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Revenge of the Gladiators (Collection of 19 original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Lupo, Michele (director); Lionello De Felice, Ernesto Guida (screenwriters); Roger Brown, Scilla Gabel, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Daniele Vargas (starring)

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Published
1964
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1964. Collection of 19 vintage studio still photographs from the 1964 film. Released in the U.S. under the title "Revenge of the Gladiators," it was originally released in Italy under the title "La vendetta di Spartacus" or "The Revenge of Spartacus," which it is also known by. "Revenge of the Gladiators" was the first… Read more
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The Great Chicago Theater Disaster (First Edition)

by Everett, Marshall

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1904
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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US: Publishers Union of America, 1904. First Edition. First Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout. A contemporary account, including eyewitness testimony, of the Iroquois Theatre fire on December 30, 1903, which left 603 people dead, making it the deadliest single building fire in United States history. Very Good lacking the dust jacket. Separate to the hinges, with light… Read more
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$75.00
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Two If by Sea (Original script for the 1971 play)

by Dewey, Priscilla B. (lyrics, book); Constantine Hutchins, Jr. (music)

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Published
1968
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Draft script for the 1971 production at the Theatre by the Sea in Wakefield, Rhode Island, as stated in the copied annotations on title page and verified by the University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives. Copied annotations regarding staging directions on nearly every page. Laid in is a memo on "Black… Read more
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$450.00
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Booth is Back in Town [Mr. Booth] (Original script for the 1968 musical play)

by Pendleton, Austin (book); Arthur Rubinstein (music); Gretchen Cryer (lyrics); Peter H. Hunt (director); Stephen Elliott, Tyrone McConnell, Marcia Rodd (starring)

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Published
1968
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$650.00

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New York: Richard Fields, 1968. Draft script for the musical which premiered in 1968 by the Lincoln Center Workshop at the Forum Theatre. Numeric holograph annotation in holograph pencil on verso of last leaf. One of two musical plays written by actor Austin Pendleton. "Booth is Back in Town!" was first performed, with music by Jim Massengale, by… Read more
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$650.00
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Bonnie and Clyde (Original fashion photograph of Faye Dunaway from the 1967 film)

by Penn, Arthur (director); David Newman, Robert Benton (screenwriters); Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman (starring)

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Published
1967
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$325.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage fashion test photograph of Faye Dunaway, in two outfits straight from depression-era fashion, for the 1967 film. Perhaps the most significant film for the New Hollywood generation, with its mix of graphic violence, sex and humor, and a glamourous take on disaffected youth. Its portrayal of violence and ambiguity in… Read more
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$325.00
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The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1968 film)

by Huillet, Daniele, Jean-Marie Straub (directors, screenwriters); Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini (starring)

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Published
1968
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$275.00

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New York: New Yorker Films, 1968. Collection of seven vintage studio still photographs, four borderless, from the 1968 film. Presented in a brown paper envelope with title annotated in holograph pencil. The first feature film from the husband-and-wife team of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet. An austere portrayal of the life and times of Johann Sebastian… Read more
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$275.00
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Travesties (Original script for the 1975 play)

by Stoppard, Tom (playwright); Peter Wood (director); James Booth, John Bott, Frances Cuka, Tim Curry (starring)

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Published
1975
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$850.00

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New York: David Merrick Arts Foundation, 1975. Draft script for the 1975 US staging of this play, which premiered October 30, 1975 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, for a run of 156 performances, closing on March 13, 1976. Numeric annotation in holograph pencil on front wrapper, and copy No. 4 noted in holograph ink on title page. "Travesties"… Read more
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$850.00
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Ten Gentlemen from West Point (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); Malvin Wald (story); Richard Maibaum (screenwriter); George Montomery, Maureen O'Hara, John Sutton (starring)

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Published
1941
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Revised Shooting Final Draft script for the 1942 film. Production No. 574 and copy No. 7, studio "Received" (dated Dec 9, 1941), and "Permanent Legal Records" all rubber stamped on the front wrapper, with FINAL printed at the top right corner of same. One annotation in holograph pencil of three names on the verso… Read more
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$375.00
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Wilson (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

by King, Henry (director); Lamar Trotti (screenwriter); Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1943
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$650.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943. Second Revised Final Draft script for the 1944 film. Single holograph annotation of two names on verso of final page of script. The most expensive movie produced at the time and Darryl F. Zanuck's own labor of love, known in the trade as "Zanuck's Folly," as it was largely a box-office flop,… Read more
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$650.00
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Elizabeth 1st (Original script for the 1972 play)

by Foster, Paul (playwright); John-Michel Tebelak (director); Jeanette Landis, Tom Everett, Jerry Cunliffe (starring)

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Published
1971
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$450.00

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New York: Lansbury-Duncan Productions, 1971. Draft script for 1972 play which premiered on April 5, 1972 at the Lyceum Theatre, for a short run of five performances, closing on April 8, 1972. Copy No. "22" noted in holograph marker on title page. Set in the late Sixteenth century, a touring company of Elizabethan players perform a bawdy, burlesque… Read more
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$450.00
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Lionheart [Lionheart: The Children's Crusade] (Original screenplay for the 1987 film)

by Schaffner, Franklin J. (director); Menno Meyjes (story, screenwriter); Richard Outten (screenwriter); Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper (starring)

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Published
1980
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$150.00

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N.p.: Taliafilm II, 1980. Draft script for the 1987 film. An early draft written solely by the creator of the story, Menno Meyjes. Loosely based on the 13th Century Children's Crusade, we follow the knight Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he joins up with King Richard the Lionheart (Neil Dickson) to protect orphan children from the Black Prince… Read more
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$150.00
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Kean: A Play for Life [Kean: A Film Biography] (Two original screenplays for an unproduced film)

by Kimball, Frederic (screenwriter)

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Published
1990
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$275.00

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New York: N.p., 1990. Two scripts for an unproduced film, a 1983 First Draft script and a 1990 Draft script. The First Draft script, titled "Kean: A Film Biography," contains a few annotations in holograph marker of text and dialogue corrections. The 1990 Draft script is entitled "Kean: A Play for Life." Accompanying the First Draft script… Read more
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$275.00
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Colonel Redl [Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century] (Original film treatment for the 1985 film)

by Szabo, Istvan (director, screenwriter); Peter Dobai (screenwriter); John Osborne (playwright); Klaus Maria Brandauer, Gudrun Landgrebe, Hans-Christian Blech (starring)

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Published
1985
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$125.00

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Hungary: MA-Film, 1985. Film treatment for the 1985 film, here seen under the working title "Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century." Loosely based on John Osborne's 1965 play "A Patriot for Me." The true story of Alfred Redl, a former peasant and closeted homosexual who climbs the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian military, eventually becoming Chief of… Read more
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The Queen (Original screenplay for the 2006 film)

by Frears, Stephen (director); Peter Morgan (screenwriter); Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings (starring)

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Published
2005
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2005. Draft script for the 2006 film. An intimate look at the British Royal family from May to September of 1997, following the death of Princess Diana on August 31, 1977, and the struggle between Queen Elizabeth's (Helen Mirren) desire to treat it as a private affair, and Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) and… Read more
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Rulers of the Sea [Ruler of the Seas] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Lloyd, Frank (director); Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett, Richard Collins (screenwriter); Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood, Will Fyffe (starring)

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Published
1939
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Second Buff script for the 1939 film, here under the working title "Ruler of the Seas." Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Inspired by the success of "Lloyds of London" (1936), Paramount made a series of million-dollar "spectacles" revolving… Read more
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Columbus (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Sabatini, Rafael (screenwriter)

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Published
1939
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1939. Draft script for an unproduced film by Rafael Sabatini. A fine leatherbound copy with gilt lettering and decorated endpapers. One of prolific screenwriter Rafael Sabatini's final projects. A romanticized, swashbuckling account of the adventures and loves of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, here re-imagined as the Spanish "Cristobal Colon" from Castile. Delays in the production of… Read more
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$1,850.00
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Lion's Pride (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Rossen, Steve (screenwriter)

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Published
1981
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Treatment script for an unproduced film. After the independence of India from England and the dividing of the nation into both modern India and Pakistan, a farmer and Sikh is working when a Muslim woman throws herself at his feet. Upon seeing the man who owns her, the farmer realizes he must purchase… Read more
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Operation: Daybreak [Seven Men at Daybreak] (Original screenplay for the 1975 film)

by Gilbert, Lewis (director); Ronald Harwood (screenwriter); Alan Burgess (novel); Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett (starring)

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Published
1974
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$250.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1974. Revised Final Draft script for the 1975 film. Based on Alan Burgess' 1960 novel "Seven Men at Daybreak", which was in turn loosely based on the true story of "Operation Anthropoid", the assassination of a top general in the Nazi RSHA by two Czech spies. Set in Germany and shot on… Read more
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Tail Gunner Joe (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Taylor, Jud (director); Lane Slate (screenwriter); Peter Boyle, Burgess Meredith, John Forsythe (starring)

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Published
1975
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$75.00

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Universal City: Universal, 1975. Draft script for the television film that first aired on February 6, 1977, on NBC. A dramatization of the rise and fall of US Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose Red Scare fearmongering and persecution of suspected communists and homosexuals (and other so-called subversives) at the height of his political power proved to be his eventual… Read more
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Citizen Cohn (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

by Pierson, Frank (director); David Franzoni, Mitch Booker (screenwriters); James Woods, Joe Don Baker (starring)

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Published
1992
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$125.00

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Santa Monica, CA: HBO, 1992. Shooting script for the 1992 television film, with lines and phrases highlighted in yellow throughout. Included with the script are three separate sets of color revision pages (blue, pink, and yellow), dated between 2/7/92 and 2/11/92. Based on the true story of Joseph McCarthy's chief council Roy Cohn, who acted as one of… Read more
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