Archive of 89 photographs from various pre-Code films starring Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], 1933-1934

Various cities: Various Publishers, 1933-1934. Archive of 89 photographs belonging to actress Julie Bishop, featuring film still and publicity photographs from five pre-Code films made in 1933 and 1934 while she was still being credited under her birth name, Jacqueline Wells. The photographs have been tipped into a contemporary photo album, with the exception of three photographs, which are laid in.

Bishop began working in silent films as a child actress, and appeared in over 50 B-pictures and serials for Universal, Paramount, and others through the 1930s as Jacqueline Wells. A 1941 studio contract would necessitate a change to the name she became better known as, as Warner Bros. didn't want their new star associated with the low budget pictures in her past. She made 16 films for Warner Bros., and continued to find work through the 1950s, a career that lasted over 30 years.

Roughly half the photographs in the archive are from 1933's "Tarzan the Fearless" film serial, which she costarred in with Buster Crabbe, including 11 behind the scenes photographs, five of which show Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs during a visit to the set. One of these photographs has been inscribed to Bishop by producer Sol Lesser.

Other films featured in the archive include the W.C. Fields starring "Tillie and Gus" (Paramount, 1933), "The Loudspeaker" (Monogram, 1934), one of which is laid in and contains a holograph ink note by Bishop to an unknown recipient mentioning her costar Ray Walker and that the film's theme song, "Who, But You?," was being performed by Bing Crosby and Guy Lombardo, "Alice in Wonderland" (Paramount, 1933), although it appears her role was cut from the final film, and the film serial "Clancy of the Mounted" (Universal, 1933), several of which show images from the final six chapters of the series, considered lost, the first six chapters having been released on DVD in 2012.

Photographs 8 x 10 inches. Some with bruising or light chipping, generally about Near Fine.

Photo album 13.25 x 10.25 inches, bound with a string binding. Very Good plus.


[Book #138844]

Price: $3,500.00