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Come On Marines! (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); Philip Wylie (story), Joel Sayre, Bryon Morgan (screenwriters); Richard Arlen, Ida Lupino, Roscoe Karns (starring)

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1934
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N.p.: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Final draft script for the 1934 film, with two annotations in holograph pencil and Paramount "File Copy" stamp on front wrapper. Laid in are four blue revision pages, dated 1-20-34, "Changes in Scene A-28," with Paramount "File Copy" stamp and one annotation in holograph pencil on first page. US Marine Sergeant "Lucky" Davis (Richard… Read more
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King of the Jungle (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

by Humberstone, H. Bruce (director); Max Marcin (director, screenwriter); Charles Thurley Stoneham (novel); Philip Wylie, Fred Niblo Jr. (screenwriters); Buster Crabbe, Frances Dee, Sidney Toler (starring)

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Published
1932
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Revised Final script for the 1933 film, with one annotation in holograph pencil and Paramount "File Copy Return to Story Dept.," "Master File," and "File Copy" stamps on front wrapper. One annotation in holograph pencil to "CAST" page adding actor Buster Crabbe's name to lead character Kaspa. Script divided into sequences, as was customary… Read more
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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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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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A Holy Terror [Wyoming Wonder] (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

by Cummings, Irving (director); Ralph Block, Myron C. Fagan, Al Cohn (screenwriters); George O'Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, Humphrey Bogart (starring)

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Published
1931
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$375.00

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Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Draft script for the 1931 Western film, here under the working title "Wyoming Wonder." Copy belonging to an unknown Fox Film Corporation employee, with her name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and a few brief annotations in pencil throughout. Based on the 1919 novel by Max Brand. The socialite son of… Read more
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Sleepers East (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Nebel, Frederick (novel) Kenneth MacKenna (director); Lester Cole (screenwriter)

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Published
1933
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1933. Final Shooting Script for the 1934 pre-Code crime film. With a single holograph pencil notation to the front wrapper. Based on the 1933 novel by noted crime novelist Frederick Nebel. An ex-convict is escorted via train to a murder trial in New York, where her testimony is the only protection the defendant… Read more
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Circus Clown (Original photograph of San Bernardino Ritz Theatre's advertising campaign for the 1934 film)

by Enright, Ray (director); Walt Fiss (photographer); Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby (screenwriters); Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Dorothy Burgess (starring)

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1934
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N.p.: N.p., 1934. Vintage photograph of San Bernardino Ritz Theatre employee holding an "On Strike!" sign to promote the 1934 film "Circus Clown," by photographer Walt Fiss. This appears to have been taken at the intersection of 5th Street and North E Street, just north of the Ritz Theatre, which was located at 423 North E Street in San… Read more
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Sinners in the Sun [The Beachcomber] (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

by Hall, Alexander (director); Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein (screenwriter); Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, Adrienne Ames (starring)

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Published
1932
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Final Draft script for the 1932 pre-Code film, here under the working title "The Beachcomber." Incomplete as stamped, with holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. A New York fashion model must decide between her poor but faithful mechanic boyfriend and a rich but untrustworthy libertine. Although William C. De Mille was initially slated… Read more
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Safety in Numbers (Original post-production screenplay for the 1930 film)

by Schertzinger, Victor (director); George Marion, Jr., Percy Heath (screenwriters); Buddy Rogers, Kathryn Crawford, Josephine Dunn, Carole Lombard (starring)

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Published
1930
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1930. Release Dialogue script (post-production) for the 1930 pre-Code film. With holograph pencil annotations throughout. An early uncredited role for Carole Lombard, who performs the song "You Appeal to Me." A young man is set to inherit a large sum from his uncle on the caveat that he learn the ways of the world… Read more
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No One Man (Original post-production screenplay for the 1932 film)

by Corrigan, Lloyd (director); Sidney Buchman, Agnes Brand Leahy, Percy Heath (screenwriters); Rupert Hughes (novel); Carole Lombard, Ricardo Cortez, Paul Lukas (starring)

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Published
1932
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1932. Post-Production Release Dialogue script for the 1932 film. With holograph pencil annotations throughout. Based on the 1931 novel. When the unfaithful boyfriend of a wealthy society girl grows sick and dies, she finds herself falling for the physician who treated him instead. Tall white titled self wrappers, noted as RELEASE… Read more
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From Hell to Heaven (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

by Kenton, Erle C. (director); Percy Heath, Sidney Buchman (screenwriters); Lawrence Hazard (play); Carole Lombard, Jack Oakie, David Manners (starring)

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Published
1933
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Censorship Dialogue script for the 1933 film. A group of diverse characters at a resort hotel await the results of a horse race, each imagining what they could do with the winnings. Tall white titled self wrappers, stamped as CENSORSHIP DIALOGUE SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 588, dated February… Read more
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Zoo In Budapest (Original photograph from the set of the 1933 film)

by Lee, Rowland V. (director, screenwriter); Melville Baker, Jack Kirkland, Dan Totheroh, Louise Long (screenwriter); Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, Wally Albright, Paul Fix, Murray Kinnell (starring)

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Published
1933
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Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1933. Vintage keybook photograph of Loretta Young and Gene Raymond on the set of the 1933 Pre-Code film. With a printed snipe and studio stamp on the verso and two holes punched into the left edge. Zani (Gene Raymond), a young zoo keeper, has spent his life inside the zoo in Budapest where… Read more
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The Maltese Falcon (Collection of 20 original photographs from the 1931 pre-Code film)

by Hammett, Dashiell (novel); Roy Del Ruth (director); Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez (starring)

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Published
1931
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$4,500.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1931. Collection of 20 vintage studio still photographs from the 1931 pre-Code film, and the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's classic hard boiled novel. All but two images with the Warner Brothers / Vitaphone logo at the bottom margin. This first adaptation, made well prior to the establishment of the Hayes Code, carries… Read more
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The Truthful Liar (Original screenplay for the 1922 film)

by Heffron, Thomas N. (director); Percy Heath, Will J. Payne (screenwriters); Wanda Hawley, Edward Hearn, Charles A. Stevenson, Casson Ferguson (starring)

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Published
1922
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1922. Draft script for the 1922 film. The film is now considered lost. Tess (Wanda Hawley) is a social climber who is neglected by her hardworking husband, David (Edward Hearn). She decides to go on a date with ex-suitor Arthur Sinclair (Casson Ferguson) to a casino, which is robbed while they are there. Her… Read more
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Romance (Collection of 6 original photographs from the 1930 film)

by Brown, Clarence (director); Edward Sheldon (play); Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer (screenwriters); Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon (starring)

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Published
1930
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1930. Collection of six vintage photographs from the 1930 film. All but one with a mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1913 play by Edward Sheldon, about an aristocratic young man who falls in love with an opera star. Nominated for Best Director for Clarence Brown and Best Actress… Read more
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The Meanest Gal in Town [Once Over Lightly] (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Mack, Russell (director, screenwriter); H.W. Hanemann, Arthur T. Horman, Richard Shayer (screenwriters); Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, El Brendel, James Gleason (starring)

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Published
1933
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Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1933. Final script for the 1934 film. Copy belonging to a unknown cast member, with his signature on front wrapper. With some holograph pencil annotations. A pre-Code comedy featuring a stranded actress in a small town, who becomes a manicurist and inadvertently has a great impact on the lives of the local citizenry.… Read more
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Up for Murder (Post-production script for the 1931 film)

by Bell, Monta (director, screenwriter, producer); Carl Laemmle Jr. (producer); Genevieve Tobin, Lew Ayres (starring)

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Published
1931
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1931. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1931 pre-Code film. Complete, representing seven reels. Brad-bound self wrappers. Mimeograph duplication. Long tear to the first leaf (about 5.5 inches), else Near Fine.
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The Big Pond (Post-production script for the 1930 pre-Code film)

by Henley, Hobart (director); Preston Sturges (screenwriter); Garrett Ford (screenwriter); George Middleton (playwright); Robert Presnell Sr. (story)A.E. Thomas (playwright); Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert (starring)

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Published
1930
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1930. Post-production Censorship Dialogue script for the 1930 pre-Code film. An early lead performance for Claudette Colbert. Nominated for an Academy Award. White brad-bound titled wrappers, dated April 16, 1930. Mimeograph duplication. Near Fine.
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No One Man (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

by Corrigan, Lloyd (director); Sidney Buchman (screenwriter); Percy Heath (adaptation); Rupert Hughes (novel); Alice Brand Leahy (screenwriter)

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Published
1931
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1931. Revised Final Script for the 1932 pre-Code film, an early starring role for Carole Lombard. Rubber stamped as a Paramount File Copy at the top right corner of the front wrapper. Penelope Newbold is a wealthy divorcée looking to remarry. She falls for her physician, Dr. Karl Bemis, but ends up marrying Bill… Read more
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Rio Rita (First UK Edition)

by Drago, Harry Sinclair

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Published
1929
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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1929 pre-Code musical comedy, adapted for the screen from the 1927 Ziegfeld stage musical, directed by Luther Reed, and starring Bebe Daniels, John Boles, and the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, reprising the stage roles that… Read more
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Cynara [An Imperfect Lover] (Photoplay Edition)

by Gore-Brown, Robert

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Published
1932
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New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1932. First printing of the photoplay edition, originally published as "An Imperfect Lover" in 1929 by Doubleday Doran. With photo-illustrated endpapers featuring scenes from the film. Basis for the 1932 pre-Code film, "Cynara," directed by King Vidor, and starring Ronald Coleman, Kay Francis, and Phyllis Barry, about an affair with a younger… Read more
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