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cover of True Confessions (Original screenplay for the 1981 neo-noir film)

True Confessions (Original screenplay for the 1981 neo-noir film)

by Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall (starring); John Gregory Dunne (screenwriter, novel); Joan Didion (screenwriter); Ulu Grosbard (director); Charles Durning (starring)

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1979
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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Third Draft script for the 1981 film. Annotation in holograph ink on the front wrapper, noting copy No. 56. Laid in with the script is a letter from director Ulu Grosbard's office to noted New York Times theatre critic Mel Gussow, dated December 10, 1979, introducing the script. Based on the 1977 novel by… Read more
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cover of Missing (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

Missing (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Costa-Gavras (director, screenwriter); Donald Stewart, John Nichols (screenwriters); Thomas Hauser (book); Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron (starring)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Final Draft script for the 1982 film. Based on the 1978 book "The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice," about a father searching for his missing son in the aftermath of the Chilean military coup of 1973. Nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Screenplay. Winner of the Palme d'Or. … Read more
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cover of Blow (For Your Consideration screenplay for the 2001 film)

Blow (For Your Consideration screenplay for the 2001 film)

by Ted Demme (director); Bruce Porter (book); David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes (screenwriters); Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente (starring)

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Published
2001
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Various American Cities: New Line Cinema / Spanky Pictures, 2001. For Your Consideration script for the 2001 film. Loosely based on Bruce Porter's 1993 book "Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All," and on the true stories of US drug trafficker George Jung. Set… Read more
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cover of Guyana: Crime of the Century [Guyana, Cult of the Damned] (Original press kit for the 1979 film)

Guyana: Crime of the Century [Guyana, Cult of the Damned] (Original press kit for the 1979 film)

by Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Jennifer Ashley (starring); Rene Cardona Jr. (director, screenwriter)

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1979
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1979. Vintage press kit for the 1979 Mexican-American exploitation film. Full-color illustrated pocketed folder, containing nine black and white photographs, and four gatherings of promotional reading material. The increasingly paranoid, fanatical leader of a large, independent church in San Francisco moves his congregation to a plot of land in Guyana in the hopes of… Read more
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cover of Archive of of five original oversize photographs of Frank Avilez, the San Francisco "Black-Gloved Rapist," 1947

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San Francisco: San Francisco Examiner, 1947. Archive consisting of five vintage oversize narrow margin photographs of Frank Avilez, the San Francisco "Black Gloved Rapist," 1947. All five with dated San Francisco Examiner Library Stamps on the verso, one "July 13 1947," three "July 14, 1947," and one "Aug 8 1947," four with "Frank Avilez" stamps on the verso, one… Read more
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cover of The Todd Killings (Original photograph of Robert F. Lyons from the 1971 film)

The Todd Killings (Original photograph of Robert F. Lyons from the 1971 film)

by Barry Shear (director); Dennis Murphy, Joel Oliansky (screenwriters); Robert F. Lyons, Richard Thomas, Belinda Montgomery, Barbara Bel Geddes (starring)

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Published
1971
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London: NGC Distributors, 1971. Vintage reference photograph from the 1971 film, showing actor Robert F. Lyons behind the wheel of a convertible, sporting a leather jacket and aviators. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. Based on the true crimes of charismatic serial killer Charles Schmid, known as "The Pied Piper of Tucson," who murdered several women in… Read more
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cover of Archive of New York Police memorabilia relating to the filming of "The French Connection," 1971, and "The Seven-Ups," 1973, belonging to Philip D'Antoni

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. An archive of vintage New York City Police and production memorabilia belonging to director and producer Philip D'Antoni, relating to the filming of "The French Connection" (1971) and "The Seven-Ups" (1973). The archive comprises both imagined and real ephemera relating to 1970s NYC crime work, including police badges, laminated police cards and certificates, full-size… Read more
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cover of Dillinger (Original photograph from the 1973 film)

Dillinger (Original photograph from the 1973 film)

by Warren Oates, Michelle Phillips (starring); John Milius (director, screenwriter); Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman (starring)

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Published
1973
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1973. Vintage reference photograph from the 1973 film, showing actors Warren Oates and Michelle Phillips. A dramatization of the crimes of folk hero, midwestern bank robber, and notorious mobster John Dillinger, best known for killing five FBI agents during a shootout in Kansas City. Hot on the heels of Arthur Penn's… Read more
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cover of Machine-Gun Kelly [Machine Gun Kelly] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film, working copy belonging to actor Dick Miller)

Machine-Gun Kelly [Machine Gun Kelly] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film, working copy belonging to actor Dick Miller)

by Roger Corman (director); R. Wright Campbell (screenwriter); Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Devon (starring)

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Published
1958
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Hollywood: Malibu Productions, 1958. Draft script for the 1958 film. Copy belonging to actor Dick Miller, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, and his holograph pencil annotations throughout. Miller was director Roger Corman's initial pick for the title role, but disagreements between Corman and screenwriter R. Wright Campbell (who wanted the lead to go to… Read more
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cover of No Lights, No Sirens: The Corruption and Redemption of an Inner City Cop (First Edition, inscribed)

No Lights, No Sirens: The Corruption and Redemption of an Inner City Cop (First Edition, inscribed)

by Robert Cea

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Published
2005
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First Edition
ISBN
9780060587123
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New York: William Morrow, 2005. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED in the year of publication by the author to producer Philip D'Antoni on the half-title: "10/1/05 / Dear Phil, / You are truly an icon in American cinema. I can't begin to explain the impact your vision and foresight has had on me and so many others before and… Read more
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cover of Murder at the Harlem Mosque (First Edition, inscribed)

Murder at the Harlem Mosque (First Edition, inscribed)

by [Randy Jurgensen] Sonny Grosso, John Devaney (authors)

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Published
1977
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First Edition
ISBN
9780517529713
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New York: Crown Publishers, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by author Sonny Grosso and former NYPD detective (and principal figure in the book) Randy Jurgensen on the half-title: "To one of the exclusive members of the 'Son's of Rest Club' / Your pals / Sonny Grosso / Randy Jurgensen." A nonfiction account from the 1970s, about… Read more
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Circle of Six (First Edition, inscribed)

by Philip D'Antoni (film producer); Randy Jurgensen, Robert Cea (authors)

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Published
2007
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781932857856
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$125.00

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New York: The Disinformation Company, 2007. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Randy Jurgensen to film producer Philip D'Antoni on the front endpaper: "To my friend / What else can I say except I love you / your friend / Randy." With Jurgensen's business card laid in. D'Antoni was a major figure in 1970s New Hollywood Cinema,… Read more
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Point Blank (Uncorrected Proof)

by Sonny Grosso, Philip Rosenberg

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Published
1978
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First Edition
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New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Very Good plus in the publisher's wrappers, with light fading to the extremities.
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cover of Bonnie and Clyde (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1967 film)

Bonnie and Clyde (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1967 film)

by Arthur Penn (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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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage studio still photograph of director Arthur Penn and actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty resting between takes while filming on location for the 1967 film, with cinematographer Burnett Guffey looking on to the right. With holograph pencil and ink annotations regarding cropping on the verso, along with a provenance stamp. From… Read more
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cover of The Executioner's Song (Original photograph from the 1982 television film)

The Executioner's Song (Original photograph from the 1982 television film)

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

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Published
1982
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Los Angeles: Lawrence Schiller Productions, 1982. Original borderless photograph of director Lawrence Schiller consulting with novelist Norman Mailer regarding the script for the 1982 film. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. Based on the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Mailer, who adapted his own book for the screen, about the final years in the… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of the Sacco and Vanzetti death masks, circa 1927

Original photograph of the Sacco and Vanzetti death masks, circa 1927

by Sacco, Nicola, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti death masks (subject)

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Published
1927
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N.p.: N.p., 1927. Vintage photograph of the death masks of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, from the famed exhibition at the Stuyvesant Casino in August 1927. Mimeo snipe, annotations in holograph pencil and ink, and "Agence Trampus," "Lynx Agence," and a third stamp obscured by snipe, all on verso. Italian immigrants, anarchists and atheists, Sacco and Vanzetti, were… Read more
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cover of Gang Busters [Gangbusters] (Original photograph from the 1955 film)

Gang Busters [Gangbusters] (Original photograph from the 1955 film)

by Bill Karn (director, screenwriter); William H. Clothier (screenwriter); Myron Healey, Don C. Harvey, Sam Edwards, Joyce Jameson (starring)

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Published
1955
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N.p.: Visual Drama, 1955. Vintage studio still photograph of Joyce Jameson and Myron Healey from the 1955 film, here under the alternative title Gangbusters. NBC aired the True Crime television series Gang Busters from March 20, 1952 to October 23, 1952 and reedited the three episode storyline The Pinson Gang into the 1955 feature film Gang Busters.… Read more
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cover of Star 80 (Original photograph of Bob Fosse on the set of the 1983 film)

Star 80 (Original photograph of Bob Fosse on the set of the 1983 film)

by Bob Fosse (director, screenwriter); Teresa Carpenter (article); Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson (starring)

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Published
1984
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1984. Vintage borderless black-and-white reference photograph of director Bob Fosse on the set of the 1983 film. With a mimeo snipe on the verso dated 20/1/84, along with the stamp of Universal Pictorial Press. Based on Teresa Carpenter's Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice article "Death of a Playmate," which traced the unusual circumstances of Playboy… Read more
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cover of Landru [Bluebeard] (Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film)

Landru [Bluebeard] (Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film)

by Claude Chabrol (director); Francoise Sagan (screenwriter); Michele Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef (starring)

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1963
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Paris: Lux Film, 1963. Promotional flyer for the 1963 French film. Text in French. During World War I, a man supplements his income by luring middle-class Parisian women to a countryside villa where he seduces and kills them, burns their bodies, then helps himself to their bank accounts, keeping himself, his wife, his mistress, and his four children… Read more
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cover of Bonnie and Clyde (Original oversize double weight photograph from the 1967 film)

Bonnie and Clyde (Original oversize double weight photograph from the 1967 film)

by Arthur Penn (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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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, and Michael J. Pollard from the 1967 film. With a German address stamp to the verso. Perhaps the most significant film for the New Hollywood generation, with its mix of graphic violence, sex, and humor, and a glamourous take on… Read more
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