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Wings Over Honolulu (Original post-production screenplay for the 1937 film)

by Potter, H.C. (director); Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw (screenwriter); Wendy Barrie, Ray Milland, Kent Taylor, Louise Beavers (starring)

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Published
1937
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1937. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1937 film. With a single holograph pencil notation. A young woman relocates with her Navy pilot husband to his base in Honolulu, Hawaii, and tries to adapt to the challenges of military life. An early appearance by breakthrough African American actor Louise Beavers, known for her… Read more
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An Annapolis Story [The Annapolis Story] (Original screenplay for the 1955 film)

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

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Published
1954
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$350.00

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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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$350.00
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The Caine Mutiny (First Edition)

by Wouk, Herman

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Published
1951
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First Edition
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$450.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1951. First Edition. First Edition, in the purported first issue dust jacket, with "City Boy" on the rear flap and "The City Boy" on the rear panel (and no mention of the Pulitzer Prize). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the classic 1954 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Humphrey Bogart… Read more
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$450.00
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Flight Command (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Borzage, Frank (director); Harvey S. Haislip, Wells Root (screenwriters); Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon (starring)

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Published
1940
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$275.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: MGM, 1940. Temporary Complete script for the 1940 film. Copy belonging to the MGM Legal Department, as marked on the front wrapper. With holograph pencil annotations throughout. A cocky rookie flyer joins the famous Hellcats Squadron, where a series of miscommunications and mistakes lead to problems with his fellow Navy pilots. The first Hollywood film… Read more
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Pacific Inferno (Collection of 41 original photographs from the 1979 film)

by Bayer, Rolf (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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Destroyer (Original screenplay for the 1943 film)

by Seiter, William A. (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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$675.00

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

by Selander, Lesley (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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$375.00

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

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

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Published
1942
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$475.00

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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… Read more
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$475.00
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Sons of the Sea (First UK Edition)

by Wright, A.M.R.

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Published
1926
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$50.00

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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… Read more
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Bring on the Girls (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

by Lanfield, Sidney (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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Flight Command (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

by Borzage, Frank (director); Harvey Haislip, John Sutherland, Wells Root (screenwriters); Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon (starring)

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Published
1940
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1940. Draft script for the 1940 film. Nominated for an Academy Award. A young hotshot pilot joins an elite flying squadron and has to prove himself to his commanding officer and fellow pilots by taking on a dangerous mission. Made with the cooperation of the US Navy, who lent a real life… Read more
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Don't Go Near the Water (Collection of three photographs from the 1957 film)

by Walters, Charles (director); William Brinkley (novel); Dorothy Kingsley and George Wells (screenwriter); Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis (starring)

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Published
1958
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$15.00

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London: National Screen Service / MGM, 1958. Collection of three vintage black-and-white double weight still photographs from the 1958 UK release of the 1957 US film. Based on William Brinkley's 1956 novel, about a small island in the South Pacific, where the Navy is avoiding war. Lt. Max Siegel (Ford) has to find a way… Read more
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$15.00
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The Comic Military Alphabet (First Edition)

by Falls, De Witt

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Published
1894
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1894. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good condition. Dampstain near hinge on interior leaves, tear on heel and crown, and light soil on front and rear boards. Bright illustrations.
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The Caine Mutiny (Original double weight photograph from the 1954 film)

by Willoughby, Robert [Bob] (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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$550.00

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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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$550.00
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Twilight for the Gods (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Pevney, Joseph (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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The Sailor and the Girl (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Chapin, Martha (screenwriter)

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Published
1943
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$250.00

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

by Rowland, Roy (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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$825.00

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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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CinCUS (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

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

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Published
1941
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$95.00

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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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Hell Below [Pigboats] (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

by Conway, Jack (director); Raymond L. Schrock, Laird Doyle (screenwriters); Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Madge Evans, Jimmy Durante (starring)

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Published
1932
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1932. Pre-production Dialogue Continuity Draft script for the 1933 film "Hell Below," here under the working title "Pigboats." Copy belonging to Felix Feist, an uncredited member of the crew, with his name on the front wrapper in holograph ink. Studio File Copy, rubber-stamped on the front wrapper. Brief annotations in holograph pencil throughout. … Read more
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The Mighty Mo (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Presnell Jr., Robert R. (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… Read more
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