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image of Four original photographs of Robert Breer and stills from several of his animated films

Four original photographs of Robert Breer and stills from several of his animated films

by Andy Warhol, Robert Breer (subjects)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Collection of four vintage photographs, one showing a gallery screening of experimental filmmaker Robert Breer's work, with Breer and artist Andy Warhol in attendance, and three showing stills from Breer's animated films "A Man and His Dog out for Air" (1957), "T2" (1979), and "Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons" (1981). With printed label snipes… Read more
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image of Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising (Two original photographs from the 1970 film)

Double Pisces, Scorpio Rising (Two original photographs from the 1970 film)

by Dick Fontaine (director, screenwriter, starring); Mike Myers (screenwriter); David Bradley, Amanda Lear, Norman Mailer, Jean Shrimpton (starring)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1970 experimental film, showing director Dick Fontaine and his wife, filmmaker and actress Pat Hartley. A fictionalized autobiography of the young filmmaker, featuring cameos by Norman Mailer and Jean Shrimpton. Fontaine is best known for his work as an independent documentary filmmaker, most notably "Will the Real Norman… Read more
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Chafed Elbows and Scorpio Rising (Original poster for the 1966 double-bill of the two films)

by Anger, Kenneth, Robert Downey Sr

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Published
1966
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New York: Impact Films, 1966. Original poster for the 1966 double feature of Robert Downey Sr.s' "Chafed Elbows" (1966) and Kenneth Anger's "Scorpio Rising" (1964) which ran together for over a month at the Gate Theater in New York for the premiere of Downey Sr.'s film. A unique pairing of two classic-underground filmmakers. Downey Sr.'s "Chafed Elbows," a… Read more
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image of I Am Curious (Yellow) [Jag ar nyfiken-en film i gult] (Original English-language screenplay for the 1967 Swedish film)

I Am Curious (Yellow) [Jag ar nyfiken-en film i gult] (Original English-language screenplay for the 1967 Swedish film)

by Vilgot Sjoman (director, screenwriter, starring); Martin Minow, Jenny Bohman (translation); Lena Nyman, Borje Ahlstedt (starring)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Draft script for the 1967 Swedish film, translated into English, photocopied for internal distribution. With copied holograph annotations to virtually every page. Vilgot Sjoman's controversial erotic drama, utilizing both dramatic and documentary filmmaking techniques, starring Sjoman's lover at the time, actress Lena Nyman, as a young theater student examining the social and political mores… Read more
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Nude Restaurant (Original poster for the 1967 film)

by Andy Warhol (director, screenwriter); Viva, Taylor Mead, Ingrid Superstar, Andrew Duggan appearing as Julian Burroughs (starring)

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Published
1967
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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1967. Vintage poster for the 1967 film. Two versions of the film were shot - one with an all nude, all male cast that was never released publicly, and one with both male and female actors wearing G-strings, which was originally screened at the Hudson Theater in New York. A stylistic breakthrough,… Read more
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Naissant (Collection of three original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Stephen Dwoskin (director); Beverly Grant (starring)

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Published
1964
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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1964 short film. Director Stephen Dwoskin's third film, following "Asleep" (1961) and "American Dream" (1961). Dwoskin was best known for his experimental filmmaking, beginning in both the New York and London underground film scenes of the 1960s. Shot on location in New York. Two… Read more
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The Mute (Original photograph from the 1959 short film)

by Robert Board (director, photographer); Neyle Morrow (starring)

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Published
1959
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1959 experimental short film. From the estate of director Robert Board, who also snapped the photograph of actor Neyle Morrow on the set. In addition to creating numerous short films beginning in the 1940s, Board was an actor, puppeteer, and man about town in classic Hollywood, whose recollections are… Read more
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image of Meetings In The Forest [Les Rendez-Vous en Foret] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

Meetings In The Forest [Les Rendez-Vous en Foret] (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by Alain Fleischer (director, screenwriter); Heinz Bennent, Renee Gardes, Catherine Jourdan, Maria Meriko, Lawrence Trimble (starring)

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Published
1971
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Paris: Argos Films, 1971. Vintage photograph of Catherine Jourdan and Heinz Bennent from the 1972 film. An experimental fantasy film full of erotic themes set in a fairytale-like forest. 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Near Fine.
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image of Keep Your Right Up [Une Place Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel] (Original photograph from the 1987 film)

Keep Your Right Up [Une Place Sur La Terre Comme Au Ciel] (Original photograph from the 1987 film)

by Jean-Luc Godard (director, screenwriter, starring); Jane Birkin, Dominique Lavanant, Pauline Lafont, Eva Darlan, Isabelle Sadoyan (starring)

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Published
1987
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Paris: Gaumont, 1987. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of Jean-Luc Godard from the 1987 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. An experimental film that irreverently mixes genres, twisting together a broad range of references to literature, film comedy, and the history of cinema. Starring Godard himself as a filmmaker, thus blurring the fictional category from the outset.… Read more
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image of Archive of 41 issues of Filmmakers Newsletter, 1967-1971

Archive of 41 issues of Filmmakers Newsletter, 1967-1971

by Carl Linder (editor, founder); Suni Mallow, H. Whitney Bailey (editors, publishers); Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, George Maciunas, Hollis Frampton, Bill Plympton, Standish Lawder, Alan Lomax (contributors)

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Published
1971
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New York: Filmmakers Newsletter / Filmmakers' Cinematheque, 1971. Archive of 41 issues of "Filmmakers Newsletter," dating from the first four years of the magazine, including Vol. I, issue 1. Early issues of the magazine are scarce, and putting together a collection of this size piecemeal would be prohibitively difficult. Founded in 1967 by experimental filmmaker Carl Linder… Read more
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Chamber Films (Original flyer for an exhibition at The Living Theatre)

by Maya Deren

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Published
1961
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New York: The Living Theatre, 1961. Original flyer for an exhibition of six films by Maya Deren held on February 20 and 27, 1961 at the Bleecker Street Cinema, and March 6 and 13, 1961 at The Living Theater. The flyer notes that music for two of the films, "Meshes in the Afternoon" and "The Very Eye of the… Read more
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image of Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.] (Original program for the 1967 film)

Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator [Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T.] (Original program for the 1967 film)

by Dusan Makavejev (director, screenwriter); Brank Vucicevic (screenwriter); Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic (starring)

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Published
1967
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Belgrade: Avala Film, 1967. Original program for the international release of the 1967 Yugoslav black wave film. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film and reproductions of line illustrations. Wrappers text in French, with French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English text inside. Taking on the trappings of American crime and film noir, about a woman who is murdered… Read more
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Branded to Kill (Original screenplay for the 1967 film)

by Seijun Suzuki (director); Hachiro Guryu (screenwriter); Jo Shishido, Koji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Annu Mari (starring)

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Published
1967
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Tokyo: Nikkatsu, 1967. Draft script for the 1967 film. Text in Japanese. An experimental, absurdist, pop art satire of yakuza films and film noir, Suzuki's film was a failure on release, leading him to be fired and then blackballed by the studio for making films that made neither sense nor profit. The film rightly became… Read more
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image of Diaries, Notes, and Sketches, also known as Walden (Original poster for the 1969 film)

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New York: Jonas Mekas, 1969. Vintage large format poster for the 1969 experimental film by shot and edited by Jonas Mekas from his "film diary" footage shot between 1965 and 1969. Either unique or very nearly so, with no examples found in OCLC or institutions worldwide. The poster also doubles as liner notes for the film, briefly… Read more
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Brakhage Films (Original sales catalog for 1976)

by Stan Brakhage

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Published
1976
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Rollinsville, CO: Self published, 1976. Original mail order catalog for Stan Brakhage films issued in 1976. Featuring 47 8mm and 72 16mm titles, with brief descriptions for each film. 9 x 6 inches. 12 pages. About Near Fine in saddle stapled, photo illustrated wrappers.
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SPIRAL No. 6, January 1986 (First Edition)

by Terry Cannon (editor); Willie Varela, Bruce Posner, Albert Gabriel Nigrin, et al (contributors)

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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Pasadena, CA: Spiral Group, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Issue number six of "SPIRAL" magazine. Edited by Los Angeles Filmforum founder Terry Cannon, the magazine ran for nine issues between 1984 and 1986, and according to David James' "The Most Typical Avant-Garde" represented "the only sustained attempt in Los Angeles to create a periodical about avant-garde film." … Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Notebook belonging to legendary amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents containing 73 pages of holograph notes on various film and camera tests, lighting, settings, and other technical aspects of filmmaking made between circa 1959 and 1982. Included are 21 film strips laid or tipped into the notebook, with accompanying annotations, and each generally between three to four inches… Read more
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Lung Feng (Original Hong Kong poster for the 1999 film)

by Eric Kot (director, screenwriter); Ekin Cheng, Qi Shu, Anita Yuen (starring)

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Published
1999
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Hong Kong: N.p., 1999. Vintage Hong Kong poster, printed in both Chinese and English, for the 1999 film. An experimental film by director Eric Kot, with cameos from numerous notable actors. Kot is notorious in the Chinese hip hop industry and has made a number of short films and television episodes. 40 x 25 inches,… Read more
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image of Complete set of the Galeria Bonino monographs: Floats | More Floats | 93 Floats | Constructions and Films (First Edition)

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New York: Galeria Bonino, 1967. Complete set of four matching exhibition catalogs for a staggered series of installations by avant-garde film director Robert Breer, held at the Galeria Bonino in New York between 1965 and 1970. The first catalog is for an exhibition at the gallery titled "Constructions and Films," and was held in early 1965, noted… Read more
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image of Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

by [The Living Theatre] Stan Brakhage (director); Marie Menken, Willard Maas, and others (directors)

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Published
1959
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New York: The Living Theatre, 1959. Original Poster for a night of Avant-Garde Films hosted by the Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre on April 27, 1959. Filmmakers were present to introduce their works, including Stan Brakhage with his landmark short "Desistfilm" (1954). The Gryphon Film Group was founded by Marie Menken and her husband Willard… Read more
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