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The Fly (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Kurt Neumann (director); James Clavell (screenwriter); David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall (starring)

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1958
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958. Final script for the 1958 film. Based on a 1957 short story by George Langelaan, about a scientist who is transformed into a grotesque, human-fly hybrid after his experiments with a matter-transportation machine go very wrong. A breakthrough hit for actor Vincent Price as well as director Kurt Neumann, although Neumann would… Read more
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Godzilla (Original photograph from the 1954 film)

by Ishiro Honda (director, screenwriter); Takeo Murata, Shigeru Kayama (screenwriters); Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Fuyuki Murakami (starring)

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Published
1954
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Tokyo: Toho Company, 1954. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1954 film, showing Godzilla in the process of destroying Tokyo Bridge. The first entry in the long-running, wildly popular Godzilla franchise. Generally believed to be the first kaiju film, a Japanese sub-genre featuring giant monsters attacking cities and engaging in violent confrontation with the military and other… Read more
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image of For Lovers and Others [Unser Wunderland bei Nacht] (Original photograph from the 1959 German anthology film)

For Lovers and Others [Unser Wunderland bei Nacht] (Original photograph from the 1959 German anthology film)

by Jurgen Roland, Hans Heinrich, Reinhard Eisner (directors); Wolfgang Menge, Ernst Hasselbach, Gustav Lehmann (screenwriters); Paul Esser, Hilde Sessak, Angelika Meissner, Monika Peitsch (starring)

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Published
1959
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N.p.: Gotham Film Releasing, 1959. Vintage studio still photograph from the country of origin (Germany) release of the 1959 film, a triumph of lighting that shows actress Cora Roberts stripping behind a curtain. An anthology film consisting of three stories set in West Germany, with a running theme of sexual and violent misdeeds. 10 x… Read more
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image of Five Pennies (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong, Lucille Wilson, and Danny Kaye on the set of the 1959 film)

Five Pennies (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong, Lucille Wilson, and Danny Kaye on the set of the 1959 film)

by Melville Shavelson (director); Robert Smith, Jack Rose (screenwriters); Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino (starring)

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1959
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1959. Vintage reference photograph of actor Danny Kaye telling a joke to actor Louis Armstrong and Armstrong's wife Lucille on the set of the 1959 film. Printed mimeo snipe and cropping annotations to the verso. Based on the rise to success of jazz cornet player and bandleader Loring Red Nichols. Nominated for four Academy… Read more
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image of The Sun Also Rises (Original photograph of Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of the 1957 film)

The Sun Also Rises (Original photograph of Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of the 1957 film)

by Henry King (director); Ernest Hemingway (novel); Peter Viertel (screenwriter); Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn (starring)

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Published
1957
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Vintage borderless reference photograph of producer Darryl F. Zanuck with a camera crew on the set of the 1957 film. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. A fairly faithful adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel, about a group of British and American expatriates in Paris who travel to Pamplona to watch… Read more
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Rebel Without a Cause (Two original photographs of James Dean from the 1955 film)

by Nicholas Ray (director); Robert Lindner (book); Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman (screenwriters); James Dean, Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo (starring)

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Published
1955
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N.p.: N.p., 1955. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1955 film, both showing actor James Dean. Nicholas Ray's searing study of juvenile delinquency, generational divide, and moral decay in suburban America, loosely based on Robert Lindner's 1944 book "Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath." Released less than a month after Dean's death, the… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Alida Valli, circa 1950s

Original photograph of Alida Valli, circa 1950s

by Alida Valli (subject)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage borderless photograph of actress Alida Valli looking into a mirror, circa 1950s. The Italian-born actress first gained recognition in the US after signing a contract with David Selznick, leading to her appearances in "The Paradine Case" (1947), "The Miracle of the Bells" (1948), and "The Third Man" (1949). She returned to Europe in… Read more
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image of Bonjour Tristesse (Original photograph from the set of the 1958 film)

Bonjour Tristesse (Original photograph from the set of the 1958 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Francoise Sagan (novel); Arthur Laurents (screenwriter); Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, Mylene Demongeot (starring)

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1958
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1958. Vintage reference photograph taken on the set of the 1958 film, showing a car scene with actors Mylene Demongeot, David Niven, and Jean Seberg, while a camera crew captures the shot in the foreground. With a provenance stamp to the verso. Based on the 1954 novel by Francoise Sagan. A teenage… Read more
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Le Guerisseur [Comme le sucre dans le cafe...] (Original treatment script for the 1953 film)

by Yves Ciampi (director, screenwriter); Jacques-Laurent Bost, Pierre Very (screenwriters); Jean Marais, Daniele Delorme, Maurice Ronet, Dieter Borsche (starring)

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Published
1953
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N.p.: N.p., 1953. Treatment script for the 1953 film, here under the working title "Comme le sucre dans le cafe...". Text in French. A doctor turned homeopath poaches patients from his former medical colleagues, but is challenged when his shady treatment further endangers the life of a woman with a brain tumor. Set in Brittany, France. … Read more
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Ace in the Hole [The Big Carnival] (Post-production script for the 1951 film)

by Billy Wilder (director, screenwriter, producer); Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman (screenwriters); Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall (starring)

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Published
1951
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1951. Post-production Release Dialogue script for the 1951 film. Billy Wilder's masterpiece, a daylight noir, unapologetically cynical, threaded with a scathing commentary on the brutality of media madness that is every bit as relevant today as it was in 1950, or a hundred years before that. Nominated for one Academy Award. White… Read more
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image of Torpedo Run (Original set of storyboards from the 1958 film)

Torpedo Run (Original set of storyboards from the 1958 film)

by Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster (starring); Joseph Pevney (director); Richard Sale, William Wister Haines (screenwriters);

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1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Set of storyboards from the 1958 film. Laid in with the set are three loose leaves featuring storyboard art. The commander of an US submarine is tasked with destroying the Japanese aircraft carrier responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Written for the screen by noted novelist William Wister Haines. Set in the… Read more
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image of Hot Rod Gang (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1958 film)

Hot Rod Gang (Collection of 15 original photographs from the 1958 film)

by Lew Landers (director); Lou Rusoff (screenwriter); John Ashley, Jody Fair, Steve Drexel (starring)

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Published
1958
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1958. Collection of 15 vintage studio still photographs from the 1958 film. A teenage heir with a penchant for hot rod racing faces the loss of his substantial inheritance due to his extreme lifestyle. Released as a double feature with "High School Hellcats." 8 x 10 inches. Very Good… Read more
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Carousel (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

by Henry King (director); Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II (musical); Ferenc Molnar (play); Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron (screenwriters); Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick (starring)

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Published
1955
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955. Final Shooting script for the 1956 film. Based on the 1945 musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, in turn based on the 1909 play "Liliom" by Ferenc Molnar. A former carousel barker dies in the process of committing a robbery, but is granted the opportunity to return to Earth for… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Elia Kazan and his father, circa 1950s

Original photograph of Elia Kazan and his father, circa 1950s

by Elia Kazan (subject); Martin Harris (photographer)

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1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph of director Elia Kazan reading the newspaper in his midtown New York apartment, with his father George sitting to his right. With the stamp of PIX agency on the verso, crediting photographer Martin Harris. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh dancing, circa 1950s

Original photograph of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh dancing, circa 1950s

by Tony; Curtis Janet Leigh (subjects); Jack Albin (photographer)

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1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage oversize borderless black and white photograph of actor Tony Curtis dancing with his then-wife, actress Janet Leigh, at Romanoff's restaurant, circa 1950s. With the stamp of photographer Jack Albin on the verso. Curtis and Leigh's sudden elopement in 1951 generated some controversy for both actors, and went against the wishes of Universal-International studio,… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Danny Thomas at the LA Examiner's Christmas Benefit, 1952

Original photograph of Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Danny Thomas at the LA Examiner's Christmas Benefit, 1952

by Dean; Martin Jerry Lewis, Danny Thomas (subjects); Phil Stern (photographer)

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Published
1952
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N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage oversize borderless black and white reference photograph of Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Danny Thomas at the Los Angeles Examiner's annual Christmas Benefit in 1952. With the stamps of Photoplay magazine and photographer Phil Stern on the verso. The Los Angeles Examiner, a newspaper founded in 1903 by William Randolph Hearst, held an… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini in Rome, 1957

Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini in Rome, 1957

by Ingrid; Bergman Roberto Rossellini (subjects)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Vintage oversize black and white photograph of director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman arriving in Rome in 1957. With a newspaper clipping affixed to the verso with a stamp noting the date NOV 3 1957. Bergman relocated to Europe for several years following the public exposure of her extramarital affair with Rossellini in 1950.… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Anthony Perkins, circa 1950s

Original photograph of Anthony Perkins, circa 1950s

by Anthony Perkins (subject); Bill Avery (photographer)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage borderless oversize black and white photograph of actor Anthony Perkins, circa 1950s. With the stamps of photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso. Shot early in his career, before Perkins played his best-known role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho." Bill Avery worked as a… Read more
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image of Original publicity portrait photograph of Jack Palance, circa 1951

Original publicity portrait photograph of Jack Palance, circa 1951

by Jack Palance (subject); Gene Kornman (photographer)

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Published
1951
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951. Vintage oversize borderless publicity portrait photograph of actor Jack Palance, circa 1951. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of Twentieth Century-Fox crediting photographer Gene Kornman. Palance made his first big break on Broadway, as Marlon Brando's understudy in "A Streetcar Named Desire," directed by Elia… Read more
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image of Elena et les Hommes [Elena and Her Men] (Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman on the set of the 1956 French film)

Elena et les Hommes [Elena and Her Men] (Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman on the set of the 1956 French film)

by Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter); Jean Serge (screenwriter); Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer (starring)

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Published
1956
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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph of actress Ingrid Bergman filing her nails on the set of the 1956 film. With the stamps of Match magazine, Photo Garofalo, and Gamma picture agency on the verso. In turn-of-the-century France, a young Polish princess agrees to marry a wealthy older man to save her family from the… Read more
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