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Lake of the Ozarks, MO: Kirkwood Lodge, 1956. Archive of ten vintage photographs of a trip to the Les Gotcher Square Dance Institute located at the Kirkwood Lodge in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri in 1956, by Bob and Clare Kennedy. Included is a certificate, signed by Gotcher, and a map of the region. Gotcher was an… Read more
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$575.00
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Chicago (Original script for the 1975 musical play)

by Fosse, Bob (director, book); Fred Ebb (lyrics, book); John Kander (music); Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Barney Martin (starring)

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. First Draft script for the 1975 musical, which premiered on June 3 at the 46th Street Theatre in New York. Noted as copy No. 76 on the title page holograph ink the title page. Though it initially drew criticism from New York audiences in 1975 for its Brechtian style and cynical, subversive take on the… Read more
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$875.00
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Every Kid (Original script for an unproduced musical)

by Rotardier, Kingsley Rogers (playwright)

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Published
1971
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Draft script for an unproduced musical. With a single copied annotation to page 1-P-1. The mishaps and adventures of a teenage runaway who leaves his relatively peaceful home in Massachusetts to join the wacky, drug-fueled world of 1970s New York. Set in Massachusetts and New York. Navy titled wrappers. Title page present, dated… Read more
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$150.00
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Fiesta (Original photograph of director Richard Thorpe on the set of the 1947 film musical)

by Thorpe, Richard (director); George Bruce, Lester Cole (screenwriters); Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Mary Astor, Fortunio Bonanova (starring)

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Published
1947
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$225.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1947. Vintage oversize double weight reference photograph from the 1947 film musical. With a snipe and a stamp for the Advertising Advisory Council to the verso. A famed matador leaves town in an attempt to focus on his music, unaware that his twin sister has secretly taken his place in the… Read more
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$225.00
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Shall We Dance [Stepping Toes] (Original screenplay for the 1935 film)

by Astaire, Fred and Ginger Rogers (starring); Mark Sandrich (director); Allan Scott, Ernest Pagano (screenwriters)

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Published
1936
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$3,000.00

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Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1936. Estimating script for the 1937 film, here under the working title "Stepping Toes." A ballet star (Astaire) start falls in love with a young tap dancer (Rogers) on a trans-Atlantic voyage, but rumors of their relationship precede them to their destination. The seventh of ten films Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers would… Read more
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Original photograph of Merce Cunningham, 1970

by Cunningham, Merce (subject)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage borderless photograph of Merce Cunningham, 1970. With holograph annotations and an agency stamp on the verso. 7 x 9.25 inches Near Fine.
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Shall We Dance (Original treatment screenplay for the 1935 film)

by Astaire, Fred and Ginger Rogers (starring); Mark Sandrich (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1936
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$2,250.00

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Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1936. Treatment script for the 1937 film. Almost certainly the earliest draft associated with the film, a typescript prose synopsis. A ballet star (Astaire) falls in love with a young tap dancer (Rogers) on a trans-Atlantic voyage, but rumors of their relationship precede them to their destination. The seventh of ten films… Read more
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Tout l'or du monde (Collection of 749 original photographs from the 1961 film)

by Clair, Rene (director, screenwriter); Jean Marsan, Jacques Remy (screenwriters); Walter Limot (photographer); Bourvil, Alfred Adam, Philippe Noiret, Claude Rich, Colette Castel (starring)

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Published
1961
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$2,500.00

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Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Archive of 749 vintage keybook photographs from the 1961 French-Italian film. Over 200 are loose, the remainder being affixed with cello tape on thick stock in two folio sized spiral bound notebooks with one title label present. Each photograph is numbered in holograph pencil on the versos, 13 photographs credit photographer Water Limot, 18 with his… Read more
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$2,500.00
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French Cancan [French-Cancan] (Original program for the 1955 film)

by Renoir, Jean (director, screenwriter); Maria Felix, Francoise Arnoul, Jean Gabin (starring)

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Published
1956
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$350.00

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Paris: Franco London Film S.A., 1956. Original program for the 1956 English language release of the 1955 French-Italian film. Deluxe program in English text, illustrated throughout in black-and-white stills from the film, detailing the film synopsis. Also includes 8 full-color borderless film stills, akin to lobby cards, a brief filmography of director Renoir and transcript of an interview between… Read more
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Natalie Wood and Gypsy Rose Lee on the set of "Gypsy" in 1962 (Original photograph)

by Wood, Natalie (starring); Gypsy Rose Lee (subject, memoir); Arthur Laurents (play)

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Published
1962
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$250.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1962. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the set of the 1962 film. Shown are Natalie Wood, who plays Gypsy Rose Lee in the film and here in full regalia, next to the real Gypsy Rose Lee. The real Ms. Lee is dressed more conservatively, but is holding a copy of her 1962 musical comedy album… Read more
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The Forbidden Dance [Lambada The Forbidden Dance] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

by Clark, Greydon (director); Menahem Golan, Roy Langsdon, John Platt (screenwriters); Laura Harring, Jeff James, Barbra Brighton, Miranda Garrison (starring)

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Published
1989
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$375.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1989. Two different Draft scripts for the 1990 film. Both are working scripts, one with annotations throughout in holograph pencil. Both here under the original title, "Lambada! The Forbidden Dance." After her home in the Amazon rainforest is threatened, a princess (Harring) from an indigenous tribe heads to Los Angeles to express… Read more
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Entrez dans la danse [Go Into Your Dance] (Original French pressbook for the 1935 film)

by Mayo, Archie (director); Earl Baldwin (screenwriter); Bradford Ropes (novel); Barton MacLane, Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Glenda Farrell (starring)

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Published
1935
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$125.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1935. Vintage pressbook for the French release of the 1935 film "Go Into Your Dance," seen here under the French title "Entrez dans la danse." Based on the 1934 novel by Bradford Ropes. The first and only on-screen pairing of husband and wife team Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler, an unusual blend of… Read more
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Take Me to the Dance Marathon (Original sheet music for the 1932 song)

by Devere, Andy and Louis Mizrahi

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Published
1932
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$450.00

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Washington, DC: Capitol Music, 1932. Original sheet music for the song "Take Me to the Dance Marathon," played by impressario Zeke Youngblood at the beginning of each of his marathons, and dedicated to him. Interestingly, this copy is signed by seven couples on the front wrapper, each also accompanied by a number, indicating that they were likely participants in… Read more
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Footloose (Original screenplay for the 1984 film)

by Ross, Herbert (director); Dean Pitchford (screenwriter); Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker (starring)

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Published
1983
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$675.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1983. Shooting script for the 1984 film. With a few holograph annotations in ink and pencil throughout. A teenager moves to a rural town and comes into conflict with the local preacher and his "no dancing" ordinance. The film's soundtrack reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, and featured six Top 40 hits, including… Read more
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I Am a Dancer (Collection of 6 original lobby cards from the 1972 film)

by Jourdan, Pierre (director, screenwriter); Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Carl Fracci, Lynn Seymour (starring)

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Published
1972
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$75.00

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London: Cinevision Films, 1972. Collection of 6 vintage full color lobby cards from the 1972 British-French film. Each card with film credit square, lacking the actual printed credits. A biopic of famed Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, effectively the first to document his life and works from four different ballet styles. The first sequence is from "La Sylphide,"… Read more
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No Rose: Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1977 (First Edition, inscribed by Yvonne Rainer)

by Levine, Richard and Renee Shafransky (editors); Yvonne Rainer, Jonas Mekas, et al (contributors)

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Published
1977
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First Edition
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New York: The Collective for Living Cinema, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Yvonne Rainer on the table on contents: "Greetings / to Schuldt / from Yvonne / almost Spring 1977." Rainer contributes printed annotated selections from the script from her landmark feminist film "Katrina Talking Pictures" (1966) to the issue. Near Fine in saddle stitched… Read more
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Dance Congress (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Rivkin, Allen (screenwriter)

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Published
1936
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N.p.: N.p., 1936. Treatment script for an unproduced film. A newsboy meets a professional dancer and the pair become highly respected in the couples dance circuit in New York City, before the newsboy's boss desires the dancer for himself and sends the newsboy to cover the dance circuit nationwide in order to get him out of the… Read more
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The Ice Follies of 1939 (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Reinhold Schunzel (director); Leonard Praskins, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf (screenwriters); James Stewart, Joan Crawford (starring)

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Published
1939
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$450.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1939. Draft script for the 1939 film. Ice skating performer Larry Hall (James Stewart) derails his career when he falls in love with Mary McKay (Joan Crawford), a fellow skater whose mediocre talent costs him his reputation and several jobs. In an effort to buoy her marriage, Mary forgoes skating for… Read more
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Bolero (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Ruggles, Wesley (director); George Raft, Carole Lombard, Sally Rand (starring); Horace Jackson, Kubec Glasmon, Carey Wilson, Ruth Ridenour (screenwriters)

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Published
1933
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$650.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Final Script for the 1934 pre-Code film musical, "Bolero," directed by Wesley Ruggles, written for the screen by Horace Jackson, Kubec Glasmon, Carey Wilson, and Ruth Ridenour, and starring George Raft and Carole Lombard. A stylish Paramount musical that, unlike so many others from its time, came with a great storyline. George Raft… Read more
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Walk This Way (Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio, copy No. 1, plus Deluxe Limited Edition STEIDL book and accompanying photographic print)

by Bramly, Sophie (photographer); Julien Frydman (editor); Cleo Charuet (designer)

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Published
2015
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$50,000.00

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Paris: Editions 213 / Steidl, 2015. Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio. One of five copies (this being copy No. 1) of photographer Sophie Bramly's portfolio of 47 matte finish photographic prints in both black and white and color, depicting the emerging hip hop scene of 1980s New York. Signed and numbered by the photographer on the limitation page, and again… Read more
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