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New York: Powerhouse Books, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by Richard Hell to fellow author Chris Offutt on the title page: "For Chris Offutt / From his friend / Richard Hell." From the collection of Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and… Read more
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Go Now (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Hell, Richard

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Published
1996
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First Edition
ISBN
9780684822342
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$25.00

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New York: Scribner, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Hell on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris from his homeboy Richard 2/3/00." The author's first book. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best… Read more
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Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Billy

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Published
2014
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$3,750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso. Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in… Read more
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Oddballs (Original one sheet poster for the 1984 Canadian exploitation film)

by Lente, Miklos (director); Ed Naha (screenwriter); Foster Brooks, many teenagers (starring)

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Vintage Canadian one sheet poster for the 1984 Canadian sexploitation film. A Canadian cult favorite, wherein a group of teenagers set about saving a summer camp from becoming a shopping mall, while having as much sex and wearing as little clothing as possible. Shot on location in Beaverton (!) and Lake Simcoe, Ontario. … Read more
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Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Belson, Jerry (director); Jerry Belson, Michael Leeson, Monica Johnson, Harvey Miller (screenwriter); Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson, Krista Errickson, Cassandra Peterson (starring)

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Published
1980
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$475.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1980. Duplicated Draft script for the 1982 film. Satirical horror farce, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Jerry Belson's cinematic directorial debut, based on a late-night sketch from ABC's answer to Saturday Night Live, "Fridays," wherein comedian Mark Blankfield played a recurrent cocaine-snorting pharmacist. Belson,… Read more
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The Forbidden Dance [Lambada The Forbidden Dance] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

by Clark, Greydon (director); Menahem Golan, Roy Langsdon, John Platt (screenwriters); Laura Harring, Jeff James, Barbra Brighton, Miranda Garrison (starring)

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Published
1989
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$375.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1989. Two different Draft scripts for the 1990 film. Both are working scripts, one with annotations throughout in holograph pencil. Both here under the original title, "Lambada! The Forbidden Dance." After her home in the Amazon rainforest is threatened, a princess (Harring) from an indigenous tribe heads to Los Angeles to express… Read more
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Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

by [Bush Tetras] Pat Place, Dee Pop, Cynthia Sley, Val Opielski

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Published
1980
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original flyer for a performance by pioneering post-punk band Bush Tetras at the legendary club Hurrah on March 26, 1980. Although mainstream success alluded the female-fronted band, they were mainstays of the New York and college radio scenes, and charted two singles ("Too Many Creeps," (1981) "Cant' Be Funky" (1982)) on the Billboard charts.… Read more
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The New Rock 'n' Roll: The A-Z of Rock in the '80s (First Edition)

by Coupe, Stuart and Glenn A. Baker

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780312572105
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$75.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. First US Edition, preceded by the UK edition published the same year by Omnibus Press. Heavily photo-illustrated throughout, in both black and white and color. Scarce. Comprehensive biographical dictionary of late seventies and early eighties rock, punk, punk-post, and new waves acts. Written by two Australian music journalists, centered primarily on… Read more
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Rock In Peace: Dee Dee and Joey Ramone (Signed First Edition)

by [The Ramones] Laitio-Ramone, Jari-Pekka

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Published
2004
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First Edition
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$75.00

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Finland: Tmi Ramoniac, 2004. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "Jimmy, this book is full of love, and you're one reason for it, J [Joey] and so many other people underline that you're one of the most lovely people in New York with the most honest heart. We're lucky and happy to know… Read more
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Collection of catalogs for small records labels, from 1979-82

by Various

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Published
1979
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Various cities: Various Publishers, 1979. Collection of three catalogs compiling hundreds of listings of releases by small and independent record labels from 1979 to 1982. A treasure trove of information on the underground music scene of the era. Included in the listing are: "Great bands, small labels," published by "Gorilla Beat" magazine, Mulheim, Germany, 1979. "Small… Read more
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It Only Looks As If It Hurts: The Complete Lyrics 1976-1990 (First Edition)

by Devoto, Howard

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Published
1990
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First Edition
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9780948238086
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$75.00

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London: Black Spring Press, 1990. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. The collected lyrics of Howard Devoto, original frontman for the Buzzcocks and founder of the influential British post-punk band Magazine. Complete through the release of "Beast Box" (1990), the then-current record by Devoto's band Luxuria. About Fine in stiff wrappers with French flaps.
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Fantabulous New York Rock Party, Manhattan Center in New York, May 30, 1976 (Original poster for the 1976 benefit concert)

by Blondie, Wayne County, Divine, Mink DeVille, The Dolls, Holly Woodlawn

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Published
1976
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New York: Wayne County Defense Fund, 1976. Original poster advertising "The Fantabulous New York Rock Party," held at the Manhattan Center in New York on May 30, 1976. An ironic moment in New York punk and art scene history, some of the earliest evidence that the movement created to mock celebrity status was beginning to see… Read more
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Pressbook for Blondie in support of Parallel Lines, circa 1978

by [Blondie]

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Published
1978
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New York: Chrysalis Records, 1978. Original pressbook for the tour supporting Blondie's third album, "Parallel Lines," released by Chrysalist Records in 1978. Named after an unfinished song, a record that saw Blondie at the peak of its powers, containing the lion's share of the band's most famous singles, including "Hanging on the Telephone," "One Way or Another,"… Read more
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Talking Heads 77 (Original tour poster for the band's first UK tour in 1977)

by Talking Heads

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Published
1977
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New York: Sire Records, 1977. Vintage UK tour poster for "Talking Heads 77," promoting Talking Heads' first tour outside US borders in-you guessed it-1977. Any vintage posters from the first year of the band's existence are uncommon; this is one we have never encountered before. 27.5 x 19 inches, rolled. In a custom archival frame. Near Fine,… Read more
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Punk Rock Movie (Original handbill from the film's earliest showing in the London)

by Letts, Don (director)

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Published
1979
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London: Don Letts, 1979. Original handbill for the London premiere of the 1977 film documentary, held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema Club, preceding the New York premiere of the film by nearly 10 months. The definitive London punk documentary. Shot by Don Letts on 8mm film almost exclusively at The Roxy in Covent Garden, London,… Read more
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Let's Go Playmates (Original manuscript)

by [Ramones, The] Ramone, Joey

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Published
1977
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Original manuscript by Joey Ramone for an unrecorded Ramones song, "Let's Go Playmates," executed by the punk legend in holograph pencil on both the recto and verso of a legal size sheet of lined notebook paper. The lyrics appear in every orientation, a beautiful, messy gathering of ideas-some crossed through-rather than a finished song. They read,… Read more
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