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The Education of Sonny Carson (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by Campus, Michael (director); Sonny Carson (autobiography); Fred Hudson (screenwriter); Rony Clanton, Don Gordon, Joyce Walker (starring)

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Published
1974
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1974. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1974 film. Based on Sonny Carson's 1972 autobiography of the same name. Based on the memoirs of controversial political figure and civil rights activist Sonny Carson. The film spans from his youthful brush with the law, through his years as a prominent gang member, to his final… Read more
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Kelly's Crazies (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Paesornek, Michael and Don Carmody (screenwriters)

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Published
1984
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$75.00

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Montreal: Dal/Carmody Productions, 1984. Draft script for an unproduced film. After two kids end up dead by means of overdosing on heroin, a few leaders of the Black community decide to figure out what is causing all the unpure and cut heroin to start cropping up in their community. Blue untitled wrappers. Title… Read more
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The House on Skull Mountain (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Honthaner, Ron (director); Mildred Pares (screenwriter); Victor French, Janee Michelle, Jean Durand, Mike Evans (starring)

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Published
1973
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$875.00

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Los Angeles: Chocolate Chip / Pinto, 1973. Final Draft script for the 1974 blaxploitation film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout, many noting camera cuts and props to be used during production. Four estranged cousins (three black, one white) convene at a mansion called Skull Mountain to attend the… Read more
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The Cool World (Original playbill for the 1960 play)

by Rossen, Robert (director, playwright); Warren Miller (playwright, novelist); Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Hilda Simms (starring)

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Published
1960
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$325.00

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New York: Playbill, 1960. Original "Playbill Magazine" playbill for the 1960 Broadway debut of the play "The Cool World," dated February 22, 1960 and noted as Volume 4 No. 9. "The Cool World" opened first in Philadelphia, then premiered on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on February 22, 1960 and closed on February 23, for a total of… Read more
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Three the Hard Way (Collection of seven lobby cards from the 1974 film)

by Parks, Jr., Gordon (director); Eric Bercovici, Jerrold L. Ludwig (screenwriters); Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Sheila Frazier (starring)

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Published
1974
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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1974. Collection of seven vintage lobby cards from the 1974 film. One of the cards has been SIGNED by star Jim Brown on the recto. "Three the Hard Way" sees three of the biggest stars of the blaxploitation era uniting for the first time to stop white supremacists from unleashing a poison that… Read more
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Black Gunn (Collection of 10 original lobby cards from the 1972)

by Hartford-Davis, Robert (director, screenwriter); Robert Shearer, Franklin Coen (screenwriters); Jim Brown, Martin Landau (starring)

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Published
1972
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Culver City, CA: Columbia, 1972. Collection of 10 vintage lobby cards from the 1972 film. Also included is a lobby card which has been trimmed by 50% and SIGNED by the film's star, Jim Brown. Two images shown. Please inquire to see others. British director Robert Hartford-Davis originally conceived of the story for the film based… Read more
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The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim (First Edition)

by Iceberg Slim

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780870674143
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Holloway House No. 88-414, 1971. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. The author's fourth book, a collection of essays by the noted African-American author, examining life on the fringes of inner city Chicago. Near Fine or better in wrappers. A very bright, unread copy.
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Funkavision (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Taylor, Homer

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Published
1988
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1988. First Draft script for an unproduced film. A comedy about the titular fictional music variety show. The cast list notes several heavyweight comedic actors, including Richard Pryor, Lilly Tomlin, Dan Ackroyd, and Eddie Murphy, but it's unclear if they were attached to the project or if it's a wish list, as the script also… Read more
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Ghost Fever (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

by Madden, Lee (director); Oscar Brodney, Ron Rich (screenwriters); Sherman Hemsley, Luis Avalos, Myron Healey (starring)

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Published
1984
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Los Angeles: Miramax, 1984. Draft script for the 1986 film, here under an alternate working title. Draft credited to producer Ron Rich, who would go uncredited on the final film. With occasional brief holograph corrections to the text. A supernatural comedy, in which two police officers become trapped in a haunted plantation, encountering ghosts, vampires, and zombies,… Read more
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The Boxing Team (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Rich, Ron; Paul C. Rose (screenwriters)

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Published
1970
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Hollywood: R and R Productions, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film comedy. A young wealthy boy runs away to the Marines and ends up competing on their boxing team. Though he is an unusually talented boxer, his true ambition is to become a musician. Luckily for him the entire boxing team is also musically talented. … Read more
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The Crips (Original typescript for an unproduced film)

by Townsend, Edward A.

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Published
N.d.
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$500.00

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N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Typescript draft for an unproduced film. A soldier's father is killed when witnessing a gang hit in Los Angeles and the soldier, on 30 day leave from his tour in Vietnam in order to attend his father's funeral, is out for revenge. A blunt condemnation of violent gangs. … Read more
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Onyx (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Kilpatrick, Lincoln (screenwriter, story writer); J.S. Cardone (screenwriter); Bill Nolan (story writer)

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Published
1977
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Draft script for an unproduced film. With 19 pages of budget estimates laid in. A man returns to his small southern home town and finds that he is the heir to a Voodoo artifact, and the ancient spirit that possesses it. Had the script been picked up by a studio it would have been… Read more
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Black Gunn (Original double weight photograph of Jim Brown and Robert Hartford-Davis on the set of the 1972 film)

by Hartford-Davis, Robert (director, screenwriter); Robert Shearer, Franklin Coen (screenwriters); Jim Brown, Martin Landau (starring)

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Published
1970
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Culver City, CA: Champion Production Company / Columbia Pictures, 1970. Vintage double weight photograph of famed Blaxploitation actor Jim Brown and noted British director Robert Hartford-Davis conferring on the set of the 1972 film. With a bold production company stamp on the verso, crediting Brown, Hartford-Davis, and producers John Heyman and Norman Priggen. British director Robert Hartford-Davis… Read more
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Hit [Hit] (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Furie, Sidney J. (director); Alan Trustman, David M. Wolf (screenwriters); Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles (starring)

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Published
1972
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film. Nick (Williams) is a federal agent tracking down a heroin ring, with the help of a few recruits he's trained, and seeking revenge for his deceased daughter. Prostitution, Vietnam War vets, and a Jewish ex-con make the nearly three-hour hit an explosive dose of action. … Read more
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Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (First Edition, Melvin Van Peebles' copy)

by Peebles, Melvin Van

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Published
1973
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Bantam Books, 1973. First Edition. No. R7678. First Edition, a paperback original. Melvin Van Peebles' copy, with his name, company name ("Y.E.A.H., Inc."), address, and phone number in holograph ink on the inside front wrapper. Contains the script and lyrics for Van Peebles' Broadway play, a series of 19 politically outspoken, darkly comic, and sexually… Read more
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Truck Turner (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by Hayes, Isaac, Yaphet Kotto (starring); Jonathan Kaplan (director); Oscar Williams, Michael Allin (screenwriter)

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Published
1974
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1974. Vintage still photographs from the 1974 film. Featuring Yaphet Kotto and two of his compatriots. A constant barrage of car chases and bloody shootouts, Isaac Hayes plays a pimp-killing bounty hunter on whom the tables are turned, when one of his mark's girlfriends puts a hit out on him.… Read more
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...tick...tick...tick... (Original poster for the 1970 film)

by Nelson, Ralph (director); James Lee Barrett (screenwriter, producer); Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March (starring)

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Published
1970
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$25.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1970. Original US one sheet poster for the 1970 film. Jim Brown is elected sheriff of a town in the deep South, and when a rich man's son kills a girl in a drunken hit and run, Brown must recruit the help of the people, and the previous white sheriff, to achieve… Read more
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Greased Lightning (Original poster for the 1977 film)

by Schultz, Michael (director); Kenneth Vose, Lawrence DuKore, Melvin Van Peebles, Leon Capetanos (screenwriters); Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier (starring)

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Published
1977
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1977. Original US one sheet poster for the 1977 film. Based on the true story of Wendell Scott: a taxi driver, moonshine runner, and the first black stock car racing driver to win a higher-tiered NASCAR race. Set in Virginia, shot on location in Georgia. 27 x 41 inches,… Read more
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Black Mama White Mama (Original Film Pressbook)

by Romero, Eddie (director); H.R. Christian (screenwriter); Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig (starring)

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Published
1973
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1973. Original Pressbook for the 1973 Blaxploitation film. Pam Grier and Margaret Markov escape from a remote women's prison, aided in part by Markov's revolutionary boyfriend. What follows is an almost comical series of bloody shootouts pitting revolutionaries and drug dealers and the authorities all against each other. Set… Read more
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The Monkey Hustle [The Monkey Hu$tle] (Original poster for the 1976 film)

by Marks, Arthur (director); Charles Eric Johnson (screenwriter); Yaphet Kotto, Thomas Carter (starring)

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Published
1976
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$65.00

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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1976. Original one sheet poster for the 1976 Blaxploitation film "The Monkey Hustle." A classic entry in the action comedy subset of Blaxploitation films, in which a neighborhood must band together in order to prevent the city from demolishing their homes to build a highway. Set in Chicago, and shot there on… Read more
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