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Deported (Original post-production screenplay for the 1950 film)

by Robert Siodmak (director); Robert Buckner, Lionel Shapiro (screenwriters); Marta Toren, Jeff Chandler (starring)

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1950
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1950. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1950 film. Loosely based on the real deportation of Italian-American gangster Lucky Luciano. A gangster is deported from the US to Italy, where he falls in love with a widowed countess and becomes involved in black-market goods dealing. White titled wrappers, noted… Read more
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Dillinger (Original photograph from the 1973 film)

by John Milius (director, screenwriter); Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton (starring)

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Published
1973
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1973. Vintage reference photograph from the 1973 film, showing a side-by-side comparison of John Dillinger and actor Warren Oates in costume as Dillinger. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. A dramatization of the crimes of folk hero, midwestern bank robber, and notorious mobster John Dillinger, best known for… Read more
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cover of Bedtime Story (Original photograph of Stanley Shapiro and Marlon Brando on the set of the 1964 film)

Bedtime Story (Original photograph of Stanley Shapiro and Marlon Brando on the set of the 1964 film)

by Ralph Levy (director, screenwriter); Paul Henning (screenwriter); Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones (starring)

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Published
1964
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1964. Vintage studio still photograph of producer Stanley Shapiro and actor Marlon Brando in conversation between takes on the set of the 1964 film. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. A love-them-and-leave-them womanizer meets a man equal in skill at deceiving women, but with an added knack for conning them… Read more
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cover of The Thief of Paris [Le Voleur] (Collection of 21 original double weight photographs from the 1967 French film)

The Thief of Paris [Le Voleur] (Collection of 21 original double weight photographs from the 1967 French film)

by Louis Malle (director, screenwriter); Vincent Rossel (photographer); Georges Darien (novel); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Jean-Paul Belmondo, Genevieve Bujold (starring)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Collection of 21 vintage borderless double weight photographs from the 1967 film. Many with the stamp of still photographer Vincent Rossel on the verso, one with the stamp of Globe Photos, and one with a provenance stamp. Based on the 1897 novel by Georges Darien. After his inheritance is stolen by his uncle, a young… Read more
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Wide Boys Never Work (First UK Edition)

by Robert Westerby

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Published
1937
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London: Arthur Barker, 1937. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1956 British film noir "Soho Incident" (released as "Spin a Dark Web" in the US), directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Faith Domergue and Lee Patterson. Very Good in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Moderate offsetting to the endpapers, with a… Read more
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cover of The Big Night [La notte brava] (Original photograph from the 1959 film)

The Big Night [La notte brava] (Original photograph from the 1959 film)

by Mauro Bolognini (director); Pier Paolo Pasolini (novel, screenwriter); Jacques-Laurent Bost (screenwriter); Rosanna Schiaffino, Elsa Martinelli, Laurent Terzieff, Jean-Claude Brialy (starring)

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Published
1959
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Rome: Union Photos, 1959. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1959 Italian film, showing actress Elsa Martinelli. With the stamps of Union Photos and Atlantic Press on the verso. Loosely based on Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1955 novel "Ragazzi di vita," following three amoral young men as they make their way through Rome's seedy criminal underworld. The third collaboration… Read more
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cover of The Mystic (Original screenplay for the 1925 silent film)

The Mystic (Original screenplay for the 1925 silent film)

by Tod Browning (director, screenwriter); Waldemar Young (screenwriter); Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle (starring)

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Published
1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. First Draft script for the 1925 film. A roguish Eastern European woman is hired to help con a young heiress out of her wealth by holding fake seances with the heiress' long-dead father. Director Tod Browning was best known for his controversial masterpiece "Freaks" (1932), a quintessential film from both the… Read more
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cover of Mister Jiveass (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Mister Jiveass (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by [Blaxploitation] Roland Cutler (screenwriter); Cecil Brown (novel)

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Published
1975
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Hollywood: Turman-Foster, 1975. First Draft script for an unproduced film. Based on noted African American writer and academic Cecil Brown's 1969 debut novel. An cynical, silver-tongued black man from the rural south makes a living through scamming and stealing, which he considers informal reparation for the injustices he has faced. Fed up with the quality of life… Read more
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cover of Search for Beauty (Original photograph from the 1934 film)

Search for Beauty (Original photograph from the 1934 film)

by Wing, Toby, Verna Hillie, Ida Lupino (starring); Erle C. Kenton (director); Claude Binyon, David Boehm, Frank Butler, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Sam Hellman (screenwriters); Buster Crabbe, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason (starring)

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Published
1934
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1934 pre-Code film, showing actresses Toby Wing and Verna Hillie. With a mimeo snipe on the verso, along with a dealer label. Two lovers and Olympic athletes fall prey to con artists who want to use their images and good reputations to sell adult magazines. 7.5… Read more
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cover of The Thief of Paris [Le Voleur] (Two original double weight photographs of Louis Malle, Paul Belmondo, and others from the set of the 1967 French film)

The Thief of Paris [Le Voleur] (Two original double weight photographs of Louis Malle, Paul Belmondo, and others from the set of the 1967 French film)

by Louis Malle (director, screenwriter); Vincent Rossel (photographer); Georges Darien (novel); Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter); Jean-Paul Belmondo, Genevieve Bujold (starring)

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Published
1967
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Paris: Nouvelles editions de films, 1967. Two vintage borderless double weight photographs from the set of the 1967 film. The first photograph shows Louis Malle and Jean-Paul Belmondo (who is in costume) conferring on the set. With the stamp of photographer Vincent Rossel and the name of the film, as well as holograph annotations regarding layout, on the verso.… Read more
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cover of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Original photograph of Joan Crawford, William Powell, and others from the set of the 1937 film)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (Original photograph of Joan Crawford, William Powell, and others from the set of the 1937 film)

by Richard Boleslawski (director); Leon Gordon, Samson Raphaelson, Monckton Hoffe (screenwriters); Frederick Lonsdale (play); Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan (starring)

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Published
1937
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1937. Vintage reference photograph of actors Ralph Forbes, William Powell, Joan Crawford, Aileen Pringle, and Frank Morgan on the set of the 1937 film. With a mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1925 play. A beautiful American grifter and jewel thief posing as a wealthy… 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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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 Street Smart [Streets of New York] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

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

by Jerry Schatzberg (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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cover of Battles without Honor and Humanity (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

Battles without Honor and Humanity (Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Kinji Fukasaku (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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cover of Play with a Dead Body (Original script for an unproduced play)

Play with a Dead Body (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Howard Richardson (playwright)

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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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cover of So Evil My Love (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)

So Evil My Love (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)

by Lewis Allen (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 on 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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Rumble Fish (Original photograph from the 1983 film)

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

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Published
1983
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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 on location… Read more
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Spangles (Photoplay Edition)

by Nellie Revell

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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 Ralph Levy (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 Fritz Lang (director); Norman Krasna (story writer); C. Kenneth Lobben (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. Spicer, p. 403.… Read more
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