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(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $2,250.00 SOLD

 Folio, orange boards, with embossed Columbia Pictures seal and 1933-1934 notation both in silver foil on front, about 90 pp., some rubbing and spine wear to covers, internally in virtually immaculate condition, just about fine in very good binding.

An extremely impressive book, with a plethora of double-page plates, all in very rich, dramatic colors, and with the typical kinds of sexually suggestive illustration characteristic of the pre-Code era, which would abruptly come to an end a year later.  Columbia’s fortunes had greatly improved since the silent era, and...

(DICK, PHILIP K., ADAPTED FROM) TOTAL RECALL (1990) Two radically different scripts for this film
(DICK, PHILIP K., ADAPTED FROM) TOTAL RECALL (1990) Two radically different scripts for this film $1,850.00 SOLD

Adapted from Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” directed by Paul Verhoevenr, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, reflecting its complicated history:

---Screen Story and Screenplay by Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon Revised Draft --- May 1983 

Very early draft script for the 1990 film, dated seven years prior to the production of the film.   Red titled wrappers, stamped with a title design on the front wrapper,...

(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922)
(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922) $450.00 SOLD

Borderless vintage original 9 1/2 x 7 1/2” photo, fine.

Fitzgerald’s career took off immediately after Scribners’ very successful launch in 1920 of his first novel, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE.  He was also writing numerous short stories, which were finding ready publication in various mainstream magazines.  As a result, Hollywood immediately beckoned, and three films were produced in 1920 and 1921, all adapted from Fitzgerald stories: THE CHORUS GIRL’S ROMANCE and THE HUSBAND HUNTER, both 1920; and THE OFF-SHORE PIRATE, 1921. ...

(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944)
(WOOLRICH, CORNELL, ADAPTED FROM) PHANTOM LADY (1944) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.   Dir: Robert Siodmak; Universal.  PHANTOM LADY is now acknowledges as one of the classics of low-budget 1940’s film noir.  It was adapted from the novel of the same name by William Irish (pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich).  This rare photo is of the dust jacket of the Tower reader's edition, which had the same jacket art (but with different coloring) as the original first edition by Lippincott, and it was printed as part of the promotional campaign for the movie by Universal.    FINE. 

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945. $1,750.00 SOLD

113 leaves (modified somewhat by revised inserts). 4to, white and blue stock. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. A few small chips and  tears at wrapper edges, lower wrapper recycled from another contemporary  script (at the time, due to wartime paper conservation), pencil signature on wrapper and first leaf, fine in vg+ wrappers.

Vintage original script, an unspecified, but revised pre-production draft of this adaptation of the

Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. Inserted revises on blue paper span The period...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942 $2,000.00 SOLD

SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK"  SCREENPLAY BY SCOTT DARLING & EDWARD T. LOWE BASED ON A FREE ADAPTATION OF "THE DANCING MAN" BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 22 May - 17 June 1942.

[1],110 leaves plus numerous numbered or lettered revised inserts or appended leaves. Quarto. Original carbon typescript on rectos only of onion skin stock...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945. $2,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, 109 leaves, 4to, carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for brad binding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good.

 Vintage original script, an early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. 

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365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934)
365 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD (1934) $6,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (68 x 103 cm.) stone litho one sheet poster, USA. Alice Faye, James Dunn, Frank Mitchell, Jack Durant, dir: George Marshall; Fox Films. An absolutely legendary, rare and not often offered classic Hollywood poster.

The story of a down-and-out film director who takes to teaching at a film school where he discovers a genuinely talented girl is forgettable. It would be one of the last Fox musicals before the merger with Twentieth Century, and Alice Faye would become the studio's top musical star (evident that she was on her way in this poster in...

8 (1963) - 1
8 (1963) - 1 $0.00 SOLD

Set of seven (7) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photos, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures. Set of seven (7) stills for the 1963 subtitled theatrical version of Fellini's inspiring and now classic film.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

Many of...

8 1/2 (1963) - 2
8 1/2 (1963) - 2 $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy print still photo, USA. Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Sandro Milo, Barbara Steele, Mark Herron, dir: Federico Fellini; Cineriz / Embassy Pictures.

Autobiographical story of a film director who, when he attempts to take time off, finds that he cannot with the demands of his craft, and he relives his past life and loves in search of a new project.

The colorful characters of Fellini are present in this image. Still is for the American release through Embassy Pictures and is coded F-117. It...

99 RIVER STREET (1953)
99 RIVER STREET (1953) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet style A, USA. John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, dir: Phil Karlson; United Artists. Effective noir crime melodrama about a former boxing champ who loses his title and ends up driving a taxi for a living, who ends up being blamed for the murder of his henpecking wife. The film was very effectively directed by Phil Karlson who got unflinching portrayals from the cast, particularly John Payne and with his depiction of the big city as both Heaven and Hell. Folded, VERY GOOD.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948)
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN LC5 (1948) $900.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, number 5 USA.  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, dir: Charles Barton; Universal.  Perhaps the finest and most fun of the Abbott and Costello films, and they meet not just Frankenstein, but Dracula and the Wolfman, both played by the originals---- Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi.  At one time or another all three actors (including Strange) had played Frankenstein. Costello initially felt the script was terrible and...

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