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image of Original photograph of actor Fritz Leiber, circa 1930s

Original photograph of actor Fritz Leiber, circa 1930s

by Leiber, Fritz (subject)

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Published
1930
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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Vintage photograph of actor Fritz Leiber, circa 1930s. Not to be confused with science fiction author Fritz Leiber, Jr., who was the son of the actor. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly curled, with diagonal creases to the top left corner, and a couple of small chips at the margins.
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Somewhere in the Night (Original Pressbook for the 1946 film)

by Mankiewicz, Joseph L. (director, screenwriter); Marvin Browsky (story); Howard Dimsdale (screenwriter); John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan (starring)

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Published
1946
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Original pressbook for the 1948 film noir. A quintessential "amnesia victim as protagonist" noir with superior dialogue and presentation (courtesy of the talented Joseph L. Mankiewicz), "Somewhere in the Night" stars John Hodiak as a war veteran suffering from complete memory loss, with only two clues to his past: a bitter letter… Read more
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Rope of Sand (Original photograph from the set of the 1949 film)

by Dieterle, William (director); Nat Dallinger (photographer); Walter Doniger, John Paxton (screenwriters) Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Corinne Calvet (starring)

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Published
1949
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$325.00

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New York: King Features Syndicate, 1949. Vintage photograph of Burt Lancaster and Corinne Calvert on the set from the 1949 film noir. "Inside Hollywood by Nat Dallinger" mimeo snipe and "Mar 18 1949" stamp on the verso. A noirish adventure about Paul Vogel (Paul Henreid), a sadistic police inspector stationed somewhere in Africa, where he hopes… Read more
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$325.00
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Down to the Sea in Ships (Original screenplay for the 1949 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); John Lee Mahin, Sy Bartlett (screenwriters); Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Gene Lockhart (starring)

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Published
1948
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Second Revised / First Draft Continuity script for the 1949 film. Production No. 143 and copy No. 7, SECOND REVISED, and RIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY all rubber stamped on front wrapper. Single annotation in script, in holograph pencil, on the verso of page 70 listing three names. Whaling ship captain Bering Joy (Lionel… Read more
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$450.00
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Don Juan Quilligan [Two-Faced Quilligan] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

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

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Published
1944
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "Two-Faced Quilligan." Production No. 911 and copy No. 6 rubber stamped on the front wrapper, with SHOOTING FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. Single annotation in the script, in holograph pencil, noting three names, on the verso… Read more
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Ride, Kelly, Ride [Corncob Kelly's Benefit] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

by Foster, Norman (director); Peter B. Kyne (story); William Conselman Jr., Irving Cumming Jr. (screenwriters); Eugene Pallette, Marvin Stephens, Rita Quigley (starring)

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Published
1940
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final Draft script for the 1941 film, here under the working title "Corncob Kelly's Benefit." Production No. 301 and copy No. 105 rubber stamped on front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. Single annotation, in holograph pencil, of two names on verso of page 119. Eight blue revision pages… Read more
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The Red Pony (Collection of four original photographs from the 1949 film)

by Steinbeck, John (novella, screenwriter); Lewis Milestone (director); Donald Biddle Keyes (still photographer); Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern, Shepperd Strudwick (starring)

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Published
1949
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$575.00

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North Hollywood: Republic Pictures, 1949. Collection of four vintage photographs, two studio still photographs and two publicity photographs, one iconic photograph of Robert Mitchum, and one headshot of Shepperd Studwick, from the 1949 film. Based on the novella by John Steinbeck, who also wrote the screenplay, published in full in 1937. A young boy (Peter… Read more
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Son of Dracula (Original photograph from the 1943 film)

by Siodmak, Robert (director); Curt Siodmak (story); Eric Taylor (screenwriter); Lon Chaney, Jr., Robert Page, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers (starring)

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Published
1943
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$750.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1943. Vintage publicity photograph of Lon Chaney, Jr. and Louise Allbritton from the 1943 film. Mimeo snipe and "Photofest" label, obscuring a "Carlos Clarens Collection" stamp, on the verso. The third Dracula film from the Universal Classic Monster series, preceded by "Dracula" (1931), directed by Tod Browning, starring Bela Lugosi, and… Read more
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$750.00
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Ten Gentlemen from West Point (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); Malvin Wald (story); Richard Maibaum (screenwriter); George Montomery, Maureen O'Hara, John Sutton (starring)

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Published
1941
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Revised Shooting Final Draft script for the 1942 film. Production No. 574 and copy No. 7, studio "Received" (dated Dec 9, 1941), and "Permanent Legal Records" all rubber stamped on the front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. One annotation in holograph pencil of three names on the verso… Read more
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Sitting Pretty (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

by Lang, Walter (director); Gwen Davenport (novel); F. Hugh Herbert (screenwriter); Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Web (starring)

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Published
1947
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$250.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Final Draft script for the 1948 film, with "Received" and "Permanent Legal Records" stamps and two holograph annotations in pencil on front wrapper and annotation of names on verso of final page in holograph pencil. Harry and Tracey King (Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara) put an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter… Read more
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Take it or Leave It (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

by Stoloff, Benjamin (director); Mac Benoff, Harold Buchman, Snag Werris (screenwriters); Phil Baker, Edward Ryan, Madge Meredith (starring)

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Published
1944
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Final Draft script for the 1944 film, with name of actor and entertainer Phil Silvers, who played himself in the film, in holograph pencil on top left of distribution page. Based on the popular radio series "Take It or Leave It" (1940-1949) starring host Phil Baker (which would later become the television… Read more
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Earthbound (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Pichel, Irving (director); Basil King (story), Samuel G. Engel, John Howard Lawson (screenwriters); Warner Baxter, Andrea Leeds, Lynn Bari (starring)

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Published
1940
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$850.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final draft script for the 1940 film. Notation on front wrapper in holograph purple ink adding ".9A" to the production number. Notations in holograph pencil in script adding tics to dialogue and names on the verso of pages. Laid in are 3 blue "retake" pages dated after principal photography had been completed. A… Read more
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$850.00
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Without Reservations (Original photograph from the set of the 1946 film)

by Allen, Jane and Mae Livingston (novel); Mervyn LeRoy (director); Andrew Solt (screenwriter); Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Louella Parsons (starring)

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Published
1946
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$200.00

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Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1946. Vintage studio photograph of Mervyn LeRoy and Louella Parsons rehearsing on the set of the 1946 film. Based on the obscure 1946 pulp novel by Jane Allen and Mae Livingston, about a best selling novelist who meets Marine who she thinks is perfect for the lead in an upcoming film adaptation,… Read more
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Those Were the Days! [At Good Old Siwash] (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Reed, Theodore (director); George Fitch (novel); Don Hartman (screenwriter); William Holden, Bonita Granville, Judith Barrett (starring)

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Published
1939
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Draft script for the 1930 film, here under the working title "At Good Old Siwash," with "Those Were the Days" written in holograph pencil above title. Paramount "Return to Story Dept .." and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Middle-aged couple Petey… Read more
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Typhoon (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by King, Louis (director); Steve Fisher (story); Allen Rivkin (screenwriter); Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman (starring)

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Published
1939
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$475.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Draft script for the 1940 film, with the name of uncredited screenwriter Leonard Lee in holograph pencil over date on lower left. Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps and holograph annotation in pencil on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Paramount's 1940 Technicolor south seas adventure.… Read more
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$475.00
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Daybreak (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Lang, Fritz (director); Jay Dratler (screenwriter); David O. Selznick (producer)

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Published
1945
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$225.00

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Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1945. Incomplete First Draft Shooting script for an unproduced film called "Daybreak," written for screen by Jay Dratler, whose film credits include "Laura" (1944), "The Dark Corner" (1946), "Call Northside 777" (1948), "Pitfall" (1948), and "Impact" (1949). Fritz Lang's only effort with Selznick, also known as "Dawning." Intended for Ingrid Bergman, the project… Read more
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$225.00
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Manhattan Heartbeat [Marriage in Transit] (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Burton, David (director); Harold Buchman, Clark Andrews, Jack Jungmeyer, Edith Skouras (screenwriter); Vina Delmar (novel); Robert Sterling, Virginia Gilmore (starring)

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Published
1940
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final script for the 1940 film. With holograph pencil and ink annotations to the front wrapper and title page. A loose adaptation of the pre-Code melodrama "Bad Girl" (1931), which was in turn based on the 1928 novel by Vina Delmar. Newlyweds Johnny and Dottie have trouble staying within their budget due to… Read more
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$150.00
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Bombay Clipper (Original post-production screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Rawlins, John (director); Roy Chanslor, Stanley Rubin (screenwriters); William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Maria Montez (starring)

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Published
1941
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1941. Post-production script for the 1942 film. An aviation drama celebrating Pan-American oceanic flyers, wherein a young foreign correspondent agrees to take on one last mission to investigate a missing jewels case in Bombay, India before retiring his wings and settling down with his fiancee. An early appearance by noted Dominican actress and so-called… Read more
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Another Part of the Forest (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)

by Gordon, Michael (director); Vladimir Pozner (screenwriter); Lillian Hellman (play); Fredric March, Dan Duryea, Florence Eldridge, Edmond O'Brien (starring)

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Published
1947
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Universal City: Universal-International, 1947. Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1948 film, here under the working title "Destiny of a Woman" on the front wrapper. With a few faint holograph pencil annotations. Based on the 1946 Broadway play, and a prequel to the 1941 film "The Little Foxes." In the fictional town of Bowden, Alabama, the wealthy Hubbard… Read more
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Conspirator (Original screenplay for the 1949 film)

by Saville, Victor (director); Sally Benson (screenwriter); Humphrey Slater (novel); Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor (starring)

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Published
1948
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Culver City, CA: MGM, 1948. Composite script for the 1949 film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. Based on the 1949 Red Scare novel, wherein a young American newlywed learns her husband is a spy for the Soviet Union, and forces him to choose between their love and his dedication to the Communist cause. Elizabeth Taylor's… Read more
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