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Red Sun (Collection of five original photographs from the 1971 film)

by Young, Terence (director); Laird Koenig (story); Denne Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence Roman (screenwriters); Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon (starring)

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Published
1971
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New York: National General Pictures, 1971. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1971 film. Snipe imprinted on verso, two of which have a mimeo snipe on verso as well. Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon and Ursula Andress star in this European made Western about the unlikely partnership between an outlaw and a… Read more
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Oasis of Fear [Stress] (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

by Lenzi, Umberto (director, screenwriter); Lucia Drudi Demby, Antonio Altoviti (screenwriters); Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti, Michel Bardinet (starring)

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Published
1970
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$850.00

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Rome: Copisteria Attilia, 1970. Draft script for the 1971 film, here under the working title "Stress". With two holograph ink annotations to the front wrapper and title page noting the name of the film. Text in English. Two young hippies who smuggle pornography for a living hide out in a seemingly abandoned villa--unaware the villa's owner is… Read more
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The Education of Sonny Carson (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by Campus, Michael (director); Sonny Carson (autobiography); Fred Hudson (screenwriter); Rony Clanton, Don Gordon, Joyce Walker (starring)

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Published
1974
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$15.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1974. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1974 film. Based on Sonny Carson's 1972 autobiography of the same name. Based on the memoirs of controversial political figure and civil rights activist Sonny Carson. The film spans from his youthful brush with the law, through his years as a prominent gang member, to his final… Read more
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Fist of Fury (Original lobby card for the 1972 film)

by Lee, Bruce (starring); Lo Wei (director, screenwriter); Nora Miao Riki Hashimoto (starring)

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Published
1972
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$125.00

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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest, 1972. Vintage lobby card for the 1972 film. "Fists pf Fury" was mistakenly released as "The Chinese Connection" in the US, while the 1971 film "The Big Boss" was released as "Fists of Fury" instead of "The Chinese Connection" as intended. Basis for three sequels, with Jackie Chan replacing Bruce Lee, and a… Read more
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Shi hou [The Roaring Lion] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Wu, Tian-Chi (director, screenwriter); Cliff Lok, Kien Shih, Eddy Ko, Ching Lin (starring)

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Published
1972
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$75.00

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Hong Kong: Kwong Ming Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. In early 20th century China, a worker accidentally kills his boss in a fight. He flees to Thailand with his friends, where they are forced to fight in an underground fighting ring. 14 x… Read more
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The Way of the Dragon (Collection of three original lobby cards for the 1972 film)

by Lee, Bruce (director, screenwriter, starring); Nora Miao, Wei Ping-ou, Robert Wall, Chuck Norris (starring)

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Published
1972
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$175.00

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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest / Concord Productions, 1972. Collection of three vintage lobby cards for the 1972 film, likely for an international release. The first film produced by Bruce Lee's Concord Productions studio, as well as Lee's screenwriting and directorial debuts, and the film debut of Chuck Norris, who battles Lee in an iconic fight scene at… Read more
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One-Armed Boxer (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Wang, Jimmy Yu (director, screenwriter, starring); Yeh Tien, Hsin Tang (starring)

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Published
1972
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Hong Kong: Cathay Studios / Cheung Ming Film / Golden Harvest, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. After his martial arts school is destroyed by a rival and he loses his arm, a young man must learn to fight one handed in order to seek vengeance. Followed… Read more
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The Big Boss (Original program for the 1971 film)

by Lee, Bruce (starring); Wei Lo (director, screenwriter); Maria Yi, James Tien, Han Ying-chieh (starring)

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Published
1971
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$350.00

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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest, 1971. Vintage program for the 1971 film, with a one page English language synopsis of the film, and rest of the text in Chinese. Photo-illustrated throughout in both color and black-and-white. Bruce Lee's first major film role, which instantly rocketed him to stardom throughout Southeast Asia, and one where he was originally to… Read more
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Gui men tai ji [The Evil Karate] (Original flyer for the 1971 film)

by Kuo, Joseph (director, screenwriter); Tien-Yung Hsu, Yu-Yuan Lin (screenwriters); Ching-Ching Chang, Nan Chiang, Bai-Ju Chi, Tao Chiang (starring)

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Published
1971
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Hong Kong: Hong Hwa Film, 1971. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. A young girl finds an injured warrior, who is being hunted by seven devils. He begins training her in a secret form of "evil karate," and once she grows up, they set out to defeat the… Read more
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Revenge of the Iron Fist Maiden [Deadly Fists] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Fei-Chien Wu (director); Ge Tien (screenplay); Pin Chiang, Chia-Lin Sun, Chin-Feng Wang, Yuan Yi (starring)

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Published
1972
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Taiwan: Hua Hsia Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for Hong Kong release of the 1972 Taiwanese film, here under the title "Deadly Fists". With an English language synopsis on one side. A young woman is sent by her father to discover the secret of a martial artist's fighting style, but falls in love with him instead. Meanwhile,… Read more
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Blood Feud [Titoli di Testa] (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

by Wertmuller, Lina (director, screenwriter); Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini, Turi Ferro (starring)

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Published
1978
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London: Lord Grade, 1978. Draft script for the 1978 film, here under the working title "Titoli di Testa". Copy belonging to script supervisor Franca Invernizzi, with her extensive holograph annotations on nearly every page (and many page versos) regarding camera shots, takes, timing, and dialogue. Bound in after the script is an annotated list of scenes, and several handwritten… Read more
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Just a Gigolo (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

by Hemmings, David (director, starring); Ennio De Concini, Joshua Sinclair (screenwriters); David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich (starring)

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Published
1978
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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Draft script for the 1978 film. Included with the script is a small note from producer Sidney Beckerman to casting agent Paul Kohner, introducing the script as one they had discussed previously. After the end of World War I, a young Prussian officer returns home to Berlin and begins working as a male prostitute in… Read more
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Dodes'ka-Den [Dodeskaden] [Clickety-Clack] (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Kurosawa, Akira (director, screenwriter); Shugoro Yamamoto (novel); Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto (screenwriters); Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Toshiyuki Tonomura (starring)

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Published
1970
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Tokyo: Toho, 1970. Draft script for the 1970 Japanese film. With holograph ink and pencil annotations to the rear wrapper and throughout the text. Included with the script is a mimeographed shooting schedule. Text and titles in Japanese. Annotations relate to the following: (a) names of the chosen cast members, (b) set rehearsals and camera rehearsals, (c)… Read more
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The Homecoming (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1973 film)

by Pinter, Harold (play, screenwriter); Peter Hall (director); Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Terence Rigby (starring)

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Published
1973
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$325.00

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N.p.: The American Film Theatre, 1973. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film, housed in their original brown paper envelope, stamped "The Homecoming 8 Stills." Based on the 1965 play by Harold Pinter, who also wrote the screenplay. Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife Ruth (Vivien Merchant) to visit his estranged… Read more
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Rhinoceros (Original program for the 1974 film)

by Ionesco, Eugene (play); Tom O'Horgan (director); Julian Barry (screenwriter); Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black (starring)

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Published
1974
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New York: Cinebill, 1974. Ten page vintage American Film Theatre/Cinebill program for the 1974 film. Program, illustrated throughout, includes an essay on Eugene Ionesco and "Rhinoceros" by Martin Esslin, excerpts of Ionesco's writings on theatre, an essay by director Tom O'Horgan, and a tribute to and interview with Zero Mostel. Based on the 1959 absurdist play by Ionesco,… Read more
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Blume in Love [Love in Blume] (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Mazursky, Paul (director, screenwriter, starring); George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters (starring)

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Published
1972
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1972. Final Draft script for the 1973 film, here under the working title "Love in Blume." Single numeric annotation in holograph marker on front wrapper. Paul Mazursky followed his acclaimed film "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969) with this sharp romantic comedy about Stephen Blume (George Segal) who, after cheating on… Read more
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Battles without Honor and Humanity (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Fukasaku, Kinji (director); Koji Takada (screenwriter); Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Kinya Kitaoji, Joe Shishido (starring)

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Published
1974
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Tokyo: Toei, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 Japanese film. Text and titles in Japanese. Based on a series of magazine articles written by journalist Koichi Iiboshi, which were in turn based on memoirs written by yakuza crime boss Kozo Mino. The fifth, and final, film in director Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza pentalogy, following feuding gangs in post-war… Read more
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Solstice (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Almond, Paul (screenwriter)

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Published
1976
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Montreal, Canada: Quest Film Productions, 1976. Final Draft script for the 1976 film. With a few holograph pencil and ink annotations to the title page. An international hunt begins for a powerful, rare stone amulet activated through Easter Island energy produced by an upcoming solstice. Orange untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style.… Read more
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Original photograph of Jane Birkin lounging poolside, 1973

by Birkin, Jane (subject); Jean-Pierre Fizet (photographer)

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Vintage borderless oversize candid photograph of Jane Birkin by her best known photographer Jean-Pierre Fizet. Here she lounges poolside, wearing more than usual (i.e., a hat). With Fizet's rubber stamp and multiple agency stamps on the verso, along with a date of 1973. 11 x 8.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing to the… Read more
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Julia (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Zinnemann, Fred (director); Lillian Hellman (novel) Alvin Sargent (screenwriter); Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: Richard Roth Productions, 1976. First Draft script for the 1977 film. Title written in holograph pencil on small label affixed to front wrapper. Laid in is a "With the Compliments of Fred Zinnemann" note sheet with London address and phone numbers imprinted. Based on the 1973 novel "Pentimento" by Lillian Hellman. Julia is a young partisan in… Read more
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