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21 BURTON, TIM, ED WOOD, SCOTT ALEXANDER & LARRY KARAZEWSKI Ed Wood - Screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski
Los Angeles 
Original first draft 147 page screenplay dated November 20, 1992 for the acclaimed Tim Burton directed film starring Johnny Depp as the worst Hollywood director of all time. Martin Landau won the Academy Award for his superb portrayal of horror actor Bela Lugosi. Additionally, the cast included Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Vincent D'Onofrio. Bound in a hardbound black leatherette spring binding. Fine. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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22 CAGNEY, JAMES Here Comes the Navy. Part II. Screenplay by Ben Markson & Earl Baldwin
Burbank Warner Brothers 1934 
First Edition. A shooting script from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in. The film starred James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart, Frank Mc Hugh, Dorothy Tree, Robert Barrat, and was directed by Lloyd Bacon. This was Cagney's first film after the inception of the Legion of Decency code, and the film was Warners' answer to the sensors that Cagney's personality and antics were to continue. Cagney plays Chesty O'Connor, an undisciplined hot-tempered young man who joins the Navy and is assigned to an officer who detests him, Cagney eventually goees A.W.O.L. and is disgraced, but a heroic act saves the day. This partial shooting script is 31 pages, staplebound, with the working title Hey, Sailor on the cover along with the typing “PART II (FINAL) 3/31/34”. Very good. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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23 CAGNEY, JAMES “Or Else”. Radio Script for the Office of Emergency Management's Salute to Labor
N.p. N.B.C. n.d. (1940s) 
First Edition. A radio script from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in. This short radio play was written for James Cagney and Edward Arnold, and was a patriotic encouragement to work hard and produce more war planes. There is a conflict between a headstrong young man and his equally hardheaded father, with the wisdom of age winning out and the son making a terrific speech at a rally. This radio script is 12 pages, unbound with evidence of a removed staple and paperclip. About fine. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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24 CAGNEY, JAMES Shake Hands With the Devil. Based on the Novel by Reardon Conner. Adaptation by Marian Thompson
Los Angeles United Artists 1959 
First Edition. A shooting script from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in. The film starred James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Michael Redgrave, and was directed by Michael Anderson. One of Cagney's best pictures of the latter period, with a splendid international cast. Cagney plays Kerry O'Shea, an American of Irish descent who is attending Dublin's Royal College of Surgeons and finds himself caught up between the Black and Tans and the IRA, with leanings towards the rebels. This partial shooting script is 123 pages, bound with brads in dampstained wrappers, lightly affecting a few of the interior pages. About fine. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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25 CAGNEY, JAMES The Bride Came C.O.D. Parts I & II. By Kenneth Earl & M.M. Musselman. Screenplay by Julius & Philip Epstein
Burbank Warner Brothers 1941 
First Edition. A shooting script from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in. The film starred James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Jack Carson, George Tobias, and was directed by William Keighley. Cagney plays Steve Collins, a publicity hungry broadcaster who charters a plane for eloping lovers, but cuts a deal with the girl's father, agreeing to deliver her home, unmarried, C.O.D., however, the plane crashes and Cagney is stuck in the desert with the angry bride, and comic adventures follow. This partial shooting script is 106 pages, bound with brads in orange wrappers, with the typing “12/30/40 PART I, REV. FINAL”. With a few blue rewrite pages and pencil corrections and additions to some of the pages. Very good. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
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26 CAGNEY, JAMES The Roaring Twenties. Part VI. Screenplay by Jerry Wald & Richard Macaulay. Original Story by Mark Hellinger
Burbank Warner Brothers 1939 
First Editions. Two shooting scripts from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in each. The film starred James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Jeffrey Lynn, and was directed by Raoul Walsh. Cagney plays Eddie Bartlett, a former garage mechanic who comes back from the war and cannot find work, he goes through a series of jobs and finally succumbs to the lure of bootlegging, with unfortunate results. The first shooting script is 167 pages, with the working title The World Moves On, dated “July 7, 1939”, with many colored rewrite pages, bound with brads in orange studio wrappers. The other is a partial shooting script is 46 pages, with the final title, staplebound with “Mr. Walsh” written in pencil on the first page and the typing “8/1/39, PART VI TO THE END REV. FINAL”. About fine. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
Price: 6500.00 USD
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27 CAGNEY, JAMES The Strawberry Blonde. Screenplay by Julius & Philip Epstein. Based on the Play One Sunday Afternoon by James Hagan
Burbank Warner Brothers 1941 
First Edition. A small archive including a shooting script, a Typed Letter Signed, and a group of rewrite pages, all from the personal library of James Cagney with his bookplate laid in each. The film starred James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale, and was directed by Raoul Walsh. Cagney plays Biff Grimes, a correspondent school dentist whose life is turned upside down by a chiseling contractor who steals his girl and five years of his life when he is sent to prison on a bum rap, but Grimes gets the last laugh in the end. The shooting script is 140 pages, with the working title One Sunday Afternoon, dated “August 9, 1940”, with many colored rewrite pages, bound with brads in tan studio wrappers. The Typed Letter Signed, one page, is on Warner Brothers stationery and is from Cagney's brother, William Cagney, who was Associate Producer on the film and writes in regards to the group of rewrite pages: “Dear Jim: . . . I believe by the time we start shooting we will have a nicely rounded story. The reason I particularly like the vehicle is because it is a definite departure from the hackneyed formula which you have been saddled with . . . Love to all, Brother Bill, W.C.” Accompanied by blue and yellow rewrite pages, 17 pages, with many corrections and additions in James Cagney's hand. About fine. From the auction sale of James Cagney's estate. James Cagney was a fine actor who was best known for his work in Public Enemy with Mae Clarke where he was a ruthless Prohibition gangster, as well as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Man of a Thousand Faces, Angels with Dirty Faces, What Price Glory, etc. 
Price: 6500.00 USD
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28 CAMERON, JAMES - TITANIC - THE FILM Titanic - Screenplay by James Cameron. With Original One-Line Shooting Schedule - Plus Annotated Editorial Script
Santa Monica, CA Lightstorm Entertainment 1996 
First Edition. Group of three important pieces used in the creation of the classic fim. Original 153 page shooting script for the Oscar winning film Titanic. Bradbound. About fine copy with a trace of handling to the printed studio covers. With a 70 page one-line shooting schedule for Titanic, dated June 28, 1996, also bradbound, in plain blue cardstock covers and in similar condition. Plus another full 153 page script which is a copy of the heavily annotated script used by the film script supervisor which was made at the end of principal photography for use by the editorial team in editing the movie. Fine in printed studio weappers. The film was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The film garnered fourteen Academy Awards nominations, tying the record set in 1950 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and won eleven, including the Best Picture and Best Director. It also picked up the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound (Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano), Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Original Dramatic Score, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, and Best Art Direction. Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart and the make-up artists were the only three nominees that did not win. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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29 CLAIR, RENE A Nous La Liberte with Entr'acte
London Lorrimer 1970 
First Edition. Issued largely as a trade paperback, this is one of the small number issued hardbound in cloth. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. The screenplays for Rene Clair's two classic films. Illustrated. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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30 CORREA, MARIO & MATTHEW MICHAEL CARNAHAN (DARK WATERS - THE FILM) Dark Waters. Screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. Based on the New York Times Magazine Article ‘The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare' by Nathaniel Rich
Los Angeles Focus Features 2019 
First Edition. Small format, paperbound, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 141 pages. This is first appearance in book form of this screenplay specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nomination of the Best Adapted Screenplay for Dark Waters, written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan, based on the New York Times Magazine Article ‘The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare' by Nathaniel Rich. Prints the complete shooting script for the film. Dark Waters was directed by Todd Haynes and stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber, and Mare Winningham. A perfectbound book looking like a trade paperback. Fine in printed wrappers. The film is based on the true story of a corporate defense attorney (Ruffalo) who initiates an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy hidden history of deliberate and deadly pollution. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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31 CORSARO, FRANK A Piece of Blue Sky. A Comedy-Drama by Frank Corsaro
New York & Beverly Hills Jay Julien & MCA Artists 1958 
Original 100 page manuscript for an unproduced three act play, A Piece of Blue Sky, by writer / director Frank Corsaro. Bradbound. Fine copy. Frank Corsaro directed many Broadway productions, including A Hatful of Rain, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Cold Storage, Treemonisha, Baby Want a Kiss, The Night of the Iguana, and The Night Circus. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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32 COSTIGAN, JAMES Little Moon of Alban. A Play by James Costigan
New York Milberg Enterprises n.d. 
Two original scripts - one 188 pages and the other 214 pages with revisions and color rewrite pages, for the television play Little Moon of Alban which were part of the acclaimed "Hallmark Hall of Fame" series which began in 1951 and continues to the present day. The original air date for this teleplay was March 24, 1958, was produced and directed by George Schaefer, and starred Julie Harris, Christopher, George Peppard, Rae Allen, Dirk Bogarde, Stephen Brooks, Helena Carroll, Liam Clancy, Tom Clancy, Frank Conroy, and Pauline Flanagan. Both scripts are bradbound and in fine condition. The story is set in Dublin, Ireland and the surrounding country side, between the years 1919 and 1922. It was also produced on Broadway in 1960, with a script by James Costigan as well, and was directed by Herman Shumlin, and featured a terrific opening night cast of Julie Harris, John Justin, Barbara O'Neil, Robert Redford, Norman Barrs, Helena Carroll, Eric Christmas, Liam Clancy, and James Duncan. The pair: 
Price: 375.00 USD
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33 DEL TORO, GUILLERMO El Labertinto Del Fauno - Pan's Labyrinth
Madrid, Spain Ocho y Medio 2006 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Guillermo Del Toro on the title page. Text in Spanish. Laid in is an original color photograph of Del Torro signing the book. Del Toro's own book on his masterpiece which was only printed in Spain. A thick 295 page book which prints the original shooting script, numerous storyboard drawings, reproduces in color numerous pages from Del Toro's personal notebook showing his extensive notes and his own drawings of the characters. With many color photographs from the film and behind the scenes images from the making of the film. Paperbound. Near fine copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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34 DOUGLAS, KIRK Champion
Los Angeles United Artists February 19, 1949 
A film about an ambitious boxer starring Kirk Douglas, directed by Mark Robson and written by Carl Foreman with the tag line: “This is the only sport in the world where two guys get paid for doing something they'd be arrested for if they got drunk and did it for nothing”. 45 long page cutting continuity script, stapled at the top. Accompanied by a 44 long page dialogue continuity script, stapled at the top. Very good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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35 DOWNTON ABBEY - THE MOTION PICTURE Downton Abbey - Screenplay by Julian Fellowes
London Universal Pictures International 2019 
Beautiful hardbound script bound in full gilt-stamped leather by the Wyvern Bindery in London. The complete screenplay for the feature film which is signed by screenwriter Julian Fellowes, director Michael Engler, cast members Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Alan Leech, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and Rob James-Collier. Fine. This special script was one of a small number of specially made copies given to members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Golden Globes Awards consideration. There are only about 90 members of the association. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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36 EASTWOOD, CLINT The Outlaw - Josey Wales - Screenplay by Phil Kaufman
Burbank Warner Brothers 1975 
First Edition. Original First Draft Screenplay. Dated: 9/10/75. (112 pp.) Near fine in printed beige bradbound card covers with mechanicaly produced sheets. (A few small nicks in nap of covers, with a touch of light shelfwear & a single pen mark on rear cover). Directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the title role. Based on Forrest Carter's 2 Josey Wales novels. Widely regarded to be Eastwood's finest western. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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37 FELLOWES, JULIAN (DOWNTON ABBEY - THE FILM) Downton Abbey. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes
Los Angeles Focus Features 2019 
First Edition. Small format, paperbound, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 113 pages. This is first appearance in book form of this screenplay specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nomination of the Best Adapted Screenplay for Downton Abbey, written by Julian Fellowes, based on the characters he created for the award-winning television series. Prints the complete shooting script for the film. Downton Abbey was directed by Michael Engler and stars Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton, and others from the original television cast. A perfectbound book looking like a trade paperback. Fine copy in printed wrappers. The film tells the story of the Crawley family and a visit from the Queen, her family, and staff - with all of the delightful and brilliant storytelling Downton fans have come to know and love. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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38 FORD, JOHN When Willie Comes Marching Home. Screenplay by Mary Loos and Richard Sale. Originally Titled ‘Front and Center'
Los Angeles Twentieth Century-Fox 1949 
First Edition. Original 134 page final shooting script with color rewrite pages, dated June 4, 1949, with 10 pages of retakes and added scenes for the John Ford film When Willie Comes Marching Home, originally titled ‘Front and Center'. Very good plus copy with some minor edge wear and slight use in printed studio wrappers. Beneath the printed title ‘Front and Center' on the front cover is handwritten in ink: “Released as ‘When Willie Comes Marching Home'. The film was directed by John Ford and stars Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, and William Demarest. This film comedy tells the story of a young man entering the service imagining that he will soon be sent overseas, but his skill as a marksman keeps him at home as a shooting instructor. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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39 FOWLES, JOHN & HAROLD PINTER The French Lieutenant's Woman. A Screenplay by Harold Pinter Based on the Novel by John Fowles. Foreword by John Fowles
London Jonathan Cape 1981 
First Edition. The screenplay for the film starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, and Leo McKern. Beautiful as new copy in an as new dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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40 FRANCIS OF ASSISI - THE FILM Francis of Assisi. Screenplay by Eugene Vale and Jack Thomas. Based on the Novel ‘The Joyful Beggar' by Louis de Wohl
Los Angeles Triton Pictures 1960 
First Edition. Original 155 page shooting script, dated August 26, 1960, for the film Francis of Assisi, screenplay by Eugene Vale and Jack Thomas, based on the novel ‘The Joyful Beggar' by Louis de Wohl. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Bradford Dillman in the title role, Dolores Hart, and Stuart Whitman. Bradbound in printed studio covers. Some edge wear and spotting to the covers, and a few minor interior repairs, not affecting the interior. Rare screenplay which was not published in book form. The film tells the story of the life and work of the great Catholic saint, Francis of Assisi. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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