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cover of Devil's Island (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens)

Devil's Island (Original screenplay for the 1939 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens)

by William Clemens (director); Kenneth Gamet, Don Ryan (screenwriters); Boris Karloff, Nedda Harrigan, James Stephenson (starring)

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Published
1938
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1938. Final Draft script for the 1939 film, copy belonging to director William Clemens, with his name faintly visible on the well-worn front wrapper, and with annotations in holograph pencil on every page except two, as well as many of the versos. Although the front wrapper and registration page identify the script as "Part I,"… Read more
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cover of The Detention Girls (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1969 film)

The Detention Girls (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1969 film)

by John Rappoport (director); Dolly Abrahams, Ann Wells, Larry Hunter (starring)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: Sam Lake, 1969. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1969 film, here titled "Detention Girls" (without the definite article). Seven of the photos show a stamp noting No. 73-645 on the bottom right corner of the recto (in the white margin), and one with the number written in the same spot in holograph ink. … Read more
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cover of Girls in Prison (Original screenplay for the 1956 film, copy belonging to actor Adele Jergens)

Girls in Prison (Original screenplay for the 1956 film, copy belonging to actor Adele Jergens)

by Edward L. Cahn (director); Lou Rusoff (screenwriter); Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens (starring)

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Published
1956
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N.p.: Golden State Productions, 1956. Draft script for the 1956 film, belonging to actress Adele Jergens, with her signature prominently written on center of front wrapper, and printed title inked over, both in holograph ink. Annotations throughout, striking and adjusting dialogue and circling the character of Jenny, played by Jergens, in holograph ink and pencil. Jergens; paper clips, all… Read more
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cover of Convicts 4 [Reprive] (Collection of 104 original photographs from the 1962 film)

Convicts 4 [Reprive] (Collection of 104 original photographs from the 1962 film)

by Dalton Trumbo (director, screenwriter, using Millard Kaufman as front); John Resko (autobiography); Ben Gazzara, Suart Whitman, Vincent Price, Rod Steiger, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ray Walston (starring)

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Published
1962
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N.p.: Kaufman-Lubin Productions, 1962. Collection of 104 vintage studio still photographs from the 1962 film including some great in-character photographs and head shots from Ben Gazzara, Sammy Davis Jr., Broderick Crawford, Vincent Price, Roland LaStarza, Timothy Carey, Ray Walston and others, also includes 5 photographs of Gazzara with author John Resko and one head shot of Resko. Mimeo snipes… Read more
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cover of Within These Walls [This is the Law] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, producer Ben Silvey's copy)

Within These Walls [This is the Law] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, producer Ben Silvey's copy)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Eugene Ling, Wanda Tuchock (screenwriters); Thomas Mitchell, Mary Anderson, Mark Stevens (starring)

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Published
1945
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N.p.: N.p., 1945. Third Draft Continuity script for the 1945 film, here under the working title "This is the Law." Copy belonging to producer Ben Silvey, with his name on the front wrapper and holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout. A stern judge moves with his family across state lines for a new job as a prison warden,… Read more
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cover of Prison Bars (Original poster for the 1901 documentary film)

Prison Bars (Original poster for the 1901 documentary film)

by Walter Barnsdale (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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cover of Shiv (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Shiv (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Jonah Royston (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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cover of Up the River [Hard to Get] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

Up the River [Hard to Get] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

by Alfred L. Werker (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 Steven Spielberg (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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Jackson County Jail (Collection of 6 original lobby cards from the 1976 film)

by Michael Miller (director); Roger Corman (producer); Donald E. Stewart (screenwriter); Tommy Lee Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Lisa Copeland (starring)

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Published
1976
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$75.00

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London: ITC Entertainment, 1976. Collection of 6 vintage full color lobby cards from the 1976 film. Exploiting corruption within the law enforcement system of the Midwest, the Roger Corman-produced film has long been a cult cornerstone, and favorite of modern directors like Quentin Tarantino. Dinah (Mimieux) is an associate for a Los Angeles advertising agency,… Read more
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cover of The Defiant Ones (Original poster for the 1958 film)

The Defiant Ones (Original poster for the 1958 film)

by Stanley Kramer (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, one… Read more
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cover of Brute Force (Original New York City marquee photograph by art photographer Joseph Buemi)

Brute Force (Original New York City marquee photograph by art photographer Joseph Buemi)

by Joseph Buemi (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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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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cover of The Pot Carriers (Original British front-of-house card from the 1962 film)

The Pot Carriers (Original British front-of-house card from the 1962 film)

by Peter Graham Scott (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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London: Warner-Pathe Distributors, 1962. Vintage black-and-white British front-of-house card 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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cover of Caged (Original Film Pressbook)

Caged (Original Film Pressbook)

by Virginia and Bernard C. Schoenfeld Kellogg (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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cover of Revolt in the Big House (Original Film Pressbook)

Revolt in the Big House (Original Film Pressbook)

by R. G. Springsteen (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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cover of Cell 2455, Death Row (Vintage Paperback)

Cell 2455, Death Row (Vintage Paperback)

by Caryl Chessman

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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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