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Archive of seven letters from Kathy Acker to Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1976

by Acker, Kathy; Rudolph Wurlitzer

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
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$18,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Archive of six autograph letters signed and one typed letter signed from Kathy Acker to fellow experimental novelist Rudolph Wurlitzer, twenty five pages total, undated, but written during the first half of 1976 based on dates mentioned in the body of one of the letters. From the collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer, with provenance. Acker… Read more
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$18,500.00
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Papiers carbones (Box of carbon paper, circa 1950s)

by [Somarco]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1950
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$75.00

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France: Somarco, 1950. with lid, paper reams slightly smaller. Paper Near Fine, box Very Good plus.
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Typed Letter Signed from Rene Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

by Clair, Rene

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Published
1962
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$150.00

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Paris: Cinedis, 1962. Typed letter signed from director Rene Clair to Mr. Gay-Lussac at Cinedis, the prominent French film distribution company, signed by Clair in holograph ink. In it, he requests some photograph negatives for "Port de Lilas" (1957, released in the US as "The Gates of Paris"), on behalf of a press agent who inquired of them, and… Read more
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$150.00
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Letter from Rene to Maryse (Original promotional brochure, inscribed to Martres in 1962)

by Quinson, Rene, and Maryse Martres

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1962
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$50.00

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Paris: L'Agence d'Informations Cinematographiques, 1962. Original promotional brochure from French journalist and press agent Rene Quinson to fellow press agent Maryse Martres, inscribed by Quinson in 1962. The brochure presents Quinson as an amateur psychic, predicting the recipient's future, leaning toward money, luck, and success. Quinson's inscription in holograph ink is rather illegible, but there are references to friendship… Read more
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$50.00
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The Wind from Hastings (Signed First Edition with TLS)

by Llywelyn, Morgan

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the verso of the half title page: "For my dear friend / Paul Sullivan / truly one of the great Gaels / with admiration / Morgan Llywelyn." The author's first book. Laid in is a one page typed letter signed from Llywelyn to Sullivan,… Read more
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$200.00
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Archive of four letters discussing a sound version of The Passion of Joan of Arc

by Dreyer, Carl Theodore; Joseph-Marie Lo Duca

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1949
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$2,250.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1949. Archive of four letters between Carl Theodore Dreyer and film historian and eventual "Cahiers du Cinema" co-founder Joseph-Marie Lo Duca primarily regarding Lo Duca's proposed sound-added release of Dreyer's 1927 silent masterpiece "The Passion of Joan of Arc," and the French release of Dreyer's 1943 film "Day of Wrath." Included in the archive are… Read more
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$2,250.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1997. Archive of 22 pieces of correspondence between writer Larry Gelbart and director Robert Parrish, consisting of nine typescripts, six of which are INSCRIBED, plus three autographed letters signed, one typed letter signed, and six autographed notes from Gelbart to Parrish, as well as three outgoing carbons of letters written from Parrish to Gelbart and a seven-page… Read more
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$750.00
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The Letters of Wanda Tinasky to the AVA (Preview Edition)

by [Pynchon, Thomas] Tinasky, Wanda; Bruce Anderson (annotated by); Alexander Cockburn (introduction by)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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San Francisco: AVA Books / Last Gasp, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. Preview edition. A collection of letters penned by "Wanda Tinasky," a woman thought to be homeless and living in Mendocino County, California, who wrote playful letters to the Anderson Valley Advertiser between 1983 and 1988. Anderson, editor of the AVA, read Thomas Pynchon's 1990 novel… Read more
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Autograph note signed from Angelica Huston to Paul Kohner

by Huston, Angelica

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1956
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Autograph note signed from a very young Angelica Huston to "Uncle Paul," John Huston's longtime agent Paul Kohner, thanking him for the Christmas gift of a "[pair of] mittens and cap." She goes on to detail gifts she received from her father, mother, and Santa, as well as a gift her brother Tony received. … Read more
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$450.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Small archive consisting of two notes from film director and author Kenneth Anger to his friend, British film critic Roy Edwards. Two items are dated 1956 and 1963, pretty much the epicenter of Anger's coming into prominence as a film director of importance, with the releases of "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" (1953) and "Scorpio Rising,"… Read more
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$875.00
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Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

by Franz [Longmire], Adele (composer); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
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$75.00

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1969. Autograph note signed from composer Adele Franz to producer Daniel Selznick. The note, executed on Franz's stationery, noting that she is delivering herewith the LP soundtrack recording for an obscure play titled, "Long Time Between Loves," along with a script for same. Included is a photostat of Selznick's detailed response, in which he mentions his favorite songs… Read more
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Typed letter signed from Rene Clair to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Clair, Rene (director); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$275.00

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1968. Autograph note signed from noted director Rene Clair to producer Daniel Selznick, executed on hotel airmail stationery. In French. Included are two photostat copies of related letters from Selznick to Clair (also in French), as well as a ditto-style mimeograph copy of a wire from Clair to Selznick noting where Clair is staying during May 1968. The letters… Read more
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$275.00
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Typed Letter Signed from Peter Benchley to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Benchley, Peter (author); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Published
1968
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$125.00

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1968. Typed letter signed from novelist Peter Benchley to Daniel Selznick, dated October 24, 1968, on Benchley's personal Siasconset, Massachusetts stationery. At this point in time, Benchley had published only a nonfiction book titled "Time and a Ticket," but had conceived the idea for "Jaws," loosely based on shark attacks on the Jersey shore beaches in 1916. He originally… Read more
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$125.00
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Autograph Letter Signed from Vera Nemtchinova to Daniel Selznick, circa 1968

by Nemtchinova, Vera (dancer); Daniel Selznick (producer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$125.00

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1968. Autograph letter signed from Russian dancer and ballet teacher Vera Nemtchinova to Daniel Selznick, undated but juding from the format of the telephone number and zip code printed on the stationery, likely written in the late 1960s. Executed on Ms. Nemtchinova's personal stationery, with the address of her Ballet School at the Hotel Ansonia on 73rd and Broadway… Read more
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$125.00
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Typed Letter Signed from Stanley Kramer to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Kramer, Stanley (director); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Stanley Kramer Productions, 1968. Typed letter signed from director Stanley Kramer to Daniel Selznick, dated April 8, 1968, on his Stanley Kramer Productions stationery with an address in Hollywood. Included is a carbon of the original letter from Selznick to Kramer. In the brief letter, Kramer kindly declines Selznick's proposal to meet and discuss a… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed from Mike Nichols to Daniel Selznick, 1973

by Nichols, Mike (director); Daniel Selznick (producer); Anton Chekhov (play)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$250.00

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1968. Typed letter signed from director Mike Nichols to Daniel Selznick, dated May 25, 1973, on his personal stationery noting an address on West 81st Street in New York City. Included is a carbon of Selznick's original letter to Nichols. In response to Selznick's praise of the May 21, 1973 premiere of Nichols' production of Anton Chekhov's… Read more
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$250.00
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Typed letter signed from Carl Foreman to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Foreman, Carl (screenwriter); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Published
1968
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$125.00

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1968. Autograph note signed from noted screenwriter Carl Foreman to producer Daniel Selznick, executed on Foreman's production company stationery (Open Road Films, Limited in London). In the letter, Foreman agrees to meet with Selznick to discuss a project Selznick is working on for Universal. Included are two photostat copies of related letters from Selznick to Foreman, going into some… Read more
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Archive of correspondence between producer Leland Hayward and Daniel Selznick regarding "My Six Convicts," 1969-1970

by Hayward, Leland (producer); Daniel Selznick (producer); Donald Powell Wilson

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$275.00

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1970. Small archive including two typed letters signed from producer Leland Hayard to producer David O. Selznick regarding a new adaptation of the 1951 autobiographical novel "My Six Convicts." Also included are photostat copies of Selznick's enthusiastic responses to same. In the first of the two letters, Hayward briefly notes that he is sending Selznick a copy… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed from Erich Segal to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Segal, Erich (author); Daniel Selznick (producer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$125.00

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1968. Typed letter signed from novelist-screenwriter Erich Segal to Daniel Selznick, dated October 15, 1968, on two-color printed Yale University letterhead. At this point Segal had written the screenplay to the Beatles' animated feature, "Yellow Submarine," but the letter precedes by nearly two years Segal's phenomenal success as the author of the best selling "Love Story," as well as… Read more
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Lengthy typed letter signed from Stan Brakhage to Will Petersen

by Brakhage, Stan

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
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$1,650.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Lengthy typed letter signed from Stan Brakhage to Will Petersen, roughly 500 words, dated May 28, 1973. Petersen was the director of the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University, and Brakhage's letter confirms an upcoming talk at the university and answers in some detail a number of Petersen's questions. With Brakhage's holograph signature in black… Read more
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$1,650.00