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Hit! (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1973 film)

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

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Published
1973
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Vintage reference photograph of director Sidney J. Furie and actor Billy Dee Williams with a camera crew between takes on the set of the 1973. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A federal agent becomes hell-bent on tracking down a heroin ring in order to exact revenge for his daughter's death from an… Read more
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$325.00
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Black Eye (Collection of nine original photographs from the 1974 film)

by Jack Arnold (director); Jeff Jacks (novel); Mark Haggard (screenwriter); Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Richard Anderson (starring)

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Published
1974
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$65.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1974. Collection of nine vintage studio still photographs from the 1974 film. Based on Jeff Jacks' 1971 novel "Murder on the Wild Side." A former police officer turned private eye investigates a silent film star's death, which is linked to a mysterious religious cult moonlighting as a drug ring. Set and shot on location throughout California.… Read more
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$65.00
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Across 110th Street (Collection of seven original color photographs from the 1972 film)

by Barry Shear (director); Wally Ferris (novel); Luther Davis (screenwriter); Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa (starring)

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Published
1972
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$85.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1972. Collection of seven vintage color studio still photographs from the 1972 film, including five mounted as issued by the distributor on a presentation card. Based on the 1970 novel by Wally Ferris, about two New York City cops who become involved in a bloody struggle between the Italian mob, the Harlem mob, and… Read more
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$85.00
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The Harder They Come (Collection of three original photographs from the 1972 film)

by Jimmy Cliff (starring); Perry Henzell (director, screenwriter); Trevor D. Rhone (screenwriter)

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Published
1972
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$675.00

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London: Island Records, 1972. Collection of three vintage matte-finish studio still photographs from the 1972 film. Loosely based on the early years of real-life Jamaican outlaw Rhyging, who rose to prominence as a folk hero in the 1940s. Ska and reggae musician Jimmy Cliff's film debut, in which Cliff stars as a young man from rural Jamaica who moves to… Read more
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$675.00
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Together Brothers [Mr. Kool] (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by William A. Graham (director); Jack DeWitt, Joe Greene (screenwriters); Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell (starring)

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Published
1973
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$675.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973. First Draft script for the 1974 film. Here under the working title, "Mr. Kool." A juvenile street gang protects the younger brother of their leader after he witnesses the murder of a popular Black police officer and the killer targets him next. Set in Galveston, TX, shot on location there. Black titled wrappers. Title page… Read more
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$675.00
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Dolemite (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1975 film)

by D'Urville Martin (director, starring); Jerry Jones (screenwriter, starring); Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, Hy Pyke (starring)

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Published
1975
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$175.00

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Los Angeles: Dimension Pictures, 1975. Collection of seven vintage studio still photographs from the 1975 film. A former pimp attempts to regain control of his nightclub, which has been taken over by his rival, several corrupt cops, and drug dealers. Set and shot on location in Los Angeles. 10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
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Black Girl (Complete set of eight original color photographs from the 1972 film)

by Ossie Davis (director); J.E. Franklin (screenwriter, play); Peggy Petitt, Leslie Uggams, Brock Peters, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil (starring)

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Published
1972
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$250.00

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Los Angeles: Cinerama Releasing, 1972. Complete set of eight vintage color studio still photographs from the 1972 film. Based on J.E. Franklin's 1969 play. The youngest daughter in a working-class African American family dreams of becoming a dancer, and is determined to avoid the fate of her mother and two older sisters, who married and had children at a… Read more
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$250.00
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Black Gunn (Original screenplay for the 1972 film, copy belonging to actor Martin Landau)

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

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Published
1972
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Revised Version Draft script for the 1972 film, belonging to actor Martin Landau, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout, most in reference to his character Capelli, including action and dialogue changes. Also included are a 21-page shooting schedule and call sheet, with the name of uncredited crew member Jim O'Roarke in holograph ink on… Read more
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$1,850.00
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Live and Let Die (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Guy Hamilton (director); Tom Mankiewicz (screenwriter); Ian Fleming (novel); Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour (starring)

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Published
1972
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$5,500.00

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London: Eon Productions, 1972. Shooting script for the 1973 film. With a holograph ink annotation on the title page, noting copy No. 56. Roger Moore's first turn as 007, and the eighth film in the franchise overall. Based on the 1954 novel by Ian Fleming, which sees Bond go up against a Caribbean dictator moonlighting as a Harlem drug… Read more
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$5,500.00
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The Education of Sonny Carson (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

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

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Published
1974
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$15.00

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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 and much… Read more
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$15.00
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Kelly's Crazies (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Michael and Don Carmody Paesornek (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 page present, dated 1984,… Read more
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Black Gunn (Collection of 10 original lobby cards from the 1972)

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

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Published
1972
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$75.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 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 on the black… Read more
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$75.00
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Funkavision (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Homer Taylor

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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 calls for… Read more
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$350.00
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Ghost Fever (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

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

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Published
1984
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$375.00

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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, including the… Read more
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The Boxing Team (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Ron; Rich Paul C. Rose (screenwriters)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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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. Blue untitled wrappers. Title… Read more
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The Crips (Original typescript for an unproduced film)

by Edward A. Townsend

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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. Lacking wrappers, as issued. Title page present, with… Read more
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Onyx (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

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

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Published
1977
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$350.00

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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 J.S. Cardone's… 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 Robert Hartford-Davis (director, screenwriter); Robert Shearer, Franklin Coen (screenwriters); Jim Brown, Martin Landau (starring)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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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 originally conceived… Read more
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Hit [Hit] (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Sidney J. Furie (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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$875.00

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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. Set in France, shot… Read more
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$875.00
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Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (First Edition, Melvin Van Peebles' copy)

by Melvin Van Peebles

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Published
1973
Edition
First Edition
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$875.00

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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 charged musical… Read more
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