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The Murderous Trail of Charles Starkweather (First Edition)

by Reinhardt, James Melvin

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Published
1960
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First Edition
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Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine faintly toned. Jacket is faintly toned to the spine, with light edgewear and light rubbing to the front and rear panels.
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Bonnie and Clyde (Original fashion photograph of Faye Dunaway from the 1967 film)

by Penn, Arthur (director); David Newman, Robert Benton (screenwriters); Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman (starring)

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Published
1967
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$325.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage fashion test photograph of Faye Dunaway, in two outfits straight from depression-era fashion, for the 1967 film. Perhaps the most significant film for the New Hollywood generation, with its mix of graphic violence, sex and humor, and a glamourous take on disaffected youth. Its portrayal of violence and ambiguity in… Read more
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Bluebeard [Landru] (Collection of 16 original photographs from the 1963 film)

by Chabrol, Claude (director); Raymond Cauchetier, Sergio Strizzi (still photographers); Francoise Sagan (screenwriter); Michele Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef (starring)

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Published
1963
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$225.00

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New South Wales: Embassy Pictures, 1963. Collection of 16 vintage studio still photographs from the 1963 film. Based on French serial killer Henri Desire Landru. During World War I, Henri Landru (Charles Denner) supplements his income by luring middle-class women through newspaper ads, to a villa outside Paris where he seduces and kills them, burns their bodies,… Read more
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$225.00
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In Cold Blood (Original photograph from the 1967 film)

by Brooks, Richard (director, screenwriter); Truman Capote (novel); Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart (starring)

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Published
1967
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$450.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1967. Vintage borderless photograph of Robert Blake and Scott Wilson from the 1967 film. Crop annotations in holograph pencil and the stamp of photographer Michel Ciment stamp on the verso. Richard Brooks' unflinching and unsentimental documentary style made for a visualization that matched the power of Capote's most famous book, and remains one… Read more
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$450.00
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The Executioner's Song (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Schiller, Lawrence (director); Norman Mailer (screenwriter, novel); Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach (starring)

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Published
1981
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Hollywood: Lawrence Schiller Productions, 1981. Feature Draft script (television equivalent of a Shooting script) for the 1982 television film, which originally aired November 28, 1982 on NBC. Based on the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Norman Mailer, who adapted his own book for the screen, about the final years in the life of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore,… Read more
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Violette [Violette Noziere] (Original photograph from the 1978 film)

by Chabrol, Claude (director); Jean-Marie Fitere (novel); Odile Barski, Herve Bromberger, Frederic Grendel (screenwriter); Isabelle Huppert, Stephane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-Francois Garreaud (starring)

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Published
1978
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$300.00

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France: Filmel, 1978. Vintage borderless photograph of Isabelle Huppert and Jean Carmet from the 1978 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Jean-Marie Fitere which tells the true story of Violette Noziere (Isabelle Huppert), a French teenager who in the 1930s worked as a prostitute while… Read more
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The Wrong Man (Original photograph from the set of the 1956 film)

by Hitchcock, Alfred (director); Maxwell Anderson (screenwriter, book), Angus MacPhail (screenwriter); Herbert Brean (story); Henry Fonda, Vera Miles (starring)

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Published
1956
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1956. Vintage borderless photograph of a contemplative Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the 1956 film. With the stamp of Warner Bros. Netherlands on the verso. Based on the real life story of Manny Balestrero, accused of a series of robberies he didn't commit, as detailed in the nonfiction book… Read more
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10 Rillington Place (Original photograph from the 1971 film)

by Fleischer, Richard (director); Ludovic Kennedy (novel); Clive Exton (screenwriter); Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt (starring)

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Published
1971
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$15.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1971. Vintage color studio still photograph from the 1971 film. Based on the disturbing non fiction account by journalist Ludovic Kennedy about the British serial killer, John Christie. Shot on location in United Kingdom. 8 x 10 inches. Fine. Complete collation details… Read more
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Our G-Men and Other Federal Agents (First Edition)

by Crump, Irving and John W. Newton

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Published
1937
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First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Details early cases by the FBI and other federal agencies, aimed toward younger readers. Photo-illustrated throughout. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Vintage bookstore stamp to the front pastedown. Jacket has a vertical crease to the spine, with light nicking to the extremities and cell tape… Read more
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A Death in Canaan (Original photograph from the 1978 television movie)

by Richardson, Tony (director); Joan Barthel (novel); Spencer Eastman, Thomas Thompson (screenwriters); Stefanie Powers, Paul Clemens, Tom Atkins (starring)

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Published
1978
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Los Angeles: Chris/Rose Productions, 1978. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1978 television movie. A true-crime television movie following the trial of a teenage boy who murdered his mother in their small Connecticut town. Aired on March 1, 1978. Shot on location in California. 8 x 10 inches. Stamp to the… Read more
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Boomerang (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, inscribed during production)

by Kazan, Elia (director); Richard Murphy (screenwriter); Fulton Oursler as Anthony Abbot (article); Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb (starring)

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Published
1947
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$850.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Second Revised Final script for the 1947 film. INSCRIBED by screenwriter Richard Murphy during production of the film on the title page: "For Max / With thanks for everything, but especially the advise that led to doing this magillah / Murph." With a holograph ink notation in Murphy's hand on the verso of one… Read more
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In Cold Blood (Original reference photograph of Scott Wilson from the 1967 film)

by Abramson, Bernie (photographer); Truman Capote (book); Richard Brooks (director); Robert Blake, Scott Wilson (starring)

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Published
1967
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N.p.: Bernie Abramson, 1967. Vintage silver gelatin reference photograph from the brutal 1967 film, based on Truman Capote's nonfiction book. Stamped twice on the verso, once in red (Columbia Pictures) and once in black (ORIGINAL PRINT / Pictorial Press, Ltd., with contact information). This image shows Dick (Scott Wilson) taking a rifle from the back seat of… Read more
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Crossed Over [A Murder, A Memoir] (First Edition, review copy)

by Lowry, Beverly

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Published
1992
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780679411840
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$65.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's slip laid in. Based on the author's relationship with Karla Fay Tucker, a Texas woman convicted of murder in 1984 and executed in 1998, the first woman executed since 1984 and the first in Texas since 1863. Foxing to the page edges, else… Read more
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Midnight Express (First UK Edition)

by Hayes, Bill

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Published
1977
ISBN
9780233969473
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$85.00

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1977. First UK Edition. A nonfiction account of Billy Hayes' experience in and escape from incarceration in a Turkish prison. Basis for the 1978 Academy award winning film, directed by Alan Paker and written by Oliver Stone. A touch of foxing to the page fore-edges, and a hint of fading to the red titling… Read more
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Original reference photograph from "In Cold Blood

by Abramson, Bernie (photographer); Truman Capote (book); Richard Brooks (director); Robert Blake, Scott Wilson (starring)

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Published
1967
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$350.00

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N.p.: Bernie Abramson, 1967. Vintage silver gelatin reference photograph from the brutal 1967 film, based on Truman Capote's nonfiction book. A candid photograph that captures the essence of the story's cold-blooded killers in transit, driving the vehicle in which they spend much of the film. Richard Brooks' unflinching and unsentimental documentary style made for a visualization that… Read more
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