First Things First:
This is an "amateur" web site, put up by a collector of movie memorabilia who would like to share his collection with others. As you have probably noticed by now, my site is simplicity plus. I am not a graphics artist, I am not a computer guru, and I am not a web site wizard. And I do not want to devote the time it would take to become any of these. I just have some rare old photographs that I would like to share with you all, and I am putting them on the web in the easiest way I know how. If you are interested in early movies and enjoy the classic young stars, please come back from time to time. The collection will grow.
On Downloading These Images:
Since I am putting these images up for all to enjoy, I have no problem with anyone who wants to download them for their personal collection. Sharing is what the web is all about. Webmasters may download up to 10 images to their sites if they either provide credit to Classic Movie Kids, or put up a link to this site. If you would like to use my work for some other legitimate purpose, please inquire. I will probably say "yes." To those who might be tempted: Please do not steal my site or my work and represent it as yours. In addition, linking to these images steals my bandwidth and is a Federal Crime.
Notes on Image Quality
An image will look differently on each monitor on which it is displayed. Even more, it will look differently depending on the time of the day, the amount and direction of ambient light, and countless other factors. I bought the best image management program available, Adobe Photoshop, to perfect my scans, and I have spent countess hours making them look good on my monitor. Sadly, they do not look as good on some other monitors. If they do not look good on yours, and if you do not want to adjust the appropriate settings, I suggest downloading the images and adjusting the contrast or brightness with your image editing program.
A Word About Copyrights:
The copyright has expired on most of the images here, and they are now in the public domain. The few that are still under copyright were produced by the studios to promote their movies and their stars. All state on them that copyright is waived for newspapers and magazines, as the purpose of issuing them was to use them for display and publicity. My use of them here is consistent with that purpose. If any copyright owner feels my use of their pictures is not in the best interest of their organization or their star, please let me know and I will remove them immediately.
I am an Active Buyer of Movie Memorabilia:
I am an active buyer of all types of movie memorabilia. I collect on all film stars, both child and adult, from the silents to the present day. My goal is to one day have a truly significant collection that includes a few nice photos of every star, and expanded collections on the greats.
I am most interested in portraits and close-ups, especially those produced by the studio, but I also buy movie stills, lobby cards, post cards, press books, etc etc.
I buy only original material as issued by the studio, distributor, publisher, or agent. Most of what I buy is used but in good condition. I generally do not buy damaged material unless it is unavailable otherwise (early Silent material, for example). I pay fair prices, but I have learned to live without things when price requires it.
In addition to material on movie stars, I collect on what could loosely be described as anything pertaining to the production and showing of movies. This would include photos of interiors or exteriors of luxurious of unusual movie theatres, photos of movie studios, movie lots, cameras and projectors, etc.
I have funds available to purchase any quantity of fairly priced material. I would especially like to buy a newspaper morgue library, dealer's stock, or other large collection or accumulation of movie photos. Finder's fee paid. Please write if you have material for sale, or know of such material.