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Les galets d'Etretat [The Pebbles of Etretat] (Original screenplay for the 1972 film)

by Sergio Gobbi (director, screenwriter); Vahe Katcha (screenwriter); Virna Lisi, Maurice Ronet, Annie Cordy (starring)

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Published
1972
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Paris: Paris-Cannes Productions, 1972. Draft script for the 1972 French-Italian film. With handwritten pagination throughout. A French cosmetologist is robbed and sexually assaulted by a race car driver, leading her to seek revenge. Set and shot on location in Seine-Maritime and Essonne, France. Black untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director SERGIO GOBBI… Read more
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image of Borsalino [Marseille 1930] (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

Borsalino [Marseille 1930] (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Jacques Deray (director, screenwriter); Eugene Saccomano (novel); Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean Cau, Claude Sautet (screenwriters); Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Rouvel (starring)

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Published
1969
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Paris: Adel Productions, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 French film noir, here under the working title "Marseille 1930." Text in French. Annotation on front wrapper of release title, written large and boldly in cursive holograph pencil, with working title on title page. Erased annotations in holograph pencil still visible on upper left of title page of names… Read more
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image of The Old Maid [La vieille fille] (Original screenplay for the 1972 French film)

The Old Maid [La vieille fille] (Original screenplay for the 1972 French film)

by Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Marthe Keller (starring); Jean-Pierre Blanc (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1971
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Paris: Lira Films, 1971. Draft script for the 1972 French film (text in French), belonging to uncredited sound engineer Gerard Dacquay, with name in holograph marker on bottom right margin of front wrapper, and name and address stamped on top right of title page. Copy number "17" in holograph ink on front wrapper. A few minor holograph annotations in… Read more
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Ten Days Wonder [La decade prodigieuse] (Original screenplay for the 1971 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director); Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee [as Ellery Queen] (novel); Paul Gegauff, Eugene Archer, Paul Gardner (screenwriters); Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlene Jobert, Orson Welles (starring)

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Published
1971
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Paris: Les Films la Boetie, 1971. Draft script for the 1971 French film noir, belonging to Assistant Sound Engineer Gerard Dacquay. Annotations on title page of Dacquay's name in holograph red marker and four lead actors with characters' names in holograph black marker. Text in French. Based on the 1948 novel by Ellery Queen (Frederic Dannay and Manfred… Read more
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image of Bicycle Thieves [The Bicycle Thief] [Ladri di biciclette] (Original program for the 1948 Italian film)

Bicycle Thieves [The Bicycle Thief] [Ladri di biciclette] (Original program for the 1948 Italian film)

by Vittorio De Sica (director); Luigi Bartolini (novel); Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gherardo Gherardi, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci (screenwriters); Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani (starring)

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Published
1948
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Rome: Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche [ENIC], 1948. Vintage pressbook for the 1948 Italian film. Text in Italian. Based on the 1946 novel by Luigi Bartolini. Vittorio De Sica's shattering neorealist masterpiece, widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, following an impoverished father and his young son as they search the streets of… Read more
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image of L'Eclisse [The Eclipse] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1962 film)

L'Eclisse [The Eclipse] (Collection of three original photographs from the 1962 film)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director, screenwriter); Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri (screenwriter); Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabl, Louis Seigner (starring)

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Published
1962
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Rome: Cineriz, 1962. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1962 film, two showing actors Alain Delon and Monica Vitti, the other showing a busy scene on the trading floor. All three photographs with a stamp specific to the film's Italian release on the verso, along with cropping annotations in pencil, and two with holograph ink annotations identifying… Read more
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image of The Passenger [Professione: reporter] (Original photograph from the 1975 Italian film)

The Passenger [Professione: reporter] (Original photograph from the 1975 Italian film)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director, screenwriter); Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen (screenwriters); Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Steven Berkoff (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1975 Italian film, showing actors Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. A cynical war correspondent in northern Africa assumes the identity of a deceased arms dealer to gain information for his documentary. Antonioni's final film in a three picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, following "Blowup" (1966) and "Zabriskie Point" (1970).… Read more
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The Bodyguard Man (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Sergio Corbucci (screenwriter); Philip Evans (novel); Massimo Franciosa (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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London: Virgin Films, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. Text in English. Director Sergio Corbucci and screenwriter Massimo Franciosa collaborated on 7 films between 1972-1989, all comedies. Based on the 1973 novel by Philip Evans, about a former secret agent turned bodyguard tasked with protecting a Sardinian football player. Film rights to Evans' novel were acquired by… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Roberto Rossellini, 1950

Original photograph of Roberto Rossellini, 1950

by Roberto Rossellini (subject)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage oversize borderless black and white photograph of director Roberto Rossellini in an altercation with several reporters outside the clinic where his wife Ingrid Bergman had just given birth to their first child together. With a newspaper clipping on the verso, along with a date stamp reading FEB 5 1950. Bergman relocated to Europe… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini in Rome, 1957

Original photograph of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini in Rome, 1957

by Ingrid; Bergman Roberto Rossellini (subjects)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Vintage oversize black and white photograph of director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman arriving in Rome in 1957. With a newspaper clipping affixed to the verso with a stamp noting the date NOV 3 1957. Bergman relocated to Europe for several years following the public exposure of her extramarital affair with Rossellini in 1950.… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Sophia Loren, circa 1960

Original photograph of Sophia Loren, circa 1960

by Sophia Loren (subject); Bill Kobrin (photographer)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage borderless oversize photograph of actress Sophia Loren, circa 1960. With the stamp of Globe Photos photographer Bill Kobrin on the verso. Loren became an international household name after signing a five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures, most notably featuring in "Desire Under the Elms" and "Houseboat" (1958) and "Heller in Pink Tights" (1960). The… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Salvador Dali at the 22nd Venice International Film Festival, 1961

Original photograph of Salvador Dali at the 22nd Venice International Film Festival, 1961

by Salvador Dali (subject)

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Published
1961
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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage borderless oversize photograph of artist Salvador Dali posing with a gun and his walking stick at the 22nd Venice International Film Festival on August 20th, 1961. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of a photographer credited only as "Mercurius," and the label of PIX agency. From the… Read more
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image of Cattivi pensieri [Evil Thoughts] (Original photograph from the 1976 Italian film)

Cattivi pensieri [Evil Thoughts] (Original photograph from the 1976 Italian film)

by Ugo Tognazzi (director, screenwriter, starring); Antonio Leonviola (screenwriter); Edwige Fenech, Paolo Bonacelli (starring)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1976 Italian film. A jealous lawyer suspects his wife of hiding her lover in their utility closet, and becomes obsessed with catching her in the act. Set and shot on location in Rome and Milan. 7 x 4.75 inches. Near Fine.
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image of The River Girl (Collection of four vernacular snapshot test photographs of Sophia Loren for the 1954 film)

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N.p.: N.p., 1954. Collection of four black and white vernacular snapshot test photographs of actress Sophia Loren, posing outdoors in a large sun hat, for the 1954 film. With holograph ink and pencil annotations to the bottom margins. Loren, who made her film debut at 16 in Mervyn LeRoy's 1951 film "Quo Vadis," became an international household… Read more
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image of The Specialists (Two original photographs taken on the set of the 1969 film)

The Specialists (Two original photographs taken on the set of the 1969 film)

by Sergio Corbucci (director, screenwriter); Sabatino Ciuffini (screenwriter); Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin, Francoise Fabian (starring)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Two vintage borderless reference photographs taken on the set of the 1969 Western film, one showing director Sergio Corbucci, actors Johnny Hallyday and Gastone Moschin, and various crew members between shots, the other showing Corbucci and Hallyday inspecting a gun. A lone stranger named Hud arrives in a small western town in hopes of… Read more
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image of Mata Hari, Agent H21 (Original photograph of Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis Trintignant on the set of the 1964 film)

Mata Hari, Agent H21 (Original photograph of Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis Trintignant on the set of the 1964 film)

by Jean-Louis Richard (director, screenwriter); Francois Truffaut (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Rich (starring)

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Published
1964
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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph from the 1964 film, showing actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jeanne Moreau between takes. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of PRPresse. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still… Read more
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image of Barbarella (Original photograph from the set of the 1968 film)

Barbarella (Original photograph from the set of the 1968 film)

by Roger Vadim (director, screenwriter); Jean-Claude Forest (comic); Emilio Lari (photographer); Terry Southern, Claude Brule, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates (screenwriters); Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Marcel Marceau, Da

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Published
1967
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Paris: Pier Luigi, 1967. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of director Roger Vadim, actor Honey Autumm, a crewmember, and an extra, from the set of the 1968 film. Shot by still photographer Emilio Lari, with his stamp on the verso, as well cropping annotations in holograph pencil and stamps reading "Noir & Blanc," "APIS-PARIS." Based on… Read more
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Boccaccio 70 (Two original photographs taken on the set of the 1962 film)

by Federico; Fellini Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli (directors); Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Italo Calvino, Giovanni Arpino, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Cesara Zavattini (screenwriters); Paul Ronald (photographer); Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneid

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Published
1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Two vintage borderless reference photographs taken on the set of the 1962 film, one showing director Luchino Visconti and actress Romy Schneider, the other showing director Federico Fellini shooting with a Bolex camera while a crew member adjusts actress Anita Ekberg's hair. Both photos with the stamp of still photographer Paul Ronald on the verso. … Read more
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image of The Bishop's Bedroom [La stanza del vescovo] (Two original photographs from the 1977 Italian film)

The Bishop's Bedroom [La stanza del vescovo] (Two original photographs from the 1977 Italian film)

by Dino Risi (director); Piero Chiara (novel); Leo Benvenuti (screenwriter); Ugo Tognazzi, Ornella Muti, Patrick Dewaere (starring)

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Published
1977
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Two vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1977 Italian film. With the stamps of Israeli Film Archive on the verso. Based on Piero Chiara's 1976 novel. A wealthy war hero befriends a loner with a sailboat, taking him home to meet his estranged wife and sister-in-law. Shot on location in Piedmont, Italy.… Read more
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image of The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] (Original photograph of Burt Lancaster and Luchino Visconti on the set of the 1963 Italian film)

The Leopard [Il Gattopardo] (Original photograph of Burt Lancaster and Luchino Visconti on the set of the 1963 Italian film)

by Luchino Visconti (director); Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (novel); Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Suso Cecchi d'Amico (screenwriters); Alain Delon, Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Terence Hill (starring)

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Published
1963
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963. Vintage photograph of director Luchino Visconti in conversation with actor Burt Lancaster on the set of the 1963 film. With a Twentieth Century-Fox stamp on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's 1958 novel. Visconti's classic, spacious homage to the quiet… Read more
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