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image of [Armistead Maupin's] Tales of the City (Original screenplay for the 1993 television series, with annotations by costume designer)

[Armistead Maupin's] Tales of the City (Original screenplay for the 1993 television series, with annotations by costume designer)

by Maupin, Armistead (novels); Alastair Reid (director); Richard Kramer (screenplay); Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1993
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: DDF Films, 1993. Revised Draft script for the 1993 television series, which debuted in the UK on Channel 4 in 1993, and in the US on PBS in January, 1994. Copy belonging to costume designer Molly Maginnis, with her holograph ink and pencil annotations to several pages. From the collection of costume designer Molly Maginnis.… Read more
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$375.00
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Twilight of the Golds (Original screenplay for the 1997 television film, signed by cast and crew)

by Beals, Jennifer; Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Brendan Fraser, Rosie O'Donnell (starring); Ross Kagan Marks (director); Jonathan Tolins (playwright); Seth Bass (screenwriter)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
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$275.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1996. Draft script for the 1996 television film. Copy belonging to costume designer Molly Maginnis, warmly INSCRIBED on the title pages by playwright Jonathan Tolins and members of the cast and crew, including actors Garry Marshall, Brendan Fraser, and Jon Tenney (though not Faye Dunaway). Lacking the last few leaves, but complete as used by Maginnis. … Read more
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$275.00
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Midnight Cowboy (Collection of seven original photographs from the 1969 film)

by Schlesinger, John (director); James Leo Herlihy (novel); Waldo Salt (screenwriter); Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
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$650.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1969. Collection of seven vintage borderless studio still photographs from the 1969 film. Mimeo snipe on verso. Based on the 1965 novel by James Leo Herlihy. A classic and a cornerstone film of the New Hollywood cinema. Would-be gigolo Joe Buck (John Voight) and ailing con artist Enrico Salvatore 'Ratso'… Read more
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$650.00
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Colonel Redl [Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century] (Original film treatment for the 1985 film)

by Szabo, Istvan (director, screenwriter); Peter Dobai (screenwriter); John Osborne (playwright); Klaus Maria Brandauer, Gudrun Landgrebe, Hans-Christian Blech (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1985
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$125.00

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Hungary: MA-Film, 1985. Film treatment for the 1985 film, here seen under the working title "Oberst Redl: The Spy of the Century." Loosely based on John Osborne's 1965 play "A Patriot for Me." The true story of Alfred Redl, a former peasant and closeted homosexual who climbs the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian military, eventually becoming Chief of… Read more
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$125.00
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One Woman's Lover [Legami Non Impossibili] (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by D'Allesandro, Joe (starring); Sergio Bazzini (director, screenwriter); Ingo Hermes (screenwriter); Andrea Ferreol, Marino Mase, Daniela Metternich (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
Item Price
$450.00

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Munich: Concorde Film, 1974. Vintage borderless candid reference photograph of Warhol superstar Joe D'Allesandro in the 1974 Italian film. With a mimeo snipe to the verso. By the time D'Allesandro appeared in the torrid romantic drama "One Woman's Lover", he was already well established as a gay icon and noted male sex symbol as a result… Read more
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$450.00
image of Simon, King of the Witches [Simon] (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

Simon, King of the Witches [Simon] (Original screenplay for the 1971 film)

by Kessler, Bruce (director); Robert Phippeny (screenwriter); Andrew Prine, George Paulsin, Brenda Scott, Gerald York (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$875.00

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Los Angeles: Fanfare Films, 1970. Draft script for the 1971 film, here under the working title "Simon". With a holograph ink annotation noting the script as No. 24 along with the name of an unknown crew member to the front wrapper, and holograph pencil annotations to several pages, most regarding camera operation. One of the strangest films… Read more
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$875.00
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Noel Coward in Two Keys: A Song at Twilight and Come Into the Garden Maud (Original script for the 1974 play)

by Coward, Noel (playwright); Vivian Matalon (director); Anne Baxter, Thom Christopher, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
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$575.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft script for the 1974 production of two 1966 plays. With a handwritten label to the front wrapper noting the production title "Coward in Two Keys," written in holograph ink on a piece of masking tape that has been placed over the original title, "A Song at Twilight." Laid in with the script are… Read more
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$575.00
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P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (Original script for the 1975 play)

by Kirkwood Jr., James (playwright, novel); Vivian Matalon (director); Keir Dullea, Tony Musante, and Jennifer Warren (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for the 1975 play, which premiered on April 7 at the John Golden Theatre. Copy No. 67 notated in holograph ink on the title page. After coming home to find a muscular Italian burglar in the process of robbing his apartment, a depressed young actor ties the burglar to his kitchen sink… Read more
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$325.00
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Play with a Dead Body (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Richardson, Howard (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Draft script for an unproduced play by noted playwright Howard Richardson. Notated as copy No. 15 and with the name of Seymour Kravitz, both in holograph ink on the title page. Seymour "Sy" Kravitz worked in theatre briefly in New York during the 1960s before becoming a producer and assignment editor at NBC. A… Read more
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$375.00
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Mystery Play (Original script for the 1973 play)

by Van Itallie, Jean-Claude (playwright)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Draft script for the 1973 play, which debuted Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre on January 3. With a single holograph ink annotation to the title page. A satirical murder mystery set at a dinner party for the Washington elite at the home of an ambitious senator, his beautiful wife, and his mentally ill son. Playwright… Read more
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P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (Original script for the 1975 play)

by Kirkwood Jr., James (playwright, novel); Vivian Matalon (director); Keir Dullea, Tony Musante, and Jennifer Warren (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for the 1975 play, which premiered on April 7 at the John Golden Theatre in New York. Laid in with the script are several handwritten pages regarding promotional materials for the play. Also became the basis for the 2002 film directed by and starring Steve Guttenberg. After coming home to find a muscular… Read more
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$375.00
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The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover [The Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover] (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Cohen, Larry (director, screenwriter); Broderick Crawford, Jose Ferrer, Michael Parks, Rip Torn (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Item Price
$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Draft script for the 1977 film, here under its working title "The Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover." With two holograph pencil and ink annotations to the title page. An biopic dramatizing the rise to power of J. Edgar Hoover, the long-standing director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film courted controversy at… Read more
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$75.00
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Original screenplay for the 1960 film, director Ken Hughes' working copy)

by Hughes, Ken (director, screenwriter); Montgomery Hyde (screenwriter); John Furnell (playwright); James Mason, Peter Finch, Lionel Jeffries (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$8,500.00

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London: Warwick Film Productions, 1960. First Draft script for the 1960 UK film. File copy belonging to the film's director Ken Hughes, with a typescript note tipped on to the title page requesting its return to the director and noting it is the only script in existence for the film. Peter Finch delivers a strong performance as… Read more
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$8,500.00
image of Madame Butterfly (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Madame Butterfly (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Akins, Zoe (screenwriter)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1932
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Draft script for an unproduced film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. Based on the 1898 story by John Luther Long. An early screenplay by American playwright Zoe Akins, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1935 for her adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Old Maid." An American naval officer purchases,… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Lonesome Cowboys (Original photograph from the 1968 film)

by Warhol, Andy (director); Paul Morrissey (screenwriter); Joe Dallesandro, Julian Burroughs, Eric Emerson, Taylor Mead (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$200.00

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New York: Andy Warhol Film, 1968. Vintage borderless photograph of Joe Dallesandro and Tom Hompertz from the 1968 film. Hilarious and tedious, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey's satirical take on Hollywood Westerns features five gay cowboys (including Dallesandro and Hompertz), ranch lady Romana D'Alvarez (Viva) and her stoned nurse (Taylor Mead), handsome drifter Julian (Tom Hompertz) and a… Read more
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$200.00
image of Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Original play script for the 1981 play)

Something Cloudy, Something Clear (Original play script for the 1981 play)

by Williams, Tennessee

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. First Draft script for the 1981 play. A revision and expansion of Williams' unproduced 1941 short play, "The Parade," about a young playwright's unrequited love for another man. The play opened Off-Broadway on August 24, 1981 at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre. Blue titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with credits for playwright Tennessee… Read more
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$325.00
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Rachel, Rachel [A Jest of God] (Original screenplay for the 1968 film, camera operator's copy)

by Newman, Paul (director); Margaret Laurence (novel); Stewart Stern (screenwriter); Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
Item Price
$350.00

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Los Angeles: Kayos Productions, 1967. Revised Final Draft script for the 1968 film, "Rachel, Rachel," here under the working title and source novel title, "A Jest of God." Copy belonging to uncredited camera operator, Ron Munkacsi, with his name in holograph ink on a laid-in shooting schedule, and on a letter addressed to him by associate producer Harrison Starr,… Read more
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$350.00
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Jack (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Homes, A.M.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1989
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780027448312
Item Price
$30.00

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New York: Macmillan, 1989. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED and dated by the Homes on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt. The author's first novel. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by… Read more
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$30.00
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Journey's End (Original advertising flyer for the 1929 play)

by Whale, James (director, set design); Gilbert Miller (producer); Maurice Browne (producer); R.C. Sherriff (playwright); Colin Keith-Johnston, Leon Quartermaine Osborne (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1929
Item Price
$625.00

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New York: Henry Miller's Theatre, 1929. Original flyer for the 1929 play "Journey's End," which premiered at Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway on March 22, 1929 and closed on May 17, 1930, for a total of 485 performances. The first US production of the play after its smash hit at at the Apollo Theatre in London, which… Read more
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$625.00
image of Lunch menu for the Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York City, Wednesday October 7, 1936

Lunch menu for the Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York City, Wednesday October 7, 1936

by [Hotel Astor] Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra, Beauvell and Tova (music)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1936
Item Price
$200.00

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New York: Hotel Astor, 1936. Original lunch menu from the Times Square Hotel Astor in New York City, dated Wednesday October 7, 1936. The successor to the Astor family's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, an essential element of Times Square's growth into an entertainment location, and a widely-known bar for pickups, the Hotel Astor notably encouraged gay men to frequent the… Read more
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$200.00