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[The] Dark Corner (Original screenplay for the 1946 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix (starring); Henry Hathaway (director); Leo Rosten (story); Jay Dratler, Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenwriters)

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Published
1945
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N.p.: N.p., 1945. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. William Bendix was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor whose New York accent and burly physique helped make him one of the most… Read more
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Night Chase [The Man in the Back Seat] (Original screenplay for the 1970 television film)

by Jack Starrett (director); Collier Young (story); Marvin A. Gluck (screenwriter); David Janssen, Yaphet Kotto, Victoria Vetri (starring)

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Published
1970
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North Hollywood: Cinema Center Films, 1970. Draft script for the 1970 television film which aired on CBS on November 20, 1970, here under the working title "The Man in the Back Seat," with annotation on top right margin in holograph green marker of "Pt. of Fisherman." This makes reference to the film's two "fisherman" roles, played by Richard Romanus… Read more
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Violent Saturday (Signed First Edition)

by W.L. Heath

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Published
1955
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First Edition
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$350.00

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New York: Harper, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Ted and Ruth Harris / with sincerest best wishes / Bill Heath." The first signed copy of this seminal film noir source we have offered. Basis for the 1955 color film noir directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Victor Mature and Lee Marvin.… Read more
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Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction (First Edition)

by Frankie Y. Bailey

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Published
1991
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780313266713
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$75.00

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New York: Greenwood, 1991. First Edition. First Edition. Pen mark to the top page edges, else Near Fine, with no dust jacket as issued.
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The Woman Who Was No More (First Edition)

by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac

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Published
1954
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$250.00

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New York: Rinehart, 1954. First American Edition, and first in English, preceded by the French edition published in 1952 by Editions Denoel. Basis for the classic 1955 French film noir "Diabolique," directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse. Very Good plus, with a slight lean, in a Good dust jacket. Jacket is chipped,… Read more
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Danger Signal (First Edition)

by Phyllis Bottome

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Published
1939
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Robert Florey, and starring Faye Emerson and Zachary Scott. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with some light bruising, and edgewear. Grant US. Selby US Canon. Silver and Ward Classic Noir. Spicer US.
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The School on 103rd. Street (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Roland S. Jefferson (novel, screenwriter)

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Published
1990
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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Draft script for an unproduced film, with holograph ink annotations throughout highlighting location shooting, stock footage, props, and other production details, and a color key on the verso of the front wrapper. Based on screenwriter Roland S. Jefferson's 1997 novel, about a psychiatrist who begins to uncover a shady government plot to cover up a string… Read more
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The Condemned (Signed First Edition)

by Jo Pagano

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Published
1947
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Prentice-Hall, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For - - / The most promising young talent I know. With love and best wishes / Jo Pagano / Nov. 21st 1947 / Los Angeles." Scarce signed. Basis for the 1950 film noir, "The Sound of Fury,"… Read more
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Moss Rose (First Edition)

by Joseph Shearing

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Published
1935
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$225.00

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New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published by William Heinemann the previous year. Basis for the 1947 film noir, directed by Gregory Ratoff, and starring Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, and Vincent Price. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Vintage bookseller label to the rear… Read more
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The Sleeping Tiger (First Edition)

by Maurice Moiseiwitsch

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Published
1955
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London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1954 UK film noir, directed by Joseph Losey and starring Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, and Alexander Knox, filmed and released prior to the novel's publication. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacker spine lightly faded, with light toning to the rear panel, and… Read more
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Busman's Honeymoon (First Edition)

by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Published
1937
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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1937. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published the same year by Gollancz. The eleventh and final Lord Peter Wimsey novel, and the fourth the feature Harriet Vane. Basis for the 1940 film directed by Athur B. Woods, and starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. Released in the US as "Haunted Honeymoon." Slight… Read more
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The Formula (Original screenplay for the 1980 film)

by George C. Scott Marlon Brando (starring); John G. Avildsen (director); Steve Shagan (screenwriter)

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Published
1979
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1979. Final Draft script for the 1980 film. Based on screenwriter Shagan's 1979 novel. Barney Caine (Scott) of the LAPD uncovers a formula for synthetic gasoline devised by the Nazis in WWII. A greedy and ruthless oil magnate, Adam Steiffel (Brando) and his company hear of the formula, and stop at nothing to destroy… Read more
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The Caper of the Golden Bulls [Carnival of Thieves] (Original storyboards for the 1967 film)

by Stephen Boyd, Yvette Mimieux, Giovanna Ralli, Vito Scotti (starring); William P. McGivern (novel); Russell Rouse (director); David Moessinger, Ed Waters (screenwriters);

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Published
1967
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N.p.: N.p., 1967. Two sets of original storyboards for the 1967 film, both bound in script format. Based on the 1966 novel by William P. McGivern. A former bank robber is blackmailed by his former partner into helping her steal millions from the Spanish National Bank of Pamplona. Set and shot on location in Madrid and Pamplona, Spain. Brown wrappers, with… Read more
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Marked for Death [Screwface] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

by Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Keith David (starring); Dwight H. Little (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor (screenwriters)

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Published
1990
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Los Angeles: SP Films, Inc, 1990. Revised Fourth Draft script for the 1990 film, here under the working title "Screwface." Annotations on label on front wrapper of "Screwface" in holograph pencil, with "Marked for Death" above, in holograph ink. Retired DEA agent, John Hatcher (Steven Seagal), returns to his hometown of Lincoln Heights, Illinois, only to discover it taken… Read more
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A Doll's House (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

by Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott (starring); Henrik Ibsen (playwright); Patrick Garland (director); Christopher Hampton (screenwriter)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Second Draft script for the 1973 film. Laid in with the script is a four-page rehearsal and shooting schedule. Not to be confused with the 1973 film directed by Joseph Losey and starring Jane Fonda. Based on the 1879 play by Henrik Ibsen, about a woman named Nora who leads a fairly peaceful existence with her authoritarian… Read more
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Cool World (Original screenplay for the 1992 film)

by Ralph Bakshi (director); Michael Grais, Mark Victor (screenwriters); Kim Basinger, Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne (starring)

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Published
1991
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1991. Fifth Draft script for the 1992 film. With copied revision pages, but also with serrated hole edges, made for internal distribution. A human cartoonist finds himself inside a mysterious cartoon universe called Cool World, where his fountain pen is lethal and sex with cartoons, or "doodles," is strictly forbidden. Director Ralph Bakshi's return to film… Read more
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The Passenger [Professione: reporter] (Original photograph from the 1975 Italian film)

by Michelangelo Antonioni (director, screenwriter); Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen (screenwriters); Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Steven Berkoff (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1975 Italian film, showing actors Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. A cynical war correspondent in northern Africa assumes the identity of a deceased arms dealer to gain information for his documentary. Antonioni's final film in a three picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, following "Blowup" (1966) and "Zabriskie Point" (1970). Set in… Read more
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Trop jolies pour etre honnetes [Too Pretty to be Honest] (Original photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1972 French film)

by Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont, Elisabeth Wiener, Emma Cohen (starring); Richard Balducci (director); Catherine Carone, Guy Grosso, Catherine Varlin, Michel Martens, Augusto Caminito (screenwriters)

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Published
1972
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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Jane Birkin from the 1972 French film. Four roommates discover that a gang of thieves are stashing their goods in the building across the street from their apartment, and decide to steal the loot for themselves. Set on the French Riviera. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. Near Fine.
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Play Misty for Me (Original photograph of Clint Eastwood and Donna Mills on the set of the 1971 film)

by Clint Eastwood (director, starring); Donna Mills (starring); Jo Heims, Dean Riesner (screenwriters); Jessica Walter, John Larch (starring)

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Published
1971
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1971. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director-actor Clint Eastwood and actress Donna Mills looking through the viewfinder of a Panavision camera on the set of the 1971 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso. A womanizing disc jockey's life is disrupted by the arrival of a young fan named Evelyn, whose amorous attentions become homicidal over… Read more
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D.C. Cab [DC Cab, Capitol Cab] (Original storyboards for the 1983 film)

by Joel Schumacher (director, screenwriter); Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett (starring)

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Published
1983
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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Six sets of original storyboards for the 1983 film. Housed in a MCA Universal City Studios manila envelope. The dead-end drivers of a rundown cab company must band together with the help of their naive newest member to save themselves from a rival company, and to help Mr. T teach kids to say no to drugs. Set… Read more
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