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River of No Return (Original photograph from the 1954 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Frank Fenton (screenwriter); Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe (starring)

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Published
1954
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1954 Western film, showing actor Robert Mitchum. Loosely based on the 1948 Italian film "Bicycle Thieves." A woman hires a widowed ex-con and his son to help her navigate a river journey to search for her gambler husband. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine. Pitts 3535.
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Bob le Flambeur [Bob the Gambler] (Original oversize photograph from the 1956 French film noir)

by Jean-Pierre Melville (director, screenwriter); Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Guy Decomble (starring)

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Published
1956
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$975.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph from the 1956 French film noir, showing actor Roger Duchesne surrounded by Gallic toughs. With holograph ink annotations to the verso. Faced with an unlucky streak and debts to pay, a former bank robber turned gambler plans a heist of the Deauville casino during Grand Prix weekend. A key French New… Read more
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Lancaster, OH: N.p., 1890. Original manuscript scrapbook of poker memorabilia, presented to the Lancaster, Ohio Poker Club by "two victims" of the club, identified as Ecaroh Nidri and Trebor Niarud (almost certainly pseudonyms) on the first page. Charmingly illustrated throughout with 14 original photographs of the club's members, as well as multiple tipped-in objects, including three gambling tokens, a… Read more
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$1,850.00
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The Only Game In Town (Original photograph from the 1970 film)

by George Stevens (director); Frank D. Gilroy (playwright, screenwriter); Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty (starring)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1970. Vintage reference photograph from the 1970 film. With a mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1968 play also by screenwriter Frank D. Gilroy. An aging, lovelorn Las Vegas chorus girl begins an affair with a musician with a compulsive gambling habit. Set in Las Vegas, and shot on location in Paris and… Read more
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Guys and Dolls (Five original candid photographs of Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and composer Frank Loesser from the 1955 film)

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (director, screenwriter); Ben Hecht (screenwriter); Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling (book); Frank Loesser (music); Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine (starring)

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Published
1955
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$1,500.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Five vintage candid reference photographs from the 1955 film, showing variously, actors Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, composer Frank Loesser, and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz on the set. The first photo, double weight, shows Marlon Brando, as Skye Masterson, surreally socking one of his gangster companions in the nose. The second photo shows Brando… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Casino (Two original photographs from the set of the 1995 film)

by Martin Scorsese (director, screenwriter); Nicholas Pileggi (book, screenwriter); Phil Caruso (still photographer); Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King (starring)

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Published
1995
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$750.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1995. Two truly striking vintage reference photographs taken on the set of the 1995 film. With holograph pencil and ink annotations regarding layout and the printed label of the film's still photographer Phillip V. Caruso to the verso. Shown in the two photographs are Scorsese working with actors and crew on the expansive casino floor… Read more
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$750.00
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Stranger Than Paradise (Original photograph from the 1984 film)

by Jim Jarmusch (director, screenwriter); John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecelia Stark (starring)

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Published
1984
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1984. Vintage reference photograph from the 1984 film, showing actors John Lurie and the mystical Eszter Balint. With a printed xerographically duplicated label affixed to the bottom right corner of the verso. Director Jim Jarmusch's first effort, "Permanent Vacation" (1980), was his final thesis at New York University's film school. As with the earliest… Read more
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The Quarterback [Touchdown] (Original screenplay archive for the 1940 film, copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Robert Pirosh (screenwriter); Wayne Morris, Virginia Dale, Lillian Cornell, Edgar Kennedy (starring)

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Published
1940
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1940. Final Draft script archive for the 1940 film, here under the working title "Touchdown." Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph pencil annotation to the title page. Accompanying the script are a promotional book and several production documents, including a legal contract for the film, signed by Humberstone and… Read more
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Ride, Kelly, Ride [Corncob Kelly's Benefit] (Original screenplay for the 1941 film)

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

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Published
1985
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$450.00

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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 classic, and Academy Award… Read more
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$450.00
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Champagne Charlie (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

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

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Published
1935
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$450.00

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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 support his… Read more
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Footsteps in the Night [Night Target] (Original screenplay for the 1957 film)

by Jean Yarbrough (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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$750.00

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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 of five… Read more
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Chicago in the Roaring Twenties [The Bootleggers] (Original screenplay for the 1965 television movie)

by Buddy Bregman (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 and dance,… Read more
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$275.00
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Seabiscuit [Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit] (Uncorrected Proof)

by Laura Hillenbrand

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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 Lloyd Bacon (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.
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Le Samourai [The Godson] (Original photograph from the US release of the 1967 film)

by Jean-Pierre Melville (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 the entire… Read more
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Who's Got the Action (Original photograph from the 1962 film)

by Daniel Mann (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 of him, so… Read more
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A Thousand Several Tongues (Original agency screenplay for the an unproduced film)

by Jeremy Fey (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 Norman Bogner (screenwriter)

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Published
1966
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$125.00

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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 series, story… Read more
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Outlaw Women (Original screenplay for the 1952 film)

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

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Published
1952
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$450.00

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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 where law… Read more
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