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Finian's Rainbow (Archive of original title card maquettes for the 1967 film)

by Harold Adler (letterer); Francis Ford Coppola (director); E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy (playwrights, screenwriters); Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
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$650.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1967. Four title card maquettes hand lettered by Harold Adler for the 1967 film. Based on the 1947 musical by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, who also adapted the story to the screen. The four maquettes in this archive are stylistically similar, but quite different from the titles used in the finished… Read more
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Justine (Original title card maquette for the 1969 film)

by Harold Adler (designer); Anouk Aimee, Anna Karina, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Forster, Philippe Noiret, Michael York, John Vernon (starring); George Cukor (director); Joseph Strick (director); Lawrence Durrell (novel); Lawrence B. Marcus (screenwriter)

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Published
1969
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$2,250.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969. Original title card maquette hand lettered by Harold Adler for the 1969 film. Based on the "Alexandria Quartet" by Lawrence Durrell. Harold Adler was a calligrapher who created hand lettered titles on over 100 films, worked frequently with Alfred Hitchcock, and was a favorite of legendary title sequence designers Saul Bass and… Read more
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The Magician of Lublin (Collection of three original title card maquettes for the 1979 film)

by Harold Adler (letterer); Menahem Golan (director, screenwriter); Isaac Bashevis Singer (novel); Sheldon Patinkin, Irving S. White (screenwriters); Alan Arkin, Louise Fletcher, Shelley Winters (starring)

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Published
1979
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$750.00

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Los Angeles: Golan-Globus Productions, 1979. Three original draft title card maquettes hand lettered by Harold Adler for the 1979 film. Based on the 1960 novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The three sketches show different approaches to the title, all distinct from the final lettering design used. Harold Adler was a calligrapher who created hand lettered titles on… Read more
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Honey West (Set of original photographic title sequence cards from the 1965 television series)

by Aaron Spelling (executive producer); Gloria and Forrest E. Fickling writing as G.G. Fickling (novels); Anne Francis (starring)

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Published
1965
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$3,500.00

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Los Angeles: Four Star Productions, 1965. Vintage photographic title cards and title design sketches for the seminal 1965 television series, notable for having utilized these photographs rather than filmed performances for its title sequence. Included are ten double weight photographs, several signed by the series' star, Anne Francis, and four title design sketches that were ultimately made into overlays… Read more
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$3,500.00
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The Birds (Archive of original title card maquettes for the 1963 film)

by Harold Adler (letterer); Alfred Hitchcock (director); Daphne Du Maurier (story); Evan Hunter (screenwriter); Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Rod Taylor (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
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$6,750.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1986. Archive of three title card maquettes hand lettered by Harold Adler for the 1963 film. Also included are two fascinating autograph letters, both elaborately designed and executed in a calligraphic style, from Adler to author, illustrator, and editor Fridolf Johnson relating to Adler's work with Hitchcock. Harold Adler was a calligrapher… Read more
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The Fantastic Plastic Machine (Original title card maquette for the 1969 film)

by Harold Adler (letterer); Eric and Lowell Blum (directors, writers); Jay North (narrator)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
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$2,750.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Crown International Pictures, 1969. Original title card maquette hand lettered by Harold Adler for the 1969 film. Harold Adler was a calligrapher who created hand lettered titles on over 100 films, worked frequently with Alfred Hitchcock, and was a favorite of legendary title sequence designers Saul Bass and Pablo Ferro. In addition to "The… Read more
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Los Angeles: Saul Bass and Associates, 1960. Original glossy photographic title card for plate No. 3 in the title sequence from Stanley Kubrick's 1960 film, "Spartacus." This plate was used for the portion of the title card sequence showing "LAURENCE OLIVIER as Crassus." Only a small portion of the photographic image here was used in the sequence, the entire… Read more
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$8,500.00