Los Angeles: Republic Pictures, 1945. Original 1945 Studio Pass to Republic Pictures Studio for Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr. Metallic gold cardstock, 3 1/2” x 2 1/4”. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Republic Press Pass April 1st to [crossed out] Dec. 31, 1945, Republic Studios, To Publicity Department Only, Name Jimmy Starr [typed], Publication L.A. Herald Express [typed], Violations of the Requirements of this Pass Will Result in Its Permanent Cancellation., No. 23, Director of Studio Publicity [signed], This Pass Not Valid Unless Signed by Holder on Reverse Side.” On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the holder of the pass without Mr. Starr’s signature. About fine with the most minute trace of use. Jimmy Starr (1902 - 1990) is best known as a Hollywood columnist, though he was also a writer and actor, known for The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947), A Night for Crime (1943) and Pink Pajamas (1929). Republic Pictures specialized in Westerns and movie serials and was notable for developing the careers of John Wayne, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. Some of the 1945 Republic Pictures films for the time period Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as The Vampire’s Ghost with John Abbot and Peggy Stewart, Flame of Barbary Coast with John Wayne and Ann Dvorak, The Chicago Kid with Donald Barry and Otto Kruger, Tell It To a Star with Ruth Taylor and Robert Livingston, Scotland Yard Investigator with Sir Aubrey Smith and Erich von Stroheim, and Dakota with John Wayne and Vera Ralston. (Inventory #: 20947E)
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