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The Big Parade (Original program for the 1925 silent film)

by King Vidor (director); Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn, Joseph W. Farnham (screenwriters); John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth (starring)

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1925
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. Vintage program for the 1925 silent film. With the stamp of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre on the rear wrapper. During World War I, a wealthy, idle young man joins the US Army's Rainbow Division, and is sent to France to fight, where he befriends two working class men, is hardened by the horrors of… Read more
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Mata Hari, Agent H21 (Original photograph of Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis Trintignant on the set of the 1964 film)

by Jean-Louis Richard (director, screenwriter); Francois Truffaut (screenwriter); Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Rich (starring)

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Published
1964
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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Vintage oversize borderless reference photograph from the 1964 film, showing actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jeanne Moreau between takes. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of PRPresse. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as those still… Read more
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Hell's Angels (Original program for the 1930 film)

by Howard Hughes (director); Harry Behn, Howard Estabrook, Joseph Moncure March (screenwriters); Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow (starring)

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Published
1930
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N.p.: Caddo Company, 1930. Vintage program for the premiere of the 1930 Pre-Code film, which was famously held as a gala event at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Howard Hughes' most expensive and ambitious production, a story about World War I combat pilots, today still a dazzling work of blockbuster action and actual aerial biplane footage. Originally conceived as a… Read more
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Escadrille: An American Fable (Original script for an unproduced musical)

by Julian Barry (book, lyrics); Claibe Richardson (music)

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Published
1970
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New York: Arthur Langer Productions, 1970. Draft script for an unproduced musical, circa 1970. Annotation in holograh marker of copy number "18" on title page. From the estate of actress Monique van Vooren. Book and lyrics written by Julian Barry, screenwriter and playwright, perhaps best known for his Academy Award nominated script for Bob Fosse's 1974 film "Lenny." Music written… Read more
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Lawrence of Arabia (Original oversize photograph from the 1962 film)

by David Lean (director, screenwriter); T. E. Lawrence (writings); Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (screenwriters); Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer (starring)

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Published
1962
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph from the 1962 film, shot on location in the Moroccan desert. Mimeo snipe on the verso. Based on the 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence. An incomparable film. Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age… Read more
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Devil in the Flesh [Le diable au corps] (Collection of five original photographs from the set of the 1947 French film noir)

by Claude Autant-Lara (director); Raymond Radiguet (novel); Raymond Voinquel (still photographer); Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost (screenwriter); Micheline Presle, Gerard Philipe, Denise Grey, Jean Debucourt (starring)

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Published
1947
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Paris: Transcontinental Films, 1947. Collection of five vintage borderless reference photographs, shot on location during the making of the 1947 French film noir. Included are: Michelene Presle revealing a French "Devil in the Flesh" street sign, a charming photograph of Gerard Philipe and Presle, Presle and Philipe posing with the cast, and two of the cast and crew celebrating… Read more
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Mata Hari (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

by George Fitzmaurice (director); Benjamiin Glazer, Leo Birinski (screenwriter); Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone (starring)

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Published
1931
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Draft script for the 1931 film, with annotations in holograph pencil, primarily in later half of script, largely regarding dialogue, but also setting and shots. A largely fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, exotic dancer and courtesan, who was executed by France for espionage during World War I. A sensation in… Read more
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La Grande Illusion [The Grand Illusion] (Original program for the 1938 US premiere of the 1937 French film)

by Jean Renoir (director, screenwriter); Charles Spaak (screenwriter); Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim (starring)

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Published
1938
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New York: Filmarte, 1938. Vintage program for the US premiere of the 1937 French film, which opened at the Filmarte Theatre in New York on September 12, 1938. A disparate group of French soldiers plan an escape from their German captors during World War I. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of French cinema, a poignant look at nationalism, class… Read more
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The Dawn Patrol [Flight Commander] (Archive of 34 vernacular photographs from the set of the 1930 film)

by Howard Hawks (director, screenwriter); John Monk Saunders (story); Dan Totheroh, Seton I. Miller (screenwriters); Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Richard Barthelmess (starring); J.N. Boucher (photographer)

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Published
1930
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Los Angeles: First National Pictures, 1930. Archive of 68 vernacular photographs, housed in a contemporary photo album, each photo with descriptions in silver holograph ink just below it, and distributed in three sections as follows: (1) 34 photos taken on the set of "The Dawn Patrol" (Howard Hawks, 1930), an aviation drama set during World War I. Included are… Read more
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Casimir (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Ladislas Fodor (screenwriter)

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Published
1946
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N.p.: N.p., 1946. Treatment script for an unproduced film. A wounded Polish soldier is treated by a Jewish doctor in World War I, and impregnates the doctor's daughter before he is sent back home. The same Jewish doctor treats him again years later when he is found disfigured in the wreckage of an attack on Jews by Polish forces,… Read more
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Noah's Ark (Original photograph from the set of the 1928 film)

by Michael Curtiz (director); Darryl F. Zanuck, Anthony Coldeway (screenwriters); Dolores Costello, George O'Brien (starring)

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Published
1928
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1928. Vintage borderless reference photograph taken on the set of the 1928 film, showing thousands of extras depicting the presentation and worship of the golden idols in Egypt. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso. The biblical story of Noah and the flood, interspersed with scenes from 1914 France and America, on the eve of… Read more
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The Eagle and the Hawk (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

by Stuart Walker (director); Seton L. Miller, Bogart Rogers (screenwriters); Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard (starring)

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Published
1933
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1933. First Draft script for the 1933 film. With holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper. Lt. Henry Crocker, a blithe Royal Air Force pilot, realizes that the constant violence of war is beginning to take a harsh toll on Lt. Jerry Young, his flying ace buddy, who is showing signs of cracking up. When Young breaks… Read more
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Lawrence of Arabia (Original keybook photograph Alec Guinness, Sam Spiegel, Jack Hawkins, and David Lean on the set of the 1962 film)

by David Lean (director, screenwriter); T. E. Lawrence (writings); Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (screenwriters); Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer (starring)

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Published
1962
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage keybook reference photograph of Alec Guinness, Sam Spiegel, Jack Hawkins, and David Lean on the set of the 1962 film. Based on the 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence. An incomparable film. Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age of… Read more
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Lawrence of Arabia (Original photograph of Peter O'Toole, Gamil Ratib, and David Lean on the set of the 1962 film)

by David Lean (director, screenwriter); T.E. Lawrence (writings); Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson (screenwriters); Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer (starring)

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1962
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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Vintage reference photograph of Peter O'Toole, Gamil Ratib, and David Lean on the set of the 1962 film. Based on the 1926 autobiography "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T.E. Lawrence. An incomparable film. Opening in 1935 with the death of Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in a motorcycle accident at the age of 46, we then follow, in flashback,… Read more
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Hell's Angels (Original program for the 1930 film)

by Howard Hughes (director); Marshall Neilan (novel); Joseph Moncure March (screenwriter); Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow (starring)

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1930
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1930. 16 page vintage program for the 1930 film, announcing its showing at Broadway theaters in New York, with abundant black and white photographs of actors, aerial stunts, and Howard Hughes throughout. Hughes' most expensive and ambitious production, a story about World War I combat pilots, today still a dazzling work of blockbuster action and… 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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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 in the… Read more
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Pack Up Your Troubles [Roughneck] (Original screenplay for the 1939 film)

by H. Bruce Humberstone (director); Lou Breslow, Owen Francis (screenwriters); Jane Withers, Lynn Bari, Joseph Schildkraut, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz (starring)

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Published
1939
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939. Final Draft script for the 1939 comedy film, here under the working title "Roughneck." Three unemployed vaudevillians enlist in the US Army, and are deployed to France, where all three men promptly fall in love with the same girl. Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 34, dated JUNE 9,… Read more
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Madame Spy (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Edward Arnold Fay Wray (starring); Karl Freund (director); William Hurlbut (screenwriter)

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Published
1933
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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1933. Draft script for the 1934 espionage film, noted on the title page as having the working title "Under False Colors." Though best remembered as one of the great cinematographers, Karl Freund also directed eight films after coming to the US from Germany. "Madame Spy" was the third, on the heels of his masterpiece… 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, then helps himself to… Read more
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The Last Outpost (Original screenplay for the 1935 film)

by Barton, Charles, Louis J. Gasnier (directors); F. Britten Austin (short story); Philip MacDonald (screenwriter); Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gertrude Michael (starring)

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Published
1935
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1935. Draft script for the 1935 film. Paramount "File Copy" and "Master File" stamps on front wrapper. Script divided into sequences, as was customary for the period. Based on F. Britten Austin's 1923 short story "The Drum." During WWI British Officer Michael Andrews (Cary Grant) is captured and awaiting execution when local Turkish commander helps him escape,… Read more
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