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1 (HEMINGWAY, ERNEST)GARY COOPER & INGRID BERGMAN Group of Four Original Black & White Photographs of Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman from the Film Adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's Novel For Whom the Bell Tolls
Los Angeles Paramount Pictures 1942 
A terrific collection of four stills (8” x 10”) from the acclaimed film For Whom the Bell Tolls, adapted from Ernest Hemingway's classic novel set in the 1930s during Spain's civil war, directed by Sam Wood, starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Katina Paxinou, and Arturo De Cordova. All in fine condition. The photographs show: Cooper and Bergman sharing a flirtatious moment and a cup of coffee, a particularly lovely shot of Miss Bergman in an intimate moment with Mr. Cooper reclining together on the grass, a shot of Bergman and Cooper with a look of contention passing between them while Akim Tamiroff gestures near-by with a crust of bread, and the last of Bergman and Cooper sharing a passionate kiss as Cooper is about to leave on his mission to blow up an all-important bridge. A fine set of photographs highlighting the generous gifts of talent and charisma of these two great actors. The film won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Katina Paxinou), and was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gary Cooper), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ingrid Bergman), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Akim Tamiroff), Best Art Direction - Interior Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Film Editing, and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 ANDERSON, LINDSAY & DAVID SHERWIN O Lucky Man!
London Plexus Publishing 1973 
First Edition - Paperbound. Signed by the star of the film, Malcolm McDowell. The shooting script for the acclaimed satirical musical film O Lucky Man! written by David Sherwin, directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, and Helen Mirren. Illustrated with photographs from the production and with stills from the film. Very good slightly used bright copy with a few very minor creases to the covers in printed wrappers. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score (Alan Price). 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 BLANCHETT, CATE & E. ANNIE PROULX Cate Blanchett's Original Costume for Her Character, Petal, Used in the Film Version of The Shipping News - Accompanied by a First Edtiion Copy of the Novel Signed by E. Annie Proulx - Plus a DVD of the Finiished Film
New York Miramax Films - Scribner 1993 & 2001 
Actress Cate Blanchett's original costume for her part as Petal in the film, The Shipping News, Petal's Sweater & Skirt With Shoes. Cate Blanchett is seen putting on this outfit as Kevin Spacey hovers over her and she shoes him away. This outfit consists with an off-white crocheted sweater with “puffy” three-quarter length sleeves and elastic banded wrists. The iridescent, very dark purple pleather mini-skirt has a zip-up back and is sized 7. The costume comes complete with a pair of slip-on red suede pumps patterned with black “dalmatian” spots. The “Costablanca” shoes have a 3” tall heel in the back and are sized 10M. This screenworn costume includes the original studio wardrobe tag and comes with a document of authenticity from Miramax Films prop department agency. Accompanied by a signed first edition in dust jacket of the novel by E. Annie Proulx as well a DVD of the finished film in which Cate Blanchett stars with Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and Dame Judi Dench. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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4 BUCKLEY, CHRISTOPHER Original Souvenir Program for the Film Thank You for Smoking, Based on the Novel by Christopher Buckley
Los Angeles Fox Pictures 2006 
First Edition. Specially printed promotional pamphlet printing an excerpt from the novel Thank You for Smoking made in a small number for distribution to reviewers for the film Thank You for Smoking, written and directed by Jason Reitman, starring Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, J.K. Simmons, David Koechner, and Cameron Bright. Paperbound, nine pages, 51/2” x 8 1/2”. Fine copy in printed wrappers. The film received Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Aaron Eckhart). 
Price: 37.50 USD
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5 DOUGLAS, KIRK (OLIVIER, LAURENCE) Original Telegram from Actor Kirk Douglas to Hollywood Columnist Jimmy Starr
Beverly Hills Western Union January 1, 1959 
The telegram is addressed to Jimmy Starr and reads in full: “Jimmy Starr, Herald dont fone [sic] DLR after 9 a.m. Jan. 2 LosA. We hope you will join us for a cup of good cheer and a welcome for Sir Laurence Olivier, with whom we soon start our picture, ‘Spartacus,' his first in Hollywood for eight years. Time and place: Sunday, January 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Beverly Hilton's ‘Star on the Roof.' RSVP Stanley 7-1211, Extension 766. Cordially, Kirk Douglas.” Creases from folding and two 1/2” tears, else fine. ‘Spartacus' is based on the novel by Howard Fast, directed by Stanley Kubrick with a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, starring Kirk Douglas in the title role, with an all-star cast including Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis (as Antoninus), Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin (as Julius Caesar), Nina Foch, John Ireland. The film won Oscars Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Peter Ustinov), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, and Best Costume Design, Color. It was nominated for Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 EISNER, LOTTE H Fritz Lang by Lotte H. Eisner. Edited by David Robinson (ISBN: 019519912X)
New York Oxford University Press 1977 
First Edition - American. Illustrated. Substantial 416 page biography of the the life and work of the great Austrian-born film director Fritz Lang who created such classic films as Metropolis, M, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Rancho Notorious, The Woman in the Window, and The Ministry of Fear. Includes a complete filmography. Very good copy with a touch of foxing to the edges and just a trace of edge wear in a very good plus price-clipped dust jacket with a few tiny tears and a hint of edge wear. The dust jacket illustration is a color drawing by Paul Scheurich from the first poster design for Lang's The Last Testament of Dr. Mabuse which was condemned and destroyed by the Nazi government. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 FORD, JOHN Guide to the John Ford Papers in the Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 2002 
Revised Edition. Paperbound. A well-produced work detailing the collection of materials in the Lilly Library related to the great motion picture director and recipient of six Academy Awards, John Ford, best known for the classic films The Iron Horse, Fort Apache, Rio Grande, The Informer, How Green Was My Valley, The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man, and many more. Included in this massive archive are approximately 2500 items in the correspondence files, many film scripts and production materials (1915 - 1971) with some items from his early silent films and television programs; hundreds of legal materials (1917 - 1974) including studio contracts, production agreements, and non-film matters; a miscellaneous section related to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Bel Air Association, the Field Photo Home, membership cards and awards, and various personal items. Also included are preparation notes and tape recordings of interviews for his son, Dan Ford's biography, Pappy: The Life of John Ford; approximately 3500 photographs and movie stills from his personal collection - many of which are from other people's films; and a selection of John Ford's films, including an undated home movie. As noted in the catalogue, the LIlly Library holds other collections related to John Ford not outlined here. Staplebound. Fine condition. An essential addition to the library of any John Ford admirer or collector. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 FOX, BRIAN The Wild Bunch
New York Award Books 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original of this novel issued to coincide with the release of the Sam Peckinpah directed western film starring William Holden, Robert Ryan, and Ernest Borgnine. Near fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 KINGSLEY, SIDNEY Dead End. A Play in Three Acts
New York Random House 1936 
First Edition. This copy was Samuel Goldwyn Pictures' copy with their “Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.” stamp on various pages throughout the book. Samuel Goldwyn produced the film version of this play which introduced the Dead End Kids and was directed by William Wyler, starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrae, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, and Marjorie Main. The screenplay was written by Lillian Hellman. This copy has some pencil marking and scoring in the text in an unknown hand. Illustrated with three terrific wood engravings by Julian Wehr. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some internal repairs, some tiny chipping, small tears, and a little aging mainly at spine. An historic copy used to help create a classic Hollywood film. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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10 KINGSLEY, SIDNEY Dead End. A Play in Three Acts
New York Random House 1936 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author: “For my star witness, Love, Sidney Kingsley, New York - Mar. 10, 1937.” A little bit of darkening at spine, else fine in a lightly used dust jacket with some darkening and with some tiny chips and small tears. The film version of this play which introduced the Dead End Kids and was directed by William Wyler, starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrae, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, and Marjorie Main. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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11 KIPLING, RUDYARD The Light That Failed
London Macmillan 1940 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the British release of the film based on Kipling's classic tale starring Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, and Ida Lupino. With a small spot of orange paint on the front free endpaper and pages tanned as usual, else very good in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some interior tape reinforcement, tearing at the spine, and a couple of small chips and tears. The front panel of the jacket is a graphic drawing of a swashbuckling Ronald Colman involved in an intense sword fight with Arabs. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 MAC LIAMMOIR, MICHAEL All For Hecuba. An Irish Theatrical Autobiography
London Methuen 1946 
First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with just the slightest wear. Mac Liammoir gave Welles his first professional acting job at age 16 in Dublin and eventually played Iago in Welles' film version of Othello. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 MARX, HARPO, GRACIE ALLEN, & ED WYNN How We Laughed! University of Southern California -- April 2, 1978
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1979 
First Edition. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and tributes by the friends and co-workers of three classic comedians: Ed Wynn, Harpo Marx, and Gracie Allen. Fine in printed wrapper. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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14 MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET Original Black & White Photograph of Writer, W. Somerset Maugham, Promoting the Film ‘Trio'
10 1/8” x 8” 1950 
Original black & white photograph of W. Somerset Maugham taken for promotional purposes for the Paramount Pictures release of the film Trio, based on three short stories by Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," all introduced by him in the film. Fine. Trio was directed by Ken Annakin and Harold French and starred Anne Crawford, Roland Culver, Kathleen Harrison, James Hayter, Nigel Patrick, Michael Rennie, Jean Simmons, and Naunton Wayne. In the photo Mr. Maugham is in profile, sitting next to an open window, with a coastline in the distant back ground. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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15 MILLER, ARTHUR & JOHN HUSTON Original Black & White Photograph of Writer, Arthur Miller, and Film Director, John Huston, Taken On the Set of Their Film, The Misfits
United Artists 1960 
10 “ x 8 1/8”. The photograph shows Arthur Miller and John Huston, on the set of their film The Misfits, directed by Huston from a screenplay by Miller, and which starred Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach. In the photo, Huston is sitting in Miller's personalized canvas director's chair, and Miller sits on the curb below, holding his copy of the script, with a group of extras in the background. The Misfits is a complex drama that was the last film for it's two lead actors, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable which explores the relationship between a fragile divorcee (Monroe) and a brooding cowboy past his prime (Gable). When this photograph was taken, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe were married, with their divorce coming the following year - January, 1961. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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16 MONROE, MARILYN Bus Stop. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
London Charles Buchan's Publications 1956 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the Marilyn Monroe starring film classic. Very extensively illustrated with great pictures of Monroe. Very good plus clean copy. With a color photograph of Monroe in a scene from the film on the cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 MONROE, MARILYN, ARTHUR MILLER, & JOHN HUSTON Original Black & White Photograph of Actress, Marilyn Monroe, Writer, Arthur Miller, and Film Director, John Huston, Taken On the Set of Their Film, The Misfits
United Artists 1960 
10” x 8 1/8”. The photograph shows Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, and John Huston, on the set of their film The Misfits, directed by Huston from a screenplay by Miller, and which starred Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable (in his last film performance), Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach. In the photo, Huston, Monroe, and Miller (left to right) are sitting next to one another on canvas director's chairs, engaged in conversation. Miss Monroe is wearing a terry cloth robe and has the script open on her lap. The Misfits is a complex drama that was the last film for it's two lead actors, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable which explores the relationship between a fragile divorcee (Monroe) and a brooding cowboy past his prime (Gable). When this photograph was taken, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe were married, with their divorce coming the following year - January, 1961. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 O'HARA, JOHN Original Black & White Photograph of Writer, John O'Hara, and Film Director, Lewis Milestone, Taken On the Set of the Film, The General Died at Dawn
Los Angeles Paramount Productions 1936 
10 “ x 8 1/8”. The photograph shows John O'Hara and Lewis Milestone, on the set of the film The General Died at Dawn which Milestone directed, and which starred Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll, with a screenplay by Clifford Odets from a story by Charles G. Booth. O'Hara had a bit part in the film as a reporter, and is credited with the often quoted line: “We could've made wonderful music together.” The photograph shows O'Hara and Milestone having a chat outside, both wearing double-breasted suits. John O'Hara was a film critic early in his writing career for the N.Y. Morning Telegraph, and collaborated on several original screenplays, but is perhaps best known in the cinematic world for the film adaptations of his novels, including Pal Joey (1957 - a musical with Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak), From the Terrace (1960 - with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Myrna Loy), Butterfield 8 (1960 - with Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey), and A Rage to Live (1965 - with Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, and Ben Gazzara). As a screenwriter, his credits include He Married His Wife, I Was an Adventuress, Moontide, The Best Things in Life Are Free, etc. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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19 PIROSH, ROBERT Valley of the Kings. Screenplay by Robert Pirosh. With Eleven Original Black & White Photographs from the Film Bound-In and With a Group of Fourteen Additional Black & White Photographs Related to the Film
Los Angeles Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1953 
First Edition. Screenwriter and director Robert Pirosh's own copy of the 107 page shooting script for the historical drama,Valley of the Kings, based in large measure on the noted book on ancient Egypt, Gods, Graves and Scholars by C.W. Ceram. Hardbound in rich deep red leather with raised bands and the title gilt-stamped on the spine and cover as well as “ROBERT PIROSH” on the front board. Fine condition. Includes a DVD of the film. Robert Pirosh also directed and produced this film which starred Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Carlos Thompson, Kurt Kasznar, Victor Jory, Leon Askin, and Aldo Silvani, and was shot entirely on location in various Egyptian settings, including Cairo, Luxor, and at the stunning Pyramids of Giza. The eleven black & white photos (all 8” x 10”) bound into the script show the principal cast members in various scenes from the film, with one showing a behind-the-scenes shot of Pirosh and several crew members filming a scene. The additional black & white photographs included as a group are of various sizes, ranging from 4 1/2” x 3 1/4” to 11 1/2” x 9”, and feature Pirosh in his role as director, giving guidance to the actors and the crew, with one amusing shot of some of the ‘harem' ladies playing with Pirosh on a silk-swathed lounge. One of the photographs is a signed and inscribed portrait of the Italian actor Aldo Silvani who played Father Anthimos in the film, and reads in Silvani's hand: “To my dear friend Robert Pirosh, Aldo Silvani, 13-11-54, Rome.” The story line of Valley of the Kings centers on the search for the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Ra-hotep, by a young woman (Parker) who is attempting to validate her late father's claims that the Old Testament accounts of Joseph in Egypt are factual. She enlists the help of a handsome American archaeologist (Taylor), who is more than eager to lend a hand - as much for the adventure as in the chance to further his personal ambitions. The plot is complicated by mysterious opposition, with many ensuing twists and turns, not the least of which is a powerful attraction between Parker and Taylor. Much of the story is based upon the scholarly work of C.W. Ceram, whose classic book Gods, Graves and Scholars served as an important reference for Pirosh. The film is noteworthy for its attention to detail as it brings Hollywood and Egypt together for a terrific blend of exotic locale, high adventure, and romance. Robert Pirosh won a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 1950 for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for the film Battleground, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for the 1951 film Go for Broke!. Some of Pirosh's other films include the Marx Brothers film A Day at the Races, Hell is for Heroes, A Gathering of Eagles, etc. He also wrote for television, including such well-known series as Ironside, Bonanza, Mannix, Harry O, The Hardy Boys, Ellery Queen, The Waltons, and Combat. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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20 SCORSESE, MARTIN & CATHERINE SCORSESE Italianamerica - The Scorsese Family Cookbook - By Catherine Scorsese with Georgia Downard
New York Random House 1996 
First Edition. This copy was sent by film director Martin Scorsese as a Christmas gift to his film editor on his film Casino. Laid in is a large printed card printed in red ink: HAPPY HOLIDAYS - MARTIN SCORSESE. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A cookbook of Scorsese family recipes collected by his mother, Catherine Scorsese, who is familiar to people from her appearances in her son's films, Casino, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, The Color of Money, the King of Comedy, Cape Fear, etc.The book very cleverly incorporates the world of Scorsese's films with food. Excellent illustrations of cinema and food. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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