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Hansel and Gretel (Collection of six original photographs from the 1954 film)

by John Paul (director); Engelbert Humperdinck (composer); Adelheid Wette (libretto); Padraic Colum (screenwriter); Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Constance Brigham (starring)

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Published
1954
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$150.00

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Santa Monica: RKO Radio Pictures, 1954. Collection of six vintage studio still photographs for the 1954 stop motion animated film. Based on, and incorporating music from, the 1983 opera by composer Engelbert Humperdinck, with a libretto by his sister Adelhied Wette, itself based on the German fairy tale first published in 1812 in "Grimm's Fairy Tales." Produced… Read more
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$150.00
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Phantom of the Opera (Original keybook photograph from the 1943 film)

by Arthur Lubin (director); Samuel Hoffenstein (screenwriter); Gaston Leroux (novel); Claude Rains, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster (starring)

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Published
1943
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$300.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1943. Vintage keybook reference photograph of Arthur Lubin and camerman on a crane above the opera house audience from the 1943 film. Mimeo snipe on verso. Loosely based on the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux. The second Universal film based on the story, following Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film. Nominated for four Academy… Read more
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$300.00
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[The] Phantom of the Opera (Original post-production screenplay for the 1943 film)

by Arthur Lubin (director); Samuel Hoffenstein (screenwriter); Gaston Leroux (novel); Claude Rains, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster (starring)

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Published
1943
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$275.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1943 film. With two small holograph notations to the first page. Loosely based on the 1910 novel. The second Universal film based on Gaston Leroux's story, following Rupert Julian's 1925 silent film. Nominated for four Academy Awards and winning two, including one for Best Cinematography. Set in… Read more
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$275.00
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Medea (Two original photographs of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Maria Callas from the set of the 1969 film)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini (director, screenwriter); Mario Tursi (still photographer); Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff (starring)

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Published
1969
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$750.00

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N.p.: San Marco, 1969. Two vintage borderless reference photographs of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Maria Callas on the set of the 1969 film. Photographer "Mario Tursi" stamps on versos. Based on the ancient Greek myth, and loosely on the 431 BC play by Euripides, wherein the titular character famously kills her sons as revenge against an unfaithful… Read more
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$750.00
image of La Creole (Four original photographs of Josephine Baker in the 1934 opera)

La Creole (Four original photographs of Josephine Baker in the 1934 opera)

by Josephine Baker (starring), Jacques Offenbach (composer); Albert Willemetz (libretto)

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Published
1934
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$2,850.00

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Paris: Studio Piaz, 1934. Four vintage oversize photographs from the 1934 revival of Jacques Offenbach's 1875 operetta showing actress Josephine Baker in costume as Dora. All photographs with the stamp of Studio Piaz at the lower corner of the recto, and one with the address stamp of J. Manuel Richard, Baker's personal secretary, on the verso. The operatic… Read more
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$2,850.00
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The Climax (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

by George Waggner (director); Curt Siodmak, Lynn Starling (screenwriters); Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey (starring)

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Published
1943
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$850.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1943. Draft script for the 1944 Universal horror film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper and throughout, mostly noting deletions and page number changes. Included with the script is a bound set of revision pages attributed on the front wrapper and at the top of numerous leaves to dialogue director Gene Lewis, dated… Read more
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$850.00
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One Heavenly Night [Lilli] (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

by George Fitzmaurice (director); Sidney Howard (screenwriter); Evelyn Laye, John Boles, Leon Errol (starring)

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Published
1930
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$400.00

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Los Angeles: The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1930. Draft script for the 1931 film, here under the working title "Lilli." Copy belonging to uncredited assistant director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his holograph pencil annotations throughout. Accompanying the script is a mechanically duplicated, folded "Day Out of Days" map with holograph ink annotations correlating actors, scenes, and days. A lowly… Read more
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$400.00
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Archive of six original photographs of opera star Anna Moffo

by Anna Moffo (subject); Tulio Farabola, Louis Melcancon, et al (photographers)

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Published
1960
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$165.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archive of six vintage photographs of opera singer Anna Moffo, all taken circa late 1950s and early 1960s. American-born opera singer Anna Moffo was one the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation, debuting on the Italian stage in 1955 and achieving lasting fame there after appearing on Italian television as Cio-Cio San in a… Read more
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$165.00
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The Student Prince (Collection of 11 original photographs from rereleases of the 1954 film)

by Richard Thorpe (director); Wilhelm Eyer-Forster (play); William Ludwig, Sonya Levien (screenwriters); Robert Quirk (still photographer); Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern (starring); Mario Lanza (singing voice)

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Published
1962
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Collection of 11 vintage single weight studio still photographs from 1962 (5 photos) and 1969 re-release (6 photos) of the 1954 film, under the title, "Student Prince." Starring actor Purdom, who played the prince, is prominently featured, sometimes sword fighting. One image from the set is shown. Please inquire for others. … Read more
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$75.00
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Original photograph of Maria Callas, 1958

by Maria Callas (subject); Gerard Gery (photographer)

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Published
1958
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$450.00

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Paris: International Magazine Service, 1958. Vintage photograph of Maria Callas, 1958. With Press agency stamps and holograph annotations on the verso. Renowned opera singer Maria Callas drinks a cup of coffee in the Orly Airport, just two month before her Paris Opera House debut on December 19th, 1958. 7 x 9.5 inches Near Fine.
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$450.00
image of Medea (Original photograph from the 1969 film)

Medea (Original photograph from the 1969 film)

by Pier Paolo Pasolini (director, screenwriter); Maria Callas (starring)

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Published
1969
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$450.00

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Italy: San Marco / Les Films Number One / Janus Film und Ferneshen, 1969. Vintage oversize borderless color photograph from the 1969 film. Based on the Greek myth, the film is opera legend Maria Callas' only feature film role, one in which she did not sing. 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine. BFI 1088. … Read more
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$450.00
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The Great Victor Herbert (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Andrew L. Stone (director, screenwriter); Russel Crouse, Robert Lively (screenwriter); Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly (starring)

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Published
1939
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$475.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1939. Draft script for the 1939 film. A musical drama that follows the romantic and professional arc of two performers. Louise Hall abandons her humble beginnings to become a singer in New York City, where she meets and falls in love with John Ramsey, the star of Victor Herbert's operas. Ramsey takes her under… Read more
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$475.00
image of Original photograph of opera star Anna Moffo

Original photograph of opera star Anna Moffo

by Anna Moffo (subject); Tulio Farabola (photographer)

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Published
1960
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$25.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage photograph of opera singer Anna Moffo, taken circa early 1960s. American-born opera singer Anna Moffo was one the leading coloratura sopranos of her generation, debuting on the Italian stage in 1955 and achieving lasting fame there after appearing on Italian television as Cio-Cio San in a 1956 production of "Madame Butterfy." She returned… Read more
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The Student Prince (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by Thorpe, Richard, Mervyn LeRoy, Curtis Bernhardt (directors); Wilhelm Eyer-Forster (play); Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Donnelly (operetta); William Ludwig, Sonya Levien (screenwriters); Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern (starring); Mario L

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Published
1952
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$375.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1952. Revised Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Studio File Copy, rubber-stamped on the front wrapper. Three front wrappers are present, each with varying rubber-stamps to indicate different drafts, and each noting different directors: Thorpe (who received final credit), Mervyn LeRoy, and Curtis Bernhardt. Brief annotations in holograph pencil on the verso of… Read more
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$375.00
image of The Golden Windows Exhibition [Die Golden Fenster Zeichnungen]: 19.5 - 13.6 1982 (Original poster for the 1982 art exhibition)

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Munich: Lenbachhaus, 1982. Original poster for the 1982 exhibition of drawings created by director Robert Wilson, in conjunction with his play of the same name. The exhibition took place at Lenbachhaus, in Munich, Germany, from May 19th to June 13th, 1982. Wilson typically created preliminary drawings for his theatre works, as a means toward composing a scene.… Read more
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$550.00