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Archive of six original photographs of opera star Anna Moffo

by Moffo, Anna (subject); Tulio Farabola, Louis Melcancon, et al (photographers)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$165.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archive of six vintage photographs of opera singer Anna Moffo, all taken circa late 1950s and early 1960s. American-born opera singer Anna Moffo was one the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation, debuting on the Italian stage in 1955 and achieving lasting fame there after appearing on Italian television as Cio-Cio San in… Read more
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$165.00
image of Archive of nine contact sheets with photos for male models/bodybuilders at the Athletic Model Guild (AMG), circa 1950s

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Archive of nine silver gelatin contact sheets, with each contact sheet containing 25-40 photos of male models photographed for the Athletic Model Guild (or AMG) during the early-mid 1950s. These contact sheets functioned as both an index of models (each sheet has an alphanumeric index number) and a means of advertising photos that could be ordered… Read more
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$875.00
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Lake of the Ozarks, MO: Kirkwood Lodge, 1956. Archive of ten vintage photographs of a trip to the Les Gotcher Square Dance Institute located at the Kirkwood Lodge in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri in 1956, by Bob and Clare Kennedy. Included is a certificate, signed by Gotcher, and a map of the region. Gotcher was an… Read more
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$575.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Archive of 288 vernacular color photographs of country music acts from the 1970s, housed in a contemporary photo album, with the subject of nearly every photograph identified by holograph ink captions. Occasional additional notations give a date range between 1972-1980 for the photographs, with most being dated 1977-1979. The photographs primarily consist of performers… Read more
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$2,850.00
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Archive of seven letters from Kathy Acker to Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1976

by Acker, Kathy; Rudolph Wurlitzer

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$18,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Archive of six autograph letters signed and one typed letter signed from Kathy Acker to fellow experimental novelist Rudolph Wurlitzer, twenty five pages total, undated, but written during the first half of 1976 based on dates mentioned in the body of one of the letters. From the collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer, with provenance. Acker… Read more
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$18,500.00
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Collection of original posters for Spanish films, 1961-1976

by [Various]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$2,000.00

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Spain: Various, 1976. Collection of 30 vintage posters for Spanish or Spanish co-productions released between 1961-1976. The posters predominantly feature full color illustrations but also include photo-illustrations and other techniques, showcasing the variety of graphic design techniques which evolved over the decade-plus covered by the collection. Even among the illustrated posters, a variety of styles can be… Read more
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$2,000.00
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Collection of 63 photographs of the crash of United Airlines Flight 173

by [United Airlines Flight 173]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Item Price
$1,250.00

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Portland, OR: N.p., 1978. Collection of 63 vernacular color photographs of the scene of the crash of commercial United Airlines Flight 173 that occurred on December 28, 1978 in suburban Portland, Oregon. Likely shot by an investigator or airline employee, the photographs in this archive depict a comprehensive survey of the scene of the crash, including images… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Producer's archive for the 2007 film)

by Kasdan, Jake (director, screenwriter); Judd Apatow (screenwriter); John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, Kristen Wiig (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2007
Item Price
$1,250.00

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Hollywood: Apatow Productions, 2007. Producer's archive for the 2007 comedy, including extensive production schedules, props lists, and set and wardrobe files. Also included is a final cast, crew, and contacts list, dated May 18, 2007, bound separately with black coil binding. A childhood tragedy leads musician Dewey Cox up the ladder to stardom, cycling through nearly every musical… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

by Wurlitzer, Rudy

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$30,000.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of manuscript material for Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1968 debut novel "Nog," including a complete first draft of the novel, showing significant differences from the published version and with an unpublished final chapter, and over 300 loose manuscript pages, both with extensive holograph annotations throughout. As complete and detailed an archive regarding a writer's creative process as… Read more
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$30,000.00
image of 62 Vernacular Photographs from Germany, largely of Volkswagen Beetles (Original photographs circa early 1960s)

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archive of 62 vernacular photographs, likely taken by an American GI stationed on a US base in postwar Germany, with 57 of those photographs depicting a fascination with Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle cars that borders on obsession. At least three different Beetles are depicted in the collection, including a myriad of artfully-shot close-up's of body… Read more
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$725.00
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The Deputy (Archive of 26 scripts from the television Western series, 1959-1961 )

by Lear, Norman and Roland Kibbee (creators); Henry Fonda, Allen Case (starring); Tay Garnett, Felix E. Feist, John Brahm, Reginal LeBorg, Sidney Lanfield (directors); Michael Kraike (producer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC] / Top Gun Productions, 1961. Archive of 26 scripts from the early revisionist television Western, the working copies of producer Michael Kraike, consisting the second half of the first season (1959-1960) and the first half of the second season (1960-1961). These two halves are in two full red leather presentation bindings, each with… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Scandal Sheet [Dark Page] (Archive of production material for the 1952 film)

by Karlson, Phil (director); Samuel Fuller (novel); Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe (screenwriter); Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek, Rosemary DeCamp, Henry O'Neill, Harry Morgan (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1947
Item Price
$875.00

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Culver City, CA: Edward Small Productions, 1947. Archive of production material for the 1952 film noir consisting of the following: breakdown, set list, wardrobe plot, shooting schedule, and a summary of detail budget. With a type written letter outlining the contents of the archive from producer Edward Small to Dan O'Shea, signed by Edward Small in holograph ink and… Read more
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$875.00
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Archive of McKendree Spring material from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss

by [McKendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
Item Price
$3,500.00

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N.p.: Various, 1996. Archive of material from the estate of Michael Dreyfuss, violinist for progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, including material spanning over four decades, with the majority of the material dating from the band's heyday in the 1970s. This listing includes 15 posters, 817 pages of material from the creation of at least five McKendree Spring… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of The Gendarme of Champignol [Le gendarme de Champignol] (Archive of photographs and keybook contact prints for the 1959 film)

The Gendarme of Champignol [Le gendarme de Champignol] (Archive of photographs and keybook contact prints for the 1959 film)

by Bastia, Jean (director); Roger Pierre (screenwriter); Roselle (still photographer); Jean Richard, Roger Pierre, Alexandre Drean, Veronique Zuber (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$525.00

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Paris: Cinedis, 1959. Collection of 269 vintage black-and-white photographs for the 1959 French film. The collection consists of two unique and complimentary pieces, one being a film still keybook with 68 contact prints of small format negatives, most with 12 images per print, amounting to over 800 images captured. Nearly all images with series number bordering the… Read more
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$525.00
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Archive of 163 original travel photographs, 1922-1927

by Schoedsack, Ernest B. (photographer, subject), Merian C. Cooper (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1927
Item Price
$12,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1927. and the photographs here, mostly of native islanders, are likely from the first of those journeys. The fourth and fifth volumes contain photographs of the Middle East. The fourth features numerous photographs of French Foreign Legionnaires, in addition to locals, and are taken in Saudi Arabia, primarily in and around the city of Jeddah.… Read more
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$12,500.00
image of Archive of 15 photographs documenting the moving of Heinz House

Archive of 15 photographs documenting the moving of Heinz House

by [Ford, Herny; Henry J. Heinz]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1954
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1954. Archive of 15 photographs documenting the deconstruction, transportation, and reconstruction of the Heinz House during 1952-1954, after it was purchased by the Henry Ford Museum and added to museum's Greenfield Village. Twelve of the photographs with the stamp of the Henry Ford Museum on the verso, the remaining three with the stamp of the Heinz Company.… Read more
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$450.00
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Archive of 41 issues of Filmmakers Newsletter, 1967-1971

by Linder, Carl (editor, founder); Suni Mallow, H. Whitney Bailey (editors, publishers); Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, George Maciunas, Hollis Frampton, Bill Plympton, Standish Lawder, Alan Lomax (contributors)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Item Price
$2,000.00

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New York: Filmmakers Newsletter / Filmmakers' Cinematheque, 1971. Archive of 41 issues of "Filmmakers Newsletter," dating from the first four years of the magazine, including Vol. I, issue 1. Early issues of the magazine are scarce, and putting together a collection of this size piecemeal would be prohibitively difficult. Founded in 1967 by experimental filmmaker Carl Linder… Read more
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$2,000.00
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The Entity (Archive of 7 screenplay drafts for the 1982 film)

by Furie, Sidney J. (director); Frank De Felitta (screenwriter); Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
Item Price
$2,500.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980. Archive of seven scripts for the 1982 film. Included is a first draft, third draft, four undated drafts, and one draft under the working title "Carlotta: A Haunted Lady." Two scripts with holograph annotations present. From the estate of Frank De Felitta. Based on the 1978 novel of the same name about… Read more
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$2,500.00
image of Archive of four photographs from the Illumineer Lounge, Chicago, 1967

Archive of four photographs from the Illumineer Lounge, Chicago, 1967

by Patterson, Pat (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Archive of four double weight, color vernacular photographs taken at the Illumineer Lounge, an African American club or bar in Chicago, 1967. Each photograph with holograph annotations on the verso identifying the location, date ("17 September 1967"), and occasion ("Leslie D. Kinnison Birthday Celebration"), along with the stamp of Blue Bird, Inc, a jukebox rental company.… Read more
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$325.00
image of Archive of 7 original photographs of Alligator Records artists, circa 1970s

Archive of 7 original photographs of Alligator Records artists, circa 1970s

by [Alligator Records] Ed Williams, Lonnie Brooks, Maurice John Vaughn, and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials (subjects)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$125.00

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Chicago: Alligator Records, 1970. Archive of seven vintage promotional photographs for Alligator Records recording artists, circa 1970s. Founded in 1970, independent blues label Alligator Records continues to release music to this day. Included are images of Ed Williams, Lonnie Brooks, Maurice John Vaughn, and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials. 8 x 10 inches.… Read more
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$125.00