MOVIE SCRIPTS & RARE BOOKS

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CITIZEN KANE PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET (1940)
CITIZEN KANE PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET (1940) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original promotional book, USA; 11 x 14” (28 x 36 cm.), 6 pp.  Orson Welles (actor and director), Joseph Cotton, Ruth Warrick; RKO. 

An exceedingly scarce book, the first I have ever encountered, one which would have been sent to movie theaters encouraging them to book Orson Welles’ groundbreaking first feature.   Book has one vertical fold and a few minor stains on blank outer back wrapper, NEAR FINE.  

CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks
CLAUDE CHABROL / Collection of 7 French pressbooks $200.00 SOLD

All in pictorial wrappers, 13 x 9 1/2" (33 x 24 cm.) or smaller, generally VERY GOOD+ or better:

  • LE BEAU SERGE (1958). 4 pp. Chabrol's first feature.
  • DOUBLE TOUR [LEDA / WEB OF PASSION] (1959) 8 pp.
  • LANDRU (1963) 8,1 pp. Chabrol's version of the story of Bluebeard.
  • MARIE-CHANTAL CONTRE LE. DR. KAH (1965). 2 pp. One of a few secret agent films Chabrol did during a brief early lull in his career (he apparently had great fun while doing them).
  • LA ROUTE DE CORINTHE [WHO'S GOT THE BLACK BOX?] (1967) 4 pp. Another spy movie, this one Chabrol's only...

COBRA WOMAN, THE/ Screenplay by Richard Brooks Oct. 5, 1942
COBRA WOMAN, THE/ Screenplay by Richard Brooks Oct. 5, 1942 $1,850.00 SOLD

THE COBRA WOMAN Screenplay by Richard Brooks Oct. 5, 1942  Vintage original script, brown titled wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 7092, dated October 5, 1942, with credit for screenwriter Brooks. 134 leaves, carbon typescript on onionskin paper. Pages near fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads. Wrapper now encapsulated in mylar.

Vintage original typed onion skin preliminary screenplay for cult classic horror/fantasy film.

A missionary named Tollea (Montez) is abducted to Cobra Island, where her evil twin Naja (also Montez) rules the island and makes...

COLUMBIA PICTURES A National Institution PRESENTING TO YOU Twenty Four Superior and Dependable Productions….Season 1926-1927 [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
COLUMBIA PICTURES A National Institution PRESENTING TO YOU Twenty Four Superior and Dependable Productions….Season 1926-1927 [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $850.00 SOLD

]   Folio, printed wrappers with large embossed Columbia Pictures seal on front cover, yapped wrappers on pebbled, textured paper, 32 pp., a little wear and smudging to wrappers, the dates “1926 -27” written in red on front cover, a few pages coming loose, generally near fine in vg+ wrappers.

Columbia was as yet a scrappy little studio, but one with substantial ambition, as the many full-page trade ads (mostly for films that are now lost, providing us with tantalizing peeks at them) demonstrate.

DAWN OF THE DEAD FINAL SHOOTING [SCRIPT] by George Romero 1977
DAWN OF THE DEAD FINAL SHOOTING [SCRIPT] by George Romero 1977 $3,000.00 SOLD

 Pink titled wrappers, 127 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 125.  Photographically reproduced, first generation copy with no copied punch holes. Pages fine in near fine wrappers, brad bound.

DAWN OF THE DEAD is the second film in director George Romero’s series of groundbreaking zombie movies.  (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was the first, followed by DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, and SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD).  Where the first film, NIGHT OF THE...

DAY OF THE DEAD THIRD VERSION, SECOND DRAFT [SCRIPT] by George Romero.
DAY OF THE DEAD THIRD VERSION, SECOND DRAFT [SCRIPT] by George Romero. $2,500.00 SOLD

Pale blue titled wrappers. 89 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 88.  Internally near fine, in vg wrappers, brad bound.

The third in George A. Romero's "Living Dead" series, set on an army base that has been studying the zombies in an attempt to reverse their spread. Order on the base slowly collapses, and the survivors begin to fight each other.  DAY OF THE DEAD is the third film in director George Romero’s series of groundbreaking zombie movies, preceded by NIGHT OF THE LIVING...

DIABOLIQUE [LES DIABOLIQUES] (1955) Vintage original pressbook, France.
DIABOLIQUE [LES DIABOLIQUES] (1955) Vintage original pressbook, France. $300.00 SOLD

12 x 9 ½” (31 x 24 cm.), 6 pp., just about fine.

Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot; Cinedis.  Masterpiece of suspense and horror.  With illustrations on back outer cover of poster and promotional art for the film.     

DIABOLIQUE [LES DIABOLIQUES] (1955) Vintage original promotional book, France
DIABOLIQUE [LES DIABOLIQUES] (1955) Vintage original promotional book, France $450.00 SOLD

Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot; Cinedis.  12 x 9 ½” (31 x 24 cm.), 8 pp., there is some rubbing and wear,  with one marginal tear, very good+.

Masterpiece of suspense and horror.  This book features wonderful artwork and photographic montages not present on any posters.         

DRESSED TO KILL (1980) Revised draft script, second asst director's copy w/notes
DRESSED TO KILL (1980) Revised draft script, second asst director's copy w/notes $0.00 SOLD

(Original vintage screenplay for the 1980 film, working copy belonging to assistant director William Eustace) Los Angeles, CA: Filmways Pictures, 1979. Revised script for the 1980 film. Copy belonging to second assistant director William Eustace, with his name in blue holograph ink on the title page, and his copious notations throughout, almost studious in nature. Eustace's notations detail scenes to be omitted, extras to be used, props on the set, even which scenes included stunt doubles. Working scripts used by people on- and off-scene are varied, particularly regarding notations with attention to detail, and this is an example how different...

DUELLISTS, THE (1977)
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.

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) Revised 4th Draft Screenplay by Tom Stoppard
EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) Revised 4th Draft Screenplay by Tom Stoppard $1,250.00 SOLD

[Np]: Amblin Entertainment, 2 February 1987. [1],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.

Denoted a "shooting script" of Tom Stoppard's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's award-winning book, for which he received sole screen credit. Shooting ended in early June, and the December 1987 release was directed by Steven Spielberg, starred Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, et al, and received six Academy Award nominations.

This is often considered one of Spielberg's most...

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

[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.

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