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

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Published
1972
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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… 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 Wang, Jimmy Yu (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… Read more
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image of Gui men tai ji [The Evil Karate] (Original flyer for the 1971 film)

Gui men tai ji [The Evil Karate] (Original flyer for the 1971 film)

by Kuo, Joseph (director, screenwriter); Tien-Yung Hsu, Yu-Yuan Lin (screenwriters); Ching-Ching Chang, Nan Chiang, Bai-Ju Chi, Tao Chiang (starring)

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Published
1971
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Hong Kong: Hong Hwa Film, 1971. Vintage double-sided flyer for the 1972 film. With an English language synopsis on one side. A young girl finds an injured warrior, who is being hunted by seven devils. He begins training her in a secret form of "evil karate," and once she grows up, they set out to defeat the… Read more
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image of Revenge of the Iron Fist Maiden [Deadly Fists] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

Revenge of the Iron Fist Maiden [Deadly Fists] (Original flyer for the 1972 film)

by Fei-Chien Wu (director); Ge Tien (screenplay); Pin Chiang, Chia-Lin Sun, Chin-Feng Wang, Yuan Yi (starring)

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Published
1972
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Taiwan: Hua Hsia Film, 1972. Vintage double-sided flyer for Hong Kong release of the 1972 Taiwanese film, here under the title "Deadly Fists". With an English language synopsis on one side. A young woman is sent by her father to discover the secret of a martial artist's fighting style, but falls in love with him instead. Meanwhile,… Read more
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image of The Gun Hawk (Original shooting schedule for the 1963 film)

The Gun Hawk (Original shooting schedule for the 1963 film)

by Ludwig, Edward (director); Richard Bernstein, Max Steeber (story); Jo Heims (screenwriter); Rory Calhoun, Rod Cameron, Ruta Lee (starring)

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Published
1963
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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Twenty-page Shooting schedule for the 1963 film, dated February 12, 1963, with strikes through in holograph pencil on all but two pages, and several annotations in holograph ink regarding locations and shots. Aging gunman Rory Calhoun attempts to keep his control over a small town populated by outlaws. Shot on location in Bronson… Read more
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image of White Heat (Mini-poster for the 1949 film)

White Heat (Mini-poster for the 1949 film)

by Walsh, Raoul (director); Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts (screenwriters); Virginia Kellogg (story); James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien (starring)

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Published
1952
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$225.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1952. Mini-poster for a circa 1952 re-release of the 1949 film. One of the great gangster films, based on an original screen story by screenwriter Virginia Kellogg, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her work. 8.25 x 13.25 inches. Very Good. Light toned, with tape residue to the top and… Read more
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$225.00
image of Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face (Original promotional book for the 1975 film)

Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face (Original promotional book for the 1975 film)

by Bergman, Ingmar (director, screenwriter); Arne Carlsson (photographer); Ernie Anderson (publicist); Dino De Laurentiis (producer)

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. First Edition. First Edition publicity manual, reminiscent in content to a press kit, but with far more detail. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis to advertise legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and his Oscar-nominated psychological drama "Face to Face" (1976). Profusely photo-illustrated with over 60 black and white images, including film stills and on the set photography… Read more
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image of Original program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, 1915

Original program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, 1915

by [Hollywood] Wildy, H.E. (compiled by)

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Published
1915
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Los Angeles: Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles, 1915. Vintage souvenir program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, held February 13, 1915. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of silent film actors, directors, producers, and others, and containing numerous advertisements for Los Angeles businesses and services, most with some connection to the film industry. Scarce, with only two… Read more
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image of Original program for the Second National Convention of the Motion Pictures Exhibitors League of America, 1912

Original program for the Second National Convention of the Motion Pictures Exhibitors League of America, 1912

by [Motion Picture Exhibitors League of America]

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Published
1912
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$725.00

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Chicago: Motion Picture Exhibitors League of America, 1912. Vintage program for the Second National Convention of the Motion Pictures Exhibitors League of America, held in Chicago from August 13-17, 1912. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of members, as well as numerous period advertisements, including ones for films, projectors, and other material for movie theatres. Rare, with no copies in OCLC.… Read more
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Rape (Original advertising flyer for the 1976 film)

by Iglesias, Miguel as M.I. Bonns (director, screenwriter); Enrique Josa (screenwriter); Nadiuska, Ramiro Oliveros, Gil Vidal, Luis Induni (starring)

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Published
1976
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Spain: Profilmes, 1976. Original glossy, full color, two sided advertising flyer for international release of the 1976 film, featuring a synopsis in English, French and Spanish. Two friends travel to a remote village to investigate the mysterious death of a friend, only to uncover a possible supernatural explanation in a young woman the villagers claim is a… Read more
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image of Salvatore Giuliano (Two original photographs from the set of the 1962 film)

Salvatore Giuliano (Two original photographs from the set of the 1962 film)

by Rosi, Francesco (director, screenwriter); Patrick Morin (still photographer); Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Franco Solinas (screenwriters); Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff, Sennuccio Benelli, Giuseppe Calandra, Pietro Cammarata (starring)

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Published
1962
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$450.00

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Rome: Lux Film, 1962. Two vintage borderless photographs of director Francesco Rosi on the set of the 1962 film. With holograph annotations and photographer Patrick Morin's rubber stamp on the verso of each. Based on the crimes and confidants of Italian bandit Salvatore Giuliano (played by Cammarata), who rose to prominence within the Mafia after the… Read more
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image of The Damned [These Are the Damned] (Publicity manual for the 1962 film)

The Damned [These Are the Damned] (Publicity manual for the 1962 film)

by Losey, Joseph (director); Evan Jones (screenwriter); H.L. Lawrence (novel); Oliver Reed, Viveca Lindfors, Shirley Anne Field, Macdonald Carey (starring)

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Published
1961
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$550.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures / Hammer Films, 1961. Deluxe publicity manual for the 1962 film. Based on H.L. Lawrenece's 1960 novel "The Children of Light." An extensive publication, containing cast and crew lists and biographies, a synopsis of the film, stories from the film's production, and captions for still photographs (though the stills are not included… Read more
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$550.00
image of Papiers carbones (Box of carbon paper, circa 1950s)

Papiers carbones (Box of carbon paper, circa 1950s)

by [Somarco]

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Published
1950
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France: Somarco, 1950. with lid, paper reams slightly smaller. Paper Near Fine, box Very Good plus.
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image of Deuxieme Tranche, 1960-61 (Original press release folder)

Deuxieme Tranche, 1960-61 (Original press release folder)

by [Cinedis]

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Published
1961
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$15.00

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Paris: Cinedis, 1961. Original single-pocket blue folder from French film studio, Cinedis, for the years 1960 to 1961. Distributed to press agencies, film distributors and theaters, this folder is empty but would have contained press release information, like film credits and star biographies, for films credited on the front, here being "Adua et ses compagnes" (Hungry for Love, 1960),… Read more
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image of 20th Night of Cinema [XXe Nuit du cinema] (Original French program for the 1965 gala)

20th Night of Cinema [XXe Nuit du cinema] (Original French program for the 1965 gala)

by Rival, Pierre-Louis and Ned (producers); Elvire Popesco, Hubert de Malet, Robert Manuel (directors); J.-J. Bricaire (administrator); Claude Dauphin (art director); Robert Valentino (music); Jacques Plante (director of production)

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Published
1965
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Paris: Theatre Marigny, 1965. Original French program for the "20th Night of Cinema," here under the original French title. A lavish illustrated magazine, with blue cord marker, featuring full-page advertisements for motor car companies, cosmetics (notably the Coty line of perfume, Imprevu), alcoholic beverages and cigarettes, galleries, televisions, salons, and refrigerators, produced to coincide with the gala held at… Read more
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Menu for the Sunset Bowling Center

by [Sunset Bowling Lanes] [Old Warner Brothers Studio]

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Published
1940
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Hollywood: Warner Brothers, 1940. Original menu from the Sunset Bowling Center in Hollywood, California, circa 1940s. Built in 1919 to house the executive offices and principal studios for Warner Brothers, filming was moved to Burbank beginning in 1930, and by 1938 the property was converted to a massive 52-lane bowling alley, the Sunset Bowling Center. The bowling… Read more
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image of Typed Letter Signed from Rene Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

Typed Letter Signed from Rene Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

by Clair, Rene

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Published
1962
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Paris: Cinedis, 1962. Typed letter signed from director Rene Clair to Mr. Gay-Lussac at Cinedis, the prominent French film distribution company, signed by Clair in holograph ink. In it, he requests some photograph negatives for "Port de Lilas" (1957, released in the US as "The Gates of Paris"), on behalf of a press agent who inquired of them, and… Read more
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image of le Makeur (Original French invitation for a 1958 cosmetics gala)

le Makeur (Original French invitation for a 1958 cosmetics gala)

by [de la Maziere, Christian] Peyron, Francois, Andre Merlin (producers); Christian Robier (art)

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Published
1958
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Paris: Salons de l'Orangerie, 1958. Original French invitation for the 1958 premiere of a cosmetics aid known as "le Makeur," a hand-held soft-bristled makeup brush. Addressed to M. and Mme. de la Maziere, and dated Tuesday, October 9, 1958, in holograph ink. Housed in the original mailing envelope, addressed in holograph ink to "Monsieur et Madame de la Maziere… Read more
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How to Succeed in Love [Comment reussir en amour] (Original French film premiere invitation for the 1962 film)

by Boisrond, Michel (director); Annette Wademant (screenwriter); Dany Saval, Jean Poiret, Jacqueline Maillan, Jacques Charon (starring)

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Published
1962
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Paris: France Cinema, 1962. Original French invitation for the premier of the 1962 French-Italian film, here under the original French title. Presented as a wedding invitation for the fictional characters portrayed by Saval and Poiret, cursive font on lightweight card stock, with a laid-in list of starring actors appearing at the Cine Le Rex for the November 16 premiere.… Read more
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image of Letter from Rene to Maryse (Original promotional brochure, inscribed to Martres in 1962)

Letter from Rene to Maryse (Original promotional brochure, inscribed to Martres in 1962)

by Quinson, Rene, and Maryse Martres

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Published
1962
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Paris: L'Agence d'Informations Cinematographiques, 1962. Original promotional brochure from French journalist and press agent Rene Quinson to fellow press agent Maryse Martres, inscribed by Quinson in 1962. The brochure presents Quinson as an amateur psychic, predicting the recipient's future, leaning toward money, luck, and success. Quinson's inscription in holograph ink is rather illegible, but there are references to friendship… Read more
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