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Due to the enormous inventory of the best dealers and the labor
intensity of scanning photos, the websites for the dealers in this
category are usually a poor indicator of what is available. To
really see what a dealer has, you'll have to order a catalogue
(usually for a few dollars). That said, if you're looking for
something specific, most of the big outfits tend to be very helpful
and can describe over the phone what they have on a certain actor or
film -- provided there isn't too much of it. And remember when
ordering, don't forget to find out the details: picture size, color or
black-and-white, border or no border, vintage or reprint, shipping
The vendors listed below sell photos, portraits and movie stills
for your personal use -- like to frame or hang on your wall.
Purchasing images for commercial uses, such as in publications or
advertising (whether for profit or not), is more complicated and is
done through a different category of vendors. Visit the
Image/Clips Licensing page for a listing
of commercial image vendors.
Vendors of Photos intended for your Personal Use:
- The Movie Market (PO
BOX 699, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693, tel: (949) 488-8444, fax:
(949) 488 8445) --huge selection; call for a catalogue or to ask
about a specific picture.
- Movie Star News (134
W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, tel: (212) 620-8160) --the
website gives a poor indication of what they have; call for a
catalogue or to ask about a specific picture.
- The Motion Picture and Television
Photo Archive (16735 Saticoy Street, Suite 109, Van Nuys, CA
91406, tel: 818-997-8292, fax: 818-997-3998) --specializing in the
work of still photographers whose subject matter is primarily the
entertainment industry, MPTV licenses its images for editorial and
commercial use and also makes gallery prints available for public
--primarily a poster store but featuring a number of classic movie
portraits and stills as well.
Warner Bros. Photo
Collection --selling photo reprints from Warner Bros. vast
archives, including stills from its most famous movie titles.
--has some 8" x 10" photos of various stars for sale
Parker's Movie Market --a photo dealer in the UK.
British Film Institute --the BFI sells prints of photos, movie
stills and poster images from its vast collect both for personal use
and for use in publications and online; not cheap, but a huge
- Corbis Digital Pictures
--digital (computer file) pictures for personal or professional use.
- Mirror Syndication
--sells pictures from the archive of the British tabloid.
Hollywood Celebrity Photographs --another small selection (about
100) of very high quality (and very expensive) photographic reprints
of big-name classic movie star publicity portraits and famous studio
sets; available framed or unframed.
- Bill Cotter --a
private collector selling from his stock of thousands of stills from
Disney movies, mostly live-action but some behind-the-scenes photos
from the classic animated films as well.
Adams Imaging --reprints of rare stills and publicity shots from
Eye: Noir Arts, Ltd. (511 Avenue of the Americas, Ste. 317, New
York, NY 10011, tel: (212) 631-8780, email:
Docnoir@hotmail.com) --some photographs, specializing in
- Hollywood Collector
--a private collector selling his photos.
Amazon's Movie Photo Auctions --a listing of the items currently
Ebay's Movie Photo Auctions --a listing of the items currently
Remember: Visit the Images/Clips Licensing
page for information and a listing commercial image vendors if you
need to purchase images for a commercial use, such as in publications
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