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Five Came Back (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by Dalton Trumbo Jerry Cady (screenwriters); John Farrow (director); Jerry Cady (screenwriter); Chester Morris, Lucille Ball (starring)

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Published
1939
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$2,750.00

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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1939. Estimating script for the 1939 film. In his 1970 biography of West, Jay Martin notes: "On June 6, 1938 [West] was hired for his 'established' salary of $350 a week by RKO Pictures-the first of five major studios to employ him-to make a screenplay from an original story by Richard Carroll.… Read more
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American Buffalo (Original screenplay for the 1977 play, profusely annotated)

by Ulu Grosbard (director); David Mamet (playwright); Robert Duvall, Kenneth McMillan, John Savage (starring)

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Published
1976
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$3,500.00

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New York: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1976. Draft script for the 1977 Broadway play, dated 1976, which premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 6, 1977, then moved to the Belasco Theatre on April 12, 1977 and closed on June 11, 1977, for a total of 122 performances. Copy belonging to actor Jim Staskel, who was a stand-in for… Read more
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$3,500.00
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The Candidate (Collection of seven original color photographs from the 1972 film)

by Michael Ritchie (director); Jeremy Larner (screenwriter); Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas (starring)

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Published
1972
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$125.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1972. Collection of seven vintage studio still photographs from the 1972 film. The idealistic son of a former California governor is persuaded to run for the US Senate. In the face of almost certain failure, he decides to try to bring controversial, leftist views into public view, and campaign against the corrupt political… Read more
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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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$300.00
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Victory (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

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

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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 John Briley (screenwriter)

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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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The Telephone (Original screenplay for the 1988 film)

by Southern, Terry, Harry Nilsson (screenwriters); Rip Torn (director); Whoopi Goldberg, Elliott Gould, John Heard (starring)

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Published
1986
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$2,000.00

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New York: Oscard Associates, 1986. Draft script for the 1988 film, two copied annotations of a circled "3" and "4" on one page. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and "Heat" (Michael Mann, 1996). Singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson teamed… Read more
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$2,000.00
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The Rainbow Trail (Original screenplay for the 1932 film)

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

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

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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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Light's Diamond Jubilee (Original screenplay for the 1954 television movie)

by Ben Hecht (screenwriter); King Vidor (director); David O. Selznick (producer); G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Gordon, Irwin Shaw, Max Shulman, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain

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$75.00

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Burbank, CA: National Broadcasting Company [NBC]. Final script for the two-hour October 24, 1954 television special, an anthology of stories commemorating the 75th anniversary of the invention of the light bulb by Thomas Edison. An ambitious undertaking, with adaptations and original stories by G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Gordon, Irwin Shaw, Max Shulman, John Steinbeck and Mark Twain. Much of the… Read more
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$75.00
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Africa (Original screenplay for the 1985 play)

by Steve Shagan (screenwriter)

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Published
1985
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$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 Peter Medak (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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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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Typed letter signed from Carl Foreman to Daniel Selznick, 1968

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

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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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The Last Sunset (Collection of 5 photographs from the 1961 film)

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

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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 a drunk.… Read more
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Dangerous Mission (Two original photographs from the 1954 film)

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

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Published
1954
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$40.00

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

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Published
1968
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$450.00

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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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$450.00
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Notes on "Easy Rider" (Typescript with corrections)

by Terry Southern

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Published
1970
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$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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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