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Topkapi (Collection of 16 lobby cards from the 1964 film)
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Topkapi (Collection of 16 lobby cards from the 1964 film)

By Dassin, Jules (director); Eric Ambler (novel); Monja Danischewsky (screenplay); Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell (starring)

Los Angeles: Filmways Pictures / United Artists, 1964. Collection of 16 vintage lobby cards from the French release of the 1964 US film. Based on the 1962 novel by Eric Ambler, about a con man forced to help a group of thieves steal a jeweled dagger from an Istanbul museum. Peter Ustinov won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the film. 9 x 11.75 inches (23 x 30 cm). Near Fine.

$425.00

Duel in the Sun (Original screenplay for the 1946 film)

By Vidor, King (director); David O. Selznick (screenwriter); Niven Busch (novel); Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore (starring)

Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1947. Footage Schedule for the 1946 film. Based on Niven Busch's 1944 novel of the same name. Lavish "epic" Western from Selznick, who saw the film as a definite successor to his monumental "Gone With the Wind" (1939), and held in high regard by some of today's finest filmmakers. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Set in Texas, shot on location in Arizona and California. Footage schedule script (prints 308-437), dated May 10, 1947. Blue titled wrappers, three staples, 3 leaves.

$25.00

Since You Went Away (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

By Cromwell, John (director); Margaret Buell Wilder (novel); Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker (starring)

Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1949. Dialogue & Cutting Continuity Draft script for the 1944 film. Based on the 1943 novel "Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife" by Margaret Buell Wilder. A unique and important screenplay for a classic American war film, one that addressed the plight of the families left behind in the United States during the war, rather than the more common portrayal of soldiers in the field. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and won Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Set in Midwest, shot on location in Los Angeles. Blue titled wrappers, noted as Dialogue & Cutting Continuity on the front wrapper, dated March, 1949. 137 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered REEL 8 PAGE 22. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two silver brads at the head.

$75.00

You Can't Take It With You (Original script for the 1936 play, producer Sam Harris' copy)
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You Can't Take It With You (Original script for the 1936 play, producer Sam Harris' copy)

By Kaufman, George S. (director, playwright); Moss Hart (playwright); Sam Harris (producer); Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker (starring)

New York: Booth Theater, 1936. Draft script for the 1936 play. Debuted at the Booth Theatre in New York City on December 14, 1936, and closing on December 3, 1938, for a total of 838 performances (including moves to the Imperial Theatre and the Ambassador Theatre). With rubber stamp belonging to producer Sam Harris to the front wrapper. Lacking title page, else complete. A joyful celebration of the unusual lives of a family living in a large house in New York City. Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Its first film adaptation, directed by Frank Capra in 1928 and starring James Stewart and Lionel Barrymore, won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted again for television in 1979, then again in 1984 by the Public Broadcasting Service. Brown titled wrappers. Lacking title page. 107 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered "3-21," with a stage layout, eight Property Plot pages and three Light Plot pages bound in at the rear. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good, bound with three gold brads.

$850.00

The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] (Original photograph promoting the 1963 film)
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The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] (Original photograph promoting the 1963 film)

By Visconti, Luchino (director, screenwriter); Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (novel); Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Burt Lancaster (starring)

Rome: G.B. Poletto, 1962. Vintage press photograph showing director Luchino Visconti and stars Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale on the beach at Cannes to promote "The Leopard" with the aid of what is actually a cheetah, rather than the titular big cat. With the stamp of United Press International on the verso. Visconti's classic, spacious homage to the quiet death of the Sicilian aristocracy of the mid-nineteenth century, one of the great films of the Italian cinema. Perhaps the apex of Ms. Cardinale's career, and one of a handful of examples of Burt Lancaster's willingness to take on literate, complex roles. Winner of the Palme d'Or, and nominated for an Academy Award. 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm). Near Fine. BFI 1087. Criterion 235. Ebert II. Godard, Histoires de cinema. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 22.

$425.00

The Big Fisherman (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)
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The Big Fisherman (Original screenplay for the 1959 film)

By Borzage, Frank (director); Lloyd C. Douglas (novel), Howard Estabrook, Rowland V. Lee (screenwriter); Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, John Saxon, Martha Hyer (starring)

Burbank: Centurion / Buena Vista, 1959. Pre-Production script (so noted on the front wrapper) for the 1959 film. Holograph pencil notation for uncredited Art Director Walter Simonds. Based on the 1948 biblical novel of the same name by Lloyd C. Douglas, sequel to "The Robe". First picture to be filmed using Panavision 70mm, allowing for superior depth of focus and definition of the lavish and well researched production. 300,000 feet of film was shot and then reduced to 16,000 for the final version. Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color) and Best Cinematography (Color). Set in Arabia of the New Testament, shot on location in San Fernando Valley. Green titled wrapper noted as pre-production script, dated August 7, 1958. Title page present, dated August 7, 1958, noted as pre-production script, with credits for novel based on by Lloyd C. Douglas, screenwriters Howard Estabrook and Rowland V. Lee. 228 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered "P-16". Mimeographed, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/28/58 and 9/16/58. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.

$450.00

The Night of the Iguana (Original photograph from the set of the 1964 film)
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The Night of the Iguana (Original photograph from the set of the 1964 film)

By Huston, John (director, screenwriter); Tennessee Williams (play); Anthony Veiller (screenwriter); Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon (starring)

Beverly Hills: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1964. Vintage photograph from the 1964 film, showing actors Richard Burton and Sue Lyons rehearsing on the set, a script open on the table beside them. With a mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1961 play by Tennessee Williams, about an alcoholic former priest, who strands the female tour group he is guiding at a cheap hotel run by a former friend's widow. Nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one. Set and shot on location in Mismaloya and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the latter of which became a popular tourist destination after the film's release. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

$325.00

The Aviator (Screenplay from the 2004 film, signed by screenwriter John Logan)
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The Aviator (Screenplay from the 2004 film, signed by screenwriter John Logan)

By Scorsese, Martin (director); John Logan (screenwriter); Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda (starring)

Los Angeles: Forward Pass / Miramax, 2002. Draft script for the 2004 film. SIGNED by screenwriter John Logan on the title page. Apart from the signature, the script is a later generation photocopy, not vintage, for research or content purposes only. Based on the 1993 non-fiction book "Howard Hughes: The Secret Life" by Charles Higham. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role for DiCaprio, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Alda, winning five for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Cate Blanchett.. Set in and shot on location in Southern California and the Hepburn Estate in Quebec. White titled self wrappers, dated November 7, 2002, with credits for screenwriter John Logan. Title page present, dated September 30, 2002, noted as working draft, with credits for screenwriter John Logan. 151 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 149. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

$125.00

The 49th Annual Academy Awards (Original screenplay for the 1968 television special)
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The 49th Annual Academy Awards (Original screenplay for the 1968 television special)

By Hope, Bob (host), Richard Dunlap (director); I.A.L. Diamond, Gig Henry, Mort Lachman, Norman Sullivan, Daniel Taradash, et al (screenwriters)

Beverly Hills: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1968. Final script for the 1968 television special, originally aired on April 10, 1968 on ABC. With brief holograph notations throughout, including occasional changes to presenters' dialog. Hosted by Bob Hope, the 40th Academy Awards were originally scheduled for April 8, but were postponed due to assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony was the first since 1948 to show clips from the Best Picture nominated films, and dialog from those clips are present in the script. Winners included "In the Heat of the Night" (Best Picture), Mike Nichols (Best Direction, "The Graduate"), Rod Steiger (Best Actor, "In the Heat of the Night"), and Katharine Hepburn (Best Actress, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"). Title page present, dated March 29, 1968, noted as Final. 138 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 146. Mimeographed. Pages Very Good plus, lacking the wrappers, bound with two gold brads.

$375.00

When Time Ran Out [The Day the World Ended] (Original treatment for the 1980 film)
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When Time Ran Out [The Day the World Ended] (Original treatment for the 1980 film)

By Goldstone, James (director); Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant (screenwriter); Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts (novel); Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden (starring)

Los Angeles: International Cinema, 1976. Revised Treatment script for the 1980 disaster film. Partially erased holograph pencil notation ("444") on front wrapper. Based on the 1969 novel "The Day the World Ended" by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts detailing the 1902 volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique. The Master of Disaster, Irwin Allen's, final film which reunited Newman and Holden who had been in "The Towering Inferno" and reuniting Borgnine and Buttons from "The Poseidon Adventure." Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (Paul Zastupnevich). Set in Kalaleu, Polynesia, with hotel scenes shot on location in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Yellow titled wrappers, noted as Revised Treatment on the front wrapper, dated September 1976, with credits for writer Carl Foreman and produced by Irwin Allen and Warner Bros. Title page present, dated September 10, 1976, noted as Final Revised, with credits for writer Carl Foreman. 114 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 117. Photographically reproduced, with revision pages throughout, dated 9/8/76. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Weldon 1983.

$550.00

Cocoon (Original screenplay for the 1985 film)

By Howard, Ron (director); Tom Benedek (screenwriter); David Saperstein (story);Dom Ameche, Wilfred Brimley, Brian Dennehy (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1983. Revised First Draft script for the 1985 film. Based on the novel of the same name by David Saperstein. Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Supporting Actor for Don Ameche. According to the Los Angeles Times producer Lili Fini Zanuck came across the idea for Cocoon in 1980, when agent Melinda Jason gave her David Saperstein's unpublished manuscript of the same name. Ron Howard off his success of "Splash" was hired to replace Zemeckis initially slated to direct. According to production noted in AMPAS library files Howard made revisions to the script to emphasize the relationships between the aliens and the human characters but does not receive onscreen credit for his role. Set in and shot on location in St. Petersburg, Florida and New Providence Island, Bahamas. Blue titled wrappers, dated July 22, 1983. Title page present, dated July 22, 1983, noted as Revised First Draft, with credits for screenwriter Tom Benedek and based on the novel by author David Saperstein. 114 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 108. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Weldon 1996.

$425.00

Divorce Italian Style (Collection of 4 photographs from the 1961 film)

By Germie, Pietro (director, screenwriter); Divo Cavicchioli (still photographer); Ennio De Concini, Alfredo Giannetti (screenwriters); Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste (starring)

Italy: Lux Film, 1961. Collection of 4 original black-and-white single weight still photographs from the 1961 Italian film. Two stills with brief notations on the versos, in holograph ink and pencil. Ferdinando (Mastroianni) is bored with life and his wife (Rocca). He falls in love with his cousin (Sandrelli), and since divorce is illegal in Italy unless there is just cause (like catching your spouse committing adultery), he decides to find his wife another lover instead of killing her. Seems simple enough. The first of Mastoianni's four "Italian Style" films, and winner of an Academy Award for Best Writing, a BAFTA, three Golden Globes, and nominated for a host of others. 7 x 9.25 inches (17.75 x 23.5 cm). Very Good plus overall, with moderate curling, a few with slight discoloration. Criterion Collection 286.

$200.00

Carnal Knowledge (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)
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Carnal Knowledge (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

By Nichols, Mike (director); Jules Feiffer (screenwriter); Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel, Candice Bergen (starring)

New South Wales: Embassy Pictures / AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1970. 2nd Draft script for the 1971 film. Later generation photocopy, not vintage, for reading or research purposes only. A chronicle of the sex lives of two friends who met in college navigating what they desire and expect from their lovers. Jules Feiffer had originally written the script as a play but a young Mike Nichols thought it would work better as a film. The release was met with resistance by some community standards regarding the frank and open nature of sexual relationships expressed in the film. Nominated for an Academy Award. Set in Amherst College, MA and New York City, shot on location in New York City, British Columbia, Northampton, MA. Yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 8/3/70, noted as 2nd Draft Screenplay, with credits for screenwriter Jules Feiffer and director Mike Nichols.109 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 104. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

$75.00

Alexander's Ragtime Band (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)
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Alexander's Ragtime Band (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

By King, Henry (director); Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman (screenwriters); Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1938. Draft script for the 1938 film. Named for Irving Berlin's 1911 hit, this film is the story of a young who shames his family by pursuing a career in jazz rather than "serious" music. The film retells the history of jazz music from its start to the rise of ragtime, to the acceptance of swing music as its own art form. Winner of an Academy Award and nominated for an additional five. Brown titled wrappers, noted as Shooting Final on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 1791, dated January 27, 1938. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, dated January 27, 1938, noted as Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriters Kathryn Scola, and Lamar Trotti. 163 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 153. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between February 19, 1938 and February 28, 1938. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with two gold brads. Hirschhorn p.152.

$450.00

The Witches of Eastwick (Original screenplay for the 1987 film, September 10, 1985 draft)
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The Witches of Eastwick (Original screenplay for the 1987 film, September 10, 1985 draft)

By Miller, George (director); John Updike (novel); Michael Cristofer (screenwriter); Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1985. First Draft script for the 1987 film, based on the 1984 novel by John Updike. Three dissatisfied women in Eastwick, Rhode Island lament over their misfortunes with men and unknowingly form a coven of witches which eventually summons a man into their presence. The mysterious man shows up randomly one day and buys the largest mansion in town and begins courting all three women. It is soon revealed that this man is a demon and the three women are witches, who use this new found witchcraft to drive him from town. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Gray titled wrappers. Title page present, dated September 10, 1985, noted as First Draft, with credits for screenwriter Cristofer and writer Updike. 133 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

$45.00

The Witches of Eastwick (Original screenplay for the 1987 film, December 10, 1985 revised draft)
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The Witches of Eastwick (Original screenplay for the 1987 film, December 10, 1985 revised draft)

By Miller, George (director); John Updike (novel); Michael Cristofer (screenwriter); Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1985. Revised First Draft script for the 1987 film, based on the 1984 novel by John Updike. Three dissatisfied women in Eastwick, Rhode Island lament over their misfortunes with men and unknowingly form a coven of witches which eventually summons a man into their presence. The mysterious man shows up randomly one day and buys the largest mansion in town and begins courting all three women. It is soon revealed that this man is a demon and the three women are witches, who use this new found witchcraft to drive him from town. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Gray titled wrappers. Title page present, dated December 10, 1985, noted as Revised First Draft, with credits for screenwriter Cristofer and writer Updike. 116 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

$45.00

Wuthering Heights (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)
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Wuthering Heights (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

By Wyler, William (director); Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht (screenwriter); Samuel Goldwyn (producer); Emily Bronte (novel); Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven (starring)

Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1939. Draft script for the 1939 film. Based on the 1847 novel by Emily Bronte. Produced after the film's release for academic purposes at the Washington Square College of Arts and Sciences. While "Wuthering Heights" proved to be a difficult production following a difficult casting, producer Samuel Goldwyn insisted for years that it was the best film he ever created. After a prolonged dispute with director William Wyler about the film's grim tone, Goldwyn went over Wyler's head to shoot a final scene suggesting that Heathcliffe and Cathy were together in the afterlife, strongly departing from the source work, and creating a rift between Goldwyn and Wyler that would never heal, even as the film went on to be both critically and publicly lauded. Lawrence Olivier would later attribute much of his film acting ability to Wyler, who was known for forcing actors to repeat scenes ad nauseum, forcing Olivier to tone down dramatic actions that were better suited for the stage. Winner of an Academy Award and nominated for seven others, including Best Picture. This script states that at the time of its creation the copyright was held by Walter Wanger Productions (Wanger originally purchased the rights of the book as a vehicle for Charles Boyer and Sylvia Sidney, but sold the script to Goldwyn when Sidney refused a role in his 1938 film "Algiers"). Set in the fictional Wuthering Heights, shot on location in California. Blue untitled wrappers. 126 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 123. Mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-1-28 and 1-23-39. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, side stitched with brown binding tape. National Film Registry. Weldon 1996.

$75.00

Disraeli (First UK Edition)

By Parker, Louis N.

London: The Readers Library, 1930. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1929 film, in turn based on the 1911 play by Parker, about British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli during the purchase of the Suez Canal, directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, and David Torrence. Nominated for three Academy Awards, with George Arliss winning for Best Actor, reprising his role in the 1921 silent version. Very Good in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight lean, extremities rubbed. Jacket with a small chip, reinforced on the verso at the spine with brown tape, faint foxing.

$50.00

JFK (Original press kit for the 1991 film)
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JFK (Original press kit for the 1991 film)

By [Kennedy, John F.] Stone, Oliver (director, screenwriter); Zachary Sklar (screenwriter); Jim Garrison, Jim Mars (novels); Michael Rooker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, John Candy (starring)

Burbank: Buena Vista Pictures, 1995. Vintage press kit for the 1991 film. Press kit includes 25 black and white photographs and 76 pages of production information, housed in a titled studio folder and titled studio envelope. Director Oliver Stone's star-studded, factually loose, yet unarguably compelling docudrama on the investigation of the Kennedy assassination, in which he suggested that Lyndon B. Johnson and various other parties (including the mafia) conspired to kill the president and place blame squarely on Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Gary Oldman). The controversial film became such an unprecedented box office success that the US government unsealed its secret files on the assassination in order to put rumors to rest. Stone's first in a trilogy of films about US presidents. Winner of two Academy Awards, and nominated for six others, including Best Picture. Photos 10 x 8 inches. Production information corner stitched, housed in a 9 x 12 inch folder and 10 x 13 inch envelope. Photos and production pamphlet Fine in a Near Fine folder and Very Good envelope. Ebert I. Weldon 1996.

$425.00

White Shadows in the South Seas (Photoplay Edition)

By O'Brein, Frederick

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928. First printing of the photoplay edition, originally published by The Century Company in 1919. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Basis for the 1928 MGM film, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres, the first MGM film released with a pre-recorded soundtrack, and the first to have Leo the Lion roar in the introduction. Winner of an Academy Award. Very Good plus, with a bump to the upper front board, in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly toned, with light chipping to the edges, and a touch of silverfish damage to the rear flap fold.

$35.00

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