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image of Horizons [Schallmauer] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Horizons [Schallmauer] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Hardy Kruger (screenwriter); Scot Finch (screenwriter)

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1977
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Pocking, Germany: Eucent Film, 1977. Draft script for an unproduced German film. Laid in with the script is a brief typed letter in German on Eucent Film letterhead, addressed to casting agent Paul Kohner from producer Konstantin Thoeren, introducing the screenplay. Text in English. After the unexpected death of his dear friend Frank in a test flight… Read more
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Assaf (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Manfred Purzer (screenwriter); Amos Kollek (novel); Wolfgang Petersen (director)

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Published
1970
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Munich: Roxy Film, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. Text in English. Based on the 1971 novel "Don't Ask Me if I Love" by Israeli film director and writer Amos Kollek. The son of a wealthy military arms manufacturer intends to pursue a life as a writer after serving in the Israeli Army, in spite of his… Read more
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image of Fitzcarraldo (Original photograph from the set of the 1982 film)

Fitzcarraldo (Original photograph from the set of the 1982 film)

by Werner Herzog (director, screenwriter); Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy (starring)

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Published
1982
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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Werner Herzog with actors Klaus Kinski, Grande Otelo, and Miguel Angel Fuentes on the set of the 1982 film. With holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso. Early twentieth century rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (the ever-manic Kinski) funds his dream to build an opera house in… Read more
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image of Gold (Original photograph from the 1934 film)

Gold (Original photograph from the 1934 film)

by Karl Hartl (director); Rolf E. Vanloo (screenwriter); Brigitte Helm, Hans Albers (starring)

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Published
1934
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Munich: UFA, 1934. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Brigitte Helm from the 1934 film. With a holograph ink annotation to the verso. A scientist discovers a method for turning lead into gold, but is killed in an act of sabotage, leading his assistant to seek revenge. 4.75 x 7.75 inches. Near Fine.
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image of The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick [Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter] (Two original photographs from the 1972 German film)

The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick [Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter] (Two original photographs from the 1972 German film)

by Wim Wenders (director, screenwriter); Peter Handke (novel, screenwriter); Arthur Brauss, Erika Pluhar, Kai Fischer (starring)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Two vintage borderless reference photographs from Wim Wenders' first film. With the stamp of MK2 distributor on the verso. Based on the 1970 novel by Peter Handke. A goalkeeper is sent home from a game for foul play, leaving the field and spending the night with a cinema cashier, whom he proceeds to murder.… Read more
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image of Rustle of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] (Collection of seven original oversize photographs from the 1929 German silent film)

Rustle of Spring [Fruhlingsrauschen] (Collection of seven original oversize photographs from the 1929 German silent film)

by William Dieterle (director, starring); Charlotte Hagenbruch (screenwriter); Lien Deyers, Julius Brandt, Elsa Wagner (starring)

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Published
1929
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N.p.: N.p., 1929. Collection of seven vintage oversize double weight reference photographs, four of William Dieterle and Lien Deyers, two of Dieterle, and one of Dieterle and Nikolai Malikoff, from the 1929 German silent film. Viola von Birkenfeld (Deyers) falls madly in love with the young Friedrich von Bornim (Dieterle) while he cares for her grandfather after… Read more
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image of Lola Montes (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1955 film)

Lola Montes (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1955 film)

by Max Ophuls (director); Jacques Laurent writing as Cecil Saint-Laurent (novel); Annette Wademant, Jacques Natanson (screenwriters); Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol (starring)

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Published
1955
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Paris: Gamma Film, 1955. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Max Ophuls demonstrating a curtsy to actress Martine Carol on the set of the 1955 film. With holograph pencil annotations regarding layout on the verso. Based on the 20th century novel by Jacques Laurent. A once-renowned European courtesan and former dancer is reduced to working in a New… Read more
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The Damned (Collection of five original photographs from the 1969 film)

by Luchino Visconti (director, screenwriter); Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli (screenwriters); Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem (starring)

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Published
1969
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1969. Collection of five vintage black and white studio still photographs from the US release of the 1969 Italian-German film. A powerful, corrupt industrialist family illustrates the transition of the German upper class from resentment to acceptance of the Nazi party. The first film in Visconti's German Trilogy, followed by "Death… Read more
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8MM (Original photograph of Joel Schumacher from the set of the 1999 film)

by Joel Schumacher (director); Christine Loss (still photographer); Andrew Kevin Walker (screenwriter); Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini (starring)

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Published
1999
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1999. Vintage satin-finish reference photograph of Joel Schumacher on the set of the 1999 film. In one of Schumacher'r most unapologetically dark films, private Investigator Tom Welles is hired by a wealthy widow to investigate a film, seemingly of a young girl brutally murdered, found in her deceased husband's safe. … Read more
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image of Fathers and Sons: Part I: Dear Fatherland 1911-1916 [Joint Venture: Part I: Chemistry 1911-1916] (Original screenplay for the 1986 television episode)

Fathers and Sons: Part I: Dear Fatherland 1911-1916 [Joint Venture: Part I: Chemistry 1911-1916] (Original screenplay for the 1986 television episode)

by Bernhard Sinkel (director, screenwriter); Burt Lancaster, Julie Christie, Bruno Ganz, Dieter Laser (starring)

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Published
1984
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Munich: Bavaria Atelier, 1984. Draft script for the first episode of the four-episode television miniseries "Vater und Sohne: Eine deutsche Tragodie" (Father and Son: A German Tragedy), which first aired November 12, 1986 on Radiotelevisione Italiana, here under the working title "Joint Venture." Text in English. The story of two wealthy German families-one family Jewish bankers, the other… Read more
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image of Coup de Grace [Der Fangschuss] (Original photograph of Volker Schlondorff and others on the set of the 1976 film)

Coup de Grace [Der Fangschuss] (Original photograph of Volker Schlondorff and others on the set of the 1976 film)

by Volker Schlondorff (director); Marguerite Yourcenar (novel); Margarethe von Trotta (screenwriter, starring); Genevieve Dormann, Jutta Bruckner (screenwriters); Matthias Habich, Rudiger Kirshstein (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlondorff, cinematographer Igor Luther, and other crew members on the set of the 1976 film. Based on the 1939 novel by Marguerite Yourcenar. Young left-wing aristocrat Sophie von Reval (von Trotta) sides with the Bolsheviks after being rejected by a young German soldier (Matthias Habich)… Read more
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image of Eine Liebe in Deutschland [A Love in Germany] (Original screenplay for the 1983 film)

Eine Liebe in Deutschland [A Love in Germany] (Original screenplay for the 1983 film)

by Andrzej Wajda (director); Rolf Hochhuth (screenwriter, novel); Werner Jorg Luddecke (screenwriter); Hanna Schygulla, Piotr Lysak, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ralf Wolter (starring)

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Published
1980
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Berlin: CCC-Film [CCC-Filmkunst], 1980. Draft script for the 1983 German film, directed by Andrzej Wajda. With a few small holograph pencil annotations, mostly regarding a character's name change and changes to pagination. Laid in with the script is a handwritten letter discussing films with KO-Productions. Text in German. Based on the 1980 novel. In 1983, a middle-aged… Read more
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image of Mysterien [Mysterier][The Mysteries] (Original script for the 1976 play)

Mysterien [Mysterier][The Mysteries] (Original script for the 1976 play)

by Knut Hamsun (novel)

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1976
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N.p.: Theater-Verlag Kurt Desch, 1976. Draft script for the 1976 German play. Text in German. The first known dramatic production of Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun's 1892 novel "Mysterier," premiering at Oslo's National Theater in the summer of 1976. Whether the stage adaptation was done by Hamsun or another unnamed party is not clear. The novel was… Read more
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image of Help [Au Secours] (Collection of twelve original photographs from a circa 1970s German film)

Help [Au Secours] (Collection of twelve original photographs from a circa 1970s German film)

by [Vintage cinema photography]

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Collection of twelve vintage borderless reference photographs from a circa 1970s German adult film. With holograph pencil annotations on the verso, including one reading "Au secours." 5 x 3.5 inches. Very Good plus.
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image of Lola Montes (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1955 film)

Lola Montes (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1955 film)

by Max Ophuls (director); Jacques Laurent writing as Cecil Saint-Laurent (novel); Annette Wademant, Jacques Natanson (screenwriters); Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol (starring)

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Published
1955
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Paris: Gamma Film, 1955. Vintage borderless reference photograph of actors Martine Carol and Peter Ustinov in costume on the set of the 1955 film. With the stamp of Tele-Magazine on the verso, along with holograph pencil annotations regarding layout. Based on the 20th century novel by Jacques Laurent. A once-renowned European courtesan and former dancer is reduced to… Read more
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image of Lightning Over Water [Nick's Film] (Original photograph of Wim Wenders on the set of the 1980 documentary)

Lightning Over Water [Nick's Film] (Original photograph of Wim Wenders on the set of the 1980 documentary)

by Wim Wenders (director); Nicholas Ray (director, subject); Susan Ray, Tom Farrell, Ronee Blakley (subjects)

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Published
1980
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Berlin: Road Movies Filmproduktion, 1980. Vintage black-and-white borderless photograph of director Wim Wenders filming a scene at Vassar College for the 1980 documentary. With a mimeo snipe on the verso. Wim Wenders joins his friend and hero, director Nicholas Ray, in New York City to discuss Ray's dying wish to make a film about a painter with a… Read more
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Just a Gigolo (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

by David Hemmings (director, starring); Ennio De Concini, Joshua Sinclair (screenwriters); David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich (starring)

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Published
1978
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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Draft script for the 1978 film. Included with the script is a small note from producer Sidney Beckerman to casting agent Paul Kohner, introducing the script as one they had discussed previously. After the end of World War I, a young Prussian officer returns home to Berlin and begins working as a male prostitute in… Read more
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Die Tigerin [The Tigress] (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

by Karin Howard (director); Robert Van Ackeren, Catharina Zwerenz (screenwriters); Walter Serner (novel); Valentina Vargas, James Remar, George Peppard (starring)

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Published
1984
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Berlin: Robert Van Ackeren Filmproduktion / Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, 1984. Draft script for the 1992 film. A very early version of the script, issued almost a decade before the film's release, with Robert van Ackeren as the intended director at the time. With a few holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout, mostly to the first twenty pages of text.… Read more
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Herzblatt oder Wie Sag Ich's Meiner Tochter [Honeybun or How Do I Tell My Daughter?] (Original screenplay for the 1969 film)

by Alfred and Harald Philip Vohrer (directors); Manfred Purzer writing as Ernst Flugel (screenwriter); Georg Thomalia, Mascha Gonska, Siegfried Schurenberg (starring)

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Published
1969
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Munich: Roxy-Film and Co, KG, 1969. Draft script for the 1969 film. Text in German. Director Harald Philip, who presumably worked on the film in addition to its credited director Alfred Vohrer, is credited on the title page. A reticent widower is forced to take on the uncomfortable task of educating his 16 year old daughter about sex,… Read more
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image of Der Todliche Biss [The Snake] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Der Todliche Biss [The Snake] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Thomas Gspandl (screenwriter); John Godey (novel)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. Text in German. Based on the 1978 novel by John Godey, wherein a deadly black mamba is accidentally released into Central Park, and hunted down by a rogue herpetologist. Set in New York City. Lacking titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter THOMAS GSPANDL and… Read more
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