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Patterns: Four Television Plays with the Author's Commentaries [Patterns; The Rack; Old MacDonald Had a Curve; Requiem for a Heavyweight], Serling, Rod
21 Serling, Rod Patterns: Four Television Plays with the Author's Commentaries [Patterns; The Rack; Old MacDonald Had a Curve; Requiem for a Heavyweight]
New York Simon and Schuster 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Robert Korn 
(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, slight bumping to bottom corners, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket slightly browned at spine, a couple of tiny abrasions to front panel]. (B&W photographs) Four of the renowned TV dramatist's most successful (pre-Twilight Zone) teleplays, with approximately 5-6 pages of commentary on each; also includes an introductory essay, "About Writing for Television." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Top TV Shows of the Year 1954-1955, Settel, Irving, ed.
22 Settel, Irving, ed. Top TV Shows of the Year 1954-1955
New York Hastings House/Comm. Arts (c.1955) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [minimal shelfwear, minor soiling to top edge, paper-covered boards are a little browned around the edges, inside very clean]. (B&W photographs) Includes scripts from "Johns Hopkins Science Review"; "The Jackie Gleason Show (The Honeymooners)"; "See It Now" ("Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"); "Elisha and the Long Knives" (Kraft TV Theatre); "Native Dancer" (Goodyear TV Playhouse); "The Thinking Heart" (Kraft TV Theatre); "Camel News Caravan"; "What's My Line?"; "Meet the Press"; "The Home Show." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Best of Armstrong Circle Theatre, Settel, Trudy and Irving (adapted by)
23 Settel, Trudy and Irving (adapted by) The Best of Armstrong Circle Theatre
New York The Citadel Press (c.1959) NO First Edition Softcover Good 
[covers rubbed and edgeworn, a little fading to spine; binding solid, internally clean]. Trade PB "The most talked-about television documentaries now presented in story form." Early examples of the "docu-drama" form; includes adaptations of "Buried 20,000 Years--The Dead Sea Scrolls" (original teleplay by Irve Tunick), " Thirty Days to Reconsider" (original teleplay by Roger Hirson, about a Los Angeles couple who attempt to save their marriage through counseling), and "Assignment--Junkie's Alley" (original teleplay by Mel Goldberg, about an undercover policewoman trying to crack a drug ring in South Philadelphia). The book itself is not illustrated, but there is a black & white still from each of the three programs on the rear cover, and the inside front cover reproduces a sequence of six images from an Armstrong TV commercial. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities, Slide, Anthony
24 Slide, Anthony Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities
Westport CT/London Greenwood Press 1996 0-313-29550-6 / 9780313295508 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover design) Richard Rossiter 
(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Biographical essays, with bibliographies, on some of the British TV actors and actresses who are most widely known to American audiences. Incorporates transcripts of interviews with several of the subjects: Terence Alexander, Richard Briers, Benny Hill, Wendy Richard, Prunella Scales, and Moray Watson. Among the additional familiar names included are: Rowan Atkinson, Tom Baker, Jeremy Brett, Robbie Coltrane, Dame Edna Everedge (Barry Humphries), David Frost, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard Greene, Nigel Hawthorne, Lenny Henry, Frankie Howerd, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie, Joanna Lumley, Art Malik, Jean Marsh, Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern, Ian McShane, Helen Mirren, Monty Python, Tim Pigott-Smith, Dennis Potter, Ian Richardson, and David Suchet. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Television Industry: A Historical Dictionary, Slide, Anthony
25 Slide, Anthony The Television Industry: A Historical Dictionary
New York Greenwood Press (c.1991) 0-313-25634-9 / 9780313256349 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, top corners lightly bumped but no other discernible wear]. A-to-Z guide to the TV industry, with "more than 1,000 entries on production companies, distributors, organizations, genres, technical terms, and much, much more." Includes a general bibliography of reference books on television. Considering the changes in the TV business over the last twenty years, this book has become "historical" in more ways than one. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Let's Whittinghill Again (Like We Did Last Summer), Whittinghill, Dick, with Don Page
26 Whittinghill, Dick, with Don Page Let's Whittinghill Again (Like We Did Last Summer)
Chicago Contemporary Books (c.1977) 0-8092-7742-5 / 9780809277421 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [nice tight copy, trace of wear at spine ends, previous owner's name/address label on ffep; jacket mildly rubbed, a couple of tiny tears near top of spine]. (B&W photographs) "More Impossible Adventures with Hollywood's Madcap DJ," as he "rubs elbows with movie stars and millionaires. He takes us on a rip-roaring trip to Ireland. He fills us in on the current Hollywood media scene. He takes us onto the golf course and into the locker room with the gang from the Lakeside Country Club. The gang includes Forrest Tucker, George Gobel, Mickey Rooney, and Jim Murray. He's witty; he's wild; he's opinionated, to be sure." 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Clear Channels: Television and the American People, Wylie, Max
27 Wylie, Max Clear Channels: Television and the American People
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1955 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Howard Willard 
[minimal wear to clean/tight book, top edge unevenly darkened; jacket has discolored/stained spine, chipping at both ends of spine, small damaged area at upper left front panel, a couple of small chips missing at edges of rear panel]. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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