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Ride, Kelly, Ride [Corncob Kelly's Benefit] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

by Foster, Norman (director); Peter B. Kyne (story); William Conselman Jr., Irving Cumming Jr. (screenwriters); Eugene Pallette, Marvin Stephens, Rita Quigley (starring)

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Published
1940
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final Draft script for the 1941 film, here under the working title "Corncob Kelly's Benefit." Production No. 301 and copy No. 105 rubber stamped on front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. Single annotation, in holograph pencil, of two names on verso of page 119. Eight blue revision pages… Read more
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A Fine Mess [The Music Box] (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

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

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Published
1985
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Los Angeles: Blake Edwards Entertainment, 1985. Draft script for the 1986 film, here under the working title "The Music Box." The second page of the script is a statement from Blake Edwards expressing his intent of utilizing "broad improvisation," and leaving the concise script with relatively minimal dialogue. Noted in the AFI Catalog. Inspired by the… Read more
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Champagne Charlie (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

by Tinling, James (director); Allen Rivkin (screenwriter); Paul Cavanaugh, Helen Wood (starring)

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Published
1935
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Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, 1935. Final Shooting Script for the 1936 film, with holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. Included with the script is a bound set of revisions and retakes, dated February 28, 1936, also with holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. A gambling rogue seduces rich women in order to use their dowries to… Read more
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Footsteps in the Night [Night Target] (Original screenplay for the 1957 film)

by Yarbrough, Jean (director); Albert Band (story, screenwriter); Elwood Ullman (screenwriter); Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin (starring)

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Published
1956
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Hollywood: Allied Artists Productions, 1956. Draft script for the 1957 film noir, here under the working title "Night Target." A strike through the printed title and "Footsteps in the Night" and "1956" written in holograph ink on the wrapper with the name of an uncredited crew member written in holograph pencil on upper right of wrapper. The final… Read more
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Chicago in the Roaring Twenties [The Bootleggers] (Original screenplay for the 1965 television movie)

by Bregman, Buddy (director); Jesse Lasky Jr., Pat Silver (screenwriters); Kenneth Allsop (book); David Healy, Suzanne Lloyd, Bill Kerr, Bridget Armstrong (starring)

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Published
1967
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London: British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 1967. Final Draft script for the 1967 BBC television special "Chicago in the Roaring Twenties," seen here under the working title "The Bootleggers." Based on British broadcaster and naturalist Kenneth Allsop's 1961 book "The Bootleggers." A BBC special in which the infamous gangster Al Capone's Chicago mafia reign is illustrated in song… Read more
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Living on the Edge (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Gay, John (playwright); Jack Richardson (screenwriter); Elliot Silverstein (story)

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Published
1980
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Los Angeles: Underworld Productions, 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film. Based on John Gay's 1728 play, "The Beggar's Opera," source for many similar adaptations, including "The Threepenny Opera." The odds are constantly stacked against Mickey Moore, an honest gambler who is about to be killed for owing a powerful man too much money. He falls for a… Read more
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Seabiscuit [Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit] (Uncorrected Proof)

by Hillenbrand, Laura

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Random House, 2001. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Here under the working title "Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit." Basis for the 2003 film starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire, nominated for seven Academy Awards. Near Fine in pictorial wrappers.
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Silver Queen (Original photograph from the 1942 film)

by Bacon, Lloyd (director); Forrest Halsey, William Allen Johnston, Cecile Kramer, Bernard (screenwriter); George Brent, Priscilla Lane, Bruce Cabot (starring)

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Published
1942
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N.p.: Harry Sherman Productions, 1942. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1942 film. A strong willed young woman from the Barbary Coast sacrifices romance in order to pursue her love of card games. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus with light soiling to the verso and a holograph pencil notation to the verso.… Read more
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Le Samourai [The Godson] (Original photograph from the US release of the 1967 film)

by Melville, Jean-Pierre (director, screenwriter); Georges Pellegrin (screenwriter); Alain Delon, Francois Perier, Nathalie Delon (starring)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: Compagnia Industrielle et Commerciale Cinematographique, 1967. Vintage studio still photograph from the US release of the 1967 French film noir. Alain Delon plays the silent hitman Jef Costello, who is spotted by the piano player after carrying out a job at a nightclub. His lover provides an alibis, keeping the police temporarily at bay, but eventually… Read more
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Who's Got the Action (Original photograph from the 1962 film)

by Mann, Daniel (director); Alexander Rose (novel); G.E. Richardson (still photographer); Jack Rose (screenwriter); Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau (starring)

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Published
1962
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1962. Vintage black-and-white studio still photograph from the 1962 film. Mimeo snipe once affixed to the verso (detached but present). Featured is Nita Talbot, who played "Saturday Knight" in the film. Based on Alexander Rose's 1960 novel, "Four Horse Players Are Missing." Steve (Martin) is a horse-race better whose habits get the better… Read more
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A Thousand Several Tongues (Original agency screenplay for the an unproduced film)

by Fey, Jeremy (screenwriter)

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Published
1964
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Hollywood: Paul Kohner Inc, 1964. Draft agency script for the an uproduced film called "A Thousand Several Tongues," written by Jeremy Fey, whose film credits include three episodes of the 1976-1977 television series, "ABC Afterschool Specials," his job being Productions Assistant. Agency copy, with the address imprint and label present from the Paul Kohner, Inc. agency in Hollywood. Copy… Read more
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The Operators (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Bogner, Norman (screenwriter)

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Published
1966
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966. First Draft script for an unproduced film called "The Operators," written by novelist Norman Bogner, and set in London in the 1960s. A crime-based drama about ex-cons and their cons. Brief notation in holograph ink on two pages. Bogner's other credits include "Privelege" (1967, screenwriter, his only film), "Emerald Soup" (1963 television… Read more
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Outlaw Women (Original screenplay for the 1952 film)

by Newfield, Sam and Ron Ormond (directors); Orville H. Hampton (screenwriter); Marie Windsor, Richard Rober, Carla Balenda, Jackie Coogan (starring)

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Published
1952
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Los Angeles: Lippert Pictures, 1952. Draft script for the 1952 film. Copy belonging to an uncredited crew member, with brief annotations in holograph pencil on the verso of the last page of text, and on a few pages. An unusual story for a low-budget Western: a tough woman gambler named Iron Mae McLeod (Windsor) runs a town… Read more
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The Cincinnati Kid (Collection of 3 original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Jewison, Norman (director); Ring Lardner, Jr. (screenwriter); Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Ann-Margret (starring)

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Published
1964
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1964. Collection of 4 black and white stills photographs from the 1964 film. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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One Sure Thing (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Templeton, George B. (screenwriter); George Agnew Chamberlain (story writer)

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Published
1944
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N.p.: N.p., 1944. Agency Draft script for an unproduced film. Based on the story by George Agnew Chamberlain that first appeared in Collier's Weekly on May 27, 1939. The daughter of a well known racehorse owner falls for the son of another owner, currently down and out, and their relationship hinges on the success of the young… Read more
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Kansas City, MO: A.M. Wilson / The Sphinx, 1913. First Edition. First Edition. A small pamphlet detailing tricks of the trade for magicians and performers, written during the height of the vaudeville era. Very Good in stapled wrappers. Stamp from the Magic House of Charles on the title page. Bruise to the front wrapper, with some light… Read more
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Cards as Weapons (First Edition)

by Jay, Ricky

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780882010168
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$975.00

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New York: Darien House, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. Author, actor and huckster historian Ricky Jay's first book, a hilarious, photo illustrated treatise on the use of playing cards as weapons, with chapters on technique, practice, stunts and self-defense. The scarce cloth edition (a simultaneous softcover edition was also published). Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Jacket… Read more
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