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1 Original Carbon Typed Contract Signed by Wallace Beery to Release His Name and Imitation of His Voice for the Photoplay, “Radio Story”
Culver City, CA Loew's Incorporated August 19, 1940 
Signed by the author - actor, Wallace Beery, beloved character actor who was once married to Gloria Swanson. Contract is addressed to Loew's Incorporated. Pencil annotation, two punch holes to top edge, which have been torn, else about fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 COOPER, GARY & SAM K. COWAN Original Typed Contract Signed by Gary Cooper to Allow the Use of His Photograph from the Film, Sergeant York, Laid Into a Copy of, Sergeant York for the Photoplay Edition Book, Sergeant York and His People - By Sam K. Cowan
New York Grosset & Dunlap March 20, 1941 
Photoplay Edition. Laid in is an original contract March 20, 1941 dated March 20, 1941, signed by the actor, Gary Cooper, who won an Oscar as Best Actor for his portrayal in Sergeant York of a pacifist drafted into WWI who becomes a reluctant hero. In this unusual contract, Gary Cooper grants permission to to use his image in the making of this book. Contract is typed on the Warner Bros. letterhead and was approved by the studio. Small chip to top edge, else about fine. Accompanied by a copy of the book Sergeant York and His People, with Cooper's photograph on the front cover. Pages tanned as usual, else about fine in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny tears and a lightly sunned spine. Enclosed together in a handsome clamshell box. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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3 HART, MOSS Prince of Players. Screenplay by Moss Hart. Based on the Book by Eleanor Ruggles
Los Angeles Twentieth Century-Fox 1954 
First Edition. A remarkable beautifully bound leather presentation copy of the shooting script presented by the film's director, Philip Dunne, to the great stage actress, Eva Le Gallienne, who made her screen debut in this film. Inscribed by the author - film director on the title page: “To dearest Le G. With gratitude and love, Philip Dunne.” Bound in bright blue leather with gilt-stamping and tooling including the recipient's name “Eva Le Gallienne” stamped in the lower right hand corner of the front board. Bound in throughout the volume are 34 terrific black and white still photographs from the film each mounted on their own page. The frontispiece is a picture of Philip Dunne and Le Gallienne standing before her labeled canvas chair on the set of the film. With Le Gallienne's bookplate. Also laid in is a photograph of Dunne on a motion picture camera crane directing the scene of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater plus four photographs of Eva Le Gallienne coaching members of the cast on their performances (including two with actor Raymond Massey). The film contains one of Richard Burton's finest roles, additionally starring Raymond Massey, John Derek, Maggie McNamara, Charles Bickford, and Mae Marsh. The film tells the tale of the great American Shakespearian actor of the 19th Century, Edwin Booth (Burton), and the other acting members of his family, his father Junius Brutus Booth (Massey) and John Wilkes Booth (Derek), Lincoln's assassin. Rarely has Hollywood managed to sneak by and expose the mass audience to scenes of Shakespeare in such an entertaining way. Burton's Shakespearean scenes are riveting. Le Gallienne was hired to play the Queen opposite Burton in the scenes from Hamlet as well as help guide other members of the cast in the playing of Shakespeare. A little rubbing to rear board, else near fine condition. A remarkable association copy from the Golden Age of Hollywood. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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4 VON STROHEIM, ERICH The Complete Wedding March of Erich Von Stroheim. A Reconstruction of the Film. In 255 Still Photos Following the Original Screenplay, Plus 13 Production Stills. Compiled and Annotated With a Foreword by Herman G. Weinberg For the American Film Institute
Boston Little, Brown 1974 
First Edition. Signed by the author - actress, Fay Wray on the title page, who starred in the film with Von Stroheim and Zasu Pitts. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one tiny internal repair and a small amount of separation of the protective plastic coating. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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