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image of A Bridge Too Far (Archive of photographs from the sets of the 1977 film)

A Bridge Too Far (Archive of photographs from the sets of the 1977 film)

by Richard Attenborough (director); Cornelius Ryan (book); William Goldman (screenwriter); Frank Connor, Bob Penn (still photographers); Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Archive of 15 vintage reference photographs taken on the sets (both in studio and on location) of the 1977 film. Also included are two xerographically duplicated press releases describing aerial and parachuting scenes filmed in The Netherlands, with the assistance of the Royal Air Force. Also included with the archive is a manuscript letter on British… Read more
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$475.00
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Los Angeles: N.p., 1983. Archive of material from actress Patricia Hitchcock, including six autograph letters signed, belonging to actor and close friend Peter Halliday. The archive also contains, an autograph postcard and a birthday card from Patricia Hitchcock (with birthday card written to a "Paul," mentioned in one of the letters), eight vintage photographs, and Westminster Cathedral's program for… Read more
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$4,500.00
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Autograph letter signed from Francois Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock regarding "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" ["Hitchcock/Truffaut"], circa 1966

by Francois Truffaut (director, author); Alfred Hitchcock (director, subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1966
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$8,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Autograph letter signed from Francois Truffaut to Alfred Hitchcock, on Truffaut's personal letterhead, circa 1966, on many issues, but mostly regarding the reception to the French publication of the pair's landmark book, "Le cinema selon Hitchcock" [published the following year in the US as "Truffaut/Hitchcock"]. In French. A meaty, enthusiastic, celebratory letter, broadly discussing the… Read more
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$8,500.00
image of Original typed letter signed from Alfred Hitchcock to assistant director Herbert Coleman, regarding

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N.p.: N.p., 1955. Lengthy and substantial typed letter signed from director Alfred Hitchcock to assistant director Herbert Coleman, dated November 6, 1955, on Paramount British Productions letterhead, with a holograph ink annotation to the final page, noting "Herman has a copy of this letter." The letter begins with a detailed description of the performance of the then-just-released… Read more
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$8,000.00
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Archive of photographs and letters regarding a pair of African American twin child actors

by [African-American Interest] [Photography]

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Royal Books, Inc.
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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$1,200.00
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Original typescript short story bibliography, signed, circa 1948

by Ray Bradbury

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1948
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage typescript bibliography of short story publications through the end of 1948, compiled by author Ray Bradbury and including a contemporary holograph note by him, in an early hand, signed on the first leaf: "Mike: Here it is - sorry for the delay - but I had to verify some dates - there are a few… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Collection of three typed letters signed to Seymour Lawrence, 1960-1961

by Jean Renoir

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
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$850.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Collection of three typed letters signed from director Jean Renoir to Atlantic Monthly Press publisher Seymour Lawrence, planning a meeting and discussing the forthcoming publication of the director's book, "Renoir," a biography of Renoir's father. Three concise but personable letters, in which Renoir discusses his travel plans and the reception of his latest film,… Read more
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$850.00
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Papiers carbones (Box of carbon paper, circa 1950s)

by [Somarco]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1950
Item Price
$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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$75.00
image of Typed Letter Signed from Rene Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

Typed Letter Signed from Rene Clair to Monsieur Gay-Lussac, 1962

by Rene Clair

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Royal Books, Inc.
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 Morgan Llywelyn

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$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
image of Archive of Scripts and Letters from Larry Gelbart to Robert Parrish (Nine original typescripts inscribed to Parrish from Gelbart)

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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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Autograph note signed from Angelica Huston to Paul Kohner

by Angelica Huston

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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
image of Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

by Adele Franz [Longmire] (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 on… Read more
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$75.00
image of Typed letter signed from Rene Clair to Daniel Selznick, 1968

Typed letter signed from Rene Clair to Daniel Selznick, 1968

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

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$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 Peter Benchley (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 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
image of Autograph Letter Signed from Vera Nemtchinova to Daniel Selznick, circa 1968

Autograph Letter Signed from Vera Nemtchinova to Daniel Selznick, circa 1968

by Vera Nemtchinova (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
image of Typed Letter Signed from Stanley Kramer to Daniel Selznick, 1968

Typed Letter Signed from Stanley Kramer to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Stanley Kramer (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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$125.00
image of Typed letter signed from Carl Foreman to Daniel Selznick, 1968

Typed letter signed from Carl Foreman to Daniel Selznick, 1968

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

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Royal Books, Inc.
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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$125.00
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Archive of correspondence between producer Leland Hayward and Daniel Selznick regarding "My Six Convicts," 1969-1970

by Leland Hayward (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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$275.00