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Stagecoach 1939 ORIGINAL Vintage Stunning Photo John Wayne

$850.00

Original Vintage Western Movie Poster Memorabilia John Wayne Photos Collectibles For Sale
"Stagecoach", 1939
ORIGINAL Vintage Photo
Starring John Wayne


John Wayne, Ford & cast w/ Will Rogers memorial figure!

Amazing Provenance !



Some photographic discoveries are so unusual, so rare but yet so exciting, its hard to out a price on it.  This Very Rare (we've Never seen another) gem from the 1939 western masterpiece "Stagecoach" is one of those once-in-a-lifetime finds!   Not only a unique behind the scenes moment captured with the iconic Director and Cast Members, but on the reverse is extraordinary preserved provenance including studio snipe description, date stamp, old newspaper clipping and ownership history.   *And not to mention that any vintage movie paper on this title is Extremely rare as only a few one sheets survived the WWII paper drives.  In 2007 a one sheet sold for $78,000!  And John Wayne isn't even pictured on it. 

A wonderful image of the cast paying tribute to the great humorist Will Rogers with a stunning bronze statue.  (Now i want a replica of that statue but its no where t be found online)..      * See enlargeable images above and below.

STAGECOACH candid 7.5x9.25 still 1939 John Wayne, Ford & cast w/ Will Rogers memorial figure!

An Original Vintage Theatrical 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" Movie Still 

Note:  that this still came from 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 is from the W. Ward Marsh archives, and it was stamped on the back by Marty Davis to indicate that it came from this legendary collection. Also note that this still has been trimmed and it now measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" .

An unprecedented Original Vintage Photo capturing a Rare behind the scenes moment from one of the most iconic western films in history and attributed to making a major star out of John Wayne.   And as mentioned above, very little Original movie paper exists for the original 1939 release of "Stagecoach". This may be the film's most desirable photo in existence!

Film Description: Stagecoach, the classic 1939 John Ford (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) cowboy western ("A powerful story of 9 strange people"; "Excitement That Rises To A Fever Pitch - and never lets you go!"; "A Strange Frontier Incident of 1885"; "2 Women on a desperate journey with 7 Strange Men"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a stagecoach that is carrying a group of people across the plains through Apache territory and personal differences) starring Claire Trevor (as Dallas, the "marked" woman), John Wayne (as The Ringo Kid), Andy Devine (as a babbling driver), John Carradine (as a gambling "gentleman"), Thomas Mitchell (winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film; as a drunk doctor), Louise Platt (as a pregnant upper class lady), George Bancroft (as a sheriff), Donald Meek (as a whiskey salesman), Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, and Tom Tyler (in a small but key role). Note that John Wayne had received the starring role in "The Big Trail" in 1930, and it had done poorly, and his starring days seemed to be over! In the mid-1930s, he successfully starred in a series of low budget B-westerns, but was not considered for major productions. But in 1939, when Gary Cooper turned down the lead in "Stagecoach", John Ford took a chance on John Wayne, but the studio thought so little of him that he wasn't pictured on the one-sheet or most of the advertising!

Note: Cvtreasures stamp Not on original photo