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The Brown Derby Restaurant: A Hollywood Legend [*SIGNED*], Cobb, Sally Wright, and Mark Willems
21 Cobb, Sally Wright, and Mark Willems The Brown Derby Restaurant: A Hollywood Legend [*SIGNED*]
New York Rizzoli (c.1996) 0-8478-1925-6 / 9780847819256 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, minor bumping to corners of rear cover]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by both authors on the title page. An album-style portrait of the venerable Tinseltown eatery, dealing with both its Hollywood and Beverly Hills locations (but only in passing with the other two locations, the original "Eat in the Hat" restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard and a later branch in Los Feliz). Illustrated with photos of its many famous clients, interspersed with recipes for the restaurant's most popular dishes, its "historical" content is largely confined to the photo captions; the endpapers reproduce dozens of the caricature sketches that once adorned its walls. Author Cobb was the widow of the restaurant's owner, Robert H. Cobb. Signed by All Authors 
Price: 100.00 USD
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My Life in Baseball: The True Record, Cobb, Ty, with Al Stump
22 Cobb, Ty, with Al Stump My Life in Baseball: The True Record
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. (c.1961) Later Printing Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to bottom edges and top corners of covers, one-time owner's name on reverse of ffep]. (B&W photographs) Cobb's alleged autobiography, revealed in the ensuing years to have been largely fraudulent from the get-go. The book itself was published a couple of months after his death, and the following year co-author Stump published an expose-type article in the magazine "True," purporting to tell the "true story" behind this "True Record," in which he described the difficulties of the collaboration, and in the process pretty much cemented Cobb's reputation as the meanest s.o.b. to ever set foot on a baseball diamond. He further compounded things some 30-odd years later by publishing yet *another* book about Cobb, in which he doubled down on the negativity (and which in turned served as the basis for the movie COBB, starring Tommy Lee Jones). Problem was, as several later researchers have discovered, that Stump was quite the fabulist, and that many of his claims (such as Cobb's purported deathbed confession of having murdered a man in 1912) were made up and then "authenticated" by forged documents, including Cobb's diaries. The most recent book to try and cut through all this crap and set the record straight is Charles Leerhsen's "Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty," which debunks much of the accepted knowledge about Cobb, and largely succeeds in presenting a more balanced and reliable assessment of his complex (but not monstrous) personality. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Three Loves are Mine, Colver, Alice Ross
23 Colver, Alice Ross Three Loves are Mine
New York Triangle Books 1947 (c.1946) Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dj 
[spine turned, moderate shelfwear to bottom edges of boards, pages age-toned (but not excessively); jacket a bit edgeworn, a few tiny nicks at spine ends, old price sticker adhered to front flap]. "Three men loved and needed Anne -- reckless, disillusioned Don, lovable and irresponsible Alec, and quiet, determined John. Each man involved Anne in the tangle of his life when she came to live at Stone House, awaiting Alec's return from the Pacific. And each found in his love for her a wall of opposition. Don, because of his bitterness, did not intend to marry. Alec hurt his chances with Anne because of the very charm of his nature. And John was already married." (What? I thought he was the quiet, determined one. Determined to quietly ditch his wife, I guess.) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Scandal Sheets: A Novel Based on the Life of Pietro Aretino, The First Yellow Journalist, Conde, E.R.
24 Conde, E.R. Scandal Sheets: A Novel Based on the Life of Pietro Aretino, The First Yellow Journalist
New York G. Howard Watt 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dj 
(price-clipped) [a bit of browning/soiling to edges of covers, spine cloth slightly darkened, remant of old price sticker on rear pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, spine browned/discolored, a little paper loss at spine ends (taking away "Scandal" at top of spine, both flap fold-overs internally tape-repaired]. (B&W frontispiece portrait drawing) "Between the covers of this fictionalized history of Pietro Aretino is portrayed the life of the first yellow journalist, the first press-agent, and the knotty problems he met, no so far different, indeed, from those of today. Here is the life of the Renaissance, raw and lusty, spread before one, Pope and peasant, Cardinal and courtier, dreamer, artist, blackmailer, courtesan, the Medici and Titian." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Ship of Truth, Cooper, Lettice Ulpha
25 Cooper, Lettice Ulpha The Ship of Truth
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1930 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, minor bumping to rear corners, very slight browning to spine cloth; a couple of pages roughly opened near end of book, with resultant ragged fore-edges]. Religion-themed novel about a Yorkshire clergyman and his passage (per a contemporary review) "from enthusiasm to doubt and, falteringly, from doubt to faith." The same reviewer commented that the book was "written honestly and interestingly enough, and with more than a dash of humour." In England, it reportedly won a publisher's prize, from a field of four hundred entrants. The author (1897-1994) was born in Leeds, and many of her books had a Yorkshire setting. 
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Directory of Members 1998, Costume Designers Guild
26 Costume Designers Guild Directory of Members 1998
Sherman Oaks CA Costume Designers Guild 1998 Annual edition Spiral bound Near Fine 
(stiff card covers) [minor bumping and edgewear to covers]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses, information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, an advertising section, and a film title index for quick reference to the costume designers of several thousand feature films, TV shows, commercials, videos, and special films. (The actual scope and date-range of this title index isn't clear, although one assumes it documents only the work of Guild members.) Beautifully reproduced in color throughout the volume are costume design drawings (46 in all, including the front and rear covers), a mixture of work by active contemporary designers and examples of more "classic" designs by deceased members such as Jean Louis, Edith Head, William Jobe Jr., Sheila O'Brien, Bernard Johnson, Mary Wills, Paul Zastupnevich, and Marjorie Best. (Most of these individuals had passed away in 1997, so their drawings -- reproduced on the section-dividers -- also function as a de facto "In Memoriam" section.) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Directory of Members 1999, Costume Designers Guild
27 Costume Designers Guild Directory of Members 1999
Sherman Oaks CA Costume Designers Guild 1999 Annual edition Spiral bound Near Fine 
(stiff card covers) [minor bumping to extremities, a few of the divider tabs somewhat dog-eared]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses, information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, an advertising section, and a film title index for quick reference to the costume designers of several thousand feature films, TV shows, commercials, videos, and special films. (The actual scope and date-range of this title index isn't clear, although one assumes it documents only the work of Guild members.) Beautifully reproduced in color throughout the volume are costume design drawings (46 in all, including the front and rear covers), a mixture of work by active contemporary designers and examples of more "classic" designs by inactive or deceased members. This latter group, featured on the covers and section dividers, includes: Elois Jenssen, William Travilla, Sheila O'Brien, Leah Rhodes, Marjorie Best, Renie Conley, Michael Woulfe, Howard Shoup, and Yvonne Wood. 
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Directory of Members 2001, Costume Designers Guild
28 Costume Designers Guild Directory of Members 2001
Sherman Oaks CA Costume Designers Guild 2001 Annual edition Spiral bound Near Fine 
(stiff card covers) [a couple of bumped corners, no other significant wear]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, a list of the 2000 Costume Designers Guild Award winners, and an advertising section. Beautifully reproduced in color throughout the volume are costume design drawings (35 in all, including the rear cover), in this instance entirely the work of then-active members. One page is devoted to a brief biography of designer Bill Thomas, who passed away in 2000. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Twice-Born, Crowe, Cecily
29 Crowe, Cecily The Twice-Born
New York Random House (c.1972) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon 
[nice clean book, minimal shelfwear; jacket shows a trace of scrunching at spine ends, slight fading to spine, minor edgewear to rear panel]. Uncommon novel about "a fine-bred, talented woman who, in the most ladylike way, slips into alcoholism -- and takes the reader with her." "The Lost Weekend" is evoked in the jacket blurb, and the book traces its heroine's descent "from the 'drink to dress with' to the gallon jug of sherry, from the 'non-addictive sleeping pill' to a dependence on drugs to get from from day to day," to the point where she is "physically battered, in d.t.'s, [and] in a strait jacket." She ultimately finds her way to Alcoholics Anonymous, hence her "rebirth." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Infidels and Heretics: An Agnostic's Anthology, Darrow, Clarence, and Wallace Rice (eds.)
30 Darrow, Clarence, and Wallace Rice (eds.) Infidels and Heretics: An Agnostic's Anthology
Boston The Stratford Company (c.1929) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [solid clean copy, minor wear to extremities, small puncture-wound to page 209 (no loss of text); gilt lettering on spine and front cover still fully readable]. An assemblage of verse and short essays, derived by the editors from "the wide reading of two long lives." Over one hundred authors, poets, philosophers and other deep thinkers are represented, among them John Dewey, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Havelock Ellis, Edith Wharton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Hardy, Robert Burns -- and not a few pieces by Darrow himself. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Corrections & Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime [*SIGNED*], Day, Joe
31 Day, Joe Corrections & Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime [*SIGNED*]
New York/Abingdon Routledge 2013 978-0-25-53482-6 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[essentially as-new, no significant wear but just a trace of scuffing to the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, diagrams) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The United States holds over two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts over two million daily visits to museums -- in both, more than a ten-fold increase over the last fifty years. [This book] examines how architectures of exhibition and discipline now dominate the American landscape, the ways in which the two typologies complement one another, and why we've become a society of more and more extreme freedoms and constraints. [The author] shows that the surging demand for both museums and prisons has spurred architects to gamble on new design possibilities and to experiment with their scale and distribution through US cities. Day charts a cross-pollination between these building types, beginning with an unlikely convergence in Minimalism, and escalating through a wealth of diverse millennial holding spaces. [The book] surveys our many new architectures for the beautiful and the damned." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Ida Lupino: A Biography, Donati, William
32 Donati, William Ida Lupino: A Biography
Lexington The University Press of Kentucky (c.1996) 0-8131-1895-6 / 9780813118956 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Donna Hartwick 
[nice and clean, virtually as new with no significant wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the actress who, concurrently with her luminous onscreen presence from the late 1930s to the early 1970s, was also "one of Hollywood's earliest female directors, one of its most prolific, substantive, and innovative artists behind the camera." Includes a detailed filmography of her work as an actress, and as a director in both feature films and television. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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On the Flip Side with Lloyd Dunn [*SIGNED*], Dunn, Lloyd
33 Dunn, Lloyd On the Flip Side with Lloyd Dunn [*SIGNED*]
New York Billboard Publications, Inc. 1975 0-8230-7587-7 / 9780823075874 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Marvin Schwartz Signed by Author
[very slight bumping to top corners, no other discernible wear to book; jacket faded at spine, a couple of itsy-bitsy edge-tears]. INSCRIBED ("To Dick Kelsey -- / A fine artist / and a nice guy!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of a Capitol Records executive, beginning with his experiences as a writer for "True Confessions" magazine during the Great Depression, before he got into the music business. Per the jacket tagline, "his life as a major record company executive [consisted of] traveling around the world at 33-1/3 RPM, seeking new markets, picking up artists, songs, massage girls...." (The book's inscribee, Dick Kelsey, was an animation art director who contributed to several important Disney films during the 1940s, and was involved in the design of both Disneyland and the original Magic Mountain park in Colorado.) Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Franju, Durgnat, Raymond
34 Durgnat, Raymond Franju
London Studio Vista Limited (c.1967) 1st Edition (softcover issue) Softcover Very Good 
[short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover, otherwise just lightly edgeworn]. (Movie Paperbacks series) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) Typically dense and impressionistic Durgnatian exegesis of the films of French filmmaker Georges Franju, director of EYES WITHOUT A FACE and JUDEX, analyzing "Franju's savagely beautiful images and [tracing] their artistic antecedents." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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My Neighbors: Stories of the Welsh People, Evans, Caradoc
35 Evans, Caradoc My Neighbors: Stories of the Welsh People
New York Harcourt, Brace and Howe 1920 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [a good sound copy with perhaps a touch of weakness to the front hinge, light wear to corners, very slight fraying to cloth at top front joint]. The Welsh author's third book, somewhat in the vein of his first, "My People" (1915), which is now regarded by some critics as "perhaps the first genuinely modern work of Anglo-Welsh literature" (Wikipedia), and has been cited as a direct influence on the early work of Dylan Thomas. Evans was a controversial figure, widely reviled in Wales for his brutally satiric portrayals of his countrymen and of the Welsh establishment. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Brontės of Haworth [2 volumes] [*SIGNED*], Fry, Christopher
36 Fry, Christopher The Brontės of Haworth [2 volumes] [*SIGNED*]
London Davis-Poynter Limited 1975 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
[both volumes very nice, minor dust-soiling to top edges, Vol. I slightly faded along spine and at top of front cover]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page of Volume I: "for Dick and Mickey / with love from / Kit / The Toft[?] / August 17, 1975. Four TV plays about the Brontė family, "based on Yorkshire Television's production." The inscribees were film director Richard Fleischer and his wife; Fry had written the screenplay for the Fleischer's 1961 film BARABBAS. Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Getting Them Into the Blue, Gann, Ernest K.
37 Gann, Ernest K. Getting Them Into the Blue
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company (c.1942) First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, spine cloth somewhat faded, small bookseller's label ("Sold by The Methodist Publishing House, Nashville") at bottom corner of front pastedown; although the full jacket is not present, the complete text from has been neatly trimmed from both flaps, and the two pieces are laid into the book]. (B&W photographs, diagrams, drawings) The third published book by Gann, later the author of such aviation-themed epics as "Island in the Sky" and "The High and the Mighty." Like his other early works, this was written for juvenile (e.g. young adult) readers, and tells "the story of how planes are planned, how they are made, how they are powered. In fact, this is the entire thrilling story of airplanes -- the best airplanes in the world -- in their progress from the drafting boards and mock-ups through our great factories out into the sky." Although the content has been appropriately simplified for its intended readership, it doesn't give the impression of being "dumbed down"; it does seem clear, though, that the book is in some measure a recruiting tool, intended to get its young (but not that young) (and mostly male) readers excited about flying in a wartime context. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Twenty Best Film Plays, Gassner, John, and Dudley Nichols, eds.
38 Gassner, John, and Dudley Nichols, eds. Twenty Best Film Plays
New York Crown Publishers Inc. (c.1943) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj 
[nice clean book, light shelfwear, rear hinge a little weak; the jacket shows a bit of wear at edges and corners, minor paper loss at top of spine, tiny chip at top of front panel, slightly larger (but still small) chip in top edge of rear panel]. The editors' judgment was pretty good -- a large proportion of the films whose screenplays were selected for inclusion in this big fat volume (1112 pages) have stood the test of time very well indeed. Contains the scripts for IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT; THE WOMEN; MY MAN GODFREY; HERE COMES MR. JORDAN; REBECCA; WUTHERING HEIGHTS; THE GRAPES OF WRATH; HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY; MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW; LITTLE CAESAR; FURY; MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON; THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA; JUAREZ; MRS. MINIVER; THIS LAND IS MINE; THE GOOD EARTH; ALL THAT MONEY CAN BUY; STAGECOACH; YELLOW JACK; THE FIGHT FOR LIFE. Both editors have contributed introductory essays, on "The Screenplay as Literature " (Gassner) and "The Writer and the Film" ( Nichols). The scripts have been somewhat adapted, in an interesting way: rather than being presented strictly in what we think of today as screenplay format, the action (i.e. non-dialogue) portions have been rendered into a kind of semi-novelistic prose (although maintaining the present progressive tense that's so peculiar to screenwriting, e.g. "Joe looks up at the cop, defiance in his eyes."); the effect, for the reader, is very much like having someone narrate the action and dialogue of the movie as it unfolds on the screen (including, often, descriptions of individual shots and editing cuts). Each script is prefaced by a page giving basic production and cast credits for the film. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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McLaren, Glover, Guy
39 Glover, Guy McLaren
Montreal National Film Board of Canada 1980 0-7722-0009-2 / 9780772200099 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
(OS stapled wraps, 11"x15") [a nice clean copy, with faint handling wear only]. (B&W photographs, graphics) Large-format booklet (32 pages, plus covers) presenting a brief biography of the innovative Scottish-Canadian animator Norman McLaren, plus an illustrated survey of his work, much of which was done under the auspices of the National Film Board of Canada. Includes a filmography, in the form of an alphabetical title index. [NOTE regarding the scanned image: what appears to be a small tear at the left edge of the cover is just a flaw in the scan; the book actually has no such tear.] 
Price: 35.00 USD
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I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can [*SIGNED*], Gordon, Barbara
40 Gordon, Barbara I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can [*SIGNED*]
New York Harper & Row (c.1979) 0-06-011499-1 / 9780060114992 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) One + One Studio Signed by Author
[light shelfwear only to book; jacket shows a little wear along the top edge, with a couple of tiny nicks at the top spine corners, and a light horizontal scrape mark (about 2 inches long) on the front panel]. SIGNED by the author at the top of the ffep. Memoir by a "successful career woman and award-winning television producer [who] thought she had everything -- until her therapist advised her to go off Valium cold turkey. In the space of a few weeks, she lost the man she loved, a career she adored, and herself. This book is the dramatic, heart-wrenching story of her Valium-induced breakdown -- a breakdown that need never have happened -- and of her courageous struggle back to a new life." The 1982 film version starred Jill Clayburgh; she was reviewed well, although the movie generally wasn't. Signed by Author 
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