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Solomon King [Black Agent Lucky King] (Original poster for the 1974 blaxploitation film)

by Sal Watts (director, screenwriter, starring); Jack Bomay (director); Jim Alston (story); James Watts, Samaki Bennett, Claudio Russo (starring)

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Published
1974
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Vintage two-color one sheet poster for the 1974 film, here under its original release title, "Black Agent Lucky King." Former Oakland Channel 20 television talk show host, Sal Watts, in response to complaints from his audience about current black action films, was determined to make a quality motion picture for African American audiences. The result… Read more
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$450.00
cover of To Kill a Mockingbird (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

by Harper Lee (novel); Robert Mulligan (director); Horton Foote (screenwriter); Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall (starring)

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Published
1961
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$7,500.00

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Universal City: Universal-International Pictures, 1961. Final script for the classic 1962 film. Copy belonging to uncredited unit publicist Betty Mitchell, with her name on the front wrapper in holograph ink. Based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. One of the greatest and most loved literary adaptations ever to reach the screen, and the film… Read more
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$7,500.00
cover of Soul Food (Original screenplay for the 1997 film)

Soul Food (Original screenplay for the 1997 film)

by George Tillman Jr. (director, screenwriter); Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long (starring)

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Published
1996
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1996. Revised Third Draft script for the 1997 film, with annotations in holograph green and orange highlighter on two pages. Script preceded by three bound-in pages of "Changes in Pink Script." Also included is an illustrated "Soul Food Film Crew" car window dash placard laid in. A heartwarming and realistic story of a large African-American… Read more
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$475.00
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A Soldier's Play (Original poster for the 1984 traveling production of the Off-Broadway play at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre)

by Charles Fuller (playwright); Herman Melville (novella); The Negro Ensemble Company (theatre company)

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Published
1984
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$450.00

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Baltimore: Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1984. Vintage Window Card poster for the Negro Ensemble Company's 1984 traveling production of Charles Fuller's 1981 play at Baltimore's Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, the first traveling production of the award winning play by the esteemed theatre company. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production was first staged by the Negro Ensemble Company at… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Archive of photographs of Southern California Midget Auto Racing, circa 1937-1938

Archive of photographs of Southern California Midget Auto Racing, circa 1937-1938

by [Southern California auto racing] [Midget racing] [Rajo Jack]

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Published
1938
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$2,450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1938. Archive of 63 vintage vernacular and professional photographs, along with newspaper and program clippings, relating to Southern California Midget Auto Racing, circa 1937-1938. Archive of photographs assembled by an unknown Southern California Midget Auto Racing enthusiast in a scrapbook, with annotations of the names of the drivers adjacent to the photographs. Featuring many of… Read more
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$2,450.00
cover of I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (Archive of three screenplays for the 1993 television film)

I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (Archive of three screenplays for the 1993 television film)

by Sam Waterston (starring); Ian Sander (director); John Falsey, Josh Brand (screenwriters); Regina Taylor, Jason London (starring)

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Published
1991
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$575.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1991. Collection of three screenplays for the 1993 television film, which originally aired on October 11 on PBS, including two Revised First Draft scripts and one Revised Draft script with rainbow revision pages. Both Revised First Draft scripts incomplete as issued. Based on the television series which aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993. A young… Read more
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$575.00
cover of Hurry Sundown (Original screenplay for the 1967 film)

Hurry Sundown (Original screenplay for the 1967 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Katya Gilden and Burt Gilden writing as K.B. Gilden (novel); Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan (screenwriter); Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Diahann Carroll, Faye Dunaway, Robert Hooks (starring)

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Published
1967
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$450.00

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Burbank, CA: Otto Preminger Films, 1967. Revised Draft script for the 1967 film. Based on the 1965 novel by Katya and Burt Gilden writing as K.B. Gilden, a story of racial prejudice and land ownership in the deep south in 1946. The film debut of actress Faye Dunaway. Set and shot on location in Georgia. … Read more
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$450.00
cover of Duke magazine (Collection of three original issues, 1957)

Duke magazine (Collection of three original issues, 1957)

by Dan Burley (editor); Leroy Winbusf (art director); Chester Himes, Erskine Caldwell, Langston Hughes, Ray Bradury, Gene Krupa, George S. Schuyler, Larry Doby, Bill Ward, Archie Lieberman, et al (contributors)

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Published
1957
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$450.00

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Chicago: Duke Publishing, 1957. Collection of three vintage issues of "Duke" magazine, amounting to half the magazine's total run. Included are issue one, two, and five (June, July, October). Individual issues are scarce, and OCLC locates no complete runs at institutions. The first men's magazine marketing specifically to African American men, very much in the upscale, sophisticated… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Black Jesus (Original one sheet poster for the 1968 film)

Black Jesus (Original one sheet poster for the 1968 film)

by Valerio Zurlini (director, screenwriter); Franco Brusati (screenwriter); Woody Strode, Franco Citti (starring)

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Published
1968
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$450.00

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N.p.: Plaza Pictures, 1968. Vintage one sheet poster for the US release of the 1968 Italian film. Woody Strode began his career as an American decathlete and football star, and went on to become a film actor, working in American and international films. Both a modern, Marxist re-imagining of the Christ story, and a poetic and… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Walk in Darkness (Original screenplay for the 1963 play)

Walk in Darkness (Original screenplay for the 1963 play)

by William Hairston (playwright); Hans Habe (author); Sidney Walters (director); Clarence Williams III, Glenn Kezer, Barbara Schneider, Richard Ward (starring)

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Published
1963
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$300.00

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New York: Stella Holt-Roscius Productions, 1963. Draft script for the 1963 play. Laid in is a playbill for the show. With a single notation in holograph pencil to the title page. Based on the 1948 novel of the same title by Hans Habe. To escape the injustices of Harlem, a black man enlists in the United States… Read more
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$300.00
cover of Two original photographs of graffiti artist A-One in New York, 1982

Two original photographs of graffiti artist A-One in New York, 1982

by Anthony Clark [A-One] (subject); Diego Goldberg (photographer)

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Published
1982
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$750.00

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Paris: Sygma, 1982. Two vintage oversize borderless photographs of African American graffiti artist A-One in 1982. With mimeo snipes on the verso in English and French dated December 1982, noting the name of photographer Diego Goldberg. Anthony Clark, widely known by the name A-One, was a founding member of a number of New York street art groups,… Read more
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$750.00
cover of Duende (First Edition)

Duende (First Edition)

by Tracy R. Smith

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Published
2007
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781555974756
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$25.00

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St. Paul, MN: Graywolf, 2007. First Edition. First Edition, a trade softcover original. Fine in wrappers.
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$25.00
cover of The Stories of John Edgar Wideman (Signed First Edition)

The Stories of John Edgar Wideman (Signed First Edition)

by John Edgar Wideman

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Published
1992
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780679407195
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$25.00

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New York: Pantheon, 1992. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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cover of The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry (First Edition)

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry (First Edition)

by Arnold Rampersad, Hilary Herbold (editor)

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Published
2006
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780195125634
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$45.00

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New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Talking Dirty to the Gods (First Edition, review copy, signed in the year of publication)

Talking Dirty to the Gods (First Edition, review copy, signed in the year of publication)

by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Published
2000
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780374272555
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$25.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 2000. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author in the year of publication on the title page. Review copy, with publisher's review materials laid in. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Taboo (First Edition, signed and dated in the year of publication)

Taboo (First Edition, signed and dated in the year of publication)

by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Published
2004
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780374291488
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$25.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 2004. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED in the year of publication by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Thieves of Paradise (First Edition, signed and dated in the year of publication)

Thieves of Paradise (First Edition, signed and dated in the year of publication)

by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Published
1998
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First Edition
ISBN
9780819564221
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$25.00

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Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1998. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Original wire photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., following the release of the findings of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1978

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New York: Time, 1978. Vintage borderless wire photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., published following the release of the findings of the US House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1978. The iconic photograph by Joseph Louw for Time magazine, taken moments after the April 4, 1968 assassination of King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, is… Read more
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$675.00
cover of The Liberation of L.B. Jones (Original poster for the 1970 film)

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (Original poster for the 1970 film)

by William Wyler (director); Jesse Hill Ford (novel, screenwriter); Stirling Silliphant (screenwriter); Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Hershey, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana (starring)

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Published
1970
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$150.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1970. Vintage one sheet poster for the 1970 film. Based on the 1965 novel "The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones" by Jesse Hill Ford. A wealthy African American funeral director suspects a white policeman of having an affair with his considerably younger wife, leading to a series of violent interactions with the police… Read more
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cover of The Liberation of L.B. Jones (Original pressbook for the 1970 film)

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (Original pressbook for the 1970 film)

by William Wyler (director); Jesse Hill Ford (novel, screenwriter); Stirling Silliphant (screenwriter); Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Hershey, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana (starring)

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Published
1970
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$75.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1970. Vintage pressbook for the 1970 film. Based on the 1965 novel "The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones" by Jesse Hill Ford. A wealthy African American funeral director suspects a white policeman of having an affair with his considerably younger wife, leading to a series of violent interactions with the police force,… Read more
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$75.00