The single weight, matte finish, silver gelatin photographic still is an ORIGINAL still, printed from the original negative, at the time the film was first released (1928). It is NOT a reprint, restrike, reproduction, re-issue, or commercial item available to the general public. It was created to be displayed in the movie theatre lobby to publicize the film.The verso has a typed identification along the side edge, which reads, "WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS A METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURE". This still is from the W. Provenance of the Movie Stills. His library, and photographic and memorabilia archives were given to the proprietor of Cleveland's finest bookstore. I was the first person with a background in film history and collectibles to examine the archives.
I was hired in 1972 to evaluate the entire collection. I worked for three to four hours a day, for six months. It was an unbelievably exciting time for me, never knowing what I was going to find, as I opened a new box or file drawer. My compensation was my pick of the archives.The thousands of photographs that I received still form the core of my still collection. Many of the stills that will be offered here, are from the W.
CHECK OUT MY MANY other items. Silver Gelatin Photographic Still; Single Weight; Glossy; Approximately 7 3/4" X 9 3/8" (The still was originally 8" X 10", and had the top and side borders trimmed). Lon Chaney; Marceline Day; Henry B. Walthall; Percy Williams; Conrad Nagel; Polly Moran. The still is in used, but very good, condition.The still was originally 8" X 10", but had the side and top borders trimmed, so it now measures 7 1/8" X 9 1/4". There is very slight creasing. There is some pencil notations on the verso, indicating which movie theater (The Allen) the film was playing at. These notations were placed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, relating to a review, or article. There is also a typed title and studio, reading "LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT - A METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURE". There are no other tears, fading, creases, stains, smudges, missing paper, folds, or pin holes.
You are dealing with Marty Davis and Vintage Film Posters, collecting for 43 years, and dealing for the past 19 years. We are located at 38732 N. 10th Street, Desert Hills, AZ 85086. Beware of dealers who sell reprints and reproductions, as original posters, and who sell items "as is", without any guarantees.Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "LON CHANEY, original 1927 still, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT" is in sale since Wednesday, January 5, 2011. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\Pre-1940\Black & White".
The seller is "onesheet" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.