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cover of Anchors Aweigh (Original photograph of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra from the 1945 film)

Anchors Aweigh (Original photograph of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra from the 1945 film)

by Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly (starring); George Sidney (director); Isobel Lennart (screenwriter); Kathryn Grayson, Jose Iturbi (starring)

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Published
1945
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1945. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1945 film, showing actors Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of Cinema International Corporation. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A pair of sailors on shore leave in Hollywood help… Read more
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cover of Deadline at Dawn (Original pressbook for the 1946 film noir)

Deadline at Dawn (Original pressbook for the 1946 film noir)

by Harold Clurman (director); Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish (novel); Clifford Odets (screenwriter); Susan Heyward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Joseph Calleia (starring)

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Published
1946
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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1946. Vintage pressbook from the 1946 film noir. Based on the 1944 novel by Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish. After a night of heavy drinking, a US Navy sailor's attempts to return a mysterious wad of cash force him down a shadowy path of blackmail and murder. 12… Read more
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cover of Armed Force (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Armed Force (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Tom Clancy (books); Michael Ahnemann (screenwriter)

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Published
1991
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N.p.: N.p., 1991. First Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in with the script is a xerographically duplicated design for the film title, and a typed list of editorial notes on the script, dated 7/24/91, with a holograph ink annotation to the top right corner, noting "Viacom's list." Loosely based on the nonfiction writings of Tom Clancy,… Read more
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cover of Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1976 film)

Chesty Anderson, U.S. Navy (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1976 film)

by Shari Eubank, Rosanne Katon, Dorrie Thomson, Scatman Crothers (starring); Ed Forsyth (director); H.F. Green, Paul Pompian (screenwriters)

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Published
1976
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N.p.: Atlas Films, 1976. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1976 film, including five glossy and three matte-finish. A fearless WAVE (Woman Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the US Navy embarks on a mission to find her missing friend, a search which leads her and her fellow WAVEs into a world of illicit… Read more
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cover of Original portrait photograph of John Ford in uniform, circa 1957

Original portrait photograph of John Ford in uniform, circa 1957

by John Ford (subject); Mal Bulloch (photographer)

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Published
1957
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1957. Vintage portrait photograph of John Ford in uniform, as Rear Admiral in the United States Naval Reserve, by Paramount Studios still photographer Mal Bulloch, circa 1957. Photographer "Mal Bulloch" stamp on verso. John Ford was the legendary director of such films as "Stagecoach" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), The Searchers (1956), and… Read more
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cover of To the Shores of Tripoli (Original screenplay for the 1942 film, copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone)

To the Shores of Tripoli (Original screenplay for the 1942 film, copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Lamar Trotti (screenwriter); John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly (starring)

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Published
1941
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Revised Final Draft script for the 1942 film. Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. A bratty naval recruit is transformed into a battle-wise soldier several days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Set and shot on location in… Read more
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cover of An Annapolis Story [The Annapolis Story] (Original screenplay for the 1955 film)

An Annapolis Story [The Annapolis Story] (Original screenplay for the 1955 film)

by Don Siegel (director); Daniel Ullman (screenwriter); John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy (starring)

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Published
1954
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Hollywood: Allied Artists Productions, 1954. Draft script for the 1955 film, here under the working title "The Annapolis Story." With small holograph ink annotations throughout, mostly noting the scene entrances of different characters throughout the script. Two sibling cadets at the Annapolis Naval Academy fall for the same girl, creating a love triangle that can only be… Read more
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cover of Pacific Inferno (Collection of 41 original photographs from the 1979 film)

Pacific Inferno (Collection of 41 original photographs from the 1979 film)

by Rolf Bayer (director, screenwriter); Roland S. Jefferson, Eric Jones (screenwriters); Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown (starring)

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Published
1979
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Los Angeles: California Pictures, 1979. Collection of 51 vintage borderless, color photographs from the 1979 film. Also included are eight large format negatives for photographs in the collection. Two US Navy divers, taken prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines, are forced to search for millions of dollars worth of silver that the retreating American forces dumped… Read more
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cover of Destroyer (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

Destroyer (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

by William A. Seiter (director); Frank Wead, Lewis Meltzer, Borden Chase (screenwriters); Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan (starring)

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Published
1942
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1942. Final Draft script for the 1943 film. Copy belonging to actress Marguerite Chapman, who played Mary Boleslavski in the film, with her name on the front wrapper in holograph pencil. A battleship in World War II tests very poorly in fighting tests and will not be allowed to engage in combat… Read more
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cover of Return From the Sea [Home From the Sea] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

Return From the Sea [Home From the Sea] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by Lesley Selander (director); George Waggner (screenwriter); Jacland Marmur (journalist); Jan Sterling, Neville Brand, John Doucette, Paul Langton (starring)

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Published
1954
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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1954. Draft script for the 1954 film. Copy belonging to Robert Arthur, who played Porter, with his character's name on the front wrapper in holograph pencil and profuse holograph pencil annotations to his scenes throughout. Chuck MacLish (Brand) is having a tough time readjusting to civilian life after a life in the Navy,… Read more
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cover of Submarine Raider [Missing Submarine] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

Submarine Raider [Missing Submarine] (Original screenplay for the 1942 film)

by Lew Landers (director); Aubrey Wisberg (screenwriter); John Howard, Marguerite Chapman, Bruce Bennett, Warren Ashe (starring)

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Published
1942
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1942. Final Draft script for the 1942 film, here under the working title "Missing Submarine." Copy belonging to Marguerite Chapman, who played Sue Curry in the film, with a few annotations in holograph pencil at the inclusion of her character's lines. Laid in is a singing telegram birthday greeting for Chapman, from Evelyn Keys,… Read more
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Sons of the Sea (First UK Edition)

by A.M.R. Wright

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Published
1926
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London: The Readers Library, 1926. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1926 Paramount film, "Old Ironsides," about the USS Constitution and its efforts to combat the Barbary pirates, directed by James Cruze, and starring Charles Farrell and Esther Ralston. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing, small tear to… Read more
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cover of Bring on the Girls (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

Bring on the Girls (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

by Sidney Lanfield (director); Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware (screenwriters); Pierre Wolff (story writer); Veronica Lake, Eddie Bracken, Sonny Tufts, Marjorie Reynolds (starring)

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Published
1944
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1944. Draft script for the 1945 film musical. Based on the 1940 French comedy "L'homme qui cherche la verite," written by Poerre Wolff. With three pages of shooting schedule laid in and holograph pencil annotations to the verso of the rear wrapper. America's wealthiest bachelor (Eddie Bracken) joins the Navy to escape his gold-digging… Read more
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cover of The Caine Mutiny (Original double weight photograph from the 1954 film)

The Caine Mutiny (Original double weight photograph from the 1954 film)

by Robert [Bob] Willoughby (photographer); Edward Dmytryk (director); Herman Wouk (novel); Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort (screenwriters); Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson (starring)

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Published
1954
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Vintage double weight still photograph from the 1954 film, nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Based on the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Herman Wouk. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby, with his ASMP rubber stamp on the verso. Full provenance available. After… Read more
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cover of Twilight for the Gods (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

Twilight for the Gods (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Joseph Pevney (director); Ernest K. Gann (novel, screenwriter); Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse, Arthur Kennedy, Leif Erickson (starring)

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Published
1957
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1957. Revised First Draft script for the 1958 film. Brief notation in holograph pencil on the front wrapper verso. Based on the novel, and written for the screen, by Ernest K. Gann, about a disgraced former Navy captain (Hudson) piloting a disparate group of passengers through a storm on a rundown schooner.… Read more
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cover of The Sailor and the Girl (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

The Sailor and the Girl (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Martha Chapin (screenwriter)

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Published
1943
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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Typescript treatment script for an unproduced film called "The Sailor and the Girl," written by Martha Chapin, whose notable film credits include "Gambling with Souls" (1936), "Slaves in Bondage" (1937), and "Lightning Strikes West" (1940). Typeovers on a few pages. Set in New York during World War II, with a touch of hard-boiled attitude,… Read more
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cover of Hit the Deck (Original scenario artwork from the 1955 film musical)

Hit the Deck (Original scenario artwork from the 1955 film musical)

by Roy Rowland (director); Charles K. Hagdon (scenario artist); Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, Herbert Fields (musical play); Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Piedgeon, Ann Miller, Jane Darwell (starring)

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Published
1955
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Original scenario artwork by Charles K. Hagedon for the 1955 film musical. A bizarre image, showing a sailor with his gall, entering a cave that has bats, skeletons, a raven in the shadows, and in the distance a window outside of which appears a Dali-esque landscape. Signed by Hagedon at the bottom right… Read more
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cover of CinCUS (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

CinCUS (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Welbourn Kelley (screenwriter); Lieut. Victor F. Blakeslee, Lieut. Hartley E. Howe (screenwriters)

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Published
1941
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N.p.: N.p., 1941. Story Outline for an unproduced film called "CinCUS," written for screen by Lieutenants Victor F. Blakeslee and Hartley E. How, and Welbourn Kelley, who was a witness in the Pearl Harbor Attack investigations, 1945-1946. A story about the CinCUS, a naval term for Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet. Admiral Todd Emery leads his Navy crew… Read more
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cover of The Mighty Mo (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

The Mighty Mo (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Robert R. Presnell Jr. (screenwriter)

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Published
1956
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Los Angeles: Bischoff-Diamond, 1956. Draft script for an unproduced film. A story set aboard the USS. Missouri, "The Mighty Mo," during WWII. Presnell would also write screenplays for "Screaming Eagles" (1956, also produced by Bischoff-Diamond), "Legend of the Lost" (1957), "Conspiracy of Hearts" (1960), and "The Third Day" (1965). Light blue titled wrappers,… Read more
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cover of Seagulls over Sorrento [Crest of the Wave] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

Seagulls over Sorrento [Crest of the Wave] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

by John Bouting (director, producer); Roy Boulting (director, screenwriter, producer); Hugh Hastings (playwright); Frank Harvey (screenwriter); Gene Kelly, Bernard Lee (starring)

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Published
1953
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1953. Draft British script for the 1954 UK film, released in the US as "Crest of the Wave." Copy belonging to sound recordist Peter Handford, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. At a top secret naval base is located on an island near the coast of Scotland, a… Read more
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