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    The Hollywood Screenwriters by Corliss, Richard, Edited by. Foreword by Carl Foreman

    New York: Discus/Avon. NY. 1972. Paperback, 1972. Good book on the contributions of the Hollywood screenwriter. First pub. as a special issue of Film Comment. Inclds. essays, articles, interviews & symposium with 12 writers. 50 filmogs. No photos. A few tiny impression marks to the silver cover and the usual light browning to the paper otherwise this is a fine unread copy. . 1st Printing. Paperback.


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    Five Screenplays by PINTER, Harold

    (London): Methuen & Co Ltd, 1971. Near Fine/Good. First edition. Modest edgewear, top corners bumped, near fine in a good only torn dustwrapper with spine faded, one inch chip on bottom front panel edge. Containing the screenplays: "The Servant," "The Pumpkin Eater," "The Quiller Memorandum," "Accident," "The Go-Between."


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    Savages,Shakespeare Wallah. Two Films By James Ivory by Ivory,James

    NY Grove Press 1973. vg+. Inclds. treatments & screenplays along w. 146 b&w stills. Shakespeare Wallah written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. 1st paper edition. Binding is wraps..


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    The Godfather (Archive including original screenplay for the 1972 film, working copy with Polaroid photographs and other ephemera) by Coppola, Francis Ford (director, screenwriter); Mario Puzo (novel, screenwriter); Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Randy Jurgensen (starring)

    Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1971. First Draft script for the 1972 film. Copy belonging to character actor Randy Jurgensen, with his name in holograph blue ink to the title page, also noted as copy No. 71 in green holograph ink to the right of same. Jurgensen played the main henchman in the scene where Sonny Corleone (James Caan) is shot up rather thoroughly at a toll booth. Included with the script are the actor's Polaroid color photographs from the "toll booth" shoot (four 5 x 7 inch photos, and one 8 x 10 photo), including a bloodied James Caan walking about the set, very much alive. Jurgensen was a constant presence as a character actor and production manager on the New Hollywood scene in the 1970s and beyond, working in "The French Connection" (1971), "The Seven-Ups" (1973), "Sorcerer" (1977), "The Brinks Job" (1978), and many others, along with a more recent appearance in "Donnie Brasco" (1997) as a wiseguy. Also included is a 14 x 7 inch 3-color painted placard with the film's logo, the Paramount logo, and "Alfran Prods FILM CAR" printed at the bottom right. The placard was placed in the windshield of a car used for tracking shots. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, dated March 1, 1971, noted as SECOND DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Coppola and Puzo. 175 leaves, mimeograph, with yellow revision pages throughout, dated 3/16/71. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold screws.


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    The Naked City by Wald, Malvin & Maltz, Albert

    Ill. Southern Ill. Univ. Press 1979. REVIEW COPY WITH SLIP LAID IN. The Screenplay for Jules Dassin's gritty seminal New York noir thriller that has had a lasting impact on films even today, (see L.A. Confidential for proof of the fact). The film had a tangy script (Oscar nom. for best story), on location cinematography in New York City that won William Daniels a well deserved Oscar and several fine performances. Illustrated with 12 stills and a long afterword by Malvin Wald. Laid in is an errata slip. Faint ghost of a price label on endsheet, light wear and soiling to the dustjacket which is illustrated with a full color repro. of the poster and is also price clipped. Fine/vg. . 1st Edition. Cloth with Dustjacket.


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    Danish Blue by Axel, Gabriel

    NY Grove Press 1970. vg+. The screenplay for the satrical mildly x-rated look at the Danish porn. industry. Over 100 stills some explicit. pb. orig. edition. Binding is paperback..


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    A Night At The Opera by Kaufman, George S. & Ryskind, Morrie

    NY Viking Pub. 1973. vg+/1 repaired sm. tear to bott. of back wrap. Inclds. the orig. hilarious screenplay + 36 stills. 3rd print. edition. Binding is wraps..


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    Four Screenplays by Dreyer, Carl Theodor

    Indiana University Press. IN. 1970. Cl.w.dj. Contains the screenplays for "The Passion Of Joan Of Arc", "Vampire", "Day Of Wrath" & "Ordet. Also inclds. bio. note, filmog. & 38 stills on plts. Fine/fine. Laid in the book is a nice 48pg. pg. booklet for the criterion dvd release of :Vampyr. Illustrated and with interviews. Small light wear to the edge of the cover. .


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    [Teleplay]: Sidney Shore: [A Girl's Best Friend] by HAILEY, Oliver and Marilyn Cantor Baker

    Burbank, California: Warner Brothers Television, 1980. Softcover. Very Good. Photocopied teleplay. Quarto. 230pp. Bradbound in white wrappers. Very good or better in rubbed and toned wraps. The revised final draft of the television movie that was the pilot for the sitcom, *Love, Sidney*, the first show to feature a gay person as its central character. It starred Tony Randall as a successful gay man and his relationship with a single mom and her daughter. The show, which lasted for just two season, was pioneering in its positive depiction of a gay man but public outcry forced producers to drop all but veiled references to Sidney's homosexuality and instead push his "confirmed bachelor" status.


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    A Zed And Two Noughts by Greenaway,Peter

    London Faber & Faber Ltd. 1986.. fine. The screenplay for Greenaway's strange film about 2 bros. who work in a European zoo. A dense, visually superb & scored film. Illustrated by 30 stills in b&w. 1st paper edition. Binding is wraps.. ISBN: 0571137679. FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT SCREENPLAYS CINEMA BRITISH DIRECTORS GREENAWAY MOVIES ILLUSTRATED BY 30 STILLS IN B&W..


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    Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life by Python, Monty

    New York: Evergreen/Grove, 1983. Very nice screenplay for the Monty Python comedy, illus. w. 100's of b&w & color stills. Vg+. Laid in is a postcard promo for "Life Of Brian.". 1st American Edition. Oversize Paper.


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    Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom Original Movie Script by Huyck, Willard & Katz, Gloria. Intro. By Steven Spielberg

    CA.: O.S.P. Pub., 1995. The screenplay illustrated with 8 large b&w & color stills + filmogs & a nice die-cut front cover with repro. of the movie poster showing through. Fine.. 1st Printing. Oversize Die Cut Paper.


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    Frankenstein: The True Story by Isherwood, Christopher & Bachardy, Don

    NY Avon Pub. 1973. vg+. The original teleplay for the very good t.v. movie based on the Shelley classic. paperback orig edition. Binding is paperback..


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    More About All About Eve by Mankiewicz, Joseph L., with Gary, Cary

    NY Random House 1972. Inclds. a conversation between the authors + the great screenplay that featured an unknown Monroe in the great party scene. The long conversation between Mankiewicz & Carey is alone worth the price of the book. No photos. The book is Price clipped. Faint narrow crease to the front flap and minute wear to the spine panel of the dustjacket. Fine/near fine. . Later Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket.


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    Adaptation: The Shooting Script by KAUFMAN, Charlie and Donald Kaufman

    New York: Newmarket Press, 2002. Fine/Fine. First edition, hardcover issue. Fine in fine dustwrapper.


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    Small Change by Truffaut, Francois

    NY Grove Press 1976. fine. Truffaut's chronicle of childhood,illus. w. more than 100 stills from his charming movie. 1st print. edition. Binding is paperback..


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    The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin

    London: United Artists, 1940. First printing. Photograph. Very Good +. Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator 1940 original set of 8 window cards with the Cast and Credits List is for sale. The Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator window cards have 8 great black and white images of Charlie Chaplin in this landmark wartime United Artists film. Each of the window cards have the title “Charles Chaplin in The Great Dictator” and advise that this is the property of United Artists. Each of the window cards measures 8.00 x 10.00 inches. The Great Dictator window cards is accompanied by the very rare Cast and Credits List that would have also been displayed in the movie theatre. The Cast and Credits List measures 6.00 x 9.75 inches (approximately). The window cards are in Very Good condition with only very light age toning; the Cast and Credits List is also in Very Good condition with also very light age toning. CHC001


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    Mo' Better Blues by Lee, Spike w. Lisa Jones

    NY Firestone/Simon & Schuster 1990. fine. Screenplay & 150 photos for a controversial film that was accused of being anti-semitic. Also interviews & essays. paper orig. edition. Binding is large wraps..


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    Mona Lisa by Jordan, Neil & Leland, David

    London Faber & Faber 1986. The screenplay with a short intro. by Jordan & 25 stills. Nice artwork on the front cover. Very minute wear to the covers, and the usual browning to the paper which is common with Faber and Faber books. Vg. . 1st Edition. Paper.


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    [Playscript]: Ernest Hemingway's Scenes of "Love and Death" Arranged for the Stage by A.E. Hotchner by (HEMINGWAY, Ernest) HOTCHNER, A.E

    Westport, Conn [and] New York: A.E. Hotchner and Ernest Hemingway [and] Anne Meyerson Typing & Mimeographing, 1955. Near Fine. Quarto. P.[3], 22, [1], 19, [1], 4, [2], 34, [1], 27. Typed leaves on rectos only bradbound into black leatherette wrappers stamped in gilt with Meyerson's information. The gilt title on the front wrap is covered with a typed label that reads "Ernest Hemingway's 'Love and Death'"; a title label on title page also covers a previous typed title; Ink number "16" on title page, near fine.A play that includes scenes from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and The Good Lion, a fable written in Venice in 1950, which was published in Holiday magazine. It would be difficult to determine the original title stamped on the front wrap and on the title page without damaging the labels, although on the front wrap, the title begins with "T" and ends with "y." We speculate that this is likely the earliest draft of "The Hemingway Hero" (for which scripts exist) bearing an earlier title and that the title "The Heroes of Hemingway" is a possibility here.Laid-in is a letter from Hotchner to producer and director Fletcher Markle: "Herewith the script of LOVE AND DEATH. I am very enthusiastic about your casting suggestion, and I'm sure Hemingway would be. I agree that Welles would add considerably to the overall value." He goes on to state that "I shall do my best to shake loose, THE FIFTH COLUMN, for I am certain that that and THE UNDEFEATED will go splendidly at 90-minute length." He concludes "My regards to your wife [Mercedes McCambridge], whose talents as an actress I have always admired." (Our thanks to Ira Steingroot for identifying Markle and McCambridge).We have no evidence that the play was ever produced theatrically. Hotchner was a close friend of Hemingway's and seems to have created a cottage industry adapting Hemingway's works, and television plays of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, (1960), The Fifth Column (1960), and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959), all directed by John Frankenheimer, as well as several others, all appeared with scripts by Hotchner. Although the title here indicates that this script was prepared for the stage, it seems likely that it was later adapted into several "teleplays."OCLC locates three copies of The Hemingway Hero, all with different pagination. It locates no copies with this title or pagination.


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    The Krays by Ridley, Philip

    London: Methuen Pub., 1997. A beautiful copy of the screenplay for the film about gangster twins played by real life twins, Gary And Martin Kemp. Illustrated with b&w stills. A fine copy.. First Edition. Paper.


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    [Playscript]: An Untitled Play (Handwritten in is the eventual title "Winterset") by ANDERSON, Maxwell

    New York: Brandt and Brandt Dramatic Dept, 1935. Fine. Bradbound in Brandt and Brandt (a New York agency) stiff paper wrappers. Ownership name of Gertrude Macy, a theatre producer and stage manager, modest wear, internally about fine. A ribbon copy, typed in black and red, of this important play, which ran for 195 performances at the Martin Beck theatre in 1935. Anderson won the New York Drama Critics Award for this show. Rare. Ex-Carter Burden.


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    Viva Zapata! The Original Screenplay by Steinbeck, John

    NY The Viking Press 1975. vg+. Steinbeck's Oscar nom. screenplay for the Elia Zazan film that starred Marlon Brando & Anthony Quinn (supp. Oscar winner). paper orig. edition. Binding is wraps..


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    [Film Treatment]: Eternal Waltz: Outline of a Screen Play about the life of Oscar Straus by BARRET, Kent A

    Hollywood: Paul Kohner, Inc, 1955. Near Fine. Quarto. 39 typed (carbon) leaves printed rectos only and brad bound into printed yellow Paul Kohner, Inc. wrappers. Registration number affixed on first leaf, near fine. Apparently unproduced bio pic about Strauss, a Viennese composer who died in 1954 and who himself wrote many scores for film.


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    Au Revoir Les Enfants, A Screenplay by Malle, Louis. Translated from the French By Anselm Hollo

    New York: Grove/Evergreen, 1988. Screenplay for Malle's autobiographical film about the friendship between 2 boys, one Catholic, the other Jewish during the Nazi occupation of France. 8pgs. of stills. Vg+.. 1st American Edition. Paper.


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