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Broadway Melody of 1938 [Broadway Melody of 1937] (Original photograph of Buddy Ebsen from the 1937 film)

by Ruth, Roy Del (director); Jack McGowan (screenwriter); Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Judy Garland (starring)

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Published
1937
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1937. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1938 film musical, showing actor Buddy Ebsen, dressed as a jockey astride a horse. With an ink stamp to the verso identifying the film by its working title "Broadway Melody of 1937", along with the reference number 988-14B. A backstage musical revue, most notable for featuring… Read more
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$75.00
image of Happy Landing (Original photograph of Don Ameche from the 1938 film)

Happy Landing (Original photograph of Don Ameche from the 1938 film)

by Ruth, Roy Del (director); Boris Ingster, Milton Sperling (screenwriters); Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, Ethel Merman (starring)

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Published
1938
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$15.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Vintage reference photograph of actor Don Ameche from the 1938 film. With a mimeo snipe to the verso. A womanizing band leader and his manager are forced to land in a small village in Norway en route to Paris, where misunderstanding and romantic pathos ensues with a villager's daughter. Set… Read more
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Spotlight (Original script for the 1978 musical)

by Seff, Richard (book); Jerry Bresler (music); Lyn Duddy (lyrics); Leonard Starr (story); David Black (director)

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Published
1978
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$375.00

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New York: Sheldon R. Lubliner/F. Wendell Minnick, 1978. Draft script for the 1978 musical, which was to premiere at the Palace but closed during its out-of-town tryout, and played The National Theatre in Washington, DC from January 1, 1978 to February 4, 1978. Copy number "#34" written in holograph marker on top corner of title page. The story… Read more
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$375.00
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The Unrest Cure (Original script for an unproduced musical)

by Saki (short story); Marc P. Smith (book); Ernest McCarty (music, lyrics)

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Published
1971
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$275.00

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New York: Melanie Herman, 1971. Draft script for an unproduced musical comedy based on the 1911 short story by Saki. Clovis Sangrail, upon hearing the complacent middle-aged James Huddle complaining about his routine and resistance to change, makes the suggestion that he needs an "unrest cure," involving them in an "invented outrage." Set in 1904 England. … Read more
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$275.00
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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (Original screenplay for the 1962 television film)

by Dickens, Charles (novel); Abe Levitow (director); Barbara Chain (screenwriter); Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano (starring)

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Published
1962
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$1,250.00

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Burbank, CA: United Productions of America, 1962. Revised Draft script for the 1962 animated television film, which originally aired on December 18 on NBC. With holograph pencil annotations throughout, both editorial and substantive in nature. A musical, animated version of Charles Dickens' classic 1843 Christmas story, featuring the diminutive, nearsighted Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge. Set… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (First Edition)

by Sondheim, Stephen (musical); Hugh Wheeler (book)

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs from the 1979 New York production. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly rubbed, with faint foxing to the page edges. Jacket lightly soiled to the front and rear panels, with faint fading to the spine. … Read more
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$125.00
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Annie (Original script for the 1977 musical)

by Meehan, Thomas (book); Charles Strouse (music); Martin Charnin (lyrics, director); Harold Gray (comic); Sandy Faison, Robert Fitch, Dorothy Loudon

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Published
1973
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$875.00

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N.p.: William Morris Agency, 1973. First Draft script from 1973, for the 1977 musical, which premiered at the Alvin Theatre on April 21, 1977 and ran for a remarkable 2,377 performances, closing on January 2, 1983, setting the record for the longest running show at the Alvin Theatre (surpassed in 1979 by "Hairspray"). William Morris Agency label affixed to… Read more
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$875.00
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Two If by Sea (Original script for the 1971 play)

by Dewey, Priscilla B. (lyrics, book); Constantine Hutchins, Jr. (music)

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Published
1968
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Draft script for the 1971 production at the Theatre by the Sea in Wakefield, Rhode Island, as stated in the copied annotations on title page and verified by the University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives. Copied annotations regarding staging directions on nearly every page. Laid in is a memo on "Black… Read more
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$450.00
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Booth is Back in Town [Mr. Booth] (Original script for the 1968 musical)

by Pendleton, Austin (book); Arthur Rubinstein (music); Gretchen Cryer (lyrics); Peter H. Hunt (director); Stephen Elliott, Tyrone McConnell, Marcia Rodd (starring)

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Published
1968
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$650.00

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New York: Richard Fields, 1968. Draft script for the musical which premiered in 1968 by the Lincoln Center Workshop at the Forum Theatre. Numeric holograph annotation in holograph pencil on verso of last leaf. One of two musical plays written by actor Austin Pendleton. "Booth is Back in Town!" was first performed, with music by Jim Massengale, by… Read more
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$650.00
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The Rothschilds (Original script for the 1970 musical)

by Yellen, Sherman (book); Jerry Bock (music); Sheldon Harnick (lyrics); Frederic Morton (biography); Michael Kidd (director); Hal Linden, Jill Clayburgh, Keene Curtis (starring)

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Published
1969
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$650.00

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New York: Elkins Productions International Corporation, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 musical, which premiered on October 19, 1970 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and ran for 507 performances, closing on January 1, 1972. Copy number "38" in holograph ink on title page. Based on Frederic Morton's 1962 book "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait," the musical tells of the… Read more
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$650.00
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Shelter (Original script for the 1973 musical)

by Ford, Nancy (music); Gretchen Cryer (book, lyrics); Austin Pendleton (director); Susan Browning, Charles Collins, Terry Kiser (starring)

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Published
1972
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$375.00

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New York: Richard Fields/Peter Flood, 1972. Draft script for the 1973 play, which premiered on February 6, 1973, with a short run of 31 performances, closing on March 3, 1973. Minor annotations in holograph pencil on a few pages in second act of script, with two pages showing extensive annotations which have been partially erased but are mostly… Read more
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Candide (Original script for the 1974 musical)

by Bernstein, Leonard (music); Richard Wilbur (lyrics); Hugh Wheeler (book); Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche (additional lyrics); Harold Prince (director); Lewis J. Stadlen, Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan (starring)

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Published
1974
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$675.00

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New York: Chelsea-Candide Company, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 production of the play, noted on the title page as the "Playing Version."). "Candide" premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 10, 1974, playing for 740 performances, closing on January 4, 1976. Annotation in holograph marker of copy number "#13" on title page and several annotations in holograph pencil… Read more
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$675.00
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Twenty Million Sweethearts [Hot Air] (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Enright, Ray (director); Warren Duff, Harry Sauber (screenwriters); Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Pat O'Brien (starring)

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Published
1933
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$750.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1933. Final Draft script for the 1934 pre-Code film musical, here under the working title "Hot Air." Holograph annotations in pencil on front wrapper and throughout. Multiple leaves watermarked with the name of the mimeograph company "Waterfalls Mimeograph duplication." A pre-Code musical comedy following a singing waiter on his rise to fame as a… Read more
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$750.00
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Take it or Leave It (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

by Stoloff, Benjamin (director); Mac Benoff, Harold Buchman, Snag Werris (screenwriters); Phil Baker, Edward Ryan, Madge Meredith (starring)

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Published
1944
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$325.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Final Draft script for the 1944 film, with name of actor and entertainer Phil Silvers, who played himself in the film, in holograph pencil on top left of distribution page. Based on the popular radio series "Take It or Leave It" (1940-1949) starring host Phil Baker (which would later become the television… Read more
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When the Boys Meet the Girls [Girl Crazy] (Original screenplay for the 1965 film)

by Ganzer. Alvin (director); Guy Bolton, Jack McGowan (musical); Robert E. Kent (screenwriter); Connie Francis, Harve Presnell, Peter Noone (starring)

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Published
1965
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$350.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1965. Draft script for the 1965 film musical. Copy belonging to cinematographer Paul Vogel, with "Camera" written in holograph pencil at the top right corner of the front wrapper. Laid in is a 17 page shooting schedule, under the title "Girl Crazy," dated 7-13-65. Based on the 1930 musical "Girl Crazy" by… Read more
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$350.00
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King and Co (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Briley, John (book, lyrics); Richard Blackford (music)

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Published
1980
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced play. A musical dramatization of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lyricist John Briley was best known for the 1982 musical "Gandhi", for which Briley won an Academy Award. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman,… Read more
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Les Girls (Collection of 3 original photographs from the 1957 film)

by Caspary, Vera (story); George Cukor (director); John Patrick (screenwriter); Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall (starring)

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Published
1957
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$325.00

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N.p.: Sol C. Siegel Productions, 1957. Collection of 3 vintage studio still photographs from the 1957 film, one featuring Gene Kelly and Mitzi Gaynor during the title track, "Les Girls" sequence, and two of the trio of Mitzi Gaynor, Joy Henderson and Kay Kendall in Jack Cole's brilliantly choreographed, "Ladies in Waiting" sequence. Based on a 1959 story… Read more
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Annie Get Your Gun (Original script from the 1946 musical)

by Berlin, Irving (music, lyrics); Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields (book)

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Published
1946
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1946. Draft script for the 1946 musical, for the character of Tommy, with the character name on lower right and "5." on upper right, presumably Tommy being the fifth character in the play. A very unusual script in terms of size, style, and purpose, made custom for the part and the lines of a single character, and… Read more
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$475.00
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Royal Wedding (Original photograph from the set of the 1951 film)

by Donen, Stanley (director); Johnny Green (musical director); Alan Jay Lerner (screenwriter); Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford (starring)

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Published
1951
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$350.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1951. Vintage studio photograph of Jane Powell and Musical Director Johnny Green on the set of the 1951 film. Mimeo snipe, French annotations in holograph ink and crop marks on the verso. Tom and Ellen Bowen (Astaire and Powell) are siblings with a dance act in New York. Their agent books them a… Read more
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$350.00
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Original photograph from the set of the 1975 film)

by Sharman, Jim (director, screenwriter); Richard O'Brien (screenwriter); Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwich, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Meat Loaf (starring)

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Published
1975
Item Price
$300.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975. Vintage borderless photograph of Tim Curry, Richard O'Brien, and Patricia Quinn on the set of the classic 1975 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. 9.25 x 7 inches. Near Fine. National Film Registry.
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