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Bright Lights [magazine] (Summer 1976) [cover: Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak in "Scarface"], Morris, Gary, ed.
121 Morris, Gary, ed. Bright Lights [magazine] (Summer 1976) [cover: Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak in "Scarface"]
Los Angeles Gary Morris 1976 NO (Vol. 1, No. 4) Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, very light surface wear to front cover]. (B&W photographs) Critical/historical film journal. Contents include: article/analysis of the early westerns of Anthony Mann, by Stephen Handzo; analyses of THE PITFALL (Andre de Toth), SCARFACE (Howard Hawks), BLOODY MAMA (Roger Corman) and SILVER LODE and TENNESSEE'S PARTNER (both directed by Allan Dwan). Also includes index to Volume 1 of the publication. 
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Sound Stage (issue #1, December 1964) [cover: Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady"], Ringgold, Gene, ed.
122 Ringgold, Gene, ed. Sound Stage (issue #1, December 1964) [cover: Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady"]
Hollywood CA Associated Professional Services, Inc. 1964 NO (Vol. 1, No. 1) Periodical Near Fine 
[light exterior wear, minor creasing at edges of rear cover]. (B&W/color photographs) First issue of this short-lived publication. About half of the 64-page, 9"x12" magazine is taken up by what looks suspiciously like studio flackery for MY FAIR LADY, including a behind-the-scenes production article and profiles of Rex Harrison, Andrey Hepburn and director George Cukor; this impression is only enhanced by the publisher's choosing to print a congratulatory letter to Jack L. Warner on the magazine's inside front cover, praising MY FAIR LADY as "the most thrilling motion picture event of this decade" and lauding Warner Bros. as "an industry leader." The rest of the magazine consists of a longish article about John Wayne, plus a gaggle of film reviews, book reviews, record notes, previews of new films, and a column, "Sound Stage Gossip," by Lorraine Gauguin. Sprinkled throughout are full-page color portraits of Angie Dickinson, Rex Harrison (by Cecil Beaton), Joey Heatherton, Audrey Hepburn (by Bud Fraker, who also shot the front and rear cover images), Jerry Lewis, and John Wayne (by Mal Bulloch). An uncommon piece of MY FAIR LADY memorabilia. 
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Archivos de la Filmoteca (issue no. 40, Febrero/February 2002), Sanchez-Biosca, Vicente, ed.
123 Sanchez-Biosca, Vicente, ed. Archivos de la Filmoteca (issue no. 40, Febrero/February 2002)
Valencia (Spain) Institut Valencia de Cinematografia 2002 NO (No. 40) Journal Near Fine 
[minor surface wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) Spanish film journal. Includes: several articles on the film work of Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela; an examination of "the national identity of Marlene Dietrich from Weimar to World War II; the genesis of Sergei Eisenstein's QUE VIVA MEXICO; the films of Emilio (Indio) Fernandez; the technological, economic and ideological battle waged by European and Hollywood film industries as they strove to dominate the Latin American market in the years 1930 through 1942; and the uncomfortable relationship between futbol (soccer) and the cinema. The primary text is entirely in Spanish, although each article is accompanied by a brief abstract in English. 
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Cinefex...the journal of cinematic illusions [issue 42, May 1990], Shay, Don, ed.
124 Shay, Don, ed. Cinefex...the journal of cinematic illusions [issue 42, May 1990]
Riverside CA Cinefex Magazine May 1990 NO (Issue 42) Magazine Very Good 
[a bit of wrinkling/creasing near left side of front cover, light general wear]. (B&W/color photographs) Feature stories (from a special-effects angle) on the films THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, TREMORS and STAR TREK V. 
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Film Society (1963) [cover: Charles Murray in WHEN VILLAINS MEET], Starr, William A, ed.
125 Starr, William A, ed. Film Society (1963) [cover: Charles Murray in WHEN VILLAINS MEET]
New York American Federation of Film Societies 1963 NO (Vol. 1, No. 1) Periodical Very Good 
[light soiling, top rear corner slightly bent/dog-eared]. (B&W photographs) First issue of this little magazine, dedicated (per the editorial) to treating the cinema as "a fine art [and] with the respect due an impressive means of communication." Articles: "Ripples from a Wave" (Andrew Sarris); "Our Elizabethan Movies - A Revival" (Dwight Macdonald); "The Silent World of Slapstick (1912-1916)" (Mark Sufrin); "David Wark Griffith" (first of two articles, by William K. Everson); "Dreams in the Dream Factory" (Daniel Rosenblatt); two brief reviews of BANDITI A ORGOSOLO (THE BANDITS OF ORGOSOLO); brief review of VIRIDIANA. 
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Filmfax, the Magazine of Unusual Film and Television (August/September 2000) [cover: Christopher Lee], Stein, Michael, and James J.J. Wilson, eds.
126 Stein, Michael, and James J.J. Wilson, eds. Filmfax, the Magazine of Unusual Film and Television (August/September 2000) [cover: Christopher Lee]
Evanston IL FILMFAX 2000 NO (No. 80) Periodical Near Fine Illustrated by (cover art) Harley Brown 
[very light handling wear, a diagonal creases at upper corners of a couple of pages]. (B&W photographs Contents include: an interview with Christopher Lee (cover story); interviews with Angela Cartwright and June Lockhart, both talking mostly about the TV series LOST IN SPACE; an article on the making of George Pal's DESTINATION MOON (1950); an interview with Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal founder Carl Laemmle, focusing largely on the studio's classic horror films; Part 2 of an interview with radio/TV/film actor Harry Bartell; Part 11 of the autobiography of producer/writer Louis M. "Deke" Hayward. 
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Filmograph - Vol. I, No. 4 (1970) [cover: Lois Wilson], Summers, Murray, ed.
127 Summers, Murray, ed. Filmograph - Vol. I, No. 4 (1970) [cover: Lois Wilson]
Alexandria VA Murray Summers 1970 NO (Vol. I, No. 4) Journal Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, very slight wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) Privately-published journal, issued quarterly from 1970-1976, featuring short articles on various aspects of American film history. This issue includes: a interview with silent film actress Lois Wilson; an article about the brief and not-that-glorious film career of TV host Merv Griffin; an article in which Herman G. Weinberg speculates (wildly) that the plot of Ernst Lubitsch's 1924 film THREE WOMEN might have been inspired by the William Desmond Taylor murder; brief biographies of three B-Western comedians (Max Terhune, George "Gabby" Hayes, and Smiley Burnette; a "filmograph" (basically a short review/synopsis) of Frank Borzage's LAZYBONES (1925), along with a commentary on its filming by actress Jane Novak. All this and more, in just 48 pages! 
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Photoplay [magazine] (October 1935) [cover: Joan Crawford], Waterbury, Ruth, ed.
128 Waterbury, Ruth, ed. Photoplay [magazine] (October 1935) [cover: Joan Crawford]
New York City Macfadden Publications 1935 NO (Vol. XLVIII, No. 5) Periodical Very Good+ Illustrated by (cover art) Tchetchet 
[nice copy, minor edgewear, one small tear at right edge of front cover, some traces of erased writing in the P and H of the title; printed label announcing "In this issue: a farewell to Will Rogers" affixed to front cover, but not obscuring either the cover portrait or the magazine's title]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles include: two-page (mostly pictorial) "Tribute to a Great Man" (Will Rogers); "CURLY TOP [Shirley Temple film] Sets the Fashion for Little Girls"; "What Love Has Done for Chaplin"; "Why Male Stars Marry Plain Girls"; articles on Warren William, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Jack Oakie, Luise Rainer, others. Also includes the opening installment of a fiction serial, "Face Down" by Charles J. Kenny. 
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Cinema [magazine] (Summer 1968) [cover: Susan St. James], {Baldwin, James} (Nagata, Grace, ed.)
129 {Baldwin, James} (Nagata, Grace, ed.) Cinema [magazine] (Summer 1968) [cover: Susan St. James]
Beverly Hills CA Spectator International 1968 NO (Vol. 4, No. 2) Periodical Near Fine 
[nice copy, minor handling wear, light soiling to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Contents include: an interview, entitled "I Can't blow this gig," with author James Baldwin, who was then engaged in trying to write the screenplay for a biopic of Malcolm X (whether Baldwin blew it or not, the gig was abandoned--or rather, deferred, as when MALCOLM X finally did make it to the screen in 1992, its producer was Marvin Worth, the same producer that Baldwin was working with in 1968); an interview with executive Kenneth Hyman, then head of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts (who, when referencing various young filmmakers he's got his eye on, mentions the name of George Lucas, then 24 and with only a handful of short films to his credit); a pictorial feature on actress Susan St. James; an interview with legendary press-agent Russell Birdwell; the scenario of Charlie Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH ("compiled from the film," it sez, "since no shooting script ever actually existed"); a brief "Tribute to Carl Th. Dreyer (1889-1968)," including a filmography; an interview with director Karel Reisz; lengthy reviews of THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE (Tony Richardson), LA CHINOISE (Jean-Luc Godard), and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick). Also worth mentioning is the terrific full-page black-and-white photo of Baldwin (by Stan Tropp), on the page facing his interview. 
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Bright Lights [magazine] (Fall 1974) [first issue] [cover: Joan Crawford], {Cukor, George} Morris, Gary, ed.
130 {Cukor, George} Morris, Gary, ed. Bright Lights [magazine] (Fall 1974) [first issue] [cover: Joan Crawford]
St. Bernard OH Gary Morris 1974 NO (Vol. 1, No. 1) Periodical Very Good 
[several rectangular tape marks on front cover, moderate handling wear]. (B&W photographs) First issue of this cinema history/criticism journal. Includes an article on George Cukor's A STAR IS BORN and an interview with Cukor, by Jeff Wise and Robert Smith. Other articles: "Sex, Love and Joan Crawford" by Gary Morris; "Introduction to New World Pictures" by Gary Morris. 
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Cinema [magazine] (Spring 1971) [with special John Ford section], {Ford, John} (Schrader, Paul, ed.)
131 {Ford, John} (Schrader, Paul, ed.) Cinema [magazine] (Spring 1971) [with special John Ford section]
Beverly Hills CA Spectator International 1971 NO (Vol. 6, No. 3) Periodical Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, very slight bumping at spine ends, minor wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) The cover feature is "John Ford; a monograph by Lindsay Anderson" (originally written in 1955 but here published for the first time; later revised, in book form, as "About John Ford"). Also in this issue: an article on THE RISE OF LOUIS XIV (Roberto Rossellini); "The Electric Film-Maker" (re new forms of television exhibition); a short interview with, and several reminiscences of, Kenji Mizoguchi; an analysis of the films of Robert Bresson; "Slut Bitch Virgin Mother--The Role of Women in Some Recent Films" (especially THE GRASSHOPPER and DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE); and reviews of THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Billy Wilder), SHARK (Samuel Fuller), and FIVE EASY PIECES (Bob Rafelson). There is also a book review of "Negative Space" by Manny Farber, which includes a very helpful bibliography of articles written by Farber that were not included in that anthology. 
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Action: Directors Guild of America [magazine] (September-October 1971) [special issue: John Ford and STAGECOACH], {Ford, John} Thomas, Bob, editorial consultant
132 {Ford, John} Thomas, Bob, editorial consultant Action: Directors Guild of America [magazine] (September-October 1971) [special issue: John Ford and STAGECOACH]
Hollywood CA Directors Guild of America 1971 NO (Vol. 6, No. 5) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, light handling wear, subscription label on rear cover]. (B&W photographs) A special issue of the DGA magazine, devoted exclusively to John Ford's classic 1939 western STAGECOACH. Includes: appreciations of the film by critics Arthur Knight and Andrew Sarris; Ford's own account of the film's conception and production; a kind of highlights-reel summary of the film, with frame blow-ups and dialogue excerpts; "The Company Remembers Stagecoach," featuring reminiscences by John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Yakima Canutt, Wingate Smith, Walter Reynolds, Dorothy Spencer, Andy Devine, Walter Plunkett, and John Carradine; and "an intimate view of John Ford today" by his grandson, Dan Ford. 
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Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (Fall 1998) [special Sam Fuller tribute issue], {Fuller, Samuel} Nocenti, Annie, ed.
133 {Fuller, Samuel} Nocenti, Annie, ed. Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (Fall 1998) [special Sam Fuller tribute issue]
New York RC Publications Inc. 1998 NO (Vol. 4, No. 3) Periodical Near Fine Illustrated by various illustrators 
[nice clean fresh copy, with just a few traces of handling wear here and there]. About half of this issue is devoted to Fuller. In addition to the screenplays for PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET and SHOCK CORRIDOR (both published for the first time), there is a keynote essay on the writer/director by J. Hoberman, excerpts from various interviews with Fuller, and, most fabulously, reproductions of pages from his war journals, which contain numerous cartoons which are just as punchy and his films, and just as vivid as he was in real life. Essential for the Fuller fan, and a terrific companion piece to his posthumously-published memoir "A Third Face." Oh, yes, there are a couple of other screenplays in the issue, too: "Slam" (credited to five writers, and which the editor claims was "a film Fuller would have enjoyed"; there is also supplementary interview material with the filmmakers and actors) and "Weeds," winner of the WGA's Student Screenplay Competition. 
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Film Quarterly (Spring 1963) [cover: lobby of the Fox Theatre, San Francisco], {Kael, Pauline} Callenbach, Ernest, ed.
134 {Kael, Pauline} Callenbach, Ernest, ed. Film Quarterly (Spring 1963) [cover: lobby of the Fox Theatre, San Francisco]
Berkeley University of California Press 1963 NO (Vol. XVI, No. 3) Periodical Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, minor rubbing/scuffing to rear cover, a little wear at extremities]. (B&W photographs) Founded in 1946 as "Hollywood Quarterly," this was one of the best "serious" film journal of its day, and one of its greatest pleasures was encountering the early film criticism of Pauline Kael, preceding her legendary stint at The New Yorker, which commenced in 1968. This issue, in addition to Kael's review of Peter Ustinov's BILLY BUDD (which she generally praises, but also typically uses to get in a shot at Lewis Milestone's "slovenly, incoherent" MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) and her capsule comments on some "Films of the Quarter," contains the first appearance of her famous essay "Circle and Squares," an anti-auteurist screed that put her on a collision course with (among many others) Andrew Sarris. (She derided the auteurist approach to film criticism as "an attempt by adult males to justify staying inside the small range of experience of their boyhood and adolescence." Ouch.) Also in this issue: an analysis of the work of Francois Truffaut, with much about JULES AND JIM (at that time his most recent feature); and two interesting pieces about the state of film scholarship ("Film Scholarship: Present and Prospective" by Jerzy Toeplitz) and education (a survey, "University Film Teaching in the United States," which discusses the programs at Boston U., Columbia U., Northwestern, Ohio State, Stanford, the University of Iowa, USC, and UCLA). 
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Cinema [magazine] (July-August 1965 [cover: Elizabeth Taylor in THE SANDPIPER], {Ransohoff, Martin} (Hanson, Curtis Lee, ed.)
135 {Ransohoff, Martin} (Hanson, Curtis Lee, ed.) Cinema [magazine] (July-August 1965 [cover: Elizabeth Taylor in THE SANDPIPER]
Beverly Hills CA Spectator International 1965 NO (Vol. 2, No. 6) Periodical Very Good+ 
[light rubbing to covers, some horizontal stress lines along spine, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) A special issue devoted almost entirely to producer Martin Ransohoff, then riding high with three major films released during 1965: THE SANDPIPER (directed by Vincente Minnelli; written by Dalton Trumbo and Michael Wilson); THE LOVED ONE (directed by Tony Richardson; written by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood); and THE CINCINNATI KID (directed by Norman Jewison, after Sam Peckinpah had been fired; written by Terry Southern about half-a-dozen other guys, ultimately credited to Southern and Ring Lardner Jr.). Minnelli, Jewison, Trumbo, Southern and Ransohoff himself are all interviewed, as is actor Jonathan Winters, talking about his work in THE LOVED ONE; also part of the package is an appreciation of actor Edward G. Robinson (co-star of THE CINCINNATI KID) by Harlan Ellison, and photo spreads on each of the three films. The remainder of the issue is filled out with: a report on that year's Cannes Film Festival, featuring brief comments from participants as diverse as Luis Bunuel, William Wyler and Mai Zetterling; various short news clips about international cinema, including an interesting half-page piece entitled "Satyajit Ray on Himself"; reviews of THE TRAIN (John Frankenheimer), VON RYAN'S EXPRESS (Mark Robson), MASQUERADE (Basil Deardon), THE IPCRESS FILE (Sidney J. Furie) and IN HARM'S WAY (Otto Preminger). (The first three reviews are by Harlan Ellison.) 
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Cinema [magazine] (December-January 1964-65) [cover: THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD], {Stevens, George} (Silke, James R., ed.)
136 {Stevens, George} (Silke, James R., ed.) Cinema [magazine] (December-January 1964-65) [cover: THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD]
Northridge CA Spectator International 1964 NO (Vol. 2, No. 4) [see note] Periodical Very Good 
[various creasing and abrasions to cover, some edgewear, cover detached at top staple]. (B&W photographs) Special issue devoted to the production of George Stevens' biblical epic THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD. Includes: excerpts from Charlton Heston's diary; "A Monograph of George Stevens Films," with comments on his style and all his feature films, by editor Silke; an in-depth interview with Stevens himself; and a photo-feature on the film. Also in the issue are the usual features: short news items related to international cinema; a new column by Peter Bogdanovich, "Point of View"; and a number of reviews of current films, including this one of MY FAIR LADY, quoted here in its entirety: "The young girls all over the world who will fall in love with Rex Harrison will be enough to make this film a great hit. Go see it." (Also reviewed, among others: CHEYENNE AUTUMN (John Ford), MARY POPPINS (Robert Stevenson), FAIL-SAFE (Sidney Lumet), THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (Arthur Hiller), and GOLDFINGER (Guy Hamilton). [Competist collectors and serials librarians take note: this is actually Volume 2, Number 4, but is *incorrectly* designated Volume 2, Number 3 on the cover.] 
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