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    Billy Wilder Witness for the Prosecution Production Archive. This extensive lot from Billy Wilder's classic 1958 Paramount courtroom drama starring Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Elsa Lanchester includes: a copy of the screenplay by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz, April 18, 1957, 141 pages, blue construction-paper covers with one metal clip; Final Script by Wilder and Kurnitz, June 10, 1957, 143 pages, red construction-paper covers with two metal clips; copies of script drafts by Wilder and Kurnitz, multiple pages; Charles Laughton essay, "A Great Craftsman," tribute to Billy Wilder and Witness for the Prosecution, three pages; Witness for the Prosecution play program; newspaper and magazine reviews; cast sheets, call sheets, shooting schedule, multiple pages; German scrapbook, Zeugin der Anklage, including publicity, b&w photos, and reviews; and Oscar brochure, "Schedule of Academy Membership Screenings of the Nominations for the 30th Annual Academy Awards for Achievements during 1957." In Good to Very Good condition with some wear, age toning, small tears, staining, and minor fire damage. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
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