warning against a selfish and unconsidered life, as Gray becomes increasingly paranoid that someone will discover the image of his true self. The painting of Dorian Gray used in the film was commissioned expressly for the film, by artist Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, and evolved during production. The piece is now at the Art Institute of Chicago. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Black-and-White Cinematography, and nominated for two others. Set in 19th century London.

Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 69 and production No. 5069, dated 11-5-43, with credits for screenwriter director Lewin and producer Berman. Title page integral with the first page of the text. 166 leaves, mimeograph, with white and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/23/43 and 3/7/44. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.

Selby, p. 93.

Designing Women | Vincente Minnelli | 1957
American one sheet film poster for the witty 1950s romantic comedy, “Designing Woman,” directed by Vincente Minnelli, written for the screen by George Wells, and starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. Style B, with striking original illustration of Bacall and Peck by Kapulick. Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). Fine condition, with only a couple of tiny pinholes at the corners to note.

Designing Women | Vincente Minnelli | 1957

American one sheet film poster for the witty 1950s romantic comedy, “Designing Woman,” directed by Vincente Minnelli, written for the screen by George Wells, and starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.

Style B, with striking original illustration of Bacall and Peck by Kapulick.

Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). Fine condition, with only a couple of tiny pinholes at the corners to note.

X, Y, and Zee | Brian Hutton | 1972

Collection of 3 vintage black-and-white single weight still photographs from the UK release of the 1972 British film.  

Taylor, the venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect (Caine) tries in any way she can to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress (York), a good-natured young widow with a dark past.

Shot in England, and set there.

8 x 10 inches. Faint splash stain on one of the images, else about Near Fine. 

Complete collation details available on request.