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  • 11 Issues CZECH FILM JOURNAL "FILM A DOBA" 1967-1978 Published During the Russian Occupation 11 Issues CZECH FILM JOURNAL "FILM A DOBA" 1967-1978 Published During the Russian Occupation

    Eleven Issues of FILM A DOBA, the CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FILM JOURNAL that was, during the Sixties and Seventies, both a well respected publication of reviews of Czech and International Films, and an important intellectual force during the Russian Occupation. Ten of these issues are from the 1970s and one is from 1967, all years in which the Czech film industry was highly regarded even while being regulated by the Russians.

    The eleven issues are from: 1967 (1), 1972 (1), 1973 (3), 1975 (2), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), and 1978 (1).

    Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8x10.5 inches, approximately 50 to 60 pages each.

    The eleven issues are in FAIR to GOOD condition, the issues all have a stiff vertical crease down the…

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    Eleven Issues of FILM A DOBA, the CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FILM JOURNAL that was, during the Sixties and Seventies, both a well respected publication of reviews of Czech and International Films, and an important intellectual force during the Russian Occupation. Ten of these issues are from the 1970s and one is from 1967, all years in which the Czech film industry was highly regarded even while being regulated by the Russians.

    The eleven issues are from: 1967 (1), 1972 (1), 1973 (3), 1975 (2), 1976 (2), 1977 (1), and 1978 (1).

    Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8x10.5 inches, approximately 50 to 60 pages each.

    The eleven issues are in FAIR to GOOD condition, the issues all have a stiff vertical crease down the middle from being folded in half (perhaps delivered that way); some of the issues have bumped/creased spine ends, most have some edge and corner wear; the covers have some soiling; there are some small stains and a bit of writing here and there, a couple of the covers are pulling from the staples; internally, the pages are printed on cheap paper that has browned (this was during the Russian occupation, after all); one page has a long horizontal tear across its face that has been repaired with clear tape; there are creases and other signs of handling; nonetheless these 11 issues are solid and complete.

    An interesting look at one aspect of the intellectual and artistic life in Czechoslovakia during the Russian occupation.

    Issues of Film A Doba published during the Russian Occupation are hard to find.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These 11 issues will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF by Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff 12:01 P.M. Film SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP & STEPHEN TOLKIN based on the SCIENCE FICTION STORY by RICHARD LUPOFF
    Jonathan Heap, Stephen Tolkin, Richard Lupoff

    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples…

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    12:01 P.M. First Revision SCREENPLAY by JONATHAN HEAP and STEPHEN TOLKIN. Based on a Short Story by RICHARD LUPOFF. 12:01 P.M. is a short film based on the 1973 science fiction short story by Richard Lupoff. It was first shown in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many believe that Groundhog Day stole the idea for its film from 12:01 P.M. A different film based on the story 12:01 P.M. was released in 1993. Copy machine printed on plain white paper (photocopied drafts were, and still are, used for production and working scripts because they can be easily made and quickly sent to a film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 3 hole punched but bound with staples at the upper left corner, 25 pages plus title page, pages printed on one side only. GOOD MINUS condition, the pages are creased at all their corners, the title page is creased with some small tears along its left edge, there is wear around the two upper staples including some extra staple holes and staple impressions, the last page has pulled from the staples (i.e. is loose), otherwise a complete, clean, clear copy. SCARCE FIRST REVISED DRAFT of this groundbreaking science fiction short film. It is the only copy I have and the only copy I have ever seen. About the 1990 film 12:01 P.M. (from Wikipedia): ******12:01 PM is a 1990 short film starring Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Jonathan Heap, it originally aired on cable television in 1990 as part of the Showtime 30 Minute Movie anthology series. It was nominated for an Academy Award.

    It is the first film adaptation of the short story "12:01 PM" by Richard A. Lupoff, which was published in the December 1973 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The major plot device is a time loop or time bounce, and bears great similarity to that of the 1993 film Groundhog Day. Lupoff and Jonathan Heap, director of the 1990 film, were "outraged" by the apparent theft of their idea, but after six months of lawyers conferences and substantial expenses, they decided to drop the case against Columbia Pictures. In the 1990 film, Kurtwood Smith plays Myron Castleman, an everyman stuck in a loop that forces him to constantly relive the same hour of his life over and over, being the only person aware of this. During one loop, he discovers that a scientist named Nathan Rosenbluth has predicted an event that matches his experience. Castleman calls him and explains what is going on, however, Rosenbluth is highly skeptical of his claims. Over the next loops, Myron struggles to get into contact with Rosenbluth again, and in the process becomes frustrated to the point of screaming at his secretary and throwing his suitcase into traffic. Eventually, he does manage to talk to Rosenbluth, who initially dismisses Myron as crazy until Myron describes the transition as the scientist had predicted (including the phrase "Consciousness is an independent variable," which is central to Rosenbluth's theories). The professor sadly informs Castleman that there is nothing that can be done, causing Myron to become hysterical and shoot himself. There is a brief pause until Myron finds himself back at the beginning of the loop, realizing that he is trapped for eternity. This version has NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON DVD IN THE U.S. In the 1993 film the main character keeps reliving the same 24 hour period (which in this case restarts at one minute past midnight, rather than midday as in the other versions). This version differs from the 1990 film in that it features a much lighter and more comedic tone, and that the protagonist ultimately finds a way to correct the time loop over the course of the film. This version was released on DVD in the United States on November 28, 2006.******

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  • 1920 Original PRESS PHOTO of ALMA RUBENS - FILM STARLET & HEROIN ADDICT by Alma Rubens 1920 Original PRESS PHOTO of ALMA RUBENS - FILM STARLET & HEROIN ADDICT
    Alma Rubens

    Glossy 8x10" photo of ALMA RUBENS. This is an original publicity / press photo of Alma Rubens, undated but circa 1920. Rubber-stamped on the backside is "ALMA RUBENS / Appearing in / William Fox Photoplays". Written in pencil on the backside, below the rubber-stamped info is: "Keep one or Both for Files". VERY GOOD condition, toning to the edges, some creasing to the corners, a small piece of tape with "Alma Rubens" typed on to it is attached to the bottom white margin.

    The photo itself is soft-focus. Printed on the photo in white is "Autrey 10". About ALMA RUBENS (from Wikipedia and IMDB): ******Alma Rubens (1897 - 1931) was an American film actress. Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve…

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    Glossy 8x10" photo of ALMA RUBENS. This is an original publicity / press photo of Alma Rubens, undated but circa 1920. Rubber-stamped on the backside is "ALMA RUBENS / Appearing in / William Fox Photoplays". Written in pencil on the backside, below the rubber-stamped info is: "Keep one or Both for Files". VERY GOOD condition, toning to the edges, some creasing to the corners, a small piece of tape with "Alma Rubens" typed on to it is attached to the bottom white margin.

    The photo itself is soft-focus. Printed on the photo in white is "Autrey 10". About ALMA RUBENS (from Wikipedia and IMDB): ******Alma Rubens (1897 - 1931) was an American film actress. Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. By the time she was 19 she had become a full-fledged star. Her break came in 1916 in the film Reggie Mixes In (1916). Six more films followed that year, and she won critical acclaim in The Half-Breed (1916). In 1917 she again starred in a box-office smash, The Firefly of Tough Luck (1917). She became a busy young actress with role after role and hit after hit. In 1924, as Mildred Gower, she performed magnificently in The Price She Paid (1924). After a busy 1925, Alma suddenly found it difficult to obtain work, but it was not because her star had suddenly dimmed - it was because of her addiction to heroin. The money she made dwindled away in search of the next high. She was in and out of mental asylums, but it didn't really help much because she was still dabbling in drugs. Weakened by her habit, she died in Los Angeles in 1931, of pneumonia. She was less than a month away from her 34th birthday. Her final two films were two years earlier, Show Boat (1929) and She Goes to War (1929).******

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  • 1931 TUSCHINSKI THEATER, AMSTERDAM, FIRST 10 YEARS 1921-1931 ILLUSTRATED TRIBUTE First Edition by (Abraham Tuschinski) 1931 TUSCHINSKI THEATER, AMSTERDAM, FIRST 10 YEARS 1921-1931 ILLUSTRATED TRIBUTE First Edition
    (Abraham Tuschinski)

    TUSCHINSKI THEATER 1921-1931 (Abraham Tuschinski). A tribute to its first 10 years. Published by the Tuschinski Theater Publicity Department and N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1931. First Edition. TEXT IN DUTCH. Hardcovers, original decorative silver foil printed boards, no dustjacket as issued, 8x11 inches (19.5x27 cm). Pagination: 105, [6] ads, [1] pages. Published on the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the famed TUSCHINSKI THEATER located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Theater was built and operated by ABRAHAM TUSCHINSKI. Illustrated throughout with publicity photos of actors, facsimiles of documents, letters of tribute, small film stills, etc. From the book: "DIT HERDENKINGSBOEK IS SAMENGESTELD DOOR DE AFDEELING PUBLICITEIT VAN HET THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN SAMENWERKING MET DE N.V. VOORHEEN VAN…

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    TUSCHINSKI THEATER 1921-1931 (Abraham Tuschinski). A tribute to its first 10 years. Published by the Tuschinski Theater Publicity Department and N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1931. First Edition. TEXT IN DUTCH. Hardcovers, original decorative silver foil printed boards, no dustjacket as issued, 8x11 inches (19.5x27 cm). Pagination: 105, [6] ads, [1] pages. Published on the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the famed TUSCHINSKI THEATER located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Theater was built and operated by ABRAHAM TUSCHINSKI. Illustrated throughout with publicity photos of actors, facsimiles of documents, letters of tribute, small film stills, etc. From the book: "DIT HERDENKINGSBOEK IS SAMENGESTELD DOOR DE AFDEELING PUBLICITEIT VAN HET THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN SAMENWERKING MET DE N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STAAL & CO., ROTTERDAM". (THIS MEMORIAL BOOK WAS CREATED BY THE PUBLICITY OF THEATER TUSCHINSKI, AMSTERDAM, IN COLLABORATION WITH N.V. VOORHEEN VAN STEEL & CO., ROTTERDAM.) ***Eleven years after this tribute to the Tuschinski Theater was published, Abraham Tuschinski was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp where he was murdered.*** GOOD MINUS Condition: The covers are rubbed and soiled, the spine Is sunned and scraped, the spine ends and corner tips are worn through, there are a couple dents to the edges, nonetheless these original covers remain attractive and are doing their job well. Internally, there are some areas of age toning to the endpapers, there is a light crease to the bottom corner of the pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1933 ORIGINAL RELEASE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII - Starring CHARLES LAUGHTON by Lajos Biro, Alexander Korda, Charles Laughton 1933 ORIGINAL RELEASE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII - Starring CHARLES LAUGHTON
    Lajos Biro, Alexander Korda, Charles Laughton

    ORIGINAL RELEASE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY of THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII, Starring CHARLES LAUGHTON, Directed by ALEXANDER KORDA, Written by Lajos Biro. This Original "Release Script" is undated, but such documents, created to archive every shot, scene and line of dialogue in the finished film, were normally produced just after a film was "in the can" and just before or just after the finished film was released. The film was Produced and Shot in Britain by London Film Productions Limited, and was Released in the U.S. by United Artists in August 1933, so this "Release Script" would be circa 1933, though it is possible this final record of the film was produced later. Original mimeographed pages in tan paper…

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    ORIGINAL RELEASE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY of THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII, Starring CHARLES LAUGHTON, Directed by ALEXANDER KORDA, Written by Lajos Biro. This Original "Release Script" is undated, but such documents, created to archive every shot, scene and line of dialogue in the finished film, were normally produced just after a film was "in the can" and just before or just after the finished film was released. The film was Produced and Shot in Britain by London Film Productions Limited, and was Released in the U.S. by United Artists in August 1933, so this "Release Script" would be circa 1933, though it is possible this final record of the film was produced later. Original mimeographed pages in tan paper covers, title typed on to front cover, mimeographed on 8" x 13" paper, mimeographed on one side only on fine paper that is watermarked "64 Mill / Hard Sized", bound with 3 staples at the left margin, 46 pages. Contains 2 pages of credits, followed by a reel by reel, shot by shot continuity of the film, followed by a reel by reel dialogue continuity of the film. Release Scripts and Continuity Scripts (Continuities) were an important part of the film industry in its early days. They were typically created just before or just after a film was released, in order to create a written "copy" of the film. A good "Continuity" provides a transcription of every shot, scene and piece of dialogue, as it occurred in the finished film, something that could obviously not be known until a film was completed and "in the can". Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for an original

    "record" of a film, thus a copy might be kept by the studio and by the studio's legal department. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene, word-by-word, record of many early films. One could, conceivably, reconstruct a film from a Release Script or Continuity. GOOD condition, the rear cover is disbound, some of the latter pages have pulled from the upper staple, the staples are rusted, the front cover has some edge wear, creases and light soiling, the inner pages are very nice, a spot of foxing here and there, one page is folded at its lower corner (the paper was cut incorrectly, not affecting text), the mimeographed printing runs somewhat dark and light but is always clear and fully legible.

    Rare Original Release Script / Screenplay of Charles Laughton's great film.

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  • 1941 Rare ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT TREATMENT for HITCHCOCK'S FILM "SABOTEUR" by Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Harrison 1941 Rare ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT TREATMENT for HITCHCOCK'S FILM "SABOTEUR"
    Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Harrison

    Carbon Typescript of the "CONTINUATION OF ORIGINAL TREATMENT". The was the treatment for the, yet unnamed, Hitchcock Film SABOTEUR, that was released on April 22, 1942. This Film Treatment was written by ALFRED HITCHCOCK and JOAN HARRISON. It is dated 10/14/41. SABOTEUR originally had some trouble getting produced. Hitchcock was under contract to Selznick Studios, but Selnick passed on the film. Hitchcock had a treatment that he provided to Universal. Universal wanted a longer treatment, which is where this "Continuation of Original Treatment" comes in. Universal agreed to finance the film, but the budget was reduced and the production timetable was substantially shortened. Filming began shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the time of this treatment, the film's…

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    Carbon Typescript of the "CONTINUATION OF ORIGINAL TREATMENT". The was the treatment for the, yet unnamed, Hitchcock Film SABOTEUR, that was released on April 22, 1942. This Film Treatment was written by ALFRED HITCHCOCK and JOAN HARRISON. It is dated 10/14/41. SABOTEUR originally had some trouble getting produced. Hitchcock was under contract to Selznick Studios, but Selnick passed on the film. Hitchcock had a treatment that he provided to Universal. Universal wanted a longer treatment, which is where this "Continuation of Original Treatment" comes in. Universal agreed to finance the film, but the budget was reduced and the production timetable was substantially shortened. Filming began shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the time of this treatment, the film's title had not yet been finalized. Carbon sheets, 8.5" x 11", three staples on the left side, 38 pages (numbered 92-129) plus a cover page. Hitchcock story "treatments" are VERY SCARCE, especially his earlier story treatments. About JOAN HARRISON (from Wikipedia): ******Joan Harrison (26 June 1907 - 14 August 1994) was an English film producer and screenwriter. Born in Guildford, Surrey, Harrison studied at St Hugh's College, Oxford and reviewed films for the student newspaper. She also studied at the Sorbonne. In 1933 Harrison became the secretary of Alfred Hitchcock. Eventually she began reading books and scripts for him and became one of Hitchcock's most trusted associates. When Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in March 1939 to begin his contract with David O. Selznick to direct films, Harrison went with him as an assistant and writer. She gained the title of screenwriter when she wrote the film Jamaica Inn (1939) based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Harrison continued writing screenplays for films Rebecca (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Suspicion (1941), Saboteur (1942), Dark Waters (1944), and Nocturne (1946).******

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  • 1945 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ANNA & KING OF SIAM Presentation Copy to HERBERT RYMAN by Talbot Jennings 1945 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY ANNA & KING OF SIAM Presentation Copy to HERBERT RYMAN
    Talbot Jennings

    ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM. SCREENPLAY by TALBOT JENNINGS. PRESENTATION COPY to HERBERT RYMAN, the Great Disney Imagineer. Handwritten in pencil on the front cover is: "to herbert Ryman / July 7, '45". I don't know who presented this copy to Ryman, whether it was Talbot or?? Carbon typescript. Paper Covers, bound with 2 brass brackets, 8.5x11", printed on one side only (rectos), pages numbered in three parts - 87, 74 and 32 pages (193 total pages). Cover has a typed title and author. The script does not have a printed date, but the written presentation on the cover is dated July 7, 1945, and clearly this is a draft that was written prior to Sally Benson being brought…

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    ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM. SCREENPLAY by TALBOT JENNINGS. PRESENTATION COPY to HERBERT RYMAN, the Great Disney Imagineer. Handwritten in pencil on the front cover is: "to herbert Ryman / July 7, '45". I don't know who presented this copy to Ryman, whether it was Talbot or?? Carbon typescript. Paper Covers, bound with 2 brass brackets, 8.5x11", printed on one side only (rectos), pages numbered in three parts - 87, 74 and 32 pages (193 total pages). Cover has a typed title and author. The script does not have a printed date, but the written presentation on the cover is dated July 7, 1945, and clearly this is a draft that was written prior to Sally Benson being brought on as a co-writer, so early 1945 is most likely the date of this version of the film script. CONDITION: The covers are very worn, the edges have chips, tears and creases, the covers have some stiff creases and lighter creases from handling, nonetheless the covers are still doing their job well, and the typed titling and written presentation on the front cover are bright and fully legible. Internally, the title page has torn from its upper bracket, is coming loose, and has numerous creases; the next couple of pages have a few crease but are still sturdy and in place; all the pages are lightly toned / browned with age; otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still complete, bright, clean and unmarked. A VERY RARE EARLY DRAFT of ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM with the GREAT ASSOCIATION to HERBERT RYMAN. You can read about Talbot Jennings on Wikipedia and about Herbert Ryman on Wikipedia and many other online sites.

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  • 1946 EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD Pin-Up Showgirls on Stage PROGRAM Beryl Wallace by Earl Carroll 1946 EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD Pin-Up Showgirls on Stage PROGRAM Beryl Wallace
    Earl Carroll

    EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD. Program for the SHOWGIRLS stage show that was proclaimed to feature "The Most Beautiful Girls In The World".

    The cover features BERYL WALLACE, Earl Carroll's featured pin-up star.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 14 unnumbered pages including covers. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs.

    GOOD condition, there is a thin 1 inch ink line on the face of the pin-up girl on the front cover, a light smudge to the top margin of the front cover, and some creasing to the rear cover; overall just lightly used and still solid, bright and clean.

    Here's an interesting tidbit from Wikipedia: "On June 17, 1948, while en route from Los Angeles to New York City, Beryl Wallace and Earl…

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    EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD. Program for the SHOWGIRLS stage show that was proclaimed to feature "The Most Beautiful Girls In The World".

    The cover features BERYL WALLACE, Earl Carroll's featured pin-up star.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 14 unnumbered pages including covers. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs.

    GOOD condition, there is a thin 1 inch ink line on the face of the pin-up girl on the front cover, a light smudge to the top margin of the front cover, and some creasing to the rear cover; overall just lightly used and still solid, bright and clean.

    Here's an interesting tidbit from Wikipedia: "On June 17, 1948, while en route from Los Angeles to New York City, Beryl Wallace and Earl Carroll died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624 in Aristes, Pennsylvania. They were interred together in the Garden of Memory at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California."

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  • 1947 DUEL IN THE SUN - FILM FOOTAGE SCHEDULE - Ephemera from the GREAT MOTION PICTURE 1947 DUEL IN THE SUN - FILM FOOTAGE SCHEDULE - Ephemera from the GREAT MOTION PICTURE

    DUEL IN THE SUN - Film Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints, Showing All Positive Splices. PRINTS NUMBER 1 to 307. Dated May 1, 1947. Unusual Piece of Motion Picture Ephemera. Heavy stock paper covers, typed title and other info on front cover, two inner pages with mimeographed information, side stapled. Condition: Staples rusted but holding well, some creasing to the corners from handling, overall bright and clean. "Duel in the Sun", one of the great films of the 20th century! Martin Scorsese stated that this was the first film he ever saw and holds it in high regard. He mentioned it in his documentary of American movies. Please be sure you noted that this has only TWO PAGES…

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    DUEL IN THE SUN - Film Footage Schedule for All Domestic Release Prints, Showing All Positive Splices. PRINTS NUMBER 1 to 307. Dated May 1, 1947. Unusual Piece of Motion Picture Ephemera. Heavy stock paper covers, typed title and other info on front cover, two inner pages with mimeographed information, side stapled. Condition: Staples rusted but holding well, some creasing to the corners from handling, overall bright and clean. "Duel in the Sun", one of the great films of the 20th century! Martin Scorsese stated that this was the first film he ever saw and holds it in high regard. He mentioned it in his documentary of American movies. Please be sure you noted that this has only TWO PAGES plus covers. Yes, it's very thin, but it's a RARE and interesting piece of motion picture history.

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  • 1952 Original FILM STUDIO LETTER ACCUSING ITS CO-FOUNDER OF THEFT - SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith 1952 Original FILM STUDIO LETTER ACCUSING ITS CO-FOUNDER OF THEFT - SIGNED
    Albert Zugsmith

    Letter by ALBERT ZUGSMITH, PRESIDENT of AMERICAN PICTURES CORPORATION / RKO - PATHE STUDIOS, on Company Stationery, ACCUSING its CO-FOUNDER, AUBREY WISBERG, and a FILM PRODUCER, JACK POLLEXFEN, of CORPORATE THEFT. Dated April 1, 1952. On 8.5" x 11" Company Stationery with Its Letterhead at the top. Watermarked rag paper. Typed letter, typed on the front side only, typing is tangible on the backside. SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith, President of American Pictures Corp. One of the coolest, insider, back-stabbing, Hollywood Film Industry, letters that I have ever seen! Creasing and toning, primarily to the margins, two horizontal folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope present), overall still GOOD condition, certainly suitable for framing!…

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    Letter by ALBERT ZUGSMITH, PRESIDENT of AMERICAN PICTURES CORPORATION / RKO - PATHE STUDIOS, on Company Stationery, ACCUSING its CO-FOUNDER, AUBREY WISBERG, and a FILM PRODUCER, JACK POLLEXFEN, of CORPORATE THEFT. Dated April 1, 1952. On 8.5" x 11" Company Stationery with Its Letterhead at the top. Watermarked rag paper. Typed letter, typed on the front side only, typing is tangible on the backside. SIGNED by Albert Zugsmith, President of American Pictures Corp. One of the coolest, insider, back-stabbing, Hollywood Film Industry, letters that I have ever seen! Creasing and toning, primarily to the margins, two horizontal folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope present), overall still GOOD condition, certainly suitable for framing! You can read about ALBERT ZUGSMITH, AUBREY WISBERG and JACK POLLEXFEN on Wikipedia (they each have their own page).

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  • 1958 FAREWELL TO ARMS - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE & CUTTING CONTINUITY - 18 REEL MOVIOLA SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - Selznick Studios by (Ernest Hemingway) 1958 FAREWELL TO ARMS - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE & CUTTING CONTINUITY - 18 REEL MOVIOLA SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY - Selznick Studios
    (Ernest Hemingway)

    A FAREWELL TO ARMS (the 1958 Motion Picture) - COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - "In Cinemascope". Continuity Script dated January 10th, 1958. Length of the film 13,677 Ft. 8 Frs. A SELZNICK STUDIOS FILM of ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S NOVEL. Printed gray paper covers, 8.5" x 11", side-bound with 3 brass brackets, pages numbered consecutively and by reel, 238 pages / Reel 18 Page 5. Pages printed on one side only. The front and rear covers are stained from a spill, the first 2 pages are also heavily stained, the next ten or so pages have staining to their top margin, then the stain disappears. The covers are well worn, have a couple 3" closed tears, lots of edge chips…

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    A FAREWELL TO ARMS (the 1958 Motion Picture) - COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - "In Cinemascope". Continuity Script dated January 10th, 1958. Length of the film 13,677 Ft. 8 Frs. A SELZNICK STUDIOS FILM of ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S NOVEL. Printed gray paper covers, 8.5" x 11", side-bound with 3 brass brackets, pages numbered consecutively and by reel, 238 pages / Reel 18 Page 5. Pages printed on one side only. The front and rear covers are stained from a spill, the first 2 pages are also heavily stained, the next ten or so pages have staining to their top margin, then the stain disappears. The covers are well worn, have a couple 3" closed tears, lots of edge chips and closed edge tears. Internally, after the staining on the beginning pages, all the pages are bright and clear. SCARCE Reel by Reel Dialogue and Cutting Continuity to A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the film based on Hemingway's Masterpiece. Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry in its early days. They were typically created after a film was "in the can", but before it was released, in order to create a written "copy" of the film. A good "Continuity" provided a transcription of every shot and scene in detail as it occurred in the finished film, something that could obviously not be known until a film was completed. Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for a "record" of a film. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, scene-by-scene, record of many early films. Provenance of the late Peter Howard, and his now shuttered Serendipity Books, Berkeley, California. Peter was a long time member, and at one time President, of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of American. He was very well known in the antiquarian book arena. Years ago Peter bought much of the archives of Selznick Studios,. This continuity script is from that archive.

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  • 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset 1960 KRISTIN Unproduced SCREENPLAY by ERNEST PASCAL of SIGRID UNDSET Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER
    Ernest Pascal, Sigrid Undset

    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side…

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    KRISTIN. Screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL. From the Novel KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER by SIGRID UNDSET. The screenplay is undated but perhaps circa 1960 (Ernest Pascal died in 1966). The novel Kristin Lavransdatter was first published in 1921 and has been in print ever since. This screenplay by Ernest Pascal was never produced. The only film of the novel that I am aware of is a 1995 Swedish Film directed by Liv Ullmann. That film, in Swedish, has no relation to this screenplay. Photocopied on plain white paper (photo offset copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 170 pages printed on one side only, pages are 3-hole punched and bound in heavy stock yellow paper covers with 2 brass brads. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light soiling and edgewear, otherwise the script is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. RARE and UNUSUAL screenplay by ERNEST PASCAL of KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER.

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  • 1961 HITCHCOCK SPELLBOUND - CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - From SELZNICK STUDIOS' ARCHIVES by David O. Selznick 1961 HITCHCOCK SPELLBOUND - CUTTING CONTINUITY SCRIPT - From SELZNICK STUDIOS' ARCHIVES
    David O. Selznick

    COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY ON A SPELLBOUND - 16 mm Footage - 3017 Feet 32 Frames, 83 min. 50 sec. . May 15, 1961. The Continuity is not from the original release, but probably created for a restoration and re-release of the film. Printed Covers with the following information: "Combined 16mm Continuity on SPELLBOUND. Presented by: Selznick International. Copyright by: Vanguard Films, Inc. Produced by: David O. Selznick. 16 mm footage: 3017 ft. 32 fr. Running time: 83 min. 50 sec. May 15, 1961." Someone has hand written on the covers "10 Sections / 2 Reels", but the item contains FIVE REELS and TEN SECTIONS (two sections for each of five reels). At the bottom of the last page…

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    COMBINED DIALOGUE AND CUTTING CONTINUITY ON A SPELLBOUND - 16 mm Footage - 3017 Feet 32 Frames, 83 min. 50 sec. . May 15, 1961. The Continuity is not from the original release, but probably created for a restoration and re-release of the film. Printed Covers with the following information: "Combined 16mm Continuity on SPELLBOUND. Presented by: Selznick International. Copyright by: Vanguard Films, Inc. Produced by: David O. Selznick. 16 mm footage: 3017 ft. 32 fr. Running time: 83 min. 50 sec. May 15, 1961." Someone has hand written on the covers "10 Sections / 2 Reels", but the item contains FIVE REELS and TEN SECTIONS (two sections for each of five reels). At the bottom of the last page is printed the following information: "Continuity taken from 16mm Composite print by LAURA ROSSER'S FILM CONTINUITY SERVICE / P.O. Box 1603 - Hollywood 28, Calif. / Phone: NO-1-6115 / May 14th, 1961. Printed in U.S.A." Blue paper front cover, lacking its blue paper rear cover, staple-bound with two staples at the top margin, 8.5x14", 71 pages, carbon typescript, printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, complete (except blank rear cover), bright, clean and unmarked. Provenance: The late Peter Howard, from his purchase of the Archives of David O. Selznick.

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  • 1962 THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY by John Frankenheimer 1962 THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE - ORIGINAL DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY
    John Frankenheimer

    ORIGINAL DIALOGUE CONTINUITY / SCRIPT dated August 27th, 1962, for the film THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE by JOHN FRANKENHEIMER. Original, pre-release printing.(the film was released two months later, on October 24, 1962). Plain off-white paper covers, dated August 27th, 1962, on the front cover, mimeographed pages,8.5x 14", printed on one side only, bound with 2 staples at the top. Dialogue Continuity is by "Reel" with Seven Reels of side A and B on 56 numbered pages, plus the cover / title page. The DIALOGUE CONTINUITY is a SHOT BY SHOT / REEL BY REEL breakdown of the SCRIPT. CONDITION: The cover page has a piece torn from the bottom right corner, chipping with associated creasing to its bottom left corner, and…

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    ORIGINAL DIALOGUE CONTINUITY / SCRIPT dated August 27th, 1962, for the film THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE by JOHN FRANKENHEIMER. Original, pre-release printing.(the film was released two months later, on October 24, 1962). Plain off-white paper covers, dated August 27th, 1962, on the front cover, mimeographed pages,8.5x 14", printed on one side only, bound with 2 staples at the top. Dialogue Continuity is by "Reel" with Seven Reels of side A and B on 56 numbered pages, plus the cover / title page. The DIALOGUE CONTINUITY is a SHOT BY SHOT / REEL BY REEL breakdown of the SCRIPT. CONDITION: The cover page has a piece torn from the bottom right corner, chipping with associated creasing to its bottom left corner, and creasing to its entire bottom margin; the cover page also has a couple horizontal creases (please see images). The inner pages have light creases to the bottom corners, toning to the margins, and signs of light handling, otherwise complete, bright, clean and unmarked. A RARE and WONDERFUL CONTINUITY SCRIPT for one of the FILM MASTERPIECES of the 20th Century. About THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (from Wikipedia): ******The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer from a screenplay by George Axelrod based on Richard Condon's 1959 novel. It stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and features Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, and James Gregory. The central concept of the film is that the son of a prominent, right-wing political family has been brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. The Manchurian Candidate was nationally released on Wednesday, October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The film was critically acclaimed, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. The Manchurian Candidate was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In April 2007, Angela Lansbury's character was selected by Newsweek as one of the ten greatest villains in cinema history.******

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  • 1967 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / SCREENPLAY with ACADEMY AWARDS RELATED SIGNED LETTER by Director NORMAN JEWISON by Norman Jewison, Stirling Silliphant 1967 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / SCREENPLAY with ACADEMY AWARDS RELATED SIGNED LETTER by Director NORMAN JEWISON
    Norman Jewison, Stirling Silliphant

    ORIGINAL COMBINED CONTINUITY SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, the 1967 FILM Directed by NORMAN JEWISON and Starring ROD STEIGER and SIDNEY POITIER. This Combined Continuity (each scene is described in full detail "combining" camera shots, camera angles, dialogue, actions, etc.) is dated June 12th, 1967. At the end of the last page is the statement: "Continuity taken from work picture (a working print) & mag track (magnetic sound track) by Laura Rosser's Film Continuity Service, P.O. Box 1603, Hollywood 28, California, Phone: NO 1-16115". The film was produced by The Mirisch Corporation and Released by United Artists on August 2, 1967. Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry. Typically created after…

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    ORIGINAL COMBINED CONTINUITY SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, the 1967 FILM Directed by NORMAN JEWISON and Starring ROD STEIGER and SIDNEY POITIER. This Combined Continuity (each scene is described in full detail "combining" camera shots, camera angles, dialogue, actions, etc.) is dated June 12th, 1967. At the end of the last page is the statement: "Continuity taken from work picture (a working print) & mag track (magnetic sound track) by Laura Rosser's Film Continuity Service, P.O. Box 1603, Hollywood 28, California, Phone: NO 1-16115". The film was produced by The Mirisch Corporation and Released by United Artists on August 2, 1967. Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry. Typically created after a film was "in the can", but before it was released, a continuity created a written "copy" of a film. A good "Continuity", especially a "Combined Continuity", provided a comprehensive transcription of the finished film. Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for a "record" of a film. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, word-by-word, shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene, record of many films. Mimeographed sheets, yellow front cover, 8.5x14", mimeographed on one side only, 98 pages plus the cover page. Two hole punched at the top and bound by a metal bracket. Laid in a legal size manila folder. The metal bracket has rusted somewhat and has left its rust imprint onto both the front and rear covers of the manila folder. The manila folder has a typed title on its tab: "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT". This script was clearly filed away, perhaps in a legal department, perhaps in the Studio's files. LAID-IN the manila folder, on top of the Continuity / Screenplay, is a TYPED SIGNED LETTER by NORMAN JEWISON. The letter is on NORMAN JEWISON'S PERSONAL STATIONERY. The letter is addressed to PHILLIP LAMBRO, a Composer of Film Scores. The letter is dated APRIL 24, 1968, only 14 days after the April 10, 1968, 40th ACADEMY AWARDS that presented Oscars to films released in 1967. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT won MULTIPLE OSCARS at the 40th Academy Awards, including BEST PICTURE (and, perhaps of interest to Phillip Lambro, BEST SOUND). Norman Jewison's letter to Phillip Lambro clearly refers to the film's success at the Academy Awards. The letter reads: "Dear Phillip: / Thank you for your thoughtful letter. It was muchly appreciated. / It was a very exciting and rewarding night for our picture, and I thank you again for caring. / Yours, / Norman (signed)". (Phillip Lambro is a composer who had a short career as a composer of film scores. Lambro wrote the original score to Polanski's film Chinatown, which, before the film was released, was replaced by a score by Jerry Goldsmith.) Condition: The cover / title page is mostly torn away from the metal bracket at the top, and is worn along its edges with small closed tears; the last few pages are worn along their bottom edge; otherwise a bright, clean copy that clearly has been safely filed away. The laid-in TLS letter has folds from where it was probably folded to fit into an envelope (envelope is not present), and has some general creases from handling, but remains sturdy, bright and clear. One of the 20th Centuries Great Films, with an Associated Letter from the Film's Director. Scarce. About the 40th Academy Awards (from Wikipedia): ******The 40th Academy Awards honored film achievements of 1967. Originally scheduled for April 8, 1968, the awards were postponed for two days until April 10, 1968, because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The big winner was Norman Jewison's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT with FIVE OSCARS for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound).******

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  • 1969 SCRIPT RUSSIAN-SWEDISH FILM "MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE" Emil BRAGINSKY Rare by Volodya SEMITJOV, Emil BRAGINSKY, Yuri EGOROV, and V. SOLOVIEV 1969 SCRIPT RUSSIAN-SWEDISH FILM "MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE" Emil BRAGINSKY Rare
    Volodya SEMITJOV, Emil BRAGINSKY, Yuri EGOROV, and V. SOLOVIEV

    1969 FILM SCRIPT for the RUSSIAN-SWEDISH FILM "THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE". FILM SCRIPT / "Literary Scenario" by Volodya SEMITJOV, Emil. BRAGINSKY, Yuri EGOROV, and V. SOLOVIEV. This is an English translation of the script, perhaps produced in the hopes of finding financing and distribution in the United States. The English translation (from the Swedish) was by ALAN BLAIR. The SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY was for a RUSSIAN-SWEDISH STUDIOS CO-PRODUCTION. The film was produced, and was released in 1972 by Warner-Columbia International. The title page reads "In co-production: OMEGA FILM (Stockholm) // GORKY FILM STUDIO (Moscow)". The date on the front page is "Moscow, April 1969". Mimeographed pages / printed from typescript, 8" x 11.5", plastic spiral bound, clear plastic…

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    1969 FILM SCRIPT for the RUSSIAN-SWEDISH FILM "THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE". FILM SCRIPT / "Literary Scenario" by Volodya SEMITJOV, Emil. BRAGINSKY, Yuri EGOROV, and V. SOLOVIEV. This is an English translation of the script, perhaps produced in the hopes of finding financing and distribution in the United States. The English translation (from the Swedish) was by ALAN BLAIR. The SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY was for a RUSSIAN-SWEDISH STUDIOS CO-PRODUCTION. The film was produced, and was released in 1972 by Warner-Columbia International. The title page reads "In co-production: OMEGA FILM (Stockholm) // GORKY FILM STUDIO (Moscow)". The date on the front page is "Moscow, April 1969". Mimeographed pages / printed from typescript, 8" x 11.5", plastic spiral bound, clear plastic front cover, heavy stock paper back cover, 91 numbered pages, plus title page, plus a 14 page summary laid-in. The script with its laid-in items are in a Manila Folder with the typed name "MR. PAUL KOHNER", the handwritten title "THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE", and the handwritten info: "(?) only copy" (i.e. somebody's only copy). Paul Kohner was a renowned Hollywood talent agent. The script and its laid-in pages are in VERY GOOD condition, with all the pages bright and clear. The manila folder is very worn and weary, with lots of tears, soiling, creases, etc., nonetheless it provides some nice provenance. Rare and Unusual Russian Swedish Film Production Script from 1969.

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  • 1970s UNPRODUCED ISRAELI SCREENPLAY by MENAHEM GOLAN Copy of Agent PAUL KOHNER by MENAHEM GOLAN and Joseph Gross 1970s UNPRODUCED ISRAELI SCREENPLAY by MENAHEM GOLAN Copy of Agent PAUL KOHNER
    MENAHEM GOLAN and Joseph Gross

    THE SUN BEYOND THE BORDER. ORIGINAL UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by MENAHEM GOLAN and JOSEPH GROSS. The screenplay is undated but likely early 1970s. The film was to be an Israeli production. The title states that the screenplay is the Property Of: NOAH FILMS, 32 Allenby Road, TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL. The screenplay is bound in plain black vinyl covers, bound with three metal brads. There is the label of Super Agent Paul Kohner Inc. on the front cover. The inner pages are photocopied on plain white paper (copy machine copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to various writers, producers, directors, and others involved in a film project), 8.5x11 inches, 96 pages…

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    THE SUN BEYOND THE BORDER. ORIGINAL UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by MENAHEM GOLAN and JOSEPH GROSS. The screenplay is undated but likely early 1970s. The film was to be an Israeli production. The title states that the screenplay is the Property Of: NOAH FILMS, 32 Allenby Road, TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL. The screenplay is bound in plain black vinyl covers, bound with three metal brads. There is the label of Super Agent Paul Kohner Inc. on the front cover. The inner pages are photocopied on plain white paper (copy machine copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to various writers, producers, directors, and others involved in a film project), 8.5x11 inches, 96 pages plus a title page, pages printed on one side only. GOOD CONDITION: The covers are worn at the edges and corners where they overhang the inner pages; internally the pages are age toned, there are numerous early copy machine dust marks, spots, and smudges, and page 11 is creased and torn at its bottom corner area, otherwise the pages are bright, clean and fully legible. A solid, nice copy, as Paul Kohner received it from Menahem Golan. You can read about MENAHEM GOLAN and PAUL KOHNER on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

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  • 1971 TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER LARGE COLOR MOVIE POSTER with DANCERS of the ROYAL BALLET by BEATRIX POTTER 1971 TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER LARGE COLOR MOVIE POSTER with DANCERS of the ROYAL BALLET
    BEATRIX POTTER

    TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER - Rare POSTER for the EMI FILM starring the DANCERS of the ROYAL BALLET. The poster is 39.5" x 30" oblong. GOOD PLUS Condition: The poster has been FOLDED to a manageable size, creating several HORIZONTAL and VERTICAL FOLDS; there is some light edgewear; someone has written "BEATRIX POTTER" in ink on the blank backside; otherwise bright and clear. Will be shipped folded, as was its stored state. About the 1971 Film TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER (from Wikipedia): ******The Tales of Beatrix Potter is a 1971 ballet film based on the children's stories of English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. The film was directed by Reginald Mills, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton (who danced the role…

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    TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER - Rare POSTER for the EMI FILM starring the DANCERS of the ROYAL BALLET. The poster is 39.5" x 30" oblong. GOOD PLUS Condition: The poster has been FOLDED to a manageable size, creating several HORIZONTAL and VERTICAL FOLDS; there is some light edgewear; someone has written "BEATRIX POTTER" in ink on the blank backside; otherwise bright and clear. Will be shipped folded, as was its stored state. About the 1971 Film TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER (from Wikipedia): ******The Tales of Beatrix Potter is a 1971 ballet film based on the children's stories of English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. The film was directed by Reginald Mills, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton (who danced the role of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle), and featured dancers from the Royal Ballet. The musical score was arranged by John Lanchbery from various sources such as the operas of Michael Balfe and of Sir Arthur Sullivan, and performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Tales of Beatrix Potter is the only feature film directed by Mills, who is best remembered as a film editor. Mills had edited The Red Shoes (1948) and other films directed and produced by Powell and Pressburger which incorporating ballet. The film was given the go ahead by Bryan Forbes during his period as head of production at EMI Films. He recalled that the EMI Board were not enthusiastic, and Nat Cohen had never heard of Beatrix Potter, but he had complete artistic control for any movie made with a budget under £1 million so could gain approval easily. The film was one of the most successful of the Forbes regime at EMI Films. A 1971 review by Roger Ebert was favorable: "The stories are told simply and directly and with a certain almost clumsy charm. Instead of going for perfection in the dancing, the Royal Ballet dancers have gone for characterizations instead. The various animals have their quirks and eccentricities, and they are fairly authentic: The frog dances like a frog, for example, and not like Nureyev." Anthony Nield wrote in 2011, "Tales of Beatrix Potter is one of British cinema's true one-offs, a film quite unlike any other. Ostensibly aimed at children, this adaptation of Potter's various animal-centric stories was mounted by the Royal Ballet and choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. The tales are rendered as a series of dances, loosely interconnected by the author as a young girl (played by Erin Geraghty) and her active imagination. There are no words, only music and movement as the performers of the Royal Ballet - in full animal costume - interpret her stories' simple narratives." The film's designer, Christine Edzard, was nominated for BAFTA awards for Best Art Direction and for Best Costume Design.******

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  • 1976 Early Draft SCREENPLAY of GRAHAM GREENE Novel HONORARY CONSUL by Graham Greene, John Melson 1976 Early Draft SCREENPLAY of GRAHAM GREENE Novel HONORARY CONSUL
    Graham Greene, John Melson

    GRAHAM GREENE - EARLY DRAFT SCREENPLAY of his NOVEL "HONORARY CONSUL". Screenplay by John Melson. This draft is dated February 1, 1976, years before the film finally went into production and seven years before the film was released. It appears that this 1976 draft was being produced by Capricorn Productions of Venice, California. The company name / address / phone stamp is on the title page. It also appears that this project was being shopped by PAUL KOHNER, a Hollywood Super Agent. Laid in is his handwritten note on his letterhead that states: "NO / (Returned?) by (??) / Not very high on it. / Do you still want / discuss with him?" Also in the hand of Paul Kohner…

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    GRAHAM GREENE - EARLY DRAFT SCREENPLAY of his NOVEL "HONORARY CONSUL". Screenplay by John Melson. This draft is dated February 1, 1976, years before the film finally went into production and seven years before the film was released. It appears that this 1976 draft was being produced by Capricorn Productions of Venice, California. The company name / address / phone stamp is on the title page. It also appears that this project was being shopped by PAUL KOHNER, a Hollywood Super Agent. Laid in is his handwritten note on his letterhead that states: "NO / (Returned?) by (??) / Not very high on it. / Do you still want / discuss with him?" Also in the hand of Paul Kohner is a note on the title page: "Return to Pamela" which is then circled along with the company stamp of Capricorn Productions. This 1976 John Melson draft was apparently NEVER used. Capricorn Productions abandoned the movie project. Norma Heyman later took on the task of producing a film version of the book and another writer, Christopher Hampton, was brought in to write the screenplay. The title of the film was CHANGED to BEYOND THE LIMIT for its U.S. release, but retained the title HONORARY CONSUL for the U.K. (Interesting Note: By producing the film The Honorary Consul, Norma Heyman, born 1940, became the first British woman to produce an independent feature film by herself.) Photocopied on plain white paper (copy machine copies were, and still are, common among production and working scripts; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 132 pages printed on one side only, pages are 3-hole punched and bound in plain orange paper covers with 2 brass brads. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light soiling and a couple marks, the top of the front cover has several paperclip indents and a small associated tear, otherwise the script is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. RARE and UNUSUAL Early Draft of GRAHAM GREENE Novel HONORARY CONSUL, with Manuscript Note by PAUL KOHNER.

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  • 1976 THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART II - ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / FILM SCRIPT - MGM STUDIOS 1976 THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART II - ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / FILM SCRIPT - MGM STUDIOS

    ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / SCRIPT dated June 1, 1976, for the film THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART II. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on May 16, 1976. Heavy stock pale yellow tinted paper covers, lots of information printed on the front cover,

    mimeographed pages, 8.5x11", printed on one side only, pages 2-hole punched at the top, bound with 2 brass brads at the top. The Continuity is by "Reel" with Seven Reels of side A and B, with pages numbered by "Reel", as follows: Reel 1: 26 pages, Reel 2: 17 pages, Reel 3: 20 pages, Reel 4: 23 pages, Reel 5: 16 pages, Reel 6: 25 pages, and Reel 7: 13 pages, (for a total of 140 pages). Continuities (Continuity Scripts)…

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    ORIGINAL CONTINUITY / SCRIPT dated June 1, 1976, for the film THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART II. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on May 16, 1976. Heavy stock pale yellow tinted paper covers, lots of information printed on the front cover,

    mimeographed pages, 8.5x11", printed on one side only, pages 2-hole punched at the top, bound with 2 brass brads at the top. The Continuity is by "Reel" with Seven Reels of side A and B, with pages numbered by "Reel", as follows: Reel 1: 26 pages, Reel 2: 17 pages, Reel 3: 20 pages, Reel 4: 23 pages, Reel 5: 16 pages, Reel 6: 25 pages, and Reel 7: 13 pages, (for a total of 140 pages). Continuities (Continuity Scripts) were an important part of the film industry in its early days. They were typically created after a film was "in the can", but before it was released, in order to create a written copy of the film. A good "Continuity" provided a transcription of every shot and scene in detail as it occurred in the finished film, something that could obviously not be known until a film was completed. Continuities were created both for copyright protection and for a record of a film. Many early films easily degenerated, and many others were wiped out to recover their silver. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, scene-by-scene, reel-by-reel, record of many early films. This Continuity / Script is full of wonderful Scenes and Dialogue from such greats as Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, The Marx Brothers, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, and many others. VERY GOOD condition, the covers and the first and last few pages have some edge wear, the two brass brads have oxidized, the first page has some foxing to its margins, overall still bright, clean and unmarked.

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