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  • INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED IN SWEDISH** on a FILM PROMO PHOTO of His Film FACE TO FACE by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED IN SWEDISH** on a FILM PROMO PHOTO of His Film FACE TO FACE
    Ingmar Bergman

    FACE TO FACE (Swedish: Ansikte mot Ansikte) 8x10 inch film promotional photo (a reduced reproduction of the film's poster) with the ORIGINAL SIGNATURE and PERSONALIZED INSCRIPTION of INGMAR BERGMAN, the film's director. The inscription is not dated but is likely circa 1976, the year the film was released. This 8x10 inch poster repro is printed on Kodak photo paper. HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED in SWEDISH by INGMAR BERGMAN in black felt pen on the left margin of the photo. The inscription reads: "TILL PETER DANKERS MED HJÄRTLIGT TACK FÖR DREV FR (Från) INGMAR BERGMAN". The English Translation is: "TO PETER DANKERS WITH HEARTFELT THANKS FOR THE DRIVE FR (from) INGMAR BERGMAN". INGMAR BERGMAN'S SIGNATURE is RARE, his INSCRIPTION very much…

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    FACE TO FACE (Swedish: Ansikte mot Ansikte) 8x10 inch film promotional photo (a reduced reproduction of the film's poster) with the ORIGINAL SIGNATURE and PERSONALIZED INSCRIPTION of INGMAR BERGMAN, the film's director. The inscription is not dated but is likely circa 1976, the year the film was released. This 8x10 inch poster repro is printed on Kodak photo paper. HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED in SWEDISH by INGMAR BERGMAN in black felt pen on the left margin of the photo. The inscription reads: "TILL PETER DANKERS MED HJÄRTLIGT TACK FÖR DREV FR (Från) INGMAR BERGMAN". The English Translation is: "TO PETER DANKERS WITH HEARTFELT THANKS FOR THE DRIVE FR (from) INGMAR BERGMAN". INGMAR BERGMAN'S SIGNATURE is RARE, his INSCRIPTION very much so, and his INSCRIPTION in SWEDISH is both rare and incredible, imho. VERY GOOD condition, the upper front corner tip is creased and starting to peel, there is a 2 inch piece of clear tape on the backside near the top edge, otherwise solid and bright. Would look amazing matted and framed. INGMAR BERGMAN, b. 1918 d. 2007, was one of the greatest film directors of all time. You can read about him and his films all over the Internet. The SIGNATURE and INSCRIPTION of INGMAR BERGMAN on this item are GUARANTEED for LIFE to be AUTHENTIC.

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  • INGMAR BERGMAN WOMEN - SIX Original FILM STILLS / PHOTOS of BERGMAN FILM STARS by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN WOMEN - SIX Original FILM STILLS / PHOTOS of BERGMAN FILM STARS
    Ingmar Bergman

    SIX Original Film Stills / Photos of INGMAR BERGMAN WOMEN. The 6 stills are from the films Wild Strawberries, Three Strange Loves (2), All These Women, A Lesson In Love, and Waiting Women. Each is 8x10, and all are from Janus Films. All are in GOOD condition, lightly toned, some corner wear and corner creasing, edge wear to a few, and light signs of handling.

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  • Italian Movie Directors PAOLO & VITTORIO TAVIANI **SIGNED** Promo Book for Their Film FIORILE 1993 by PAOLO TAVIANI and VITTORIO TAVIANi Italian Movie Directors PAOLO & VITTORIO TAVIANI **SIGNED** Promo Book for Their Film FIORILE 1993
    PAOLO TAVIANI and VITTORIO TAVIANi

    FIORILE - MOVIE PROMOTIONAL BOOK - SIGNED by both DIRECTORS PAOLO TAVIANI & VITTORIO TAVIANI. Softcovers, side stapled, 9x12 inches (23 x 31 cm), 32 unnumbered pages. Printed by Graphic Design Consultants, Rome, (1993). This promotional film book provides a synopsis of the film, a brief bio and interview with the directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and biographies and/or filmographies of the film's main cast and crew. Illustrated with b&w film stills of some of the cast members. The text is in English. Fiorile is a 1993 Italian film about a family curse caused by greed. The film was directed by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and stars Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan, Lino Capolicchio, and Constanze Engelbrecht.…

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    FIORILE - MOVIE PROMOTIONAL BOOK - SIGNED by both DIRECTORS PAOLO TAVIANI & VITTORIO TAVIANI. Softcovers, side stapled, 9x12 inches (23 x 31 cm), 32 unnumbered pages. Printed by Graphic Design Consultants, Rome, (1993). This promotional film book provides a synopsis of the film, a brief bio and interview with the directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and biographies and/or filmographies of the film's main cast and crew. Illustrated with b&w film stills of some of the cast members. The text is in English. Fiorile is a 1993 Italian film about a family curse caused by greed. The film was directed by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and stars Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan, Lino Capolicchio, and Constanze Engelbrecht. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some rubs and finger marks, creases at the spine, and light soiling to the white rear panel, internally very nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, attractive copy. PAOLO & VITTORIO TAVIANI are great Italian Film Directors; their SIGNATURES make this film promo book special. About Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (from Wikipedia): ******Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (b. 1931 and 1929) are noted Italian film directors and screenwriters. They are brothers, who have always worked together, each directing alternate scenes. At the Cannes Film Festival the Taviani brothers won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI prize for PADRE PADRONE in 1977 and Grand Prix du Jury for LA NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO (THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS, 1982). In 2012 they again received the top prize in a major festival, winning the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for CAESAR MUST DIE.******

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  • ITALIAN NEOREALISM CINEMA & MUSIC - Illustrated BOOK with 2 CDs of MUSIC Composed for the NEOREALISTIC FILMS of ITALY Presented in the Book 1995 by Introduction by Carlo Lizzani ITALIAN NEOREALISM CINEMA & MUSIC - Illustrated BOOK with 2 CDs of MUSIC Composed for the NEOREALISTIC FILMS of ITALY Presented in the Book 1995
    Introduction by Carlo Lizzani

    MUSICA & CINEMA : IL NEORALISMO ITALIANO / MUSIC & CINEMA : ITALIAN NEOREALISM / Introduction by Carlo Lizzani

    BOOK on ITALIAN NEOREALISM CINEMA & MUSIC with TWO CDs in holders on the inside rear cover. Introduction by Carlo Luzzani.

    The two CDs contain music from some of the great Italian Neorealism Films (e.g. Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves). The music is symphonic, composed by various Italian composers, including Nino Rota.

    Published by CAM Recording Studios, Milan, Italy. TEXT in ITALIAN, ENGLISH and JAPANESE.

    Hardcover Book with two CDs at the rear, 8x10 inches (19.5x25 cm), 57 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, a crease to the rear cover, some light edge wear, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.…

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    MUSICA & CINEMA : IL NEORALISMO ITALIANO / MUSIC & CINEMA : ITALIAN NEOREALISM / Introduction by Carlo Lizzani

    BOOK on ITALIAN NEOREALISM CINEMA & MUSIC with TWO CDs in holders on the inside rear cover. Introduction by Carlo Luzzani.

    The two CDs contain music from some of the great Italian Neorealism Films (e.g. Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves). The music is symphonic, composed by various Italian composers, including Nino Rota.

    Published by CAM Recording Studios, Milan, Italy. TEXT in ITALIAN, ENGLISH and JAPANESE.

    Hardcover Book with two CDs at the rear, 8x10 inches (19.5x25 cm), 57 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, a crease to the rear cover, some light edge wear, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The CDs are in GOOD working condition, they have some superficial scratches, but I have played both all the way through and they played fine.

    "Carlo Lizzani, b.1922 d.2013, was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Lizzani worked on such films of as Roberto Rossellini's Germany Year Zero, Alberto Lattuada's The Mill on the Po (both 1948) and Giuseppe De Santis' Bitter Rice (1949) for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story." - Wikipedia

    "Italian neorealism is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non professional actors. Italian neorealism films mostly contend with the difficult economic and moral conditions of post World War II Italy, representing changes in the Italian psyche and conditions of everyday life, including poverty, oppression, injustice, and desperation." - Wikipedia

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  • JEAN RENOIR - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition "LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES" - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR, the Son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir by JEAN RENOIR JEAN RENOIR - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition "LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES" - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR, the Son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    JEAN RENOIR

    LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES - Souvenirs d'Amour et de Guerre 1894 - 1945. By JEAN RENOIR (Great French Film Director and Son of the Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir). Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR on the half-title page: "Chere Lilian Kaufman / Je suis si heureux de / savoir que mon petit / libre trouvera sa place / dans votre bibliotheque. / bien affectueusement / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / Juillet 1966". ("Dear Lilian Kaufman / I am so happy to / know that my little / book found its place / in your library. / very affectionately / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / July 1966.") (Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the…

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    LES CAHIERS DU CAPITAINE GEORGES - Souvenirs d'Amour et de Guerre 1894 - 1945. By JEAN RENOIR (Great French Film Director and Son of the Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir). Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR on the half-title page: "Chere Lilian Kaufman / Je suis si heureux de / savoir que mon petit / libre trouvera sa place / dans votre bibliotheque. / bien affectueusement / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / Juillet 1966". ("Dear Lilian Kaufman / I am so happy to / know that my little / book found its place / in your library. / very affectionately / Jean Renoir (signed Jean R.) / Paris / July 1966.") (Lilian Kaufman was the wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who was a student of Josef Hofmann and who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers. See more at the end of this listing.) Published by Gallimard, Paris, 1966. First Edition, First Printing, with the statement "Acheve D'Imprimer Sur Les Presses Daubin Liguge (Vienne) Le 5 Fev 1966" on the Colophon page (the last page), and the statement "copyright Jean Renoir, 1966" on the Copyright page (on the backside of the title-page). Includes its first state printed wraparound band that has the statement "par l'auteur de La Regle du Jeu". Original softcovers with French folds in red printed wraparound band,

    5.5x8", 322 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, some creasing and light staining to the upper corner of the front cover; light wear to the covers' spine ends and corner tips; a light crease to the upper corner of the inner pages; otherwise, tight, bright and clean; in a GOOD MINUS wraparound band, that has split at the top 2" of the front spine fold, the top 1/2" of the front flap fold, and the bottom 1" of the rear flap fold; and that has some general wear to the folds and spine ends, but remains bright and attractive. VERY RARE with the AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURE of the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR. About JEAN RENOIR (from Wikipedia): ******Jean Renoir (15 September 1894 - 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films GRAND ILLUSION (1937) and THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. As an author, he wrote the definitive biography of his father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Renoir, My Father (1962). Jean Renoir was ranked by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of critics as the fourth greatest director of all time.****** About HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN (from the UCLA Library Special Collections and other Internet sites): ******UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - HARRY KAUFMAN PAPERS 1900-1961. Harry Kaufman (born 1894, died 1961) was a PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying. During this time his former piano teacher JOSEF HOFMANN was director of the Institute. Harry Kaufman was also a very successful piano soloist, performing with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and many others. He usually traveled with his wife, LILIAN. The Harry Kaufman collection consists of correspondence between HARRY KAUFMAN, his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN, and people in the worlds of classical music, literature, painting, and various other arts. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Van Wyck Brooks, Dorothy Chandler, George and Ira Gershwin, Josef Hofmann, Joseph Levine, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, JEAN RENOIR, Arthur Rubenstein, Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Untermyer, Meredith Willson, Efrem Zimbalist, and many others. The Kaufman Archive belongs to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.******

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  • JULIETTE BINOCHE **HAND SIGNED** THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE PHOTO / FILM STILL by Juliette Binoche JULIETTE BINOCHE **HAND SIGNED** THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE PHOTO / FILM STILL
    Juliette Binoche

    Photo / Film Still of JULIETTE BINOCHE in THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE. HAND SIGNED by JULIETTE BINOCHE in BLUE FELT PEN. 8x10 glossy photograph. VERY GOOD condition, bright and clean. The Widow Of Saint Pierre is one of my favorite films, and Juliette Binoche is one of my favorite actors. Have you seen her in THREE COLORS: BLUE? No? Get it and see it!

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  • LENA BIRKOVÁ Russian-Czech ACTRESS Large Family PHOTO ARCHIVE approx 350 Items by LENA BIRKOVA LENA BIRKOVÁ Russian-Czech ACTRESS Large Family PHOTO ARCHIVE approx 350 Items
    LENA BIRKOVA

    Items include: (1) PHOTO ALBUM containing approximately 110 photographs, mostly of LENA BIRKOVA, both in theatrical scenes and in everyday life. Most appear to be from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Many are 3.5x5 inches, but there are also smaller and larger sizes. Many are mounted, others have become dismounted. It appears that most of the photos can be easily dismounted. Some have written notes on the backside. (2) Approximately 240 loose photographs of various sizes including many snapshots, of LENA BIRKOVA and her family, including daughter, grandchildren, husbands. Most photos include Lena in the photo, the majority being candid family photos, but there are some of Lena in various stage persona. Photos range from her younger days to…

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    Items include: (1) PHOTO ALBUM containing approximately 110 photographs, mostly of LENA BIRKOVA, both in theatrical scenes and in everyday life. Most appear to be from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Many are 3.5x5 inches, but there are also smaller and larger sizes. Many are mounted, others have become dismounted. It appears that most of the photos can be easily dismounted. Some have written notes on the backside. (2) Approximately 240 loose photographs of various sizes including many snapshots, of LENA BIRKOVA and her family, including daughter, grandchildren, husbands. Most photos include Lena in the photo, the majority being candid family photos, but there are some of Lena in various stage persona. Photos range from her younger days to her days as a grandmother. (3) Some larger 8x10 photos, and an identity card. (4) A group of postcards written to Lena in Praha by a grandchild. Lena Birková was born on September 16, 1925 in Chabarovsk, Russia.. She was a working actress with roles in numerous Czech and International theatre and film productions starting in the 1950s. One of her last films was a role in the Academy Award winning film Kolya (1996). She died on December 7, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. Photos of Lena Birkova are hard to find. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This photo album and lots of loose photos will be somewhat heavy to ship and 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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  • Original BLOSSOM TV SCRIPT "YOU CAN'T GO HOME" Multicolored Pages Annotated 1991 by Portia Iversen Original BLOSSOM TV SCRIPT "YOU CAN'T GO HOME" Multicolored Pages Annotated 1991
    Portia Iversen

    Original BLOSSOM TV SCRIPT "YOU CAN'T GO HOME", written by Portia Iversen, Directed by Zane Buzby. Show 024. Final Draft dated 11/06/91. Touchstone Pictures and Television. Rainbow Script with blue, green, yellow and pink revised pages, 3 hole punched, bound with 2 brass brads, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages ((photocopying was, and still is, how original copies of scripts were quickly produced and distributed to actors, producers, directors, editors and others involved in a production), 53 numbered pages plus a title page, schedule page, cast page, and a short rundown page. THIS COPY has handwritten margin marks and a few margin notes. Obviously by someone involved in the production, but I have no idea who. VERY GOOD condition, the title page…

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    Original BLOSSOM TV SCRIPT "YOU CAN'T GO HOME", written by Portia Iversen, Directed by Zane Buzby. Show 024. Final Draft dated 11/06/91. Touchstone Pictures and Television. Rainbow Script with blue, green, yellow and pink revised pages, 3 hole punched, bound with 2 brass brads, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages ((photocopying was, and still is, how original copies of scripts were quickly produced and distributed to actors, producers, directors, editors and others involved in a production), 53 numbered pages plus a title page, schedule page, cast page, and a short rundown page. THIS COPY has handwritten margin marks and a few margin notes. Obviously by someone involved in the production, but I have no idea who. VERY GOOD condition, the title page has superficial indents

    (perhaps from a closed pen or from the script being used as backing for writing or scribbling on another piece of paper in a heavy hand); there are also some creases to the title page; there are handwritten margin marks unique to this copy, as noted above; otherwise the copy is bright and clear. Original Blossom TV Production Scripts are Hard to Find.

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  • PAINTINGS BY RENOIR Exhibition Catalog SIGNED & INSCRIBED by His SON, JEAN RENOIR, the GREAT FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR by RENOIR PAINTINGS BY RENOIR Exhibition Catalog SIGNED & INSCRIBED by His SON, JEAN RENOIR, the GREAT FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR
    RENOIR

    PAINTINGS BY RENOIR. Catalogue of the exhibition that took place at The Art Institute of Chicago from February 3 - April 1, 1973. Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR (the GREAT FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR and SON of the Painter PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR) on the half-title page: "For Lilian / affectionately / Jean Renoir / Sept 7, 1973". ("Lilian" is Lilian Kaufman, wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who was a student of Josef Hofmann and who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers.) Published by the Institute, 1973. First Edition. Softcovers, 8x10", 214 pages. VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright and…

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    PAINTINGS BY RENOIR. Catalogue of the exhibition that took place at The Art Institute of Chicago from February 3 - April 1, 1973. Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JEAN RENOIR (the GREAT FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR and SON of the Painter PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR) on the half-title page: "For Lilian / affectionately / Jean Renoir / Sept 7, 1973". ("Lilian" is Lilian Kaufman, wife of the noted pianist Harry Kaufman who was a student of Josef Hofmann and who headed the piano department at the Curtis Institute of Music for 17 years. Harry and Lilian Kaufman were friends with many noted musicians, artists and writers.) Published by the Institute, 1973. First Edition. Softcovers, 8x10", 214 pages. VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright and clean. RARE with the AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURE of the GREAT FILMMAKER JEAN RENOIR. About JEAN RENOIR (from Wikipedia): ******Jean Renoir (15 September 1894 - 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films GRAND ILLUSION (1937) and THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. As an author, he wrote the definitive biography of his father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Renoir, My Father (1962). Jean Renoir was ranked by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of critics as the fourth greatest director of all time.****** About HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN (from the UCLA Library Special Collections and other Internet sites): ******UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - HARRY KAUFMAN PAPERS 1900-1961. Harry Kaufman (born 1894, died 1961) was a PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying. During this time his former piano teacher JOSEF HOFMANN was director of the Institute. Harry Kaufman was also a very successful piano soloist, performing with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and many others. He usually traveled with his wife, LILIAN. The Harry Kaufman collection consists of correspondence between HARRY KAUFMAN, his wife LILIAN KAUFMAN, and people in the worlds of classical music, literature, painting, and various other arts. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Van Wyck Brooks, Dorothy Chandler, George and Ira Gershwin, Josef Hofmann, Joseph Levine, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, JEAN RENOIR, Arthur Rubenstein, Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Untermyer, Meredith Willson, Efrem Zimbalist, and many others. The Kaufman Archive belongs to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.******

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  • PHOTOGRAPHS of Television Images of the FIRST TELECAST of "AT RANDOM" on WBBM-TV CHANNEL 2 CHICAGO 1959 PHOTOGRAPHS of Television Images of the FIRST TELECAST of "AT RANDOM" on WBBM-TV CHANNEL 2 CHICAGO 1959

    AT RANDOM on WBBM-TV, Channel 2. TV Photographs of the Initial Telecast that was broadcast on Saturday, Midnight, Feb 14, 1959.

    Heavy black board covers, plastic spiral bound, holding 6 heavy card stock boards, each 11x14 inches, each board with glossy b&w photographs showing actual television images of the first broadcast of the influential late night talk show AT RANDOM on WBBM-TV Channel 2, Chicago, Illinois. This first broadcast took place on Saturday at Midnight on February 14, 1959. The photographs are on one side only of the six inner boards. The first board has a large tv image that includes Sidney Poitier. The other 5 boards each has 12 tv screen shaped photos of various guests on the set.…

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    AT RANDOM on WBBM-TV, Channel 2. TV Photographs of the Initial Telecast that was broadcast on Saturday, Midnight, Feb 14, 1959.

    Heavy black board covers, plastic spiral bound, holding 6 heavy card stock boards, each 11x14 inches, each board with glossy b&w photographs showing actual television images of the first broadcast of the influential late night talk show AT RANDOM on WBBM-TV Channel 2, Chicago, Illinois. This first broadcast took place on Saturday at Midnight on February 14, 1959. The photographs are on one side only of the six inner boards. The first board has a large tv image that includes Sidney Poitier. The other 5 boards each has 12 tv screen shaped photos of various guests on the set. Four of the boards have unique images, the 5th and 6th boards are duplicates of the 4th board.

    Guests on the initial telecast were actors Sidney Poitier and Ruth Roman, singer/actor Sammy Davis Jr., and Senator Wayne Morse, among others.

    GOOD condition, some of the plastic spirals are missing and some others are cracked but they still function well, the boards have a bit of edge and corner wear but are overall solid, with images that are bright, clean and clear.

    An unusual item related to the history of WBBM-TV Chicago, AT RANDOM, Late Night Talk Shows, and television broadcasting.

    About AT RANDOM:

    ******AT RANDOM was a late night talk show seen on Saturdays in Chicago, hosted by Chicago Sun Times columnist Irv Kupcinet. The show was a pioneer program, receiving a Peabody Award and 15 Emmys during a 27 year run that grew to include a 50 station national network. Premiering on Chicago's WBBM in February of 1959, AT RANDOM was one of the few places a serious minded audience could watch Mortimer Adler, the world's foremost Aristolean, exchange views with teamster Jimmy Hoffa. Kupcinet liked odd couplings and would keep watchers awake until the early morning hours, in unrehearsed discussions that ranged from three to four hours. Many Chicagoans got into the habit of going to bed early and rising when the show came on. Authors, filmmakers, scientists, sports figures, politicians, industrialists, and labor leaders were drawn to this frank and full discussion.******

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  • PLAY SIGNED by JAMES MASON while a STUDENT at CAMBRIDGE + by Other College Actors in 1929 by James Mason PLAY SIGNED by JAMES MASON while a STUDENT at CAMBRIDGE + by Other College Actors in 1929
    James Mason

    This is a book of the play PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD with a HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURES as detailed below.

    In 1929 JAMES MASON was a student at CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. This book details a READING of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD that was performed by JAMES MASON along with other notable FELLOW CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS - RICHARD GORHAM EBERHART, ANDREW B. FOSTER and Two Others. The Reading was done in a CAMBRIDGE STUDENT'S DORM ROOM.

    The DATE and DETAILS of this AMAZING STUDENT READING were written down on the front endpapers of the book that was used for the reading. It appears that the details were manually recorded by Andrew B. Foster, whose signature and the date 1929…

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    This is a book of the play PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD with a HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION and SIGNATURES as detailed below.

    In 1929 JAMES MASON was a student at CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. This book details a READING of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD that was performed by JAMES MASON along with other notable FELLOW CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS - RICHARD GORHAM EBERHART, ANDREW B. FOSTER and Two Others. The Reading was done in a CAMBRIDGE STUDENT'S DORM ROOM.

    The DATE and DETAILS of this AMAZING STUDENT READING were written down on the front endpapers of the book that was used for the reading. It appears that the details were manually recorded by Andrew B. Foster, whose signature and the date 1929 is on the front pastedown.

    The book is SIGNED by ALL THE READERS / PERFORMERS beside the handwritten name of the character (or characters) they were reading / performing.

    The FIVE SIGNATURES are of JAMES MASON (the famous actor), M. H. JONES (who is?), P. C. CHILDS (who is?), RICHARD G. EBERHART (noted poet), and ANDREW B. FOSTER (noted diplomat).

    James Mason, Richard G. Eberhart, and Andrew B. Foster, all attended Cambridge University in 1929. The information showing their dates of attendance can be found in numerous biographical information about them on the Internet. I assume that P.C. Childs and M.H. Jones were fellow students.

    Here is what is handwritten on the front free-endpaper: "Read in the night of January 25, 1929, / in P.C. Childs' rooms. 58 Bridge Street / Cambridge by M. H. Jones (signed) as Shawn Keogh and Old Mahon, J. Mason (signed) as Widow Quin, P. Childs (signed) as Michael James and Jimmy Farrell, R. G. Eberhart (signed) as Christy (Christopher Mahon), Andrew B. Foster (signed) as Pegeen Mike and Philly Cullen".

    James Mason graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Architecture. It is said that in his free time he sometimes partook in acting related activities, but nothing serious because he did not intend to be an actor.

    This VERY EARLY look at JAMES MASON as a CAMBRIDGE STUDENT performing a role with fellow students, is VERY SCARCE. TWO of the FOUR other students that read in that room that night also became rather well known. Andrew B. Foster was a Foreign Services Diplomat who graduated from Cambridge in 1929. Richard Eberhart was a Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet who graduated from Cambridge in 1929. James Mason graduated from Cambridge in 1929, with a degree in Architecture.

    ABOUT THE BOOK that has the Inscription, Signatures and Details of The Reading on the front free endpapers: Hardcovers, paper covered boards, 4.5"x7", 132 pages. Published by Maunsel & Roberts Ltd., Dublin & London, reprint edition, 1921.

    GOOD condition, spine is toned, spine lettering is faded but legible, small bookseller's label at the bottom of the front pastedown (W. Heffer & Sons Ltd. / Booksellers New & Second-hand / Cambridge, England), front inner hinge is cracking but holding well, some upper page corners have been turned down, a couple signatures are split at the gutter where the book was opened very wide (but still holding well); overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, and clean.

    SCARCE - this is the EARLIEST Acting Related Signature of JAMES MASON that I have ever seen. Even before he knew he was going to be an actor!

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  • RICHARD CONTE HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED Vintage 5x7 PHOTOGRAPH by Richard Conte RICHARD CONTE HAND SIGNED & INSCRIBED Vintage 5x7 PHOTOGRAPH
    Richard Conte

    RICHARD CONTE HAND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. "To Jo-Mary / Hello / from / Richard Conte". Vintage Publicity Photograph, 5x7 inches, hand signed by Richard Conte in ink. His signature has become rather scarce. VERY GOOD condition, some wear and scrapes to the white corner tips from having been in an album with photo corners. Some of the corner tips have remnants of the cellophane photo corners. Comes from an autograph collection album of Jo-Mary German Rohde. I am listing a number of the signed photographs from her album. Please note that a few of the signed photographs are inscribed to Jo-Mary. This is an original signature and is fully guaranteed to be so. About Richard Conte (from Wikipedia): ******Richard Conte (born…

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    RICHARD CONTE HAND SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. "To Jo-Mary / Hello / from / Richard Conte". Vintage Publicity Photograph, 5x7 inches, hand signed by Richard Conte in ink. His signature has become rather scarce. VERY GOOD condition, some wear and scrapes to the white corner tips from having been in an album with photo corners. Some of the corner tips have remnants of the cellophane photo corners. Comes from an autograph collection album of Jo-Mary German Rohde. I am listing a number of the signed photographs from her album. Please note that a few of the signed photographs are inscribed to Jo-Mary. This is an original signature and is fully guaranteed to be so. About Richard Conte (from Wikipedia): ******Richard Conte (born Nicholas Peter Conte; b. 1910 d. 1975) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s through 1970s, including I'll Cry Tomorrow, Ocean's 11, and The Godfather.******

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  • STEINBECK OF MICE AND MEN ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION w/ SECRETARIALLY SIGNED LETTER 1949 by Robert Anderson, John Steinbeck STEINBECK OF MICE AND MEN ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION w/ SECRETARIALLY SIGNED LETTER 1949
    Robert Anderson, John Steinbeck

    ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION of STEINBECK'S OF MICE AND MEN by ROBERT ANDERSON. Mimeographed Manuscript, staple bound at the upper left corner, 8.5x11", pages printed on one side only, 63 numbered pages plus additional pages inserted here and there with lettered-numbers following a numbered page (i.e. 61, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 62; 46, 46A, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46E, 47; etc.) plus a cover page, a "Characters" page, and 2 Introductory pages lettered A and B. The cover page is printed on U.S. STEEL CORPORATION / THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR stationery. The radio script is dated May 8, 1949. The cover / title page has the following mimeographed information: "OF MICE AND MEN", By John Steinbeck. Adapted by (sic) Radio…

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    ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPT ADAPTATION of STEINBECK'S OF MICE AND MEN by ROBERT ANDERSON. Mimeographed Manuscript, staple bound at the upper left corner, 8.5x11", pages printed on one side only, 63 numbered pages plus additional pages inserted here and there with lettered-numbers following a numbered page (i.e. 61, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 62; 46, 46A, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46E, 47; etc.) plus a cover page, a "Characters" page, and 2 Introductory pages lettered A and B. The cover page is printed on U.S. STEEL CORPORATION / THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR stationery. The radio script is dated May 8, 1949. The cover / title page has the following mimeographed information: "OF MICE AND MEN", By John Steinbeck. Adapted by (sic) Radio By Robert Anderson. Sunday, May 8th, 1949. AS BROADCAST 5/8/49. The actors in this 1949 Radio Play included BURGESS MEREDITH, JUNE HAVOC, E.G. MARSHALL, and others. They are listed on the "Characters" page. The OF MICE AND MEN Radio Script is Accompanied by a two page TYPED CARBON AGREEMENT between THE THEATRE GUILD and JOHN STEINBECK. The Agreement is Dated March 15, 1949. In it, John Steinbeck grants permission for The Theatre Guild to adapt his Play, OF MICE AND MEN, for the Radio; and to Broadcast and Re-Broadcast the Radio Play Adaptation. The AGREEMENT is SIGNED in JOHN STEINBECK'S name by his SECRETARY (i.e. Signed Secretarially). Below Steinbeck's secretarially signed signature is typed: "JOHN STEINBECK / c/o ANNIE LAURIE WILLIAMS / 18 East 41 Street / New York City, N.Y." Annie Laurie Williams was the GREAT LITERARY AGENT who was Steinbeck's agent. The Agreement is also SIGNED by ARMINA MARSHALL (Actress and Theatrical Producer) for THE THEATRE GUILD. Condition: RADIO SCRIPT: The cover page has corner creases, wear and tearing around the staples (upper left corner) and light edge wear; the last page has pulled from the staples and has chipping and wear to its edges; a few of the first and last pages have some edge wear and corner creasing; all pages have some light toning; the first page has the pencil price ($6,500), code, and brief note of the previous owner, Peter Howard (see more about Peter Howard below); otherwise this very rare radio script is complete, bright, clean and unmarked. TWO PAGE LETTER: Both pages of the letter are worn, chipped, torn and creased at their edges, the top of the first page has a pencil code and price by the previous owner Peter Howard; otherwise all the typing and signatures remain bright and clear. Provenance of the late PETER HOWARD, ABAA, owner of the now gone SERENDIPITY BOOKS of Berkeley, California. Included is the manila folder that he used to hold the above documents. The folder has no real relation to the Radio Script and Typed Signed Agreement, but it is of interest in that Peter has written his notes on both the front and back sides of the folder, including that he entered (into his system) the documents on 10/3/91, and, on several places, his price of $6,500. The folder is in POOR condition, split in two parts, torn and chipped along the edges. The folder is included only in that it might be of general interest and because it provides provenance. You can read about ROBERT ANDERSON on Wikipedia. You can read about the Literary Agent ANNIE LAURIE WILLIAMS on various Internet sites.

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  • THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Original 1960 DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCREENPLAY Script by William Roberts, Akira Kurosawa, et al THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Original 1960 DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCREENPLAY Script
    William Roberts, Akira Kurosawa, et al

    THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Original 1960 DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCREENPLAY Script

    Directed by JOHN STURGES. The Mirisch Company/United Artists. Dated October 1, 1960, this is the original, pre-release printing of the dialogue continuity taken from the 1st Composition Print by Laura Rosse's Film Continuity Service, the film was released two weeks later, on October 12, 1960. Though uncredited, the screenplay was written by William Roberts, Walter Bernstein, and Walter Newman, and based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese language film "The Seven Samurai" written by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni. The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz and is considered one of the most iconic Hollywood Westerns.

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    THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Original 1960 DIALOGUE CONTINUITY SCREENPLAY Script

    Directed by JOHN STURGES. The Mirisch Company/United Artists. Dated October 1, 1960, this is the original, pre-release printing of the dialogue continuity taken from the 1st Composition Print by Laura Rosse's Film Continuity Service, the film was released two weeks later, on October 12, 1960. Though uncredited, the screenplay was written by William Roberts, Walter Bernstein, and Walter Newman, and based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese language film "The Seven Samurai" written by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni. The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz and is considered one of the most iconic Hollywood Westerns.

    Original vintage photocopied dialogue continuity screenplay, white paper covers, 45 numbered pages, 8.5" x 14", printed on one side only, bound with one staple at the top left corner. The Dialogue Continuity is a shot-by-shot / reel-by-reel breakdown of the script. VERY GOOD Condition: age toning and light wear, 3 pages pulled from the staple but all pages are present, bottom edgewear to one pulled page, in some areas of the page bottoms the photocopying has made the printing difficult to read, but it is still mostly legible, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, this is the only copy of the Dialogue Continuity Screenplay of The Magnificent Seven I have seen, there are none in the OCLC.

    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. A true continuity script was therefore often the only archived, scene-by-scene, record of many early films.

    The Magnificent Seven, the iconic western by John Sturges, is a celebrated adaptation of the legendary Akira Kurosawa film The Seven Samurai, transferred to the Wild West, and shot on location in Mexico. The Magnificent Seven has only William Roberts credited as the screenwriter, but both Walter Bernstein and Walter Newman contributed significantly to the creation of one of the greatest westerns ever filmed.

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  • THE SAILORS OF KRONSTADT a SHOT BY SHOT FILM BOOK of the Classic 1936 SOVIET FILM Text in RUSSIAN Published in Moscow 1968 by Efim Dzigan THE SAILORS OF KRONSTADT a SHOT BY SHOT FILM BOOK of the Classic 1936 SOVIET FILM Text in RUSSIAN Published in Moscow 1968
    Efim Dzigan

    THE SAILORS OF KRONSTADT.

    A SHOT by SHOT, SCENE by SCENE, FILM BOOK of the 1936 RUSSIAN FILM released with the English title: The Sailors of Kronstadt. Directed by Efim Dzigan it is considered one of the masterpieces of Soviet cinema.

    Published in Moscow, 1968. TEXT IN RUSSIAN.

    Fully illustrated with hundreds of shots from the film, in the order of which they appear on the screen.

    GOOD condition: the covers are worn along their edges, worn through at the corners, bent at the corner tips, but remain solid and the image on the front cover is clear and bright; internally, the pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy, with…

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    THE SAILORS OF KRONSTADT.

    A SHOT by SHOT, SCENE by SCENE, FILM BOOK of the 1936 RUSSIAN FILM released with the English title: The Sailors of Kronstadt. Directed by Efim Dzigan it is considered one of the masterpieces of Soviet cinema.

    Published in Moscow, 1968. TEXT IN RUSSIAN.

    Fully illustrated with hundreds of shots from the film, in the order of which they appear on the screen.

    GOOD condition: the covers are worn along their edges, worn through at the corners, bent at the corner tips, but remain solid and the image on the front cover is clear and bright; internally, the pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy, with covers showing some wear.

    About the Russian Film WE ARE FROM KRONSTADT (excerpt from Wikipedia and IMDb):

    ******In 1919, during the post revolution Russian Civil War, a naval detachment (made up of communist Reds) defends the strategic city of Petrograd from the White Russian counterrevolutionary forces. Director Yefim Dzigan had himself fought for the Bolsheviks in the fleet, so the Red sailors are the heroes of the film. The young Soviet State was besieged by enemies on all sides, and the Revolution was fighting for its life. While clearly propagandistic, the film is often quite poetic visually, not naturalistic as was prescribed by authorities at the time. The film was honored at the 1937 Paris World's Fair.

    Writing for The Spectator in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a good review, characterizing it as being "in the tradition of boys' stories, full of last charges and fights to the death, heroic sacrifices and narrow escapes, all superbly directed", and summarizing it as an "unusual mixture of poetry and heroics". Identifying moments of humour and pathos, Greene claimed that a Fordian poetic sense (i.e. not melodic arrangement, but moral composition) had thoroughly impregnated the film from the first shot to the last, and that the writing resonated with Chekhov's definition of the novelist's purpose, "life as it is: life as it ought to be".******

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  • TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of JACK LONDON - 1 Boxing in Underwear - For FILM of MARTIN EDEN by Jack London TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of JACK LONDON - 1 Boxing in Underwear - For FILM of MARTIN EDEN
    Jack London

    TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF JACK LONDON, used as aids for developing the character of Jack London in the film THE ADVENTURES OF MARTIN EDEN. Each photo has the following typed statement attached to its backside: : "AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF JACK LONDON which served as an aid to Glenn Ford in his title characterization in Columbia's 'The Adventures of Martin Eden.' The photographs were borrowed from the London estate prior to production of the picture." There is also an identification number typed on each slip, and an identification number handwritten in pencil on the top of the backside of each photograph. The photographs are 8x10 glossy b&w prints. They are original prints from the Jack London Estate, but may be prints…

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    TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF JACK LONDON, used as aids for developing the character of Jack London in the film THE ADVENTURES OF MARTIN EDEN. Each photo has the following typed statement attached to its backside: : "AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF JACK LONDON which served as an aid to Glenn Ford in his title characterization in Columbia's 'The Adventures of Martin Eden.' The photographs were borrowed from the London estate prior to production of the picture." There is also an identification number typed on each slip, and an identification number handwritten in pencil on the top of the backside of each photograph. The photographs are 8x10 glossy b&w prints. They are original prints from the Jack London Estate, but may be prints of a photo of a photo, or prints from old negatives. Though I am not certain what generation the photographs are, they clearly are early, certainly pre 1942 which was when the film The Adventures of Martin Eden was released. These photographs were obviously taken during Jack London's short life (b 1876 d. 1916) with the originals becoming part of Jack London's Estate upon his death in 1916. The photographs are in Good condition with some light creases and bends from handling and use. About MARTIN EDEN the novel, and THE ADVENTURES OF MARTIN EDEN the film: ******Originally published in 1909, Jack London's novel MARTIN EDEN tells the story of a self-taught member of the Proletariat struggling to become a writer. The novel provided the basis for the 1942 movie THE ADVENTURES OF MARTIN EDEN starring Glenn Ford and Claire Trevor and distributed by Columbia Pictures.******

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  • TYPEE, Original 1956 UNPRODUCED Vintage SCREENPLAY by NIGEL BALCHIN, DIRECTED by JOHN HUSTON, Starring GREGORY PECK, Produced by ALLIED ARTISTS, Adapted from HERMAN MELVILLE. by HERMAN MELVILLE & NIGEL BALCHIN TYPEE, Original 1956 UNPRODUCED Vintage SCREENPLAY by NIGEL BALCHIN, DIRECTED by JOHN HUSTON, Starring GREGORY PECK, Produced by ALLIED ARTISTS, Adapted from HERMAN MELVILLE.
    HERMAN MELVILLE & NIGEL BALCHIN

    TYPEE, Original 1956 UNPRODUCED Vintage SCREENPLAY by NIGEL BALCHIN, DIRECTED by JOHN HUSTON, Starring GREGORY PECK, Produced by ALLIED ARTISTS, Adapted from HERMAN MELVILLE.

    An UNKNOWN SCRIPT, not mentioned in the AFI Catalog or IMDB.

    TYPEE, Screenplay by Nigel Balchin, from the novel by Herman Melville. Nigel Balchin's 2nd Version Dated August 3, 1956. Allied Artists Productions, Inc., Hollywood, CA. Original typescript screenplay, typed carbon copy on onion skin paper, 8.5" x 11", grey paper covers, 3 hole punched, bound with 3 brass brads, 134 pages, printed on rectos only. With the purple inkstamp "Property of Allied Artists Productions Inc. / 4376 Sunset Drive / Hollywood 27, Calif. / Please Return This Script" on the inside front cover, and printed…

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    TYPEE, Original 1956 UNPRODUCED Vintage SCREENPLAY by NIGEL BALCHIN, DIRECTED by JOHN HUSTON, Starring GREGORY PECK, Produced by ALLIED ARTISTS, Adapted from HERMAN MELVILLE.

    An UNKNOWN SCRIPT, not mentioned in the AFI Catalog or IMDB.

    TYPEE, Screenplay by Nigel Balchin, from the novel by Herman Melville. Nigel Balchin's 2nd Version Dated August 3, 1956. Allied Artists Productions, Inc., Hollywood, CA. Original typescript screenplay, typed carbon copy on onion skin paper, 8.5" x 11", grey paper covers, 3 hole punched, bound with 3 brass brads, 134 pages, printed on rectos only. With the purple inkstamp "Property of Allied Artists Productions Inc. / 4376 Sunset Drive / Hollywood 27, Calif. / Please Return This Script" on the inside front cover, and printed Allied Artists Productions address label adhered to the bottom of the title page. VERY GOOD Condition: paper covers have light wear, some staining, and tape ghosts, TYPEE is penned to the bottom page edges (of the closed script), internally, just some light wear and age toning, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    In 1955, while John Huston was editing his film "Moby Dick," he was approached by Producer Harold Mirisch about joining Willy Wyler and Billy Wilder in making films for Allied Artists. Wyler agreed to make "Friendly Persuasion" and Wilder "Love in the Afternoon." Huston agreed to make "Typee," a Herman Melville adaptation staring Gregory Peck, which would be filmed in Tahiti and British Samoa. English writer Nigel Balchin wrote the screenplay. In 1956 Allied Artists sent Huston location scouting in the South Pacific and although Allied spent a reported $500,000 developing "Typee" including a $250,000 advance to Peck, the budget prepared after the reconnaissance trip was too high for Allied Artists and the project languished. In the end, Huston never made the film for Allied.

    Nigel Balchin (1908-1970) bestselling English novelist, famed satirist, and award winning screenwriter.

    About Melville's Typee from Wikipedia - Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first book by American writer Herman Melville (1819-1891), published first in London, then New York, in 1846. Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on the author's actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. The title is from the province Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the "man who lived among the cannibals".

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  • Unproduced Original FILM SCREENPLAY by EVA BARTOK, Famous ACTRESS and Child Bride of a Nazi Officer by Eva Bartok Unproduced Original FILM SCREENPLAY by EVA BARTOK, Famous ACTRESS and Child Bride of a Nazi Officer
    Eva Bartok

    This is an UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by EVA BARTOK titled LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER or IMRE. Undated (1970s?) The screenplay seems to be Semi-Autobiographical. It tells the story of a Mother and Her Young Daughter in Nazi Germany. Eva Bartok had a Catholic mother and a Jewish Father, and so does the mother in this screenplay. The inner angst this caused Bartok (and the mother and child in this screenplay) during the Nazi years is on full display. Photocopied on plain white paper (copy machine copies were, and still are, common among draft, production and working screenplays; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, agents, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 136 pages plus a title page, pages…

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    This is an UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by EVA BARTOK titled LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER or IMRE. Undated (1970s?) The screenplay seems to be Semi-Autobiographical. It tells the story of a Mother and Her Young Daughter in Nazi Germany. Eva Bartok had a Catholic mother and a Jewish Father, and so does the mother in this screenplay. The inner angst this caused Bartok (and the mother and child in this screenplay) during the Nazi years is on full display. Photocopied on plain white paper (copy machine copies were, and still are, common among draft, production and working screenplays; drafts could be quickly made and sent to the film's writers, agents, producers, directors, etc.), 8.5x11 inches, 136 pages plus a title page, pages printed on one side only. Plastic spiral bound. GOOD condition, the title page has some words covered with White Out and white label tape, the title is written in black marker on the front page edges; there are a few relevant margin notes (photocopied as is this entire draft); the last few pages have light staining at the left margin; there are the usual photocopying dust marks and some corner creases, otherwise the script is bright and clear. An Unusual and Rare Screenplay by the Actress EVA BARTOK, perhaps revealing some of what it was like for her as a Catholic / Jewish child married to a Nazi Officer in Nazi Germany. This is the only copy that I have or have ever seen. About EVA BARTOK (from Wikipedia): ******Eva Bartok (b. 1927 d. 1998), was an actress born in Budapest, Hungary as Eva Marta Szoke Ivanovics. She began acting in films in 1950 and her last credited appearance was in 1966. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand Bedrooms. During World War II, a teenaged Bartok, the daughter of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, was forced to marry Hungarian Nazi officer Geza Kovacs; the marriage was annulled after the war on the grounds of coercion of a minor. She had four other marriages, all of which ended in divorce, including her final marriage, to actor Curd Jurgens (1955-56). Her daughter Deana was born in 1957, shortly after the marriage to Jurgens ended. Three decades later, Bartok claimed Deana's biological father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in 1956. Eva Bartok died on 1 August 1998 in London.******

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  • Unproduced SCREENPLAY "YESTERDAY'S THIEF" by BARRY IRA GELLER circa 1975 by Barry Ira Geller Unproduced SCREENPLAY "YESTERDAY'S THIEF" by BARRY IRA GELLER circa 1975
    Barry Ira Geller

    YESTERDAY'S THIEF. An UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by BARRY IRA GELLER. The screenplay is undated, but the laid in synopsis indicates that the action of the screenplay takes place in 1975, and, according to Barry Ira Geller's own website, he attended UCLA film school somewhere in the mid 1970s, so I am going with circa 1975. Heavy stock black paper covers titled in silver, photocopied inner pages, 8.5x11 inches, pages printed on one side only, 3 hole punched and bound with 2 brass brads, 125 pages plus title page. Laid in is a 4 page synopsis, bound with a single staple at the upper left corner. The screenplay is in VERY GOOD condition, light toning, some corner creases, overall bright, clean, clear…

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    YESTERDAY'S THIEF. An UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY by BARRY IRA GELLER. The screenplay is undated, but the laid in synopsis indicates that the action of the screenplay takes place in 1975, and, according to Barry Ira Geller's own website, he attended UCLA film school somewhere in the mid 1970s, so I am going with circa 1975. Heavy stock black paper covers titled in silver, photocopied inner pages, 8.5x11 inches, pages printed on one side only, 3 hole punched and bound with 2 brass brads, 125 pages plus title page. Laid in is a 4 page synopsis, bound with a single staple at the upper left corner. The screenplay is in VERY GOOD condition, light toning, some corner creases, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The laid in synopsis is folded and has a lot of edge wear and creases. This is an original unproduced screenplay, the only copy I have or have ever seen. It is very doubtful I will ever see another. You can read all about Barry Ira Geller on his personal website, just spell out his name as one word.

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  • WIM WENDERS PHOTOS & MOVIES STILLS by the FILM DIRECTOR & HIS WIFE DONATA "OFF SCENE" First Edition by Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders WIM WENDERS PHOTOS & MOVIES STILLS by the FILM DIRECTOR & HIS WIFE DONATA "OFF SCENE" First Edition
    Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders

    OFF SCENE. Exhibition Catalog / Book of PHOTOGRAPHS by WIM WENDERS and his wife DONATA WENDERS. The exhibition took place at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy, in 2004.

    Published by Pagliali Polistampa, FIRENZE / FLORENCE, ITALY, 2004, in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT in ITALIAN and ENGLISH.

    Filled with film stills, beautiful location shots, and photos of Wim Wenders and his actors on and off scene.

    Large format softcover book, French flaps, 9.5x11 inches oblong, 223 pages, most of which are filled with color and b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: a bit of wear to the spine ends, light scuffing and signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A wonderful…

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    OFF SCENE. Exhibition Catalog / Book of PHOTOGRAPHS by WIM WENDERS and his wife DONATA WENDERS. The exhibition took place at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, Italy, in 2004.

    Published by Pagliali Polistampa, FIRENZE / FLORENCE, ITALY, 2004, in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT in ITALIAN and ENGLISH.

    Filled with film stills, beautiful location shots, and photos of Wim Wenders and his actors on and off scene.

    Large format softcover book, French flaps, 9.5x11 inches oblong, 223 pages, most of which are filled with color and b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: a bit of wear to the spine ends, light scuffing and signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A wonderful and unusual look at the visual film landscape of the great German director Wim Wenders.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is 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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