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image of Don Juan Quilligan [Two Faced Quilligan] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

Don Juan Quilligan [Two Faced Quilligan] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by William Bendix, Joan Blondell, Phil Silvers (starring); Frank Tuttle (director); Herbert Clyde Lewis (story); Arthur Kober, Frank Gabrielson (screenwriters)

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Published
1944
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N.p.: N.p., 1944. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "Two Faced Quilligan," in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor whose New York accent and… Read more
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image of Youth Runs Wild (Archive of 259 original photographs from the 1944 film)

Youth Runs Wild (Archive of 259 original photographs from the 1944 film)

by Mark Robson (director); John Miehle, Ernest A. Bachrach (still photographers); John Fante, Ardel Wray (screenwriters); Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks, Glen Vernon (starring)

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Published
1944
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$450.00

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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1944. Collection of 259 vintage reference photographs from the 1944 film, including many candid shots, and three borderless test photographs with printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso. Test photographs with the stamp of still photographer Ernest A. Bachrach to the verso, all others with the stamp of still photographer John Miehle to… Read more
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Counter-Attack (Original screenplay for the 1944 film, actress Marguerite Chapman's copy)

by Zoltan Korda (director); John Howard Lawson (screenwriter); Mikhail Ruderman, Ilya Vershinin (playwrights); Janet Stevenson, Philip Stevenson (translators); Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller (starring)

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Published
1944
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$375.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1944. Revised Final Draft script for the 1944 film. Copy belonging to Marguerite Chapman, who played Lisa Elenko in the film, with name on final page in holograph pencil and holograph pencil annotations to her scenes throughout. Missing the last few leaves, very possibly as used by the actress. With rainbow revision pages throughout. … Read more
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image of Murder He Says (Vintage sheet music for the 1943 song, inscribed by composer Jimmy McHugh)

Murder He Says (Vintage sheet music for the 1943 song, inscribed by composer Jimmy McHugh)

by Frank Loesser (lyrics); Jimmy McHugh (music)

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Published
1943
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New York: Paramount Music Corporation, 1943. Vintage sheet music for the song "Murder He Says." INSCRIBED by composer Jimmy McHugh to the front wrapper: "To my pal Johnny / 'Murder' He Says / Jimmy McHugh." The song was originally sung by Betty Hutton in the 1943 film "Happy Go Lucky," directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Hutton… Read more
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image of Original publicity portrait photograph of James Stewart, circa 1948

Original publicity portrait photograph of James Stewart, circa 1948

by James Stewart (subject); Frank Powolny (photographer)

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Published
1948
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Vintage borderless oversize publicity portrait photograph of actor James Stewart, circa 1948. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, referencing Stewart's upcoming appearance in Henry Hathaway's 1948 film "Call Northside 777." 10.5 x 13.25 inches. Very Good plus, with a few light scuffs and edgewear.
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image of Original photograph of Bob Hope at a Dodgers benefit game, 1948

Original photograph of Bob Hope at a Dodgers benefit game, 1948

by Bob Hope (subject); Murray Garrett (photographer)

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Published
1948
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of actor and comedian Bob Hope about to score at a Dodgers benefit game, in 1948. With a newspaper clipping affixed to the verso, along with a date stamp reading SEP 5 1948 and the stamp of Graphic House Inc. crediting photographer Murray Garrett. Although Hope was a fanatical… Read more
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Original photograph of Glenn Ford, 1942

by Glenn Ford (subject); Bob Beerman (photographer)

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Published
1942
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$325.00

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New York: Dell Publishing, 1942. Vintage oversize borderless black and white photograph of actor Glenn Ford in a bathrobe and towel, performing his morning ablutions. With the stamp of photographer Bob Beerman on the verso, along with a Dell Publishing stamp dated APR 20 1942. In 1942 Ford participated in a 12-city tour to encourage Americans to… Read more
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Captain Kidd (Two original photographs from the 1945 film)

by Rowland V. Lee (director); Norman Reilly Raine (screenwriter); Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton (starring)

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Published
1945
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N.p.: N.p., 1945. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1945 film. With a library stamp on the verso, along with a holograph ink annotation noting No. 211. A dramatization of the life of ruthless, cutthroat pirate Captain William Kidd. Set in the Indian Ocean. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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This Land is Mine (Original screenplay for the 1943 film, copy inscribed by screenwriter Dudley Nichols to film critic Phil Scheuer)

by Jean Renoir (director); Dudley Nichols (screenwriter); Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders (starring)

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Published
1942
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$8,500.00

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Santa Ana, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1942. Final Draft screenplay for the 1942 film. Copy belonging to legendary screenwriter Dudley Nichols, inscribed by Nichols to Los Angeles Times film critic Phil Scheuer on the title page: "By Dudley Nichols / Confidential! / For Phil Scheuer from D. Nichols-with admiration." Nichols' ownership name is also in holograph pencil at the… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Orson Welles performing a magic show, circa 1943

Original photograph of Orson Welles performing a magic show, circa 1943

by Orson Welles (subject)

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Published
1943
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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph of director Orson Welles in a striped dressing gown and fez, performing a magic trick for two US servicemen. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and… Read more
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The Ghost of Frankenstein (Original photograph of Lon Chaney Jr. from the 1942 film)

by Lon; Chaney Jr. Bela Lugosi, Ralph Bellamy (starring); Erle C. Kenton (director); W. Scott Darling (screenwriter)

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Published
1942
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1942. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1942 film, showing actor Lon Chaney Jr. as Frankenstein. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. The fourth film in Universal Pictures' Frankenstein series, preceded by "Frankenstein" (1931), "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), and "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), and the first to star Chaney as… Read more
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Love Without Love (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, carbon typescript)

by Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter); Eliot Gibbons (screenwriter)

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Published
1948
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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Draft carbon typescript screenplay for an unproduced film. Screenwriter Eliot Gibbons worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Republic Studios for most of his career. He was best known for his aviation pictures, most notably "Storm Over the Andes" (1935), "Flight at Midnight" (1939), and "Sky Raiders" (1941). While hiding out from his wife and business… Read more
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Two-Faced Woman (Original photograph from the 1941 film)

by George Cukor (director); S.N. Behrman, Salka Viertel, George Oppenheimer (screenwriters); Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Constance Bennett, Roland Young (starring)

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Published
1941
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Vintage reference photograph from the set of the 1941 film, showing actor Melvyn Douglas sitting next to director George Cukor, who is standing and making a point. With the stamp of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the verso, along with a holograph pencil annotation noting the date 24-5-42, and a small newspaper clipping in Spanish. … Read more
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image of You'll Find Out (Original photograph of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre from the 1940 film)

You'll Find Out (Original photograph of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre from the 1940 film)

by Boris; Karloff Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Kay Kyser (starring); David Butler (director, screenwriter); James V. Kern, Monte Brice, Andrew Bennison, R. T. M. Scott (screenwriters)

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Published
1940
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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Vintage reference photograph from the 1940 film, showing actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre. A popular band takes on a job performing at a wealthy heiress' birthday bash in her large, haunted mansion. 10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light adhesive residue and wear to the corners.
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image of The Spanish Main (Original photograph from the 1945 film)

The Spanish Main (Original photograph from the 1945 film)

by Frank Borzage (director); John Miehle (photographer); George Worthing Yates, Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenwriters); Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Mike Mazurki (starring)

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Published
1945
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Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1945. Vintage reference photograph from the 1945 film, showing actors Paul Henreid and Maureen O'Hara. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of RKO Radio Pictures photographer John Miehle, along with a holograph ink annotation noting No. 211. A Dutch captain turns to piracy after being… Read more
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B.F.'s Daughter (Collection of three original photographs from the 1948 film)

by Robert Z. Leonard (director); Ed Hubbell (photographer); Luther Davis (screenwriter); Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart (starring)

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Published
1948
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1948. Collection of three vintage vintage black-and-white double weight matte finish studio still reference photographs from the 1948 film. From the collection of actor Van Heflin, who played Thomas Brett in the film, in his personal tabbed file folder. Numerical rubber stamps on the versos. Based on John P. Marquand's 1946 novel.… Read more
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The Magnificent Dope [The Magnificent Jerk] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Walter Lang (director); Joseph Schrank (story); George Seaton (screenwriter); Henry Fonda, Lynn Bari, Don Ameche (starring)

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Published
1942
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Final Draft script for the 1942 film, here under the working title "The Magnificent Jerk." Production No. 647, and copy No.1 stamped on the front wrapper, with FINAL printedd at the top right corner of same. Single annotation on title page amending title with "Dope," in holograph pencil. Laid in is a credit sequence… Read more
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image of Mildred Pierce (Original photograph of Joan Crawford, Michael Curtiz, and Phillip Terry on the set)

Mildred Pierce (Original photograph of Joan Crawford, Michael Curtiz, and Phillip Terry on the set)

by Joan; Crawford Michael Curtiz, Phillip Terry (subjects)

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Published
1944
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N.p.: N.p., 1944. Vintage publicity photograph of director Michael Curtiz, actress Joan Crawford and her third husband, Phillip Terry, and crew members, on the set of "Mildred Pierce" in 1944. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Crawford's appearance in the film was considered her screen comeback, following her 1943 departure from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.… Read more
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Framed (Original post-production screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Harold D. Schuster (director); Roy Chanslor (screenwriter); Frank Albertson, Constance Moore, Jerome Cowan, Robert Armstrong, Sidney Blackmer (starring)

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Published
1939
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1939. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1940 film. A young journalist finds himself unjustly accused of murder. White titled wrappers, noted as production No. 1033, dated DECEMBER 19, 1939, with credits for director Harold D. Schuster and actors Frank Albertson, Constance Moore, Jerome Cowan, and others. Title page integral… Read more
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Phantom Lady (Original post-production script for the 1944 film)

by Robert Siodmak (director); Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenwriter); William Irish (novel); Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis (starring)

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Published
1944
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Post-production Dialogue and Continuity script for the 1944 film. Robert Siodmak's first Hollywood noir, and one of the finest in the canon. Based on Cornell Woolrich's first novel, written in 1942, about a secretary who searches for the titular lady to clear her boss' name before he is executed for murdering… Read more
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