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F for Fake (Original poster from the 1973 film)

by Welles, Orson (director, screenwriter, starring); Oja Kodar, Francois Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory (starring)

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1973
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France: Les Films de l'Astrophore, 1973. Vintage one sheet poster from the 1973 film. The last film Orson Welles completed, of which he said, "everything in that film was a trick." A docudrama starring Welles as the unreliable narrator, investigating the nature of authorship and authenticity, focusing on the work of infamous painting forger, Elmyr de Hory,… Read more
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Just a Gigolo (Original screenplay for the 1978 film)

by Hemmings, David (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 Howard, Karin (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 Vohrer, Alfred and Harald Philip (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… Read more
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Der Todliche Biss [The Snake] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Gspandl, Thomas (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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Zeit der Purpurmuschel [Time of the Purple Shellfish] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Makk, Karoly (intended director); Gunther Heller (screenwriter)

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Published
1977
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Munich: Terrafilm, 1977. Draft script for an unproduced film, original ribbon copy typescript. Laid in with the script is a two-page typed letter addressed to casting agent Paul Kohner from Terra Film producer Lothar H. Krischer and director Karoly Makk, with holograph ink annotations to the first page. Also included is a telegraph from Krischer to Kohner introducing the… Read more
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The Devil's Female [Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil, Beyond the Darkness] (Original poster for the 1974 film)

by Boos, Walter (director); August Rieger (screenwriter); Dagmar Hedrich, Werner Bruhns, Michael Hinz (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: Constantin-Film, 1976. Vintage French-Canadian poster for the 1974 German film, "Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen," released in the US as "Beyond the Darkness," "Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil," and "The Devil's Female." With the latter title tipped on to the poster, demonstrating the ad hoc distribution process for grindhouse and exploitation films, which often saw titles change at a… Read more
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S.O.S. Eisberg (Original German poster for the 1933 film)

by Fanck, Arnold (director); Arnold Fanck, Friedrich Wolf (story); Tom Reed (screenplay); Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Ernst Udet (starring)

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Published
1933
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Berlin: Deutsche Universal-Film, 1933. Vintage one sheet theatre poster for the 1933 German film. Stamped on lower left with the German Film Review Office eagle stamp as Approved, "Genehmigt Filmprüfstelle Berlin" and numbered dated and signed in holograph ink, "22611, 16 AUG. 1933 Zimmerman." An early release in the National Socialist era. One of the last US… Read more
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Fitzcarraldo (Original photograph from the set of the 1982 film)

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

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Published
1982
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Vienna: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, 1982. Vintage borderless studio photograph of Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski and Claudia Cardinale on the set of the 1982 film. Francois Frederic stamp on the verso. Herzog's brilliant, bold and audacious "Fitzcarraldo," the story of the early 20th century rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (the ever manic Kinski) intent on building an… Read more
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The Visit [La visite] (Collection of 6 original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Wicki, Bernhard (director); Alberto Corchi (still photographer); Friedrich Durrenmatt (play); Ben Barzman (screenwriter); Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli (starring)

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Published
1964
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964. Collection of six vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1964 internationally produced film, here under the US title, "The Visit." Included are two film credits sheets from publicity manager Mort Segal, referring to actress Demick as she visits Tunisia, smokes a hookah, and shops locally. One image from the set is shown.… Read more
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Kings Of The Road (Original photograph from the set of the 1976 film)

by Wenders, Wim (director, screenwriter); Rudiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolph Schundler, Marquard Bohm (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Vintage borderless photograph of director Wim Wenders and cinematographer Robby Muller on the set of the 1976 film. Bruno Winter (Rudiger Vogler) is a film projection repair man on the Western side of the East German border. He meets Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler), a depressed doctor who has just broken up with his wife. Robert… Read more
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Despair (Original photograph from the set of the 1978 film)

by Nabokov, Vladimir (novel); Rainer Werner Fassbinder (director); Tom Stoppard (screenwriter); Dirk Bograde, Andrea Ferreol, Klaus Lowitsch, Volker Spengler (starring)

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Published
1978
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Munich: Bavaria Atelier, 1978. Vintage borderless photograph of Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the set of the 1978 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov. Herman Herman (Dirk Bograde), a Russian immigrant and Jewish business owner in Berlin is targeted by Nazis. While slowly loosing… Read more
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Queen of Atlantis (Original press photograph from the 1932 film)

by Pabst, Georg Wilhelm (director); Pierre Benoit (novel); Alexandre Arnoux, Ladislaus Vajda, Jacques Deval, Miles Mander, Hermann Oberlander (screenwriters); Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Heinz Klingenberg, John Stuart, Tela Tchai (starring)

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Published
1932
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Germany: Nero-Film AG, 1932. Vintage double weight press photograph of Brigitte Helm for the 1932 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Based on the 1919 novel "L'Atlantide" by French writer Pierre Benoit, and a remake of the 1921 film of the same name by Jacques Feyder. The film was shot in French, German, and English, each version… Read more
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Auferstehung (Collection of 33 original photographs from the 1958 film)

by Hansen, Rolf (director); Leo Tolstoy (novel); Wolfgang Brunjes (still photographer); Renato Castellani, Juliane Kay (screenwriters); Horst Buchholz, Myriam Bru, Edith Mill, Ruth Niehaus (starring)

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Published
1959
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Paris: Cinedis, 1959. Collection of 33 original borderless single weight still photographs from the 1959 French release (as "Resurrection") of the 1958 West German-Italian-French film. Action sequences, images of smoking women in brothels, and head-shots of starring actors throughout. Numerical annotations in holograph pencil, and some in ink, on the versos. Based on Tolstoy's last novel, "Resurrection"… Read more
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Marianne of My Youth [Marianne de ma jeunesse] (Collection of 17 original photographs from the 1955 film)

by Duvivier, Julien (director, screenwriter); Peter von Mendelssohn (novel); Fritz Schwennicke (still photographer); Marianne Hold, Horst Buchholz, Pierre Vaneck, Gil Vidal (starring)

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Published
1955
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Paris: Filmsonor, 1955. Collection of 17 original single weight still photographs from the 1955 French-West German film. Starring actress Hold is seen in heated embrace and anxiously gazing off-camera, with portraits of Isabelle Pia and Hold, and images of Vidal and Vaneck together. Mimeo snipe on the verso of a small Hold portrait, and on the verso of eight… Read more
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Father and Sons: Part III: Power and Powerlessness- 1932-1938 [Joint Venture: Part III: Politics- 1932-1939](Original screenplay for the 1986 television series)

by Sinkel, Bernhard (screenwriter, director); Julie Christie, Tina Engel. Dieter Laser, Rudiger Vogler (starring)

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Published
1984
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Munich: Bavaria Atelier, 1984. Draft script for Season 1, Episode 3 of the 1986 series titled here under the working title "Joint Venture: Part III: Politics- 1932-1939." Set in… Read more
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (Original photograph from the set of the 1980 television mini-series)

by Fassbinder, Rainer Werner (director, screenwriter); Alfred Doblin (novel); Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Claus Holm (starring)

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Published
1980
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Grunwald, Germany: Bavaria Film, 1980. Vintage photograph showing director Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the set of 1980 German television mini-series. With the stamps of German magazine "Der Spiegel" and photo agency Presse-Seeger, as well as holograph annotations, on the verso. Based on the 1929 novel by Alfred Doblin, previously filmed in 1931, directed by Phil Jutzi. Despite… Read more
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Tragic Wedding (Original treatment screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Tudor, Alex (screenwriter, director)

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Published
1985
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Munich [Munchen]: Alex Tudor, 1985. Treatment script for an unproduced film. An older man holds a party at his castle and attracts the attention of a young woman, though no one present understands what one sees in the other. Dr. Alexe Tudor is an independent German documentarian who focuses primarily on symbols and… Read more
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Bitte lasst die Blumen leben [Please Let the Flowers Live] (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

by Tessari, Duccio (director); Joachim Hammann (screenwriter); Johannes Mario Simmel (author); Klausjurgen Wussow, Gerd Bockmann, Hannelore Elsner, Birgit Doll (starring)

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Published
1984
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Munich: Bayerischer Rundfunk, 1984. Draft script for the 1986 film. Text in German. A lawyer survives a plane crash and uses his new found lust for life to take on a new identity and start again. Based on a novel of the same title by Johannes Mario Simmel. Clear untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated… Read more
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The American Friend [De amerikanische Freund] (Original photograph from the 1977 film)

by Wenders, Wim (director, screenwriter); Patricia Highsmith (novel); Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz (starring)

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Published
1977
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Grunwald, Germany: Bavaria Film, 1977. Vintage photograph from the 1977 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Based on the 1974 novel "Ripley's Game" by Patricia Highsmith, later adapted in 2002 under the original title, directed by Liliana Cavani and starring John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, and Ray Winstone. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. … Read more
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