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JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report:

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8

A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£8,000.00

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ARMSTRONG, Michael

House of the Long Shadows

London: Cannon Films, 1982

Screenplay, 285 x 225mm, pp. 122. Black faux-leather wrappers, title in gilt gothic to front wrapper, the whole secured by two gold... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[SELLERS, Peter] GRAFTON, Jimmy and GRIFFITHS, Peter

Happy Holidays

London: N.p. [BBC], 1954

Five episodes, c.45 pp. each, secured with split pin to top left.

First editions. PRODUCER JACQUES BROWN'S COPY, WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS, AND ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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NATION, Terry; JUNKIN, John; FREEMAN, Dave

Floggits [sic]: Series One, Episode 3

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

34 mimeographed pp., 5 typed inserts, all secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. TERRY NATION'S EXTENSIVELY REVISED WORKING... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£4,750.00

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[SELLERS, Peter] GREIFER, Lewis and RICHLER, Mordecai

Insomnia Is Good For You

London: Park Lane Films, 1957

Shooting script, 33 mimeographed pp., stapled in to oversized red card wrappers. Typed title label to front cover, typed ownership label ('Park... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£4,500.00

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MILLIGAN, Spike; STEPHENS, Larry

The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. CO-WRITER LARRY STEPHENS' COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Riverside Studios]

A Fabulous Collection of Material Relating to the Appearances of Elisabeth Welch, Adelaide Hall and the Harlem Renaissance at the Riverside Studios, London.

Various dates, mostly 1980s.

1: PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:

i) 35 original photographic negatives of ELISABETH WELCH performing at Riverside in April 1982.
ii) 67 original photographic negatives of ADELAIDE HALL... [more]

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TERRY-THOMAS and MUIR, Frank

Terry's Topics: 'TRIAL RECORDING ONLY - NOT FOR TRANSMISSION'

London: N.p. [BBC], 1947

15 mimeographed pp., secured by split pin at top left.

First edition. PILOT SCRIPT FOR AN EARLY TERRY-THOMAS VEHICLE, RECORDED BUT NEVER... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Calling All Forces: Series 2, Episode 12

London: N.p. [BBC], 1952

39 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

The Tony Hancock Show: Episode Four: The Tape-Recorder

N.p. [Melbourne]: N.p. [ATN 7], 1968

31 mimeographed yellow pp., originally stapled at top left corner, now disbound, pp. 17-18 present in facsimile. 'FINAL SCRIPT' to top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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PARKER, Alan

Mr. Smile

London: Alan Parker Film Co., N.d. [c.1972]

8vo., pp. 68, with an additional 23 typed pages, lettered and bound in, and a duplicate p.11. Handwritten contact details for Petter Fetterman of Associated London Films to title page, as well as the number '16' ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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CURTIS, Richard

Four Weddings and A Funeral

London: Four Weddings Ltd., 1993

Shooting script, pp. 105, 30 x 22cm, fastened by two-pronged clip. Red stiff paper wrappers, window to front wrapper revealing... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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HUDIS, Norman

Carry On, Nurse

N.p.: N.p., 1958

116 typed mimeographed pp., secured by staple press to left edge, housed in a manilla folder with 'CARRY ON, NURSE Working Title Draft Script 19.9.58'.

DICK VOSBURGH'S COPY OF THE DRAFT SCREENPLAY OF ONLY THE SECOND CARRY ON FILM, WITH OCCASIONAL PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN HIS HAND.

In 1958 Carry On, Sergeant... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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STEPHENS, Larry [MILLIGAN, Spike]

Special Goon Show: The Dreaded Better Pudding Hurler

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Valerie Simons' copy, with her plentiful notes and timings... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£850.00

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[dir. NEAME, Ronald] GARFIELD, Brian and FORBES, Bryan

Hopscotch

Los Angeles: N.p., N.d. [1979]

114pp. shooting script bound in burgundy wrappers, title in gilt to foot of front wrapper.

ART DIRECTOR MARK NERINI'S COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIM BY THE FILM'S STAR WALTER MATTHAU: 'Good health! Walter Matthau'. ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[PARKER, Dorothy] OPPENHEIMER, George

The Passionate Playgoer

New York: Viking, 1958

8vo, pp. 623. Original pale purple boards, lettered in dark purple to front panel and gilt on dark purple to spine. Top edge purple. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition. DOROTHY PARKER'S COPY.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[McKern, Leo]

First Night Telegram to Leo McKern from Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

Nottingham: N.p., 1959

Greetings telegram, stamp-dated 10 August 1959 to reverse.

FIRST NIGHT TELEGRAM, DATED 10 AUGUST 1959, TO LEO McKERN FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER AND HIS WIFE VIVIEN LEIGH: 'Great good wishes for huge success, Vivien and Laurence Olivier.'

'[McKern's] second, and last ever, directing job was the Australian prize-winning stage play The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon, a story of Italian immigrants living in Collingwood, then a slum suburb of Melbourne, and their struggle for acceptance and survival in a racist community. ... It's UK season was at the Nottingham Theatre Royal from 10 August 1959, then the Duke of York's in the West End -- a joint venture by Sir Laurence Olivier's company and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Olivier had invited McKern to direct.'

George Whaley, Leo 'Rumpole' McKern: The Accidental Actor [USNW Press, 2009]

The show received mixed reviews, and McKern himself felt he'd done a bad job. On the up side, he kept the telegram sent to him by one of twentieth century theatre's most glamorous couples.

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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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