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Image for Script: Original Screenplay / Scenario for the Tod Browning/Lon Chaney film “West of Zanzibar”; MGM, 1928.

Script: Original Screenplay / Scenario for the Tod Browning/Lon Chaney film “West of Zanzibar”; MGM, 1928.

By: Elliott Clawson

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Metro Golden Mayer Studios: 1928

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200110d

Condition: Very good


Scenario by Elliott Clawson [Cover dated June 14, 1928 ; on page 1 dated June 7] Pale yellow covers, paper label with MGM logo; stamped “file copy”; two-hole punched, brass brads. No. 1666 stamped upper right corner; no. 3580 on the label. Lower right corner: “Script Okayed” by [producer] Mr. [Irving] Thalberg. June 14. 1928. 85 pages mimeographed in black ink. Title page integrated with first lines of text. West of Zanzibar is a 1928 silent film directed by Tod Browning. The screenplay concerns the vengefulness of a cuckolded magician (Chaney) paralyzed in a brawl with his ... View more info

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With extensive editing annotations by script supervisor Jack Gannon.

Original Teleplay/ Script for the television series Logan’s Run: “Crypt” [1977] With extensive editing annotations by script supervisor Jack Gannon.

By: Ellison, Harlan & Hayes, Al

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Goff-Roberts-Steiner Production [MGM Television] : 1977

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200110c

Condition: Good


Story by Harlan Ellison, teleplay by Al Hayes. A Goff-Roberts-Steiner Production [MGM Television] Final Draft Sept 2, 1977. 53 printed pages plus 2-page integrated title page and character/set list; mostly on white first draft sheets but with about a dozen pink and blue revision sheets inserted. Script Supervisor Jack Gannon’s copy, with his penciled name on the cover and extensive handwritten annotations and dialog changes on every page, including versos, recounting production notes, changes in dialog, camera references. Probably used to prepare for editing [or for a continuity sc... View more info

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Film treatment -- Giant Woman: An Original Story Idea [Attack of the 50-ft Woman]

By: George Beck, Russell Birdwell

Price: $350.00

Publisher: 1957

Seller ID: k190126m


8-1/2x1, typed carbon, yellow paper. 12 looseleaf sheets in three post paper folder with typed titles; dated May 28, 1957. Completely different from the 1958 film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, but you have to wonder whether it gave someone at the studio the brilliant idea. “Think of Esther Williams; now think of Anita Ekberg. Think of them both -- physically. Then after turning them both slowly over [in your mind, of course] dwell on the most luscious attributes lavished on each by a bountiful Nature. …Take that result and multiply IT by about twenty. Now you have Gigante. She’s something... View more info

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 mimeographed, but with a dozen typed and corrected pages interleaved; numerous holographic additions or changes throughout b... 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

Condition: fine.


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. Together with a brief handwritten note two decades later about the possibility that the screen-play might still be optioned. This... View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $375.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y

Condition: Near fine


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 cowriter of the script; most proposed screenplays of his works were adapted by others. View more info

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The Mummy

By: Riley, Philip (Ed.)

Price: $475.00

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 Zika Johann -- Boris Karloff's co-star in the 1932 film who contributes one of the essays. A fine copy but with a yellowed s... View more info

Image for Original Screenplay/ Script “The Mocking Bird” -- for the Tod Browning / Lon Chaney  film “Blackbird” MGM, 1925

Original Screenplay/ Script “The Mocking Bird” -- for the Tod Browning / Lon Chaney film “Blackbird” MGM, 1925

By: Tod Browning / Waldemar Young

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Metro Golden Mayer : 1925

Edition: Final Draft

Seller ID: k200110e

Condition: Good


Apparent final draft; Metro Golden Mayer -- October 10, 1925 Story by Tod Browning / Scenario by Waldemar Young Pale yellow covers, paper label with MGM logo; stamped “file copy” /with typed notation “The Mocking Bird” / “complete OK script by Waldemar Young”. Copy no. 1537 stamped at upper right; copy no. 4 on the label. Two-hole punch, brass brads. Approximately 119 spirit-duplicated pages -- purple ink on glossy white paper. Penciled name “Sullivan” at top right. Also a penciled notation, added later, that the film was released under the title Blackbird. Inked and p... View more info

Image for Original Screenplay/ Script for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes -- 20th Cent. Fox, 1952

Original Screenplay/ Script for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes -- 20th Cent. Fox, 1952

By: [Loos, Anita] Lederer, Charles

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: 20th Cent. Fox: 1952

Edition: Final Shooting Script

Inscription: Signed by cast member Harry Carey, Jr.

Seller ID: k200110b

Condition: Good


Howard Hawks’ classic musical, adapted by Charles Lederer and based on both the 1949 Broadway musical and the original 1928 novel and screenplay by Anita Loos. Famously pairing Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as showgirls Lorelei Lee [Monroe] and Dorothy Shaw [Russell]. Covers: Numbered as 499 upper left, 222 lower right. Faded at edges with numerous small tears and chips along edges and spine. Penciled signature of uncredited camera operator Paul Lockwood across front cover. 3-hole punch with brass brads. Distribution page lacking the perforated receipt at bottom but with the inked... View more info

Image for Original Screenplay/ Script for Unproduced Film Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; MGM, 1939.

Original Screenplay/ Script for Unproduced Film Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; MGM, 1939.

By: [Verne, Jules] Hume, Cyril

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: MGM Pictures: Feb 17, 1939

Seller ID: k200110a

Condition: Good


A “lost” screenplay by Cyril Hume, the screenwriter best known for his screenplays for Tarzan the Apeman and Forbidden Planet. MGM Pictures, Feb 17, 1939. Pale blue covers with MGM studio label. Stamped Temporary Incomplete / lined out to “Complete” [Apparently there was an earlier draft by Philip Macdonald 12-15-38.] Front cover faded, with moderate edge-wear and several small tears; upper right corner clipped; back cover missing. 119 mimeographed pages on white paper; no title page. Fastened with two brass brads. Interior pages near fine with some curling to page ends at rear. ... View more info