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image of Archive of original typed and handwritten manuscripts and galleys for novels by Gerald A. Brown, 1960s-1990s

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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Archive of original material belonging to mystery and crime author Gerald A. Browne, consisting of 19 typed manuscripts, 13 handwritten manuscripts, 8 corrected galleys, 3 screenplays, and extensive handwritten, typed, and xerographically duplicated materials pertaining to all novels in the author's oeuvre. Browne was born and raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He attended the University… Read more
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$9,500.00
image of Archive of photographs and letters belonging to British film producer John Palmer

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Archive of material belonging to noted British film producer John Palmer. Included in the archive are leaves from a photo album with over 100 photographs of Palmer's friends and family members, a photograph of the St. James Street Post Office dated 1929 and mounted on stiff brown board, two leatherbound albums containing 101 vernacular photographs of… Read more
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$2,450.00
image of Poor Cecily [Soumise et perverse Cecilie] (Archive of 72 vernacular color snapshots, 18 contact sheet photographs, three lobby cards, black and white and color flyers, and poster from 1975 French release of the 1974 film)

Poor Cecily [Soumise et perverse Cecilie] (Archive of 72 vernacular color snapshots, 18 contact sheet photographs, three lobby cards, black and white and color flyers, and poster from 1975 French release of the 1974 film)

by Lee Frost (director); Cedric Malcome (screenwriter); Angela Field, William Quinn, Sandy Dempsey, Cindy Summers (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
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$1,650.00

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Paris: Alpha France, 1975. Archive of material relating to the production and release of the 1974 US adult film, including 72 vernacular color snapshots (including five duplicates), 18 snapshot-size contact photographs, three double weight glossy French lobby cards, three copies of a black and white French program, one color French program, and one moyenne film poster from the French… Read more
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$1,650.00
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Youth Runs Wild (Archive of 259 original photographs from the 1944 film)

by Mark Robson (director); John Miehle, Ernest A. Bachrach (still photographers); John Fante, Ardel Wray (screenwriters); Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks, Glen Vernon (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1944
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$450.00

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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1944. Collection of 259 vintage reference photographs from the 1944 film, including many candid shots, and three borderless test photographs with printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso. Test photographs with the stamp of still photographer Ernest A. Bachrach to the verso, all others with the stamp of still photographer John Miehle to… Read more
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$450.00
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Archive of photographs of the Ethan Allen Creamery, VT, circa 1930s

by [Vermont] [Factory culture]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1930
Item Price
$650.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Archive of six double weight, borderless photographs of the Ethan Allen Creamery in Essex Junction, VT, circa 1930s. The photographs contain images of both the creamery buildings and interior of the facilities, including the vats used to pasteurize milk, at what the creamery's sign claims is "Vermont's most modern and sanitary milk plant." Photographs roughly… Read more
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$650.00
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A King in New York (Archive of material from the 1957 film)

by Charlie Chaplin (director, screenwriter, starring); Eric Gray (photographer); Dawn Addams, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
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$4,500.00

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London: Attica Film Company, 1957. Archive of material from the 1957 British film, including a Draft production script, a post-production Release script, and a reference photograph inscribed by director Charlie Chaplin to production manager Mickey Delamar: "To Mickey / Thanks for a wonderful job / Charlie Chaplin / July 30th." Also included are a presumably complete set… Read more
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$4,500.00
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A Fine Mess (Archive of five architectural blueprints for the 1986 film)

by Blake Edwards (director, screenwriter); Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Maria Conchita Alonso (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
Item Price
$475.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1986. Archive of five original architectural blueprints for location shooting purposes relating to the 1986 comedy film. Each blueprint numbered one through five (out of five), labeled "Ext. Pazzo Mansion," with the Beverly Hills address of the house, and credits for director Blake Edwards, production designer Roger Maus, and others. The blueprints… Read more
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$475.00
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Breaking Glass (Archive of photographs and ephemera from the 1980 film)

by Brian Gibson (director, screenwriter); Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels, Jon Finch, Jonathan Pryce (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
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$375.00

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N.p.: Warner Columbia Film, 1980. Archive of material from the screening of the 1980 British film at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, including three borderless reference photographs, one pressbook, and one xerographically reproduced competition sheet. All text in French. A young punk singer from London rises to stardom, but discovers that fame comes at the expense of… Read more
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$375.00
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
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Archive of photographs and letters regarding a pair of African American twin child actors

by [African-American Interest] [Photography]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1935
Item Price
$1,200.00

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Los Angeles: N.p., 1935. Archive of material regarding a pair of prospective African American child actors, including four black and white photographs of the children, four autograph letters signed from a "Madame Fay," variously addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Smith and an unnamed "Mr. Agent," and one typescript letter, unsigned (but seemingly from one of the Smiths), responding… Read more
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$1,200.00
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Collection of original posters for Mexican films, 1961-1975

by [Various]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Mexico: Various, 1975. Collection of 19 vintage Mexican posters for films released between 1961-1975. The posters feature full color illustrations in a variety of styles, as the films represented include Westerns, comedies, thrillers, horror, and action films. Directors whose films are represented in the collection include Rene Cardona, Miguel M. Delgado, and Roberto Rodriguez, while actors featured… Read more
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$1,500.00
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The Ambassadors (Archive of three original screenplays from the 1951 television film)

by Henry James (novel); Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Lois Jacoby, Worthington Miner (screenwriters); Betty Furness, Judson Laire, Ilona Massey, Robert Sterling (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1951
Item Price
$1,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1951. Archive of three different draft scripts from the 1951 television film, which originally aired on February 26 on CBS as part of the Studio One anthology series. Screenplays belonging to production manager Mickey Delamar, one with his holograph ink annotations throughout. Delamar worked as a producer, production manager, and assistant director on over 30… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Archive of advertising and photographs for portable 35mm film projectors

by [Film Projectors]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1931
Item Price
$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
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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
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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
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Archive of 19 original screenplays for comedy shorts starring Slim Summerville, 1930-1932

by Slim Summerville (starring); Harry J. Edwards, Stephen R. Robinson (directors); Francis J. Martin, James Mulhauser, Sidney Levee (screenwriters)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1932
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$1,750.00

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Universal City: Universal, 1932. Archive of 19 draft scripts for comedy shorts produced by Universal Pictures between 1930-1932 and starring Slim Summerville. Eight scripts with holograph pencil annotations throughout. An actor and director whose career spanned both the silent and sound eras, Summerville got his start in Mack Sennett's Keystone Kop shorts. Contemporary to the scripts in… Read more
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$1,750.00
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
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$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 Southland Tales (Archive including two script drafts, shooting schedule, and storyboards for the 2006 film)

Southland Tales (Archive including two script drafts, shooting schedule, and storyboards for the 2006 film)

by Richard Kelly (director, screenwriter); Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2006
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$1,650.00

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N.p.: Cherry Road Films, 2006. Archive of material from the 2006 film belonging to uncredited visual effects artist John Follmer, including a Draft screenplay, a Revised Draft screenplay, 2 sets of xerographically reproduced storyboards, and a 15-page xerographically reproduced shooting schedule. In post-apocalypse Los Angeles, an action film actor with amnesia becomes involved with a former porn… Read more
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$1,650.00
image of Archive of 31 photographs of the General Motors Motorama, 1961

Archive of 31 photographs of the General Motors Motorama, 1961

by [Automobiles] [GM Motorama]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
Item Price
$850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Archive of 31 vintage photographs of the final General Motors Motorama auto show, likely taken for press or publicity purposes, in San Francisco, CA in 1961. Housed in a brown paper sleeve with a holograph pencil annotation detailing the location and year. The GM Motorama originated as a small-scale auto show in 1949 at the… Read more
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$850.00
image of Archive of 12 vernacular photographs of a tractor pull at the Boone County Fair in Indianapolis, circa 1964

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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Archive of 12 vintage vernacular photographs of a tractor pull at the Boone County Fair in Indianapolis, circa 1964. Tractor pulls became popular in the Midwest in the 1950s and 1960s, and endure to this day. Pulls generally consisted of tractors in varying weight classes competing in towing a drag, which was either composed… Read more
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$475.00