MOVIE SCRIPTS & RARE BOOKS

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

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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.

[sold with]:

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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.

FOUNTAINHEAD, THE / CAMPAIGN BOOK (1949)
FOUNTAINHEAD, THE / CAMPAIGN BOOK (1949) $650.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11” (42 x 27 cm.) campaign book, pictorial wrappers, 20 pages, USA. Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith, dir: King Vidor; Warner Brothers. The famous Ayn Rand philosophical story about an architect who struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite the struggles to submit to popular standards. Rand wrote the script as only she could do her great book justice, and she did. Initially, Warner Brothers envisioned the story as a vehicle for Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, but Rand insisted...

FOX A STANDARD OF BUSINESS IN THE REALM OF ENTERTAINMENT [1926] [VINTAGE ORIGINAL EXHIBITOR BOOK]
FOX A STANDARD OF BUSINESS IN THE REALM OF ENTERTAINMENT [1926] [VINTAGE ORIGINAL EXHIBITOR BOOK] $1,750.00 SOLD

Folio, about 120 pp., cloth-backed boards with embossed label on front cover, some signs of rubbing and general wear to spine and primarily bottom of front and back covers, some pages starting, but an overall nice example, complete and with bright colors, with various sepia toned and also color plates tipped in, as well as some full page and double page color plates, very good or better.  Such illustrious directors as John Ford, Friedrich Murnau, Raoul Walsh, and Howard Hawks get pages devoted to them and to such films as HANGMAN’S HOUSE,...

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

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.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) PRESSBOOK
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) PRESSBOOK $750.00 SOLD

Folio, pictorial wrappers, 14 pp., with

4 pp. ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT laid in. Some creasing to wrappers, supplement is almost a double-folio, and is neatly folded once and laid in, generally near fine.

One of the critical films of the 1950’s, adapted from the iconic and immensely popular novel by James Jones, which presents an iconic view of Honolulu before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor.   This was an immensely important film to a generation of newly returned servicemen and their...

GASLIGHT [Screenplay by] John Van Druten and Walter Reisch 8-10-43
GASLIGHT [Screenplay by] John Van Druten and Walter Reisch 8-10-43 $3,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, orange printed wrappers, rubber-stamped as COMPLETE on the front wrapper, dated 8-10-43 with credits for screenwriters Druten and Reisch. Some dated notations on the verso of front wrapper. Title page present. 125 leaves, mimeograph, with pink and white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5-10-43 and 11-16-43. Pages near fine, wrapper good to very good, with some minor dampstaining, some wear and creasing to the MGM title label and moderate wear to the extremities, bound with two gold brads.

A rare example of a remake that stands taller--and...

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

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...

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