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Circle of Six (First Edition)

by Randy Jurgensen, Robert Cea

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Published
2007
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9781932857856
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New York: The Disinformation Company, 2007. Softcover. First printing of this edition. Like New in wrappers.
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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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$225.00

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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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The French Connection (Original screenplay for the 1971 film, presentation copy belonging to producer Philip D'Antoni)

by William Friedkin (director); Robin Moore (novel); Ernest Tidyman (screenwriter); Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco (starring)

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Published
1971
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$7,500.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971. Revised Draft script for the 1971 film. Presentation copy belonging to producer Philip D'Antoni, bound in full blue leather, with gilt titles and rule, and D'Antoni's name in gilt to the bottom right corner of the front board. D'Antoni was a major figure in 1970s New Hollywood Cinema, as the producer of… Read more
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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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$150.00

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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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Murder at the Harlem Mosque (First Edition, inscribed)

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

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780517529713
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$475.00

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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
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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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$175.00

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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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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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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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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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$350.00

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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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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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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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$300.00

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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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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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Published
1963
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$75.00

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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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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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$375.00

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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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Brubaker (Vernacular photo album and scrapbook documenting the 1980 film)

by Stuart Rosenberg (director); Richter, W.D. (screenwriter); Arthur A. Ross, Thomas O. Murton (book); Ray Abraham (photographs); Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander (starring)

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Published
1980
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980. Vintage vernacular photo album and scrapbook by Ray Abraham, a high school art teacher in Athens, OH, who also appeared as an extra in the film. Containing 17 predominantly color photographs of actors or crew members on location or interacting with the nearby community, as well as clippings from local papers about the film,… Read more
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Bluebeard [Landru] (Collection of 16 original photographs from the 1963 film)

by Claude Chabrol (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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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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The Big Con (Signed First Edition, copy belonging to Tony Bill)

by David W. Maurer

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Published
1940
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First Edition
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New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Boldly SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. Copy belonging to Tony Bill, producer of the 1973 film The Sting, with letter of provenance included. Bill won the Oscar for Best Picture for the film, which also won Best Director, Best Screenplay, and four others, and was nominated for three… Read more
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In Cold Blood (Original photograph from the 1967 film)

by Richard Brooks (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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The Executioner's Song (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Lawrence Schiller (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 Claude Chabrol (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 living… Read more
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