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The Hunt for Red October (Four original sets of storyboards for the 1990 film)

by John McTierman (director); Larry Ferguson (screenwriter); Tom Clancy (novel); Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones (starring)

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Published
1989
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$1,500.00

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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1989. Four sets of original storyboards for the 1990 film, approximately 800 pages total. One set bound in script format, with red wrappers, noted in holograph ink annotation to the front wrappers as "Vol. I.", the other set without wrappers. Based on the popular 1984 novel. When the US government spots a massive, high-tech Soviet… Read more
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$1,500.00
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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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$125.00

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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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$125.00
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The Americanization of Emily (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Arthur Hiller (director); Paddy Chayefsky (screenwriter); William Bradford Huie (novel); James Garner, Julie Andrews, James Coburn (starring)

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Published
1964
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$65.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1964. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1964 film. Based on William Bradford Huie's 1959 novel. A biting antiwar satire which follows a laconic US Navy officer who falls in love with a British woman shortly before being sent off on a dangerous D-Day mission. Shot on… Read more
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$65.00
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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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$450.00

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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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$450.00
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Wings Over Honolulu (Original post-production screenplay for the 1937 film)

by H.C. Potter (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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$75.00

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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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$75.00
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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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$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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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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$275.00

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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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$275.00
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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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$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 combat… Read more
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$675.00
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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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$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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$375.00
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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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$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 Keys,… Read more
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$475.00
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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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$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 to… Read more
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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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Flight Command (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

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

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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 Charles Walters (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 for one… Read more
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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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$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 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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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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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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$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 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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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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$125.00

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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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