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The Sport of Queens (UK Uncorrected Proof)

by Dick Francis

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
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$450.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1957. UNCORRECTED PROOF for the First UK Edition, preceding all other editions. Rare. Very Good plus in publisher's card wrappers, with light soil to the wrappers and moderately foxed page edges.
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A Nice Little Bank that Should be Robbed (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Henry Levin (director); Sydney Boehm (screenwriter); Tom Ewell, Mickey Rooney, Mickey Shaughnessy (starring)

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Published
1957
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. First Draft script for the 1958 film with single "?" notation in holograph pencil. Good-guy Max (Tom Ewell) and mooch Gus (Mickey Rooney) are horse-race loving pals whose lives are going nowhere. Desperate, they turn to bank robbery and actually pull it off. Using the money to buy a race horse, their… Read more
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Seabiscuit [Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit] (Uncorrected Proof)

by Laura Hillenbrand

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Random House, 2001. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Here under the working title "Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit." Basis for the 2003 film starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire, nominated for seven Academy Awards. Near Fine in pictorial wrappers.
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Born to the Saddle (Original poster for the 1953 film)

by William Beaudine (director); Adele Buffington (screenwriter); Leif Erickson, Donald Woods, Rand Brooks, Chuck Courtney (starring)

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Published
1953
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$200.00

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California: Elliott-Shelton Films, 1953. Vintage US one-sheet poster for the 1953 film. A young boy (Courtney) is befriended by a horse trainer (Woods), who has the boy train a new horse for an upcoming, albeit fixed, race. Written for screen by Adele Buffington, a major proponent of using original screenplays during the silent film era,… Read more
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Checkers (Original photograph from the 1937 film)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Robert Chapin, Karen DeWolf, Frank Fenton, Lynn Root (screenwriters); Jane Withers, Stuart Erwin, Una Merkel, Marvins Stephens (starring)

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Published
1937
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937. Vintage black-and-white reference press photograph from the 1937 film. The photograph features child star Jane Withers, prolific child actress of the 1930s and 1940s, and her pet lamb, Snowdrop. Ditto-style mimeo snipe on the verso. Checkers (Withers) and a horse trainer named Edgar (Erwin), save a racehorse by mending its broken leg… Read more
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Stagehand, or Brother Against Brother (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Frances Pinkham (screenwriter)

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Published
1940
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Treatment script for an unproduced film. Two brothers with a patchy relationship both end up becoming competent jockeys, and one who had previously slighted the other throws the important race so the other can win. Self wrappers, with integral title page present, showing credits for screenwriter Pinkham. 9 leaves, original typescript. Pages… Read more
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