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Metropolis (Original UK Program for the 1927 film) by Fritz Lang (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel)

London: Wardour Films / Universum Film [UFA], 1927. Original program for the London premiere of the film on March 21st, 1927 at the Marble Arch Pavilion, preceded in English by the US release earlier that month but with different title cards. Director La…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Set of six original photographs from the set of the 1975 film) by Jim Sharman (director, screenwriter); Richard O'Brien (play, screenwriter); Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975. Set of six vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1975 film, five in black and white, one in color, the last being a striking still shot of the altered RKO Radio Picture logo, one of the earliest examp…

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Yojimbo (Original screenplay for the 1961 film) by Akira Kurosawa (director); Ryuzo Kikushima (screenwriter); Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura (starring)

Tokyo: Kurosawa Production Company, 1960. Shooting script for the legendary 1961 Japanese film. Working copy belonging to Omura Senkichi, who played a small role as a traveling servant in the film, with his name on the front wrapper and his annotations t…

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The Rocketeer (Original screenplay for the 1991 film) by Joe Johnston (director); Dave Stevens (graphic novel); Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear (screenwriter); Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino (starring)

Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Pictures, 1988. Revised First Draft script for the 1991 film. Based on 1982 graphic novel by Dave Stevens, an early entry into the superhero movie canon, following the success of 1989's "Batman," and a cult classic in its own r…

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Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach) by William S. Burroughs writing as William Lee

New York: Ace Books, 1953. First Edition. No. D-15. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by Burroughs, once on the title page of "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / With friendship and all best wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April 27, 1974"; and …

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High and Low [Tengoku to Jigoku] (Original screenplay for the 1963 film) by Akira Kurosawa (director, screenwriter); Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, Eijiro Hisaita (screenwriters); Evan Hunter (as Ed McBain) (novel); Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa (starring)

1962. Draft script for the 1963 film. Text and titles in Japanese. A legendary Japanese noir, based on American author Ed McBain's 1959 novel "King's Ransom." A wealthy industrialist is contacted by a gang of crooks who inform him that they have kidnapp…

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The Most Dangerous Game (Screenplay archive for the 1932 film) by Irving and Ernest B. Schoedsack Pichel (directors); James Ashmore Creelman (screenwriter); Richard Connell (story); Joel McCrea, Fay Wray (starring)

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1932. Screenplay archive for the 1932 film. Archive consists of a Revised Final script and a typescript rewrite of the film's opening sequence onboard a yacht. The rewrite credits an unknown screenwriter named "Eliscu…

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The Exterminating Angel (Original screenplay for the 1962 film, annotated throughout by Bunuel) by Luis Bunuel (director, screenwriter); Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera, Augusto Benedico (starring)

N.p.: N.p., 1962. Draft script for the 1962 film. With director Luis Bunuel's holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout noting changes and additions to dialogue, and the name of Russian-American director Victor Stoloff in holograph ink on the front…

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Metropolis (Original US herald for the 1927 film) by Fritz Lang (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel), Channing Pollock (adaptation)

Hollywood: Universum Film [UFA] / Paramount Pictures, 1927. Original advertising herald for the US release of the 1927 film, a shortened 115 minute version re-cut by American playwright Channing Pollock, who is credited on the herald. Interestingly, th…

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Persona [Kinematografi] (Original Swedish screenplay for the 1966 film) by Ingmar Bergman (director, screenwriter)

N.p.: N.p., 1965. Final Draft script for the legendary 1966 film, under the original Swedish title "Kinematografi." In Swedish. "Persona" was in 2020 called "the greatest film ever made" by filmmaker and essayist Paul Schrader, a distinction he has cons…

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Ocean's Eleven [11] [Oceans Eleven or And the Angels Sing] (Original screenplay for the 1960 film, Peter Lawford's copy) by Lewis Milestone (director); Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell (screenwriter); Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1959. Draft script for the 1960 film "Ocean's Eleven," seen here as "Oceans Eleven or And the Angels Sing." Copy belonging to actor Peter Lawford, with his name on the front wrapper and his holograph annotations throughout. …

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Cromwell [Oliver Cromwell] (Original screenplay for the 1970 film) by Ken Hughes (director, screenwriter); Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Timothy Dalton (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1961. Early Draft script for the 1970 film "Cromwell," seen here under the title "Oliver Cromwell." Copy belonging to director/screenwriter Ken Hughes, with his annotations throughout. With 11 pages of reproductions fr…

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Stray Dog (Original screenplay for the 1949 film) by Akira Kurosawa (director, screenwriter); Ryuzo Kikushima (screenwriter); Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura (starring)

Tokyo: Film Art Association, 1949. First Draft script for the 1949 Japanese film noir. Holograph ink and pencil annotations on two leaves. Text in Japanese. Generally considered to be the greatest film noir made in Japan, and hugely influential on Amer…

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England Made Me (Original UK poster for the 1973 film) by Graham Greene (novel); Peter Duffell (director); Desmond Cory (screenwriter); Michael York (starring)

London: Atlantic Productions, 1973. Original UK Quad poster for the 1973 British film. Greene's novel was set in Stockholm, and involved the internal deconstruction of a ne'er-do-well bodyguard Anthony Farrant, who finds himself working for a dubious S…

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Talking Heads 77 (Original tour poster for the band's first UK tour in 1977) by Talking Heads

New York: Sire Records, 1977. Vintage UK tour poster for "Talking Heads 77," promoting Talking Heads' first tour outside US borders in-you guessed it-1977. Any vintage posters from the first year of the band's existence are uncommon; this is one we have …

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