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cover of Archive of eight original photographs of Sunkist Growers, Orland, California orange production and processing, circa 1930s

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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Archive of eight vintage photographs documenting the harvesting, processing, packaging, and shipping of Sunkist Growers, Orland, California oranges, circa 1930s. Mimeo snipes on the versos of each, seven with a PIX Incorporated and Westport library stamps on the versos, and one with an American Photo Service stamp on the verso. One of the largest marketing… Read more
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$850.00
cover of Command Decision (Original photograph of a theatre display for the 1948 film)

Command Decision (Original photograph of a theatre display for the 1948 film)

by Sam Wood (director); William R. Laidlaw, George Froeschel (screenwriters); William Wister Haines (play); Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy (starring)

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Published
1948
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage matte-finish photograph of a theatre display for the 1948 film. Provenance stamp on the verso. Based on the 1948 play by William Wister Haines, based in turn on Haines' successful 1947 novel. During World War II, army generals struggle with the decision to bomb German factories based on the high casualty rate this… Read more
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$325.00
cover of The Greatest Show on Earth (Original photograph of a movie theatre marquee in London advertising the 1952 film)

The Greatest Show on Earth (Original photograph of a movie theatre marquee in London advertising the 1952 film)

by Cecil B. DeMille (director); Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame (starring); Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett, Barre Lyndon (screenwriters)

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Published
1952
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage photograph of the marquee of the Plaza Theatre in London, advertising Paramount Pictures' 1952 release "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Plaza was built and operated by Paramount, and was designed by Frank T. Verity. The theatre initially opened on March 1, 1926, and was one of the first large-scale, elaborate cinemas built in… Read more
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$300.00
cover of The Final Countdown (Original poster photo paste-up master for the 1980 film)

The Final Countdown (Original poster photo paste-up master for the 1980 film)

by Don Taylor (director); David Ambrose, Gerry Davis, Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell (screenwriters); Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino (starring)

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Published
1980
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1980. Original photo paste-up master demonstrating a one sheet poster design for the 1980 film. Mounted on illustration board, covered by a second layer with emphasis to the title letters in blue marker, mounted on a mat wit annotations regarding layout in red holograph ink. A modern aircraft carrier is displaced in time,… Read more
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$150.00
cover of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Original poster photo paste-up master for the 1978 film)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Original poster photo paste-up master for the 1978 film)

by Philip Kaufman (director); Jack Finney (novel); W.D. Richter (screenwriter); Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy (starring)

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Published
1978
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$375.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1978. Original photo setup master paste-up showing a poster design concept for the 1978 film. With a stamp reading "For Size and Position Only" to the center left of the image. An unused poster variant, showing scenes from the film incorporated into a shadowy hand on a black background, with the working tagline… Read more
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$375.00
cover of Victor/Victoria (Original photo paste-up master for promotional ad mats for the 1982 film)

Victor/Victoria (Original photo paste-up master for promotional ad mats for the 1982 film)

by Blake Edwards (director, screenwriter); Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston (starring)

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Published
1982
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$45.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Vintage hand-cut layout for a two-page spread promotional ad mats for the 1982 British-American film, illustrated with photographs of various cast members. Mounted on illustration board, with a protective cover sheet. Based on the 1933 film "Viktor und Viktoria," directed by Reinhold Schunzel and starring Renate Muller. A groundbreaking film, one of the first mainstream… Read more
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$45.00
cover of Original photograph advertising an African American photography studio, circa late 1960s

Original photograph advertising an African American photography studio, circa late 1960s

by [African American Interest]

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Published
1960
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage photograph advertising the services of a photography studio specifically to African American clientele in Baltimore, MD, circa late 1960s. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus.
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cover of If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

by If (artist)

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Published
1970
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$85.00

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Los Angeles: Capitol Records, 1970. Vintage one-page newspaper advertising pull-out supplement for British jazz-rock band If's second studio album, "If 2," released in 1970 on Capitol Records in the US and Island Records in the UK. 9.75 x 15.25 inches. On newsprint. Lightly creased to the top left edge, else Near Fine.
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cover of Archive of working material belonging to Delta Associates founder Lynn Wineland, including advertising art, production materials, and ephemera relating to motorcycling

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Alhambra, CA: Delta Associates, 1976. Large archive of original art, sketchbooks, illustrations, and advertising production materials, and a collection of catalogs, brochures, booklets, flyers, and magazines, all relating to the Southern California off-road motorcycle scene (and motorcycles in general) from Lynn Wineland and his "Delta Associates" design and advertising firm. A voluminous collection featuring dozens of pieces of production… Read more
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$8,500.00
cover of Archive of 89 original drive-in advertising placards

Archive of 89 original drive-in advertising placards

by [Drive-ins]

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Published
1950
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$1,450.00

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N.p.: National Screen Service, 1950. Collection of 89 vintage placards, circa 1950s, used as sample advertising slides (i.e., dummies) at drive-in theaters by National Screen Service regional salesmen. The placards would have then been photographed, sometimes illustrated or otherwise manipulated, then turned into slides to be projected on the drive-in movie screen. National Screen Service (NSS) controlled… Read more
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$1,450.00
cover of Original large format color negative of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion mascot

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM] / United Artists, 1980. Vintage large format color negative, produced circa 1981, showing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's production logo, with the studio's longtime motto, "Ars Gratia Artis," replaced by the joint studio name "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists." From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. There have been eight different lions used… Read more
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$385.00
cover of Every Home Should Have One (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

Every Home Should Have One (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Marty Feldman (screenwriter, starring); Jim Clark (director); Herbert Kretzmer, Milton Shulman (story); Barry Took, Denis Norden (screenwriters); Judy Cornwell, Gary Miller (starring)

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Published
1969
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$875.00

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London: Ned Sherrin, 1969. Early Draft script for the 1970 British film, with annotations in holograph ink on four pages, a "1." on the title page, and three underlining locations. Script preceded by six pages of notes on story, cast of characters, and notes on principal characters. An ad man is tasked with creating a new, sexy… Read more
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$875.00
cover of Archive of advertising and photographs for the Good Times custom van company, 1978

Archive of advertising and photographs for the Good Times custom van company, 1978

by [Van culture] [Texas]

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Published
1978
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$650.00

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Arlington, TX: Good Times, 1978. Archive consisting of a full color sales brochure and nine vintage, borderless, color photographs for custom vans built by the Good Times company of Arlington, TX. A custom, or conversion, van is one that contains various after market modification, often done by third party companies such as Good Times, which operated from… Read more
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$650.00
cover of Every Home Should Have One [Think Dirty] (Original photograph of Marty Feldman from the 1970 film)

Every Home Should Have One [Think Dirty] (Original photograph of Marty Feldman from the 1970 film)

by Jim Clark (director); Herbert Kretzmer, Barry Took (screenwriters); Marty Feldman (screenwriter, starring); Judy Cornwell, Shelley Berman (starring)

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Published
1970
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage reference photograph from the 1970 film, showing actor Marty Feldman as a satyr, gleefully reading a salacious paperback novel. An ad man is tasked with creating a new, sexy image for a frozen porridge brand. A satirical farce directly ridiculing British conservative activist Mary Whitehouse, who in 1970 was staging a war on… Read more
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$300.00
cover of Archive of advertising and photographs for portable 35mm film projectors

Archive of advertising and photographs for portable 35mm film projectors

by [Film Projectors]

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Published
1931
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$475.00

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New York: International Projector Corporation, 1931. Archive consisting of an original sales brochure and eleven photographs for portable Acme-Simplex 35mm film projectors, from 1931. The Simplex projector line was one of the most popular US brands from the silent era until the transition to digital projection in the 1990s. Portable projectors were available in both silent and sound… Read more
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$475.00
cover of Archive of advertising and photographs for a custom mechanical scoreboard firm in Miami, Florida, circa 1940s

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Miami, FL: N.p., 1940. Archive of sales material and design documents for the James O. Tice Company, a custom mechanical scoreboard firm active in the 1940s in Florida. Included in the archive are 19 vintage black and white photographs (including 14 original photographs and 5 xerographically duplicated photographs), 2 manuscript design documents, 1 original blueprint and 1 xerographically duplicated… Read more
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$650.00
cover of Original American Express display featuring Lou Reed

Original American Express display featuring Lou Reed

by [Reed, Lou]

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Published
1988
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1988. Vintage 1988 cardboard standee for holding American Express application forms for college students, featuring Lou Reed. Part of a extended campaign for American Express, beginning in 1985 with ads featuring Reed in his leather jacket proclaiming "How to buy a jacket, and a of a brief phase as a corporate pitchman by the iconoclastic musician, which… Read more
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cover of Journey's End (Original advertising flyer for the 1929 play)

Journey's End (Original advertising flyer for the 1929 play)

by James Whale (director, set design); Gilbert Miller (producer); Maurice Browne (producer); R.C. Sherriff (playwright); Colin Keith-Johnston, Leon Quartermaine Osborne (starring)

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Published
1929
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$625.00

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New York: Henry Miller's Theatre, 1929. Original flyer for the 1929 play "Journey's End," which premiered at Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway on March 22, 1929 and closed on May 17, 1930, for a total of 485 performances. The first US production of the play after its smash hit at at the Apollo Theatre in London, which… Read more
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$625.00
cover of Deuxieme Tranche, 1960-61 (Original press release folder)

Deuxieme Tranche, 1960-61 (Original press release folder)

by [Cinedis]

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Published
1961
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$15.00

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Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Original single-pocket blue folder from French film studio, Cinedis, for the years 1960 to 1961. Distributed to press agencies, film distributors and theaters, this folder is empty but would have contained press release information, like film credits and star biographies, for films credited on the front, here being "Adua et ses compagnes" (Hungry for Love, 1960),… Read more
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$15.00
cover of Comptoir general de la bimbeloterie (Original French toy company sales catalogue and supplements, 1961-1962)

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Paris: Self-published, 1962. Original French toy and home goods sales catalogue and supplements for the "Comptoir general de la bimbeloterie" company in Paris, 1961-1962. Illustrated with black-and-white vignette photographs of items for sale, each represented with a serial number, accompanied by a corresponding descriptive price catalogue. Thousands of toys, puzzles, board games, sports equipment, and miniatures are featured, including… Read more
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$75.00