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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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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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Archive of seven letters from Kathy Acker to Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1976

by Acker, Kathy; Rudolph Wurlitzer

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Published
1976
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$18,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Archive of six autograph letters signed and one typed letter signed from Kathy Acker to fellow experimental novelist Rudolph Wurlitzer, twenty five pages total, undated, but written during the first half of 1976 based on dates mentioned in the body of one of the letters. From the collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer, with provenance. Acker… Read more
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Studio 54 (Archive of 14 original photographs, 1978)

by Coupon, William (photographer); Studio 54, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Divine

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Published
1978
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$18,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Archive of 14 iconic vintage photographs of Studio 54 celebrities and revelers by photographer William Coupon, all from 1978. Ten of these are signed and dated by Coupon at the bottom right, one with a tag on verso, "Two Dancers, Studio 54, August, 1978." Images of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote,… Read more
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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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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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The Panic in Needle Park (Original photograph from the 1971 film)

by Schatzberg, Jerry (director); James Mills (novel); Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne (screenwriter); Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright (starring)

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Published
1971
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$325.00

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Gadd Productions, 1971. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1971 film. Al Pacino's first starring feature role. Schatzberg's bleak and stark portrayal of heroin addiction on the streets of New York City is told through the love story between Bobby (Pacino), an addict and drug dealer and Helen (Winn), who is drawn into heroin use through her relationship with… Read more
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image of Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of 5 original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of 5 original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

by Bauer, Jerry (photographs, essays); Andy Warhol's Factory, The Fugs, Greenwich Village, League for Spiritual Discovery "LSD" (subjects)

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Published
1967
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$1,250.00

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1967. Archive of five vintage borderless photographs, and three typescript essays, all by photographer Jerry Bauer, circa 1967, with the photographs in the archive corresponding to the topics of the essays. Bauer was an American photographer best known for his photographic portraits of writers, with his portraits of Samuel Beckett being held in particularly high regard. Much… Read more
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Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Billy

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Published
2014
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$3,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso. Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in… Read more
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$3,750.00
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Original record release flyer for The Static, signed by Glenn Branca

by [The Static] Glenn Branca, Barbara Ess, Christine Hahn

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Published
1979
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$625.00

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New York: Theoretical Records, 1979. Vintage flyer advertising the release of the band's lone 7" titled "Theoretical Record," featuring "My Relationship" b/w "Don't Let Me Stop You." SIGNED by founding member Glenn Branca on the recto. Formed after Branca's previous band Theoretical Girls dissolved, The Static was the first outfit to play Branca's music exclusively and… Read more
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$625.00
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Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival (Original Poster)

by McWilliams, Jim

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Published
1973
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Original poster for the Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival held on December 9, 1973 at Grand Central Station in New York. Poster by artist, designer, and musician Jim McWilliams, who would design 12 of the 15 festival posters, making his work synonymous with the Festival. Founded by cellist and performance artist Charlotte… Read more
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New York: Jonas Mekas, 1969. Vintage large format poster for the 1969 experimental film by shot and edited by Jonas Mekas from his "film diary" footage shot between 1965 and 1969. Either unique or very nearly so, with no examples found in OCLC or institutions worldwide. The poster also doubles as liner notes for the film, briefly… Read more
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Me and My Brother (Original Poster for the 1969 film)

by Frank, Robert (director, screenwriter); Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky (poems, starring), Sam Shepard (screenwriter); Julius Orlvosky, Joseph Chaikin, Christopher Walken (starring)

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Published
1969
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$3,000.00

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New York: Two Faces / New Yorker Films, 1969. Vintage poster for the 1969 film, an experimental mix of documentary and fiction. Poster designed by Robert Frank. Director Robert Frank's first feature film, in which he follows poet Peter Orlvosky and his mentally ill brother Julius as they move through the late 1960s Beat scene, while Peter… Read more
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Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

by [Bush Tetras] Pat Place, Dee Pop, Cynthia Sley, Val Opielski

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Published
1980
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original flyer for a performance by pioneering post-punk band Bush Tetras at the legendary club Hurrah on March 26, 1980. Although mainstream success alluded the female-fronted band, they were mainstays of the New York and college radio scenes, and charted two singles ("Too Many Creeps," (1981) "Cant' Be Funky" (1982)) on the Billboard charts.… Read more
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Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

by [The Living Theatre] Brakhage, Stan; Marie Menken, Willard Maas, and others (directors)

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Published
1959
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$375.00

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New York: The Living Theatre, 1959. Original Poster for a night of Avant-Garde Films hosted by the Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre on April 27, 1959. Filmmakers were present to introduce their works, including Stan Brakhage with his landmark short "Desistfilm" (1954). The Gryphon Film Group was founded by Marie Menken and her husband Willard… Read more
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Mean Streets (Collection of 15 original still photographs from the 1973 film)

by Scorsese, Martin (director); Mardik Martin (screenwriter); Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel (starring)

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Published
1973
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$450.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Complete-as-issued set of 15 black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1973 film. Housed in the original sack envelope as issued, rubber stamped "MEAN STREETS / 15 STILLS / B." Scorsese's breakthrough film, one of the establishing pillars of New Hollywood cinema, setting the template that would guide the best of his work… Read more
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$450.00
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Mean Streets (Collection of 3 original still photographs from the 1973 film)

by Scorsese, Martin (director); Mardik Martin (screenwriter); Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel (starring)

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Published
1973
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$75.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Set of 3 black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1973 film. Scorsese's breakthrough film, one of the establishing pillars of New Hollywood cinema, setting the template that would guide the best of his work to follow. Set in New York City and shot on location there. 8 x… Read more
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25 Stories and Storytelling Flyer (Archive from reading at The Living Theatre on February 1, 1961)

by [The Living Theatre] Holst, Spencer

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Published
1960
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$500.00

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New York: Self published, 1960. Archive of two pieces from one of the New York Underground's most creative and charismatic orators, Spencer Holst. Includes Holst's self-published first book, "25 Stories" (1960), and a flyer from a reading shortly after publication at The Living Theatre in New York on February 1, 1961. Holst was already a well-known and… Read more
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Avant-Garde Films presented by The Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre in New York, April 27th, 1959

by [The Living Theatre] Brakhage, Stan; Marie Menken, Willard Maas, and others (directors)

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Published
1959
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$375.00

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New York: The Living Theatre, 1959. Original Poster for a night of avant-garde films hosted by the Gryphon Film Group at the Living Theatre on April 27, 1959. Filmmakers were present to introduce their works, including Stan Brakhage with his landmark short "Desistfilm" (1954). The Gryphon Film Group was founded by Marie Menken and her husband Willard… Read more
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The Trap Door (Original poster for the 1980 film)

by B, Beth; Scott B (directors), Jack Smith, Richard Prince, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, William Rice (starring)

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Published
1980
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$500.00

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New York: N.p., 1980. Original two-color silkscreen poster for "The Trap Door" (1980), by Beth B and Scott B, starring Jack Smith and John Ahearn, featuring numerous New York artists, including Jenny Holzer, Gary Indiana, Richard Prince, and William Rice. Printed on the verso, upside down, is a proof image of the poster with a variant design and color… Read more
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Two for the Seesaw (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

by Wise, Robert (director); William Gibson (playwright); Isobel Lennart (screenwriter); Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum (starring)

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Published
1961
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$350.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1961. Draft script for the 1962 film. Brief annotations, mostly marking key passages, throughout in holograph blue ink. Based on Gibson's 1960 play, about two down-and-out people in New York and their sustained conversations. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Music), and wonderfully shot in anamorphic black-and-white. Regarded as one… Read more
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Mean Streets (Original still photograph from the 1973 film, Scorsese on the set)

by Scorsese, Martin (director); Mardik Martin (screenwriter); Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel (starring)

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Published
1973
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$75.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Vintage black-and-white studio still photograph of director Martin Scorsese on the set of the 1973 film. Lighting equipment is visible in the background, as Scorsese confers with Harvey Keitel and Cesare Danova on a dinner scene. Scorsese's breakthrough film, one of the establishing pillars of New Hollywood cinema, setting the template that… Read more
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