Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1926. Original 1926 Season Pass to Universal Pictures for Hollywood columnist and screenwriter Jimmy Starr. Blue cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2” with rounded corners. Studio passes were given by the motion picture studios to press and industry representatives, allowing the bearer access to the studio’s lot and sets. It reads in full: “Season Pass, Universal Pictures, Corp., Universal City, Cal., The Strangest City in the World, Where Universal Pictures Are Made, Special Courtesy of Mr. Carl Laemmle, President. Admit Mr. Jimmie [sic] Starr and Party. This Courtesy is Not Transferable, Countersigned.” Mr. Starr’s name is handwritten in ink and is handsigned “WL Stern” with “With Car” written in ink at the top of the card and “Publicity Record” written in ink at the left side. “1926” is stamped in red at the center of the pass. Near fine with a trace of use and minor dust soiling, mostly to the verso. 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). Carl Laemmle was one of the founders of Universal Studios. Some of the Universal films from 1926 Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as The Whole Town’s Talking with a script by Anita Loos, starring Edward Everett Horton, The Show Cowpuncher with Fay Wray, Her Big Night with Laura La Plante, The Marriage Clause with Billie Dove and Warner Oland, and many more. (Inventory #: 20923E)
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