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Green Grass of Wyoming [Mary O'Hara's Green Grass of Wyoming] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)
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Green Grass of Wyoming [Mary O'Hara's Green Grass of Wyoming] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

By King, Louis (director); Martin Berkeley (screenwriter); Mary O'Hara (novelist); Peggy Cummings, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Revised Final script for the 1948 film, here under the working title "Mary O'Hara's Green Grass of Wyoming." Copy belonging to Robert Arthur, who play Ken McLaughlin, with his name on the front wrapper in holograph pencil, and holograph pencil annotations to his scenes throughout. Laid in are three additional pages and two film negatives. A mare has been lured away by a wild stallion, angering the mare's owner, Beaver Greenway, a horse owner with a drinking problem. Meanwhile, Ken McLaughlin (Arthur) returns home with a new horse who has developed altitude sickness. Based on the third book in Mary O'Hara's "My Friend Flicka" trilogy. Nominated for one Academy Award. Set in Wyoming, shot on location in Wyoming, Utah, and Ohio, USA. Red titled wrappers, noted as Revised Final on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 166 and production No. 133, dated May 16, 1947. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated May 16, 1947, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriter Martin Berkeley. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 117. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between June 25, 1947 and July 18, 1947. Pages Very Good with dampstaining, wrapper Fair to Good, complete with dampstaining (pages not affected) and fray at the extremities, bound with three gold brads.

$450.00

Here Today (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)
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Here Today (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

By Vaughan-Hughes, Gerald (screenwriter)

London: Carter De Haven. Draft script for an unproduced film. With a single notation in holograph ink. Gerald Vaughan-Hughes is a British screenwriter best known for his work on "The Duellists" (1977), "To the Devil a Daughter" (1976), and "Sebastian" (1968). Damon is a young jazz singer in England, performing on the night club circuit, and dealing with the daily drama of drunk drummers, and art school love interests. Set in England. Blue blank wrappers with die cut title window in the British style. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Gerald Vaughan-Hughes. 99 leaves, with last page of text numbered 98. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with two silver brads.

$75.00

Showdown [The Iron Collar] (Original screenplay for the YEAR film)
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Showdown [The Iron Collar] (Original screenplay for the YEAR film)

By Springsteen, R.G. (director); Ric Hardman (screenwriter); Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, Charles Drake, Harold J. Stone, Skip Homeier, L.Q. Jones (starring)

Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1962. FINAL SCREENPLAY draft script for the 1963 film. With director Bud (R.G.) Springsteen's holograph signature on the front wrapper and holograph notations throughout. A cowboy is held hostage and must get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from his partners ex-girlfriend or he will be killed. Shot on location in California. Red titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, dated August 10, 1962. Title page present, with credits for Ric Hardman. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 92. Mechanically reproduced rectos only, with blue, pink and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/23/62 and 9/4/62. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two three brads.

$550.00

Elmer Gantry (First Edition)
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Elmer Gantry (First Edition)

By Lewis, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, with "Cantry" at the spine title of the book's backstrip. Basis for the 1960 film starring Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons. One of Lewis' most popular novels, and one that created an uproar among the religious evangelical communities that it satirizes. It stands among "Main Street," "Babbitt," and "Arrowsmith" as Lewis' lasting contribution to twentieth century American literature. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A few very slender chips at the top and bottom edge (see image), else jacket is bright and Near Fine.

$975.00

Leaving Cheyenne (Signed First Edition)
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Leaving Cheyenne (Signed First Edition)

By McMurtry, Larry

New York: Harper and Row, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For David Nottman / Larry McMurtry." Jacket is bright and clean but for some light soil to the rear panel, and has the publisher's $4.95 price rubber stamped in red at the bottom of the front flap. Basis for the 1974 film Lovin' Molly, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner and a young Susan Sarandon. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket that is moderately toned at the spine.

$625.00

True Grit (First Edition)
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True Grit (First Edition)

By Portis, Charles

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. The author's second novel, basis for the classic film starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby, and the 2010 remake by the Coen Brothers, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with none of the usual fading to the backstrip or the jacket spine, and a bright, unfaded topstain, only a touch of foxing along the rear flap fold, and a faint crease at the bottom of the rear panel. A sharp copy.

$375.00

The Keys to the Kingdom (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)
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The Keys to the Kingdom (Original screenplay for the 1944 film)

By Stahl, John M. (director); A.J. Cronin (novel); Joseph Mankiewicz, Nunnally Johnson (screenwriters); Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Revised Temporary Script for the 1944 film. Based on the 1941 novel by A.J. Cronin. Gregory Peck stars as pioneering Catholic priest Father Francis Chisholm. Told in flashback, young Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish where he faces hostility and distrust. Over the span of many years and through serious hardships, his steadfastness, determination and patience gain the community's trust and acceptance and the mission flourishes. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Actor. Set in China and Scotland, shot on location in California. Yellow titled wrappers, noted as REVISED TEMPORARY on the front wrapper, production No. 887, dated Jan. 11, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated January 11, 1944, noted as Revised Temporary, with credits for screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 202 leaves, with last page of text numbered 200. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

$475.00

The Good Shepherd (First Edition)
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The Good Shepherd (First Edition)

By Forester, C.S.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1955. First American Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket even faded at the spine (see image), with a few small nicks at the spine ends and light foxing to the recto and verso. An attractive copy overall.

$75.00

Horseman, Pass By (First Edition)
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Horseman, Pass By (First Edition)

By McMurtry, Larry

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, basis for the classic 1963 film, "Hud," directed by Martin Ritt, and starring Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, and Melvyn Douglas, the latter two in Oscar-winning performances. Easily Near Fine in a Near Fine. price-clipped dust jacket. A strip of offsetting to the front endpaper, and just a touch of the usual rubbing to the jacket, else quite sharp.

$950.00

Some Call It Loving (Original screenplay for the 1973 film)

By Harris, James B. (director, screenwriter); Zalman King, Tisa Farrow, Carol White, Richard Pryor (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: James B. Harris Productions, 1973. Draft script for the 1973 film, here under the working title "Never Call It Loving." Copy belonging to the props master, with holograph ink notations throughout. Based on John Collier's 1938 short story. A woman drugged and kept asleep for years as a carnival attraction is bought and awakened by a jazz musician. The musician begins to realize, however, that reality will never measure up to his fantasies of his "sleeping dream girl." Shot on location in California. Green untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director James B. Harris and story credit to John Collier. 111 leaves, with last page of text numbered 106. Typescript, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/28/72 and 2/14/72. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, with light foxing, bound with two silver brads. Rosenbaum 1000. Weldon 1983.

$375.00

The Last Picture Show (First Edition)
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The Last Picture Show (First Edition)

By McMurtry, Larry

New York: Dial, 1966. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 directorial debut, which he co-scripted with McMurtry. Nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, and winner for Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman, who beat out co-stars Jeff Bridges and Ellen Burstyn in the Supporting Actor categories. Fine and unread in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A spectacular copy.

$550.00

[DC Archives] The Action Heroes: Captain Atom, Volume 1 (First Edition)
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[DC Archives] The Action Heroes: Captain Atom, Volume 1 (First Edition)

By DC Comics

New York: Marvel Comics, 2010. Hardcover. Like New, Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.761941124230.

$45.00

A Hatful of Rain (First Edition)
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A Hatful of Rain (First Edition)

By Gazzo, Michael Vincent

New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1957 film noir, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Don Murray and Eva Marie Saint. Very Good plus in a Good to Very Good dust jacket. Red topstain lightly soiled, faint offsetting to front endpaper. Jacket toned at the spine and folds, soiled at the rear panel, with several small chips at the extremities.

$15.00

The Setup (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)
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The Setup (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

By Bloom, Jeffrey (screenwriter)

N.p.: N.p.. Draft script for an unproduced film. A man awakens in a hospital and finds out he has been in a coma for two weeks due to an assassination attempt on his life. He begins searching for clues as to why someone would want him dead. Bloom is a screenwriter and director best known for his science fiction, horror style, particularly in the films "Flowers in the Attic" (1987), "Blood Beach" (1980), and "Nightmares" (1983). White titled self wrappers, with credits for screenwriter Jeffrey Bloom. Title page integral with front wrapper. 116 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two silver brads.

$75.00

Sylvan Magic (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)
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Sylvan Magic (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

By Sachs, William (screenwriter)

N.p.: N.p.. Draft script for an unproduced film by the noted film director and screenwriter, responsible for cult classics such as "There is No 13" (1974), "The Incredible Melting Man" (1977), "Van Nuys Blvd." (1979), "Galaxina" (1980), and "Exterminator 2" (1984). A young man finds himself living in an alternate reality, set in the 15th century but with anachronistic aspects of a post-war dystopia.. Green titled wrappers, with credits for screenwriter Williams Sachs. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter William Sachs. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 134. Mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two gold brads.

$75.00

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [Teeny Weenies] (Original storyboards for the 1989 film)
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [Teeny Weenies] (Original storyboards for the 1989 film)

By Johnston, Joe (director); Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, Ed Naha, Tom Schulman (screenwriters); Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman (starring)

Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Pictures, 1988. Special Effects Storyboards for the 1989 film, here under the working title "Teeny Weenies." Included is a partially bound set of storyboards with holograph ink and pencil notations throughout. One image shown. Additional images can be sent on request. A wacky scientist accidentally shrinks his children and his neighbor's children down to a quarter of an an inch. Both Chevy Chase and John Candy were considered for the role of the scientist, which was eventually given to Rick Moranis. White titled self wrappers, noted as Special Effects Storyboards on the front wrapper, dated 1-22-88. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. Approximately 160 leaves, photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, unbound.

$325.00

Kansas Raiders [The Kansas Raiders: The Black Flag] (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)
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Kansas Raiders [The Kansas Raiders: The Black Flag] (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

By Enright, Ray (director); Robert L. Richards (screenwriter); Audie Murphy, Brian Donley, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady (starring)

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1950. Revised Final Shooting Draft script for the 1950 film. Laid in are two pages of Shooting Calls and two candid black-and-white snapshots of actress Marguerite Chapman. Copy belonging to Chapman, who played Kate Clarke, with her name on the front wrapper in holograph pencil. Jesee James arrives in Lawrence, Kansas where he is about to be lynched for being part of Quantrill's Raiders, though he is not. A Union officer intervenes on his behalf and he is saved, only to join up with Quantrill's Raiders. He begins to question where his loyalty lies upon seeing the atrocities purported by the Raiders. Set in Kansas, shot on location in California, and Utah, USA. Tan titled wrappers, noted as Revised Shooting Final on the front wrapper, dated May 9, 1950. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Robert L. Richards. 121 leaves, with last page of text numbered 115. Mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.

$475.00

So Evil My Love (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)
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So Evil My Love (Original post-production screenplay for the 1948 film)

By Allen, Lewis (director); Ronald Millar, Leonard Spigelgass (screenwriters); Marjorie Bowen (novel); Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1948. Post-production Censorship Dialogue script for the 1948 film noir. Based on the 1947 novel. In 1890s London, the widow of a missionary falls for an amoral grifter who lodges at her boarding house. He soon drags her into his nefarious schemes, manipulating her into blackmailing and stealing from her enfeebled childhood friend. The first Paramount picture to be shot in post-war England, and a Gaslight noir classic. Set and shot on location in England. Tall white titled self wrappers, noted as CENSORSHIP DIALOGUE SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 3112, dated FEBRUARY 27, 1948. Title page integral to the front wrapper. 97 leaves, with last page of text numbered REEL 6B / 10. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, unbound. Grant Worldwide. Silver and Ward Classic Noir.

$125.00

Breaking In (Original screenplay for the 1989 film)
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Breaking In (Original screenplay for the 1989 film)

By Forsyth, Bill (director); John Sayles (screenwriter); Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko (starring)

Los Angeles: Act III Productions, 1989. Draft script for the 1989 film. With two holograph ink notations marking revision pages of note. A old New York safecracker takes on a bumbling young crook as his lookout and apprentice. The American directorial debut of Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth. Set and shot on location in Portland, Oregon. Yellow untitled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter John Sayles. 128 leaves, with last page of text numbered 112. Photographically reproduced, rectos only, with rainbow revision pages throughout, undated. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

$325.00

Flight Command (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)
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Flight Command (Original screenplay for the 1940 film)

By Borzage, Frank (director); Harvey S. Haislip, Wells Root (screenwriters); Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: MGM, 1940. Temporary Complete script for the 1940 film. Copy belonging to the MGM Legal Department, as marked on the front wrapper. With holograph pencil notations throughout. A cocky rookie flyer joins the famous Hellcats Squadron, where a series of miscommunications and mistakes lead to problems with his fellow Navy pilots. The first Hollywood film glorifying the US military to be released after the outbreak of WWII, as a means of increasing public support of American defense preparations. Blue titled wrappers, noted as TEMPORARY COMPLETE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 36 and production No. 4610, dated 7-18-40. Title page integral to the front wrapper. 144 leaves, with last page of text numbered 144. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with minor edge wear, bound with two gold brads.

$275.00

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