SCRIPT-SCREENPLAY-PHOTOPLAY

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(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,...

[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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APOLLO 13 (1994)
APOLLO 13 (1994) $0.00 SOLD

Screenplay by John Sayles rewrite of a script by William Broyles, Jr. & Al Reinert based on the book "Lost Moon" by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger Fourth Revised Draft August 06, 1994 [with many pages of revisions on a variety of colored papers, dated up through 9/7/94]

Included are three (3) candid photographs taken during production, and a color promotional slide for the film. Numerous holograph sketches by an unknown cast or crew member in holograph felt ink and blue pencil, mostly on the versos, throughout, many of which are storyboard-style sequences, others character sketches (astronauts in various poses, etc.),...

ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958) Screenplay by George Worthington Yates Original Story by Bert I. Gordon [under working title THE FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE]
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958) Screenplay by George Worthington Yates Original Story by Bert I. Gordon [under working title THE FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE] $1,000.00 SOLD

Tan printed American-International studio wrappers, noted as copy No. 35. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the distribution page, and signed by Bert I. Gordon, 132 leaves with last leaf of text numbered 131, mimeograph, brad bound, near fine, wrappers now encapsulated in mylar.

 Actor John Hoyt stars as Mr. Franz, a lonely doll maker driven to extremes in his search for companionship. Vintage original script for a cult favorite among 1950s B-picture enthusiasts, and noted for its innovative special...

BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL formerly THE TRAVELING LADY [SCRIPT] FINAL DRAFT by Horton Foote. August 24, 1963
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL formerly THE TRAVELING LADY [SCRIPT] FINAL DRAFT by Horton Foote. August 24, 1963 $12,500.00 SOLD

Steve McQueen’s copy of this script, with his name stamped in gilt on the front board.

112 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 105.  Mimeograph, with yellow and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between October 16, 1963 and November 12, 1963. Pages near fine, housed in a maroon presentation binder.

Based on Horton Foote's 1955 play "The Travelling Lady," set in Texas and Ohio, and adapted by Foote for the screen. A grim tale about the...

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...

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962) Screenplay by Guy Trosper / From the biography by Thomas E. Gaddis
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962) Screenplay by Guy Trosper / From the biography by Thomas E. Gaddis $1,250.00 SOLD

Harold Hecht Productions, Inc., [earlier than July 1962]. [1],180 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, brad-bound in printed wrappers.

An unspecified -- but certainly early -- draft of this adaptation to the screen of Gaddis' biography of Robert Stroud. The 3 July 1962 release, directed by John Frankenheimer, starred Burt Lancaster as Stroud, and with a release running time of 147 minutes suggests that extensive portions of this draft were cut in the revision process. An uncommon script for the multiple award-nominated film.

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ was the first of a series of classic films directed by Frankenheimer,...

BLADE RUNNER [SCRIPT] December 22, 1980
BLADE RUNNER [SCRIPT] December 22, 1980 $3,500.00 SOLD

4to, printed wrappers, brad bound, there is some damp staining, resulting in light rippling to preliminary pages, 142 leaves with last page numbered 140.  Near fine in very good wrappers.

 The movie, BLADE RUNNER, was based on a Philip K. Dick novel, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, that was published in 1968.  One of the first filmmakers to express interest in adapting the book was Martin Scorsese.  The novel describes a world where animals are virtually extinct, replaced by robot simulacra.  Considering Scorsese’s interests, a Scorsese adaptation would...

CHINATOWN [Screenplay] by Robert Towne SECOND DRAFT September 7, 1973
CHINATOWN [Screenplay] by Robert Towne SECOND DRAFT September 7, 1973 $12,500.00 SOLD

Orange printed wrappers. Title page present, , with credits for screenwriter Towne, producer Robert Evans, and director Roman Polanski. 153 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 152. Mimeograph, Pages and wrapper near fine, brad bound.

Boldy SIGNED by actors Faye Dunaway and Diane Ladd, and screenwriter Robert Towne, on the title page in holograph ink. Brief notations in holograph ink on a few pages. An impeccable set of signatures on a remarkably scarce script, one of only two we've handled.

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