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cover of Take My Life (Original photograph of Ronald Neame on the set of the 1947 film)

Take My Life (Original photograph of Ronald Neame on the set of the 1947 film)

by Ronald Neame (director); Winston Graham, Margaret Kennedy, Valerie Taylor (screenwriters); Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring (starring)

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1947
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London: Eagle Lion / J. Arthur Rank, 1947. Vintage reference photograph of director Ronald Neame and a camera crew filming a scene on the set of the 1947 UK film noir. Stamp of the J. Arthur Rank Organization on the verso, along with a stamp crediting photographer Charles Trigg. An opera singer becomes an amateur detective in… Read more
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cover of Trauma [House on Straw Hill] [Exposé] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1976 film)

Trauma [House on Straw Hill] [Exposé] (Collection of six original photographs from the 1976 film)

by James Kenelm Clarke (director, screenwriter); Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Patsy Smart (starring)

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Published
1976
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Laren, NH: Actueel Film NV, 1976. Collection of six vintage reference photographs from the 1976 UK film. Included with the photographs is a press sheet specific to the film's release in The Netherlands, with text in Dutch. Struggling to finish his second book while experiencing vivid nightmares and increasing paranoia, an author rents a cottage in the… Read more
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cover of Woman Hater (Original photograph from the set of the 1948 British film)

Woman Hater (Original photograph from the set of the 1948 British film)

by Terence Young (director); Nicholas Phipps, Robert Westerby (screenwriters); Stewart Granger, Edwige Feuillère, Ronald Squire (starring)

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Published
1948
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London: Eagle Lion / J. Arthur Rank, 1948. Vintage reference photograph of director Terence Young on the set of the 1948 British film. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of J. Arthur Rank. . A wealthy, misogynistic bachelor makes a bet that he can seduce and jilt a French film star, but… Read more
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cover of The Good Die Young (Original photograph of Gloria Grahame and Lewis Gilbert on the set of the 1954 film)

The Good Die Young (Original photograph of Gloria Grahame and Lewis Gilbert on the set of the 1954 film)

by Lewis Gilbert (director, screenwriter); Richard Macaulay (novel); Vernon Harris (screenwriter); Laurence Harvey, Gloria Grahame, Richard Basehart, Joan Collins (starring)

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Published
1954
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1954. Vintage studio still photograph from the set of the 1954 film, showing director Lewis Gilbert and a camera crew setting up a shot with Gloria Grahame. Based on the 1953 novel by Richard Macaulay, about four desperate men who meet in a pub and decide to rob a post office. The… Read more
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cover of Modesty Blaise (Original photograph of Terence Stamp and Monica Vitti from the 1966 film)

Modesty Blaise (Original photograph of Terence Stamp and Monica Vitti from the 1966 film)

by Joseph Losey (director); Peter O'Donnell, Jim Holdaway (comic); Norman Hargood (photographer); Evan Jones (screenwriter); Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde (starring)

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Published
1966
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. Vintage reference photograph of Terence Stamp and Monica Vitti from the 1966 film. "20th Century Fox Film Corp." stamp on verso. Based on the British comic strip which originally appeared in 1963. Modesty Blaise, a former criminal mastermind occasionally employed by the Secret Service, must protect a shipment of diamonds en route… Read more
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cover of Modesty Blaise (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

Modesty Blaise (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde (starring); Joseph Losey (director); Peter O'Donnell, Jim Holdaway (comic); Norman Hargood (photographer); Evan Jones (screenwriter)

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Published
1966
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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1966 film. Based on the British comic strip which originally appeared in 1963. Modesty Blaise, a former criminal mastermind occasionally employed by the Secret Service, must protect a shipment of diamonds en route to a small Middle Eastern kingdom from a crime syndicate. Monica Vitti's first English-speaking role.… Read more
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cover of A Matter of Life and Death [Stairway to Heaven] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1946 film)

A Matter of Life and Death [Stairway to Heaven] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1946 film)

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (directors, screenwriters); David Niven, Marius Goring, Kim Hunter, Richard Attenborough, Roger Livesey (starring)

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Published
1946
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N.p.: N.p., 1946. Collection of three borderless photographs from the 1946 British film, including two publicity photographs, and one reference photograph showing David Niven, Kim Hunter, and others on the "celestial escalator." Both publicity photographs with printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso. The escalator to heaven was nicknamed "Operation Ethel" by the firm of engineers who… Read more
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cover of Take My Life (Original photograph of Ronald Neame on the set of the 1947 film)

Take My Life (Original photograph of Ronald Neame on the set of the 1947 film)

by Ronald Neame (director); Winston Graham, Margaret Kennedy, Valerie Taylor (screenwriters); Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Marius Goring (starring)

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Published
1947
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London: Eagle-Lion, 1947. Vintage reference photograph of director Ronald Neame and a camera crew filming a scene on the set of the 1947 UK film noir. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of the J. Arthur Rank Organization. An opera singer becomes an amateur detective in order to absolve her husband of… Read more
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cover of Witch-finder General [Witchfinder General] (First UK Edition)

Witch-finder General [Witchfinder General] (First UK Edition)

by Ronald Bassett

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Published
1966
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London: Herbert Jenkins, 1966. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1968 horror film, "Witchfinder General," starring Vincent Price in one of his most brilliant-and unsettling-roles. Small contemporary owner name on the front endpaper, else Near Fine in an about Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with just a hint of wear along the top and… Read more
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cover of The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Original screenplay for the 1976 British film)

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Original screenplay for the 1976 British film)

by Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles (starring); Yukio Mishima (novel); Lewis John Carlino (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1974
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N.p.: N.p., 1974. First Draft script for the 1976 British film. Based on the 1963 Japanese novel by Yukio Mishima. A widowed woman with a 14-year-old son begins dating the second officer on a merchant ship. Enraged and jealous, the son plans to kill the sailor with the help of his group of friends, a violent gang… Read more
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cover of Films and Filming (Vintage British film magazine, Volume Fifteen, Number Two, November, 1968)

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London: Hansom Books, 1968. Original British magazine on contemporary international film. Front wrapper features Christopher Jones from the 1968 film "Wild in the Streets," directed by Barry Shear, rear wrapper features a full page ad for the film. "Films and Filming" was a highly regarded film magazine that frequently eschewed the usual box office fodder in favor… Read more
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cover of The Avengers (Original screenplay for the 1998 film)

The Avengers (Original screenplay for the 1998 film)

by Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery (starring); Jeremiah S. Chechik (director); Don Macpherson (screenwriter)

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Published
1997
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London: Jerry Weintraub Productions, 1997. Production Draft script for the 1998 film. With a few small holograph pencil annotations throughout. Based on the popular, long-running television series created by Sydney Newman. British secret agents John Steed and Emma Peel work to stop the evil Dr. Wynter from destroying Earth with a weather-control machine. Set and shot… Read more
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cover of The Rainbow Jacket [Newmarket Heath] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

The Rainbow Jacket [Newmarket Heath] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by Basil Dearden (director); T.E.B. Clarke (screenwriter); Kay Walsh, Bill Owen (starring)

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Published
1953
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London: Ealing Studios, 1953. Second Draft script for the 1953 film, here under the working title "Newmarket Heath." A former champion jockey who was discovered accepting bribes and subsequently banned from jockeying decides to train a young man to become his racing successor. Set and shot on location in England. Tall tan titled wrappers, noted… Read more
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cover of Tono-Bungay (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Tono-Bungay (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by H.G. Wells (novel)

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Published
1973
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London: Woodfall, 1973. Draft script for an unproduced film. With a single holograph ink notation reading "23" on the front wrapper. Based on the 1909 novel. A young man obsessed with becoming an aviator finds his dream deferred when his ambitious uncle ropes him into selling his snake oil wonder drug, the eponymous Tono-Bungay. Set in England. … Read more
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cover of The Dark Eyes of London (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

The Dark Eyes of London (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Edgar Wallace (novel); Bela Lugosi (starring); Walter Summers (director, screenwriter); Patrick Kirwan, John Argyle, Jan Van Lusil (screenwriters); Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt (starring)

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Published
1939
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N.p.: N.p., 1939. Pre-production Dialogue script for the 1939 film. With holograph ink annotations on the front wrapper. Based on the 1924 novel. A disturbed physician who works as a part-time insurance broker collects the policy payouts from men he arranges to have murdered, using the home for the blind where he works as doctor-on-call as a front.… Read more
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cover of The Sculptress (Original screenplay for the 1996 television film)

The Sculptress (Original screenplay for the 1996 television film)

by Stuart Orme (director); Reg Gadney (screenwriter); Minette Walters (novel); Pauline Quirke, Caroline Goodall (starring)

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Published
1995
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London: Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment, 1995. Four shooting scripts for the 1996 television film first aired in four parts on BBC on November 13, 1997, complete in four volumes. With two typed leaves detailing the proposed cast list laid in. Based on the 1993 crime novel. An author sets out to write a book about Olive… Read more
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cover of The Wind Cannot Read (Original three-sheet poster for the 1958 film)

The Wind Cannot Read (Original three-sheet poster for the 1958 film)

by Ralph Thomas (director); Richard Mason (novel, screenwriter); Dirk Bogarde, Yoko Tani, Ronald Lewis (starring)

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Published
1960
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. Vintage three-sheet poster for the US release of the 1958 British film. Based on the 1946 novel by Richard Mason. British Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn (Dirk Bogarde) falls in love with his beautiful Japanese teacher Sabbi (Yoko Tani) while stationed in India. Set in Bruma and India. 41… Read more
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cover of Nowhere to Go (Original poster for the US release of the 1958 British film noir)

Nowhere to Go (Original poster for the US release of the 1958 British film noir)

by Seth Holt (director, screenwriter); Donald MacKenzie (novel); Kenneth Tynan (screenwriter); George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee (starring)

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Published
1959
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1959. Vintage one sheet poster for the US release of the 1958 British film noir. Based on the 1956 novel by Donald MacKenzie. Con-artist Paul Gregory (George Nader) charms an old widow (Bessie Love) and steals her husbands coin collection, hides it, and then waits to get arrested, thinking he'll get a… Read more
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cover of The Story of Esther Costello (Original poster for the 1957 film)

The Story of Esther Costello (Original poster for the 1957 film)

by Joan Crawford, Rossano Brazzi, Heather Sears (starring); Nicholas Monsarrat (novel); David Miller (director); Charles Kaufman (screenwriter)

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Published
1957
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Vintage one sheet poster for the US release of the 1957 British film. Based on the 1953 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. Wealthy American Margaret Landi (Joan Crawford) agrees to be the caregiver for Esther Costello (Heather Sears), a fifteen year-old girl struck deaf, dumb, and blind in an accident five… Read more
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cover of To the Public Danger (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

To the Public Danger (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

by Terence Fisher (director); T.J. Morrison, Arthur Reid (screenwriters); Patrick Hamilton (play); Dermot Walsh, Susan Shaw, Barry Letts (starring)

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Published
1947
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N.p.: N.p., 1947. Final Shooting script for the 1948 film. Based on the 1939 radio play, written as part of a British public safety campaign. Two couples over-imbibe and decide to take a midnight drive, accidentally hitting what they believe to be a man on a bicycle. Tall brown untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1st September,… Read more
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