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The Man Who Could Work Miracles (Original photograph of Roland Young from the 1936 film)

by Mendes, Lothar (director); H.G. Wells (screenwriter, story); Lajos Biro (screenwriter); Roland Young, Joan Gardner, Ralph Richardson (starring)

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Published
1936
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1936. Vintage studio still photograph of actor Roland Young from the 1936 British film. Based on screenwriter H.G. Wells' 1898 short story, following a skeptical British man who suddenly realizes that he has been granted godlike powers. Set in England, partially shot on location in San Francisco. … Read more
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The Wrong Box (Original screenplay for the 1966 film)

by Forbes, Bryan (director); Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne (novel); Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove (screenwriters); John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore (starring)

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Published
1965
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Early Draft script for the 1965 British comedy film. Based on the 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. In 1818, the parents of 20 boys establish a tontine, a fund to go to the last surviving boy. It is now 1882 and only 2 elderly brothers are left, Joseph (Ralph… Read more
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Sons and Lovers (Original screenplay for the 1960 film)

by Lawrence, D.H. (novel); Trever Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure (starring); Jack Cardiff (director); Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke (screenwriters)

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Published
1959
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Shooting script for the 1960 film. Title annotated on the right edge of the front wrapper in holograph pencil and copy number "36" annotated on title page above title in holograph ink. Based on the 1913 novel by D.H. Lawrence. An excellent and beautifully filmed adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's semi-autobiographical novel wherein… Read more
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The Prince and the Showgirl (Original poster for the 1957 film)

by Olivier, Laurence (director, starring); Terence Rattigan (screenwriter, play); Marilyn Monroe (starring)

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Published
1957
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$350.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1957. Vintage half sheet poster for the 1957 film. Based on Terence Rattigan's 1953 play "The Sleeping Prince," about the visiting prince of a small (fictional) Balkan nation who falls in love with an American showgirl while in London. A notoriously difficult production, which forms the basis for two behind-the-scenes memoirs by Marilyn… Read more
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The Shadow of the Cat (Original screenplay for the 1961 film)

by Gilling, John (director); George Baxt (screenwriter); Andre Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas (starring)

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Published
1960
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London: Hammer Film Productions, 1960. Draft script for the 1961 Hammer film, with name of editor John Pomeroy written in holograph ink and struck over with holograph pencil, with copy No. 51 noted in holograph pencil, all at the top margin of the front wrapper. Three pages of the script have annotations in holograph ink, highlighting a section of… Read more
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[The] October Man (Collection of five original photographs from the 1947 film)

by Baker, Roy Ward (director); Arthur Evans, Wilfrid Newton, Charles Trigg (still photographers); Eric Ambler (screenwriter); John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman (starring)

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Published
1947
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West Hollywood: Eagle-Lion Films, 1947. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1948 British film. One with Dion McGregor Collection stamp on the verso. After sustaining a head injury in a bus crash, young scientist Jim Ackland (John Mills) convalesces in a boardinghouse where a young woman (Kay Walsh) is brutally murdered. Now a prime suspect… Read more
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It Happened Here (Collection of eight original photographs from the US release of the 1965 British film)

by Brownlow, Kevin, Andrew Mollow (directors, screenwriters); Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh (starring)

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Published
1966
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N.p.: Lopert Pictures, 1966. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1966 US release of the 1965 British film. Housed in the original brown paper envelope stamped "It Happened Here 8 Stills Set A." Rare. The first feature film to be directed by documentarian and film scholar Kevin Brownlow. Shot in the style of a docudrama,… Read more
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The Homecoming (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1973 film)

by Pinter, Harold (play, screenwriter); Peter Hall (director); Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Terence Rigby (starring)

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Published
1973
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$325.00

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N.p.: The American Film Theatre, 1973. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film, housed in their original brown paper envelope, stamped "The Homecoming 8 Stills." Based on the 1965 play by Harold Pinter, who also wrote the screenplay. Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife Ruth (Vivien Merchant) to visit his estranged… Read more
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King and Country (Collection of 25 original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Losey, Joseph (director); James Lansdale Hodson (novel); John Wilson (play); Ted Reed (still photographer); Evan Jones (screenwriter); Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster (starring)

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Published
1966
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$475.00

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N.p.: American International Pictures, 1966. Collection of 25 vintage studio still photographs from the 1964 film, housed in their original brown paper envelope stamped "King and Country 25 Stills Set A," with annotations in holograph marker on envelope. Based on the 1964 play "Hamp" by John Wilson, which was based on the 1955 novel "Return to… Read more
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The Entertainer (Original photograph from the 1960 British film)

by Richardson, Tony (director); John Osborne (play); Bert Cann (still photographer); Nigel Kneale (screenwriter); Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey (starring)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage studio still photograph of Laurence Olivier and Brenda de Banzie from the 1960 British film. Annotations in holograph pencil on the verso. Based on the 1957 play by John Osborne. Laurence Olivier portrays Archie Rice, an aging, second-rate star of the fading music halls, desperate for a big comeback to solve… Read more
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The Maids (Collection of nine original photographs from the 1975 film)

by Genet, Jean (play); Christopher Miles (director); George Gunning (still photographer); Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: American Film Theatre, 1975. Collection of nine vintage borderless studio still photographs from the 1975 film. Laid in is a list and description of the nine photographs on American Film Theatre letterhead. Based on the 1947 avant-garde play by Jean Genet, and part of the American Film Theatre series, produced by Ely Landau, of thirteen plays adapted… Read more
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White Squall (Original screenplay for the 1996 film)

by Scott, Ridley (director); Charles Gieg Jr., Felix Sutton (book); Todd Robinson (screenwriter); Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage (starring)

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Published
1995
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N.p.: Percy Main Productions, 1995. Revised Final Draft script for the 1996 film. Three copied annotations on two pages, consisting of one dialogue change and two revision date changes. Based on the 1962 book "The Last Voyage of the Albatross" by Charles Gieg Jr. and Felix Sutton about the sinking of the brigantine Albatross on May 2, 1961.… Read more
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Lionheart [Lionheart: The Children's Crusade] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Schaffner, Franklin J. (director); Menno Meyjes (story, screenwriter); Richard Outten (screenwriter); Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper (starring)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: Taliafilm II, 1980. Draft script for the 1987 film. An early draft written solely by the creator of the story, Menno Meyjes. Loosely based on the 13th Century Children's Crusade, we follow the knight Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he joins up with King Richard the Lionheart (Neil Dickson) to protect orphan children from the Black Prince… Read more
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Strip Jack Naked (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Clement, Dick (screenwriter); Ian La Frenais (screenwriter)

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Published
1971
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London: K.L.K. Films, 1971. Draft script for an unproduced film from the writing partnership of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Clement and Frenais, a successful writing partnership since the mid 1960s, are perhaps best known as comedy writers for various BBC television series, such as "The Likely Lads" (1964-1966), "Porridge" (1974-1977), "Lovejoy" (1986-1994), and "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet"… Read more
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The Boy Who Invented the Bubblegun (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Gallico, Paul (screenwriter, novel)

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Published
1972
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London: Winkast Programming, 1972. Revised Second Draft script for an unproduced film. With holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout, most substantive. The adventures of a nine year-old boy who travels from California to Washington DC to patent a bubble gun he has invented, with the hope of eventually impressing his emotionally distant father with his creation. Seemingly planned… Read more
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The Remains of the Day (Original screenplay for the 1993 film)

by Ivory, James (director); Kazuo Ishiguro (novel) Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenwriter); Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant (starring)

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Published
1992
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1992. Third draft script for the 1993 British film, likely having belonged to actor Peter Halliday. Laid in are six Call Sheets, five of which contain the name of Peter Halliday have the actor's name highlighted, one of which has his name written (incorrectly as "Peter Haliday") on the verso in holograph ink, one… Read more
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Clayton, Jack (director); Peter Nelson (screenwriter); Brian Moore (novel); Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins (starring)

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Published
1987
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London: HandMade Films, 1987. Revised Draft script for the 1987 film. Single holograph notation in ink on page 62 (a scene deletion). Based on the 1955 novel by Brian Moore. A pious spinster living in a boardinghouse begins an ersatz romance with a fellow resident looking to bankroll his next business venture. Novelist Moore, born and raised in… Read more
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The Wednesday Play: Calf Love (Original screenplay for the 1966 television episode)

by Calder, Gilchrist (director); Vernon Bartlett (novel); Philip Purser (screenwriter); Simon Ward, Warren Mitchell, Madeleine Christie (starring)

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Published
1966
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London: David Higham Associates, 1966. Draft script for the 48th episode of the British television anthology series "The Wednesday Play," which featured the adaptation of Vernon Bartlett's 1929 novel "Calf Love," by screenwriter Philip Purser, which aired on January 26, 1966. Script contains copied annotations on nearly every page, noting passages that are to be spoken in German, with… Read more
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Day of the Jackal (Original banner poster for the 1973 film)

by Zinnemann, Fred (director); Frederick Forsyth (novel); Kenneth Ross (screenwriter); Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel (starring)

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Published
1973
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1973. Vintage US silkscreen banner poster for the 1973 film. Based on Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel about the titular professional assassin hired by a militant French underground organization to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. Set in and shot on location in Paris, Versailles and Hautes-Alpes. 82 x… Read more
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Voices (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Billington, Kevin (director); Richard Lortz (play); George Kirgo, Robert Enders (screenwriters); David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, Lynn Farleigh (starring)

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Published
1972
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London: Warden Productions, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 film, with notation of underlined "A-9" in holograph ink on top right of title page. Young couple Robert (David Hemmings) and Claire (Gayle Hunnicutt) tragically lose their 6-year old son David (Adam Bridge) in an accidental drowning. Claire, traumatized, breaks down, and after multiple suicide attempts is committed… Read more
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