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cover of Two original photographs of Lou Reed in 1975

Two original photographs of Lou Reed in 1975

by Lou Reed (subject); Elaine Bryant, Gijsbert Hanekroot (photographers)

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1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Two vintage photographs of Lou Reed in 1975. Both photographs with stamps on the versos, one crediting British photographer Elaine Bryant and London Features International, the other crediting Dutch photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot. After leaving the Velvet Underground, Reed released his first commercial breakthrough album, "Transformer," in 1972, followed by "Berlin" in July, 1973. In 1975… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Elvis Costello performing in Stockholm, 1983

Original photograph of Elvis Costello performing in Stockholm, 1983

by Elvis Costello (subject); Lasse Hedberg (photographer)

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Published
1983
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$300.00

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Stockholm: Svenska Dagbladet, 1983. Vintage borderless photograph of Elvis Costello performing with The Attractions in Stockholm, Sweden on November 22, 1983. Printed label of Svenska Dagbladet affixed to the verso, along with a date stamp reading 83-11-23. The show was part of Costello's "Clocking In Across Europe" tour, promoting the release of his 1983 album "Punch the… Read more
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cover of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane [Ford Fairlane] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane [Ford Fairlane] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

by Renny Harlin (director); Rex Weiner (characters); Daniel Waters, James Cappe, David Arnott (screenwriters); Andrew Dice Clay, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley (starring)

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Published
1989
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989. Draft script for the 1990 film, here under the working title, "Ford Fairlane," Copy belonging to set dresser Scott J. Nifong, with the annotation of his name in holograph ink to the top left of the front wrapper. Based on characters created by Rex Weiner in a series of stories published in… Read more
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cover of Photograph of Graham Nash at home, 1971

Photograph of Graham Nash at home, 1971

by Graham Nash (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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Published
1971
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N.p.: N.p., 1971. Double weight photograph of Graham Nash sitting behind a piano at his home in San Francisco, 1971. Holograph ink annotation by photographer Alan Pappe identifying the image to the bottom margin of the recto. Additionally signed and dated by Pappe on the verso. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive. Pappe worked as… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968

Original photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968

by Jimi Hendrix (subject); Alan Pappe (photographer)

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Published
1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage borderless, double weight photograph of Jimi Hendrix, 1968. With the stamp of photographer Alan Pappe on the verso, along with his holograph annotation dating the image to 1969. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his original negative. Pappe worked as a film still and press photographer for 30 years, photographing a who's who… Read more
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cover of Gimme Shelter (Collection of twelve original photographs from the 1970 documentary film)

Gimme Shelter (Collection of twelve original photographs from the 1970 documentary film)

by [The Rolling Stones] Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (starring); Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin (directors)

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Published
1970
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Collection of twelve vintage borderless black and white photographs from the landmark 1970 documentary, consisting of seven double-weight satin finish photographs and five single-weight glossy photographs. Shown are all members of the band both on and off stage, as well as the Maysles Brothers, Tina Turner, and crazed fans. Directed by cinema verite pioneers Albert… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Original photograph of Janis Joplin in San Francisco, circa 1967

Original photograph of Janis Joplin in San Francisco, circa 1967

by Janis Joplin (subject); Baron Wolman (photographer)

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Published
1967
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$550.00

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Stockholm: Svenskt Pressfoto, 1967. Vintage photograph of musician Janis Joplin at her home in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, circa 1967. Printed label of Svenskt Pressfoto adhered to the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Baron Wolman, which has been struck through in holograph ink. Baron Wolman worked as the staff photographer for Rolling Stone magazine from 1967… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Patti Smith in performance in West Germany, 1978

Original photograph of Patti Smith in performance in West Germany, 1978

by Patti Smith (subject)

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Published
1978
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Vintage borderless photograph of Patti Smith performing with the Patti Smith Group in West Germany on September 9, 1978. The show was part of Smith's 1978 worldwide tour in support of her third (and most commercially successful) studio album, "Easter." 10 x 8 inches, on Kodak stock. About Fine.
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cover of More Songs About Buildings and Food (Original jigsaw puzzle issued by Sire Records to promote the 1978 album)

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New York: Sire Records, 1978. Vintage jigsaw puzzle released by Sire Records to promote the Talking Heads 1978 album, "More Songs About Buildings and Food." A 225-piece LP-sized jigsaw puzzle of the Talking Heads iconic album cover art. The cover art, conceived by David Byrne and executed by artist Jimmy De Sana, is a photomosaic of the band created… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Lou Reed in performance in the UK, opening the Transformer tour, 1972

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New York: RCA Records, 1972. Vintage photograph of Lou Reed in performance, taken on the opening night of his first UK tour in support of the landmark album "Transformer." The performance venue was King's Cross Scala Cinema in London, on July 14, 1972. Cropping annotations on the verso, along with two date stamps (2/6/1975 and 5/18/1991). 8 x… Read more
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cover of Swing Kids (Original screenplay for the 1993 film)

Swing Kids (Original screenplay for the 1993 film)

by Thomas Carter (director); Jonathan Marc Feldman (screenwriter); Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey (starring)

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Published
1992
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1992. Revised British Draft script for the 1993 film. Rainbow revision draft, with copied holograph annotations throughout, and one holograph pencil annotation to page 6, noting a deletion and line revision. Several months before the outbreak of World War II, a group of teenage boys band together over their shared love of forbidden swing music… Read more
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cover of If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

If 2 (Original newspaper advertising supplement for the 1970 album)

by If (artist)

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Published
1970
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$85.00

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Los Angeles: Capitol Records, 1970. Vintage one-page newspaper advertising pull-out supplement for British jazz-rock band If's second studio album, "If 2," released in 1970 on Capitol Records in the US and Island Records in the UK. 9.75 x 15.25 inches. On newsprint. Lightly creased to the top left edge, else Near Fine.
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cover of Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (Original promotional photograph of director Taylor Hackford from the 1987 film)

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (Original promotional photograph of director Taylor Hackford from the 1987 film)

by Taylor Hackford (director); Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Roy Orbison, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Walsh (starring)

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Published
1987
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$35.00

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Universal City: Universal Studios, 1987. Vintage promotional photograph of director Taylor Hackford from the 1987 film. Provenance stamp of collector, historian, and author "Frank Driggs" on verso. Hackford's documentary of two 1986 concerts on October 16, 1986 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, celebrating Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. Featuring performances and interviews with a multitude of… Read more
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cover of Original 1993 Husker Du "In the East" tour poster

Original 1993 Husker Du "In the East" tour poster

by Husker Du

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Published
1983
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$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage Husker Du 1983 "In The East" concert tour poster, a "tour blank," with space at the lower margin on which a venue could add performance date information. The tour was taken to promote the band's first studio album, "Everything Falls Apart," released in January 1983, with dates "in the east" taking place in the spring… Read more
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$475.00
cover of Photograph of David Bowie and his first band The Kon-rads, 1963

Photograph of David Bowie and his first band The Kon-rads, 1963

by David Bowie, The Kon-rads

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Published
1970
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London: London Features International LTD, 1970. Vintage photograph of David Bowie and his first band The Kon-rads from a professional photo session in 1963, struck from the original negative circa 1970s, with "London Features International LTD" stamp on verso. Bowie, then David Jones, far left on saxophone, is seen here at sixteen years old with a blonde pompadour… Read more
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cover of Original Hüsker Dü setlist, handwritten by Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 concert at the On Broadway Theatre in San Francisco

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage Hüsker Dü setlist, executed in holograph ink by guitarist Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 show at San Francisco's On Broadway Theatre, with a corresponding holograph ink annotation of "OB 6-16-82" on the lower right corner of the verso. Full provenance available. The setlist features 20 songs from "Land Speed Record" (1982), "In… Read more
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$2,500.00
cover of Original photograph of Lou Reed in performance, circa 1978

Original photograph of Lou Reed in performance, circa 1978

by Lou Reed (subject); Elaine Bryant (photographer)

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Published
1978
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New York: London Features International, 1978. Vintage photograph of musician Lou Reed in performance in London, circa 1978. With the stamp of photographer Elaine Bryant to the verso, along with the stamp and label of London Features International. Renowned English photographer Elaine Bryant shot a number of evocative photographs of rock and pop musicians throughout the 1970s… Read more
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cover of His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)

His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)

by [Photography] [Album artwork] Van Morrison (subject); David Gahr (photographer)

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Published
1970
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$17,500.00

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Los Angeles: Warner Brothers Records, 1970. Original photographic artwork assemblage for Van Morrison's classic 1970 album, , with original double exposure photograph by David Gahr, designed by Janet Planet and used by Warner Brothers Records as shooting artwork for the album cover. Production annotations, in holograph marker and pencil, at bottom of board below the image. Annotations on… Read more
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cover of Original oversize photograph of Bob Dylan used for the cover of the 1991 release Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3

Original oversize photograph of Bob Dylan used for the cover of the 1991 release Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3

by [Photography] [Album artwork] Bob Dylan (subject), Don Hunstein (photographer)

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Published
1991
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$15,000.00

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New York: Columbia Records, 1991. Original matte finish photograph of Bob Dylan by photographer Don Hunstein, shot circa 1960, struck for the first time in 1991 for use as shooting artwork on the cover of the 1991 box set. To our knowledge, the only print struck from the negative. The image of Dylan in the photograph on offer… Read more
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$15,000.00
cover of The Solid Gold Corpse (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

The Solid Gold Corpse (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Charles Eric Johnson (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film. A beloved rock star named Wednesday's Child battles with his record label for control over the rights to his music. African-American screenwriter Charles Eric Johnson was known for his work for television and film throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "Beyond Atlantis" (1973), "That Man Bolt" (1973), "Slaughter's… Read more
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