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Islands in the Stream (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Ernest Hemingway (novel); Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Denne Bart Petitclerc (screenwriter); George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Susan Tyrrell (starring)

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Published
1975
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1975. Final Draft script for the 1977 film. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, published posthumously in 1970, following three episodes in the life of a stoic, aging artist living in the British-controlled Bahamas. Set in the Bahamas, shot on location in Kaua'i, Hawaii. Green generic Paramount wrappers… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Archive of material belonging to noted British film producer John Palmer. Included in the archive are leaves from a photo album with over 100 photographs of Palmer's friends and family members, a photograph of the St. James Street Post Office dated 1929 and mounted on stiff brown board, two leatherbound albums containing 101 vernacular photographs of… Read more
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$2,450.00
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Wake Island (Original screenplay for the 1942 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, William Bendix (starring); John Farrow (director); W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler (screenwriters)

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Published
1942
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$875.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1942. Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. Copy lacking last part of Sequence "C" and Sequence "D," possibly due to reports that multiple endings had been considered and filmed, due to the… Read more
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Von Ryan's Express (Original Screenplay for the 1965 film)

by Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Brad Dexter, James Brolin (starring); Mark Robson (director); David Westheimer (novel); Wendell Mayes, Joseph Landon (screenwriters)

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Published
1964
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$275.00

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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964. Shooting Final script for the 1965 film. Based on the 1964 novel by David Westheimer. Based on David Westheimer's 1964 novel, about an American POW (Sinatra) who leads a group of British prisoners to escape from the Germans in World War II. Nominated for an Academy Award. Tan titled wrappers,… Read more
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Counter-Attack (Original screenplay for the 1944 film, actress Marguerite Chapman's copy)

by Zoltan Korda (director); John Howard Lawson (screenwriter); Mikhail Ruderman, Ilya Vershinin (playwrights); Janet Stevenson, Philip Stevenson (translators); Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller (starring)

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Published
1944
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1944. Revised Final Draft script for the 1944 film. Copy belonging to Marguerite Chapman, who played Lisa Elenko in the film, with name on final page in holograph pencil and holograph pencil annotations to her scenes throughout. Missing the last few leaves, very possibly as used by the actress. With rainbow revision pages throughout. … Read more
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The Great Escape (Two original photographs on the set of the 1963 film)

by John Sturges (director); Paul Brickhill (novel); James Clavell, W.R. Burnett (screenwriters); Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough (starring)

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Published
1963
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$75.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1963. Two vintage studio still photographs taken on the set of the 1963 film, one showing actors Steve McQueen and James Garner in conversation with director John Sturges, and the other showing Sturges and a camera crew setting up a shot. A heavily fictionalized version of the real-life mass escape by Allied POWs… Read more
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$75.00
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Cannabis Row (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Thomas Conners (screenwriter)

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Published
1978
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$150.00

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Miami, FL: Worldfilm, 1978. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in with the script is a newspaper advertisement for the screenplay, dated December 4, 1978. A handsome secret agent named Thomas Corrigan is sent to Miami to stop an influx of drugs from Cuba, smuggled in by a mysterious drug baron with World War II connections.… Read more
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Is Paris Burning? (Original photograph of Jean-Paul Belmondo from the 1966 film)

by Jean-Paul Belmondo (starring); Rene Clement (director); Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre (novel); Gore Vidal, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Claude Brule (screenwriters); Orson Welles, Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas, Gert Frobe, Leslie Caro

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Published
1966
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N.p.: N.p., 1966. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1966 film, showing actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. With a stamp noting the film's title on the verso. Based on the 1965 book. A retelling of the World War II liberation of Paris in August 1944 by the French Resistance and Free French Forces. Set in Paris and Germany,… Read more
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$75.00
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (Original photograph of Alec Guinness from the 1957 film)

by David Lean (director); Pierre Boulle (novel); Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson (screenwriters); Mike Wilson (photographer); William Holden, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa (starring)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Vintage oversize reference photograph from the 1957 British film, showing actor Alec Guinness. With a printed label affixed to the verso crediting still photographer Mike Wilson, along with the stamp of PIX Agency. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo house that acted as an intermediary between emigre photographers (as well as… Read more
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Operation Pacific (Original publicity portrait photograph of John Wayne from the 1951 film)

by John; Wayne Patricia Neal, Ward Bond (starring); George Waggner (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1951
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N.p.: N.p., 1951. Vintage oversize black and white publicity portrait photograph of actor John Wayne from the 1951 film. The crew of a US submarine during World War II encounters a Japanese aircraft carrier in the middle of a secret rescue mission, but trouble arises when they discover their torpedoes are defective. Set in the… Read more
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This Land is Mine (Original screenplay for the 1943 film, copy inscribed by screenwriter Dudley Nichols to film critic Phil Scheuer)

by Jean Renoir (director); Dudley Nichols (screenwriter); Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders (starring)

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Published
1942
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Santa Ana, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1942. Final Draft screenplay for the 1942 film. Copy belonging to legendary screenwriter Dudley Nichols, inscribed by Nichols to Los Angeles Times film critic Phil Scheuer on the title page: "By Dudley Nichols / Confidential! / For Phil Scheuer from D. Nichols-with admiration." Nichols' ownership name is also in holograph pencil at the… Read more
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The Deputy (Original photograph from the 1963 play)

by Rolf Hochhuth (playwright); Erwin Piscator (director);

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Published
1963
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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage oversize borderless photograph of a fight breaking out on the steps of the theatre hosting a French production of Rolf Hochhuth's 1963 play "The Deputy." With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso, along with the stamp of Paris Internationale agency and PIX agency. From the archive of the PIX Agency, a photo… Read more
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Two original photographs from the 1969 film)

by Stanley Kramer (director); Robert Crichton (novel); William Rose, Ben Maddow (screenwriters); Anthony Quinn, Vimi Lisi, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi (starring)

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Published
1969
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$425.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Two vintage oversize borderless reference photographs from the set of the 1969 film, one showing director Stanley Kramer with actors Anthony Quinn and Hardy Kruger, and one showing Quinn and an unknown man playing chess on a small portable set. With the stamp of Roman Press Photo on the verso, along with two printed mimeo snipes.… Read more
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Jim Now [The City and the Pillar] (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Gore Vidal (novel, screenwriter [attributed] )

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced film, attributed to Gore Vidal. From the estate of actress Monique van Vooren. Loosely based on Vidal's 1948 classic landmark novel "The City and the Pillar," one of the few books of the period which portrayed overt homosexuality as natural and without moral ramifications. In 1970 and 1971… Read more
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The Great Escape (Original photograph from the set of the 1963 film)

by John Sturges (director); Paul Brickhill (novel); James Clavell, W.R. Burnett (screenwriters); Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough (starring)

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Published
1963
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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the set of the 1963 film, showing actor Steve McQueen from behind, riding his motorcycle with sidecar. A heavily fictionalized version of the real-life mass escape by Allied POWs from a German prison camp, based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 nonfiction, firsthand account. Nominated for an Academy Award. … Read more
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Living in a Big Way [To Kiss and to Keep] (Original publicity photograph of Gene Kelly from the 1947 film)

by Gene Kelly, Marie McDonald, Charles Winninger (starring); Gregory La Cava (director, screenwriter); Irving Ravetch (screenwriter)

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Published
1947
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1947. Vintage publicity photograph from the 1947 film, showing actor Gene Kelly performing a dance step. With a mimeo snipe on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. A World War II pilot returns home, only to discover his wife seeking a divorce on the recommendation of… Read more
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Morituri (Original photograph of Marlon Brando, Janet Margolin, and Yul Brynner from the 1965 film)

by Bernhard Wicki (director); Werner Jorg Luddecke (novel); Daniel Taradash (screenwriter); Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard (starring)

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Published
1965
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965. Vintage reference photograph of actors Marlon Brando, Janet Margolin, and Yul Brynner from the 1965 film. With a printed spirit duplication snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of Twentieth Century-Fox. Based on Werner Jorg Luddecke's 1958 novel. A German pacifist is blackmailed into helping sabotage a German merchant ship carrying… Read more
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Cabaret (Original photograph from the 1972 film)

by Bob Fosse (director); Marisa Berenson (starring); Jay Allen (screenwriter); Joe Masteroff (musical); John Kander (music); Fred Ebb (lyrics); Christopher Isherwood (book); Joel Grey, Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem (starring)

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Published
1972
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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1972. Vintage reference photograph from the 1972 film, showing actress Marisa Berenson. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso. Based on Joe Masteroff's 1966 musical, which was based on John Van Druten's 1951 Broadway play "I Am a Camera," which was in turn based on short stories by Christopher Isherwood from… Read more
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A Generation (Original photograph from the 1955 Polish film)

by Andrzej Wajda (director); Roman Polanski (starring); Bohdan Czeszko (novel, screenwriter); Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar, Janusz Paluszkiewicz, Ryszard Kotys

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Published
1955
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$325.00

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London: Contemporary Films, 1955. Vintage studio still photograph from the UK release of the 1955 Polish film, showing actors Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar, Ryszard Kotys, and Roman Polanski. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Based on screenwriter Bohdan Czeszko's 1951 novel "Pokolenie." Andrzej Wajda's first film as director, and the… Read more
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All My Sons (Original post-production script for the 1948 film)

by Irving Reis (director); Arthur Miller (playwright); Chester Erskine (screenwriter); Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster (starring)

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Published
1948
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$125.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1948. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1948 film. With a single holograph ink annotation to the first page. Based on the 1947 play by Arthur Miller. A wealthy industrialist frames his business partner for shipping defective airplane parts during World War II, resulting in his partner being sent to prison. Years… Read more
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