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cover of Photograph of Silvano Balboni and June Mathis, circa 1920s

Photograph of Silvano Balboni and June Mathis, circa 1920s

by June Mathis, Silvano Balboni (subjects)

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1920
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N.p.: N.p., 1920. Black and white photograph (struck circa 1960) of noted screenwriter and producer June Mathis with her husband, cinematographer Silvano Balboni, in 1922. With the stamp of National Film Archive in London on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Mathis was one of the top-paid executives in Hollywood… Read more
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cover of Orphans of the Storm (Original photograph from the 1921 silent film)

Orphans of the Storm (Original photograph from the 1921 silent film)

by D.W. Griffith (director, screenwriter); Eugene Cormon, Adolphe d'Ennery (play); Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee (starring)

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1921
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1921. Vintage reference photograph from the 1921 silent film, showing a rowdy street scene. Holograph pencil cropping annotations on the verso, along with a number stamp reading B 629. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on the 1874 play "Les Deux Orphelines," by Adolphe d'Ennery… Read more
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cover of Sugar Daddies (Original photograph from the 1927 silent film)

Sugar Daddies (Original photograph from the 1927 silent film)

by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (starring); Leo McCarey, Fred Guiol (directors); H.M. Walker (screenwriter); James Finlayson (starring)

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1927
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N.p.: N.p., 1927. Vintage oversize reference photograph from the 1927 short film, showing actors Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy attempting to smuggle actor James Finlayson through a comically crowded dance hall. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A wealthy oil tycoon wakes after a night of drunken carousing only to discover a… Read more
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cover of The Carnation Kid (Original keybook photograph from the 1929 film)

The Carnation Kid (Original keybook photograph from the 1929 film)

by E. Mason Hopper, Leslie Pearce (directors); Alfred A. Cohn, Arthur Huffsmith, Henry McCarty (screenwriters); Douglas MacLean, Frances Lee (starring)

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1929
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N.p.: N.p., 1929. Vintage keybook reference photograph from the 1929 film, a late silent film combined with occasional musical and talking sequences, released by Paramount Pictures. Shot on location in San Gabriel, California. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus overall.
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cover of The Black Pirate (Original program for the 1926 silent film)

The Black Pirate (Original program for the 1926 silent film)

by Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp (starring); Albert Parker (director); Jack Cunningham (screenwriter)

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1926
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1926. Vintage program for the 1926 silent film. Included with the program is a seven-page booklet credited to story writer "Elton Thomas" (the nom de plume of actor Douglas Fairbanks), summarizing the plot of the film. After the death of his father at the hands of a bloody pirate gang, a nobleman… Read more
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cover of Wrong Again (Collection of 7 original photographs from the 1929 film)

Wrong Again (Collection of 7 original photographs from the 1929 film)

by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (starring); Leo McCarey (director, screenwriter); Lewis R. Foster, H.M. Walker (screenwriters)

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Published
1929
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1929. Collection of seven vintage reference photographs from the 1929 comedy short film. Stan and Ollie mistakenly think a reward for a stolen painting is for a horse with the same name, leading to a series of slapstick misadventures when they return the horse instead of the painting. Shot as a silent,… Read more
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cover of Sugar Daddies (Collection of 9 original photographs from the 1927 film)

Sugar Daddies (Collection of 9 original photographs from the 1927 film)

by Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (starring); Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey (directors); H.M. Walker (screenwriter); James Finlayson (starring)

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Published
1927
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1927. Collection of nine vintage reference photographs from the 1927 silent comedy short film. Stan and Ollie help a wealthy oil tycoon escape a trio of blackmailers after his money. One the last films released prior to the duo becoming officially billed as Laurel and Hardy. 8 x 10 inches.… Read more
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cover of The Salvation Hunters (Original photograph from the 1925 film)

The Salvation Hunters (Original photograph from the 1925 film)

by Josef von Sternberg (director, screenwriter); George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Otto Matieson, Olaf Hytten, Stuart Holmes (starring)

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1925
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N.p.: N.p., 1925. Vintage reference photograph from the 1925 film, showing actors George K. Arthur, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matiesen, and Georgia Hale. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. An impoverished group of dockside dwellers decide to move to the city to make their fortunes. Josef von Sternberg's directorial debut. 10… Read more
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cover of The Mystic (Original screenplay for the 1925 silent film)

The Mystic (Original screenplay for the 1925 silent film)

by Tod Browning (director, screenwriter); Waldemar Young (screenwriter); Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle (starring)

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1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. First Draft script for the 1925 film. A roguish Eastern European woman is hired to help con a young heiress out of her wealth by holding fake seances with the heiress' long-dead father. Director Tod Browning was best known for his controversial masterpiece "Freaks" (1932), a quintessential film from both the… Read more
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cover of Condemned (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

Condemned (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

by Wesley Ruggles (director); Sidney Howard (screenwriter); Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim (starring)

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Published
1929
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Los Angeles: The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1929. Final Continuity script for the 1929 film. Copy belonging to assistant director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his holograph pencil annotations on the front wrapper and several pages, mostly regarding sequencing for scenes. The film was released in silent and sound versions, and included with the script are ten sets of dialogue intended… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Charlie Chaplin and Philip Sassoon, Circa 1928

Original photograph of Charlie Chaplin and Philip Sassoon, Circa 1928

by Charlie and Philip Sassoon Chaplin (subjects)

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1928
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N.p.: N.p., 1928. Vintage photograph of Philip Sassoon and Charlie Chaplin at United Artists studios in 1928. The acetate negative of the photograph is in the holdings of the Charlie Chaplin Archive at Cineteca Bologna. Chaplin and Sassoon were born within three months of each other, with childhood homes less than three miles apart, Sassoon into one of… Read more
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cover of Bulldog Drummond (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

Bulldog Drummond (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

by F. Richard Jones (director); Sidney Howard (screenwriter); Herman C. McNeile writing as Sapper (novel); Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant (starring)

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Published
1929
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N.p.: N.p., 1929. Dialogue Draft script for the 1929 film. With holograph pencil annotations on the front wrapper and throughout. Based on H.C. McNeile's 1920 novel "Bulldog Drummond." A former army captain bored with civilian life aids a young woman whose uncle has been wrongly committed to a psychiatric institution. The third Bulldog Drummond film to be released,… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of the Olympia Theatre in New Haven, CT, circa 1925

Original photograph of the Olympia Theatre in New Haven, CT, circa 1925

by Olympia Theatre (subject); Vincent Studios (photographer)

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1925
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N.p.: N.p., 1925. Vintage double weight photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre, circa 1925, with the marquee advertising F. Harmon Weight's 1925 film "Drusilla with a Million." The Olympia Theatre, located at 140-144 Temple Street in New Haven, Connecticut, opened on September 13, 1915, seated 2,373, and was equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. It changed… Read more
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cover of The Truthful Liar (Original screenplay for the 1922 film)

The Truthful Liar (Original screenplay for the 1922 film)

by Thomas N. Heffron (director); Percy Heath, Will J. Payne (screenwriters); Wanda Hawley, Edward Hearn, Charles A. Stevenson, Casson Ferguson (starring)

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Published
1922
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1922. Draft script for the 1922 film. The film is now considered lost. Tess (Wanda Hawley) is a social climber who is neglected by her hardworking husband, David (Edward Hearn). She decides to go on a date with ex-suitor Arthur Sinclair (Casson Ferguson) to a casino, which is robbed while they are there. Her… Read more
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cover of Thunder (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

Thunder (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

by William Nigh (director); Byron Morgan, Ann Price (screenwriters); Lon Chaney, Wally Albright, Frances Morris (starring)

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1929
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1929. Draft script for the 1929 silent film. Holograph pencil annotations throughout by an unknown editor, with an unsigned typescript note of revisions to producer Hunt Stromberg bound in at the front of the script. Lon Chaney's penultimate film appearance, and his last silent film, as he would develop walking pneumonia during… Read more
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cover of Mr. Wu (Original screenplay for the 1927 film)

Mr. Wu (Original screenplay for the 1927 film)

by William Night (director); Louise Jordan Miln, Lorna Moon (screenwriters); Harold Owen, Maurice Vernon (playwrights); Lon Chaney, Renee Adoree, Gertrude Olmstead, Anna May Wong (starring)

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Published
1926
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1926. Draft script for the 1927 Silent film. Based on the 1913 yellow peril play by Henry Maurice Vernon and Harold Owen, and previously adapted for the screen in 1919, directed by Maurice Elvey, and starring Matheson Lang. Lon Chaney, in full yellowface, murders his daughter after discovering she loves the son… Read more
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cover of Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen] (Original German program for the 1929 film)

Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen] (Original German program for the 1929 film)

by George Wilhelm [G.W.] Pabst (director); Louise Brooks (starring)

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1929
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Berlin: Film-Kurier, 1929. Original program for the legendary 1929 silent film. Replete with beautiful gravure-printed production photographs, including a stunning deep focus shot on the rear panel from a party scene in the film, with Louise Brooks at the center of attention. Film-Kurier was the first German film journal, published daily beginning in 1919. Film-Kurier's classic era… Read more
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cover of Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Original screenplay for the 1928 film, original typescript with red intertitles)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Original screenplay for the 1928 film, original typescript with red intertitles)

by Herbert Brenon (director); Elizabeth Meehan (screenwriter); Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Nils Asther, Cissy Fitzgerald (starring)

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Published
1927
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1927. Shooting script for the 1928 film. Original typescript with descriptive text in black type and intertitles in red type. Holograph ink and pencil annotations on the front wrapper, noting starring performers, draft type, and crediting screenwriter Meehan. With a few annotations in holograph pencil throughout. Based on the 1923 Broadway play… Read more
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cover of Hotel Imperial (First Hungarian Edition, photoplay screenplay edition)

Hotel Imperial (First Hungarian Edition, photoplay screenplay edition)

by Lajos Biro

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1927
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Budapest: Singer es Wolfner Irodalmi Intezet, 1927. First Hungarian Edition. Screenplay for the 1927 silent film, a photoplay edition with a photographic image of the film's star, Pola Negri, on the front wrapper. With the logo of the film's Hungarian distributor, Royal Apollo, on the front wrapper at the bottom right corner. Biro wrote the 1917 play,… Read more
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cover of 4 Devils [Four Devils] (Original herald from the 1928 film)

4 Devils [Four Devils] (Original herald from the 1928 film)

by F.W. Murnau (director); Janet Gaynor (starring)

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Published
1928
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Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1928. Original three-color herald for the 1928 silent film, with overprints in red ink on the verso added to promote the sound version, released shortly after the initial version, reading "The latest talking sensation!" and "Janet Gaynor / Talking for the first time on the screen." All of Murnau's American films are available… Read more
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