Los Angeles: Walter Wanger Productions, 1938. Original 1938 Studio Pass to Walter Wanger Productions for Hollywood Columnist Jimmy Starr with his signature. Bright orange and red cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/4” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Walter Wanger Productions, 1045 North Formosa Avenue, Name Jimmy Star [typed] Publication Herald & Express [typed], Valid Until June 30, 1938, Russell Phelps [signed in ink], Publicity Director.” With “Press Pass” printed along the outer edges. On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the bearer’s use of the pass, with Jimmy Starr’s signature in ink. Fine condition. 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). Walter Wanger was a film producer in Hollywood, beginning his career at Paramount Picture in the 1920s and later at his own unsuccessful production company. Some of the films produced by Walter Wanger from 1938 Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as Trade Winds with Frederic March, Joan Bennett, and Ralph Bellamy, Algiers with Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr, Blockade with Madeleine Carroll and Henry Fonda, and I Met My Love Again with Joan Bennett and Henry Fonda. Some of Wanger’s best known films include Joan of Arc (1948) with Ingrid Bergman, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, and Cleopatra directed and written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison. (Inventory #: 20931E)
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