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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE" Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE"
(No-place: no-publisher, August 4, 1977). Early draft of Robert Towne's screenplay for the 1984 movie "Greystroke," which was based on Burroughs' novel, TARZAN OF THE APES. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson with Christopher Lambert starring as "Tarzan" (the name is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also included Sir Ralph Richardson, who received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor." Unfortunately Towne, who was apparently frustrated at being passed over for director, used the pseudonym "P. H. Vazak" (the name of his dog) for the film and so his Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay" was under that name. 170 pages, printed on rectos only, clasp bound with black card covers. Plain white label on front with handwritten "GREYSTROKE / Rob't Towne"; title handwritten on "spine" (left-side page edges). Covers a little loose but holding, otherwise very good.

[Book #52891]       Price: $600.00
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THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. Gene Fowler, , Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play
New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay to published in book form, certainly among the very earliest. INSCRIBED TO A MAJOR BOOK COLLECTOR BY FOWLER, "To that assidious and clever collector, and my friend as well, Earle Bernheimer. Gene Fowler 1947." Bernheimer was part owner of a film company but perhaps better known as a patron of Robert Frost and for purchasing, at auction, the only copy extant of Frost's first book, TWILIGHT. Aside from the large sums he paid for important Frost items, he arranged over the years to pay Frost a kind of stipend for whatever he cared to send him from month to month -- be it drafts, proofs or wastebasket shavings. Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum and featuring Adolphe Menjou. Very good or better in good dust jacket with a few chips and spine a little darkened and with closed tears backed with acid free archival clear tape,

[Book #54677]       Price: $450.00
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SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK. Colin Higgins. SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK.
(circa 1975). Presumed early draft with printed title SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. This copy with "stamp" of Ziegler Associates. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine. This 1976 comedy-thriller was the first pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together.

[Book #52895]       Price: $200.00
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MAIDSTONE. Norman Mailer. MAIDSTONE.
(New York): New American Library/Signet, (1971). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman, who played the role of the president of a women's college in the film. Though it does not appear to be in Mailer's handwriting, this particular copy was presumably sent at his request and is inscribed simply, "With apologies, Norman." The complete screenplay, with still photographs from the film, descriptions of the filming and an essay by Mailer, who was the author, director and star of the film. A paperback original in glossy pictorial wraps showing some cover wear but still about very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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ROCKY (THE 1976 MOVIE): Combined Continuity List. Sylvester Stallone. ROCKY (THE 1976 MOVIE): Combined Continuity List.
[Los Angeles]: Arlene Cooper Service, 1976. First edition of the Combined Conitnuity List for the award-winning 1976 movie. Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, "Rocky" tells the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working in the slums of Philadelphia where he starts out as a small-time club fighter and later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. Also starring Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, and Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer. Made on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days, this sleeper hit earned $225 million in global box office receipts, became the highest-grossing film of 1976, and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. Considered one of the greatest sports films ever made, "Rocky" was ranked second (after "Raging Bull") by the American Film Institute in 2008. This "Combined Continuity List" contains cut-by-cut descriptions of all camera shots, including movements of cameras and actors within the shots and the dialogue spoken. Primarily used as a delivery requirement between production companies and studios, Combined Continuities serve as a legal description of a film or television project for copyright purposes and are used for dubbing, subtitling and closed-captioning work. A good "Continuity," especially a "Combined Continuity" such as this one, provides a comprehensive transcription of the finished film and is often the only archived, word-by-word, shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene, record of a film. 142 mimeographed 8.5 x 14" pages printed on rectos only; bound by metal clasp at top and with light-green front cover page. Some curling to corners of first few leaves but still very good or better. COMBINED CONTINUITY LIST FOR THE OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE.

[Book #54640]       Price: $1,250.00
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ME AND MY BIKE. Dylan Thomas. ME AND MY BIKE.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1965). First U.S. edition, published from British sheets. Review copy with slip laid in indicating a publication date of Oct. 21, 1965. The first part of a planned five-part original film operetta that Dylan never finished. Small-quarto, red-cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with barest toning to spine, otherwise fine.

[Book #34503]       Price: $100.00
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THE NIGHT THE PROWLER. Patrick White. THE NIGHT THE PROWLER.
Ringwood, Australia: Penguin Books, (1978). First Australian edition, published simultaneously(?) with the Cape London edition. Contains the title story and White's screenplay adaptation. Illustrated with black-and-white stills from the movie. A paperback original showing very minor wear to pictorial wraps. Scarce. No American edition.

[Book #42255]       Price: $100.00
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