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ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962) Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, From the novel by Allen Drury, July 5th 1961

ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962) Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, From the novel by Allen Drury, July 5th 1961

Otto Preminger: New York. Vintage original script, USA. A critical script in the history of American LGBT cinema -- the first Hollywood studio film to feature a main character who is bisexual. Based on Allen Drury's Pulitzer Prize-winning political shocker of 1959 (but detached from the novel's Cold War agenda) about how American government functions in a free society. Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State who...

$1,500.00



APOLLO 13 (1994)

APOLLO 13 (1994)

Screenplay by John Sayles rewrite of a script by William Broyles, Jr. & Al Reinert based on the book "Lost Moon" by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger Fourth Revised Draft August 06, 1994 [with many pages of revisions on a variety of colored papers, dated up through 9/7/94] Included are three (3) candid photographs taken during production, and a color promotional slide for the film. Numerous holograph sketches by an unknown cast or crew member in...

$500.00



BEETLEJUICE (1988) Second draft script by Warren Skaaren, Michael McDowell, Feb. 3, 1987

BEETLEJUICE (1988) Second draft script by Warren Skaaren, Michael McDowell, Feb. 3, 1987

(Original vintage screenplay for the 1988 film) Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1987. Second Draft Script for the 1988 film, with blue revision leaves. Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before...

$550.00




BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999) Fourth draft script by Charlie Kaufman, 1/22/98

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999) Fourth draft script by Charlie Kaufman, 1/22/98

Printed studio wrappers, brad-bound, studio-generated mechanically produced script printed on rectos only, 108 pp. (with numerous pages of revisions on different colors of papers and with various dates up through July, 1998). With a two page call sheet and two pages of faxes (concerning roles being cast for this film) laid-in. A little bit of smudging to wrappers, a bit of creasing to script, some wear to the two pages of faxes, overall just...

$450.00



BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962) Screenplay by Guy Trosper / From the biography by Thomas E. Gaddis

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962) Screenplay by Guy Trosper / From the biography by Thomas E. Gaddis

Harold Hecht Productions, Inc., [earlier than July 1962]. [1],180 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, brad-bound in printed wrappers. An unspecified -- but certainly early -- draft of this adaptation to the screen of Gaddis' biography of Robert Stroud. The 3 July 1962 release, directed by John Frankenheimer, starred Burt Lancaster as Stroud, and with a release running time of 147 minutes suggests that extensive portions of this draft were...

$1,250.00



DRESSED TO KILL (1980) Revised draft script, second asst director's copy w/notes

DRESSED TO KILL (1980) Revised draft script, second asst director's copy w/notes

(Original vintage screenplay for the 1980 film, working copy belonging to assistant director William Eustace) Los Angeles, CA: Filmways Pictures, 1979. Revised script for the 1980 film. Copy belonging to second assistant director William Eustace, with his name in blue holograph ink on the title page, and his copious notations throughout, almost studious in nature. Eustace's notations detail scenes to be omitted, extras to be used, props on the...

$1,000.00




EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) Revised 4th Draft Screenplay by Tom Stoppard

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) Revised 4th Draft Screenplay by Tom Stoppard

[Np]: Amblin Entertainment, 2 February 1987. [1],160 leaves. Quarto. Mechanically-reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only. Clasp-bound in generic binder. Each leaf is watermarked by production company Amblin with their characteristic stamping in red with the script number, overall just ABOUT FINE. Denoted a "shooting script" of Tom Stoppard's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's award-winning book, for which he received sole screen credit....

$1,250.00



FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, THE (1967) [The Vampire Killers] Screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach

FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, THE (1967) [The Vampire Killers] Screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach

Vintage original draft script for the 1967 film, UK. Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ferdy Mayne, dir: Roman Polanski. An elderly professor (Jack MacGowran) and his assistant Alfred (Roman Polanski) go to Transylvania looking for vampires, where Alfred falls in love with Sarah (Sharon Tate), the daughter of an inn keeper. Sarah, however, has recently caught the eye of Count von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne), who lives in a nearby village....

$2,500.00



FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943) Revised Final [by] Dudley Nichols July 20, 1942

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943) Revised Final [by] Dudley Nichols July 20, 1942

The famous screen adaptation which starred Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, directed by Sam Wood. Studio mimeograph, self-wrappers, the original two staples are missing, and so the pages are loose, 202 pp. the title page and the final page are a bit fragile, overall VERY GOOD+. This film, when released in 1943, had an epic running time of 170 minutes, but this script's massive length implies an even longer film, which in turn suggests that some...

$1,250.00




GAUNTLET, THE (1977)

GAUNTLET, THE (1977)

An original screenplay by Dennis Shryack and Michael Butler Final Draft January 31, 1977 [with revisions dated up through 2/11/77]. Clint Eastwood's sixth film as a feature film director. His career has always featured large shifts in tone and genre. His previous film was the very intense historical revenge film, The Outlaw Josie Wales , and he then shifted to The Gauntlet , a rather breezy action film in which he also stars as a cop who is...

$750.00


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GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Screenplay by Charles Lederer

Vintage original writer's working script for the 1953 film, USA. A key working script from Howard Hawks' classic musical, adapted by Charles Lederer and based on both the 1949 Broadway musical and the original non-musical 1928 novel and screenplay by Anita Loos. A definitive take on a classic story, pulling together the best aspects of the two earlier versions, and famously pairing Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Russell was then at the peak of...

$4,500.00



GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974) Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola SECOND DRAFT September 24, 1973

GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974) Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola SECOND DRAFT September 24, 1973

From the Richard Manney collection of film scripts, with his name on a 1990 bill of sale, which is laid in. One of the great American films, and one of the cornerstone classics of the New American Cinema movement of the 1970s. Winner of six Oscars, including for Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Brad-bound, pictorial wrappers, 200 pp., studio mimeograph, this script belonged to an uncredited member of the crew, and has various notations in...

$1,500.00




HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation

HIGH SOCIETY (1955) Temporary complete script / Philip Barry-adaptation

Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1955. Temporary Complete script for the 1956 film, a musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). Blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped as TEMPORARY COMPLETE and VAULT COPY on the front wrapper, copy No. 94 and production No. 5637, dated 11-14-55, with credits for screenwriter Patrick, Receipt attached. 103 leaves, mimeograph. Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong starred in...

$2,200.00



INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) Draft script by John Tucker Battle, Los Angeles, 1950

INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) Draft script by John Tucker Battle, Los Angeles, 1950

Los Angeles, 1950. Draft script for the 1953 science-fiction classic, directed by William Cameron Menzies. White studio printed wrappers. Distribution page present, with receipt intact, with credit for screenwriter John Tucker Battle, rubber stamped copy No. 21. This script never had a title page. 101 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated 9-5-50. Rare script for a true science-fiction classic, based on a story treatment...

$2,000.00



JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1981) Revised final script January 9, 1961 by Abby Mann

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1981) Revised final script January 9, 1961 by Abby Mann

Vinyl silkscreened binding, brad-bound, mimeographed, 180 pp., of which almost half are revisions on different colors of paper, dated up through 2/6/61. Stanley Kramer's famous film about the Nuremberg Trials and the aftermath of the Holocaust. A name is written in ink at top of title page, and a number is stamped at top right, script is overall FINE.

$1,250.00




KING OF COMEDY, THE (1983) Final draft script by Paul D. Zimmerman, ca. 1981

KING OF COMEDY, THE (1983) Final draft script by Paul D. Zimmerman, ca. 1981

Les Lazarowitz (sound mixer) (Original vintage screenplay for the 1983 film) Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century-Fox, ca. 1981. Final Draft script for the 1983 film. Copy belonging to sound mixer Les Lazarowitz, with his holograph name to the title page. Noted as copy No. 78 in green holograph ink at the top right corner of same. Perhaps Scorsese's most underrated film, The King of Comedy is a brilliant study of celebrity worship and American...

$1,250.00



LIMELIGHT (1952) Undated shooting script by Charles Chaplin

LIMELIGHT (1952) Undated shooting script by Charles Chaplin

Vintage original shooting script. Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, dir: Charles Chaplin; United Artists. Though he made a few films after, this -- Chaplin's final American film -- is seen as a kind of swan song to his legendary career. Set in the music hall world which was his origin, he plays a fading comedian who inspires a crippled ballet dancer to walk and feel confident about her life....

$3,750.00



MARK OF THE HAWK [THE HAWK] (1957) Final draft script, 1956

MARK OF THE HAWK [THE HAWK] (1957) Final draft script, 1956

Original Final script for the 1957 film, here under its early working title, "The Hawk." Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1956. One of Sidney Poitier's very early major film roles, and an important specimen of the early days of his legendary career. A well-intentioned and well-educated African named Obam (Sidney Poitier) returns upon completing an education in London to fill a political post, and discovers unrest between the...

$1,000.00




METROPOLIS (1927)

METROPOLIS (1927)

First Czechoslovakian Edition, photoplay with all 64 UFA images from the film, Prague: Ústřední dělnické knihkupectví a nakladatelství, 1927. First Czech edition of Thea Harbou's novel, published the same year as the release of the Fritz Lang film for which she wrote the screenplay. Importantly, this edition is the only one to contain all 64 images of the UFA still photographs released for the...

$2,500.00



MY FAVORITE YEAR (1981) Revised Final Draft script by Norman Steinberg

MY FAVORITE YEAR (1981) Revised Final Draft script by Norman Steinberg

Written by Norman Steinberg [Culver City]: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Brooksfilms, 4 September through 3 December 1981. [1],110 leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Photographically-reproduced typescript, printed on rectos only of white, green, yellow, blue and rose stock. Brad-bound in printed studio wrappers. Titled label taped across spine, but very good or better. Denoted a "revised final draft" of the script for this comedy, but with a rainbow of...

$250.00



NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1977) Screenplay by Earl Mac Rauch May 12, 1976

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1977) Screenplay by Earl Mac Rauch May 12, 1976

Vintage original script, USA. Martin Scorsese aimed to fuse the tradition of the classic Hollywood musical with the semi-improvised methods of a John Cassavetes production in this film about a failing marriage. Printed wrappers, studio mimeograph, brad-bound, 137 pp., JUST ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers.

$300.00




NIXON (1995)

NIXON (1995)

Original screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, and Oliver Stone. Two variant drafts, with significant differences, of an important Oliver Stone film about Nixon's career: INTERIM SEVENTH DRAFT 2/16/95. 149 pp. ABOUT FINE in NEAR FINE wrappers. NINTH DRAFT (Shooting Script) 5/1/95. 153 pp. Accompanying the script are 19 loose revision pages, dated variously between May 5 and July 28. Red titled wrappers. 235 leaves,...

$750.00



PRIZE FIGHTER (1978) + RAGING BULL (1979) Original script & silkscreened parking permit

PRIZE FIGHTER (1978) + RAGING BULL (1979) Original script & silkscreened parking permit

Vintage original screenplay by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro [New York: Chartoff/Winkler Productions], Novermber 1978 and February-April, 1979. [2], 103 leaves and [1], 101, [1] leaves, plus lettered inserts. Two different preproduction scripts of Scorsese and De Niro's revision of Paul Schrader's screenplay, which was itself a major revision of Mardik Martin's preliminary script, adapted in large part from Lamotta's 1970 memoir Raging...

$5,000.00



REAL MCCOYS, THE (1958/60) Two scripts for "Grampa's War" and "First Date"

REAL MCCOYS, THE (1958/60) Two scripts for "Grampa's War" and "First Date"

This was the first of what would become a slew of rural comedies, and all the then-existing networks initially turned it down. It eventually debuted on CBS in 1957 and became a huge success, which in turn led to other shows like BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and PETTICOAT JUNCTION, all of them with country folk as the protagonists. In the case of this show, Walter Brennan starred as Grandpa Amos McCoy, the patriarch of a West Virginia family who move to...

$200.00





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