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Metropolis (Original UK Program for the 1927 film) by Lang, Fritz (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel)

London: Wardour Films / Universum Film [UFA], 1927. Original program for the London premiere of the film on March 21st, 1927 at the Marble Arch Pavilion, preceded in English by the US release earlier that month but with different title cards. Director La...

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$6,500.00


Giant (Original screenplay for the 1956 film, Bob Nichols' copy) by Stevens, George (director, producer); Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat (screenwriters); Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Final Draft script for the 1956 film. Copy belonging to actor Bob Nichols, who played the part of "Mort 'Pinky' Snythe," with his name on the front wrapper, and annotations throughout, in holograph pe...

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$6,500.00


Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach) by Burroughs, William S. writing as William Lee

New York: Ace Books, 1953. First Edition. No. D-15. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by Burroughs, once on the title page of "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / With friendship and all best wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April ...

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$5,000.00


In Concert: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan (Original 1965 tour poster) by [Baez, Joan, Bob Dylan] Von Schmidt, Eric (design)

N.p.: N.p., 1965. Original poster for the 1965 tour by Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. This poster given by Baez to Tisha Fein, longtime talent coordinator and producer for the Grammy's, with Fein's holograph notation to the verso: "Joan Baez gave ...

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$6,500.00


Roman Holiday (Original poster) by Wyler, William (director); Dalton Trumbo writing as Ian McLellan Hunter (screenwriter); Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1953. American one sheet film poster for the classic 1953 romantic comedy, "Roman Holiday," directed by William Wyler, written for the screen by Dalton Trumbo (writing under the front Ian McLellan Hunter), and sta...

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$3,850.00


The Postman Always Rings Twice (Original screenplay for the 1981 film, copy belonging to actor Jim S. Cash) by Cain, James M. (novel); David Mamet (screenwriter); Bob Rafelson (director); Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, and Anjelica Huston (starring)

Los Angeles: Lorimar, 1979. Second Draft Screenplay for the 1981 film. Copy belonging to actor Jim S. Cash, who played one of the Twin Oaks tavern customers, with his ownership name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Various editorial annotations thr...

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$1,250.00


The Rocketeer (Original screenplay for the 1991 film) by Johnston, Joe (director); Dave Stevens (graphic novel); Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear (screenwriter); Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino (starring)

Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Pictures, 1988. Revised First Draft script for the 1991 film. Based on 1982 graphic novel by Dave Stevens, an early entry into the superhero movie canon, following the success of 1989's "Batman," and a cult classi...

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$1,500.00


Harold and the Purple Crayon (First Edition, second issue) by Johnson, Crockett

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue jacket, export issue, with "30-60" printed at the bottom of the front flap, but lacking the additional "No. 5671A" code, and with no price. Just a hint ...

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$1,750.00


Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster) by Nabokov, Vladimir (novel, screenwriter); Stanley Kubrick (director); James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Original US three-sheet poster for the 1962 film. An iconic image for an iconic film. Kubrick's rendition of Nabokov's masterpiece is legendary in its own right, a work that stands ten feet ab...

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$1,500.00


Metropolis (Original US herald for the 1927 film) by Lang, Fritz (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel), Channing Pollock (adaptation)

Hollywood: Universum Film [UFA] / Paramount Pictures, 1927. Original advertising herald for the US release of the 1927 film, a shortened 115 minute version re-cut by American playwright Channing Pollock, who is credited on the herald. Interestingly, th...

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$3,000.00


Gorky Park (Original screenplay, actor Lee Marvin's leatherbound presentation copy with associated ephemera) by Smith, Martin Cruz (novel); Dennis Potter (screenwriter); Michael Apted (director); Lee Marvin, William Hurt, Brian Dennehy (starring)

Los Angeles: Eagle Associates / Orion Pictures, 1983. Third Draft script (and Final Shooting script) for the 1983 film, "Gorky Park," based on the 1981 novel by Martin Cruz Smith. Actor Lee Marvin's leather-bound presentation copy from dire...

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$1,875.00


The Maltese Falcon (Collection of 20 original photographs from the 1931 pre-Code film) by Hammett, Dashiell (novel); Roy Del Ruth (director); Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1931. Collection of 20 vintage studio still photographs from the 1931 pre-Code film, and the first adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's classic hard boiled novel. All but two images with the Warner Brothers / Vitaphone logo ...

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$4,500.00


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Original oversize double weight photograph from the 1920 film) by Wiene, Robert (director); Willy Hameister (cinematographer); Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover (starring)

Berlin: Decla-Bioscop AG, 1921. Vintage double weight matte finish reference photograph from the seminal 1920 silent film. Samuel Goldwyn discovered "Caligari" on a trip abroad, and released this film in the US in 1921, at which time 11 x 14 in...

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$3,000.00


Ocean's Eleven [11] [Oceans Eleven or And the Angels Sing] (Original screenplay for the 1960 film, Peter Lawford's copy) by Milestone, Lewis (director); Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell (screenwriter); Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1959. Draft script for the 1960 film "Ocean's Eleven," seen here as "Oceans Eleven or And the Angels Sing." Copy belonging to actor Peter Lawford, with his name to the front wrapper and his holograph ...

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$8,500.00


England Made Me (Original UK poster for the 1973 film) by Greene, Graham (novel); Peter Duffell (director); Desmond Cory (screenwriter); Michael York (starring)

London: Atlantic Productions, 1973. Original UK Quad poster for the 1973 British film. Greene's novel was set in Stockholm, and involved the internal deconstruction of a ne'er-do-well bodyguard Anthony Farrant, who finds himself working for a d...

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$450.00


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