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  • DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED CARD by DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED CARD
    DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR.

    DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. 2.5x4 inch card HAND SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. Signed with a blue ink fountain pen.

    GOOD Condition: The signature is bold and clear. The backside of the card has a pea-size ink spot and some light lines perhaps caused by offsetting from sitting safely with its back against an autograph album page.

    A lovely, bright, very presentable signature and inscription by the great silent film star.

    Original Douglas Fairbanks Sr. signatures and inscriptions are quite hard-to-find.

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  • LAURENCE OLIVIER - HAND SIGNED PROGRAM 1970 National Theatre Company London 1970 by LAURENCE OLIVIER LAURENCE OLIVIER - HAND SIGNED PROGRAM 1970 National Theatre Company London 1970
    LAURENCE OLIVIER

    Program for London's Royal National Theatre, 1970. HAND SIGNED on the front cover by LAURENCE OLIVIER, the National Theatre's founder and director.

    Softcover program, side-stapled, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 20 pages including covers. The program includes lists of the actors in The National Theatre Company (listed alphabetically), The National Theatre Staff (Laurence Olivier listed as Director), some of the past roles of its key actors, etc. The middle two pages show the cast and staff for the current production of The Merchant of Venice (Olivier as Shylock).

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, bright, clean and clear.

    Rare LAURENCE OLIVIER SIGNED LONDON NATIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM. This performance won't last long!

    About The Royal National Theatre (from Wikipedia):

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    Program for London's Royal National Theatre, 1970. HAND SIGNED on the front cover by LAURENCE OLIVIER, the National Theatre's founder and director.

    Softcover program, side-stapled, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 20 pages including covers. The program includes lists of the actors in The National Theatre Company (listed alphabetically), The National Theatre Staff (Laurence Olivier listed as Director), some of the past roles of its key actors, etc. The middle two pages show the cast and staff for the current production of The Merchant of Venice (Olivier as Shylock).

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, bright, clean and clear.

    Rare LAURENCE OLIVIER SIGNED LONDON NATIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM. This performance won't last long!

    About The Royal National Theatre (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre, is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

    Founded in 1963 by LAURENCE OLIVIER,who became the first director of the company. Among the first ensemble of actors of the company were Robert Stephens, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Lynn Redgrave and Michael Redgrave. The company performs at its main theatre in London, but also tours its productions at theatres across the U.K.******

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  • STAN BRAKHAGE **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** A MOVING PICTURE GIVING AND TAKING BOOK - First Edition 1971 by Stan Brakhage STAN BRAKHAGE **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** A MOVING PICTURE GIVING AND TAKING BOOK - First Edition 1971
    Stan Brakhage

    SIGNED by STAN BRAKHAGE + SIGNED by RICK SCHMIDT, Independent Filmmaker and noted author on filmmaking + SIGNED by CURTIS IMRIE, Independent Filmmaker + INSCRIBED by CURTIS IMRIE to RICK SCHMIDT. Too much good stuff!

    A MOVING PICTURE GIVING AND TAKING BOOK, by STAN BRAKHAGE. Published by Frontier Press, Newbury, Massachusetts, 1971. First edition.

    Flexible black leatherette covers, gilt titles to front cover and spine, small format 4.5x6 inches. Pagination: [4], 65, [2] pages.

    SIGNED by STAN BRAKHAGE on the front free endpaper. Additionally SIGNED and with a PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION by filmmaker and radio personality CURTIS IMRIE to filmmaker and author RICK SCHMIDT. Imrie's signature is dated "San Francisco, 1/9/76". His inscription to Rick Schmidt is dated "9/1/94". ALSO SIGNED…

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    SIGNED by STAN BRAKHAGE + SIGNED by RICK SCHMIDT, Independent Filmmaker and noted author on filmmaking + SIGNED by CURTIS IMRIE, Independent Filmmaker + INSCRIBED by CURTIS IMRIE to RICK SCHMIDT. Too much good stuff!

    A MOVING PICTURE GIVING AND TAKING BOOK, by STAN BRAKHAGE. Published by Frontier Press, Newbury, Massachusetts, 1971. First edition.

    Flexible black leatherette covers, gilt titles to front cover and spine, small format 4.5x6 inches. Pagination: [4], 65, [2] pages.

    SIGNED by STAN BRAKHAGE on the front free endpaper. Additionally SIGNED and with a PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION by filmmaker and radio personality CURTIS IMRIE to filmmaker and author RICK SCHMIDT. Imrie's signature is dated "San Francisco, 1/9/76". His inscription to Rick Schmidt is dated "9/1/94". ALSO SIGNED by RICK SCHMIDT (as the last owner of the book), and dated "P.T., WA, 2/12/05."

    There are lots of underlining, circling of text, and margin marks noting various passages, likely made by Curtis Imrie or Rick Schmidt in preparation for one film project or another. A filmmaker's actual working copy of a Brakhage filmmaking book. Nice.

    Stan Brakhage is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th century experimental film. Rick Schmidt is a prolific independent filmmaker and the author of the highly regarded book: "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices". Curtis Imrie was an independent filmmaker, radio personality, and champion burro racer.

    The inscription reads: "Rick / One good support book deserves another. B-4 FX2 @ Used Car $ [before Feature Filmmaking At Used Car Prices] there was only one Bible for unrepentant actor filmmakers. This one. Appropriately leather bound [actually leatherette I think]. Either return it sometime or walk the talk writing with an audio visual diamond where we diagram the human heart. I'll be a major color on your palette anytime but hey...face up to your talent. Do it. / as ever, C [initialed]"

    It appears likely that Rick Schmidt sent Curtis Imrie a copy of his book "Feature Filmmaking At Used Car Prices", and Imrie reciprocated by sending Schmidt a copy of Brakhage's book. It is unclear to me who had Brakhage sign the book. Rick Schmidt was more in Brakhage's circle, they both were prolific independent filmmakers and went to many of the same film conferences, independent film events, etc.; but Curtis Imrie and Stan Brakhage both spent a lot of time living in Colorado.

    What a journey through the hands of independent filmmakers - Stan Brakhage - Curtis Imrie - Rick Schmidt.

    CONDITION: A couple small indents to the covers, lots of underlining, circling, and margin marks noting important passages (as detailed above), a pea size stain to the front margin of one page of text; otherwise tight, bright and clean, with signatures and inscriptions that are bright, clear and bold.

    About STAN BRAKHAGE (from Wikipedia):

    ******James Stanley Brakhage, b.1933 d.2003, was an American filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th century experimental film.****** (An artistic genius imho.)

    About RICK SCHMIDT (from IMDB):

    ******Rick Schmidt, b.1944, has been making films since the seventies. His 26 films have been screened in film festivals around the world, including Sundance's Dramatic Competition (Grand Jury Prize nomination), Slamdance, Rotterdam, Berlin International, New Directors/New Films, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and has received critical praise from top film critics. Schmidt is also author of "FEATURE FILMMAKING AT USED CAR PRICES" which is considered "The Bible" of fledgling filmmakers and has been credited with influencing filmmakers Kevin Smith, Vin Diesel, Tom DiCillo, and many others.******

    About CURTIS IMRIE (from Wikipedia and IMDB)

    ******Walter Curtis Imrie Jr. (aka Curt Imrie), b.1946 d.2017, was an American filmmaker, actor, radio personality, sportsman, burro racer, and candidate for elected political office. After college, he

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  • 1976 PAULINE KAEL - REELING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition by Pauline Kael 1976 PAULINE KAEL - REELING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition
    Pauline Kael

    REELING, by PAULINE KAEL. Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1976. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PAULINE KAEL on the front free endpaper: "Pauline Kael / 31 March 76 / Berkeley".

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 6.5x9.5 inches, 497 pages.

    Condition: The covers' spine and margins are sunned and faded, and the covers' corner tips are a bit worn, otherwise the covers are solid and doing their job well; the page edges (page edges of the closed book) have some foxing; internally the pages are nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Lacking the dustjacket. Pauline Kael's signature and inscription are bold and clear.

    Pauline Kael, the best film critic ever!

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  • ALBUM FILLED with CANDID SNAPSHOT PHOTOGRAPHS of MOVIE STARS AND FILM DIRECTORS ON SET 1940s-1950s ALBUM FILLED with CANDID SNAPSHOT PHOTOGRAPHS of MOVIE STARS AND FILM DIRECTORS ON SET 1940s-1950s

    Album Filled with Candid Snapshots of Movie Stars and Directors On Set. Ann Baxter, Brad Dexter, Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Robert Stack, Tyrone Power, Bob Adler, Bob Arthur, Robert Mitchum, Clark Gable, Dana Andrews, Caesar Romero, Dean Stockwell, Anne Revere, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Etc. 1940's - 1950's.

    88 PHOTOGRAPHS, many with some information handwritten on the bottom edge or sometimes on the photo itself, most measure 3x4 to 3.5x 5 inches, a few smaller. The photos are glued onto the black photo album pages.There are also two loose 8x10 photos.

    Condition: The photographs in the album are bright and clear, except for a couple that are age toned. Both of the loose 8x10 photos have creases,…

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    Album Filled with Candid Snapshots of Movie Stars and Directors On Set. Ann Baxter, Brad Dexter, Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Robert Stack, Tyrone Power, Bob Adler, Bob Arthur, Robert Mitchum, Clark Gable, Dana Andrews, Caesar Romero, Dean Stockwell, Anne Revere, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Etc. 1940's - 1950's.

    88 PHOTOGRAPHS, many with some information handwritten on the bottom edge or sometimes on the photo itself, most measure 3x4 to 3.5x 5 inches, a few smaller. The photos are glued onto the black photo album pages.There are also two loose 8x10 photos.

    Condition: The photographs in the album are bright and clear, except for a couple that are age toned. Both of the loose 8x10 photos have creases, one has a stiff crease where it was folded in half and has a coffee stain to its top edge. All the photos have been glued onto the black album pages.

    Rare and Unique collection of candid snapshots of Hollywood Stars of the 40s and 50s on set.

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  • MANSON & SQUEAKY FROMME - FILM PRESSBOOK - MOVIE BANNED IN CALIFORNIA - Exploitation Release 1975 by Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick MANSON & SQUEAKY FROMME - FILM PRESSBOOK - MOVIE BANNED IN CALIFORNIA - Exploitation Release 1975
    Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick

    MANSON, is a 1973 Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick documentary film about Charles Manson and his "Family" compiled from interviews with the cult members and featuring documentary footage of Charles Manson, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, Leslie Van Houten, Tex Watson, Robert Beausoleil, and Bruce Davis. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

    There were many people in the U.S., and particularly in California where the murders occurred, who did not want this movie released, and it had a very limited release in 1973.

    In 1975, the movie was re-released to capitalize on the then notoriety of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who had tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford, and she was prominently pictured on the re-release press with…

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    MANSON, is a 1973 Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick documentary film about Charles Manson and his "Family" compiled from interviews with the cult members and featuring documentary footage of Charles Manson, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, Leslie Van Houten, Tex Watson, Robert Beausoleil, and Bruce Davis. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

    There were many people in the U.S., and particularly in California where the murders occurred, who did not want this movie released, and it had a very limited release in 1973.

    In 1975, the movie was re-released to capitalize on the then notoriety of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who had tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford, and she was prominently pictured on the re-release press with the tagline "The girl who pointed the gun at the President". The distributor also printed the words "BANNED IN CALIFORNIA" on the top of the press items, due to a U.S. District Court Order banning the film in order to "preserve Fromme's constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial."

    This pressbook is quite unusual because all the press items say "ONE WEEK ONLY", and a few state "BANNED IN SACRAMENTO" instead of "BANNED IN CALIFORNIA". Why "One Week Only"? Perhaps after one week the ban was going to go into effect.

    Paper pressbook, all with the same press ads, though a few state "Banned in Sacramento" as noted above; five 12x18 inch pages, each page with 3 identical ads for the film, stapled at the upper left corner. The film was rarely exhibited.

    GOOD condition: A previous owner has written "ads all same" at the top of page 1, and "pre-opening" with hand drawn arrows pointing to ads on pages 3, 4 and 5; otherwise just lightly handled, still bright and clear with no cut-outs.

    RARE, I have never seen another copy of this particular film pressbook / press sheets.

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451 the 1966 FILM - An ARCHIVAL COLLECTION of Booklets, Photographs, Poster, Lobby Card, and Ephemera - FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, JULIE CHRISTIE, RAY BRADBURY, **SIGNED** - Rare & Unusual Items by Francois truffaut, Ray Bradbury, et al FAHRENHEIT 451 the 1966 FILM - An ARCHIVAL COLLECTION of Booklets, Photographs, Poster, Lobby Card, and Ephemera - FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, JULIE CHRISTIE, RAY BRADBURY, **SIGNED** - Rare & Unusual Items
    Francois truffaut, Ray Bradbury, et al

    FAHRENHEIT 451, the 1966 Film Directed by FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT based on the Novel by RAY BRADBURY. Archival collection of booklets, photographs, a poster, lobby card, and other ephemera - with Bradbury and Christie signatures.

    Consists of:

    **SIGNED BY RAY BRADBURY* - A promotional fold-open pamphlet printed for the release of the film. The pamphlet is accompanied with a COA from the original seller which includes a printed photograph of the seller and Ray Bradbury together at the signing.

    **RARE ONE SHEET POSTER** - A rare French folded one sheet b&w film poster, 30 x 46 inches, featuring the image of Francois Truffaut and Julie Christie, and boldly displaying the name of Ray Bradbury, and even the cinematographer, Nicolas Roeg.…

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    FAHRENHEIT 451, the 1966 Film Directed by FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT based on the Novel by RAY BRADBURY. Archival collection of booklets, photographs, a poster, lobby card, and other ephemera - with Bradbury and Christie signatures.

    Consists of:

    **SIGNED BY RAY BRADBURY* - A promotional fold-open pamphlet printed for the release of the film. The pamphlet is accompanied with a COA from the original seller which includes a printed photograph of the seller and Ray Bradbury together at the signing.

    **RARE ONE SHEET POSTER** - A rare French folded one sheet b&w film poster, 30 x 46 inches, featuring the image of Francois Truffaut and Julie Christie, and boldly displaying the name of Ray Bradbury, and even the cinematographer, Nicolas Roeg. I have never seen another copy of this particular poster.

    **PHILIPPE HALSMAN PHOTOGRAPH** An original b&w photograph by PHILIPPE HALSMAN of Francois Truffaut directing Julie Christie and Oskar Werner in a Fahrenheit 451 scene. The photograph has Philippe Halsman's copyright stamp on the backside.

    **U.S. PREMIERE INVITATION** - Announcement for the U.S. Premiere of FAHRENHEIT 451 that took place at the PLAZA THEATRE on Sunday, November 13th, 1966, the day before the film was released theatrically in the U.S. The Premiere was hosted by "The National Book Committee", "The American Book Publishers Council", and "Universal Pictures". Single-fold sheet to make 4 pages, covers printed in red and yellow, inner pages printed in red on a cream-colored background.

    **11 PHOTOGRAPHS from Fahrenheit 451 w/ STUDIO STAMPS & INFO** - Eleven Original 8x10 b&w photographs from the film Fahrenheit 451, each with stamped and/or typed studio publicity and copyright information on the backsides, One image is a duplicate (the only duplicate in this archive) BUT the info on the backsides is different - one has Universal Studios stamped info and copyright info on the backside and the other has a variety of Mexican and Argentinian Stamps.

    **3 PHOTOGRAPHS from Fahrenheit 451** - Three 8x10 photographs from the film Fahrenheit 451, two in b&w, one in color. Great photo of Truffaut talking up close with Julie Christie, a lovely color photo of Christie, and a photo of Oskar Werner.

    **COLOR FRENCH LOBBY CARD** - Color Lobby Card, 9.25x11.5 inches (23x29 cm), featuring Julie Christie from the film. Quite unusual. The backside is stamped "Universal Film, Inc. / 33 Champs-Elysees, Paris".

    **7 PHOTOGRAPHS of JULIE CHRISTIE** - Seven 8x10 b&w photographs of Julie Christie, most of her in various films other than Fahrenheit 451. Some have her name written on the backside (not her signature), a couple with a bit of information about the photo including the photographer's name. Included are film stills from Petulia and Demon Seed. Also included is a photo of Christie at home with her landlady. This photograph is accompanied with a handwritten note from the photo's previous owner that says he believes the photograph was made from an original negative.

    **PINEWOOD STUDIOS PROMO for FAHRENHEIT 451** - A single 8.5x11 inch flyer promoting Fahrenheit 451.

    CONDITION: Everything is generally in VERY GOOD condition, just mildly used - the photos are solid and bright, the signatures of Bradbury and Christie are bold, the Pinewood Studios promo sheet is folded else sharp and presentable, the rare one-sheet film poster has folds as normal but is brilliant.

    With the unusual FILM POSTER, the SIGNED BRADBURY Film Release Pamphlet, the SIGNED JULIE CHRISTIE Film Flyer, the LOBBY CARD, the HALSMAN photograph, the 21 8x10 photographs, and more, this is quite a UNIQUE and RARE gathering. Some items I have never seen before.

    About the 1966 Film FAHRENHEIT 451 (from Wikipedia):

    ****Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 British dystopian drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. Based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, the film takes place in a controlled society in an oppressive future.****

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  • MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo by Frank Mell MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo
    Frank Mell

    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain…

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    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain very bright, the bottom margin has some waviness and shorelining/staining, the top edge has some light creasing, there are a few light smudges here and there and a few signs of wear, but overall the poster is solid, bright and clear.

    An epic psychedelic adventure fantasy on Brazilian themes and myths, based on a Modernist novel written in 1928 by Mario de Andrade (no relation to the film's director), the metaphorical, savagely satirical film has drawn comparisons to the work of Fellini, John Waters and Lina Wertmuller. A revealing allegory of Brazil's complex racial and cultural history with subtle references to its repressive military rule. Like the musical style Tropicalia gave the world a uniquely Brazilian beat, Macunaima exhibits a strong Brazilian identity.

    When the film was first released in the United States, its most sensational elements were played up. In a comprehensive 1976 essay about it in the media review journal Jump Cut, author J.R. Molotnik wrote that the movie had been dubbed "Jungle Freaks" for its U.S. release and was advertised in the Village Voice as "95 Minutes of Brazil Nuts." "New Line Cinema, the film's U.S. distributor, was clearly seeking to attract the Voice's avowedly offbeat readers with promises of an exotic spoof," Molotnik wrote. "The movie buff likely to attend such an 'underground' film was thus readied for a far-out lighthearted film, one bearing little resemblance to the 'heavy' classics of Latin American revolutionary cinema."

    Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1967 SCALPHUNTERS - Original FILM SHOOTING BUDGET - SHOT IN MEXICO for 66 DAYS - Sydney Pollack, Burt Lancaster by Sydney Pollock, et al 1967 SCALPHUNTERS - Original FILM SHOOTING BUDGET - SHOT IN MEXICO for 66 DAYS - Sydney Pollack, Burt Lancaster
    Sydney Pollock, et al

    OSTS & BUDGET BREAKDOWN for the filming of THE SCALPHUNTERS in MEXICO. Includes all costs for an expected 66 day shoot in Mexico. The date of the budget breakdown is 1/25/67, with photography started on 2/23/67. The film was released by United Artists on 4/2/68, more than a year after this working budget.

    The film was produced by Norlan Productions / Bristol Pictures. It was directed by Sydney Pollack, and starred Burt Lancaster.

    Approximately 70 photocopied 8.5x14 inch pages, printed on one side only, 2-hole punched at the top, bound with a metal bracket, held in a manila folder. (Photocopying was, and often still is, how original copies of working budgets, with changes, were quickly produced and distributed to studios,…

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    OSTS & BUDGET BREAKDOWN for the filming of THE SCALPHUNTERS in MEXICO. Includes all costs for an expected 66 day shoot in Mexico. The date of the budget breakdown is 1/25/67, with photography started on 2/23/67. The film was released by United Artists on 4/2/68, more than a year after this working budget.

    The film was produced by Norlan Productions / Bristol Pictures. It was directed by Sydney Pollack, and starred Burt Lancaster.

    Approximately 70 photocopied 8.5x14 inch pages, printed on one side only, 2-hole punched at the top, bound with a metal bracket, held in a manila folder. (Photocopying was, and often still is, how original copies of working budgets, with changes, were quickly produced and distributed to studios, producers, agents, directors, and others involved in a motion picture production.)

    Every page has detailed information regarding the film's budget, including costs of extras, gaffers, stars, makeup and hairdressing, set designs, equipment, etc. etc. etc. This was truly a working budget, with white-out changes here and there throughout as cost estimates changed.

    The budget pages are in VERY GOOD condition, lightly age toned, some signs of handling, and some white-out changes here and there (as noted above), otherwise the pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The manila folder holding the budget breakdown has creases, wear, and some small stains.

    A wonderful and intimate look at the breakdown of every cost involved in the production of a major motion picture in 1968.

    About THE SCALPHUNTERS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Scalphunters is a 1968 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas. The film was directed by Sydney Pollack, with the score written by Elmer Bernstein. Davis was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film. Filming took place in Sierra de Organos National Park in the town of Sombrerete, Mexico.******

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  • 1922 Photograph FILM STUDIO PARADE FLOAT - WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles 1922 Photograph FILM STUDIO PARADE FLOAT - WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles

    Small vintage b&w photograph of the PARADE FLOAT of WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS, silver gelatin print, 3 1/4 x5 1/4 inches. William Fox Productions was the precursor of 20th Century Fox.

    There is a contemporary ink note on the blank backside: "[sic] flout in the moovey Perade in Losangeles July 192(2?)".

    Condition: Creasing to the corner tips, light creases from handling, a bit of soiling, still solid and bright. The photograph was obviously taken by an amateur, someone watching the parade pass by..

    A rare piece of ephemera from the early days of Hollywood and Fox Films.

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  • 1998 THICK AS THIEVES FILM SCREENPLAY - MAKEUP ARTIST'S PERSONAL COPY with 105 TIPPED-IN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Alec Baldwin, Rebecca De Mornay 1998 THICK AS THIEVES FILM SCREENPLAY - MAKEUP ARTIST'S PERSONAL COPY with 105 TIPPED-IN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Alec Baldwin, Rebecca De Mornay

    ORIGINAL DRAFT FILM SCREENPLAY of THICK AS THIEVES, a 1998 film starring ALEC BALDWIN, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, Julia Sweeney, and Janeane Garofalo.

    Award Winning MAKE-UP ARTIST ALLAN APONE'S PERSONAL WORKING COPY, with his name at the top of the title page. Allan Apone was the HEAD OF THE MAKEUP DEPARTMENT for the film.

    What makes Allan Apone's copy especially rare and wonderful is that it is filled with 105 unique color photographs of the stars, including many of a 1998 Alec Baldwin. The photos are tipped-on to the blank backsides of many pages of the script, facing pages in which the stars have a scene requiring special makeup. The photographs show the stars in various poses, mostly…

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    ORIGINAL DRAFT FILM SCREENPLAY of THICK AS THIEVES, a 1998 film starring ALEC BALDWIN, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, Julia Sweeney, and Janeane Garofalo.

    Award Winning MAKE-UP ARTIST ALLAN APONE'S PERSONAL WORKING COPY, with his name at the top of the title page. Allan Apone was the HEAD OF THE MAKEUP DEPARTMENT for the film.

    What makes Allan Apone's copy especially rare and wonderful is that it is filled with 105 unique color photographs of the stars, including many of a 1998 Alec Baldwin. The photos are tipped-on to the blank backsides of many pages of the script, facing pages in which the stars have a scene requiring special makeup. The photographs show the stars in various poses, mostly without make-up (a few with some trial blood and wounds), mostly in what appear to be their home or yard settings, in poses and with facial expressions probably called for by Apone in order to help him decide how to make them up for various scenes (what scar goes where, what blood should cover that nice shirt, how should that face look when struck by a bullet, how old should I make that face look, etc.) The photographs are mostly 3x5 inch, all in color, all unique.

    A true working copy. There is green highlighting throughout, and blue lines highlighting scenes requiring makeup: "Blood is on his right hand and the right sleeve of his jacket. He takes off the jacket, turns it inside out, uses it to wipe his hand clean." There are also a couple notes written in the margin regarding makeup: "Muscle bleeds from right side corner of mouth down chin".,

    The script is a revised draft dated March 25, 1998, with multi-colored revision pages (blue, pink, and yellow) dated to April 13, 1998. There are 113 8.5x11 inch pages, various colors, .photocopied on one side only, 3-hole punched in the left margin, bound with 2 brass brads. The script was written by Scott Sanders & Arthur Krystal, based on the novel by Patrick Quinn. It was directed by Scott Sanders.

    GOOD Condition: The script shows general signs of handling and use (it's a working copy after all) with some creases and a bit of soiling here and there; the title page has torn from the brass brads and is laid on loosely, it has tearing and creases around its upper and lower holes, and some edge wear and corner creases; otherwise a complete, bright, clean and clear copy. The photographs are all very bright and sharp, a couple are creased where the script folded on them incorrectly.

    A unique insider look into the world of film makeup. With the 105 photographs of the stars, most as blank slates ready to be changed by the makeup artist, this script is truly a wonder.

    And there is Alec Baldwin to boot!

    About ALLAN A. APONE (from IMDB):

    ******A multi-award nominated makeup artist. Apone has served as a makeup artist on over 170 films and 150 television episodes. He has been the personal makeup artist Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, Chris Evans, Gerard Butler, Tom Berringer, Sir Ben Kingsley to name a few.

    He is president and CEO of Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL), a special effects makeup facility, he opened in 1979. MEL has grown from 500 square feet to over 20,000 square feet, and has provided special effects for over 145 films and 25 television shows. Recent film projects include Westworld, Divergent, Django Unchained, The Last Thing He Wanted, Den of Thieves, Captain America; Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Killing Reagan, 22 Jump Street, and Suicide Squad.

    Allan Aone was nominated for Emmy Awards for makeup in 1993, 1994 and 1997. In 2018 Apone won a Prime-Time Emmy for Outstanding Makeup for Westworld.******

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  • INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** THE SERPENT'S EGG First English Edition by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** THE SERPENT'S EGG First English Edition
    Ingmar Bergman

    THE SERPENT'S EGG - A FILM by INGMAR BERGMAN.

    HAND SIGNED by INGMAR BERGMAN on the title page.

    Published by Marion Boyers, London, 1978. First English edition. ISBN: 0714526339.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, 123 pages.

    Illustrated with in-text b&w photos from the film.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that shows some toning, shelf rubs, and superficial scratches, but is bright and solid, and retains its original £4.95 price at the bottom of the front flap.

    SIGNED by one of the Great Film Directors of the 20th century, Ingmar Bergman.

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  • INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** Autobiography THE MAGIC LANTERN First English Edition by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** Autobiography THE MAGIC LANTERN First English Edition
    Ingmar Bergman

    THE MAGIC LANTERN, an Autobiography by INGMAR BERGMAN.

    HAND SIGNED by INGMAR BERGMAN on the title page.

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1988. First English edition.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x9.5 inches, 312 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of b&w photographs.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that shows wear at the spine ends and corner tips, and some light creasing to the edges, but is bright and solid, and retains its original £14.95 price at the bottom of the front flap.

    RARE SIGNED AUTOBIOGRAPHY by one of the Greatest Film Directors Ever, Ingmar Bergman.

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  • 1975 NASHVILLE - ORIGINAL RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY a ROBERT ALTMAN FILM MASTERPIECE by Joan Tewkesbury, Robert Altman 1975 NASHVILLE - ORIGINAL RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY a ROBERT ALTMAN FILM MASTERPIECE
    Joan Tewkesbury, Robert Altman

    NASHVILLE, Original Film Release Dialogue Script dated July 11, 1975. A Robert Altman film. Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.

    A RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT is a special version of the screenplay, a post production version that provides a log of every visual action and every audible sound for each of the frames and footage on the reels of a film. Basically a written copy of a film. One could conceivably create a duplicate of a film based on its Release Dialogue Script.

    COPY of and SIGNED by the film's Title Designer, DAN PERRI, a highly regarded film title designer

    who worked on the films Star Wars, Taxi Driver, All The President's Men, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Exorcist, and many, many…

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    NASHVILLE, Original Film Release Dialogue Script dated July 11, 1975. A Robert Altman film. Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.

    A RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT is a special version of the screenplay, a post production version that provides a log of every visual action and every audible sound for each of the frames and footage on the reels of a film. Basically a written copy of a film. One could conceivably create a duplicate of a film based on its Release Dialogue Script.

    COPY of and SIGNED by the film's Title Designer, DAN PERRI, a highly regarded film title designer

    who worked on the films Star Wars, Taxi Driver, All The President's Men, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Exorcist, and many, many more. It is his personal copy, with his SIGNATURE and his ownership NAME/TITLE LABEL on the first page.

    Black textured paper covers, inner pages photocopied on 8.5x11 inch light green paper (photocopying was, and still is, how original copies of screenplays were quickly produced and distributed to actors, producers, directors, editors and others involved in a film production), pages printed on one side only, 3-hole punched and bound with 3 brass brads. Approximately 200 pages (pages are numbered by reel, there being 8 reels, each reel with a part A and B).

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light general wear, the three brass brads have oxidized, the inner pages are lightly age toned, the first and last page have creases and light soiling, there is a stiff crease to the bottom corner of the last few pages, "NASHVILLE" is written in black marker on the spine page edges, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and clear.

    RARE ORIGINAL, SIGNED, RELEASE DIALOGUE SCRIPT of one of the greatest American films of the 20th century.

    About Robert Altman's Film NASHVILLE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Nashville is a 1975 American satirical musical ensemble comedy drama film directed by Robert Altman. The film follows various people involved in the country and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee, over a five-day period, leading up to a gala concert for a populist outsider running for President on the Replacement Party ticket.

    Nashville was released by Paramount Pictures in the summer of 1975, and opened to critical acclaim. Patrick McGilligan of The Boston Globe wrote that it was "perhaps the most talked about American movie since Orson Welles' Citizen Kane." Nashville was nominated for a total of 11 Golden Globe Awards, to date the highest number of nominations received by one film. It was also nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Altman), and Best Supporting Actress (both Lily Tomlin and Ronee Blakely). Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1992, it is now considered Altman's magnum opus, and by many critics to be one of the greatest films of all time.******

    About DAN PERRI (from Wikipedia):

    ******Daniel Richard Perri, b.1945, is a film and television title sequence designer, responsible for the main titles of many films including: The Exorcist (1973), Nashville (1975), Taxi Driver (1976), Star Wars (1977), Raging Bull (1980), Airplane! (1980), and Suspiria (2018).

    Possibly Perri's best known title sequence project came about in 1976 when he was introduced to director George Lucas, who invited Perri to Industrial Light & Magic. Perri eventually developed a concept for presenting a textual introduction to the film in which the credits are shown distorted by a sharp perspective and rolling along towards a distant vanishing point. Lucas approved the idea and Perri produced sketches and prototype mechanical artwork that gave birth to the now familiar opening crawl sequence that appears in the Star Wars films.

    Perri has stated that Lucas offered him a share of royalties from the film in lieu of his ordinary fee; Perri rejected the offer and has regretted his choice ever since.******

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "BUGS" Original Early DRAFT Screenplay A BUGS LIFE 1995 PIXAR Hi Tech Toons RARE SCRIPT by Andrew Stanton & Robert Lence "BUGS" Original Early DRAFT Screenplay A BUGS LIFE 1995 PIXAR Hi Tech Toons RARE SCRIPT
    Andrew Stanton & Robert Lence

    A Bugs Life - Original Early Draft Screenplay.

    BUGS (Working Title), SECOND DRAFT, Andrew Stanton, Robert Lence, October 11, 1995, Copyright Hi Tech Toons. Original screenplay typescript, probably laser printed, plain green paper covers, 8.5" x 11", 3-hole punched, bound with 3 brass brads, 99 pages, printed on rectos only. The statement BUGS - Second Draft (10/11/95) Hi Tech Toons CONFIDENTIAL appears at the bottom of all the numbered pages. VERY GOOD Condition: title page and page 1 are clipped at the upper edge to remove previous owner's name, paper covers have light wear/small stains, and rust offsetting from the metal brads, the brads are rusty, some corner creases otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Hi Tech Toons was an…

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    A Bugs Life - Original Early Draft Screenplay.

    BUGS (Working Title), SECOND DRAFT, Andrew Stanton, Robert Lence, October 11, 1995, Copyright Hi Tech Toons. Original screenplay typescript, probably laser printed, plain green paper covers, 8.5" x 11", 3-hole punched, bound with 3 brass brads, 99 pages, printed on rectos only. The statement BUGS - Second Draft (10/11/95) Hi Tech Toons CONFIDENTIAL appears at the bottom of all the numbered pages. VERY GOOD Condition: title page and page 1 are clipped at the upper edge to remove previous owner's name, paper covers have light wear/small stains, and rust offsetting from the metal brads, the brads are rusty, some corner creases otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Hi Tech Toons was an early holding company for Pixar and Disney joint ventures. In 1995 the film was pitched to Disney under the title Bugs, an adaptation of Aesop's fable The Ant and the Grasshopper. Disney optioned the film and the script went through multiple iterations before it's release in 1998. This October 11, 1995 Second Draft is an early version of the story before writer and co-director Andrew Stanton made fundamental changes - it features Red the Circus Bug Ant before his character became the protagonist Flik. Very few of this original early draft were made. There are no early draft BUGS screenplays in commerce that I have ever seen. From a Mill Valley, California estate with early ties to ILM and Pixar.

    A Bug's Life (1998) is the first animated feature film created during the partnership between Pixar Animation Studios and Disney, it follows Pixar's groundbreaking film Toy Story (1995). Andrew Stanton, a Pixar veteran conceived the original story along with John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. The film was directed by Lasseter and Stanton, and the screenplay was written by Stanton, Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw.

    Here is a relevant synopsis of the writing and production of A Bug's Life from Wikipedia:

    Production Development: During the summer of 1994, Pixar's story department began turning their thoughts to their next film. The storyline for A Bug's Life originated from a lunchtime conversation between John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Joe Ranft, the studio's head story team; other films such as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo were also conceived at this lunch. Lasseter and his story team had already been drawn to the idea of insects serving as characters. Like toys, insects were within the reach of computer animation back then, due to their relatively simple surfaces. Stanton and Ranft wondered whether they could find a starting point in Aesop's fable The Ant and the Grasshopper. Walt Disney had produced his own version with a cheerier ending decades earlier in the 1934 short film The Grasshopper and the Ants. In addition, Walt Disney Feature Animation had considered producing a film in the late 1980s entitled Army Ants, that centered around a pacifist ant living in a militaristic colony, but this never fully materialized.

    As Stanton and Ranft discussed the adaptation, they rattled off scenarios and storylines springing from their premise. Lasseter liked the idea and offered some suggestions. The concept simmered until early 1995, when the story team began work on the second film in earnest. During an early test screening for Toy Story in San Rafael in June 1995, they pitched the film to Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Eisner thought the idea was fine and they submitted a treatment to Disney in early July under the title Bugs. Disney approved the treatment and gave notice on July 7 that it was exercising the option of a second film under the original 1991 agreement between Disney and Pixar. Lasseter assigned the co-director job to Stanton; both worked well together and had similar sensibilities. Lasseter had realized that working on a computer animated feature as a sole director was dangerous while the production of Toy Story was in process.

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  • HONG KONG MOTION PICTURES a 60 YEAR MOVIE HISTORY 1950-2010 / SILVER CAPITAL : 6O Years of Film Making in Hong Kong HONG KONG MOTION PICTURES a 60 YEAR MOVIE HISTORY 1950-2010 / SILVER CAPITAL : 6O Years of Film Making in Hong Kong

    SILVER CAPITAL 60 YEARS 1950-2010. A Beautifully Produced and Illustrated Chinese Book depicting Sixty Years of Films made by notable HONG KONG FILM STUDIOS including the Great Wall Film Production Company, Phoenix Film Company, and Xinlian Film Company (all of which were predecessors of the Hong Kong Yindu Agency). TEXT COMPLETELY IN CHINESE, but filled with PHOTOGRAPHS of film stars, producers, and directors as well as FILM STILLS from many films. There are approximately 1000 photos in all. Thick softcover book with dustjacket, 8.5x11.5 inches, 607 pages. Illustrated throughout. Published by Joint Publishing Co., Hong Kong, 2010. ISBN: 9789620430411. VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. I found a Chinese description online, the following is a rough translation…

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    SILVER CAPITAL 60 YEARS 1950-2010. A Beautifully Produced and Illustrated Chinese Book depicting Sixty Years of Films made by notable HONG KONG FILM STUDIOS including the Great Wall Film Production Company, Phoenix Film Company, and Xinlian Film Company (all of which were predecessors of the Hong Kong Yindu Agency). TEXT COMPLETELY IN CHINESE, but filled with PHOTOGRAPHS of film stars, producers, and directors as well as FILM STILLS from many films. There are approximately 1000 photos in all. Thick softcover book with dustjacket, 8.5x11.5 inches, 607 pages. Illustrated throughout. Published by Joint Publishing Co., Hong Kong, 2010. ISBN: 9789620430411. VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. I found a Chinese description online, the following is a rough translation of it by Google: ******Hong Kong Yindu Agency Co., Ltd. was established in 1982. It was mainly formed by the merger of three old film companies, Great Wall Film Production Company, Phoenix Film Company and Xinlian Film Company (collectively known as Chang Feng Xin). The Southern Film Company, which is engaged in domestic film distribution, as well as the Qingshuiwan Film Studio and Yindu Entertainment, have made Yindu a film organization with a comprehensive film and television system for production, film, theater, distribution and advertising. It has been sixty years since the predecessor of Yindu, the Great Wall Film Production Company and the Southern Film Company (founded in 1950). In the past 60 years, the Yindu system has produced 480 movies and 11 TV series, and has released nearly a thousand domestic films. The mysterious history of light and shadow created by countless shining stars and filmmakers has become a common memory that fans of generations will never wear out. This book is the predecessor of Yindu (Great Wall, Phoenix, Xinlian, South, Qingshuiwan Studio) and even the 60 year history of Yindu, including the purpose of each company, the development of each stage, and the introduction and release of the company. The film, the editorial director's articles and interviews, as well as important film reviews, and finally ended in a large scale film The Master of the Generation (Director Wang Jiawei) to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Yindu. The book is divided into four chapters the ideal age, the rough years, the reconstruction days and the revival period. 11 experts and scholars from the Mainland and Hong Kong were invited to write an article to discuss the characteristics and positioning of Yindu and its predecessors. The authors include: Lefu, Huang Ailing, Shi Qi, Li Weitao, Lin Jinbo and Zheng Chuanqi. Mainland authors include: Zhao Weifang, Sha Dan, Zhang Yan, Li Xiang, Si Ruo. The book has a total of about 1,000 photos. The appendix includes a list of the film and television works of the Yindu system, a list of staff and an interview summary of the industry. It is an important reference book for studying the development of Hong Kong's leftist films.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial 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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  • ANNOTATED DRAFT TV SCRIPT for ALIBI by PETER BLAKE & DAVID SHORE the Producers and Writers of HOUSE by Peter Blake and David Shore ANNOTATED DRAFT TV SCRIPT for ALIBI by PETER BLAKE & DAVID SHORE the Producers and Writers of HOUSE
    Peter Blake and David Shore

    DRAFT SCRIPT by PETER BLAKE & DAVID SHORE with HANDWRITTEN ANNOTATIONS throughout. Peter Blake and David Shore were the duo that Produced and wrote episodes of a number of notable television series, including HOUSE. This working draft script was titled UNTITLED, but clearly ended up being the 2007 TV FILM ALIBI. My assumption is that it was meant to be the pilot for a series, but was not picked up as such, and so became a TV Movie. What makes this development script so interesting is that there are handwritten comments, marks, changes, etc., here and there throughout. I do not know for certain whose working copy this script was, but presumably it was the copy of either Peter Blake…

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    DRAFT SCRIPT by PETER BLAKE & DAVID SHORE with HANDWRITTEN ANNOTATIONS throughout. Peter Blake and David Shore were the duo that Produced and wrote episodes of a number of notable television series, including HOUSE. This working draft script was titled UNTITLED, but clearly ended up being the 2007 TV FILM ALIBI. My assumption is that it was meant to be the pilot for a series, but was not picked up as such, and so became a TV Movie. What makes this development script so interesting is that there are handwritten comments, marks, changes, etc., here and there throughout. I do not know for certain whose working copy this script was, but presumably it was the copy of either Peter Blake or David Shore. 62 photocopied pages (typical for scripts in development), 8.5x11 inches, three hole punched, bound with 2 brass brads. The annotations are all handwritten directly onto this working copy. Published by NBC Universal Television Studios, 2006. VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling, overall bright, clean and clear. An interesting look at a new series in early development by two of the hottest producers / writers in television.

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