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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...

BEETLEJUICE (1988) Second draft script by Warren Skaaren, Michael McDowell, Feb. 3, 1987
BEETLEJUICE (1988) Second draft script by Warren Skaaren, Michael McDowell, Feb. 3, 1987 $550.00 SOLD

(Original vintage screenplay for the 1988 film) Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1987. Second Draft Script for the 1988 film, with blue revision leaves.

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by...

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999) Fourth draft script by Charlie Kaufman, 1/22/98
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999) Fourth draft script by Charlie Kaufman, 1/22/98 $450.00 SOLD

Printed studio wrappers, brad-bound, studio-generated mechanically produced script printed on rectos only, 108 pp. (with numerous pages of revisions on different colors of papers and with various dates up through July, 1998). With a two page call sheet and two pages of faxes (concerning roles being cast for this film) laid-in. A little bit of smudging to wrappers, a bit of creasing to script, some wear to the two pages of faxes, overall just about fine in near fine wrappers. With the name and address of an actor who played the role of "Sad Man" written on front wrapper, and...

CASINO ROYALE (1967)
CASINO ROYALE (1967) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 60 x 20" (150 x 50 cm.) door panel poster, USA. Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Woody Allen, Deborah Kerr, William Holden, Charles Boyer, John Huston, George Raft, Jean-Paul Bemondo, dir: John Huston, Val Guest, Ken Hughes, others; Columbia.

A blockbuster cast and creative team with the likes of Woody Allen, Ben Hecht, Billy Wilder and Peter Sellers adding to the script based on Ian Fleming's novel. A wonderful spoof on the James Bond theme, this is one of the 1960s' crowning achievements in production design. The famous pop song "The Look...

DAY TO REMEMBER, A (1953)
DAY TO REMEMBER, A (1953) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 26 x 39" (67 x 100 cm.) one sheet poster, UK. Stanley Holloway, Donald Sinden, Joan Rice, Odile Versois, James Hayter, dir: Ralph Thomas; GFD.

Delightful caricatures highlight this lively poster showing the principal male characters coming into port in France. The story revolved around the naive middle-aged members of a London pub darts team who take a trip to Bologna. While there, each has their own adventure -- a day to remember.

Folded, unrestored, minor stains, censor stamp at bottom left, extensive white tape on back, VERY GOOD.

DENTIST, THE (1932)
DENTIST, THE (1932) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original black-and-white 7 x 9 " (19 x 24 cm.) double weight glossy silver gelatin keybook still print on linen, USA. W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Arnold Gray, Dorothy Granger, Elise Cavanna, Zedna Farley, dir: Leslie Pearce; Mack Sennett Comedies/Paramount Pictures.

Classic comedy short remembered for the scenes of Fields as the unconventional dentist wrestling a prim woman (Elsie Cavanna, seen at the back right in the photo) about the room while attempting to extract a tooth, and for his handling of a patient who has such a huge beard that he cannot find his mouth. He takes a shotgun...

DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 14 x 11" (36 x 28 cm.) photo, USA. George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, dir: Stanley Kubrick; Columbia. A critical and iconic image from the finale of this devastating black comedy, as Major T.J. "King" Kong straddles a deadly nuclear bomb like a rodeo bull. There are some scattered light creases and signs of slight handling, VERY GOOD+.

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DUCK SOUP WITH THE FOUR MARX BROTHERS FINAL SCENE (1933)
DUCK SOUP WITH THE FOUR MARX BROTHERS FINAL SCENE (1933) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin still photo, USA. The Four Marx Brothers,(Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo), Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhearn, Rquel Torres, dir: Leo McCarey; Paramount. A great portrait of The Four Marx Brothers in their last feature film together, before Zeppo exited to begin a new life as a theatrical agent and engineer. Photos showing all four of the then Marx Brothers are very scarce and here they are at the end of the...

GIRL CAN’T HELP IT, THE (1956)
GIRL CAN’T HELP IT, THE (1956) $375.00 SOLD

Set of 23 vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photos, USA.  Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O’Brien, dir: Frank Tashlin; 20th Century Fox.  Most likely Jayne Mansfield’s most memorable film, in which she plays a wannabe actress bankrolled by a gangster.  The film is a comic masterpiece, and Mansfield was never displayed to more outrageous, and curvaceous, effect.   A few photos that are in sepia tone show a little toning, overall NEAR FINE.   

GO WEST (1940)
GO WEST (1940) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 12 x 8;" (68 x 102 cm.) color trade ad, USA. Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll, Diana Lewis, dir: Edward Buzzell; MGM. A most fun and lively of all Marx Brothers art pieces. It is also amongst the finest examples of the art renderings by Jacques Kapralik, the collage artist who specialized in three dimensional art pieces, highlighting many MGM films during the late-1930s and through the 1940s.

Karpralik had a knack for pinpointing character and story line by borrowing from props and costume pieces used in the film, all evident here. The story had the...

GO WEST (1940) / MARX BROS. STAMPED PORTRAIT BY CLARENCE BULL
GO WEST (1940) / MARX BROS. STAMPED PORTRAIT BY CLARENCE BULL $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll, Diana Lewis, dir: Edward Buzzell; MGM. This story had the three Marx Brothers (this time as shady characters S. S. Quentin, Joe and Rusty) in the Wild West, helping out a young man who is attempting to settle a family feud. They run into crooks along the way. The climatic train chase sequence made it a big winner.

They share publicity still S-1120-123 with Diana Lewis. It is stamped on the verso with Clarence...

GOODBYE BROADWAY (1938)
GOODBYE BROADWAY (1938) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Alice Brady, Charles Winninger, Tom Brown, Dorthea Kent, Willie Best, Donald Meek, dir: Ray McCarey; Universal. Lively caricature art highlights this poster for a story about a once-famous vaudeville and Broadway couple who arrive to play in a small conservative Connecticut town with a troupe of crazy performers. This low budget musical was a remake of the early talkie THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAY which featured real-life Broadway couple James and Lucille Gleason.

The artist is not credited and the poster has a contemporary feel. It is on linen....

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