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A Shot in the Dark (First Edition)

by Harry Kurnitz (adaptation)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. Harry Kurnitz's adaptation of Marcel Achard's play "L'Idiote," which in turn became the basis for the 1964 Blake Edwards film, "A Shot in the Dark," starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, and Elke Sommer as the Swedish gal who can't resist him. Near Fine in… Read more
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$15.00
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The Legend of Stacker Lee aka Stagolee and Billy (Vintage script for an unproduced musical play)

by Paul E. Harris (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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$385.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced musical play. The story of Stagger Lee, also known as "Stacker Lee" and "Stagolee," an American criminal and subject of African American folk songs throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries. African-American actor and screenwriter Paul E. Harris was best known for his work as a television,… Read more
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$385.00
image of Original portrait photograph of Maxine Elliott, 1897, struck circa 1940

Original portrait photograph of Maxine Elliott, 1897, struck circa 1940

by Maxine Elliott (subject)

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Published
1897
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$400.00

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New York: International News Photos, 1897. Vintage borderless portrait photograph of actress Maxine Elliott in costume as Violet Woodmere for "The Prodigal Daughter," a play which premiered at the American Theatre in New York in 1897. Re-struck from original negative in 1940. With a printed mimeo snipe noting Elliott's passing on March 5, 1940, in Juan-les-Pins, France affixed to… Read more
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$400.00
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Original portrait photograph of Gertrude Elliott

by Gertrude Elliott (subject)

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Published
1910
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1910. Vintage double weight portrait photograph of actress Gertrude Elliott. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, noting Elliott's upcoming appearance in the US run of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1910 play "The Dawn of a Tomorrow." The play debuted in England at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 1910, moving to make its American… Read more
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$300.00
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Winston is Back! (Vintage script for an unproduced play)

by Edmund H. North

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Published
1979
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Vintage script for an unproduced play. Stapled to the front wrapper of the script is a typed letter, dated August 29, 1979, addressed to casting agent Paul Kohner from agent Harold Cohen, seeking Kohner's input on casting for a potential stage production or television adaptation. Pages (but not wrapper) second generation, internally reproduced prior to being… Read more
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$150.00
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Original photograph of Arthur Miller, circa 1960s

by Arthur Miller (subject)

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Published
1960
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$85.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage borderless photograph of playwright Arthur Miller, circa 1960s, cropped for effect when originally used. With a partial PIX agency stamp on the verso, along with a library stamp. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and… Read more
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$85.00
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After the Fall (Original photograph of director Franco Zeffirelli on the set of the Italian production of the 1964 play)

by Arthur Miller (playwright); Franco Zeffirelli (director); Monica Vitti, Giorgio Albertazzi (starring)

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Published
1965
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage borderless photograph of director Franco Zeffirelli on the set of the 1965 Italian production of Arthur Miller's 1964 play. With two printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso, along with an agency stamp. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those… Read more
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$325.00
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The Dance of Death (Two original photographs from the 1969 film)

by David Giles (director); August Strindberg (play); C. D. Locock (screenwriter); Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang (starring)

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Published
1969
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$425.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Vintage borderless double weight satin-finish black and white photograph from the 1969 film, one showing actors Robert Stephens, Geraldine McEwan, and Laurence Olivier, the other showing Olivier alone. With a photographer's stamp on the verso (noted only as "Dominic"), along with a library stamp. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted… Read more
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$425.00
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N.p.: N.p., 2002. Vintage script for the 2004 one-act play, playfully INSCRIBED by playwright Denis Johnson on the title page: "For Chris Offutt- / You never paid me for the sex... / Denis." Laid in with the script is a manuscript letter from Johnson to Offutt, discussing a forthcoming performance of the play at Reed College in 2004. … Read more
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$1,350.00
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Margin for Error (Original photograph of Otto Preminger making up backstage for the 1939 play)

by Otto Preminger (director, starring); Clare Boothe Luce (playwright); Eric Schaal (photographer); Sam Levene, Philip Coolidge, Bert Lytell (starring)

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Published
1939
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$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1939. Two vintage borderless photographs from the set of the 1939 play, one showing director-actor Otto Preminger adjusting his monocle and stage makeup in his dressing room before a performance, the other showing Preminger fully made up and costumed. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with a PIX agency stamp crediting photographer Eric Schaal.… Read more
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$225.00
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The Deputy (Original photograph from the 1963 play)

by Rolf Hochhuth (playwright); Erwin Piscator (director);

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Published
1963
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of a fight breaking out on the steps of the theatre hosting a French production of Rolf Hochhuth's 1963 play "The Deputy." With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of Paris Internationale agency and PIX agency. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo… Read more
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$75.00
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Original photograph of John Travolta backstage on the opening night of "Bus Stop," 1976

by John Travolta (subject); Ron Galella (photographer)

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Published
1976
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Vintage black and white double-weight borderless matte-finish photograph of actor John Travolta backstage on the opening night of the play "Bus Stop," which debuted in August 1976 at the Westchester Playhouse in Tuckahoe, New York. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Ron Galella, and holograph ink annotations… Read more
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$300.00
image of Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap (Original photograph from the 1983 play)

Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap (Original photograph from the 1983 play)

by Deborah [Debbie] Harry, Andy Kaufman, Caitlin Clarke (starring); Claire Luckham (playwright)

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Published
1983
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$675.00

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New York: United Press International, 1983. Vintage reference photograph from the 1983 play, showing actress Debbie Harry pinning actor Andy Kaufman, with Caitlin Clarke calling the hold. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of United Press International. A woman wrestler faces off against her family members, her school psychiatrist, her best… Read more
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$675.00
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Richard Lester (director); Stephen Sondheim (music, lyrics); Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart (book); Martin Harris (photographer); Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee (screenwriters); Zero Mostel, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford (starring)

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Published
1966
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Vintage oversize borderless matte-finish reference photograph from the 1966 film, showing actors Jack Gilford and Phil Silvers posing in costume with director Richard Lester. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still living in Europe) and the American magazine and newspaper… Read more
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$375.00
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Collection of three original photographs of Mary Martin, circa 1950s

by Mary Martin (subject); Stanley Rice (photographer)

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Published
1950
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Collection of three vintage borderless double weight photographs of actress Mary Martin, circa 1950s. With the stamp of photographer Stanley Rice on the verso, along with the stamp of Monkmeyer agency. Martin was best known for her work on Broadway, in particular with noted composers Rodgers and Hammerstein, originating the roles of Nellie Forbush… Read more
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$450.00
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Trouping: How the Show Came to Town (First Edition)

by Philip C. Lewis

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780060126025
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$15.00

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New York: Harper and Row, 1973. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. History of 19th century theater roadshows. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
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A Book About Love and (And) War and (And) Death: Canto One (First Edition)

by Dick Higgins

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Published
1965
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Great Bear / Something Else, 1965. First Edition. First Edition. Good in stapled wrappers (softcover). Liquid stain across the rear panel has sunk through to the leaf below. The second pamphlet in the Great Bear series, distributed by Higgins' own Something Else Press.
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The Play Pictorial: Volume Twenty-four, Containing Six Plays (First UK Edition)

by [Drama]

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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London: The Stage Pictorial Publishing Co, 1914. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in green and white cloth with gilt floral designs and titles to the front board and spine. Theater programs of six plays with summaries of characters and plots. Illustrated profusely throughout with both photographs and drawings in black and white. 120 pages.
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$15.00
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Mother Courage and Her Children (Vintage Paperback)

by Bertolt Brecht

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Published
1966
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$15.00

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Grove Press, 1966. Later printing. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover).
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$15.00
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The Eminent Tragedian: William Charles Macready (First Edition, review copy)

by Alan S. Downer

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Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. REVIEW COPY with publisher's slip laid in.
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$15.00