LITERATURE INTO FILM
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(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. ...
ANNA MAGNANI / THE FUGITIVE KIND (1960) $1,000.00 SOLD
Four (4) vintage original double weight photos, USA (three 10 x 13" [25 x 33 cm.] glossy photos, one 11 x 14" [28 x 36 cm.] matte finish photo). Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, dir: Sidney Lumet. Four portraits of the tempestuous Magnani -- and one is of her with Woodward. For this film, Williams adapted his play Orpheus Descending, and he wrote the adapted screenplay with Meade Roberts. One photo has the stamp on verso of the production company with credit: "Still photo by" NEAR FINE.
BETTE DAVIS IN THE LETTER PRESSBOOK (1940) $750.00 SOLD
Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, dir: William Wyler; Warner Brothers. Folio, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp. Devastating adaptation from classic W. Somerset Maugham fiction, and often cited as one of the earliest specimens of film noir. A genuinely rare pressbook, the only one which I have ever encountered. Folded as issued, with light wear at spine and at edges, VERY GOOD+.
BODY SNATCHER, THE/BORIS KARLOFF (1945) $6,000.00 SOLD
Vintage original 27 x 41” (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, dir: Robert Wise; RKO.A classic Val Lewton production, adapted from a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was to be Robert Wise’s third film as director, all under the auspices of ambitious and creative producer Val Lewton. The film got some very striking poster art, including this dramatic poster, which is seldom seen. Poster is on linen. Touch ups at folds and fold junctions. White paint is present at all four corners of the blank white...
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) $1,400.00 SOLD
Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Madeleine Sherwood, dir: Richard Brooks; MGM.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1935) $200.00 SOLD
Vintage original 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Peter Lorre, Edward Arnold, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, dir: Josef von Sternberg, Columbia. Wonderfully atmospheric character portrait of Peter Lorre as Raskolnikov in this Joseph von Sternberg-directed version of the Dostoyevsky novel. The script updated the story to reflect the bleak years of the Depression. Sternberg was contractually obligated to make the film and he disliked it. Though made on a B-movie budget, it proved to be greatly atmospheric and entertaining.
DARK PASSAGE (1947) $2,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Tom d'Andrea; dir.: Delmer Daves. A much darker journey into the film noir realm for Bogart and Bacall than their early, wildly successful BIG SLEEP, this time from a lurid David Goodis novel of a man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, rescued by a concerned courtroom spectator (Bacall) and who must change his notorious face through back-door plastic surgery in order to find the real killer. One of the truly great films of this now-revered...
DARK PASSAGE (1947) $0.00 SOLD
Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett, Tom d'Andrea; dir.: Delmer Daves. A much darker journey into the film noir realm for Bogart and Bacall than their early, wildly successful The Big Sleep, this time from a lurid David Goodis novel.
DOMANDA DI GRAZIA [OBSESSION] (1954) $1,500.00 SOLD
Vintage original 54 x 74" (139 x 188 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Michèle Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven, dir: Jean Delannoy; CEIAP.
DUELLISTS, THE (1977) $250.00 SOLD
Vintage original press kit, printed folder, 4 to, 11 x 9" (28 x 23 cm.), with twelve (12) 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) photos with printed snipes attached on back, 25,3,5,4,2,8,4 pp., USA. Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, dir: Ridley Scott; Paramount. Ridley Scott's first feature film, adapted from Joseph Conrad's story "The Duel". Extremely scarce, NEAR FINE.
EAST OF EDEN (1955) $300.00 SOLD
Vintage original 8 x 11" (20 x 28") double weight keybook photo,, USA. James Dean, Julie Harris, dir: Elia Kazan; Warner Brothers. Still coded -810-Pub. H is an intense photo of Dean, Harris, and Kazan rehearsing. Kazan put huge amounts of time into working with all the actors on this film. This was Dean's first major film role (before, he had had a few uncredited walk-on appearances only).
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) Revised 4th Draft Screenplay by Tom Stoppard $1,250.00 SOLD
[Np]: Amblin Entertainment, 2 February 1987. ,160 leaves. Quarto. Mechanically-reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only. Clasp-bound in generic binder. Each leaf is watermarked by production company Amblin with their characteristic stamping in red with the script number, overall just ABOUT FINE.