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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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

GORILLA, THE (1939)
GORILLA, THE (1939) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy silver gelatin color-glos print still photo, USA. The Ritz Brothers (Jimmy, Harry and Al), Anita Louise, Patsy Kelly, Lionel Atwell, Bela Lugosi; dir: Alan Dwan; Twentieth Century Fox. Comedy horror tale about a rich man (Lionel Atwell) who is being threatened by a killer called the Gorilla. The Ritz Brothers are hired to investigate the case. Based on a Broadway play, this would be the Ritz Brothers' last film for director Alan Dwan and the last they would make for home studio Twentieth Century Fox.

Bela Lugosi, fresh off...

HARRY LANGDON (ca.1927)
HARRY LANGDON (ca.1927) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Langdon, one of the legendary comic actors of silent film made dozens of shorts and features between 1924-44. Though his film career did not start until he was nearly 40, Langdon ran away from home at 12 to join a traveling circus. He graduated to Vaudeville and for twenty years developed his act. When Mack Sennett saw him perform he asked his writers to work with Langdon to develop a film character. Frank Capra is the writer who brought Langdon to...

HIS LAST LAUGH (1916)
HIS LAST LAUGH (1916) $200.00

Vintage original black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Harry McCoy, Julia Faye, Mary Thurman, A. Edward Sutherland, Malcolm St. Clair, dir: Walter Wright; Keystone Film Company. Very unusual art direction and costuming make this somewhat bizarre still from a Keystone comedy short charming. The film is most likely lost. Interestingly, it featured two soon-to-be prominent film directors as actors, Malcolm St. Clair as the Butler and A. Edward Sutherland as the Wealthy Maiden's Suitor.

The wealthy maiden was played by Mary Thurman, and the verso is stamped with her name above the title. She was a Mormon...

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