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Come On Marines! (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); Philip Wylie (story), Joel Sayre, Bryon Morgan (screenwriters); Richard Arlen, Ida Lupino, Roscoe Karns (starring)

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1934
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N.p.: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Final draft script for the 1934 film, with two annotations in holograph pencil and Paramount "File Copy" stamp on front wrapper. Laid in are four blue revision pages, dated 1-20-34, "Changes in Scene A-28," with Paramount "File Copy" stamp and one annotation in holograph pencil on first page. US Marine Sergeant "Lucky" Davis (Richard… Read more
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Broadway Melody of 1938 [Broadway Melody of 1937] (Original photograph of Buddy Ebsen from the 1937 film)

by Ruth, Roy Del (director); Jack McGowan (screenwriter); Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Judy Garland (starring)

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1937
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1937. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1938 film musical, showing actor Buddy Ebsen, dressed as a jockey astride a horse. With an ink stamp to the verso identifying the film by its working title "Broadway Melody of 1937", along with the reference number 988-14B. A backstage musical revue, most notable for featuring… Read more
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Original photograph of Tony Martin, 1938

by Martin, Tony (subject)

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1938
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Vintage reference photograph of actor Tony Martin to publicize the 1938 film "Sally, Irene, and Mary". With a mimeo snipe to the verso. Martin performed as a singer and actor for over seven decades, most notably in "The Big Store" (1941) and "Two Tickets to Broadway" (1951). 8 x 10 inches. Very… Read more
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Show Them No Mercy! (Original photograph of Cesar Romero and Bruce Cabot from the 1935 film)

by Marshall, George (director); Kubec Glasmon, Henry Lehrman (screenwriters); Rochelle Hudson, Cesar Romero, Bruce Cabot, Edward Norris (starring)

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1935
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935. Vintage reference photograph from the 1935 film, showing actors Cesar Romero and Bruce Cabot. With a mimeo snipe to the verso. Two men seeking respite from the rain accidentally wander into a kidnapper's hideout. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly curled, with faint fading and toning. … Read more
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The Soldier and the Lady (Original photograph of Elizabeth Allan and Fay Bainter from the 1937 film)

by Nicholls Jr., George (director); Jules Verne (novel); Mortimer Offner, Anthony Veiller, Anne Morrison Chapin (screenwriters); Anton Walbrook, Elizabeth Allan, Margot Grahame (starring)

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1937
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Santa Monica, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1937. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1937 film, showing actors Elizabeth Allan and Fay Bainter. Based on the 1876 novel "Michel Strogoff", following a Russian courier as he travels cross-country to deliver a message to the troops on the Tartar battlefront. Set in Russia. 10 x 8… Read more
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Original photograph of Joan Carroll, circa 1937

by Carroll, Joan (subject)

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1937
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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Vintage press portrait photograph of child actress Joan Carroll to publicize the 1937 film "One Mile From Heaven", which was Carroll's first credited film appearance. Carroll began her stage career at age four, appearing in several supporting film roles in 1937. She had a breakthrough appearance in "Primrose Path" in 1940 as Ginger Rogers' younger… Read more
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King of the Jungle (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

by Humberstone, H. Bruce (director); Max Marcin (director, screenwriter); Charles Thurley Stoneham (novel); Philip Wylie, Fred Niblo Jr. (screenwriters); Buster Crabbe, Frances Dee, Sidney Toler (starring)

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Published
1932
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Revised Final script for the 1933 film, with one annotation in holograph pencil and Paramount "File Copy Return to Story Dept.," "Master File," and "File Copy" stamps on front wrapper. One annotation in holograph pencil to "CAST" page adding actor Buster Crabbe's name to lead character Kaspa. Script divided into sequences, as was customary… Read more
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Wharf Angel [The Man Who Broke His Heart] (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Menzies, William Cameron, George Somnes (directors); Frederick Schlick (play); Samuel Hoffenstein, Frank Partos, Stephen Morehouse Avery (screenwriters); Victor McLaglen, Dorothy Dell, Preston Foster (starring)

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Published
1933
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Final script for the 1934 film, here under the working title "The Man Who Broke His Heart," with an annotation in holograph pencil, and Paramount "Return to Story Dept.," "Master File," and "File Copy" stamps on front wrapper. Script written prior to casting Dorothy Dell, whose "Cast" page lists all principal actors except Dell.… Read more
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Twenty Million Sweethearts [Hot Air] (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Enright, Ray (director); Warren Duff, Harry Sauber (screenwriters); Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Pat O'Brien (starring)

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Published
1933
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1933. Final Draft script for the 1934 pre-Code film musical, here under the working title "Hot Air." Holograph annotations in pencil on front wrapper and throughout. Multiple leaves watermarked with the name of the mimeograph company "Waterfalls Mimeograph duplication." A pre-Code musical comedy following a singing waiter on his rise to fame as a… Read more
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Tom Sawyer (Original screenplay for the 1930 film)

by Cromwell, John (director); Mark Twain (novel); Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Sam Mintz (screenwriters); Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green (starring)

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Published
1930
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N.p.: N.p., 1930. First White script for the 1930 pre-Code film, the first talking picture adaptation of Twain's novel. Screenplay divided into nine alphabetical Sequences, A through J (omitting I, presumably as issued). Housed in a custom green cloth, green quarter leather clamshell box, with rounded spine, raised bands, and titles in gilt. John Cromwell's "Tom Sawyer"… Read more
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Angel (Original screenplay for the 1937 film)

by Lubitsch, Ernest (director); Melchior Lengyel (play); Guy Bolton, Russell Medcaft (English translation play); Samson Raphaelson (screenwriter); Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas (starring)

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Published
1937
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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Draft script for the 1937 film. Character of Mary Field, with the actress' name, Suzanne Kaaren (uncredited in the final film), written in, at the bottom of the cast list on the "CAST" page, with a few pages with minor proofreading emendations in holograph pencil. Screenplay divided into eight alphabetical Sequences, A through H. Housed… Read more
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Rulers of the Sea [Ruler of the Seas] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Lloyd, Frank (director); Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett, Richard Collins (screenwriter); Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood, Will Fyffe (starring)

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Published
1939
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Second Buff script for the 1939 film, here under the working title "Ruler of the Seas." Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Inspired by the success of "Lloyds of London" (1936), Paramount made a series of million-dollar "spectacles" revolving… Read more
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Say It in French (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

by Stone, Andrew L. (director); Jacques Deval (play); Frederick J. Jackson (screenwriter); Ray Milland, Olympe Bradna, Irene Hervey (starring)

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1938
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Draft script for the 1938 film. Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Harebrained comedy wherein international golf champion Richard "Ricky" Carrington Jr. (Ray Milland) returns home to New York with his new Parisian wife Julie (Olympe Bradna) only… Read more
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A Holy Terror [Wyoming Wonder] (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

by Cummings, Irving (director); Ralph Block, Myron C. Fagan, Al Cohn (screenwriters); George O'Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, Humphrey Bogart (starring)

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Published
1931
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Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Draft script for the 1931 Western film, here under the working title "Wyoming Wonder." Copy belonging to an unknown Fox Film Corporation employee, with her name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and a few brief annotations in pencil throughout. Based on the 1919 novel by Max Brand. The socialite son of… Read more
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Sins of Man [Turmoil] (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

by Brower, Otto (director); Samuel G. Engel (screenwriter); Joseph Roth (novel); Jean Hershold, Don Ameche, Allen Jenkins (starring)

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Published
1936
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936. Final Shooting script for the 1936 film, here under the working title "Turmoil." With holograph annotations in ink and blue pencil to the front wrapper and title page, and a single holograph pencil notation to the verso of page 80. Based on the 1930 novel "Job." Grieved by the death of his… Read more
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Wings Over Honolulu (Original post-production screenplay for the 1937 film)

by Potter, H.C. (director); Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw (screenwriter); Wendy Barrie, Ray Milland, Kent Taylor, Louise Beavers (starring)

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1937
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1937. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1937 film. With a single holograph pencil notation. A young woman relocates with her Navy pilot husband to his base in Honolulu, Hawaii, and tries to adapt to the challenges of military life. An early appearance by breakthrough African American actor Louise Beavers, known for her… Read more
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Madame Spy (Original post-production script for the 1934 film)

by Freund, Karl (director); William Hurlbut (screenwriter); Max Kimmich (novel); Fay Wray, Nils Asther (starring)

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Published
1934
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1934. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1934 film. A remake of the 1932 German drama "Unter Falscher Flagge." An Austrian diplomat is unaware that his wife is secretly a Russian spy sent to gather information on him. White self wrappers, noted as CONTINUITY & DIALOGUE on the front wrapper, noted… Read more
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Champagne Charlie (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

by Tinling, James (director); Allen Rivkin (screenwriter); Paul Cavanaugh, Helen Wood (starring)

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Published
1935
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Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, 1935. Final Shooting Script for the 1936 film, with holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. Included with the script is a bound set of revisions and retakes, dated February 28, 1936, also with holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. A gambling rogue seduces rich women in order to use their dowries to… Read more
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13 Hours by Air [Twenty Hours by Air] (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

by Leisen, Mitchell (director); Kenyon Nicholson, Bogart Rogers (screenwriter); Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, Zasu Pitts (starring)

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Published
1936
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1936. Continuity and Dialogue script (pre-production) for the 1936 film, here under the working title "Twenty Hours by Air." With faint holograph pencil annotations throughout. Typescript in black and red type. What should be a routine transcontinental flight from New York to San Francisco is complicated by its shady passengers, which include three jewel… Read more
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