Los Angeles: Universal Pictures, 1933. Original 1933 Season Pass to Universal Pictures for Hollywood columnist and screenwriter Jimmy Starr. Light blue cardstock, 3 7/8” x 2 1/2” 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: “Universal Pictures Corporation, Universal City, California, The Strangest City in the World, Where Universal Pictures Are Made, Special Courtesy of Mr. Carl Laemmle, President, Mr. Carl Laemmle, Jr., General Manager. Admit M Jimmie Star [with “and Party” crossed out in ink]. This Courtesy Is Not Transferable. Countersigned [in ink] by John Zinn. This pass is issued subject to the conditions contained on the reverse side hereof.” On the verso is a printed set of basic terms regarding the bearer’s use of the pass and is signed by Jimmy Starr. Mr. Starr’s name is handwritten in ink as the recipient of the pass with “18” stamped in red at the top center, “1933” stamped in red at the center of the pass and “Admit Car” stamped in dark blue ink in the middle of the card diagonally across “1933”. Near fine with a hint 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). Carl Laemmle was one of the founders of Universal Studios. Some of the Universal films from 1933 Mr. Starr may have enjoyed include such popular productions as The Invisible Man directed by James Whale with Claud Rains and Gloria Stuart, Private Jones with Gloria Stuart, Saturday’s Millions with Robert Young, Perils of Pauline with Evalyn Knapp, Counselor at Law directed by William Wyler with John Barrymore and Bebe Daniels, and many more. (Inventory #: 20926E)
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