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Street Smart [Streets of New York] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Schatzberg, Jerry (director); David Freeman (screenwriter); Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Andre Gregory, Morgan Freeman (starring)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: International Creative Management [ICM], 1980. Early Revised Draft script for the 1987 film, here under the working title "Streets of New York." Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve) fabricates a story about a New York pimp after he is unsuccessful getting information on the streets. But the police, the district attorney, and a real pimp and… Read more
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Leap of Faith (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

by Pearce, Richard (director); Janus Cercone (screenwriter); Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman (starring)

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Published
1992
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Talent Agency, 1992. Revised Draft script for the 1992 film, here still noted as "Working Title" on the title page. Fraudulent Christian faith healer Jonas Nightengale (Steve Martin) makes a living swindling people as his revival meetings with the help of his friend and manager Jane (Debra Winger). When their truck breaks down… Read more
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Battles without Honor and Humanity (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Fukasaku, Kinji (director); Koji Takada (screenwriter); Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Kinya Kitaoji, Joe Shishido (starring)

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Published
1974
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Tokyo: Toei, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 Japanese film. Text and titles in Japanese. Based on a series of magazine articles written by journalist Koichi Iiboshi, which were in turn based on memoirs written by yakuza crime boss Kozo Mino. The fifth, and final, film in director Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza pentalogy, following feuding gangs in post-war… Read more
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Play with a Dead Body (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Richardson, Howard (playwright)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Draft script for an unproduced play by noted playwright Howard Richardson. Notated as copy No. 15 and with the name of Seymour Kravitz, both in holograph ink on the title page. Seymour "Sy" Kravitz worked in theatre briefly in New York during the 1960s before becoming a producer and assignment editor at NBC. A… Read more
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So Evil My Love (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)

by Allen, Lewis (director); Ronald Millar, Leonard Spigelgass (screenwriters); Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald (starring)

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Published
1948
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1948. Post-Production Superimposed Spotted List and Combined Dialogue script for the 1948 film. Single holograph notation in pen to the front wrapper. Based on the 1947 novel. In 1890s London, the widow of a missionary falls for an amoral grifter who lodges at her boarding house. He soon drags her into his nefarious schemes, eventually… Read more
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The Spanish Prisoner (Original screenplay for the 1997 film)

by Mamet, David (director, screenwriter); Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon, Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Ricky Jay (starring)

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Published
1996
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N.p.: N.p., 1996. Master Revised Script for the 1997 film. "#128" in holograph ink on top right of front wrapper. The art of the con propels a few of screenwriter and director David Mamet's classic neo-noir films, notably "House of Games" (1987), "The Spanish Prisoner" (1997), and "Heist" (2001). "The Spanish Prisoner " is Mamet's most labyrinthine… Read more
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Rumble Fish (Original photograph from the 1983 film)

by Coppola, Francis Ford (director); S. E. Hinton (novel, screenplay); Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane (starring)

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Published
1983
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$15.00

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San Francisco: Zoetrope Studios, 1983. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1983 film. Francis Ford Coppola's passion project, and an earnest look at the complex relationship between brothers. With a style reminiscent of German Expressionism, French New Wave, and Film Noir, Coppola weaves a tightly packed plot with an experimental music score. Shot… Read more
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Spangles (Photoplay Edition)

by Revell, Nellie

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Published
1926
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New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1926. First Photoplay Edition, originally published by George H. Doran the same year. Photo-illustrated with film stills throughout. Basis for the 1926 film directed by Frank O'Connor and starring Marian Nixon and Pat O'Malley. Drawn from the author's own experiences as a circus performer, about a bareback rider and her romance with… Read more
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Bedtime Story (Collection of 11 photograph negatives for the 1964 film)

by Levy, Ralph (director); Leo L. Fuchs (photographer); Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning (screenwriters); Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones (starring)

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Published
1964
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1964. Collection of 11 color negatives for film still photographs from the 1964 film. Four of the negatives have mimeo snipes associated with them. Marlon Brando stars as a love-them-and-leave-them womanizer who meets a man equal in skill for deceiving women, but with an added knack for conning them out of money… Read more
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You and Me (Original photograph from the set of the 1938 film)

by Lang, Fritz (director); Norman Krasna (story writer); C. Kenneth Lobben (still photographer); Virginia Van Upp (screenwriter); Sylvia Sidney, George Raft (starring)

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Published
1938
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Vintage black-and-white studio still photograph from the set of the 1938 film noir antecedent. Shown are director Fritz Lang and George Raft on the set. Stamps on the verso crediting photographer C. Kenneth Lobben, Paramount, and an exclusivity notice. 8 x 10 inches with wide margins. Near Fine. Complete collation details… Read more
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The Operators (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Bogner, Norman (screenwriter)

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Published
1966
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. First Draft script for an unproduced film called "The Operators," written by novelist Norman Bogner, and set in London in the 1960s. A crime-based drama about ex-cons and their cons. Brief notation in holograph ink on two pages. Bogner's other credits include "Privelege" (1967, screenwriter, his only film), "Emerald Soup" (1963 television… Read more
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I Was an Adventuress (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Ratoff, Gregory (director); Karl Tunburg, Don Ettlinger, John O'Hara (screenwriters); Peter Lorre, Erich Von Stroheim, Zorina (starring)

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Published
1939
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final script for the 1940 film. Based on the 1939 French film "J'etais une Adventuriere," written by Jacques Companeez, Herbert Juttke, Hans Jacoby, and Michel Duran. The story of a second-rate ballerina played by real-life ballerina Zorina, who teams up with con men Erich Von Stroheim and Peter Lorre, the three of… Read more
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Cards as Weapons (First Edition)

by Jay, Ricky

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780882010168
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$975.00

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New York: Darien House, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. Author, actor and huckster historian Ricky Jay's first book, a hilarious, photo illustrated treatise on the use of playing cards as weapons, with chapters on technique, practice, stunts and self-defense. The scarce cloth edition (a simultaneous softcover edition was also published). Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Jacket… Read more
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