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Vintage original 9 x 11.75 in. US sheet music from the 1920's star-crossed lovers-themed silent film drama, STREET ANGEL, released in 1928 by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Frank Borzage.


Printed in 1928 by De Sylva, Brown and Henderson, Inc. (NY), the song is entitled Angela Mia (My Angel), with music by Erno Rapee and lyric by Lew Pollack  The front cover features a large close photographic shot of Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor, a favorite screen pairing at the time, and the interior features 4 page of music. It is in overall very good+ condition anbd the bottom 2/3 of the spine has separated.


*"Street Angel is a 1928 American silent drama film with a Movietone soundtrack, directed by Frank Borzage, adapted by Harry H. Caldwell (titles), Katherine Hilliker (titles), Philip Klein, Marion Orth and Henry Roberts Symonds from the play Lady Cristilinda by Monckton Hoffe. As one of the early, transitional sound film releases, it did not include recorded dialogue, but used intertitles along with recorded sound effects and musical selections.


The film was thought lost for years, but it is now part of a 12 film collection by Fox that was released in 2008."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"By a fluke, this film received Oscar nominations at both the First and Second Academy Awards. It received a Best Actress nomination for Janet Gaynor in 1929, and nominations for Best Art Direction and Cinematography in 1930. It is the only American film to be nominated for Academy Awards in two different years. (A few foreign-language films have received nominations in different years). This film is recognized as the first "talkie" to be shown in New Zealand, on 8 March 1929. There was no recorded dialogue for the "talkie" version, but a recorded music score was added to the film.


Both this film and 7th Heaven (1927) feature a scene where Janet Gaynor snuggles inside a coat given to her by Charles Farrell…and both were directed by Frank Borzage.


A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness."

*(source: IMDb)




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