A Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart photographic archive from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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A Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart photographic archive from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Sold for US$ 3,187 inc. premium
A Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart photographic archive from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Columbia Pictures, 1939. Comprising approximately 169 silver gelatin photographs, the majority of which are 8 x 10 in.; two 8 x 10 in. photos signed ("Frank Capra"); an 8 x 10 in. photo signed ("James Stewart"); a 4 pp Radio City Music Hall Showplace program; a 16 pp Photoplay Studies magazine devoted entirely to the film; and the August 8, 1938 issue of Time magazine with Capra on the cover. Many of the photos in the lot are doubleweight keybook stills, and many have informational snipes and stamps on the reverse. Photographers represented and/or attributed to are A.L. "Whitey" Schafer and Irving Lippman. This archive features photos of Capra directing, behind-the-scenes filming and on the set, scene stills, portraits of the cast members including Jean Arthur, Harry Carey, Claude Rains, Thomas Mitchell, and Beulah Bondi, and much more. An incomparable cast of character actors joins Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur in this thought-provoking film that is in keeping with Capra's all-American themes. Capra went to great pains to bring accuracy to the film's depiction of the Senate chamber, and the scene of the justice-seeking Stewart engaging in a filibuster until he collapses is considered one of the most moving performances in film history.
8 x 10 in. and smaller
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A Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart photographic archive from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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