MOVIE SCRIPTS & RARE BOOKS

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(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK]
(COLUMBIA PICTURES) MARCH FORWARD WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES THROUGH 1933-1934 [EXHIBITOR BOOK] $2,250.00 SOLD

 Folio, orange boards, with embossed Columbia Pictures seal and 1933-1934 notation both in silver foil on front, about 90 pp., some rubbing and spine wear to covers, internally in virtually immaculate condition, just about fine in very good binding.

An extremely impressive book, with a plethora of double-page plates, all in very rich, dramatic colors, and with the typical kinds of sexually suggestive illustration characteristic of the pre-Code era, which would abruptly come to an end a year later.  Columbia’s fortunes had greatly improved since the silent era, and...

(DICK, PHILIP K., ADAPTED FROM) TOTAL RECALL (1990) Two radically different scripts for this film
(DICK, PHILIP K., ADAPTED FROM) TOTAL RECALL (1990) Two radically different scripts for this film $1,850.00 SOLD

Adapted from Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” directed by Paul Verhoevenr, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, reflecting its complicated history:

---Screen Story and Screenplay by Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon Revised Draft --- May 1983 

Very early draft script for the 1990 film, dated seven years prior to the production of the film.   Red titled wrappers, stamped with a title design on the front wrapper,...

(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933)
(FAULKNER, WILLIAM, ADAPTED FROM) STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE, THE (1933) $950.00 SOLD

Vintage original pressbook (“Press Sheet and AD-SALES Catalogue”), UK. 

Pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., 11 ½ x 9 ½” (30 x 24 cm.), pages partly coming loose, vg+.

 1933 pre-code film, based on William Faulkner's 1931 novel, "Sanctuary." An extremely rare film, only shown at festivals on occasion since its release, with only one known nitrate print in storage...

(FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, ADAPTED FROM) THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED (1922)
(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. ...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945. $1,750.00 SOLD

113 leaves (modified somewhat by revised inserts). 4to, white and blue stock. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. A few small chips and  tears at wrapper edges, lower wrapper recycled from another contemporary  script (at the time, due to wartime paper conservation), pencil signature on wrapper and first leaf, fine in vg+ wrappers.

Vintage original script, an unspecified, but revised pre-production draft of this adaptation of the

Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. Inserted revises on blue paper span The period...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942 $2,000.00 SOLD

SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK"  SCREENPLAY BY SCOTT DARLING & EDWARD T. LOWE BASED ON A FREE ADAPTATION OF "THE DANCING MAN" BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 22 May - 17 June 1942.

[1],110 leaves plus numerous numbered or lettered revised inserts or appended leaves. Quarto. Original carbon typescript on rectos only of onion skin stock...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945. $2,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, 109 leaves, 4to, carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for brad binding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good.

 Vintage original script, an early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. 

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ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939)
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11” (42 x 27 cm.) deluxe herald, two sided, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshall, George Zucco. dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox.  In this mystery thriller, Holmes was up against professor Moriarty (Zucco) who has a grand scheme to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. This was the second of the 14 films in which Rathbone played Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional consulting detective Holmes. Rathbone had previously been so typecast as a villain that he especially loved the chance to...

ALPHAVILLE (1965)
ALPHAVILLE (1965) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 1/2 x 12" (24 x 31 cm.) pressbook, France. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Athos Films.

Godard's dystopian science-fiction film in which the character Lemmy Caution (played by Eddie Constantine, who had played this role in many French B-movie crime films directed by others) finds himself in a futuristic world controlled by a tyrant.

Oblong 4to, pictorial wrappers, 8 pp., with a 5 pp. supplement laid-in; folded once vertically, VERY GOOD+.

ANDY WARHOL'S LONESOME COWBOYS (1968) / EXHIBITOR'S PRESS MANUAL
ANDY WARHOL'S LONESOME COWBOYS (1968) / EXHIBITOR'S PRESS MANUAL $0.00 SOLD

Printed wrappers, 11 x 8" (28 x 21.6 cm.), USA. This rather langorous film, with Viva, Taylor Mead, Joe Dalleasandro, Lou Waldon, Eric Emerson, and various other Warhol Factory members, had clear homoerotic gay overtones, and was a transition to the series of films directed entirely by Paul Morrisey, which were to follow within a couple of years.

Very scarce pressbook for Warhol's Western spoof, which was a very important early movie for Dallesandro, who would shortly become a Warhol superstar. 8 pp., with a few stamps of a film distributor, overall ABOUT FINE.

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ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958) Screenplay by George Worthington Yates Original Story by Bert I. Gordon [under working title THE FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE]
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958) Screenplay by George Worthington Yates Original Story by Bert I. Gordon [under working title THE FANTASTIC PUPPET PEOPLE] $1,000.00 SOLD

Tan printed American-International studio wrappers, noted as copy No. 35. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page integral with the distribution page, and signed by Bert I. Gordon, 132 leaves with last leaf of text numbered 131, mimeograph, brad bound, near fine, wrappers now encapsulated in mylar.

 Actor John Hoyt stars as Mr. Franz, a lonely doll maker driven to extremes in his search for companionship. Vintage original script for a cult favorite among 1950s B-picture enthusiasts, and noted for its innovative special...

BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL formerly THE TRAVELING LADY [SCRIPT] FINAL DRAFT by Horton Foote. August 24, 1963
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL formerly THE TRAVELING LADY [SCRIPT] FINAL DRAFT by Horton Foote. August 24, 1963 $12,500.00 SOLD

Steve McQueen’s copy of this script, with his name stamped in gilt on the front board.

112 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 105.  Mimeograph, with yellow and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between October 16, 1963 and November 12, 1963. Pages near fine, housed in a maroon presentation binder.

Based on Horton Foote's 1955 play "The Travelling Lady," set in Texas and Ohio, and adapted by Foote for the screen. A grim tale about the...

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