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Saint Jack (Original screenplay for the 1979 film)

by Bogdanovich, Peter (director, screenwriter); Roger Corman (producer); Howard Sackler (screenwriter); Paul Theroux (screenwriter, novel); Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliot, George Lazenby (starring)

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1977
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Santa Monica, CA: Playboy Productions, 1977. Final Draft script for the 1978 film. Based on Theroux's 1973 novel. Jack (Gazzara) is an entrepreneurial pimp in Singapore who dreams of operating his own brothel. Set against the backdrop of a waning Vietnam War, with the CIA offering Jack the opportunity to be the go-to man for US soldiers… Read more
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Saint Jack (Original screenplay for the 1979 film)

by Bogdanovich, Peter (director, screenwriter); Roger Corman (producer); Howard Sackler (screenwriter); Paul Theroux (screenwriter, novel); Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliot, George Lazenby (starring)

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1977
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Santa Monica, CA: Playboy Productions, 1977. First Draft script for the 1979 film. Based on Theroux's 1973 novel. Jack (Gazzara) is an entrepreneurial pimp in Singapore who dreams of operating his own brothel. Set against the backdrop of a waning Vietnam War, with the CIA offering Jack the opportunity to be the go-to man for US soldiers… Read more
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When You Comin [Comin'] Back, Red Ryder? (Original script for the 1973 play)

by Medoff, Mark (playwright); Kenneth Frankel (director); Brad Dourif, Kevin Conway (starring)

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Draft script for the 1973 play, which debuted at the Circle Repertory Company in New York on November 4. Basis for the 1979 film directed by Milton Katselas. A small town's slow way of life is disrupted by the arrival of a unstable, drug-trafficking Vietnam veteran whose car has broken down en route to… Read more
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How Sleep the Brave (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Briley, John (screenwriter, novel)

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1974
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St. Albans: Tillman Trevone Productions, 1974. Final draft script for an unproduced film. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and "Heat" (Michael Mann, 1996). John Briley, Academy Award winning screenwriter for Richard Attenborough's 1982 epic "Gandhi," adapts… Read more
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In Country (Original screenplay for the 1989 film, profusely annotated copy belonging to film editor Lou Lombardo)

by Jewison, Norman (director); Bobbie Ann Mason (novel); Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre (screenwriter); Bruce Willis, Emily Lloyd, Joan Allen, (starring)

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Published
1988
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1988. Lined revised final draft script for the 1989 film in leather presentation binding belonging to editor Louis Lombardo, with name in gilt on front board, title in gilt on front board and spine. Signed on upper right of wrapper by editor Tony Gibbs in holograph red ink. Copious holograph annotations on nearly every page… Read more
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One to Count Cadence (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Crumley, James

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Published
1969
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First Edition
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New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by James Crumley on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "Offutt = Here we are in Missoula when our name [sic] have just been in the New Yorker / James Crumley / 9/9/97." The author's first book, a story of the US Army in peacetime during… Read more
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The Names of the Dead (First Edition, inscribed to fellow author Chris Offutt)

by O'Nan, Stewart

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Published
1996
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First Edition
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9780385481922
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New York: Doubleday, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, warmly INSCRIBED by O'Nan to fellow author Chris Offutt on the title page. From the collection of Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young… Read more
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Sympathy for the Devil (Signed First Edition)

by Anderson, Kent

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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9780385239432
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1987. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Author's acclaimed first book, a novel about Vietnam. From the collection of Chris Offut. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young… Read more
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Archive of McKendree Spring material from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss

by [McKendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael

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Published
1996
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N.p.: Various, 1996. Archive of material from the estate of Michael Dreyfuss, violinist for progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, including material spanning over four decades, with the majority of the material dating from the band's heyday in the 1970s. This listing includes 15 posters, 817 pages of material from the creation of at least five McKendree Spring… Read more
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Rolling Thunder (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Flynn, John (director); Paul Schrader (screenwriter); Heywood Gould (screenwriter); William Devan, Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman (starring)

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Published
1976
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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1976. Draft script for the 1977 film. One of the best unheralded revenge thrillers of the 1970s, with William Devane taking an unusual turn as a sympathetic character, though forced to be quite cold-blooded. Playing a Vietnam veteran with absolutely nothing left to lose, Devane beats a warpath from Texas to… Read more
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McKendree Spring music tour poster blank (Original poster for an undated tour appearance)

by [Mckendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage poster blank (or proof) for a performance by progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, with date, time, location, and ticket information intentionally left blank, likely dating from the 1970s. From the estate of McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert… Read more
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Six photographs of Folk Rock band McKendree Spring (Six original photographs from the archive of violinist Michael Dreyfuss)

by [Mckendree Spring] Dreyfuss, Michael; Ron Antonucci (photographer)

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Published
1970
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New York: N.p., 1970. Collection of six vintage promotional photographs of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss, likely dating from the 1970s. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert Moog amongst his close friends, and McKendree Spring largely became known for the… Read more
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Hard News (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Wincelberg, Shimon

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film A drama written in the wake of the Vietnam War. White untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Shimon Wincelberg. 154 leaves, with last page of text numbered 150. Xerographically reproduced. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.
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Restless Minds (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Wolf, Jesse (screenwriter)

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Published
1985
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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Draft script for an unproduced film. A depiction of the struggles of two US soldiers after returning home from the Vietnam War. Copper untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1985, with credits for screenwriter Jesse Wolf. 128 leaves, with last page of text numbered 127. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very… Read more
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Original antiwar poster from an unknown artist

by [Unknown]

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Published
1960
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Washington D.C.: Peace Papers, 1960. Vintage two-color antiwar poster likely dating from the late 1960s, featuring a repeated image of a green sweater covered in pins that tout anti-nuclear proliferation and antiwar slogans. From the estate of McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss. As a child Dreyfuss fled the Nazis in 1936, likely accounting for this later antiwar… Read more
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WE PROPOSE A CULTURE EXCHANGE: (garbage for garbage) (Original 1968 flyer)

by [The Motherfuckers] Morea, Ben; Dan Georgakas

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1968
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New York: Self published, 1968. Vintage double sided flyer promoting one of the best-known direct actions of the Dadaist anarchist protest group Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, a.k.a. The Motherfuckers. The flyer shows an image of a conductor in front of an open casket, surrounded by an orchestra interspersed with garbage. The verso implores the public to… Read more
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Blind Fury (Original screenplay for the 1989 film)

by Noyce, Phillip (director); Rutger Hauer, Nick Cassavetes (starring); Ryozo Kasahara (screenwriter); Charles Robert Carner (screenwriter)

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1988
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Culver City, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1988. Draft script for the 1988 film. A bloody Rutger Hauer vengeance vehicle, with Hauer here portraying a blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, who comes to America to rescue the son of a fellow soldier. Untitled blue-gray wrappers. Title page present, dated February 26, 1988, with credits… Read more
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One to Count Cadence (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Crumley, James (novel); Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (screenwriter)

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Published
1970
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Universal City, CA: Becerkamn Productions / Universal, 1970. First Draft script for an unproduced film called "One to Count Cadence," written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., based on James Crumley's 1969 first novel, a violent Vietnam War tale of friendship and survival. Agency copy, with an address label from the Paul Kohner agency in Hollywood on the front wrapper. … Read more
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The Desperate Miles [No Help Required] (Original screenplay for the 1975 television movie)

by Haller, Daniel (director); Joel Rogosin, Arthur A. Ross (screenwriter); Joanna Pettet, Jeanette Nolan (starring)

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Published
1975
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Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1975. Second Revised Draft script for the 1976 film "The Desperate Miles," seen here under the title "No Help Required." A disabled Vietnam war veteran takes a road trip from LA to San Diego in his wheelchair to prove himself. Green titled wrappers, noted as 2nd Rev. on the front… Read more
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Mean Mother (Original Film Pressbook)

by Adamson, Al; Leon Kilmovsky (directors); Joy Garrison, Charles Johnson (screenwriters); Luciana Paluzzi, Dobie Gray (starring)

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Published
1974
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New York: Independent-International Pictures, 1974. Original Pressbook for the 1974 Blaxploitation film "Mean Mother." Notable as a slightly atypical Blaxploitation film hailing from Italy, "Mean Mother" tells the story of two Vietnam War deserters who flee to Spain and Italy and get involved in the European crime world. Shot partly on location in Italy. … Read more
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