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Image for Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: s180622m


Original unpublished and unproduced screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship [the Fair Angelica] navigating the middle passage, circa 1835. A very unusual subject for Matthiessen. “Fair Angelica” is a first draft, typed carbon, 123 loose leaves -- an agency copy used to solicit producers and investors -- one of whom was the progressive filmmaker Martin Ritt. “Black Cargoes” is a revised and retitled draft, 112 pp. in black studio 2-post covers. Mostly... View more info

Image for The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $2,800.00

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622t


First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Toget... View more info

Image for The Snow Leopard  - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowr... View more info

The Mummy

By: Riley, Philip (Ed.)

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Magic Image FilmBooks: 1989

Seller ID: 1706194


1st ed. thus. 4to, black cloth. Facsimile of the original script for the 1932 Boris Karloff film -- originally entitled "Im-Ho-Tep", screenplay by John Balderston. With 54 pages of introductory essays and photos from the film and promotional materials. Volume 7 in the Universal Filmbooks series, This is the special limited edition of 100 copies signed by the editor, the publisher, contributor Forrest Ackerman, Researcher Gregory Man, Egyptologist Walter Daughterty, and ... View more info

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CHINATOWN: A SCREENPLAY BY ROBERT TOWNE

By: Towne, Robert

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Neville Publishing: 1983

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k1802262


1st ed. 8vo, yellow cloth. Limited to 350 numbered copies signed by Towne. Screenplay of the Roman Polanski film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Includes sixteen pages of stills from the film. A tiny 1/8” nick in the cloth at bottom of spine, otherwise a fine copy. The original clear mylar jacket is present but tattered, lacking about 35%. With an additional inscription on the colophon page by editor/publisher James Pepper referring to difficulties getting R... View more info