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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (Original photograph from the set of the 1977 film)

by Lucas, George (director, screenwriter); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew (starring)

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1977
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977. Vintage studio still photograph from the set of the 1977 film, showing director George Lucas sitting with actor Alec Guinness while shooting on location. A breakaway, blockbuster space epic, the first entry in what would eventually become an ongoing series of films and an even larger, monolithic franchise. Winner of six Academy Awards, and… Read more
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Repo Man (Collection of six original photographs from the 1984 film)

by Cox, Alex (director, screenwriter); Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter (starring)

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Published
1984
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$375.00

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Universal City: Universal Studios, 1984. Collection of six vintage reference photographs from the 1984 film. One with a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Alex Cox's directorial debut, a delicious black satire of Ronald Reagan's 1980s America, which filters a punk rock disdain through a hilariously comic lens, an… Read more
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Ghostbusters (Original photograph of Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray on the set of the 1984 film)

by Reitman, Ivan (director); Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (screenwriters, starring); Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis (starring)

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Published
1984
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1984. Vintage borderless reference photograph of actors Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray on the set of the 1984 film. With a small stamp noting No. 1319 on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A breakthrough science fiction classic, following three paranormal experts who go into business exterminating malicious spirits from the… Read more
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Journey to the Seventh Planet (Two original photographs from the 1962 film)

by Pink, Sidney W. (director); Ib Melchior (screenwriter); John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogoe, Greta Thyssen, Louis Miehe-Renard, Peter Monch (starring)

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Published
1962
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Brussels: Pardon Films, 1962. Two vintage studio still photographs from the 1962 film. With the stamp of Pardon Films on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A five-man team of astronauts is sent to the frozen planet Uranus, only to discover a bizarre, alien brain capable of inducing mass delusions upon its humanoid guests. Set… Read more
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Gun, With Occasional Music (First Edition)

by Lethem, Jonathan

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Published
1994
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780151364589
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$15.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. First Edition. First Edition. Author's first book, a science fiction mystery. Cool, hard-boiled jacket art by Michael Koelsch. Foxing to the top page edges, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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Jason X [Jason-X] (Original screenplay for the 2001 film)

by Isaac, James (director); Todd Farmer (screenwriter, starring); Kane Hodder, Jeff Geddis, Lexa Doig, David Cronenberg (starring)

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Published
1999
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Encino, CA: Cunningham Productions, 1999. Draft script for the 2001 film, here under the working title "Jason-X." The tenth installment in the "Friday the 13th" franchise, preceded by "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" (1993), directed by Adam Marcus and starring John D. LeMay and Kari Keegan, and followed by the crossover film with the "Nightmare on Elm Street"… Read more
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R.U.R. [Rossum's Universal Robots] (Original playbill for the 1942 Broadway revival)

by Capek, Karel (playwright); Albert Hirschfeld (illustrator); Lee Strasberg (director); Paul Selver (translator); Hugo Haas, Edith Atwater, Louis Hector (starring)

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Published
1942
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New York: Playbill, 1942. Vintage playbill for the 1942 Broadway play. Front wrapper illustration by Albert Hirschfeld, SIGNED by Hirschfeld in holograph ink to the front wrapper on the bottom right corner. The first fictional work to introduce the word "robot" and expand on the concept, originally performed in Czech at the Prague National Theatre in 1921. The play… Read more
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Schlock (Collection of five original photographs from the 1973 film)

by Landis, John (director, screenwriter, starring)

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Published
1973
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$65.00

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US: Gazotskie Productions, 1973. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film. Director John Landis' first film, a spoof of 1950s monster movies, about a prehistoric apeman who terrorizes a small town. Set and shot on location in Southern California. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
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The Gladiators [Gladiatorerna] (Original Swedish poster for the 1969 film)

by Watkins, Peter (director, screenwriter); Nicholas Gosling (screenplay); Arthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans Bendrik (starring)

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Published
1969
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N.p.: Sandrews, 1969. Vintage one sheet Swedish poster for the 1969 film. At some ambiguous time in the near future, international superpowers introduce "international peace games," a lethal miniature battle of drafted teens from around the world, which is then broadcast as a popular reality television show. Shot on location in Sweden. 27.5 x 39 inches, folded as issued. Very Good plus,… Read more
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Market Forces (First UK Edition, Signed)

by Morgan, Richard

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Published
2004
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780575075122
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$40.00

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London: Victor Gollancz, 2004. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The third book by the best-selling UK science fiction writer, whose work has drawn comparisons to William Gibson and Philip K. Dick.
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Real Genius (Original photograph from the set of the 1985 film)

by Coolidge, Martha (director); Neal Israel, Pat Proft, PJ Torokvei (screenwriter); Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink (starring)

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Published
1984
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N.p.: N.p., 1984. Vintage borderless photograph of director Martha Coolidge and Gabriel Jarret from the set of the 1985 film. A group of teenage geniuses manage their heightened intellectual abilities while constructing a laser. To prepare the script, Martha Coolidge spent months researching laser technology, interviewing students at Caltech, and analyzing CIA policies. Shot on location in California. 8… Read more
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Original typescript short story bibliography, signed, circa 1948

by Bradbury, Ray

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Published
1948
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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage typescript bibliography of short story publications through the end of 1948, compiled by author Ray Bradbury and including a contemporary holograph note by him, in an early hand, signed on the first leaf: "Mike: Here it is - sorry for the delay - but I had to verify some dates - there are a few… Read more
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Eve of Destruction (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1991 film)

by Gibbins, Duncan (director, screenwriter); Yale Udoff (screenwriter); Marsha Blackburn (photographer); Gregory Hines, Renee Soutendijk, Kurt Fuller (starring)

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Published
1991
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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1991. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1991 film, five of which are compilation prints of multiple stills. Dr. Eve Simmons (Renee Soutendijk in her first US film) creates a nuclear armed android, EVE VIII (also played by Soutendijk), for the military, which looks and sounds just like its creator… Read more
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Daybreak (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Norton, Alice Mary writing as Andre Norton (novel)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Treatment script by an unknown screenwriter for an unproduced film. Based on legendary science fiction author Alice Mary "Andre" Norton's 1952 novel "Star Man's Son, 2250 A.D.". Years after a massive nuclear war, a young mutant goes out in search of fortune among the tribal societies that have developed in the wake of global decimation. Set… Read more
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Quark (Original screenplay for the pilot of the 1977-1978 NBC television series)

by Henry, Buck (creator, screenwriter); Peter H. Hunt (director); Richard Benjamin, Tim Thomerson, Douglas Fowley, Cyb Barnstable, Patricia Barnstable (starring)

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Published
1977
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Burbank, CA: David Gerber Prod., Inc, 1977. Final Draft script for the pilot episode of the 1977-1978 television series which aired on NBC on May 7, 1977. Annotations of names of a cast member and crew members, in holograph marker on verso of back wrapper. A short llived science fiction sitcom created by acclaimed film and television screenwriter and actor… Read more
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Island of the Burning Damned [Night of the Big Heat] (Original screenplay for the 1967 British film, screenwriter Pip Baker's copy)

by Fisher, Terence (director); John Lymington (novel); Jane Baker, Pip Baker, Ronald Liles (screenwriters); Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing, Sarah Lawson, Jane Merrow (starring)

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Published
1967
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London: Planet Film Productions, 1967. Final Shooting script for the 1967 film. Copy belonging to screenwriter Pip Baker, with his name in holograph ink to the top right corner of the front wrapper. Based on John Lymington's 1959 novel "Night of the Big Heat." In the dead of winter, the northern island of Fara experiences an unrelenting, unprecedented heat… Read more
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Alphaville (Original photograph from the 1965 French film)

by Godard, Jean-Luc (director, screenwriter); Georges Pierre (still photographer); Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff (starring)

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Published
1965
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France: Athos Films / Chaumiane / Filmstudio, 1965. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1965 French film. With the stamp of still photographer Georges Pierre on the verso. Jean-Luc Godard's neo-noir foray into science fiction, following a secret agent in a dystopian future who is assigned to kill the machine intelligence that rules over a fascist state. Shot on location in… Read more
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This Island Earth (Original photograph from the 1955 film)

by Jones, Raymond (novel); Joseph Newman (director); Franklin Coen (screenwriter); Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller (starring)

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Published
1955
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$325.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1955. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1955 film, showing actors Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, and Rex Reason. With holograph pencil and ink annotations on the verso. Based on Raymond F. Jones' 1952 novel. A man is invited to join a group of scientists working to help the inhabitants of a distant, war-torn alien… Read more
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Liquid Sky (Collection of six original photographs from the 1982 film)

by Tsukerman, Slava (director, screenwriter); Nina V. Kerova (screenwriter); Ann Carlisle (screenwriter, starring); Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr (starring)

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Published
1982
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$550.00

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London: Metro Tartan, 1982. Collection of six vintage studio still photographs from the 1982 film. Aliens seeking heroin land their UFO on top of a New York apartment building, where they witness the antics of bisexual, androgynous fashion model Margaret and her cocaine-addled friends. A bizarre new wave science fiction film produced on a shoestring budget, now considered… Read more
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The Brood (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1979 film)

by Cronenberg, David (director, screenwriter); Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman (starring)

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Published
1979
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N.p.: New World Pictures, 1979. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1979 film. With the stamp of a Canadian film distributor on the verso. Canadian auteur David Cronenberg's sixth film, completed shortly after an acrimonious divorce, following the dissolving relationship between a demonically disturbed man and his mentally ill ex-wife, who is confined in an unorthodox, controversial… Read more
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