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cover of The Seven-Ups (Archive of material from the 1973 film)

The Seven-Ups (Archive of material from the 1973 film)

by Philip D'Antoni (director, producer); Albert Ruben, Alexander Jacobs, Sonny Grosso (screenwriters); Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines (starring)

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Archive of material from the 1973 film belonging to producer-director Philip D'Antoni, including several draft treatments for scenes in the film, handwritten shooting schedules and filming notes, crew memos regarding filming and location scouting, cost reports on Twentieth Century-Fox letterhead, a German film pressbook, location shooting maps, a reference photograph of D'Antoni mapping out the film's… Read more
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cover of Lines Written for Gene Kelly To Dance To (Original manuscript, annotated, inscribed by Carl Sandburg to Nelson Riddle)

Lines Written for Gene Kelly To Dance To (Original manuscript, annotated, inscribed by Carl Sandburg to Nelson Riddle)

by Carl Sandburg (poem); Nelson Riddle (composer); Gene Kelly (starring); Joseph Cates (director)

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Published
1959
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Original carbon typescript manuscript of Carl Sandburg's 1959 poem. INSCRIBED by Sandburg to Nelson Riddle: "Nelson Riddle / Ever good wishes / Carl Sandburg." Additional annotations in holograph pencil and ink by Sandburg throughout, as well as a few annotations relating to tempo and structure, presumably made by Riddle, in holograph pencil. The poem was… Read more
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cover of Archive of original awards and photographs relating to director George Roy Hill

Archive of original awards and photographs relating to director George Roy Hill

by [Film] [Archives] George Roy Hill (subject)

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Published
1980
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$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Archive of material belonging to director George Roy Hill, including an AFI Award for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," a brass plaque dated May 22, 1976 declaring Hill an Honorary Lugan of Johnstown, one alumni achievement award dated 1985 and presented to Hill from The Blake School, and an International Award from the Academie du… Read more
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cover of Dark Sanity [Straight Jacket] (Original photograph album from the 1982 film)

Dark Sanity [Straight Jacket] (Original photograph album from the 1982 film)

by Martin Green (director); Larry Hilbrand, Phillip Pine (screenwriters); Aldo Ray, Kory Clark, Chuck Jamison, Bobby Holt (starring)

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Published
1982
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$1,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Vintage album with approximately 300 reference photographs, a mix of black-and-white and color, from the 1982 horror film. Included with the album are four contact sheets (presenting approximately 120 images), one loose black-and-white reference photograph, and four negative strips housed in individual sleeves, all housed in a photography developer envelope. Single holograph ink annotation on the… Read more
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cover of Archive of 41 original autograph letters from silent film actor William S. Hart to actress Jane Novak, 1921

Archive of 41 original autograph letters from silent film actor William S. Hart to actress Jane Novak, 1921

by [Silent Film] [Western Americana] William S. Hart (actor)

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Published
1921
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$6,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1921. Archive of 41 autograph letters from early silent film actor William S. Hart to his fiancée, actress Jane Novak, written on Hart's personal letterhead and dated between May 4 and 26, 1921. Included with the letters are their original mailing envelopes (addressed to Novak's residence at the Biltmore in New York) as well as typescript transcriptions… Read more
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cover of Bullitt (Original concept artwork for the 1968 film)

Bullitt (Original concept artwork for the 1968 film)

by Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn (starring); Norbert Jobst (designer); Peter Yates (director); Robert L. Pike (novel); Alan R. Trustman, Harry Kleiner (screenwriters)

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Published
1968
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1968. Vintage concept artwork for the 1968 film. A striking two-color op-art design by uncredited artist Norbert Jobst, who had previously worked in title design for the 1967 film "Games." The dimensions of the artwork suggests it was designed for a pressbook or film program. Mounted and laminated, and stamped with a… Read more
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cover of Original Hüsker Dü setlist, handwritten by Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 concert at the On Broadway Theatre in San Francisco

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage Hüsker Dü setlist, executed in holograph ink by guitarist Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 show at San Francisco's On Broadway Theatre, with a corresponding holograph ink annotation of "OB 6-16-82" on the lower right corner of the verso. Full provenance available. The setlist features 20 songs from "Land Speed Record" (1982), "In… Read more
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cover of Original "Bustoon" illustration by Bill Ward drawn for Russ Meyer

Original "Bustoon" illustration by Bill Ward drawn for Russ Meyer

by [Original artwork] [Sexploitation] [Russ Meyer] Bill Ward (illustrator)

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Published
1980
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$8,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original illustration artwork, circa 1980s, commissioned by sexploitation maestro Russ Meyer, from his collection. Noted "good girl" artist Bill Ward was a favorite of Meyer's, and Ward's art decorates all three volumes of the director's 2000 autobiography, "A Clean Breast! The Life and Loves of Russ Meyer." This particular illustration appears on page 158… Read more
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cover of The Black Cat (Original photograph of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff playing chess on the set of the 1934 film, inscribed by Karloff)

The Black Cat (Original photograph of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff playing chess on the set of the 1934 film, inscribed by Karloff)

by Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (starring); Edgar G. Ulmer (director); Roman Freulich (photographer); Edgar Allan Poe (story); Peter Ruric (screenwriter)

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Published
1934
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1934. Vintage oversize reference photograph of actors Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff playing chess between takes on the set of the 1934 film. INSCRIBED by Karloff on the top right corner: "To Violet / with every good wish / Boris Karloff." Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Roman… Read more
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cover of Reel-to-reel tape recording for a 1978 anti-PCP public service announcement

Reel-to-reel tape recording for a 1978 anti-PCP public service announcement

by Gil Scott-Heron

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Published
1978
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$975.00

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New York: Arista Records, 1978. Vintage tape recording of a 1978 anti-drug public service announcement by noted soul and jazz musician-poet Gil Scott-Heron. Included with the tape is an audio CD and MP3 file of same. The recording features Scott-Heron narrating both 15 second and 30 second radio spots about the dangers of PCP use over clips… Read more
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cover of Original oversize full color photograph of Emmylou Harris from her 1981 album "Evangeline

Original oversize full color photograph of Emmylou Harris from her 1981 album "Evangeline

by [Photography] [Album artwork] Emmylou Harris (subject); Olivier Ferrand (photographer)

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Published
1981
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$8,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Original oversize treated photograph used as the shooting artwork for the 1981 album. Hinged with a mylar cover and outer cropping labels, as originally constructed. Full provenance available. Composed primarily of outtake material from past recording sessions, the album was a surprise commercial hit for Emmylou Harris, certified Gold in less than… Read more
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cover of His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)

His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)

by [Photography] [Album artwork] Van Morrison (subject); David Gahr (photographer)

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Published
1970
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$17,500.00

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Los Angeles: Warner Brothers Records, 1970. Original photographic artwork assemblage for Van Morrison's classic 1970 album, , with original double exposure photograph by David Gahr, designed by Janet Planet and used by Warner Brothers Records as shooting artwork for the album cover. Production annotations, in holograph marker and pencil, at bottom of board below the image. Annotations on… Read more
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cover of Original oversize photograph of Bob Dylan used for the cover of the 1991 release Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3

Original oversize photograph of Bob Dylan used for the cover of the 1991 release Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3

by [Photography] [Album artwork] Bob Dylan (subject), Don Hunstein (photographer)

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Published
1991
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$15,000.00

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New York: Columbia Records, 1991. Original matte finish photograph of Bob Dylan by photographer Don Hunstein, shot circa 1960, struck for the first time in 1991 for use as shooting artwork on the cover of the 1991 box set. To our knowledge, the only print struck from the negative. The image of Dylan in the photograph on offer… Read more
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cover of Stranger on the Third Floor (Original screenplay for the 1940 film noir)

Stranger on the Third Floor (Original screenplay for the 1940 film noir)

by [Film scripts] [Film Noir] Peter Lorre (starring); Boris Ingster (director); Frank Partos, Nathanael West (screenwriters); John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron, Elisha Cook Jr. (starring)

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Published
1940
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New York: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. Revised Draft script for the 1940 film noir, generally considered to be the first in the American film noir cycle. An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a cafe owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself. Widely… Read more
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cover of The Seven-Ups (Original screenplay for the 1973 film, director Philip D'Antoni's working copy)

The Seven-Ups (Original screenplay for the 1973 film, director Philip D'Antoni's working copy)

by Philip D'Antoni (director); Albert Ruben, Alexander Jacobs, Sonny Grosso (screenwriters); Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines (starring)

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Published
1972
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film. Working copy belonging to director Philip D'Antoni, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout. D'Antoni was a major figure in 1970s New Hollywood Cinema, as the producer of "Bullitt" (1968), "The French Connection" (1972), and "The Seven-Ups" (1973). Based on an original story by… Read more
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cover of The Hombre from Sonora (First Edition, inscribed by Willeford)

The Hombre from Sonora (First Edition, inscribed by Willeford)

by Charles Willeford writing as Will Charles

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Lenox Hill Press, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED playfully by the author on the verso of the half-title page: "To Mark Reinsberg / the hombre from the capital of incontinence-that is, existentially / My best regards for authoritarianism. / Chas. Willeford / 19 Nov '71." After an early career in paperback originals, Willeford's second… Read more
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cover of Out of the Past [Build My Gallows High] (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, James M. Cain draft)

Out of the Past [Build My Gallows High] (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, James M. Cain draft)

by [Film scripts] James M. Cain (screenwriter); Jacques Tourneur (director); Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming (starring)

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Published
1946
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$14,000.00

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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1946. Estimating script for the 1947 film, dated April 3, 1946. James M. Cain's ultimately uncredited rewrite of Geoffrey Homes' early draft, based on Homes' 1946 novel, "Build My Gallows High," which was at that time still unpublished. A rare script, confirming a claim still listed as unsubstantiated by the AFI… Read more
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cover of Spook Country (Archive including original corrected manuscript and corrected galleys)

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N.p.: [G.P. Putnam's Sons / Viking Press], 2007. Archive containing the author's original corrected printed typescript and corrected galleys for the 2007 novel, both dated February 2006. Annotations in both documents by author William Gibson and a proofreader in various colors of holograph ink (typically Gibson's are in red and proofreaders' are in green). The second novel… Read more
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cover of Blood on the Moon [L.A. Death Trip] (Original typescript for the 1981 novel, with autograph letter signed)

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(Los Angeles): N.p., 1981. First draft manuscript for the 1984 novel, dated 1981, and here under the working title "L.A. Death Trip." INSCRIBED by Ellroy on one of two title pages (with another unused title, "Because the Night," crossed out), in which the author identifies this typed manuscript as a "precursor" draft to "Blood on the Moon" and specifies… Read more
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cover of Three Plays: Awake and Sing, Waiting for Lefty, 'Til the Day I Die (First Edition, signed by twenty-five members of the original cast)

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New York: Covici-Friede, 1935. First edition, second issue of Odet's first book, containing his first three plays, "Awake and Sing!," "Waiting for Lefty," and "Till the Day I Die," all of which were written for and premiered by the Group Theatre in the first half of 1935. Copy belonging to Emanuel "Manny" Fried, an understudy to Group… Read more
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