Monkey Business

Ginger Rogers as Edwina Fulton in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant is the male war bride, married to Ann Sheridan, in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

The Big Sky

The back of this publicity still reads

DM-13J thru 26 J.  RISING STAR…A bright new star in Hollywood’s galaxy is Dewey Martin, most recently seen in Winchester Pictures “The Big Sky” which RKO Radio distributes.  Dewey, who hails from Texas, was discovered by producer-director Howard Hawks and made a noteworthy film bow for his mentor in “The Thing — From Another World.”

 

O Henry’s Full House

Fred Allen and Oscar Levant in a wanted poster screencap from The Ransom of Red Chief, Howard Hawks’ part of O Henry’s Full House (1952).

O Henry’s Full House

Lee Aaker as “Red Chief” in a screencap from The Ransom of Red Chief, one of O Henry’s Full House (1952).

Monkey Business

foreign poster for Monkey Business (1952)

The Big Sky

Dewey Martin as Boone Caudill in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

The Outlaw

The back of this publicity still reads

TO-2

Jack Buetel as Billy, the outlaw, in Howard Hughes’ production, “The Outlaw,” soon to be released by RKO Radio.  Also co-starring are Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell and Walter Huston.

The film had brief San Francisco screenings in 1943 and 1946, a New York screening on Sep 1, 1947, and a wide release on Sep 12, 1947

The Outlaw

Jane Russell in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

The Big Sleep

Elisha Cook Jr and Humphrey Bogart in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

foreign poster for The Big Sleep (1946)

A Song is Born

Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo in A Song is Born (1948) are a poor substitute for Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire (1942).

To Have and Have Not

original lobby card set with title card for To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall poses for her film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944).  The New York Times review said that she was a terrible actress.

A Song is Born

print ad for A Song is Born (1948).  The New York Times review said there should have been more Danny Kaye and less of  “The Giants of Jazz.”