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If you are a fan of plays and movies, you should definitely peruse through the rare screenplays section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From Raging Bull to Tom Sawyer, there is plenty of diversity of rare and antique screenplays. Many of the rare screenplays featured below are in their original condition, so be sure to check for any potential damage in the individual listings.

Screenplay for The Thin Man Sequel [After the Thin Man] (Original screenplay, Hammett's copy, with holograph correction) by Hammett, Dashiell

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1935. Dashiell Hammett's original submitted Treatment script for the first sequel to "The Thin Man," here referred to only as "Thin Man Sequel," and ultimately titled "After the Thin Man." With a single holog...

From Royal Books, Inc.


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) Archive of 3 scripts by Horton Foote

Harper Lee (source), Horton Foote (screenwriter) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) An archive of three (3) vintage original film scripts. Hollywood, Universal City, 1961-1962.(1) First Draft Screenplay by Horton Foote dated October 3, 1961. Printed wrappers, ...

From Walter Reuben, Inc.


THE FRONT RUNNER (Screenplay) by Larner, Jeremy. (Warren, Patricia Nell). (Newman, Paul)

Los Angeles, 1975. Screenplay, Second Draft. Hardcover. Very Good. Screenplay, second draft dated August 1, 1975, based on the novel of the same title by Patricia Nell Warren published by William Morrow in 1974. Written by Larner, winner of the Academy ...

From Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB


Ocean's Eleven [11] [Oceans Eleven or And the Angels Sing] (Original screenplay for the 1960 film, Peter Lawford's copy) by Milestone, Lewis (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 to the front wrapper and his holograph annotations throughout. ...

From Royal Books, Inc.


[Screenplay and Photo Archive for:] THE FRENCH CONNECTION by Tidyman, Ernest [screenwriter]

[New York: D'Antoni Productions], 1970. Two volumes: [1],93 leaves; [1],93 leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, the second shot through with revised leaves on salmon stock. Bradbound in printed production...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Cider House Rules [Early Screenplay, Signed by Irving] by IRVING, John

(n.p.): Garp Enterprises/Radio-Telegraphic Company. 1991. A very early draft of the screenplay that won Irving an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, based on his sixth novel. Signed by Irving. This is the earliest copy of the script we have seen: ...

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA


[An Archive of Fourteen Scripts and Associated Documents for:] THE PARADINE CASE by [Hichens, Robert (source work)]: Hitchcock, Alfred, Alma Reville, and others [screenwriters]

[Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / Selznick International, 1961. Fourteen volumes / items. Quarto and folio. Mimeographed and spirit- duplicated typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound or stapled in stencil printed wrappers, or stapled in self-...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


I Was an Adventuress by O'HARA, John

Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox. 1940. The revised shooting final screenplay, dated December 15, 1939, although with 24 pages of colored inserts dating from January and February, 1940. Machine stamped "copy #1," belonging to the producer Darryl F. Zanuck. T...

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA


THE THIRD MAN .... SECOND DRAFT SCRIPT [wrapper title] by Greene, Graham [screenwriter]

[Np: London Film Productions for Selznick Releasing Organization], 1948. 118 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in typescript blue wrappers, with small script number stamp. Slight sunning at edges of wrappers, else...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Happy Birthday, Wanda June [Signed Screenplay] by VONNEGUT, Kurt, Jr

Hollywood: The Wanda June Co.. 1971. Vonnegut's first screenplay, for the 1971 film based on his stage play, which opened off-Broadway in 1970 and then moved to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. This copy is identified on the fron...

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA


Thoroughly Modern Millie (Original screenplay, director George Roy Hill's working copy) by Hill, George Roy (director); Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (music and lyrics); Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing (starring)

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1966. Revised Final Script for the 1967 film musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," directed by George Roy Hill, written for the screen by Richard Morris, and starring Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, and ...

From Royal Books, Inc.


PORTRAIT OF JENNIE by [Nathan, Robert (source work)]: Berneis, Peter, and Paul Osborn [screenwriters]

Culver City: Selznick International Studio, 1947. Four items, as described below. Quarto and large quarto. Mimeographed typescripts, printed on rectos only, two items bradbound in studio stencil-printed wrappers, three items stapled, as issued. One wrapp...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


[An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES by [ Hardy, Thomas (source work)]: Scott, Allan, and Clemence Dane (i.e. Winifred Ashton) [screenwriters]

[Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 1948. Six volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed and mechanically reproduced typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in wrappers (stencil-printed, printed, and unprinted). Other than noted below, ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Devil and Miss Jones [screenplay] by Krasna, Norman

Hollywood: RKO Radio Pictures, 1940. 158p., recto-only, 8.65x11 inches, mild silverfish damage, perforated 3.75x7.25 inch section removed from Stenographic Department cover sheet otherwise very good original mimeograph manuscript, stamped Final Script on...

From Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB


[Four post-production scripts for:] SPELLBOUND by Hitchcock, Alfred [director], and Ben Hecht [screenwriter]

[Culver City]: Selznick International Studios, 1961. Four volumes, each foliated in reel format, three quarto, one legal format. Mimeograph typescript, printed on rectos only. First three bradbound in mimeographed wrappers, the latter stapled at top marg...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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