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image of Original flyer for a speaking engagement by Artie Seale, 1970

Original flyer for a speaking engagement by Artie Seale, 1970

by Seale, Artie

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage double sided flyer for a speaking engagement by Artie Seale on May 7, 1970 at Cornell University. The recto of the flyer contains information about the event, while the verso contains the ten point Black Panther platform. Seale was an activist and speaker, as well as the wife of Black Panther co-founder Bobby… Read more
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$375.00
image of Eddie (Original screenplay for the 1996 film, signed by cast and crew)

Eddie (Original screenplay for the 1996 film, signed by cast and crew)

by Goldberg, Whoopi; Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins (starring); Steve Rash (director); Jon Connoly, David Loucka, Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai (screenwriters)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
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$275.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1995. Revised Draft script for the 1996 film. Copy belonging to costume designer Molly Maginnis, warmly INSCRIBED on the first twelve title pages by members of the cast and crew, including director Steve Rash and actress Whoopi Goldberg. From the collection of costume designer Molly Maginnis. A New York limousine driver is named "honorary… Read more
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$275.00
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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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$15.00
image of Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby (Original contact sheet, cut into three strips and an enlargement of four of the photos from the 1955 radio show)

Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby (Original contact sheet, cut into three strips and an enlargement of four of the photos from the 1955 radio show)

by Armstrong, Louis, Gary Crosby (subjects); Gabor Rona (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1955
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$475.00

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Hollywood: CBS Radio, 1955. Vintage contact sheet, cut into three strips. A total of twelve images, four of which are duplicated and enlarged on a single print, of Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby from the September 18, 1955 "Gary Crosby Show" radio show, recorded and photographed on 8/7/55. Mimeo snipe from CBS Radio, partially detached, with remainder on verso… Read more
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$475.00
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Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers (First UK Edition)

by Stewart-Baxter, Derrick

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Published
1970
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$325.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faintly foxed to the page edges, with a slight spine lean. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with slight creasing to the top edge of the front panel and a faintly toned spine.
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$325.00
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Blacks, Whites and Blues (First UK Edition)

by Russell, Tony

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$375.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing to the top page edge, with faint offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Jacket is lightly toned overall, with faint scratches to the front panel.
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$375.00
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Don't Knock the Rock (Original photograph of The Treniers from the 1956 film)

by Sears, Fred F. (director); Robert E. Kent (screenwriter); Alan Dale, Alan Freed, Little Richard, The Treniers, Bill Haley and His Comets (starring)

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Published
1956
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$250.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1956. Vintage studio still photograph of the American R&B and jump blues musical group The Treniers from the 1956 film. Mimeo snipe and Columbia Pictures Corp. stamp on verso. Rock and Roll star Arnie Haines (Alan Dale) returns home to the town of Melondale, which banned Rock and Roll music, and… Read more
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$250.00
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King and Co (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Briley, John (book, lyrics); Richard Blackford (music)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced play. A musical dramatization of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lyricist John Briley was best known for the 1982 musical "Gandhi", for which Briley won an Academy Award. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman,… Read more
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$125.00
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The French Way (Two original photographs from the 1945 film)

by Josephine Baker (starring); Jacques de Baroncelli (director); Michel Duran (screenwriter)

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Published
1945
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$875.00

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N.p.: Flag Films, 1945. Two vintage oversize double weight studio still photographs from the 1945 film. Two Cinemagence stamps on verso of each photograph. The marriage of two young lovers, Bernard (Georges Marchal) and Claire (Michelie Presle), is thwarted because of a feud between their parents (over whether or not Bernard's great-great-grandmother slept with the Emperor).… Read more
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$875.00
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The Devil's Son-in-Law (First UK Edition)

by Garon, Paul

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$375.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. About Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Faintly foxed page edges and light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers.
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American Playhouse: Medal of Honor Rag (Original screenplay for the 1982 television episode)

by Richards, Lloyd (director); Tom Cole (screenwriter); Hector Elizondo, Damien Leake (starring)

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Published
1982
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Draft script for the 1982 "American Playhouse" television episode, which aired on April 6 on PBS. With a single holograph annotation to the title page. A decorated black Vietnam veteran with PTSD finds it difficult to readjust to civilian life, and seeks unconventional psychiatric treatment at the Valley Forge Army Hospital. Set in Valley… Read more
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The Poison Tree (Original script for the 1976 play)

by Ribman, Ronald (playwright); Charles Blackwell (director); Danny Meehan, Daniel Barton, Gene O'Neill, Peter Masterson (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1976 play, which premiered at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on January 8. With a single holograph pencil annotation (phone number for a cast or crew member) on the title page. A group of black inmates try to survive amidst dehumanizing treatment and discrimination by their captors and other inmates… Read more
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$675.00
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Doctor Jazz (Original script for the 1975 musical play)

by McKayle, Donald (director); Buster Davis (lyrics, book, music); Luther Henderson (music); Paul Carter Harrison (book); Bobby Van, Lola Falana, Lillian Hayman, Gail Benedict (starring)

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Published
1975
Item Price
$550.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1975 musical play, which premiered at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 19, 1975. The origins of jazz told through the ersatz romance of a would-be trumpeter and a young black brothel worker. Set in New Orleans and Chicago. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, with book credits… Read more
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$550.00
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[The Fabulous] Miss Marie (Original script for the 1971 play)

by Bullins, Ed (playwright)

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Published
1971
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$575.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Draft script for the 1971 play, which premiered Off-Broadway at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem. An affluent black couple entertain a varied group of friends at their Los Angeles home over the course of a three-day holiday bacchanal. The fourth play in prolific playwright Ed Bullins' Twentieth Century Cycle, a series of twenty plays… Read more
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$575.00
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Kelly's Crazies (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Paesornek, Michael and Don Carmody (screenwriters)

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Published
1984
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$75.00

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Montreal: Dal/Carmody Productions, 1984. Draft script for an unproduced film. After two kids end up dead by means of overdosing on heroin, a few leaders of the Black community decide to figure out what is causing all the unpure and cut heroin to start cropping up in their community. Blue untitled wrappers. Title… Read more
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Wings Over Honolulu (Original post-production screenplay for the 1937 film)

by Potter, H.C. (director); Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw (screenwriter); Wendy Barrie, Ray Milland, Kent Taylor, Louise Beavers (starring)

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Published
1937
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$75.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1937. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1937 film. With a single holograph pencil notation. A young woman relocates with her Navy pilot husband to his base in Honolulu, Hawaii, and tries to adapt to the challenges of military life. An early appearance by breakthrough African American actor Louise Beavers, known for her… Read more
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$75.00
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Nurse Betty (Original screenplay for the 2000 film, rainbow copy with storyboards)

by LaBute, Neil (director); John C. Richards, James Flamberg (screenwriters); Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock (starring)

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Published
1998
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$375.00

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Hollywood: Propaganda Films, 1998. Shooting Script for the 2000 film, with rainbow revisions and a set of storyboards. Copy belonging to the costume supervisor, with a sticker noting the title appearing on several pages, and a few holograph annotations in pencil and highlighter throughout. Included with the script are three sets of storyboards for the film, with brief holograph… Read more
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$375.00
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Ray Charles in Paris (Collection of 9 original photographs, 1968)

by Charles, Ray (subject); Araldo di Crollalanza (photographer)

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Published
1968
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$950.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. A collection of nine vintage, borderless photographs, four oversize, of Ray Charles in Paris, October 1968. All five of the smaller photographs have stamps of photographer Araldo Crollalanza on the verso, four with have Italian mimeo snipes. All four oversize photographs have stamps of photographer Crollalanza and press agency Inter-Prensa on the verso. Charles performed… Read more
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$950.00
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The House on Skull Mountain (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Honthaner, Ron (director); Mildred Pares (screenwriter); Victor French, Janee Michelle, Jean Durand, Mike Evans (starring)

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Published
1973
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$875.00

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Los Angeles: Chocolate Chip / Pinto, 1973. Final Draft script for the 1974 blaxploitation film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout, many noting camera cuts and props to be used during production. Four estranged cousins (three black, one white) convene at a mansion called Skull Mountain to attend the… Read more
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$875.00
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Bustin' Loose [Family Dream] (Original screenplay for the 1981 film)

by Pryor, Richard (screenwriter, starring); Oz Scott (director); Roger L. Simon (screenwriter); Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr. (starring)

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Published
1979
Item Price
$750.00

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Universal City: Universal City Studios, 1979. First Draft script for the 1981 film, here under the working title "Family Dream". With the signature of an unknown crew member to the top right corner of the front wrapper. A cynical ex-convict is hired to drive a group of orphaned special needs children and their schoolteacher across the country… Read more
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$750.00