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image of Torpedo Run (Original set of storyboards from the 1958 film)

Torpedo Run (Original set of storyboards from the 1958 film)

by Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster (starring); Joseph Pevney (director); Richard Sale, William Wister Haines (screenwriters);

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Published
1958
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Set of storyboards from the 1958 film. Laid in with the set are three loose leaves featuring storyboard art. The commander of an US submarine is tasked with destroying the Japanese aircraft carrier responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Written for the screen by noted novelist William Wister Haines. Set in the Pacific Ocean. Housed in… Read more
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image of Original drawing of Peter O'Toole by David Hemmings, 1969

Original drawing of Peter O'Toole by David Hemmings, 1969

by David Hemmings (artist); Peter O'Toole (subject)

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Published
1969
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$3,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Original mixed media drawing on paper of Peter O'Toole by British actor and artist, David Hemmings, 1969. Signed by Hemmings in holograph pencil on bottom right of art, with annotation in holograph marker, in Hemmings' hand, on backing of frame, "Peter O'Toole as Baal / by Hemmings '69 / original drawing." The image Hemmings used is… Read more
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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 Pamplona, Spain. Brown wrappers, with… Read more
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$650.00
image of Murder He Says (Vintage sheet music for the 1943 song, inscribed by composer Jimmy McHugh)

Murder He Says (Vintage sheet music for the 1943 song, inscribed by composer Jimmy McHugh)

by Frank Loesser (lyrics); Jimmy McHugh (music)

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Published
1943
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$75.00

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New York: Paramount Music Corporation, 1943. Vintage sheet music for the song "Murder He Says." INSCRIBED by composer Jimmy McHugh to the front wrapper: "To my pal Johnny / 'Murder' He Says / Jimmy McHugh." The song was originally sung by Betty Hutton in the 1943 film "Happy Go Lucky," directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Hutton alongside Mary… Read more
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$75.00
image of Original photograph of Alan Ladd and friends at Maxim's, 1952

Original photograph of Alan Ladd and friends at Maxim's, 1952

by Alan Ladd (subject)

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Published
1952
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$85.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage black and white photograph of actor Alan Ladd, his wife Sue Carol, and their friends dining at Maxim's in Paris in 1952. Housed in a souvenir photograph folder, with the colorful logo of Maxim's on the front. Laid in with the photograph are two tickets for the 1952 Royal Film Performance, a charity film event… Read more
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$85.00
image of D.C. Cab [DC Cab, Capitol Cab] (Original storyboards for the 1983 film)

D.C. Cab [DC Cab, Capitol Cab] (Original storyboards for the 1983 film)

by Joel Schumacher (director, screenwriter); Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett (starring)

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Published
1983
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Six sets of original storyboards for the 1983 film. Housed in a MCA Universal City Studios manila envelope. The dead-end drivers of a rundown cab company must band together with the help of their naive newest member to save themselves from a rival company, and to help Mr. T teach kids to say no to drugs. Set… Read more
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$450.00
image of The Hunt for Red October (Four original sets of storyboards for the 1990 film)

The Hunt for Red October (Four original sets of storyboards for the 1990 film)

by John McTierman (director); Larry Ferguson (screenwriter); Tom Clancy (novel); Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones (starring)

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Published
1989
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$1,500.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1989. Four sets of original storyboards for the 1990 film, approximately 800 pages total. One set bound in script format, with red wrappers, noted in holograph ink annotation to the front wrappers as "Vol. I.", the other set without wrappers. Based on the popular 1984 novel. When the US government spots a massive, high-tech Soviet submarine dead-set… Read more
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$1,500.00
image of A Fine Mess (Archive of five architectural blueprints for the 1986 film)

A Fine Mess (Archive of five architectural blueprints for the 1986 film)

by Blake Edwards (director, screenwriter); Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Maria Conchita Alonso (starring)

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Published
1986
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$475.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1986. Archive of five original architectural blueprints for location shooting purposes relating to the 1986 comedy film. Each blueprint numbered one through five (out of five), labeled "Ext. Pazzo Mansion," with the Beverly Hills address of the house, and credits for director Blake Edwards, production designer Roger Maus, and others. The blueprints detail both… Read more
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$475.00
image of A Sample of Sound Film, circa 1928

A Sample of Sound Film, circa 1928

by [Western Electric] [George Bernard Shaw]

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Published
1928
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$450.00

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New York: Western Electric Sound System, 1928. Vintage small two-color bi-fold housing an early sample of sound film, promoting Western Electric's Portable Sound System, circa 1928. Likely unique, as we have been unable to locate another example. The front features "A Sample of Sound Film" in bold red font, with illustration of a projector and a screen atop support on… Read more
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$450.00
image of Amazon Women on the Moon (Original production plan binder for the 1987 film)

Amazon Women on the Moon (Original production plan binder for the 1987 film)

by Landis, John, Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss (directors); Michael Barrie, Jim Muholland (screenwriters); Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Begley Jr., Carrie Fisher, Phil Hartman, Arsenio Hall, Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne (starring)

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Published
1985
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$475.00

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Los Angeles: Untitled Productions, 1985. Production plan binder for the 1987 film, dated November 1, 1985, with annotation, in holograph ink, of copy number "13" on title page, here under the working title "Untitled." Housed in a green three-ring binder, the production plan includes story boards, schedules, days out of days, set renderings, vernacular location photographs, and production accounting… Read more
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image of The Wiz (Original fold out advertising supplement from the 1978 film)

The Wiz (Original fold out advertising supplement from the 1978 film)

by Sidney Lumet (director); L. Frank Baum (novel); William F. Brown (musical); Joel Schumacher (screenwriter); Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor (starring)

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Published
1978
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$85.00

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Universal City: Universal, 1978. Vintage Variety Weekly advertising supplement for the 1978 film, full color, two-sided fold-out, five double sided panels with fifth panel extending out from bottom. Loosely based on the 1974 musical with book by William F. Brown, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, a contemporary African American reimagining of the 1900 L. Frank Baum children's novel… Read more
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$85.00
image of Archive of advertising and photographs for portable 35mm film projectors

Archive of advertising and photographs for portable 35mm film projectors

by [Film Projectors]

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Published
1931
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$475.00

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New York: International Projector Corporation, 1931. Archive consisting of an original sales brochure and eleven photographs for portable Acme-Simplex 35mm film projectors, from 1931. The Simplex projector line was one of the most popular US brands from the silent era until the transition to digital projection in the 1990s. Portable projectors were available in both silent and sound formats, and… Read more
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image of One-Armed Boxer (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

One-Armed Boxer (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Jimmy Yu Wang (director, screenwriter, starring); Yeh Tien, Hsin Tang (starring)

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Published
1972
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$150.00

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Hong Kong: Cathay Studios / Cheung Ming Film / Golden Harvest, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. After his martial arts school is destroyed by a rival and he loses his arm, a young man must learn to fight one handed in order to seek vengeance. Followed 1976's "Master… Read more
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$150.00
image of Duel in the Sun (Promotional folder for the 1946 film)

Duel in the Sun (Promotional folder for the 1946 film)

by King Vidor (director); Dmitri Tomkin (composer); David O. Selznick (screenwriter); Niven Busch (novel); Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore (starring)

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Published
1946
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$25.00

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Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1946. Promotional folder for the 1946 film on heavy buff cardstock, with large "Duel in the Sun" black and red logo on face of folder and "Duel in the Sun Pictures and Stories" printed on upper tab. Based on Niven Busch's 1944 novel of the same name. Lavish "epic" Western from Selznick, who saw the film… Read more
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image of Horse Feathers (Vintage sheet of Japanese transfer stickers to promote the 1932 film)

Horse Feathers (Vintage sheet of Japanese transfer stickers to promote the 1932 film)

by [Marx Bros.] [Brothers] Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx (starring); Norman Z. McLeod (director); S. J. Perelman, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Will B. Johnstone, Arthur Sheekman (screenwriters)

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Published
1940
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Vintage sheet of 35 Empress Brand collectible color transfer stickers, made in a philatelic style, featuring illustrations of six scenes from the 1932 pre-Code Marx Brothers comedy film. Noted on the top right corner as "Made in Japan." Very Good, lightly toned, with two rust marks and associated small tears from having been previously stapled, at… Read more
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$325.00
image of Reds (Collection of material related to the production of the 1981 film)

Reds (Collection of material related to the production of the 1981 film)

by Warren Beatty (director, screenwriter, starring); Trevor Griffiths (screenwriter); Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson (starring)

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Published
1980
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Collection of materials related to post-production editing for the 1981 film, including notes on film reels and pages of proposed sequences for each reel. Director, screenwriter, and actor Warren Beatty's epic political drama, which follows a left-wing American journalist who becomes involved with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Nominated for twelve Academy Awards, winning three for… Read more
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image of Landru [Bluebeard] (Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film)

Landru [Bluebeard] (Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director); Francoise Sagan (screenwriter); Michele Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef (starring)

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Published
1963
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$75.00

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Paris: Lux Film, 1963. Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film. Text in French. During World War I, a man supplements his income by luring middle-class Parisian women to a countryside villa where he seduces and kills them, burns their bodies, then helps himself to their bank accounts, keeping himself, his wife, his mistress, and his four children in the… Read more
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image of Make Me Psychic (Original 16mm film reel for the 1978 animated film)

Make Me Psychic (Original 16mm film reel for the 1978 animated film)

by Sally; Cruikshank Kim Deitch (assistant animator); Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Paul Woltz (music)

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Published
1978
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$1,400.00

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Los Angeles: Filmways, 1978. Original 16mm film reel for the 1978 animated short "Make Me Psychic," created by animator Sally Cruikshank and featuring music by the Cheap Suit Serenaders, Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, and Paul Woltz. "Make Me Psychic," a followup to her lauded short film "Quasi at the Quackadero," features Cruikshank's recurring duck characters Quasi and Anita in… Read more
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image of Brubaker (Vernacular photo album and scrapbook documenting the 1980 film)

Brubaker (Vernacular photo album and scrapbook documenting the 1980 film)

by Stuart Rosenberg (director); Richter, W.D. (screenwriter); Arthur A. Ross, Thomas O. Murton (book); Ray Abraham (photographs); Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander (starring)

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Published
1980
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980. Vintage vernacular photo album and scrapbook by Ray Abraham, a high school art teacher in Athens, OH, who also appeared as an extra in the film. Containing 17 predominantly color photographs of actors or crew members on location or interacting with the nearby community, as well as clippings from local papers about the film,… Read more
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image of Shi hou [The Roaring Lion] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

Shi hou [The Roaring Lion] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Tian-Chi Wu (director, screenwriter); Cliff Lok, Kien Shih, Eddy Ko, Ching Lin (starring)

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Published
1972
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$75.00

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Hong Kong: Kwong Ming Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. In early 20th century China, a worker accidentally kills his boss in a fight. He flees to Thailand with his friends, where they are forced to fight in an underground fighting ring. 14 x 10 inches. Very Good… Read more
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