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image of The Caper of the Golden Bulls [Carnival of Thieves] (Original storyboards for the 1967 film)

The Caper of the Golden Bulls [Carnival of Thieves] (Original storyboards for the 1967 film)

by Stephen Boyd, Yvette Mimieux, Giovanna Ralli, Vito Scotti (starring); William P. McGivern (novel); Russell Rouse (director); David Moessinger, Ed Waters (screenwriters);

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Published
1967
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$650.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Two sets of original storyboards for the 1967 film, both bound in script format. Based on the 1966 novel by William P. McGivern. A former bank robber is blackmailed by his former partner into helping her steal millions from the Spanish National Bank of Pamplona. Set and shot on location in Madrid and… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee in a promotional test photograph for The Avengers, circa 1967

Original photograph of Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee in a promotional test photograph for The Avengers, circa 1967

by Diana Rigg (subject); Alun Hughes (designer)

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Published
1967
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Vintage double weight satin-finish test photograph of actors Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee in costume as Emma Peel and John Steed, respectively, in a promotional shot for "The Avengers," circa 1967. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with a stamp for St. Cross Features. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a… Read more
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$475.00
image of Helvetica (Original poster for the 2007 documentary film)

Helvetica (Original poster for the 2007 documentary film)

by Gary Hustwit (director)

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Published
2007
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$300.00

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Brooklyn: Plexifilm, 2007. Vintage poster for the 2007 documentary film. The first in filmmaker Gary Hustwit's "Design Trilogy," about typography and graphic design through the history of the eponymous font, followed by 2009's "Objectified," about industrial design, and 2011's "Urbanized," about architecture and urban design. 27 x 39 inches. Rolled. About Fine.
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$300.00
image of Cleopatra (Collection of two original reference photographs and one original storyboard from the 1963 film)

Cleopatra (Collection of two original reference photographs and one original storyboard from the 1963 film)

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (director, screenwriter); Carlo Maria Franzero (book); Sidney Buchman, Ranald MacDougall (screenwriters); Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall (starring)

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Published
1963
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Collection of two vintage oversize borderless black and white set design reference photographs and one original charcoal pencil storyboard from the 1963 film. Photographs and illustration mounted on heavyweight cardboard, with holograph pencil annotations on the verso. Based on Carlo Maria Franzero's 1957 book "The Life and Times of Cleopatra." Twentieth Century-Fox's ambitious, bank-breaking venture,… Read more
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$325.00
image of Archive of advertising and photographs for a custom mechanical scoreboard firm in Miami, Florida, circa 1940s

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Miami, FL: N.p., 1940. Archive of sales material and design documents for the James O. Tice Company, a custom mechanical scoreboard firm active in the 1940s in Florida. Included in the archive are 19 vintage black and white photographs (including 14 original photographs and 5 xerographically duplicated photographs), 2 manuscript design documents, 1 original blueprint and 1 xerographically duplicated… Read more
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$650.00
image of Alessandro Albrizzi (Two original photographs, circa 1950s)

Alessandro Albrizzi (Two original photographs, circa 1950s)

by [Alessandro Albrizzi]

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Published
1950
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$175.00

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Paris: William Morris Agency, 1950. ry Good Plus overall, with faint foxing and slight curling.
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$175.00
image of Original photograph of Silvana Mangano, circa 1965

Original photograph of Silvana Mangano, circa 1965

by Silvana Mangano (subject); Georg Michall (photographer)

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Published
1965
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage borderless press photograph of Italian film star Silvana Mangano, standing in the middle of the highway, and wearing an impossibly cool dress. With the stamp of photographer Georg Michall on the verso. Taken circa 1965, between 1964's "Il disco volante" and Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1967 adaptation of "Oepidus Rex." 9.25 x 7 inches.… Read more
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$300.00
image of Sorry I Kept You Waiting, Madam (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

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London: Cassell, 1968. First UK Edition, preceding all others. INSCRIBED by Sassoon on the half title page: "To Gerald Naborro / Thank you / Vidal Sassoon / Dorchester Hotel / 26.4.68 / It was very kind of you." A memoir by the legendary hair designer, written when he was 40 years old and at the height of his… Read more
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$450.00
image of Portfolio of Spanish interior designer Vicente Melio Alfonso (Collection of photos, renderings, and theater programs)

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Spain: N.p., 1961. Archive of 44 black and white vintage photographs, 21 photographic duplications of artistic renderings, one invitation, and three programs for the openings of various buildings whose interiors were designed by Valencia-based interior designer Vicente Melio Alfonso during Francisco Franco's fascist Spanish regime. This archive largely illustrates his work on two theaters: the Cine Imperial… Read more
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$1,350.00
image of La Notte (Original photograph of Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau on the set in 1961)

La Notte (Original photograph of Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau on the set in 1961)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director); Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni (starring)

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Published
1960
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$650.00

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Italy: Nepi Film, 1960. Vintage borderless photograph from the set of the 1961 film. A candid aerial photograph of Mastroianni, Moreau, and two other cast members conversing around a table. With a stamp for Telecine and a few annotations on the verso. The second film in the trilogy that begins with "L'Avventura" (1960) and ends with "L'Eclisse"… Read more
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$650.00
image of Ohrbach's department store in Los Angeles, circa early 1950s (Two original design photographs)

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Two vintage black and white photographs advertising the legendary Ohrbach's department store in the Wilshire Prudential Insurance Company building (today home of the Screen Actors Guild). An strong example the apex of its mid-century design in Los Angeles. Stamped on the verso by Woro Studio, the agency who shot and struck the photographs for the store's… Read more
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$675.00
image of Main Street After Dark (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

Main Street After Dark (Archive of concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

by Edward L. Cahn (director); Edward Arnold, Audrey Totter, Dan Duryea (starring)

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Published
1944
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$750.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Collection of 14 original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of sultry 1944 B-picture. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf tipped on to white paper stock at the corners, some with annotations at the margins. The collection displays a variety of styles… Read more
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$750.00
image of Blonde Fever [Blond Fever] (Concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

Blonde Fever [Blond Fever] (Concept art sketches for advertisements promoting the film's original release)

by Richard Whorf (director); Mary Astor, Gloria Graham (starring)

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Published
1944
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Seven original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release with Gloria Graham's first credited role. Title written as both "Blonde Fever" and "Blond Fever" between ads. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on a single sheet of onion skin paper, mounted on to white paper stock, some with annotations at the… Read more
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$150.00
image of National Velvet (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

National Velvet (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

by Clarence Brown (director); Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp (starring)

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Published
1944
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Original preliminary advertising concept art sketch 1944 family drama, winner of two Academy Awards. Executed in graphite on onion skin paper and mounted on to white paper stock. Includes three finished printed ad mat proofs. A single draft of a confident ad with a superlative claim, boasting the studio's "sincere belief"… Read more
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$150.00
image of The Climax (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

The Climax (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

by George Waggner (director); Curt Siodmak, Lynn Starling (screenwriters); Boris Karloff (starring)

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Published
1944
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$250.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Original preliminary advertising concept art sketch for the release of the 1944 Universal horror film from the director of "The Wolf Man." Executed in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, and mounted on to white paper stock. 11.5 x 16 inches. Very Good plus with light wear to right… Read more
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$250.00
image of Make Music for Millions (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

Make Music for Millions (Concept art sketch for advertisement promoting the film's original release)

by Henry Koster (director); Margaret O'Brien, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante (starring)

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Published
1944
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$125.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1944. Original preliminary advertising concept art sketch for the release of the 1944 war-time musical. Executed in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, and mounted on to white paper stock. Includes one finished ad mat printed proof. 8.5 x 17 inches. Very Good with light creasing, faint toning to upper… Read more
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$125.00
image of Multiple Maniacs (Original flyer for the Baltimore premiere of the 1970 film)

Multiple Maniacs (Original flyer for the Baltimore premiere of the 1970 film)

by John Waters (director)

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Published
1970
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$1,500.00

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Baltimore: Dreamland, 1970. Original flyer for the 1970 film. From the collection of frequent Waters collaborator Alan Rose. A flyer for the premiere private screenings of Waters' second feature film. The flyer notes that there are to be 9 screenings on April 10, 11, and 12, 1969, shows at 8PM, 10PM, and midnight, at the First Unitarian… Read more
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$1,500.00
image of Honey West (Set of original photographic title sequence cards from the 1965 television series)

Honey West (Set of original photographic title sequence cards from the 1965 television series)

by Aaron Spelling (executive producer); Gloria and Forrest E. Fickling writing as G.G. Fickling (novels); Anne Francis (starring)

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Published
1965
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$3,500.00

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Los Angeles: Four Star Productions, 1965. Vintage photographic title cards and title design sketches for the seminal 1965 television series, notable for having utilized these photographs rather than filmed performances for its title sequence. Included are ten double weight photographs, several signed by the series' star, Anne Francis, and four title design sketches that were ultimately made into overlays… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of Diana Rigg in fashion promo shot for The Avengers (Original photograph)

Diana Rigg in fashion promo shot for The Avengers (Original photograph)

by Terry O'Neill (photographer); Jean Varon, John Bates (designers); Diana Rigg (subject)

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Published
1965
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage press photograph of Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, the iconic female character in the classic British television series, "The Avengers." Here Rigg stands on a polar bear skin rug laid out near the shoreline of an unknown British locale. Shot by photographer Terry O'Neill to promote the hiring of John Bates (who worked for noted… Read more
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$1,500.00
image of La Notte (Original double weight photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni and Jeanne Moreau on the set in 1961)

La Notte (Original double weight photograph of Michelangelo Antonioni and Jeanne Moreau on the set in 1961)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director); Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni (starring)

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Published
1960
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$2,750.00

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Italy: Nepi Film, 1960. Vintage oversize double weight borderless photograph from the 1961 film. A candid, on-the-set photograph of director Michelangelo Antonioni, cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, Jeanne Moreau, and others working on a balcony shot, part of the long party sequence that makes up the last third of the film. The second film in the trilogy that… Read more
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$2,750.00