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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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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 classic in its own rig...

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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, the ...

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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 above the rh...

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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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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 27, 1974"; and ...

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Yojimbo (Original screenplay for the 1961 film) by Kurosawa, Akira (director); Ryuzo Kikushima (screenwriter); Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura (starring)

Tokyo: Kurosawa Production Company, 1960. Shooting script for the legendary 1961 Japanese film. Working copy belonging to Omura Senkichi, who played a small role as a traveling servant in the film, with his name on the front wrapper and his annotations t...

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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 annotations throughout. ...

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Original screenplay for the 1929 film) by Doyle, Arthur Conan (stories); Basil Dean (director, screenwriter); Oliver H.P. Garrett, F. Hugh Herbert, Garrett Fort (screenwriters); Clive Brook (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1929. Early Treatment script for the 1929 film, the first Sherlock Holmes film to have been produced with sound, and the first to include the Holmes utterance, "Elementary, my dear Watson" (a phrase never used by Doyle), th...

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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 of rubbing to the extr...

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The Most Dangerous Game (Screenplay archive for the 1932 film) by Pichel, Irving and Ernest B. Schoedsack (directors); James Ashmore Creelman (screenwriter); Richard Connell (story); Joel McCrea, Fay Wray (starring)

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1932. Screenplay archive for the 1932 film. Archive consists of a Revised Final script and a typescript rewrite of the film's opening sequence onboard a yacht. The rewrite credits an unknown screenwriter named "Eliscu...

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Stray Dog (Original screenplay for the 1949 film) by Kurosawa, Akira (director, screenwriter); Ryuzo Kikushima (screenwriter); Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura (starring)

Tokyo: Film Art Association, 1949. First Draft script for the 1949 Japanese film noir. Holograph ink and pencil annotations on two leaves. Text in Japanese. Generally considered to be the greatest film noir made in Japan, and hugely influential on Americ...

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Sid and Nancy [Love Kills] (Original screenplay for the 1986 film, with lengthy inscription from the film's historical advisor) by [Sex Pistols] Cox, Alex (director, screenwriter); Abbe Wool (screenwriter); Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop (starring)

London: Commies From Mars / Initial Pictures, 1985. Third Draft script for the 1986 film, "Sid and Nancy," here under the working title, "Love Kills." INSCRIBED by Kate Simon in holograph ink on the verso of the last page of text. Simon was "a friend of ...

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Shane (First Edition) by Schaefer, Jack

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, one of the best Westerns ever written, which in 1953 was adapted into one of the best films the genre has ever seen (with a script by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.), in which a lo...

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The Holy Land (Hardcover) by Roberts, David (illustrator); George Croly and Louis Haghe (authors)

London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1889. Three parts in one, preceded by the original 4-volume folio edition published privately in the 1840s and the quarto editions that followed in the 1850s. 120 hand-colored lithographs after Roberts' drawings, with acc...

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