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1 Mask. Screenplay by Anna Hamilton-Phelan
Universal City Universal City Studios April 5, 1984 
Signed by the author the film's director Peter Bogdanovich on the title page. Original 132 page shooting script for the acclaimed film starring Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, and Harry Carey, Jr. Cher was nominated for an Academy Award in this her first major film role. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 The Mighty Barnum. Screenplay by Gene Fowler & Bess Meredyth
New York Covici Friede 1934 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gene Fowler. Fine in a bright dust jacket with one tiny chip. One of the earliest screenplays published in book form. The film starred Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum with Adolphe Menjou, Rochelle Hudson, and Virginia Bruce. Illustrated. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT & ERIC ROTH The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Screenplay by Eric Roth - Based On the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Los Angeles Paramount Pictures 2008 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Eric Roth on the title page: “To John, All my personal good wishes for a happy new year. Eric.” Special printing bound in flexible black leather with the title blind-stamped on the front cover. This edition was inscribed to a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which awards the Golden Globes. Membership in the organization is about 90 members, hence, this screenplay book was produced in a small quantity. Fine condition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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4 FOWLER, GENE & BESS MEREDYTH The Mighty Barnum. Screenplay by Gene Fowler & Bess Meredyth
New York Covici Friede 1934 
First Edition of the First American Sound Screenplay To Be Published in Book Form. Signed by Gene Fowler to actor William Holden. Inscribed: “To Bill Holden, with regards, Gene Fowler. Nov. 1934.” At the time he was a very young struggling stage actor in Los Angeles where he grew up. Very good in a very good lightly used dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears. One of the earliest screenplays published in book form. The film starred Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum with Adolphe Menjou, Rochelle Hudson, and Virginia Bruce. Illustrated. William Holden was one of Hollywood's great actors appearing in such classics as Sunset Boulevard, The Bridge On the River Kwai, The Wild Bunch, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Picnic, etc. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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5 FRANKENSTEIN - THE BORIS KARLOFF FILM Frankenstein. Screenplay by Garrett Fort and Francis Edwards Faragoh. Foreword by Forrest J. Ackerman
Absecon MagicImage 1989 
First Edition. One of only 100 numbered hardbound copies signed by Forrest J. Ackerman, the publisher, and two others who were the book's researchers and contributors. Only this limited edition was issued hardbound, with the regular copies issued paperbound. The shooting script of the 1931 James Whale directed horror film classic that introduced Boris Karloff as the monster and made him a star. Fine without dust jacket as issued. Extensively illustrated and supplemented with much behind the scenes material. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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6 LUGOSI, BELA & CARLA LAEMMLE Dracula - Screenplay by Garrett Fort. Introduction by Carla Laemmle. Production Background by Philip J. Riley. With a Special Introduction by Bela Lugosi. Foreword by Ivan Butler. Preface by Carl Laemmle. Additional Production Background by George Turner
Abescon Magicimage 1990 
First Edition. A facsimile of the original shooting script, with a history of the 1931 Universal Pictures horror film classic starring Bela Lugosi directed Tod Browning, production background of the film, and many photographs. Oversized format. Accompanied by Carla Laemmle's original 11 page typescript manuscript for her introduction corrected by her and the book's editor plus a typed letter signed by her to the book's editor. Carla Laemmle, the niece of Universal Pictures founder, Carl Laemmle, played a small part in the film and speaks the very first lines in the picture. Book and manuscript material in fine condition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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7 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - 1925 LON CHANEY FILM The Making of The Phantom of the Opera Including The Original 1925 Shooting Script - By Philip J. Riley - Foreword by Mary Philbin - Preface by Ray Bradbury
Absecon MagicImage 1999 
First Edition, First Printing. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed by Mary Philbin, co-star with Lon Chaney Sr. in the classic film, written to the book's author, Philip J. Riley. Dated September 11, 1989, Philbin writes: “Dear Mr Riley: I am sorry about the delay in returning the book and papers. I would appreciate eleven complimentary copies of The Phantom of the Opera book or if you cannot, then as many as possible. Thank you, Mary Philbin”. Accompanied by the original hand-addressed envelope from Philbin's home in Los Angeles. Philbin died before the book was published, so this is as close as one can come to a signed copy. Large 317 page paperbound book. Profusely illustrated. Near fine copy enclosed in a handsome morocco leather and cloth clamshell box. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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8 RILEY, PHILIP J. (ED.) The Wolf Man. Screenplay by Curt Siodmak. Edited by Philip J. Riley
Absecon, NJ MagicImage 1993 
First Edition. One of only 100 numbered hardbound copies signed by the author Curt Siodmak, editor Philip J. Riley, co-star Ralph Bellamy, composer Hans J. Salter, contributor George Turner, publisher Michael D. Stein, and author and researcher Gregory Wm. Mank. Only this limited edition was issued hardbound, with the regular copies issued paperbound. The shooting script of the 1941 Universal horror film classic starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers, Warren William, Patric Knowles, and Maria Ouspenskaya. Fine without dust jacket as issued. Extensively illustrated and supplemented with much behind the scenes material. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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9 SHIELDS, BROOKE & TALES FROM THE CRYPT Tales From the Crypt - Came the Dawn - Teleplay by Ron Finley
New York Home Box Office 1993 
Original 27 page shooting script printed on yellow and pink pages. Boldly signed on the title page by actress Brooke Shields whose copy this was. In the tale Shields is a hitchhiker who gets picked up and winds up in a murder house. Very good. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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10 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - THE CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICAL Singin' In the Rain. Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
New York Viking Press 1972 
First Edition. Paperbound. Signed by the author, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Additionally signed by the stars of this film classic, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Kathleen Freeman. Trade paperback. Illustrated with stills from the film. Near fine copy with just a hint of edge wear in printed wrappers. Enclosed in a custom clamshell box. The screenplay for the great original musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and Jean Hagen. The film received several Oscar nominations, including Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jean Hagen) and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Lennie Hayton). Donald O'Connor won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical / Comedy and it was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical / Comedy. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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11 STAR TREK - DEEP SPACE NINE & LOIS NETTLETON Star Trek - Deep Space Nine. Episode: “Return to Grace".
Los Angeles Paramount 1995 
First Edition. This original shooting script belonged to actor John K. Shull and is signed by him and by his wife Kim Shull who was costumer on “Star Trek - Vovager.” This script is "Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Episode titled: RETURN TO GRACE.” Shull played the character “K'Temang.” Revision pages on whie paper dating 12/07/1995. 55pp. Very good condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 [THREE GODFATHERS - THE FILM] Three Godfathers. Screenplay by Laurence Stallings & Frank S. Nugent
Hollywood Argosy Pictures 1948 
Original mimeographed dialogue and cutting continuity script prepared towards the end of the production for the classic John Ford western starring John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, and Harry Carey Jr. This copy has been autographed by Harry Carey Jr. Fine in printed studio wrappers. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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13 [WOOD, ED]. ALEXANDER, SCOTT & LARRY KARAZEWSKI Ed Wood - The Film. An Original Screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski
London/Boston Faber 1995 
First Edition. Signed by the authors. Signed on the title page by both screenwriters Alexander and Karazewski. The screenplay for the acclaimed Tim Burton directed film starring Johnny Depp as the worst Hollywood director of all time. Fine in wrappers. Illustrated. Already in a later printing. Martin Landau won the Academy Award for his superb portrayal of horror actor Bela Lugosi. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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