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image of Slither (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

Slither (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman (starring); Howard Zieff (director); W.D. Richter (screenwriter)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
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$675.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1972. Draft script for the 1972 film, belonging to uncredited crew member J.T. Woods, with their name in holograph pencil on top of front wrapper, and with annotations in holograph marker of layout diagrams on recto and verso of front wrapper, and with names and a phone number in holograph ink, on verso of… Read more
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$675.00
image of Fairfield's window display, St. Louis (Collection of five original photographs, circa 1950)

Fairfield's window display, St. Louis (Collection of five original photographs, circa 1950)

by [Department stores] [Americana]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1950
Item Price
$450.00

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St. Louis, MO: N.p., 1950. Collection of five vintage narrow margin photographs of a Fairfield's (Fair Prices) department store window display, St. Louis, circa 1950. One with "Arteaga St. Louis" photographer mark in negative on lower right, with "Arteaga" stamp on verso. One with annotation in holograph ink of "Trimmed by Eva, won prize on all 5 pictures. Ballet… Read more
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$450.00
image of Archive of 24 vernacular photographs from a Depression-era road trip through the badlands of South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming

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N.p.: N.p., 1935. Archive of 24 vernacular photographs documenting a 1935 summer road trip through the badlands of South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming. Each photograph with holograph ink annotations identifying location to the margins, and holograph pencil annotations to the verso noting locations and dates, along with the stamp of Rays photography studio in LaCrosse, WI. Captured… Read more
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$625.00
image of Original poster for the 1978 Daytona 500

Original poster for the 1978 Daytona 500

by [Auto racing]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Item Price
$300.00

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N.p.: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, 1977. Vintage poster for the 1978 Daytona 500, held on February 19, 1978 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Poster is cross promotion for the 1978 Daytona 500 and Winston Cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Winston Cigarettes sponsored the NASCAR Cup Series from 1971 to 2003. The 1978 NASCAR Grand… Read more
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$300.00
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Lancaster, OH: N.p., 1890. Original manuscript scrapbook of poker memorabilia, presented to the Lancaster, Ohio Poker Club by "two victims" of the club, identified as Ecaroh Nidri and Trebor Niarud (almost certainly pseudonyms) on the first page. Charmingly illustrated throughout with 14 original photographs of the club's members, as well as multiple tipped-in objects, including three gambling tokens, a… Read more
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$1,850.00
image of Archive of material relating to drag racing events in southern California, 1951-1964

Archive of material relating to drag racing events in southern California, 1951-1964

by [Auto racing] [San Diego Timing Association] [Americana]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Item Price
$8,500.00

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San Diego: San Diego Timing Association, 1964. Archive of vintage programs, bulletins, flyers, and newspaper clippings published by and relating to the San Diego Timing Association, a foundational sanctioning organization in US drag racing. In postwar America, the return of risk-loving, unmarried ex-GIs with advanced mechanical skills and extra money to spend led to the rise in popularity… Read more
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$8,500.00
image of Archive of 163 vernacular photographs of speed runs at Bonneville, 1960-1963

Archive of 163 vernacular photographs of speed runs at Bonneville, 1960-1963

by [Auto racing] [Speed runs] [Bonneville Salt Flats] [Americana]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1963
Item Price
$3,000.00

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Tooele County, UT: N.p., 1963. Archive of 163 vernacular photographs, including 145 in color and 18 in black-and-white, capturing the 1960-1963 National Speed Trials (commonly known as Speed Week) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Housed in 17 yellow envelopes, with dates and names of racers written in holograph ink annotation to the rectos. Offered with… Read more
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$3,000.00
image of Two original photo albums documenting Dean Van Lines racing team at the Indianapolis 500, 1955-1956

Two original photo albums documenting Dean Van Lines racing team at the Indianapolis 500, 1955-1956

by [Auto racing] Jimmy; yan Al Dean (subjects)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1956
Item Price
$2,450.00

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Indianapolis: O'Dell and Shields Studios, 1956. Two vintage photo albums documenting Dean Van Lines Indy car team before, during, and after the Indianapolis 500 in 1955 and 1956, with legendary driver Jimmy Bryan at the helm. Several photographs stamped on the verso by the O'Dell and Shields Studios of Indianapolis, longtime contract photographers for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. … Read more
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$2,450.00
image 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
image of Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event, 1934

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Pompton Lakes, NJ: Chivers Motor Company, 1934. Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event sponsored in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey on August 16, 1934. The event was sponsored by the Chivers Motor Company, featuring three Ford cars operated from a distance on the grounds of a local high school. "Magic car" or "phantom auto" shows… Read more
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$300.00
image of Fuck Communism! (Satin banner, circa 1960s)

Fuck Communism! (Satin banner, circa 1960s)

by Paul; Krassner John Francis Putnam (design)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$1,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage satin banner with hand-sewn lettering, by an unknown artist, made after Paul Krassner and John Francis Putnam's 1963 poster. Krassner created the "Fuck Communism" poster for sale through his satirical underground magazine The Realist, with typography by longtime Mad magazine art director Putnam. In addition to publishing The Realist from 1958 to 2001,… Read more
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$1,850.00
image of Archive of 120 vernacular photographs of the Detroit Grand Prix, 1986-1988

Archive of 120 vernacular photographs of the Detroit Grand Prix, 1986-1988

by [Auto racing]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1988. Archive of 120 vernacular borderless color snapshot photographs of the Detroit Grand Prix, taken in 1986, 1987, and 1988. In the summer of 1982, the US became the first country to host three World Championship Grands Prix in one season, with the older Grand Prix West races in Long Beach and Las Vegas joined by… Read more
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$450.00
image of Archive of 14 vernacular photographs of open wheel races at the Iowa State Fair, circa 1950s

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Archive of 13 vintage single-weight vernacular photographs and 1 vintage double-weight vernacular photograph of open-wheel racing events held at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, circa 1950s. The photographs in the archive show close-ups shots of races at the Iowa State Fairgrounds' original half-mile dirt track, with the idiosyncratic vehicle designs and paint… Read more
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$450.00
image of Archive of 20 oversize photographs of Buick auto dealerships, circa 1940s

Archive of 20 oversize photographs of Buick auto dealerships, circa 1940s

by George Miles Ryan (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Item Price
$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Archive of 20 stunning oversized photographs of Buick auto dealerships in Minneapolis, MN, circa 1940s, all owned and operated by the W.R. Stephens Company. Each photograph mounted on board, with the stamp of photographer George Miles Ryan on the verso, and all but five with his name in holograph pencil to the rectos of the boards,… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of Archive of original photographs of race car driver Don Darling, 1972-1974

Archive of original photographs of race car driver Don Darling, 1972-1974

by Don Darling (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
Item Price
$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Archive of 1 color and 20 vintage black-and-white photographs of Central Valley, CA stock car racer Don Darling, 1972-1974. Five photographs loose, the remainder tipped onto black card stock leaves with masking tape. Occasional holograph ink annotations to the tape, identifying the years, as well as dirt tracks in Roseville and Maryville, CA. Included… Read more
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$750.00
image of Archive of 48 original photographs of car accident scenes, 1961-1968

Archive of 48 original photographs of car accident scenes, 1961-1968

by [Automobile accidents]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$975.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of 48 vintage photographs of car accidents scenes in the Columbia County, New York area, from the years 1961-1965, 1966, and 1968. With the stamp of Lee's Studio in Chatham, NY on the verso of the majority of photographs, along with occasional holograph annotations. Most photographs housed in sleeves with annotations detailing dates, locations, and… Read more
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$975.00
image of Original scrapbook belonging to a nursing student, circa 1937

Original scrapbook belonging to a nursing student, circa 1937

by Mary Norris

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1937
Item Price
$1,350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Vintage scrapbook compiled by Mary Norris, a nursing student at Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa, circa 1937. Included are over 100 vernacular photographs, generally featuring classmates, professors, doctors, and her fiance, Donald Malcolm, and their friends in posed shots, several detailed autograph letters signed from Malcolm, and over a dozen typed or handwritten… Read more
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$1,350.00
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Hank Williams, Jr. and The Cheatin' Hearts Promotional Flyer / Handbill for Sunn Amplifiers (Amps in Action)

by Williams, Jr., Hank (subject); The Cheatin' Hearts (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Vintage promotional flyer/handbill of Hank Williams, Jr. and The Cheatin' Hearts for Sunn Amplifiers "Amps in Action" advertising campaign. Hank Williams, Jr. and The Cheatin' Hearts teamed up for a 1972-1973 tour and released one album, now out of print, the instrumental "Just Pickin'...No Singin'" in 1973. 11 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine,… Read more
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$325.00
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Original promotional "I'm a Loretta Lynn fan" paddle hand fan

by Loretta Lynn (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$350.00

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Nashville: Covington Sales Company, 1960. Vintage promotional Loretta Lynn paddle hand fan with an early WSM photograph of Lynn by Les Leverett (used as one of Lynn's early publicity photographs for Decca Records), the Decca Records arrow logo and "'I'm a Loretta Lynn fan' ..." circa 1960. Lynn debuted on Decca in 1960, the same year the first Loretta… Read more
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$350.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Archive of 40 vernacular photographs taken at the NASCAR World 600 race on May 23, 1965 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Eight of the photographs with holograph annotations on the verso, identifying the date and location, as well as drivers pictured. The photographs are primarily taken at track level, and feature… Read more
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$350.00