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Cast the First Stone (First Edition)

by Himes, Chester

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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New York: Coward McCann, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. The author's third book, a loosely autobiographical novel following an African American man who has been condemned to two decades in prison. Strip of toning along the top edge of the jacket verso, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy, with none… Read more
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Prison Bars (Original poster for the 1901 documentary film)

by Barnsdale, Walter (director, producer, screenwriter)

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Published
1901
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Wisconsin: Walter Barnsdale, 1901. Vintage US one sheet lithographic poster for the 1901 documentary film short. One of the earliest silent documentary film shorts, created by early Wisconsin film pioneer Walter Barnsdale, who traveled around the state screening some of the first films ever made, including "Prison Bars," a film featuring the Wright Brothers, and a Western… Read more
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Shiv (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Royston, Jonah (screenwriter)

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Published
1971
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Canada: Trinity Films, 1971. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in are two personal autograph notes from Hollywood agent Paul Kohner of the Kohner Agency and a two page synopsis of the film, dated November 21, 1973. A prison break story wherein the largest and the smallest prisoners on the block forming an unlikely team in… Read more
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Up the River [Hard to Get] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

by Werker, Alfred L. (director); Lou Breslow, John Patrick, Maurine Dallas (screenwriters); Preston Foster, Tony Martin, Phyllis Brooks, Slim Summerville (starring)

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Published
1938
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938. Final script for the 1938 film. Copy belonging to Jane Darwell, the actress who portrayed Mrs. Graham, with annotations to her lines in holograph pencil. Here under the working title "Hard to Get." A spoof of popular prison movies, where two con men end up in prison and becomes star athletes on… Read more
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The Sugarland Express (Original poster for the 1974 film)

by Spielberg, Steven (director, screenwriter); Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins (screenwriters); Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton (starring)

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Published
1974
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1974. Vintage one sheet poster for the 1974 film. Distributor notation in holograph ink on the verso. Spielberg's first major motion picture, an uncharacteristically nihilistic entry about a violent crime spree that ends in a house shot more full of holes than any house before or since. Conceptually, a follow-up to his… Read more
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The Defiant Ones (Original poster for the 1958 film)

by Kramer, Stanley (director); Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith (screenwriter); Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel (starring)

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Published
1958
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N.p.: Curtleigh Productions, 1958. Vintage US three-sheet poster for the 1958 US film. The film won two Academy Awards, for best writing and cinematography, and was nominated for another seven. Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier were lauded for their performances in this Academy Award winning drama, in which two prisoners from a chain-gang escape. One white,… Read more
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The Devil at Four [4] O'Clock (Original screenplay for the 1961 film)

by LeRoy, Mervyn (director); Liam O'Brien (screenwriter); Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, and Barbara Luna (starring)

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Published
1960
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1960. Revised Final Draft script for the 1961 film. Three convicts, Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, and Gregoire Aslan, are en route for Tahiti but make an unexpected stop on the island Talua, where they are put to work under the eccentric Father Doonan at his leper hospital for children. When disaster strikes… Read more
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Brute Force (Original New York City marquee photograph by art photographer Joseph Buemi)

by Buemi, Joseph (photographer); Jules Dassin (director); Mark Hellinger (producer); Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson (screenwriters); Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth (starring)

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Published
1947
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$275.00

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Binghamton, NY: Joseph Buemi, 1947. Experimental, vintage art photograph of a marquee display from the New York City premiere of the seminal 1947 film noir. With Buemi's stamp on the verso, dated 1947 in pencil, also with Buemi's penciled annotations and signature. Buemi's work is held in the collections of the Museum Reattu in Arles, France, the… Read more
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Black Mama White Mama (Original Film Pressbook)

by Romero, Eddie (director); H.R. Christian (screenwriter); Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig (starring)

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Published
1973
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$65.00

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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1973. Original Pressbook for the 1973 Blaxploitation film. Pam Grier and Margaret Markov escape from a remote women's prison, aided in part by Markov's revolutionary boyfriend. What follows is an almost comical series of bloody shootouts pitting revolutionaries and drug dealers and the authorities all against each other. Set… Read more
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Under the Gun [Undertow] (Original treatment screenplay for the 1951 film)

by Tetzlaff, Ted (director); Daniel B. Ullman, George Zuckerman (screenwriters); Richard Conte, Audrey Totter, Sam Jaffe (starring)

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Published
1949
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1949. Treatment script for the 1951 film. With the film's original title, "Undertow," marked through in holograph ink. An overlooked but interesting film noir, about a gangster (Conte) who shoots and kills a man in front of nightclub diva (Totter), and after her testimony, is sent to a corrupt Florida prison, where… Read more
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Under the Gun [Undertow] (Original screenplay for the 1951 film, Marion Pecht's copy)

by Tetzlaff, Ted (director); Daniel B. Ullman, George Zuckerman (screenwriters); Richard Conte, Audrey Totter, Sam Jaffe (starring)

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Published
1949
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1949. First Draft Continuity (pre-production) script for the 1951 film. Copy belonging to studio secretary Marion Pecht, with her name in holograph pencil at the top right corner of a revision title page. With the film's original title, "Undertow," marked through in holograph ink, on the front wrapper. An overlooked but interesting… Read more
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The Pot Carriers (Original photograph from the 1962 film)

by Scott, Peter Graham (director); T. J. Morrison and Mike Watts (screenwriters); Ronald Fraser, Paul Massie, Carole Lesley, Dennis Price (starring)

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Published
1962
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$15.00

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London: Warner-Pathe Distributors, 1962. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the 1962 UK film. A prison comedy about a group of "pot carriers," those privileged inmates that have the honor of disposing the contents of the prison's chamber pots. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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Porridge [Doing Time] (Collection of 6 photographs from the 1979 film)

by Clement, Dick (director, screenwriter); Albert Clarke (still photographer); Ian La Frenais (screenwriter); Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay (starring)

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Published
1979
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London: National Screen Service / ITC, 1979. Collection of 6 vintage full-color still photographs from the 1979 UK film. A prison comedy based on the popular British television series, "Porridge" (1974-1977), about an inmate who is ordered to arrange a football game that is actually a diversion for a prison break. 8 x 10 inches;… Read more
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Caged (Original Film Pressbook)

by Kellogg, Virginia and Bernard C. Schoenfeld (story, screenwriter); John Cromwell (director); Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, and Jan Sterling (starring)

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Published
1950
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1950. Original pressbook for the 1950 film noir. Based on a story by Virginia Kellogg published in "Colliers" on June 3, 1950, written for the screen by Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. The gradual transformation of one woman, at first innocent and shy, into a hardened and knowing criminal. Eleanor Parker gives the… Read more
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Revolt in the Big House (Original Film Pressbook)

by Springsteen, R. G. (director); Gene Evans, Robert Blake, and Timothy Carey (starring)

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Published
1958
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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1958. Original pressbook for the 1958 film noir. A prison riot goes wrong when a racketeer's (Gene Evans) attempts to manipulate his cellmate (Robert Blake) go unheeded. One of Blake's numerous outsider roles; he played fugitives, murders, and gangsters, as well as figures within the system, such as his stint as Tony Baretta,… Read more
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Midnight Express (First UK Edition)

by Hayes, Bill

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Published
1977
ISBN
9780233969473
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London: Andre Deutsch, 1977. First UK Edition. A nonfiction account of Billy Hayes' experience in and escape from incarceration in a Turkish prison. Basis for the 1978 Academy award winning film, directed by Alan Paker and written by Oliver Stone. A touch of foxing to the page fore-edges, and a hint of fading to the red titling… Read more
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Blonde Bait (Original Film Pressbook)

by Williams, Elmo (director); Beverly Michaels, Jim Davis (starring)

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Published
1956
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Beverly Hills, CA: Associated Film Releasing Corporation, 1956. Original Pressbook for the 1956 film noir. An interesting B-noir from the Poverty Row canon. Associated Film Releasing re-edited "Women Without Men," a 1956 Hammer Films production, with Beverly Michaels as a prison stool pigeon, but edited in Jim Davis as a murderous traitor (Paul Carpenter held the same… Read more
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Cell 2455, Death Row (Vintage Paperback)

by Chessman, Caryl

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Published
1956
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New York: Perma Books [Permabooks] No M-4063, 1956. First printing of this edition. Basis for the 1955 film noir, written for the screen by Jack DeWitt, known for other B-noirs such as "Portland Expose" (1957) and "Women's Prison" (1955), as well as a number of Westerns. A fictionalized account of the life of prisoner Caryl Chessman, symbol… Read more
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