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cover of Trapeze (Original promotional photograph postcard for the 1956 film, signed by Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida)

Trapeze (Original promotional photograph postcard for the 1956 film, signed by Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida)

by Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Burt Lancaster (starring); Carol Reed (director); Max Catto (novel); Liam O'Brien, James R. Webb (screenwriters)

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Published
1956
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N.p.: United Artists, 1956. Vintage United Artists promotional photograph postcard for the 1956 film, signed by Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida. Postcard text on verso printed in German. Based on the 1950 novel, "The Killing Frost," by Max Catto. Aspiring trapeze artist Tino Orsini (Curtis) convinces the now crippled Mike Ribble (Burt Lancaster) to teach him the deadly… Read more
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cover of The Last Sideshow (First Edition)

The Last Sideshow (First Edition)

by Hanspeter Schneider

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Published
2004
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First Edition
ISBN
9781904688020
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$50.00

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London: Dazed Books, 2004. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in illustrated card wrappers. Wrappers with light rubbing and some laminate lift to bottom of rear wrapper.
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cover of The Greatest Show on Earth (Original photograph of a movie theatre marquee in London advertising the 1952 film)

The Greatest Show on Earth (Original photograph of a movie theatre marquee in London advertising the 1952 film)

by Cecil B. DeMille (director); Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame (starring); Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett, Barre Lyndon (screenwriters)

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Published
1952
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N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage photograph of the marquee of the Plaza Theatre in London, advertising Paramount Pictures' 1952 release "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Plaza was built and operated by Paramount, and was designed by Frank T. Verity. The theatre initially opened on March 1, 1926, and was one of the first large-scale, elaborate cinemas built in… Read more
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cover of Psycho-Circus [Circus of Fear] (Collection of 4 original photographs from the 1966 film)

Psycho-Circus [Circus of Fear] (Collection of 4 original photographs from the 1966 film)

by Werner Jacobs (director, German version); John Llewellyn Moxey (director, English version); Karl Bayer (photographer); Harry Alan Towers (screenwriter); Edgar Wallace (novel); Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache (starring)

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Published
1966
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: American International Pictures [AIP], 1966. Collection of four vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1966 UK-German film, here under the US title, "Psycho-Circus." One image from the set is shown. Please inquire for others. Based on Wallace's 1926 novel, "The Three Just Men." An armored car is robbed, and the loot is hidden… Read more
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cover of Berserk [Circus of Blood] (Original screenplay for the 1967 film, copy belonging to actress Marianne Stone)

Berserk [Circus of Blood] (Original screenplay for the 1967 film, copy belonging to actress Marianne Stone)

by Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors (starring); Jim O'Connolly (director); Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen (screenwriters)

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Published
1966
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$1,350.00

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Shepperton: Herman Cohen Productions, 1966. Draft script for the 1967 film, here under the UK title "Circus of Blood," copy belonging to actress Marianne Stone, with her name, written in holograph marker in her hand, on top of front wrapper. Annotations in holograph marker on several pages, underlining and circling Stone's character, Wanda, with those pages frequently dog-eared. … Read more
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cover of The Big Circus (Two original photographs from the 1959 film)

The Big Circus (Two original photographs from the 1959 film)

by Joseph M. Newman (director); Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace (screenwriters); Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant, Vincent Price (starring)

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Published
1959
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$35.00

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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1959. Two vintage studio still photographs from the 1959 film, one showing actor Red Buttons, the other showing Buttons with actress Kathryn Grant. The boss of a newly created traveling circus finds his production sabotaged by an unknown assailant determined to stop the show from going on. Set in New York… Read more
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cover of Carny (Collection of eight original color photographs from the 1980 film)

Carny (Collection of eight original color photographs from the 1980 film)

by Robert Kaylor (director); Thomas Baum (screenwriter); Gary Busey, Jodie Foster, Robbie Robertson, Meg Foster (starring)

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Published
1980
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$65.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Lorimar, 1980. Complete set of eight vintage color studio still photographs from the 1980 film. With the stamp of a Canadian film distributor on the verso. Three lobby cards shown, please inquire to see the others. Tired of her dull life as a waitress, an 18-year-old girl joins up with a traveling carnival,… Read more
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cover of Life is a Circus (Original cast photograph with director Val Guest, circus showman Billy Smart, and guests from the 1960 film)

Life is a Circus (Original cast photograph with director Val Guest, circus showman Billy Smart, and guests from the 1960 film)

by Val Guest (director, screenwriter); Len Heath, John Warren (screenwriters); Bud Flanagan, Teddy Knox, Jimmy Nervo, Jimmy Gold, Charlie Naughton, Eddie Gray, Chesney Allen [The Crazy Gang] (starring)

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Published
1960
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage candid reference photograph from the 1960 film, featuring members of "The Crazy Gang," director Val Guest, Shirley Eaton, circus impresario Billy Smart and wife, and guests. "The Crazy Gang" were a much-loved British comedy troupe who performed for over three decades. Formed in the early 1930s, they performed largely at the London Palladium, as… Read more
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cover of Berserk! [Berserk] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1967 film)

Berserk! [Berserk] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1967 film)

by Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough, Judy Geeson (starring); Jim O'Connolly (director); Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel (screenwriters)

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Published
1967
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$150.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1967. Collection of three vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1967 British film. With printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso. From the collection of noted British film producer John Palmer. The husband and wife owners of a traveling circus are perplexed as their performers are killed off one by one… Read more
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cover of Carousel (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

Carousel (Original screenplay for the 1956 film)

by Henry King (director); Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II (musical); Ferenc Molnar (play); Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron (screenwriters); Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick (starring)

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Published
1955
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$2,000.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955. Final Shooting script for the 1956 film. Based on the 1945 musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, in turn based on the 1909 play "Liliom" by Ferenc Molnar. A former carousel barker dies in the process of committing a robbery, but is granted the opportunity to return to Earth for… Read more
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cover of Circus of Horrors (Original photograph from the 1960 British film)

Circus of Horrors (Original photograph from the 1960 British film)

by Sidney Hayers (director); George Baxt (screenwriter); Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence (starring)

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Published
1960
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$300.00

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London: Lynx Films / American International Pictures, 1960. Vintage reference photograph from the 1960 British film, showing actors Vanda Hudson and Jack Carson. A deranged plastic surgeon becomes the owner of a traveling circus, specializing in a "Temple of Beauty," transforming disfigured women into the glamorous stars of his show. Their beauty, however, comes at a price,… Read more
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cover of Yoyo [Yo-Yo] (Original photograph from the set of the 1965 film)

Yoyo [Yo-Yo] (Original photograph from the set of the 1965 film)

by Pierre Etaix (director, screenwriter, starring); Roger Forster (photographer); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet (starring)

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Published
1965
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$375.00

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Lausanne: Majestic Films, 1965. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Pierre Etaix on the set of the 1965 film. "Majestic Films S.A." and "Yoyo" stamps on verso. After losing everything in the stock market crash of 1929, a millionaire (Etaix) finds happiness, his lost love (Auger), and the son he never knew he had by joining the circus. Nominated… Read more
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cover of Carnival Story (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1954 film)

Carnival Story (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1954 film)

by Kurt Neumann (director, screenwriter); Marcy Klauber, Charles Williams, Hans Jacoby (screenwriters); Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, Lyle Bettger (starring)

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Published
1954
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Santa Monica, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1954. Collection of seven vintage studio still photographs from the 1954 film. Seduction and betrayal erupts among the American employees of a traveling carnival in Munich. Set and shot on location in Munich. 10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
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cover of Zouzou (Original press portrait photograph of Josephine Baker from the 1934 film, inscribed)

Zouzou (Original press portrait photograph of Josephine Baker from the 1934 film, inscribed)

by Josephine; Baker Jean Gabin (starring); Marc Allegret (director); Carlo Rim (screenwriter)

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Published
1934
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1934. Vintage matte-finish portrait photograph of actress Josephine Baker from the 1934 film, INSCRIBED by Baker: "To Miss Contin-Souza / With best wishes, from / Josephine Baker." With the stamp of Baker and her then-lover, Giuseppe Pepito "Joseph" Abatino, on the verso. A young, orphaned laundress seeks employment as a nightclub dancer in order to… Read more
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cover of Vampire Circus (Collection of six original photographs from the 1972 British film)

Vampire Circus (Collection of six original photographs from the 1972 British film)

by Robert Young (director); Jud Kinberg (screenwriter); Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown (starring)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Collection of six vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1972 Hammer horror film. A traveling circus in Eastern Europe holds a terrifying secret: its performers are bloodthirsty vampires who kill and eat the children of the villages the circus visits. Often noted as one of Hammer Productions' last great films, a stylish, grotesque fairy… Read more
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cover of Circus Clown (Original photograph of San Bernardino Ritz Theatre's advertising campaign for the 1934 film)

Circus Clown (Original photograph of San Bernardino Ritz Theatre's advertising campaign for the 1934 film)

by Ray Enright (director); Walt Fiss (photographer); Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby (screenwriters); Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Dorothy Burgess (starring)

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Published
1934
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N.p.: N.p., 1934. Vintage photograph of a San Bernardino Ritz Theatre employee holding a sign to promote the 1934 film Circus Clown. This appears to have been taken at the intersection of 5th Street and North E Street, just north of the Ritz Theatre, which was located at 423 North E Street in San Bernardino, California. With the stamp… Read more
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cover of The Terror of Tiny Town (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

The Terror of Tiny Town (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

by Sam Newfield (director); Fred Myton, Clarence Marks (screenwriters); Billy Curtis, Jerry Maren (starring)

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Published
1938
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$3,500.00

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Hollywood: Jed Buell Productions / Columbia Pictures, 1938. Draft script for the 1938 film. Copy belonging to actor Joseph Herbst, with his last name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. Herbst played the part of the sheriff in the film, and a year later would also go on to act as a Munchkin villager in The Wizard of… Read more
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cover of Parade (Original color photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

Parade (Original color photograph from the set of the 1974 film)

by Jacques Tati (director, screenwriter, starring)

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Published
1974
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France: Gray-Film, 1974. Vintage oversize, borderless, color photograph of director and star Jacques Tati on the set of the 1974 French film. Tati's final film, in which the beloved director plays a circus clown. Shown out of competition at Cannes, and then released in France as a television movie. 11.75 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.… Read more
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cover of Studio 57: Center Ring (Original screenplay for the 1955 television series)

Studio 57: Center Ring (Original screenplay for the 1955 television series)

by Herschel Daugherty (director); Nancy Moore, James Gunn (screenwriter); Joel Aldrich, Jane Darwell, William Kendis, Nan Martin, James Mitchell, Lyn Thomas (starring)

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Published
1955
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Hollywood: DuMont Television Network, 1955. Draft script for Season One, episode 25 of the 1954-1955 television series, originally broadcast on March 8, 1955 on the DuMont Television Network. Script belonging to Lyn Thomas, who played Val in the episode, with her holograph name in ink on the front wrapper, and her lines circled in holograph ink throughout, shooting schedule… Read more
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cover of The Ape Woman [La donna scimmia] (Original photograph from the 1964 film)

The Ape Woman [La donna scimmia] (Original photograph from the 1964 film)

by Marco Ferreri (director, screenwriter); Rafael Azcona (screenwriter); Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot (starring)

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Published
1964
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Italy: Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, 1964. Vintage borderless press photograph from the set of the 1964 film. Shown is Annie Giarardot (the "ape woman" in the film) in a dressing room with two other semi-clothed, "normal" women, conveying an immediate irony as she looks up at her husband (Ugo Tognazzi) standing in the doorway. With the stamps of both the… Read more
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