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CATEGORY: Hollywood History

WOMEN IN FILM, THEATER & MUSIC As the photograph of Katharine Hepburn above signifies, this is a collection of lesbian and bisexual women in film, theater and music. It spans a full century, starting with Maud Adams in 1901 and working its way up through a Chantal Akerman film of 2004. This archive has three components: PART ONE deals with 67 lesbian and bisexual women in film, theater and music. It contains actresses and singers, but also includes LBTQ women whose books we…
Catalog 53 Features > A number of scarce movie scripts, among them THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1964), THE WILD BUNCh (1968), THELMA AND LOUISE (1990), and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1992). > An entire section devoted to the career of preeminent queer filmmaker Kenneth Anger, including a script for his unrealized film THE GNOSTIC MASS (2002). > A substantial group of vintage photos of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Count Basie (a wonderful early portrait, inscribed and…
Motion picture studios left no stone unturned in their quest to market their movies. Therefore, movie merchandising, which reached its apex with films like STAR WARS, started with the dawn of film. Just like female stars, male stars were presented in doll form during the height of their popularity. Over the years, such stars as George Arliss, John Bunny, Eddie Cantor, W. C. Fields, Charles Lindberg, Lupino Lane, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Clark Gable, Sean Conner…
WalterFilm.com was never meant to be a large website, it was intended to be an exclusive boutique featuring some of the greatest objects Walter Reuben could find. A website that would appeal to him as a collector of “movie memorabilia” – reflecting his own personal tastes and interests.  He deliberately chose to go after only the best original vintage film collectibles: posters, lobby cards, photographs, even costume designs. Today, that boutique has grown to include movie scripts, r…
Here are four extraordinary women, MARY ASTOR (above), JEAN ARTHUR, CLAUDETTE COLBERT and MYRNA LOY, who moved from silent film actors to famous leading ladies in the “talkies”. You name it, they did it, from exotic “oriental goddess” to screwball commedian; helping turn hollywood into… HOLLYWOOD.