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41 GARSTIN, CROSBIE, SEYMOUR STERN, & C. GARDNER SULLIVAN China Seas by Crosbie Garstin. Synopsis by Seymour Stern. Synopsis Based on C. Gardner Sullivan's Treatment
Los Angeles Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1933 
Original 22 page synopsis, dated November 15, 1933, for the adventure film China Seas which was based on the book by Crosbie Garstin, released in 1935, directed by Tay Garnett, and starred Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, C. Aubrey Smith, and Robert Benchley. Bradbound. Lightly used copy with some minor dust soiling to the covers. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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42 GASSNER, JOHN & DUDLEY NICHOLS (EDS.) Twenty Best Film Plays
New York Crown 1943 
First Edition. Contains the scripts for such classic films as It Happened One Night, My Man Godfrey, Rebecca, The Grapes of Wrath, Wuthering Heights, Little Caesar, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, The Good Earth, How Green Was My Valley, etc. Very good lightly used copy with some rubbing to the spine without dust jacket. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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43 GEORGE, GEORGE W., GEORGE F. SLAVIN, BARBARA LAWRENCE Original Shooting Script for the Film ‘Peggy' by George W. George and George F. Slavin. Originally Titled ‘Rose Queen'. From the Estate of Its Star, Actress Barbara Lawrence
Universal City, CA Universal Pictures 1949 
First Edition. Original 137 page final shooting script with color rewrite pages, dated December 20, 1949, for the film ‘Peggy' written by George W. George and George F. Slavin. With the original working title ‘Rose Queen' printed on the front cover and title page. This copy belonged to its star, actress Barbara Lawrence, and comes with a signed autograph letter from Ms. Lawrence's daughter and with a black & white publicity photo postcard of Barbara Lawrence signed by her on the verso (3 1/2” x 5 1/2” in fine condition). Bradbound. With “Johnny” written in pencil in an unknown hand on the front cover, possibly referencing the character Johnny ‘Scat' Mitchell played by Rock Hudson. Very good lightly handled copy with some dust soiling, edge wear, and small tears in printed studio wrappers. ‘Peggy' was directed by Frederick De Cordova and stars, in addition to Barbara Lawrence, Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Charles Drake, and Rock Hudson. The film is a romantic comedy and tells the story of a family moving to Pasadena, CA and how their new neighbors step in and urge the daughters, one of whom is played by Barbara Lawrence, to participate in the Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Barbara Lawrence (1930 - 2013) appeared in a number of films, including A Letter to Three Wives (1949) directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz with Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern, Here Come the Nelsons (1952) with Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky Nelson and Rock Hudson, Arena with Gig Young and Polly Bergen, Her Twelve Men (1954) with Greer Garson and Robert Ryan, and the musical Oklahoma! directed by Fred Zinneman with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. With a DVD of the film ‘Peggy'. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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44 GIBSON, MEL We Were Soldiers - Screenplay by Randall Wallace Based on the Book - We Were Soldiers Once...And Young by Lt. General Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway
Sherman Oaks, California The Wheelhouse Productions 2001 
Original 118 page script printed on salmon colored paper in printed studio wrappers Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein.Keri Russell, Barry Pepper. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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45 GILLIGAN ISLAND - JIM BACKUS Gilligan's Island - Gilligan's Mother-in-Law. Teleplay by Budd Grossman
Los Angeles CBS Television June 18, 1965 
41 page teleplay script for an episode of the comedy series, Gilligan's Island, starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale, and Jim Backus. Actor Jim Backus' personal copy, specially hardbound in blue cloth with “Gilligan's Island” gilt stamped at the spine and “Jim Backus” gilt stamped at the lower right corner of the front board. The script, itself, is enclosed in the original printed blue paper covers (which has some minor spotting to the front cover) and has laid in the original ‘Studio Center Call Sheets' (4 pages, double-sided) with notations for Mr. Backus' character, as well as for his actress wife, Henny Backus, who played an island native in this episode. Some dust soiling an rubbing to covers, very good. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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46 HARDBALL - THE MOVIE Original Shooting Script for Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Carl Franklin
n.d. 
Original shooting script for the film Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Carl Franklin. Bradbound, unpaginated. The final script was written by John Gatkins , adapted from the book by Daniel Coyle, directed by Brian Robbins, starring Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, and Michael B. Jordan. Trace of dust soiling to the covers, else fine. The film was released on September 14, 2001 and tells the story of an aimless young man (Reeves) who agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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47 HARGROVE, DEAN Matlock. Teleplay by Dean Hargrove
Los Angeles Viacom 1985 
First Edition. Signed by actor James McEachin, who co-starred in this television movie which was the pilot movie for the crime drama series, Matlock. Original 130 page revised draft shooting script for the pilot television movie of the courtroom crime drama television series Matlock, starring Andy Griffith. Laid in is an autograph note to Mr. McEachin from co-star, actress Eileen Knight: “McEachin, Thank you in advance for tomorrow. Let's burn down Atlanta and save the Union! Love, Ms. Knight.” Bound with brads. Fine copy in printed studio wrappers. James McEachin's early life experiences were in the military, as a policeman, a fireman, and a record producer. He turned to a career in show business, and was often cast to highlight his African-American heritage with successful roles in such well-known television series as Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, and Dragnet. He was cast in the pivotal role of the d.j. in Play Misty for Me with Clint Eastwood. He starred briefly in his own series as detective Harry Tenafly, in Tenafly. Many of us remember him for his terrific work as police lieutenant Brock in the 1986 television movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun - a role he would reprise throughout the years. He is the author of Farewell to the Mockingbirds which won the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Award, The Heroin Factor (1999), Say Goodnight to the Boys in Blue (2000), The Great Canis Lupus (2001), and Tell me a Tale: A Novel of the Old South (2003), Pebbles in the Roadway (2003), a collection of short stories and essays, and in 2005, he produced the award-winning audio book Voices: A Tribute to the American Veteran. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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48 HARLING, ROBERT, LARRY MCMURTRY Original Archive of Production Materials for the Film ‘The Evening Star' Including the Screenplay by Robert Harling. Based on the Novel by Larry McMurtry
Los Angeles Rysher Entertainment / Paramount Pictures 1995 & 1996 
Original archive of production materials for the film ‘The Evening Star' written and directed by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, and starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson, and Ben Johnson. The Evening Star is the sequel to the Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment. Included in a 3” three-ring binder is a 127 page revised shooting script with color rewrite pages dated from September 19, 1995 through February 17, 1996, a 2 page inventory of stage equipment, a 31 page shooting schedule dated November 17, 1995, 11 pages of one line shooting schedules dated from November, 1995 through February, 1996, a 22 page final crew list, an 18 page crew list, a 7 page contact list, miscellaneous location diagrams and restaurant lists for Houston, TX, and assorted supplies notes. Included in the pocket at the front of the binder are: 18 color slide taken on the set by Ron Phillips and dated 02/20/96, a black & white cast and crew photo dated March 13, 1996, a black & white photo of of the director and crew member, 2 greeting cards, an area map of Houston from the time of the production, a production purchase order dated 12/12/95, a 7 page one line revised shooting schedule dated 3/1/95, a 4 page revised one line shooting schedule dated 2/21/96, a 4 page cherry color rewrite section dated 3/5/96, and a few miscellaneous items. All of this material belonged to an original crew member of the film's electrical production unit. Everything is in uniformly about fine to fine condition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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49 HELLMAN, LILLIAN The Searching Wind - Screenplay by Lillian Hellman Based On Her Own Play
New York Paramount Pictures 1945 
First Edition. This original 133 page final shooting script with color rewrite pages belonged to film producer, Joseph H. Hazen, and is specially hardbound in maroon tooled leather with raised bands, and with ‘Joseph H. Hazen' stamped in gold at the lower right corner of the front board. Near fine copy with some slight rubbing to the leather at the spine. This screenplay is dated November 7, 1945. The film was directed by William Dieterle and stars Robert Young, Sylvia Sydney, Ann Richards, Dudley Digges in this fine adaptation of Hellman's Broadway production. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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50 HENRY, BUCK Protocol. Screenplay by Buck Henry. Story by Nancy Meyer
Los Angeles Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros. Pictures 1984 
First Edition. Original 135 page first draft shooting script, dated January 13, 1984, for the film comedy ‘Protocol,' screenplay by Buck Henry, story by Nancy Meyer, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Andre Gregory, Gail Strickland, Cliff De Young, Keith Szarabajka, Ed Begley Jr., and James Staley. Bradbound. Fine copy in printed wrappers. The film tells the story of a sweet cocktail waitress (Hawn) who by chance saves the life of a visiting dignitary which leads to a place for her in Washington D.C. politics where her charms have an unexpected effect on international affairs. 
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51 HENRY, BUCK Protocol. Screenplay by Buck Henry. Story by Nancy Meyer
Los Angeles Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros. Pictures 1984 
First Edition. Original 135 page first draft shooting script, dated January 13, 1984, for the film comedy ‘Protocol,' screenplay by Buck Henry, story by Nancy Meyer, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Andre Gregory, Gail Strickland, Cliff De Young, Keith Szarabajka, Ed Begley Jr., and James Staley. Bradbound. Near fine copy with a faint hint of fading to the outer edge of the front cover in printed wrappers. The film tells the story of a sweet cocktail waitress (Hawn) who by chance saves the life of a visiting dignitary which leads to a place for her in Washington D.C. politics where her charms have an unexpected effect on international affairs. 
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52 HENRY, LOUISE The Personal Screenplay Collection of Hollywood Golden Age Actress Louise Henry
Los Angeles 1935-1937 
Four large bound volumes containing the 12 original surviving screenplays that actress Louise Henry used in her performances in 1930s Hollywood motion pictures. Included are In Old Kentucky (1935) Will Rogers' last film before his untimely death, Two drafts of Charlie Chan On Broadway (1937) with Warner Oland and Keye Luke, The Casino Murder Case (1935) with Paul Lukas and Rosalind Russell, Second Honeymoon (1937) with Tyrone Power and Loretta Young, Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937) with Bert Lahr, End of the Trail (1936) with Jack Holt, There Goes the Groom (1937) with Ann Sothern and Burgess Meredith, Exclusive Story (1936) with Franchot Tone, Two drafts of Society Doctor (1935) with Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, and Billie Burke, 45 Doctors (1937) with Jane Withers. Several of the scripts are signed by Louise Henry on their covers. Bound in matching full burgundy colored cloth with leather labels with an original 8 by 10 photograph portrait of Louise Henry laid into volume one. Louise Henry (1911-1967) hailed from New York state and was a beautiful actress who moved to Hollywood in the 1930s. A lead actress and featured player with a striking visual and verbal presence on film, Henry worked at Fox, MGM, Universal, Columbia, and RKO. She was personal friends with Jean Harlow, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Joan Crawford. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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53 HOSTILES - THE FILM Original Deluxe Promotional Complete Shooting Script for the Film Hostiles by Scott Cooper. Based on the Manuscript by Donald E. Stewart
Los Angeles Grisbi Productions, Le / Waypoint Entertainment 2016 
First Edition. Original deluxe promotional complete shooting script specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nominations for the film Hostiles written by Scott Cooper, based on the manuscript by Donald E. Stewart. Paperbound, 8 3/8” x 10 3/4”, 118 pages. Faint trace of dust soiling to the rear cover, else fine copy in printed wrappers. Hostiles was written and directed by Scott Cooper, and stars Christian Bale, Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, and Stephen Lang. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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54 HOT MILLIONS - THE FILM - IRA WALLACH & PETER USTINOV Hot Millions (Originally Titled ‘A Little Something on the Side') - Screenplay by Ira Wallach
Los Angeles Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1965 
Original 95 page typed ribbon copy working draft manuscript screenplay, hand-dated 5-10-65, for the 1968 film Hot Millions (originally titled ‘A Little Something on the Side') directed by Eric Till, starring Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart, Robert Morley, and Cesar Romero. Bradbound. Fine. The story of a recently released ex-con (Ustinov) who discovers that the business and banking world has become computerized and, if he is to resume his old ways, he must enlist the aid of a computer whiz (Romero) in order to get his new embezzlement scheme off the ground. Screenwriters Ira Wallach and Peter Ustinov were nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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55 HOWARD, GREGORY ALLEN & KASI LEMMONS (HARRIET - THE FILM) Harriet. Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons
Los Angeles Focus Features 2019 
First Edition. Small format, paperbound, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 111 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 Original Screenplay for Harriet, written by Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons. Prints the complete shooting script for the film. Harriet was directed by Kasi Lemmons and stars Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Henry Hunter Hall, and Nick Basta. A perfectbound book looking like a trade paperback. Fine in printed wrappers. The film is based on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman (Erivo), telling the story of her escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. It was nominated for 2 Oscars and Golden Globes; Best Actress (Erivo) and Best Original Song. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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56 HUGO - THE FILM Hugo. Screenplay by John Logan. Based on the Book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
Los Angeles Paramount 2010 
First Edition. Small format, paperbound, 5 1/4” x 8 1/4”, 109 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 Hugo written by John Logan, based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee. A perfectbound book looking like a trade paperback. With a hint of rubbing to the rear cover, else a fine copy in printed wrappers. Hugo tells the story of a 1930s orphan living in the walls of a train station in Paris and his efforts to solve the mysteries around his late father and an automaton. Hugo won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best costume Design, and Best Music - Original Score. It won a Golden Globe for Best Director and was nominated for Best Picture - Drama and Best Original Score. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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57 HUSTON, JOHN, ORSON WELLES, & CHRISTOPHER FRY The Bible - Screenplay by Christopher Fry
New York Twentieth Century-Fox 1966 
Original 114 page shooting script in gold embossed maroon leatherette Studio Duplicating Service wrappers.In a career that spanned dramas, comedies, westerns, and even a musical, in The Bible, director John Huston tackled the classic Hollywood biblical epic in widescreen 70mm, and with ultimate financial and critical success. The screenplay by the noted English poet and playwright Christopher Fry had an uncredited re-write by Huston's friend, Orson Welles. The film stars George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, John Huston, Michael Parks, Franco Nero, Ulla Bergryd. Toshiro Mayuzumi was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Orson Welles acted for John Huston in Moby Dick, Roots of Heaven, The Kremlin Letter and Huston later returned the favor by becoming the lead actor in Welles's The Other Side of the Wind. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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58 JENKINS, BARRY - IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - THE FILM If Beale Street Could Talk. Screenplay by Barry Jenkins. Based on the Book by James Baldwin
Los Angeles Anapurna Pictures 2018 
First Edition. Small format, paperbound, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 106 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 If Beale Street Could Talk written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the book by James Baldwin. Prints the complete shooting script for the film. If Beale Street Could Talk stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, and Regina King. A perfectbound book looking like a trade paperback. Fine copy in printed wrappers. The film tells the story of a young woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiance innocent of a crime. Regina King won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. And the film was nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was also nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Screenplay Golden Globes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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59 JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER Surviving Picasso - Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
New York Merchant Ivory Productions May 1995 
Original 111 page third draft screenplay for Ismael Merchant produced film directed by James Ivory. Fine. Bradbound in a hardbound black spring binder. The film details the life of Picasso as seen through the eyes of his long time lover Francoise Gilot who has two of his children and is the one one of the women in his life to leave him. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso, Natascha McElhone as Franćoise Gilot, Julianne Moore as Dora Maar, Joss Ackland as Henri Matisse, Susannah Harker as Marie-ThérŹse, Jane Lapotaire as Olga Picasso, Joan Plowright as Franćoise's Grandmother. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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60 JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER & HENRY JAMES The Golden Bowl - Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Based on the novel by Henry James
New York Merchant Ivory Productions Marcy 1999 
Original 119 page shooting script for the Ismael Merchant produced film adaptation of the Henry James novel directed by James Ivory. The motion picture stars Kate Beckinsale, James Fox, Anjelica Huston, Nick Nolte, Jeremy Northam, Madeleine Potter, Uma Thurman, Nicholas Day, and Peter Eyre. Fine. Bradbound in green and printed studio wrappers. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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