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Auction Your Original 1942 Final Draft or Shooting Casablanca Script for Over $150,000

To auction, buy, consign or sell your original 1942 final draft or shooting Casablanca script for over $150,000, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com, call Nate at (310) 440-2982 or go to the auction website at http://www.NateDSanders.com.  Nate D. Sanders Auction House will offer you a 0% seller’s commission rate, a high reserve for your original 1942 final draft or shooting Casablanca script and an interest-free cash advance.

1942 Final Draft or Shooting Casablanca Script

It’s hard to believe that an original 1942 final draft or shooting Casablanca script is worth so much more than a Gone with the Wind or Wizard of Oz original 1939 final draft or shooting script, but it is.  Recently an original shooting Casablanca script, the copy of an executive on the movie sold for over $150,000.  Here at Nate D. Sanders, we can obtain that price for you if you have one in your collection and we will grant you a 0% seller’s commission plus a high reserve to sell it with us.  A Casablanca script lot of more than one scripts sold for almost $250,000 recently too, including a final draft Casablanca script.  But, when you consign your Casablanca script to us at http://www.NateDSanders.com, we will look to obtain $150,000 for you.

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The Nate D. Sanders Auction House in Los Angeles has sold millions of dollars worth of screen used memorabilia and original Academy Awards.  Here is one news article that describes not only describes our success with your consignments but illustrates why we obtain such high prices — the massive free publicity we obtain.  This is from The New York Times:

Orson Welles’s Oscar Has a New Owner

LOS ANGELES —The Orson Welles Oscar went to the highest—and unidentified — bidder for $861,542, the Nate D. Sanders auction house said Tuesday evening. Welles received the Oscar in 1942 for his work on the script for “Citizen Kane.” It was thought to be lost and later replaced. But eventually the original turned up in the hands of a cinematographer who said he had received it from Welles as a gift, and, after a court fight, it was turned over to Welles’s daughter Beatrice. When the original first went on the block, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went to court to try to stop the sale, but lost. Sotheby’s later tried to sell it, but ended that effort when an undisclosed reserve price was not met. And, now, finally the Oscar has been sold in an auction that, according to Sanders, included an underbid from the magician David Copperfield. “I’m proud to have represented this fantastic award to the cinema collecting community,” Nate D. Sanders, the auction house owner, said in a statement that was circulated late Tuesday.

Casablanca script

Orson Welles Oscar

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions, recently sold a script for $25,000; one from the estate of Marilyn Monroe.  Here it is:

Lot #13:

Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ”Something’s Got to Give” — Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ”easy/very intimate/very real”

A fascinating peek inside Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe’s creative process. Heavily annotated in her own hand, this 149-page screenplay from Monroe’s last and unfinished film, 1962’s ”Something’s Got To Give”, reveals Monroe as an actor who took deep care in finding the meaning behind each line of dialogue and her character’s motivations throughout the script. Monroe’s handwritten pencil notes begin with her character’s (Ellen Wagstaff Arden) introduction in the script on page 12 and carry through to the end on page 149, even including notes on the verso of the last page and back cover, such as a note reading, ”Joke writers Mel Brooks / Herb Gardner / Need spice / raisins / Need some funny lines”. There are notes in Monroe’s hand on approximately 42 pages in the script, ranging from simple dialogue corrections and changes to in-depth sense memory notes when doing a scene that required a deeper emotional connection and understanding. Regarding her character’s introduction, as she interacts with naval personnel who saved her after being marooned on an island for five years, Monroe writes, ”1 – Gayity [sic] 2 – Excitement 3 – Then Dazed”. In one scene, Monroe references Arthur Miller’s children to better help her relate to her character’s children, ”Bobby M. / and early Janie / except their [sic] mine.” Throughout the script, Monroe writes succinct dialogue and character notes: ”Stunned / Dazed – sky high with adventure”, ”dead pan/I really don’t know”, ”anticipating the joys”, ”Trying to think or remember”, ”start to wonder what’s from now on”, ”I don’t know he knows”, ”easy/very intimate/very real”, ”[L]et me get into something more comfortable / leading him on -”. Included is a small card with call times and scenes to be shot, and a small scrap of paper with a note in Monroe’s hand wondering why they are shooting out of sequence, as well as notes about using Miss vs. Mrs. Script measures 9.5” x 11.5”. Worn from use by Monroe, but with pages present and intact. Overall very good condition.  Sold for $25,000.
Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real'' Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real'' Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real'' Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real''
Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real'' Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real'' Casablanca script Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real''
Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ”Something’s Got to Give” — Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ”easy/very intimate/very real”. / Click above for larger image.
To auction, buy, consign or sell your original 1942 final draft or shooting Casablanca script for over $150,000, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com, call Nate at (310) 440-2982 or go to the auction website at http://www.NateDSanders.com.  Nate D. Sanders Auction House will offer you a 0% seller’s commission rate, a high reserve for your original 1942 final draft or shooting Casablanca script and an interest-free cash advance.

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