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Spotlight (Original script for the 1978 musical)

by Seff, Richard (book); Jerry Bresler (music); Lyn Duddy (lyrics); Leonard Starr (story); David Black (director)

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Published
1978
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New York: Sheldon R. Lubliner/F. Wendell Minnick, 1978. Draft script for the 1978 musical, which was to premiere at the Palace but closed during its out-of-town tryout, and played The National Theatre in Washington, DC from January 1, 1978 to February 4, 1978. Copy number "#34" written in holograph marker on top corner of title page. The story… Read more
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Speed-the-Plow (Original script for the 1988 play)

by Mamet, David (playwright); Gregory Mosher (director); Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, Madonna (starring)

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Published
1987
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$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1987. Vintage script for the 1988 play, which premiered on May 3 at the Royal Theatre and ran for 279 performances. David Mamet's incendiary take on the world of Hollywood movie-making, a black comedy that stands alongside Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust" in the subtlety and accuracy of its indictments. Set in… Read more
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The Lady Eve (Original photograph of Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda from the 1941 film)

by Sturges, Preston (director, screenwriter); G.E. Richardson (still photographer); Monckton Hoffe (screenwriter); Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda (starring)

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Published
1941
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1941. Vintage studio still photograph of Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda from the 1941 film. "MAR 28 1983" and "Mr. Mark Ricci" stamps on the verso. A high point among the many high points for Preston Sturges, with Barbara Stanwick as the beautiful con artist, and Henry Fonda as the wealthy and… Read more
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Play It Again, Sam (Collection of 18 original photographs from the 1972 film)

by Allen, Woody (play, screenplay, starring); Herbert Ross (director); Bernie Abramson, Orlando Suero (still photographers); Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy (starring)

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Published
1972
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$225.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1972. Collection of 18 vintage studio still photographs from the 1972 film. Based on Woody Allen's 1969 play. A comedy that is pretty difficult to overestimate. Even though it was not directed by Woody Allen, it was the template for the many great films he would subsequently write and direct in… Read more
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Paradise Alley [Stars in the Backyard] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Haas, Hugo (director, screenwriter, starring); Carol Morris, Marie Windsor, Don Sullivan (starring)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: Hugo Haas Productions, 1957. Draft script for the 1958 film, here under the original release title "Stars in the Backyard." The title would be changed to "Paradise Alley" in 1961, before a limited release in 1962. Includes extensive 10 day shooting schedule over 16 pages, as well as 2 Set Construction Estimates bookending a two page "Rough Set… Read more
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$450.00
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Original photograph of Zachary Scott, 1944

by Scott, Zachary (subject)

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Published
1944
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N.p.: Associated Press, 1944. Vintage press photograph with bottom margin, of Zachary Scott studying a script, early in his film career. Mimeo snipe on verso dated 1944, with "NOTICE Wide World Photo" stamp, "Drama" stamp and a much later "Spokesman-Review" stamp below snipe on verso. Photograph release was to accompany a "Rosalind Shaffer Hollywood AP NEWSFEATURES story on" Scott,… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1945. Two vintage double weight photographs, one showing of MGM still photographer Bert Lynch and his wife Bonnie, with "Columbia Pictures Photo by Joe Walters" stamp on the verso (Walters was a Paramount still photographer), and one portrait photograph of Bonnie Lynch, both lovingly inscribed in holograph ink by Bonnie to Bert, circa 1945. In the… Read more
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$300.00
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Original program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, 1915

by [Hollywood] Wildy, H.E. (compiled by)

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Published
1915
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Los Angeles: Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles, 1915. Vintage souvenir program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, held February 13, 1915. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of silent film actors, directors, producers, and others, and containing numerous advertisements for Los Angeles businesses and services, most with some connection to the film industry. Scarce, with only two… Read more
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Hollywood on Wheels (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Kopperl, Bert (author); Vince Diaz (screenwriter)

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N.p.: N.p.. Treatment script for an unproduced film. With a resume laid in for actor Sharon Hawn, including holograph ink notation correcting her phone number, possibly due to her being considered for a role in this unproduced feature. Based on the autobiography "With Two Wheels and a Camera" by still photographer Bert Kopperl, who was a… Read more
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Original press photo of Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, 1934

by Parker, Dorothy, Alan Campbell (subjects)

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Published
1934
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage press photograph from 1934. Verso with typescript snipe, press engraving order, "10/4/34" holograph notation in ink and holograph annotations in pencil. Holograph annotations in pencil, ink and paint on recto regarding layout. Paramount Pictures press photo of Parker and Campbell, shortly after being signed, Parker as a screenwriter and Campbell as… Read more
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The Lady from Shanghai (Original photograph from the 1948 film)

by Welles, Orson (director, screenwriter); Sherwood King (novel); Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloan (starring)

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Published
1948
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1948. Vintage studio photograph from the 1948 film. Mimeo snipe and Columbia Pictures Photo By Cronenweth stamp on verso. Publicity still of Rita Hayworth, her wardrobe woman Roselle Novello and hairdresser Flora Jaynes between takes, during the filming of Welles' classic film noir, "The Lady from Shanghai." 8.25 x 10… Read more
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I Should Have Stayed Home (First Edition)

by McCoy, Horace

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Published
1938
Edition
First Edition
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$2,200.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. The author's third book, a Hollywood novel. From the collection of Otto Penzler. Easily the most difficult McCoy first edition to find in superior condition, as the jacket spine tends to fade almost completely away. This copy Near Fine in every respect, with only slight toning… Read more
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N.p.: N.p.. Master copy for the 1977 novel. The story of Paul Kohner, famed agent and producer of mostly foreign films for Universal Pictures, due to his ability to speak a few European languages. This novel was written by someone who knows him very well, his own brother. Set in Hollywood. Brown… Read more
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Inside Daisy Clover (Original photograph from the set of the 1965 film)

by Mulligan, Robert (director); Gavin Lambert (screenwriter, novelist); Natalie Wood, Christopher Plumber, Robert Redford (starring)

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Published
1965
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1965. Vintage photograph of star Natalie Wood in bed and surrounded by members of the crew on the set of the 1965 film. A superb example of what lies beyond the fourth wall, mixing the intimate with the technical. Mimeo snipe and holograph annotations regarding layout on the verso. Based on a 1963… Read more
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Schizo (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Quandor, Mohy (novelist, screenwriter) Robert Goodwin (screenwriter)

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Published
1972
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Hollywood: Cintel Productions, 1972. Second Draft for an unproduced film. With typed casting notes, production correspondences, a telegram stating that Dominic Sanda accepted the role of "Candy", and a playbill, all laid into the front wrapper. With occasional holograph annotations in marker throughout. Not to be confused with the 1976 film of the same name directed by Pete Walker.… Read more
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4 ft. 2 [Four Foot Two] [4 Foot 2] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Nicholson, J. Michael (screenwriter)

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Draft script for an unproduced film. Paul is a little person dealing with life the only way he knows how. He is typecast in Hollywood and frequently plays a ventriloquist's dummy and stared at when he is just trying to go about his day. He has great luck with women but not so… Read more
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Myra Breckinridge (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Sarne, Michael (director, screenwriter); David Filer (screenwriter); Gore Vidal (novel); Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed, Farrah Fawcett (starring)

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Published
1970
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970. Draft script for the 1970 film. Based on the 1968 novel by Gore Vidal. One of the key twentieth century films about Hollywood, and a prescient one in terms of LGBT interests, which at the time received almost no attention from major studios. Myron Breckinridge undergoes a sex change operation and upon… Read more
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Mommie Dearest (Original screenplay for the 1981 film)

by Perry, Frank (director, screenwriter); Frank Yablans, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell (screenwriters) Christina Crawford (book); Faye Dunaway,Diana Scarwld (starring)

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Published
1980
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1980. Shooting Draft script for the 1981 film. A cult classic, based on Christina Crawford's (Joan Crawford's daughter) best selling 1978 memoir, about her childhood and trying to live up to her mother's high standards. Joan, who was a perfectionist at heart, struggled with alcohol, relationships with men, and the pressures of show business,… Read more
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Hollywood: das Filmparadies (Original film pamphlet)

by Lubitsch, Ernst; E.A. DuPont

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Published
1927
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Berlin: Druck Gebr. Wolffsohn, 1927. Original pamphlet on early Hollywood cinema, written for German audiences by German film pioneers Ernst Lubitsch and E.A. DuPont. Seemingly an extended primer on early American films and filmmaking, with details on Hollywood's organized production methods, budgets, editing procedures, and actors, including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo,… Read more
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Daily Variety (Collection of twelve original entertainment magazines, for 1962)

by Silverman, Sime (founder, publisher); Thomas Pryor (editor)

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Published
1962
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Hollywood: Daily Variety, 1962. Twelve original entertainment trade magazines, all from July 1962, focusing on film, radio, and television, with book reviews, job postings, ads for local California restaurants and real estate, and a consistent coverage of happenings in Mexico. Many issues here report on the MCA film studios antitrust lawsuit of the year, when the company dissolved its… Read more
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