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cover of Knockout (Original screenplay for the 1941 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens, with letter from Joseph Breen)

Knockout (Original screenplay for the 1941 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens, with letter from Joseph Breen)

by William Clemens (director); M. Coates Webster (screenwriter); Arthur Kennedy, Olympe Bradna, Virginia Field, Anthony Quinn (starring)

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Published
1940
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1940. Final draft script for the 1941 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens, with the annotation of his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Profuse annotations in holograph pencil on the rectos of every page as well as many of the versos. Bound in, preceding the script, is an annotated… Read more
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cover of Archive of 17 original photographs of Elley Bennett, an Australian Aboriginal boxing champion, 1940s-1960s

Archive of 17 original photographs of Elley Bennett, an Australian Aboriginal boxing champion, 1940s-1960s

by [Australia] [Boxing] Elley Bennett (subject)

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Published
1960
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archiive of 17 vintage photographs of noted Australian Aboriginal bantam and featherweight boxing champion Elley Bennett. Some photographs with newspaper clippings and holograph ink annotations identifying subjects and locations affixed to the versos. The collection captures Bennett at the peak of his career, and includes several photographs of him in the ring, including photographs… Read more
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$2,500.00
cover of The Great White Hope (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

The Great White Hope (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Martin Ritt (director); Howard Sackler (play, screenwriter); James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Chester Morris, Hal Holbrook (starring)

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Published
1969
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$850.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969. Final Draft script for the 1970 film. Laid in with the script is a production memo dated November 5, 1969, paper-clipped to two blue revision pages that correspond to the revision pages bound into the script. Based on Howard Sackler's 1968 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning… Read more
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$850.00
cover of Fists of Steel (Archive of original screenplay and production materials for the 1989 film)

Fists of Steel (Archive of original screenplay and production materials for the 1989 film)

by Jerry Schafer (director, screenwriter); Carlos Palomino, Henry Silva, Marianne Marks (starring)

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Published
1989
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$650.00

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Las Vegas: Sanford International Entertainment, Inc, 1989. Archive of Draft script and production materials for the 1989 film. The script, here under the working title "Fists of Steel Part 1," contains two annotations of page numbers in holograph ink. Included in the archive are two investment proposals, a seven page Cast Sheet, a two page Staff and Crew List,… Read more
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cover of The David Frost Show (Original transcript of David Frost's interviews of Muhammad Ali and Roosevelt Grier for the 1969 episode of the talk show)

The David Frost Show (Original transcript of David Frost's interviews of Muhammad Ali and Roosevelt Grier for the 1969 episode of the talk show)

by Ali, Muhammad, Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier (guests); David Frost (host)

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Published
1969
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$650.00

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N.p.: Group W Productions, 1969. Original transcript of David Frost's interview with Muhammad Ali and Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier from Season 1, episode 8 of the 1969-1972 television show, which aired on Group W television stations on July 16, 1969. Single annotation in holograph pencil on the first page, underlining Ali's birth name, "Cassius Clay," in the script title (Ali… Read more
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cover of Pardon Our Nerve [Samson and the Ladies] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, director H. Bruce Humberstone's copy)

Pardon Our Nerve [Samson and the Ladies] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, director H. Bruce Humberstone's copy)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Robert Ellis, Helen Logan (screenwriters); Lynn Bari, June Gale, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Michael Whalen (starring)

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Published
1938
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$300.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Final Draft script for the 1939 film, here under the working title "Samson and the Ladies." Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. Two out-of-work city girls take jobs as escorts to an up-and-coming boxing champion. Blue titled wrappers, noted as… Read more
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cover of Silk Hat Kid [The Lord's Referee] (Original screenplay for the 1935 film, director H. Bruce Humberstone's copy)

Silk Hat Kid [The Lord's Referee] (Original screenplay for the 1935 film, director H. Bruce Humberstone's copy)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Edward Eliscu, Lou Breslow, Philip Klein, Robert Yost (screenwriters); Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Paul Kelly, Ralf Harolde (starring)

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Published
1935
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$385.00

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Hollywood: Fox Film, 1935. First Draft script for the 1935 film, here under the working title "The Lord's Refugee." Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and single holograph annotation in pencil to page 74. In an attempt to go straight, a former bodyguard with a violent past… Read more
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cover of Right to the Heart [You Can't Always Tell] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

Right to the Heart [You Can't Always Tell] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Eugene Forde (director); Walter Bullock (screenwriter); Brenda Joyce, Joseph Allen, Cobina Wright (starring)

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Published
1941
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Final Draft script for the 1942 film. Production No. 690 and copy No. 140 both rubber stamped on the front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. John T. Bromley (Joseph Allen), a young man from high society, is physically humiliated by a prizefighter (William Haade) before his socialite… Read more
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cover of The Amateur Gentleman (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

The Amateur Gentleman (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

by Thornton Freeland (director); Clemence Dane (screenwriter); Jeffrey Farnol (novel); Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elissa Landi, Gordon Harker (starring)

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Published
1935
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$450.00

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London: Criterion, 1935. Shooting script for the 1936 film. Based on the 1913 novel. When a former boxing champion turned innkeeper is wrongly accused of stealing jewelry from wealthy guests staying at the inn, his son travels to London and impersonates an aristocratic gentleman in order to prove his father's innocence and catch the true thief. Orange… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Flesh and Blood [Flesh and Blood: Part One] (Original teleplay script for the 1979 film)

Flesh and Blood [Flesh and Blood: Part One] (Original teleplay script for the 1979 film)

by Jud Taylor (director); Eric Bercovici (screenwriter); Pete Hamill (novelist), Luca Bercovici, Tom Berenger, John Cassavetes, Anthony Charnota (starring)

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Published
1978
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$75.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1978. Final Draft script for the 1979 television film. Based on the novel by Pete Hamill, a convict begins boxing while in prison, excelling to great lengths in his newfound sport. Upon release, he begins training and pursues a career as a professional boxer. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor. … Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Muhammad Ali and Cassius Weathersby

Original photograph of Muhammad Ali and Cassius Weathersby

by Muhammad; Ali Cassius Weathersby (subjects)

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Published
1970
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage photograph of Muhammad Ali standing between an unidentified man and film producer Cassius Weathersby, circa 1970s. Also included is a souvenir photographic postcard of Ali, Weathersby, and others at a dinner honoring Ali. Weathersby's credits include the blaxploitation classics "Cleopatra Jones," "Trouble Man," "Watttstax," and "The Spook Who Sat by the Door," among… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Muhammad Ali, circa 1990s

Original photograph of Muhammad Ali, circa 1990s

by Muhammad Ali (subject)

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Published
1990
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Vintage photograph of Muhammad Ali with documentary filmmaker and producer Lindsey Clennell, circa early 1990s. With a holograph notation on the verso identifying the subjects. In articles about Ali from 1988 and 1989, both the "New York Times" and "Washington Post" quote Clennell, and the "Times" mentions his traveling with Ali on a world… Read more
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cover of The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (Original 63mm film fragments from the 1897 film)

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (Original 63mm film fragments from the 1897 film)

by Enoch J. Rector (director); James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons (subjects)

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Published
1897
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$6,500.00

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N.p.: Veriscope, 1897. Two vintage fragments from a 63mm film print of the 1897 boxing match between "Gentleman" Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. The first fragment consists of six frames depicting the fighters in a clinch, while the second consists of four frames depicting the fighters in the center of the ring about to trade punches. At… Read more
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cover of Winner Take All (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

Winner Take All (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Otto Brower (director); Jerome Cady, Frances Hyland, Albert Ray (screenwriters); Tony Martin, Gloria Stuart, Henry Armetta, Slim Summerville (starring)

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Published
1938
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Second Revised Final Draft script for the 1939 film. Steve Bishop (Martin), a rodeo rider from Montana offers to work as a waiter in Papa and Mama Gambini's restaurant in New York City when he can't pay for his meal. When another patron hassles Papa for the same job, Bishop knocks him… Read more
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cover of Raging Bull (Complete set of US lobby cards for the 1980 film)

Raging Bull (Complete set of US lobby cards for the 1980 film)

by Martin Scorsese (director); Paul Schrader, Martin Mardik (screenwriters), Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci (starring)

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Published
1980
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$200.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1980. Complete set of eight lobby cards for the 1980 film. Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Robert De Niro), and nominated for six others, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. 14 x 11 inches. Fine condition. National Film Registry. Ebert I. Spicer US.
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Fat City (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by John Huston (director); Leonard Gardner (novel, screenwriter); Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell (starring)

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Published
1972
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$15.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1972. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1972 film. Based on Leonard Gardner's 1969 novel of the same name. Susan Tyrrell was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In Huston's 1972 neo-noir, a boxer past his prime encourages a young protege. The two men live harsh,… Read more
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Movie Movie (Collection of 11 British lobby cards for the 1978 film)

by Stanley Donen (director); Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller (screenwriters); George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach (starring)

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Published
1978
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$95.00

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Burbank, CA: ITC Entertainment / Warner Brothers, 1978. Collection of 11 vintage full color British lobby cards from the 1978 American-British film. Spoof film in two-parts: "Dynamite Hands" is a boxing morality play, and "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a musical comedy about Broadway, both starring Scott and Van Devere. A mock trailer for "Zero Hour," a WWI… Read more
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Un gosse de la butte (Original double weight photograph from the 1964 film)

by Maurice Delbez (director, screenwriter); Robert Sabatier (novel); Jean Cosmos (screenwriter); Madeline Robinson, Rene Lefevre, Serge Nubret (starring)

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Published
1964
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$75.00

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Paris: Les Films de Mai, 1964. Vintage borderless double weight studio still photographs from the 1964 French film. Featuring an image of two men boxing in front of a couple onlookers. A woman (Madeline Robinson) begins a relationship with a West Indian boxer (Rene Lefevre) twenty years her junior, who wins the admiration of her young son,… Read more
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cover of Iron Man (First Edition)

Iron Man (First Edition)

by W. R. Burnett

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Dial, 1930. First Edition. First Edition, lacking the dust jacket. The author and screenwriter's second novel, basis for two films, the first directed by Tod Browning in 1931 and featuring Lew Ayres and Jean Harlow; the other a film noir in 1951 directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes and Rock Hudson.… Read more
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cover of A Warrior's Heart: The True Story of Life Before and Beyond "The Fighter" (Signed First Edition)

A Warrior's Heart: The True Story of Life Before and Beyond "The Fighter" (Signed First Edition)

by Micky Ward with Joy Layden; Mark Wahlberg (foreword)

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Published
2012
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780425247556
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$425.00

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New York: Berkley Books, 2012. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Ward on the title page. With the success of the 2010 Academy Award-winning David O. Russell film, "The Fighter," an account of the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his drug-addicted brother, this is Ward's own account of those years, and the time following… Read more
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