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Sayonara (Original portrait photograph of Marlon Brando from the 1957 film)

by Joshua Logan (director); James Michener (novel); Paul Osborn (screenwriter); Burt Six (photographer); Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Miiko Taka (starring)

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Published
1957
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1957. Vintage portrait photograph of actor Marlon Brando from the 1957 film. With the stamp of Warner Brothers photographer Bert Six on the verso. Based on James Michener's 1954 novel. An ace pilot falls in love with a Japanese entertainer while stationed at Itami Air Force Base in Kobe, to the displeasure of his… Read more
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Distant Road (First Edition, review copy)

by Nguyen Duy

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Published
1999
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First Edition
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Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Paperback original, Fine in wrappers (softcover). Bilingual edition.
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Seven Sixes are Forty-Three (First Edition)

by Kiran Nagarkar

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Published
1980
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First Edition
ISBN
9780702215025
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Queensland, 1980. First Edition. First Edition in English. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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Singapore (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Scovis, Arthur, Paul Samuelson (screenwriters)

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1975
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Los Angeles: Bennett, 1975. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in is a note to John Bennett of Bennett Productions from Paul Kohner, advising that this is not a good time for Charles Bronson to star in this picture, dated October 7, 1975. After two years in prison, a group of American smugglers in Southeast Asia… Read more
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One-Armed Boxer (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Jimmy Yu Wang (director, screenwriter, starring); Yeh Tien, Hsin Tang (starring)

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1972
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Hong Kong: Cathay Studios / Cheung Ming Film / Golden Harvest, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. After his martial arts school is destroyed by a rival and he loses his arm, a young man must learn to fight one handed in order to seek vengeance. Followed… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Draft script for the ninth episode of the third season of the anthology series "Matinee Theatre," which originally aired on September 12, 1957 on NBC. With two holograph pencil annotations to the title page. During the Korean War, a young Korean boy whose family has been killed in a recent bombing is informally adopted by… Read more
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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (Collection of three original photographs from the 1981 film)

by Peter; Ustinov Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch (starring); Clive Donner (director); Stan Burns, David Axlerod (screenwriters)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Collection of three vintage studio still photographs from the 1981 film. Noted as 81-610 at the bottom right corner of the recto. Based on the detective novel series created in 1925 by author Earl Derr Biggers. The final Charlie Chan film made in the US, released eight years after Daryl Duke's "The Return of… Read more
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The Last Dogfight (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Ernest Tidyman (screenwriter); Martin Caidin (novel)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. First Draft script for an unproduced film, written by the Oscar-winning screenwriter Ernest Tidyman. Based on Martin Caidin's 1974 novel. An American ace pilot and his Japanese counterpart take to the skies during World War II to duel, and are eventually forced into a friendship built on necessity. Screenwriter Ernest Tidyman previously won an Academy… Read more
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Shi hou [The Roaring Lion] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Tian-Chi Wu (director, screenwriter); Cliff Lok, Kien Shih, Eddy Ko, Ching Lin (starring)

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Published
1972
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Hong Kong: Kwong Ming Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. In early 20th century China, a worker accidentally kills his boss in a fight. He flees to Thailand with his friends, where they are forced to fight in an underground fighting ring. 14 x… Read more
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The Way of the Dragon (Collection of three original lobby cards for the 1972 film)

by Bruce Lee (director, screenwriter, starring); Nora Miao, Wei Ping-ou, Robert Wall, Chuck Norris (starring)

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Published
1972
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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest / Concord Productions, 1972. Collection of three vintage lobby cards for the 1972 film, likely for an international release. The first film produced by Bruce Lee's Concord Productions studio, as well as Lee's screenwriting and directorial debuts, and the film debut of Chuck Norris, who battles Lee in an iconic fight scene at… Read more
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The Big Boss (Original program for the 1971 film)

by Bruce Lee (starring); Wei Lo (director, screenwriter); Maria Yi, James Tien, Han Ying-chieh (starring)

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Published
1971
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Hong Kong: Golden Harvest, 1971. Vintage program for the 1971 film, with a one page English language synopsis of the film, and rest of the text in Chinese. Photo-illustrated throughout in both color and black-and-white. Bruce Lee's first major film role, which instantly rocketed him to stardom throughout Southeast Asia, and one where he was originally to… Read more
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Gui men tai ji [The Evil Karate] (Original flyer for the 1971 film)

by Joseph Kuo (director, screenwriter); Tien-Yung Hsu, Yu-Yuan Lin (screenwriters); Ching-Ching Chang, Nan Chiang, Bai-Ju Chi, Tao Chiang (starring)

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Published
1971
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Hong Kong: Hong Hwa Film, 1971. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. A young girl finds an injured warrior, who is being hunted by seven devils. He begins training her in a secret form of "evil karate," and once she grows up, they set out to defeat the… Read more
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Revenge of the Iron Fist Maiden [Deadly Fists] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Fei-Chien Wu (director); Ge Tien (screenplay); Pin Chiang, Chia-Lin Sun, Chin-Feng Wang, Yuan Yi (starring)

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1972
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Taiwan: Hua Hsia Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for Hong Kong release of the 1972 Taiwanese film, here under the title "Deadly Fists." With an English language synopsis on one side. A young woman is sent by her father to discover the secret of a martial artist's fighting style, but falls in love with him instead. Meanwhile,… Read more
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Bamboo (Original script for an unproduced musical play)

by Arnold Meyer (book); David McHugh (music, lyrics)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for an unproduced musical. With holograph ink and pencil annotations to the title page and cast leaf noting the names of prospective actors for each role, including Diana Ross and Jack Gilford. Loosely based on the ninth century Japanese folk tale "Taketori Monogatari" ("the tale of the bamboo cutter"), the story of a… Read more
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Lion's Pride (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Steve Rossen (screenwriter)

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1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Treatment script for an unproduced film. After the independence of India from England and the dividing of the nation into both modern India and Pakistan, a farmer and Sikh is working when a Muslim woman throws herself at his feet. Upon seeing the man who owns her, the farmer realizes he must purchase the… Read more
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The Dark Angel (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by John Lee Mahin (screenwriter)

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Published
1963
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Universal City: Universal International Pictures, 1963. Revised First Draft script for an unproduced film. An early draft of a planned remake of the 1935 film-which was in turn based on the 1925 lost silent film-with the setting moved from World War I to the Korean War. Gerald and Alan are rivals in love for Kitty, their mutual… Read more
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Death By Hanging (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

by Nagisa Oshima (director, screenwriter); Tsutomu Tamara, Mamoru Sasaki, Michinori Fukao (screenwriter); Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Toshio Ishido, Masao Adachi (starring)

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Published
1968
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Unknown: Unknown, 1968. Draft script for the 1968 film. A pitch black comedy about a man sentenced to death who survives his hanging, leading to a two-hour debate among his executioners over how best to handle the situation. Loosely based on a 1958 crime and execution, and a rare (for its time) discussion of the discrimination faced… Read more
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Madame Butterfly (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by John Luther Long (story); Zoe Akins (screenwriter)

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Published
1932
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Draft script for an unproduced film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. An early screenplay by American playwright Zoe Akins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1935 for her adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Old Maid." Based on the 1898 story by John Luther Long. An American… Read more
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A Girl Named Tamiko (Original photograph from the set of the 1962 film)

by John Sturges (director); Ronald Kirkbride (novel); Edward Anhalt (screenwriter); Laurence Harvey, France Nuyen, Martha Hyer, Gary Merrill (starring)

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Published
1962
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Hollywood: Hal Wallis Productions / Paramount Pictures, 1962. Vintage photograph of director John Sturges and actors Laurence Harvey, Gary Merrill and Michael Wilding on the set of the 1962 film. Mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. Based on Ronald Kirkbride's 1959 novel (also a 1960 paperback published by Monarch, an early sleaze publishing house). A Eurasian photographer… Read more
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Qui êtes-vous, Monsieur Sorge? (Collection of 18 original press photographs from a gala for the 1961 film)

by Yves Ciampi (director, screenwriter); Jean Jungmann, Charles Andre (photographers); Tsutomu Sawamura (screenwriter); Thomas Holtzmann, Keiko Kishi, Mario Adorf, Nadine Basile (starring)

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Published
1961
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Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Collection of 18 original single weight press photographs from a gala surrounding the 1961 French-Italian-West German-Japanese film. Most of the photos represent actress Kishi, here as "Kiski," in kimono, and director Ciampi, on-stage behind a microphone and signing autographs, presumably at the French premiere. Several photographs are rubber-stamped on the versos, crediting photographer Jungmann or Andre,… Read more
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