MOVIE SCRIPTS & RARE BOOKS

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ERIC ROHMER / Collection of 3 French pressbooks
ERIC ROHMER / Collection of 3 French pressbooks $150.00

[Rohmer, Eric] Collection of three (3) vintage original pressbooks, France. All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller.

  • La Collectionneuse [The Collector] (1967) 2 pp.
  • Ma nuit chez Maud [My Night at Maud's] (1969) 6 pp.
  • Le Genou de Claire [Claire's Knee] (1970) 4 pp.
All generally VERY GOOD+ or better.

ET DIEU... CRÉA LA FEMME [...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN] (1957)
ET DIEU... CRÉA LA FEMME [...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN] (1957) $150.00

Vintage original 9 x 11" (24 x 29 cm.) pressbook, France. Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens, dir: Roger Vadim; Cocinor. Oblong 4to, printed wrappers, 8 pp., with 2 tipped-in full-page color plates. This was the film which made a huge international star of Bardot. NEAR FINE.

ETERNAL ROAD, THE (1937)
ETERNAL ROAD, THE (1937) $0.00

Vintage original 11; x 8" (30 x 22 cm.) program, USA.

"The piece was conceived by Zionist activist Meyer Weisgal to alert the then-ignorant public to Hitler's persecution of the Jews in 1937 Germany. Weisgal enlisted the help of director Max Reinhardt, who found Weill to compose the music and Werfel to write the libretto. Set in a synagogue where Jews hide all night as a pogrom rages outside, the story combines Biblical and pre-World War II Jewish history. The rabbi reads from the Torah, leading, in each act, to the exploration and re-enactment of a different Biblical theme. At the...

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, THE (1967) [The Vampire Killers] Screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, THE (1967) [The Vampire Killers] Screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach $2,500.00

Vintage original draft script for the 1967 film, UK. Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ferdy Mayne, dir: Roman Polanski.

An elderly professor (Jack MacGowran) and his assistant Alfred (Roman Polanski) go to Transylvania looking for vampires, where Alfred falls in love with Sarah (Sharon Tate), the daughter of an inn keeper. Sarah, however, has recently caught the eye of Count von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne), who lives in a nearby village.

Tate would star that same year in Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls, just two years before her violent death at the hands of the Manson family in 1969.

Shot on location...

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES $750.00

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM 1946 / CANNES Folio, printed wrappers, 12 x 9" (32 x 24 cm.), 72 pp., slight wear to yapped edges of wrappers, overall JUST ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers.

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ADMINISTRATION DE LA JUSTICE / SIGNATURE Folio, printed wrappers, 4 pp. (laid in loosely), JUST ABOUT FINE.

First edition of the original program of the very first Cannes Film Festival, which was held only a year after the end of World War II, sold with an elegantly printed four-page list of films presented, organized by country. Nineteen countries were represented, among them France (Cocteau's BELLE ET LA...

FILM: GEGNER VON HEUTE - FREUNDE VON MORGEN by Hans Richter (1929; 1st ed.)
FILM: GEGNER VON HEUTE - FREUNDE VON MORGEN by Hans Richter (1929; 1st ed.) $1,850.00

Berlin: Verlag Hermann Reckendorf G.m.b.H. 1929. First Edition. An important key book in Weimar-era film aesthetics by Hans Richter (1888-1976), a critical German avant-garde artist who went back and forth between the media of film, painting and graphic art. He created a number of important silent experimental films in the 1920s (and he always claimed that his 1921 Rhythmus 21 was the first experimental film ever made.

An early and highly influential study of experimental film published to coincide with the 1929 Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart. Illustrated with numerous photographs, film stills and film strips, with photographic reproductions by...

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943) Revised Final [by] Dudley Nichols July 20, 1942
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943) Revised Final [by] Dudley Nichols July 20, 1942 $1,250.00

The famous screen adaptation which starred Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, directed by Sam Wood. Studio mimeograph, self-wrappers, the original two staples are missing, and so the pages are loose, 202 pp. the title page and the final page are a bit fragile, overall VERY GOOD+.

This film, when released in 1943, had an epic running time of 170 minutes, but this script's massive length implies an even longer film, which in turn suggests that some of the scenes in this script were either never shot or else were not included in the finalized version.

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT / Collection of 4 French pressbooks
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT / Collection of 4 French pressbooks $200.00

All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better:

  • FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966) 6 pp.
  • LA MARIÉE ÉTAIT EN NOIR [THE BRIDE WORE BLACK] (1968) 4 pp.
  • BAISERS VOLÉS [STOLEN KISSES] (1968) 6 pp.
  • LA SIRÈNE DU MISSISSIPI [MISSISSIPPI MERMAID] (1969) 4 pp.

GAUNTLET, THE (1977)
GAUNTLET, THE (1977) $750.00

An original screenplay by Dennis Shryack and Michael Butler Final Draft January 31, 1977 [with revisions dated up through 2/11/77].

Clint Eastwood's sixth film as a feature film director. His career has always featured large shifts in tone and genre. His previous film was the very intense historical revenge film, The Outlaw Josie Wales, and he then shifted to The Gauntlet, a rather breezy action film in which he also stars as a cop who is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Of course, there are various obstacles to her arriving alive, but the film...

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer $4,500.00

Vintage original writer's working script for the 1953 film, USA.

A key working script from Howard Hawks' classic musical, adapted by Charles Lederer and based on both the 1949 Broadway musical and the original non-musical 1928 novel and screenplay by Anita Loos. A definitive take on a classic story, pulling together the best aspects of the two earlier versions, and famously pairing Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Russell was then at the peak of her career; Monroe was just at the point of transitioning to the highest level of stardom.

Pale blue studio wrappers, noted as copy no. 499 and rubber-stamped production...

GILDA (1946)
GILDA (1946) $1,650.00

Vintage original 12 x 18" (31 x 46 cm.) campaign book, 32 pp. plus 16-page advertising section, USA. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, dir: Charles Vidor; Columbia. One of the quintessential film noir titles, with star Rita Hayworth becoming film history's iconic femme fatale.

The cover and back of the book features one of the most famous publicity shots of all time, utilized fully and in part for scores of publicity campaigns for the film and the star. Hayworth is featured in what is likely her most famous costume -- a gown designed by Jean Louis. In the...

GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974) Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola SECOND DRAFT September 24, 1973
GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974) Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola SECOND DRAFT September 24, 1973 $1,500.00

From the Richard Manney collection of film scripts, with his name on a 1990 bill of sale, which is laid in.

One of the great American films, and one of the cornerstone classics of the New American Cinema movement of the 1970s. Winner of six Oscars, including for Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

Brad-bound, pictorial wrappers, 200 pp., studio mimeograph, this script belonged to an uncredited member of the crew, and has various notations in holograph ink, including a few on front wrapper, NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD+ wrappers.

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