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Victory (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Conrad, Joseph (novel); Jeremy Larner (screenplay)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
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$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Second Draft script for an unproduced film, with single holograph annotation at bottom of title page. Written by author, poet, journalist, and speechwriter Jeremy Larner, who won the 1972 Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Michael Ritchie's "The Candidate" starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle. Larner also co-wrote with Jack Nicholson the 1971 Nicholson film… Read more
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$225.00
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The Veil (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Briley, John (screenwriter)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Treatment script for an unproduced film. Script opens with a three page "Author's Note on the script: ..." in which screenwriter John Briley examines his intents in writing a story regarding the Arab world and culture. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman,… Read more
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$75.00
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Original photograph of Louella Parsons

by Parsons, Louella (subject); Michel Brodsky (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1949
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1949. Vintage photograph of noted gossip columnist and screenwriter Louella Parsons in 1949. With the stamp of photographer Michel Brodsky, as well as stamps of a French archive and holograph pencil annotations regarding layout and dated 26.5.49 on the verso. Louella Parsons was known as the first American gossip columnist and the so-called "Queen… Read more
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$375.00
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Original press photo of Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, 1934

by Parker, Dorothy, Alan Campbell (subjects)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1934
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$475.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Vintage press photograph from 1934. Verso with typescript snipe, press engraving order, "10/4/34" holograph notation in ink and holograph annotations in pencil. Holograph annotations in pencil, ink and paint on recto regarding layout. Paramount Pictures press photo of Parker and Campbell, shortly after being signed, Parker as a screenwriter and Campbell as… Read more
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$475.00
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The Rainbow Trail (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

by Howard, David (director); Zane Grey (novel); Barry Conners, Philip Klein (screenwriters); Minna Gombell, Roscoe Ates, Cecilia Parker, George O'Brien (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1931
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$475.00

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Hollywood: Fox Film Corporation, 1931. Final Shooting script for the 1932 film. Based on the 1915 novel by Zane Grey. Sequel to the 1931 film "Riders of the Purple Sage," and bringing back star George O'Brien, this time as the nephew of the character he played in the previous film, seeking his missing uncle. Starring Cecilia Parker… Read more
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$475.00
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Power Failure (Original script for the 1991 play, signed by playwright Larry Gelbart)

by Engler, Michael (director); Larry Gelbart (playwright); Christopher Lloyd, Christine Eastbrook (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1991
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$250.00

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Cambridge MA: American Repertory Theater, 1991. Revised draft script for the 1991 play. INSCRIBED by playwright Larry Gelbart: "4-30-91 / Tom - As promised - changes will be made as rehearsals and previews dictate but, basically, this is it - best, Larry Gelbart." Debuted at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 24, 1991. A dark… Read more
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$250.00
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Los Angeles: Springfield Productions, 1957. Original story treatment script for an unproduced 1957 film by legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, based on an idea by producer Alec March, with screenwriter Ben Perry fronting the script for the blacklisted Trumbo. Written in the prose style of most treatments. Trumbo bought out the rights of March and Perry, and sold… Read more
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$375.00
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Roman Poems (First Edition)

by Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Francesca Valente (translators); Alberto Moravio (preface)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780872860421
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$45.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Number 41 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Pasolini illuminates an impoverished Italian culture. Italian and English text. Very Good plus overall, with foxing to both book and dust jacket.
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Landis, John (director, starring); David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker (screenwriters, starring); Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Henry Gibson, Bill Bixby (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Item Price
$850.00

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Los Angeles: Samuel L. Bronkowitz, 1977. Shooting script for the 1977 film. Working copy belonging to producer Robert K. Weiss, with his ownership name in holograph orange ink at the top right corner of the front wrapper. Photocopied annotations throughout. Written by and starring the Zucker brothers, the duo who would eventually make their fame with similarly… Read more
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$850.00
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Africa (Original screenplay for the 1985 play)

by Shagan, Steve (screenwriter)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1985
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Revised Draft script for the 1985 play. Copy belonging to Peter Mark Richman, who played the character of Lewis in this production, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper and annotations throughout in holograph ink. The story of a screenwriter living in Los Angeles who can not seem to finish any… Read more
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$450.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1997. Archive of 22 pieces of correspondence between writer Larry Gelbart and director Robert Parrish, consisting of nine typescripts, six of which are INSCRIBED, plus three autographed letters signed, one typed letter signed, and six autographed notes from Gelbart to Parrish, as well as three outgoing carbons of letters written from Parrish to Gelbart and a seven-page… Read more
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$750.00
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The Men's Club (Original screenplay for the 1986 film)

by Medak, Peter (director); Leonard Michaels (screenwriter, novel); Howard Gottfried (producer); David Dukes, Richard Jordan, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Roy Scheider, Craig Wasson, Treat Williams

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1984
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$175.00

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Atlantic Entertaining Group, 1984. Revised Draft script for the 1986 film. Based on the 1981 debut novel by Leonard Michaels. Seven singularly dysfunctional men form a discussion group and share their feelings about women, love, and life. Red titled wrappers (recycled by studio from a previous wrapper) with the film title noted in holograph ink.… Read more
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$175.00
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Botany Bay (Original screenplay for the 1953 film)

by Farrow, John (director); Jonathan Latimer (screenwriter); Charles Nordhoff (novel); James Norman Hall (novel); Alan Ladd, James Mason (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1951
Item Price
$325.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1951. Final White script for the 1953 film. Based on Charles Nordhoff's 1941 novel of the same name. Two film stills laid in, one of which has been hand colored. Final Paramount film starring Alan Ladd, who plays a determined medical student en route to New South Wales. The vessel he is aboard is… Read more
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$325.00
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Budd Schulberg: A Bio-Bibliography (First Edition, one of 10 copies signed)

by [Schulberg, Budd] Beck, Nicholas

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$450.00

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Lanham, MD and London: The Scarecrow Press, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. One of 10 numbered copies (this being No. 9) SIGNED by both Schulberg and author Nicholas Beck. This copy is additionally INSCRIBED by Beck on the title page: "For Jim Butler / With gratitude for your friendship / Nick Beck / 17 Nov 2001." Fine in… Read more
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$450.00
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Typed letter signed from Carl Foreman to Daniel Selznick, 1968

by Foreman, Carl (screenwriter); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
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$125.00

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1968. Autograph note signed from noted screenwriter Carl Foreman to producer Daniel Selznick, executed on Foreman's production company stationery (Open Road Films, Limited in London). In the letter, Foreman agrees to meet with Selznick to discuss a project Selznick is working on for Universal. Included are two photostat copies of related letters from Selznick to Foreman, going into some… Read more
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$125.00
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The Last Sunset (Collection of 5 photographs from the 1961 film)

by Aldrich, Robert (director); Howard Rigsby (novel); Dalton Trumbo (screenwriter); Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
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$95.00

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London: Unviersal International Pictures, 1961. Collection of 5 vintage full-color still photographs from the 1961 UK release of the 1961 US film. Based on Howard Rigsby's novel, "Sundown at Crazy Horse," about a cowboy who, on the lam from the law, travels to visit an old flame in Mexico, only to find her married to… Read more
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$95.00
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Dangerous Mission (Two original photographs from the 1954 film)

by King, Louis (director); Horace McCoy, W. R. Burnett, Charles Bennett (screenwriters); Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix, Vincent Price (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1954
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$40.00

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Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1954. Two vintage full-color still photographs from the 1954 UK release of the 1954 US film. Written for the screen by Horace McCoy and W. R. Burnett, with the help of Charles Bennett (a Hitchcock favorite), about a mob killing and a witness, young Louise Graham, who flees to Montana too… Read more
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Gaily, Gaily (Original screenplay for the 1969 film, copy belonging to actress Merie Earle)

by Jewison, Norman (director, producer); Abram S. Ginnes (screenwriter); Ben Hecht (novel); Merie Earle, Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$750.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Mirisch Productions / United Artists, 1968. Final Draft script for the 1969 film. Copy belonging to actress Merie Earle (her first film credit), and INSCRIBED on the front wrapper: "This was my first / "on location" picture / Everything was / "red carpet" I loved it / Merie Earle." Notations in holograph red ink and pencil… Read more
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$750.00
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Notes on "Easy Rider" (Typescript with corrections)

by Southern, Terry

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
Item Price
$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. One page, typescript, with a couple of typeover corrections. A fascinating muse of Southern's crafting of the "Easy Rider," screenplay, focusing on how he actually wrote Jack Nicholson's role for Rip Torn, with a detailed explanation of why Torn did not ultimately fill the role. Full provenance available on request. … Read more
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$1,500.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Composite typescript by Terry Southern, with paste-ups, white-outs, holograph corrections, etc. 5 pages, complete and unpublished. An outline for a film version of Southern's novel, "Blue Movie." The film outline appears to be unique and unpublished, a parallel piece of sorts to "Outline for Blue Movie," an essay about the novel (not the film version),… Read more
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$1,500.00