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    Ray Harryhausen's personal script and matte painting/split screen folder from First Men in the Moon. Ray Harryhausen's personal script and matte painting/split screen folder from First Men in the Moon. (Columbia, 1964) Ray Harryhausen's personal script of First Men in the Moon based on the H.G. Wells Sci-Fi story as adapted by Nigel Kneale and Jan Read for the screen. The 8.5 x 11 in., 142-page, gold cover bound and bradded script features Harryhausen photos, sketches and copies of storyboards hand-tipped to the verso of each corresponding page. Also included is Harryhausen's one-of-a-kind, handmade, 11 x 9 in. paper binder of photos and sketches for planned traveling mattes and split screen shots. This incredible 50-page book features 10 x 4 in. photographic matte reductions, tipped to pages with cellophane tape, annotated and sketched in Harryhausen's hand to illustrate where live-action would be added to the shots. There are even some completely hand-drawn sketches. The panels can be screen-matched to the film and demonstrate Harryhausen's meticulous attention to detail. Script is in very good condition. Binder bears a printed sticker on the cover, which reads, "First Men In the Moon Travelling Matte and Split Screen. Property of Ray Harryhausen". Many photos have come loose from the brittle tape, but remain in very good condition.

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