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Fear Strikes Out (Original photograph of Anthony Perkins and Norma Moore from the 1957 film)

by Robert Mulligan (director); Jimmy Piersall (subject); Bill Avery (still photographer); Ted Berkman, Raphael Blau (screenwriters); Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden (starring)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph from the 1957 film, showing actors Anthony Perkins and Norma Moore. With the stamps of photographer Bill Avery and editor Bud Fraker on the verso, along with the stamp of Photoplay and several holograph pencil and ink annotations regarding layout. A dramatization of the experiences of major league baseball… Read more
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The Life of Andrew Jackson: The Border Captain; Portrait of a President (Hardcover)

by [Andrew Jackson] Marquis James

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Published
1937
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$15.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1937. Later printing, complete in one volume. About Very Good lacking dust jacket. Owner name to half-title page.
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The Bishop Jots It Down: An Autobiographical Strain on Memories (Signed First Edition)

by Francis Clement Kelley

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Published
1939
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First Edition
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in green cloth with gilt titles to the spine and no dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Moderate fade to the spine with some lift to the cloth on the boards and light bumping and rubbing to the tips. The binding is… Read more
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Robert Benchley: A Biography (First Edition)

by [Nathaniel Benchley]

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Published
1955
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First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket.
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Print The Legend: The Life And Times Of John Ford (Softcover)

by Scott Eyman

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2000
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9780801865602
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. First printing of this edition. Near Fine in trade softcover binding. Moderate bump lower rear spine and panel.
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Charles Laughton - An Intimate Biography (First Edition)

by Charles Higham

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Published
1976
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First Edition
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket.
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Print The Legend: The Life And Times Of John Ford (Softcover)

by Scott Eyman

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2000
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. First printing of this edition. Near Fine in trade softcover binding with a minor bump along the lower spine.
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Andrei Rublev (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Andrei Tarkovsky (director, screenwriter); Andrei Konchalovskiy (screenwriter); Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko (starring)

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Published
1966
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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Vintage reference photograph from the 1966 Russian film, showing actress Irma Raush. Director Andrei Tarkovsky's sprawling 15th-century drama, capturing seven episodes in the life of revered Russian iconographer Andrei Rublev, from his humble origins as a traveling monk to his later years returning to painting after a long and meditative sabbatical. Set in medieval Russia, shot on… Read more
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Lawrence of Arabia (Original oversize photograph from the 1962 film)

by David Lean (director, screenwriter); T. E. Lawrence (writings); Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (screenwriters); Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer (starring)

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Published
1962
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph from the 1962 film, shot on location in the Moroccan desert. Mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence. An incomparable film. Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age… Read more
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Funny Girl (Original photograph of Herbert Ross from the casting of the 1968 film)

by William Wyler (director); Isobel Lennart (musical play, screenwriter); Herbert Ross (choreographer); Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford(starring)

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Published
1967
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1967. Vintage reference photograph of choreographer and director of musical numbers, Herbert Ross, with a line of 15 girls in bikinis, from the casting of the 1968 film. Ross had previously worked with Streisand in her Broadway debut, in "I Can Get It for You Wholesale" (1962). 1967 "Columbia Pictures Corp." stamp on verso.… Read more
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Directed by John Ford (Two original photographs from the 1971 film)

by Peter Bogdanovich (director, screenwriter); John Ford, Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Martin Scorsese (starring)

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Published
1972
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Los Angeles: American Film Institute [AFI], 1972. Two vintage studio still photographs, one borderless with a bottom margin, and one with a wide bottom margin, of Peter Bogdanovich and John Ford, from the 1971 film. One with a mimeo snipe on verso, for the 9th New York Film Festival, the film's US premiere. Bogdanovich's documentary on the life and… Read more
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Bugatti: Carlo, Rembrandt, Ettore, Jean (First Edition)

by Philippe; Dejean Jacques Boulay (photographs)

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Published
1982
ISBN
9780847804467
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New York: Rizzoli, 1982. First American Edition, preceded by the French edition published by Editions du Regard in 1981. Photo-illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white. A superb history of the Bugatti family: Carlo (the father, a furniture designer), Rembrandt Bugatti (son, a sculptor), and Ettore and Jean (son and grandson, automobile designers). Fine and unread in a Near Fine… Read more
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Cleopatra (Collection of two original reference photographs and one original storyboard from the 1963 film)

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (director, screenwriter); Carlo Maria Franzero (book); Sidney Buchman, Ranald MacDougall (screenwriters); Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall (starring)

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Published
1963
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Collection of two vintage oversize borderless black and white set design reference photographs and one original charcoal pencil storyboard from the 1963 film. Photographs and illustration mounted on heavyweight cardboard, with holograph pencil annotations on the verso. Based on Carlo Maria Franzero's 1957 book "The Life and Times of Cleopatra." Twentieth Century-Fox's ambitious, bank-breaking venture, the most… Read more
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Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Original photograph of Jacques Demy and Yves Montand from the set of the 1988 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Francoise Fabian (starring)

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Published
1988
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N.p.: AMLF, 1988. Vintage reference photograph of Jacques Demy and Yves Montand on the set of the 1988 film. Demy's fanciful portrait of the life of singer and actor Yves Montand (playing himself), who returns to Marseille, the city of his childhood, to rehearse a stage musical based on his life, and falls in love the female lead, Marian… Read more
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Three Seats for the 26th [Trois Places pour le 26] (Two original photograph of Jacques Demy from the set of the 1988 film)

by Jacques Demy (director, screenwriter); Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Francoise Fabian (starring)

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Published
1988
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$225.00

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N.p.: AMLF, 1988. Two vintage reference photographs of Jacques Demy on the set of the 1988 film. Demy's fanciful portrait of the life of singer and actor Yves Montand (playing himself), who returns to Marseille, the city of his childhood, to rehearse a stage musical based on his life, and falls in love the female lead, Marian (only to… Read more
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The Scarlet Empress (Original photograph of Josef von Sternberg from the set of the 1934 film)

by Josef von Sternberg (director); Manuel Komroff (book); Eleanor McGeary (screenwriter); Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Same Jaffe (starring)

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Published
1934
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$550.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage borderless reference photographs of Josef von Sternberg on the set of the 1934 film. Mimeo snipe printed in English and Spanish on verso. Loosely based on the diary of Catherine the Great as edited by Manuel Komroff, following her from childhood through her rise to Empress. Sternberg's sixth and penultimate film starring Marlene… Read more
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Bonnie and Clyde (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1967 film)

by Arthur Penn (director); David Newman, Robert Benton (screenwriters); Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman (starring)

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Published
1967
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage borderless studio still photograph of director Arthur Penn and actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty resting between takes while filming on location for the 1967 film, with cinematographer Burnett Guffey looking on to the right. With holograph pencil and ink annotations regarding cropping on the verso, along with a provenance stamp. From the… Read more
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image of Satchmo the Great (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow from the 1957 film)

Satchmo the Great (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow from the 1957 film)

by Louis Armstrong (subject, starring); Edward R. Murrow (screenwriter, starring); Leonard Bernstein, James Young, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw (starring)

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Published
1957
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1957. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1957 documentary film, showing jazz great Louis Armstrong and reporter Edward R. Murrow. A biography following Armstrong and his band as they embark on a world tour. Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, in London, England, and in Memphis, New Orleans, and New York in… Read more
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The Iron Curtain (Original photograph of Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews from the 1948 film)

by William A. Wellman (director); Milton Krims (screenwriter); Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, June Havoc, Berry Kroeger, Edna Best (starring)

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Published
1948
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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph from the 1948 film, showing actors Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Based on the real experiences of Ivor Gouzenko, a Communist code-breaker assigned to the Soviet Embassy in wartime Canada who defected from the USSR after the war. Subject to controversy upon release, with liberals protesting the film's depiction of the… Read more
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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Original photograph from the 1956 film)

by Michael Curtiz (director); William Bowers, Phoebe Ephron (screenwriters); Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North (starring)

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Published
1956
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$150.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956. Vintage reference photograph from the 1956 film, showing actors Jacques D'Amboise and Sheree North in a deep dancer's dip. With a mimeo snipe on the verso, along with holograph pencil annotations regarding layout. Based on the careers of Broadway songwriting trio DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson, who rose to popularity in the early 20th century. Set… Read more
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