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    W. Somerset Maugham. Very Large Lot of Primarily Maugham-Related Movies and Movie Ephemera. This lot contains over one hundred items, most in very good or better condition.

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    This very large lot contains a host of Maugham-related materials, most of which focus on the Hollywood film adaptations of Maugham's works, including:


    VHS Tapes: The Magician (Silent, 1926). [and:] Sadie Thompson (Silent, 1928). [and:] Rain (1932). Still sealed. [and:] The Narrow Corner (home recording, 1933). [and:] Of Human Bondage (1934). Still sealed. [and:] The Painted Veil (1934). [and:] The Secret Agent (Hitchcock's adapation of Ashenden, 1936). [and:] The Beachcomber (with rental markings, 1938). [and:] The Beachcomber (aka Vessel of Wrath, 1938). [and:] Another copy. This one still sealed. [and:] The Letter (1940). [and:] The Moon and Sixpence (1942). Still sealed. [and:] Christmas Holiday (two copies, professionally duplicated, 1944). [and:] Dirty Gertie from Harlem (an all-black cast in an unauthorized adaptation of "Miss Thompson," 1946). [and:] The Razor's Edge (with rental markings, 1946). [and:] Quartet (1948). [and:] Of Human Bondage (TV, "Westinghouse Studio One," starring Charlton Heston, 1949). [and:] Trio (with rental markings, 1950). [and:] Encore (with rental markings, 1951). [and:] Miss Sadie Thompson (1953). Still sealed. [and:] The Beachcomber (1954). [and:] Three Cases of Murder (anthology film with Orson Welles in the adaptation of "Lord Mountdrago," 1955). [and:] Adorable Julia (English-dubbed German-made adaptation of Theatre, starring Lillie Palmer and Charles Boyer, c. 1962). [and:] Of Human Bondage (1964). [and:] The Razor's Edge (1984). [and:] Up at the Villa (2000). [and:]


    Twelve Audio Books, all but one on cassette tape. [and:]


    Sound Recordings: W. Somerset Maugham - Columbia Masterworks Series, stories read by Maugham (LP, 1953). With book. [and:] "Sadie Thompson's Song" (from the 1953 movie), performed by Richard Hayman & His Orchestra. Mercury 78 rpm record - cracked/not playable. [and:] Short Stories by W. S. Maugham read by John Brewster (Libraphone, ca. 1960; 16 2/3 rpm (!), two twelve-inch discs on clear blue vinyl). [and:] Of Human Bondage (1964) soundtrack album (LP). [and:] Liza of Lambeth, original cast recording of the British musical starring Angela Richards (LP, 1976). [and:] The Lotus Eater read by Alan Howard (LP, 1981). [and:] The Razor's Edge soundtrack (LP, 1984). [and:]


    Screenplays: The Razor's Edge (1946), by Lamar Trotti. [and:] End of the Flight (1954), by Merwin Gerard. Original script for the television series "Henry Fonda Presents The Star and the Story." [and:] The Letter (1981), by Lawrence B. Marcus. Original shooting script of the teleplay. [and:] The Razor's Edge (1983), by John Byrum and Bill Murray. [and:] Of Human Bondage (unproduced, dated 1996), by Andrew Kevin Walker. [and:] The Painted Veil (2006), draft, by Ron Nyswaner. [and:]


    Miscellaneous: The George Cukor Collection. Catalog from George Houle of over 1,400 items (many Maugham-related) from the director's estate. Oversized wrappers. 1986. [and:]


    Movie ephemera: Sheet music. Several magazines. Many photographs, ads, and magazine cuttings. And many, many lobby cards, stills, posters, and various other film advertising/promotion materials. [and:]


    Two Stage-Related Items: Memento of the 250th Performance of "Lady Frederick" at the Criterion Theatre, 3rd June, 1908. The play that launched Maugham's career as a playwright. Contains an engraved plate of star Ethel Irving. Signed by Irving. [and:] Ethel Barrymore Radio Tribute produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1949. Includes birthday greetings from many stars and short speeches from many others, including Somerset Maugham. Transferred to a 33 1/3 lp.


    From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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