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Auction History Result

7w211 BEN-HUR 8x10 still '25 General Lew Wallace's tale of the life of Christ

Date Sold 1/24/2012
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An Original Vintage Theatrical 8" x 10" [20 x 25 cm] Movie Still (Learn More)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the classic 1925 Fred Niblo & Alfred Raboch silent religious epic ("A tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace"; "A tale of the life of Christ"; "Never will I forget thee"; "A doomed slave, his spirit was unbroken"; "The Great Chariot Race"; "Before the chariot race... Esther bids godspeed to Ben-Hur"; "Produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson. Adaptation by June Mathis"; "From the novel published and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers"; "from the immortal novel by Gen. Lew Wallace"; it includes the famous sea battle and chariot race that the later version of this movie is most famous for) starring Ramon Novarro (in the title role as Ben-Hur), Betty Bronson (as Mary), May McAvoy (as Esther), Francis X. Bushman (as Messala), Carmel Myers (as Iras), Kathleen Key (as Tirzah), Frank Currier, Claire McDowell, Clark Gable (as a Roman guard; in one of his 14 uncredited roles prior to making his real debut in 1931's "The Painted Desert"), and Claude Payton (in the title role as Jesus Christ). Note that this movie was advertised as being "Filmed in its entirety in Italy", but actually, several of the scenes were filmed in Hollywood!
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Note that this still was consigned to us by legendary collector/dealer Marty Davis! Marty was hired in 1972 to evaluate the entire collection of W. Ward Marsh (1893-1971), who was the film critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper from 1919, until his retirement in 1970. In 1919 Marsh wrote his first of 23,000 movie reviews for the Plain Dealer. Marsh died less than a year after his retirement in 1970. His library, and photographic and memorabilia archives were given to the proprietor of Cleveland's finest bookstore. Marty Davis was the first person with a background in film history and collectibles to examine the archives. He worked for three to four hours a day, for six months, and his compensation was his pick of the archives. This still (and the other stills that carry this paragraph) are from the W. Ward Marsh archives, and all were stamped on the back by Marty Davis to indicate that they came from this legendary collection.

Condition: very good to fine. There are two pairs of staple holes in each top blank corner, but the still is otherwise in nice condition!
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