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APOLLO 13 (1994)
APOLLO 13 (1994) $500.00

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.),...

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

(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

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

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, followed in short order by such...

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

(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...

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

[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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation
HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation $2,200.00

Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Temporary Complete script for the 1956 film, a musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). Blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and VAULT COPY on the front wrapper, copy No. 94 and production No. 5637, dated 11-14-55, with credits for screenwriter Patrick, Receipt attached. 103 leaves, mimeograph.

Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong starred in this classic musical, adapted from Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, and with the notable addition of an entire music score, with new songs, all by Cole Porter.

Nominated for two Academy Awards. C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz...

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