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Variety Girl (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by George Marshall (director); Monte Brice, Edmund Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch (screenwriters); Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley (starring)

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Published
1946
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1946. Draft script for the 1947 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. Bound in, preceding title page, is a half page title page with annotations in holograph pencil of Bendix's name and scenes. William Bendix was an American… Read more
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image of Arrowhead (Original oversize photograph of Charlton Heston receiving a massage on the set of the 1953 film)

Arrowhead (Original oversize photograph of Charlton Heston receiving a massage on the set of the 1953 film)

by Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado (starring); Charles Marquis Warren (director, screenwriter); W.R. Burnett (novel); Bill Avery (photographer);

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Published
1953
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N.p.: N.p., 1953. Vintage oversize borderless matte-finish double weight photograph of Charlton Heston receiving a massage on the set of the 1953 film. With the stamp of photographer Bill Avery on the verso. A Chief of Scouts mistrusts the Apache tribe after the chief refuses to sign a peace treaty, but his concerns are disregarded by the US Army.… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Roman Polanski and Peter Sellers, circa 1969

Original photograph of Roman Polanski and Peter Sellers, circa 1969

by Roman; Polanski Peter Sellers (subjects); Roland Schoor (photographer)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Vintage borderless candid photograph of director Roman Polanski and actor Peter Sellers in a car, en route to a party for Peter Lawford in London, circa 1969. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Jack Warner and J. Walton Brown, circa 1938

Original photograph of Jack Warner and J. Walton Brown, circa 1938

by Jack; Warner J. Walton Brown (subjects); Schuyler Crail (photographer)

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Published
1938
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N.p.: N.p., 1938. Vintage matte-finish photograph of Canadian-American film mogul Jack Warner and Warner Brothers sales manager J. Walton Brown in conversation with an unknown third man, circa 1938. With the stamp of photographer Schuyler Crail on the verso, along with holograph ink and pencil annotations. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. 10 x 8 inches. Very… Read more
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image of Original photograph of James Dean and friends at Googie's Diner, 1955

Original photograph of James Dean and friends at Googie's Diner, 1955

by James Dean (subject); Phil Stern (photographer)

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Published
1955
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N.p.: N.p., 1955. Vintage satin-finish black and white photograph of James Dean and friends sitting at Googie's Diner in Hollywood in May 1955, four months before the car accident which would end Dean's life. With the stamp of Photoplay Magazine archive on the verso. Photographer Phil Stern worked as a photographer for LOOK magazine during the mid and late… Read more
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Superstar (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Ruth Wolff (playwright)

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Published
1969
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New York: International Famous Agency, 1969. Draft script for an unproduced play from noted playwright and screenwriter Ruth Wolff. From the estate of actress Monique van Vooren. Wolff, a prolific and successful playwright since the late 1950s, is best known for her historical and biographical plays about famous women. "The Abdication," one of Wolff's most regarded plays, was first… Read more
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image of Sunset Boulevard [Blvd] (Original photograph from the 1950 film)

Sunset Boulevard [Blvd] (Original photograph from the 1950 film)

by Billy Wilder (screenwriter, director); Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman Jr. (screenwriters); William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson (starring)

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Published
1950
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1950. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1950 film, showing the "wax works" card party, composed of actress Gloria Swanson and actors Anna Q. Nilsson, H.B. Warner, and Buster Keaton (playing themselves). From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A down-on-his-luck screenwriter stumbles into the home of a forgotten silent film star, quickly becoming… Read more
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image of Harlow (Original photograph from the 1965 film)

Harlow (Original photograph from the 1965 film)

by Jean Harlow (subject); Edith Head (costume designer); Gordon Douglas (director); Irving Shulman (book); John Michael Hayes (screenwriter); Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury (starring)

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Published
1965
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the set of the 1965 film, showing producer Joseph Levine and costume designer Edith Head examining actress Carroll Baker's gown side-by-side with Head's original design. The rise to fame and troubled life of starlet Jean Harlow, before her death from kidney failure at 26. Not to be confused with the 1965… Read more
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image of Madhouse [The Revenge of Dr. Death] [Dr. Death] [The Legend of Dr. Death](Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

Madhouse [The Revenge of Dr. Death] [Dr. Death] [The Legend of Dr. Death](Original screenplay for the 1974 film)

by Jim Clark (director); Angus Hall (novel); Ken Levison, Greg Morrison (screenwriters); Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri (starring)

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Published
1973
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London: American International Productions, 1973. Working Draft script for the 1974 film, belonging to uncredited crew member Dennis Maddison, with name and phone numbers in holograph ink on top margin of title page, here under the working titles, "Dr. Death," visible through die-cut window, hand written in holograph marker on partial page, affixed, with what appears to be gauze… Read more
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image of Archive of photographs and letters regarding a pair of African American twin child actors

Archive of photographs and letters regarding a pair of African American twin child actors

by [African-American Interest] [Photography]

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Published
1935
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$1,200.00

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Los Angeles: N.p., 1935. Archive of material regarding a pair of prospective African American child actors, including four black and white photographs of the children, four autograph letters signed from a "Madame Fay," variously addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Smith and an unnamed "Mr. Agent," and one typescript letter, unsigned (but seemingly from one of the Smiths), responding… Read more
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image of The Golden West: Hollywood Stories (First Edition, Review Copy)

The Golden West: Hollywood Stories (First Edition, Review Copy)

by Daniel; Fuchs John Updike (introduction); Christopher Carduff (editor)

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Published
2005
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First Edition
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Boston: Black Sparrow Press, 2005. First Edition. First Edition. Review copy, with publisher's signed review letter and several leaves of promotional material laid in. A posthumous collection of longtime screenwriter and novelist Daniel Fuchs' writing about Hollywood and the film industry. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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image of Two original photographs of Nelson Eddy, circa 1959

Two original photographs of Nelson Eddy, circa 1959

by Nelson Eddy (subject)

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Published
1959
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$75.00

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Los Angeles: Allen A. Arthur + Associates, 1959. Two vintage double weight portrait photographs of Nelson Eddy, circa 1959. Each with "Allen A. Arthur + Associates" card affixed to the top left corner of verso. Eddy was an American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera, the… Read more
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The Wild Party (Three original photographs from the 1975 film)

by James Ivory (director); Joseph Moncure March (poem); Walter Marks (screenwriter); James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: American International Pictures [AIP], 1975. Three vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1975 film. An aging movie star, pining for his lost days of fame, throws a lavish Hollywood party in an attempt to pique the interest of some big shot producers. However, the party flops, resulting in an orgiastic and murderous free-for-all. Set in Hollywood, shot… Read more
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Original press photograph of Leatrice Joy being presented a "star contract" by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, 1924

by DeMille, Cecil B., Jesse L. Lasky, Leatrice Joy (subjects)

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Published
1924
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1924. Vintage borderless press photograph of Leatrice Joy being presented a "star contract" from producer and Paramount founder Jesse L. Lasky, supported by director Cecil B. DeMille in 1924. Mimeo snipe printed on verso. Debuting as an extra in 1917, Joy soon was soon cast opposite comics Billy West and Oliver Hardy, when she caught… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, circa 1910

Original portrait photograph of Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, circa 1910

by Thomas H. Ince (subject); Albert Walter Witzel (photgrapher)

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Published
1910
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N.p.: N.p., 1910. Vintage borderless double weight portrait photograph of Thomas H. Ince, circa 1910. Insignia of photographer Albert Witzel from the negative to the lower left corner. Silent film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor, Ince was dubbed "Father of the Western," and was one of the first to organize motion picture production methods into a disciplined system of… Read more
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image of Original portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934

Original portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934

by Josef von Sternberg (subject)

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Published
1934
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage portrait photograph of Josef von Sternberg, 1934. "Photoplay Magazine Library and "FEB 14 1935" stamps obscured by label, and "FEB 13 1935" stamp, all on verso. One of Hollywood's premiere directors during the 1920s and 1930s, whose career spanned both the silent and the sound era. Sternberg was a master cinematographer with an… Read more
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image of Sweet Bird of Youth (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1962 film)

Sweet Bird of Youth (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1962 film)

by Richard Brooks (director, screenwriter); Tennessee Williams (play); Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley (starring)

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Published
1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Vintage reference photograph of director Richard Brooks, cinematographer Milton Krasner, and a camera crew capturing a boat scene with actress Shirley Knight on the set of the 1962 film. With a mimeo snipe and holograph pencil and ink annotations on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on Tennessee Williams' 1959 play,… Read more
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image of The Legend of Lylah Clare (Collection of three original publicity photographs of Kim Novak from the 1968 film)

The Legend of Lylah Clare (Collection of three original publicity photographs of Kim Novak from the 1968 film)

by Robert Aldrich (director); Robert Thorn, Edward DeBlasio, Hugho Butler, Jean Rouverol (screenwriters); Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Selzer (starring)

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Published
1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1968 film, all showing actress Kim Novak. With the stamp of Semaine-Radio-Tele and holograph pencil cropping annotations on the verso of each. A strict film director hires a relatively unknown actress to star as the leading lady in his newest production, a dramatization of the life of Lylah Clare,… Read more
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image of O-Kay for Sound (Original photograph of Chesney Allen and Graham Moffat on the set of the 1937 film)

O-Kay for Sound (Original photograph of Chesney Allen and Graham Moffat on the set of the 1937 film)

by Marcel Varnel (director); Bert Lee, R.P. Weston (play); Marriott Edgar, Val Guest (screenwriters); Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen (starring)

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Published
1937
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N.p.: N.p., 1937. Vintage publicity photograph from the set of the 1937 film, showing actors Chesney Allen, Graham Moffat, and other crew members posing around a camera setup. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Allen and Moffat were members of the Crazy Gang, a group of British entertainers formed in the 1930s and popular throughout the… Read more
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image of Skidoo (Original photograph of Carol Channing, Otto Preminger, Jackie Gleason, Donyale Luna, Alexandra Hay, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, and Austin Pendleton on the set of the 1968 film)

Skidoo (Original photograph of Carol Channing, Otto Preminger, Jackie Gleason, Donyale Luna, Alexandra Hay, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, and Austin Pendleton on the set of the 1968 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Doran William Cannon (screenwriter); Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark, Michael Constantine, John Phillip Law, Groucho Marx (starring)

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Published
1968
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1968. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director Otto Preminger and actors Carol Channing, Jackie Gleason, Donyale Luna, Alexandra Hay, Frank Gorshin, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, and Austin Pendleton posing on the set of the 1968 film. With the stamp of Paramount Pictures on the verso, along with holograph ink and pencil annotations regarding layout. A notoriously… Read more
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