Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1936. Original 1933 Temporary Pass to Universal Pictures for Hollywood columnist and screenwriter Jimmy Starr, dated May 8, 1936. Cream cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2”. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Universal Pictures Corp., Universal City, Calif., Temporary Pass, Not Transferable, Revokable Without Notice.” Typed next to Name “James Starr and Car”, Business “Publicity”, and Date Issued “May 8, 1936”. Blank on the verso. Very good with a tiny faint spot on the front of the card and some minor dust soiling. 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). The film released closest to the date of this temporary pass was Dracula’s Daughter, released on May 11, 1936, directed by Lambert Hillyer, starring Edward Van Sloan as Professor Von Helsing, Otto Kruger, and Gloria Holden in the title role. (Inventory #: 20927E)
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