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cover of Three original alternative proof artwork designs for the Pixies album Doolittle

Three original alternative proof artwork designs for the Pixies album Doolittle

by Pixies (artist); Vaughan Oliver (designer); Simon Larbalestier (photographer)

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Published
1989
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London: 4AD, 1989. Three early never-issued alternative artwork proof designs for the classic 1989 album "Doolittle" by the Pixies, developed by British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, with photography by Simon Larbalestier. Unique. In 1980, Oliver and photographer Nigel Grierson formed the graphic design partnership 23 Envelope, and in 1982 were invited to create sleeve art for the 4AD… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Liza Minnelli on stage, 1983

Original photograph of Liza Minnelli on stage, 1983

by Alan Pappe (photographer); Liza Minnelli (subject)

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Published
1983
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage oversize, color photograph of Liza Minnelli in the midst of a belting out a song on stage. Signed by photographer Alan Pappe, with his photographer's stamp, on the verso, and with his holograph ink annotation noting "San Francisco 4.25.83" on the recto. From his archive. Pappe worked as a film still and press… Read more
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cover of My Friend Irma Goes West (Original screenplay for the 1950 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen)

My Friend Irma Goes West (Original screenplay for the 1950 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen)

by Hal Walker (director); Cy Howard (radio series, screenwriter); Parke Levy (screenwriter); John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis (starring)

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Published
1949
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Revised Final White script for the 1950 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen, in full green leather binding, with his name in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine. Although the title and distribution pages identify the script as "Part I," the script presented here is the complete… Read more
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cover of My Friend Irma (Original screenplay for the 1949 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen)

My Friend Irma (Original screenplay for the 1949 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen)

by George Marshall (director); Cy Howard (radio series, screenwriter); Parke Levy (screenwriter); John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis (starring)

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Published
1949
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Final White script for the 1949 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Joseph H. Hazen, in full green leather binding, with his name in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine, with the single annotation of an "H" in holograph pencil on the top right of the title page. Although the… Read more
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cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Archive of 6 photographs from the 1978 film)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Archive of 6 photographs from the 1978 film)

by Alan Pappe (photographer); Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Frankie Howard (starring); Michael Schultz (director); Henry Edwards (screenwriter); Tom O'Horgan, Robin Wagner (playwrights)

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Published
1978
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$750.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1978. Archive of six double weight photographs from the 1978 film. Each photograph with the stamp of photographer Alan Pappe, snipes identifying the photograph, and his holograph annotations on the verso. Three photographs additionally signed by Pappe. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive. Pappe worked as a film still and… Read more
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cover of Photograph of John Belushi as Jake Blues, 1979

Photograph of John Belushi as Jake Blues, 1979

by John Belushi (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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Published
1979
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$425.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Double weight photograph of John Belushi performing on stage as Jake Blues, with members of The Blues Brothers horn section in the background. Signed and dated "1979" on the verso by photograher Alan Pappe, with his stamp. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive. Pappe worked as a film still and press photographer… Read more
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Butterflies Are Free (Original screenplay for the 1972 film)

by Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser (starring); Milton Katselas (director); Leonard Gershe (screenwriter, playwright)

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Published
1971
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$275.00

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Los Angeles: Frankovich Productions, 1971. Shooting script for the 1972 film. Ink notation on the front wrapper in an unknown hand. Based on Leonard Gershe's 1969 play, and adapted by Gershe. Don Baker (Albert) is a blind and self-reliant man who becomes the object of affection for the free-spirited Jill (Hawn), who is clad in only her… Read more
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cover of Photograph of Graham Nash at home, 1971

Photograph of Graham Nash at home, 1971

by Graham Nash (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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Published
1971
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Double weight photograph of Graham Nash sitting behind a piano at his home in San Francisco, 1971. Holograph ink annotation by photographer Alan Pappe identifying the image to the bottom margin of the recto. Additionally signed and dated by Pappe on the verso. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive. Pappe worked as… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968

Original photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968

by Jimi Hendrix (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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Published
1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage borderless, double weight photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968. With the stamp of photographer Alan Pappe on the verso, along with his holograph annotation dating the image to 1969. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his original negative. Pappe worked as a film still and press photographer for 30 years, photographing a who's who… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Christiane F. [Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo] (Original photograph of David Bowie from the 1981 film)

Christiane F. [Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo] (Original photograph of David Bowie from the 1981 film)

by David Bowie (starring); Uli Edel (director); Kai Hermann, Horst Reick (book); Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein (starring)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1981 film, showing David Bowie performing onstage. Based on the 1978 book "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" ("We Children from Zoo Station") by Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck, in turn based on the sordid experiences of teenage runaway and heroin addict Christiane Vera Feischerinow. The Bowie performance used… Read more
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cover of Gimme Shelter (Collection of twelve original photographs from the 1970 documentary film)

Gimme Shelter (Collection of twelve original photographs from the 1970 documentary film)

by [The Rolling Stones] Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (starring); Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin (directors)

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Published
1970
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Collection of twelve vintage borderless black and white photographs from the landmark 1970 documentary, consisting of seven double-weight satin finish photographs and five single-weight glossy photographs. Shown are all members of the band both on and off stage, as well as the Maysles Brothers, Tina Turner, and crazed fans. Directed by cinema verite pioneers Albert… Read more
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cover of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Original photograph of Edy Williams from the 1970 film)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Original photograph of Edy Williams from the 1970 film)

by Russ Meyer (director, screenwriter); Roger Ebert (screenwriter); Erica Gavin, Cynthia Myers, Dolly Read, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar (starring)

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Published
1970
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph from the 1970 film, showing a near-nude Edy Williams. With the stamp of still photographer Willy Rizzo on the verso. After nearly a decade as one of America's most successful independent filmmakers, sexploitation auteur Russ Meyer first reached out for the brass ring of major studio success with this… Read more
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cover of Countryman (Collection of five original photographs from the 1982 film)

Countryman (Collection of five original photographs from the 1982 film)

by Dickie Jobson (director, screenwriter); Michael Thomas (screenwriter); Countryman, Hiram Keller, Carl Bradshaw (starring)

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Published
1982
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$375.00

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N.p.: Island Pictures, 1982. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1982 film. A fisherman becomes involved in a political drug- and arms-smuggling plot when he rescues two Americans who have crash-landed their plane in Jamaica. The first film from Island Records' film division, an influential independent label which popularized reggae and ska music in… Read more
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cover of King Ink (First Edition)

King Ink (First Edition)

by Nick Cave

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Published
1988
ISBN
9780948238048
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$75.00

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London: Black Spring Press, 1988. First UK Edition (no US equivalent). Author, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Cave's first book, which collects early lyrics from his recordings with The Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds (up to and including the Bad Seeds' record, "Your Funeral, My Trial"), short stories and short plays. Cave's dark vision, coupled with his… Read more
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cover of Original flyer for a Big Benefit Contest of performances by the Oakland Community Chorus and the San Francisco Community Chorus at the Dreamland Auditorium, July 1, 1929

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San Francisco: N.p., 1929. Vintage bi-fold flyer for a Big Benefit Contest of performances by the Oakland Community Chorus and the San Francisco Community Chorus, singing "Spirituals, Plantation Melodies and Classics," also featuring performances by African American actors Naomi McCullough-Pharr and George Jones, at the Dreamland Auditorium, July 1, 1929. The performances of the two African American Community… Read more
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cover of The Commitments (Original photograph from the 1991 film)

The Commitments (Original photograph from the 1991 film)

by Alan Parker (director); Roddy Doyle (novel, screenwriter); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenwriters); Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard (starring)

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Published
1991
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N.p.: N.p., 1991. Vintage reference photograph of director Alan Parker standing with the members of the band on the set of the beloved 1991 film. Based on the 1987 novel, about a young man from Dublin who assembles a soul band composed of a group of working-class music fans. Set and shot on location in… Read more
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cover of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Original photograph from the 1970 film)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Original photograph from the 1970 film)

by Russ Meyer (director, screenwriter); Roger Ebert (screenwriter); Erica Gavin, Cynthia Myers, Dolly Read, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar (starring)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage reference photograph from the 1970 film, showing actors Cynthia Myers and Erica Gavin. Dealer label adhered to the verso. After nearly a decade as one of America's most successful independent filmmakers, sexploitation auteur Russ Meyer first reached out for the brass ring of major studio success with this frantic and most entertaining cult… Read more
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cover of Original promotional photograph of Cab Calloway, circa 1930s

Original promotional photograph of Cab Calloway, circa 1930s

by Cab Calloway (subject)

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Published
1930
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$350.00

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New York: Mills Artists, 1930. Vintage promotional photograph of bandleader Cab Calloway, issued circa 1930s to promote Calloway's appearance at the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem. Calloway and his band were initially hired to temporarily fill in at the Cotton Club in 1931, while Duke Ellington and his orchestra were on tour. The band's popularity at the Cotton… Read more
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cover of 4 [Four] for Texas (Original contact sheet from the 1963 film)

4 [Four] for Texas (Original contact sheet from the 1963 film)

by Robert Aldrich (director, screenwriter); Teddi Sherman (screenwriter); Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Victor Buono (starring)

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Published
1963
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1963. Vintage contact sheet from the 1963 film, showing six images of actors Frank Sinatra and Anita Ekberg during filming. Two sharpshooters duel over a large amount of cash carried by a railway official, and eventually settle their differences by opening a casino. Shot on location in Mojave and Cantil, California.… Read more
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cover of This Is Spinal Tap (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1984 film)

This Is Spinal Tap (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1984 film)

by Rob Reiner (director, screenwriter, starring); Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer (screenwriter, starring)

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Published
1984
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1984. Vintage reference photograph of actors Tony Hendra, Christopher Guest, Lara Cody, and Harry Shearer on the set between takes (and a take that ostensibly was not in the film). Reiner's debut, and a much-loved cult classic, about a documentary filmmaker chronicling the American comeback tour of an aging heavy-metal band. Shot on location… Read more
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