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cover of Archive of materials relating to film production group The Society, circa 1979

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Archive of materials for "The Society," an short-lived film production organization looking to produce "films which are agreeable and acceptable to all audiences [...] the classic western, the detective story, the family comedy, the simple uncomplicated love story, the science fiction thriller and always the Halloween Eve horror thriller." To our knowledge the organization never produced… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Original oversize photograph of actor Bert Lahr, producer Michael Todd, and others, circa 1946)

Original oversize photograph of actor Bert Lahr, producer Michael Todd, and others, circa 1946)

by Bert Lahr, Michael Todd (subjects)

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Published
1946
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$450.00

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New York: International News Photos, 1946. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of actor Bert Lahr with producer Michael Todd and other producers, circa 1946. With the stamp of International News Photos to the verso. The group was likely in talks for a planned musical revue produced by Todd and set to star Lahr, called "Face and Body," which… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Production contract for "Around the World of Mike Todd," signed by John Gielgud

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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Production contract regarding the 1967 television documentary film "Around the World of Mike Todd," SIGNED by actor John Gielgud on September 1, 1966. The documentary examines the making of producer Michael Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days," winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1956. 8.5 x 11 inches. Small… Read more
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$150.00
cover of Original large format color negative of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion mascot

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM] / United Artists, 1980. Vintage large format color negative, produced circa 1981, showing Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's production logo, with the studio's longtime motto, "Ars Gratia Artis," replaced by the joint studio name "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists." From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. There have been eight different lions used… Read more
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$385.00
cover of Night Call Nurses [Canyons] (Original screenplay for the 1972 film, actor Dick Miller's annotated copy)

Night Call Nurses [Canyons] (Original screenplay for the 1972 film, actor Dick Miller's annotated copy)

by Jonathan Kaplan (director); George Armitage (screenwriter); Patty Byrne, Alana Hamilton, Mittie Lawrence, Clint Kimbrough (starring)

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Published
1972
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$2,250.00

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N.p.: Roger Corman Productions, 1972. Revised Draft script for the 1972 film, seen here under the working title "Canyons." Copy belonging to character actor and longtime Roger Corman collaborator Dick Miller, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations to pages 48 and 50A, as well as copied annotations on nearly every page. From the estate of Dick Miller. … Read more
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cover of Big Bad Mama (Original screenplay for the 1974 film, actor Dick Miller's working copy)

Big Bad Mama (Original screenplay for the 1974 film, actor Dick Miller's working copy)

by Angie Dickinson, William Shatner (starring); Steve Carver (director); Roger Corman (producer); William Norton, Frances Doel (screenwriters); Tom Skerritt, Susan Sennett (starring)

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Published
1974
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$2,650.00

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Los Angeles: New World Pictures, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 film. Copy belonging to actor Dick Miller, with his name to the title page, and his holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout. A sexploitation crime romp produced by Roger Corman, about the matriarch of a bootlegging family who begins a crime spree with her two daughters… Read more
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cover of The Sun Also Rises (Original photograph of Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of the 1957 film)

The Sun Also Rises (Original photograph of Darryl F. Zanuck on the set of the 1957 film)

by Henry King (director); Ernest Hemingway (novel); Peter Viertel (screenwriter); Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn (starring)

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Published
1957
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$325.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957. Vintage borderless reference photograph of producer Darryl F. Zanuck with a camera crew on the set of the 1957 film. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. A fairly faithful adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel, about a group of British and American expatriates in Paris who travel to Pamplona to watch… Read more
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cover of The Seven-Ups (Original screenplay for the 1973 film, presentation copy belonging to director Philip D'Antoni)

The Seven-Ups (Original screenplay for the 1973 film, presentation copy belonging to director Philip D'Antoni)

by Philip D'Antoni (director, producer); Albert Ruben, Alexander Jacobs (screenwriters); Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines (starring)

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Published
1972
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$4,500.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972. Final Shooting script for the 1973 film. The script supervisor's copy, with their photocopied annotations on virtually every page, bound as a presentation copy for director-producer Philip D'Antoni. Warmly inscribed by D'Antoni's wife Ruth to Philip on the front endpaper: "Father's Day / June 17th, 1974 / To my producer, friend, writer,… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Jack Warner and J. Walton Brown, circa 1938

Original photograph of Jack Warner and J. Walton Brown, circa 1938

by Jack; Warner J. Walton Brown (subjects); Schuyler Crail (photographer)

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Published
1938
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1938. Vintage matte-finish photograph of Canadian-American film mogul Jack Warner and Warner Brothers sales manager J. Walton Brown in conversation with an unknown third man, circa 1938. With the stamp of photographer Schuyler Crail on the verso, along with holograph ink and pencil annotations. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. 10… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Virginia Van Upp, circa 1946

Original photograph of Virginia Van Upp, circa 1946

by Virginia Van Upp (subject)

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Published
1946
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$300.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1946. Vintage photograph of producer and screenwriter Virginia Van Upp, circa 1946. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of National Film Archives. Van Upp began her career in Hollywood as a script reader and editor, gradually working her way up to become a screenwriter, agent,… Read more
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N.p.: N.p.. Master copy for the 1977 novel. The story of Paul Kohner, famed agent and producer of mostly foreign films for Universal Pictures, due to his ability to speak a few European languages. This novel was written by someone who knows him very well, his own brother. Set in Hollywood. Brown titled… Read more
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$75.00
cover of Original photograph of Alexander Korda behind the camera, circa 1950

Original photograph of Alexander Korda behind the camera, circa 1950

by Alexander Korda (subject)

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Published
1950
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage photograph of Sir Alexander Korda at Shepperton Studios circa 1950. With holograph annotations, and a Huntley Film Archive address sticker on the verso. Korda was born in Hungary and began his career in the Austrian and German film industries. He worked in Hollywood in the late 1920s before relocating to London, where he quickly… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Darryl F. Zanuck, circa 1950

Original photograph of Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Darryl F. Zanuck, circa 1950

by Joseph L.; Mankiewicz Darryl F. Zanuck (subjects)

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Published
1950
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage photograph of director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and producer Darryl F. Zanuck, circa 1950. Mimeo snipe with holograph annotations and agency stamp on the verso. Joseph L. Mankiewicz holds a copy of the 1941 novel "The Keys of The Kingdom" by A.J. Cronin which he adapted for the screen in 1944. Mankiewicz and Zanuck worked… Read more
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This Happy Feeling (Original screenplay for the 1958 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Ross Hunter)

by Blake Edwards (director, screenwriter); F. Hugh Herbert (playwright); Debbie Reynolds, John Saxon, Mary Astor (starring)

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Published
1957
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$650.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1957. Revised Final script for the 1958 film. Based on the 1947 play "For Love or Money" by F. Hugh Herbert. Presentation copy belonging to producer Ross Hunter, bound in full navy calf with gilt titles and design, with Hunter's name on the front board. Veteran actor Curd Jurgens begins to have… Read more
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cover of Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (Original screenplay for the 1976 television miniseries, two-volume presentation copy)

Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (Original screenplay for the 1976 television miniseries, two-volume presentation copy)

by Boris Sagal (director); Dean Riesner, Stanford Whitmore (screenwriters); Arthur Hailey (novel); Kirk Douglas, Christopher Plummer, Joan Collins (starring)

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Published
1976
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$650.00

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Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC], 1976. First Draft script in two volumes for the 1976 television miniseries based on Arthur Hailey's 1975 novel. Presentation script belonging to producer Ross Hunter with Hunter's name on the front board of each volume. Boris Sagal directed this star-studded miniseries based on Arthur Hailey's fastidious novel. The laboriously researched story… Read more
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cover of Ernie and Joan (Original screenplay for the pilot episode of an unproduced 1976 television series, presentation copy)

Ernie and Joan (Original screenplay for the pilot episode of an unproduced 1976 television series, presentation copy)

by Peter Baldwin (director); Elliot Shoenman, Norman Steinberg (screenwriters); Milt Kogan, Candy Azzara, Kit McDonough (starring)

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Published
1976
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$300.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Television, 1976. Third Revised Final Draft script for the pilot of an 1976 unproduced television series. Presentation script belonging to producer Ross Hunter with Hunter's name on the front board. A comedy about the house hold of a 45 year old widowed man with two daughters, ages 12 and 20, who is remarried to a… Read more
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cover of Mind Ripper [Wes Craven Presents: The Outpost] (Original screenplay for the 1995 film, round robin copy signed Lance Heriksen, director Joe Gayton, and many others)

Mind Ripper [Wes Craven Presents: The Outpost] (Original screenplay for the 1995 film, round robin copy signed Lance Heriksen, director Joe Gayton, and many others)

by Joe Gayton (director); Jonathan Craven (screenwriter, producer); Wes Craven (producer); Phil Mittleman (screenwriter); Lance Henriksen, Giovanni Ribisi, John Diehl (starring)

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Published
1994
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$475.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Outpost Productions / Multicom Entertainment, 1994. Revised Shooting script for the 1995 film "Mind Ripper," seen here under the title "Wes Craven Presents: The Outpost." Round robin copy, SIGNED on the front wrapper by director Joe Gayton, producers Jonathan Craven and Peter Shepherd, cast members Lance Henriksen, Adam Solomon, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Giovanni Ribisi, and Dan… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1940. Collection of four vintage black-and-white press photographs of Lester Cowan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., Hernan Santa Cruz (former Chilean UN Ambassador), and author Enrique Campos Menendez, signing a contract for the proposed film "Bolivar." The film was set to portray the life of Simon Bolivar, the Venezelan military and political lead of the 19th century, though… Read more
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cover of The Magic Christian (First Edition, inscribed to producer Si Litvinoff)

The Magic Christian (First Edition, inscribed to producer Si Litvinoff)

by Terry Southern

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Published
1960
Edition
First Edition
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$1,850.00

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New York: Random House, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Southern to noted producer Si Litvinoff on the front endpaper: "To Seymour and Joy with greatest admiration / Terry Southern." The two men collaborated on an unproduced version of "A Clockwork Orange" (1971), to be produced by Litvinoff and adapted for the screen by Southern, based on the… Read more
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