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cover of The Last Ten Days [Der letzte Akt] (Original pressbook for the US release of the 1955 German film)

The Last Ten Days [Der letzte Akt] (Original pressbook for the US release of the 1955 German film)

by G.W. Pabst (director); Michael A. Musmanno (book, screenwriter); Erich Maria Remarque, Fritz Habeck (screenwriters); Albin Skoda, Oskar Werner, Lotte Tobisch (starring)

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1956
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1956. Vintage pressbook for the US release of the 1955 German film. Based on the 1950 book "Ten Days to Die" by Michael A. Musmanno. The first film in postwar Germany to depict Adolf Hitler, following the final ten days of his life in his Berlin bunker in April, 1945. … Read more
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cover of Secret Agent of Japan (Collection of 27 original set design photographs from the 1942 film)

Secret Agent of Japan (Collection of 27 original set design photographs from the 1942 film)

by Irving Pichel (director); John Larkin (screenwriter); Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Victor Sen Yung, Noel Madison (starring)

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Published
1942
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942. Collection of 27 vintage keybook set design photographs from the 1942 film. An American living in Japan finds himself caught in a web of spies and lies as American-Japanese tensions heighten. The first American anti-Japanese war film released by a major studio after the attack on Pearl Harbor, featuring noted Asian-American actor… Read more
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cover of Keep Your Powder Dry [Woman's Army] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, presentation script belonging to screenwriter George Bruce, signed by Lana Turner, Susan Peters, Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Edward Buzzell, and other cast and crew members)

Keep Your Powder Dry [Woman's Army] (Original screenplay for the 1945 film, presentation script belonging to screenwriter George Bruce, signed by Lana Turner, Susan Peters, Agnes Moorehead, Laraine Day, Edward Buzzell, and other cast and crew members)

by Lana Turner, Laraine Day, Susan Peters, Agnes Moorehead, June Lockheart (starring); Edward Buzzell (director); Mary C. McCall Jr., George Bruce (screenwriters)

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1943
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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Draft script for the 1943 film, seen here under the working title "Woman's Army." Presentation copy belonging to screenwriter George Bruce, bound in full red leather with gilt titles and rule, and Bruce's name in gilt on the bottom right corner of the front board. SIGNED round robin style by director Edward Buzzell, actors Lana Turner,… Read more
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cover of Münchhausen (Original program for the 1943 German film)

Münchhausen (Original program for the 1943 German film)

by Josef von Báky (director); Erich Kästner (screenwriter); Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow (starring)

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1943
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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Vintage program for the 1943 German film. Based on the adventures of fictional, immortal German nobleman Baron von Münchhausen, created by Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 novel "Baron Münchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia." The film was commissioned by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels during World War II, nominally… Read more
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cover of Hallo, Fräulein! (Original program for the 1949 German film)

Hallo, Fräulein! (Original program for the 1949 German film)

by Rudolf Jugert (director); Margot Hielscher (screenwriter, starring); Helmut Weiss (screenwriters); Hans Söhnker, Peter van Eyck (starring)

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1949
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N.p.: Herzog Film, 1949. Vintage program for the 1949 German film. Text and titles in German. After World War II, the American troops occupying a small German town attempt to make peace with the locals by organizing a musical show starring a multinational orchestra, led by a successful music student who has recently returned from entertaining troops… Read more
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The Night Porter (Original Insert Poster for the 1974 film)

by Liliana Cavani (director, screenwriter); Italo Moscati (screenwriter); Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling (starring)

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Published
1974
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N.p.: AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1974. Vintage Insert poster for the 1955 film. Italian director Cavani's international breakthrough, a deeply controversial film about a Holocaust survivor who renews her sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her Nazi torturer after a chance encounter, which threatens to expose his fellow former SS officers now living in secret in postwar Vienna. 14… Read more
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Patton [A Salute to a Rebel] (Original half sheet poster from the 1970 film)

by Franklin J. Schaffner (director); Ladislas Farago (biography); Omar N. Bradley (memoir); Francis Ford Coppola (screenwriter); George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young (starring)

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Published
1970
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970. Vintage half sheet poster from the 1970 film, here under the working title "Patton: A Salute to a Rebel." Based on the 1963 biography "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by Ladislas Farago, and the 1951 memoir "A Soldier's Story" by Omar Bradley. An epic and irreverently stylized film biography, focusing on General… Read more
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cover of Yanks (Original press kit for the 1979 film)

Yanks (Original press kit for the 1979 film)

by John Schlesinger (director); Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein (screenwriters); Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane (starring)

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Published
1979
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1979. Vintage press kit for the 1979 film. Full-color illustrated pocketed folder, containing 15 black and white photographs, and 17 gatherings of promotional reading material. A group of rowdy Americans soldiers living on an army base in the UK are distrusted by the native British men, who dislike the Americans' skill at romancing the… Read more
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cover of The Wind Cannot Read (Original three-sheet poster for the 1958 film)

The Wind Cannot Read (Original three-sheet poster for the 1958 film)

by Ralph Thomas (director); Richard Mason (novel, screenwriter); Dirk Bogarde, Yoko Tani, Ronald Lewis (starring)

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1960
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Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. Vintage three-sheet poster for the US release of the 1958 British film. Based on the 1946 novel by Richard Mason. British Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn (Dirk Bogarde) falls in love with his beautiful Japanese teacher Sabbi (Yoko Tani) while stationed in India. Set in Bruma and India. 41… Read more
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cover of Act of Love (Original three-sheet poster for the 1953 film)

Act of Love (Original three-sheet poster for the 1953 film)

by Anatole Litvak (director); Alfred Hayes (novel); Irwin Shaw (screenwriter); Kirk Douglas, Dany Robin, Gabrielle Dorziat (starring)

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1954
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1954. Vintage three-sheet poster for the 1953 film. Based on the 1949 novel "The Girl on the Via Flaminia" by Alfred Hayes. Visiting Villefrance in the early 1950s, Robert Teller (Kirk Douglas) reminisces on his time in the US Army in Paris, nearing the end of WWII, and his romance with the beautiful… Read more
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cover of The Counterfeit Traitor (Original poster for the 1962 film)

The Counterfeit Traitor (Original poster for the 1962 film)

by George Seaton (director, screenwriter); Alexander Klein (book); William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith (starring)

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1961
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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1961. Vintage one sheet poster for the 1962 film. Based on the 1958 book by Alexander Klein. William Holden as an ex-American citizen living in Sweden who gets blackmailed into spying for the Allies during WWII. He is reluctant to help until his relationship with a beautiful German double agent causes him to… Read more
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cover of Fortunate [Fortunat] (French Press kit for the 1960 film)

Fortunate [Fortunat] (French Press kit for the 1960 film)

by Alex Joffe (director, screenwriter); Bourvil, Michele Morgan, Teddy Bilis, Rosy Varte (starring)

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1960
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Paris: G. de Boissiere, 1960. Original French press kit for the 1960 French-Italian film, "Fortunat." Text in French. Resembling the star biography and film credit packets often seen with US press kits, this material details film credits, cast and crew biographies, and a synopsis. The film was distributed by Cinedis, but here is credited to publicity manager G. de… Read more
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cover of In Harm's Way (Original oversize photograph of Otto Preminger and John Wayne on the set of the 1965 film)

In Harm's Way (Original oversize photograph of Otto Preminger and John Wayne on the set of the 1965 film)

by John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal (starring); Otto Preminger (director); L. Trumpler (photographer); James Bassett (novel); Wendell Mayes (screenwriter)

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1965
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage oversize borderless satin-finish double weight reference photograph taken on the set of the 1965 film, showing Otto Preminger directing actor John Wayne. With holograph pencil and ink annotations regarding cropping to the verso, along with the stamp of still photographer "L. Trumpler". Based on James Bassett's 1962 novel "Harm's Way," following several US… Read more
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cover of Battle Hymn (Original post-production screenplay for the 1957 film)

Battle Hymn (Original post-production screenplay for the 1957 film)

by Douglas Sirk (director); Charles Grayson, Vincent B. Evans (screenwriters); Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea (starring)

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1956
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Universal City: Universal International Pictures, 1956. Continuity & Dialogue script for the 1957 film. The guilt a fighter pilot feels over accidentally dropping a bomb on a German orphanage during World War II leads him to become a minister upon returning to the US. When this proves insufficient in assuaging his bad conscience, he decides to volunteer his… Read more
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cover of Cloak and Dagger (Original contract agreement for the 1946 film, signed by Lilli Palmer)

Cloak and Dagger (Original contract agreement for the 1946 film, signed by Lilli Palmer)

by Fritz Lang (director); Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner Jr., Boris Ingster, John Francis Larkin (screenwriters); Corey Ford, Alastair MacBain (book); Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer (starring)

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1946
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Los Angeles: United States Pictures, 1946. Original contract agreement from the 1946 film noir, amending and supplementing an agreement between starring actress Lilli Palmer and then-president of United States Pictures Joseph Bernhard, and signed by both in holograph ink. Dated "April 8th" in holograph ink on the first leaf, and 5/10/46 typed on the second leaf. The first… Read more
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cover of The Search (Original photograph of William Wyler, Fred Zinnemann, and Jarmila Novotná on the set of the 1948 film)

The Search (Original photograph of William Wyler, Fred Zinnemann, and Jarmila Novotná on the set of the 1948 film)

by Fred Zinnemann (director); Richard Schweizer (screenwriter); Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Jarmila Novotná, Aline MacMahon (starring)

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1948
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N.p.: N.p., 1948. Vintage reference photograph of William Wyler visiting the set of the 1948 film, talking to director Fred Zinnemann and actress Jarmila Novotná between takes. A young Auschwitz survivor searches for his mother in the years following World War II. Actor Ivan Jandl was presented with a special juvenile Academy Award, but was unable to travel… Read more
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cover of The Bridge on the River Kwai (Original photograph of David Lean on the set of the 1957 film)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (Original photograph of David Lean on the set of the 1957 film)

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

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1958
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N.p.: N.p., 1958. Vintage borderless reference photograph of director David Lean capturing a shot in the water on the set of the 1958 film. With a date stamp on the verso reading 28 MAR 1958. Based on Pierre Boulle's 1952 novel "Le Pont de la riviere Kwai," about Allied POWs forced to build a railway over a… Read more
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cover of Stage Door Canteen (Original photograph from the set of the 1943 film)

Stage Door Canteen (Original photograph from the set of the 1943 film)

by Frank Borzage (director); Delmer Daves (screenwriter); Cheryl Walker, Lon McCallister, Margaret Early (starring)

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1943
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Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1943. Vintage reference photograph taken on the set of the 1943 film, showing the canteen audience, with a camera crew capturing the shot in the foreground. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of RKO Radio Pictures. A musical revolving around the romantic and comic goings-on at the… Read more
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cover of Code Name: Emerald [Emerald] (Original screenplay for the 1985 film)

Code Name: Emerald [Emerald] (Original screenplay for the 1985 film)

by Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz (starring); Jonathan Sanger (director); Ronald Bass (novel, screenwriter)

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1983
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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Draft script for the 1985 film, here under the working title "Emerald." Based on the 1984 novel "The Emerald Illusion," about a German secret agent who faces off with an American spy in a prison in occupied France during World War II. Screenwriter and novelist Ronald Bass would go on to win an Academy Award… Read more
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cover of Edward, My Son (Original pressbook for the 1949 film)

Edward, My Son (Original pressbook for the 1949 film)

by George Cukor (director); Robert Morley, Noel Langley (play); Donald Ogden Stewart (screenwriter); Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter (starring)

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1949
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1949. Vintage pressbook for the 1949 film. Based on the 1947 play by Noel Langley and Robert Morley. A businessman's attempts to shelter his son from the world mask his own ambition, greed, and desire to protect his family name. Twelve pages, saddle stitched, 12.25 x 17 inches. Very Good… Read more
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