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Women's Reflections: The Feminist Film Movement, Rosenberg, Jan
81 Rosenberg, Jan Women's Reflections: The Feminist Film Movement
Ann Arbor MI UMI Research Press (c.1983, 1979) 0-8357-1400-4 / 9780835714006 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, top corners slightly bumped but no other significant wear]. (Studies in Cinema, No. 22) Series 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Documentary Film, Rotha, Paul
82 Rotha, Paul Documentary Film
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1938 NO Revised ed. Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate wear at corners (light fraying), a bit of soiling to rear cover, light mottling on spine]. (B&W photographs) The first major history of documentary films, "written [per the author's foreword] to replace the theoretical discussions in [his earlier general history of the cinema] The Film Till Now." Preface by John Grierson. (This, the first American edition, is actually a revised edition of the earlier (1935) British book, although not stated as such in the book's front matter.) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Star Wars Scrapbook: The Essential Collection, Sansweet, Stephen J.
83 Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Scrapbook: The Essential Collection
San Francisco Chronicle Books (c.1998) 0811820602 / 9780811820608 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(pictorial boards; spiral binding, no dust jacket, as issued) [beautiful copy, essentially as-new, with the faintest bit of scuffing to the front cover, but NO remainder or other marks, and no significant wear]. (color photographs, other illustrations) "Why STAR WARS?" asks the author/collector in his introduction to this lavishly-illustrated tribute to his own accumulative obsession. "Now that's a question I could answer for days." I'll bet he could, and has. 
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The Hollywood Writers' Wars, Schwartz, Nancy Lynn (completed by Sheila Schwartz)
84 Schwartz, Nancy Lynn (completed by Sheila Schwartz) The Hollywood Writers' Wars
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-41140-4 / 9780394411408 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Fred Marcellino 
[light dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise a solid clean copy with only light shelfwear; jacket has several surface-scraped spots at bottom right-hand corner of front panel, a bit of wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Indispensible, well-researched story of the formation of the Screen Writers Guild (later re-named the Writers Guild of America), based on diaries, letters, newspaper clippings and hundreds of interviews with the participants. 
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More Things Than are Dreamt Of: Masterpieces of Supernatural Horror - from Mary Shelley to Stephen King - in Literature and Film, Silver, Alain, and James Ursini
85 Silver, Alain, and James Ursini More Things Than are Dreamt Of: Masterpieces of Supernatural Horror - from Mary Shelley to Stephen King - in Literature and Film
New York Limelight Editions 1994 0-87910-177-6 / 9780879101770 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[slight curling to covers, but no other significant wear; clean inside and out]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "The sweep of the book encompasses almost two centuries as it reconsiders in detail such classics of literature as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, right up to such contemporary novels of horror as Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby, William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist and Stephen King's The Dead Zone. [The authors also] study the most significant feature flms derived from these and many other works of fiction, from the silent era until today." Preface by William Peter Blatty. 
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American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing, Stempel, Tom
86 Stempel, Tom American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing
Lexington The University Press of Kentucky (c.2001) 0-8131-2183-3 / 9780813121833 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book itself is tight and clean, with no significant wear; jacket the same, except for soft vertical crease in front flap and diagonal crease at lower corner of rear flap]. The author draws on his more than fifty years' experience of "watching movies and his fellow filmgoers [and] listening to their comments and reactions," as well as "the results of a survey on movies and moviegoing in the respondents' own words," to present "a unique perspective on half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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America Goes to the Movies: 100 Years of Motion Picture Exhibition, Stone, Barbara
87 Stone, Barbara America Goes to the Movies: 100 Years of Motion Picture Exhibition
North Hollywood CA National Association of Theatre Owners 1993 0-9638653-0-7 / 9780963865304 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book nice and clean with no discernible wear; jacket shows only minor wrinkling here and there along edges, tiny tears at rear corners]. (B&W and color photographs) "Spiced with the personal anecdotes of motion picture exhibitors, [this book] captures the broad sweep of American moviegoing with a highly readable and engaging style. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia culled from the personal scrapbooks of veteran movie showmen and others, this book is a lively chronicle of all the way Americans have enjoyed going to the movies." Bibliography; index. 
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In the Realm of Pleasure: Von Sternberg, Dietrich, and the Masochistic Aesthetic, Studlar, Gaylyn
88 Studlar, Gaylyn In the Realm of Pleasure: Von Sternberg, Dietrich, and the Masochistic Aesthetic
Urbana/Chicago University of Illinois Press (c.1988) 0-252-01536-3 / 9780252015366 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book is tight and clean, no discernible wear; jacket shows only light surface wear, slight fading to spine, short diagonal crease at top of rear flap]. (B&W photographs) This "close textual analysis of the six Paramount studio films directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich probes the source of their visual and psychological complexity [and] represents a major revision of current feminist-psychoanalytic theories of film pleasure and sexual difference." 
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The Ruby Slippers of Oz, Thomas, Rhys
89 Thomas, Rhys The Ruby Slippers of Oz
Los Angeles Tale Weaver Publishing (c.1989) 0-942139-09-7 / 9780942139099 First Edition Softcover Very Good- 
[moderately worn copy, diagonal crease at bottom corner of front cover, slight curling to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) This tale of the iconographic power (and great value) of the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz" exposes "the clandestine and often treacherous underground of movie memorabilia, [and] may be the film industry's most bizarre account of ambition, greed, obsession, and deception. [It] opens the vault doors of studio treasure troves and also reveals an unbelievable account of marauders, thieves, innocent 'soles' and a few heels, all sidestepping each other in this classic tale of fatal attraction." Proof (if any was needed) that the movies can make people nuts. 
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Japanese Movie Billboards: Retro Art from a Century of Cinema, Toyoshima, Youichi, ed. (translated by Joe Greenholtz)
90 Toyoshima, Youichi, ed. (translated by Joe Greenholtz) Japanese Movie Billboards: Retro Art from a Century of Cinema
Tokyo DH Publishing, Inc. / cocoro books 2008 1932897283 / 9781932897289 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[nice clean book, very light handling wear, one minor wrinkle in front cover]. Trade PB (color photographs) Reproductions of approximately 80 billboards, a mixture of Japanese films and American classics such as STAGECOACH, WEST SIDE STORY, ROMAN HOLIDAY, GONE WITH THE WIND, BONNIE AND CLYDE, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and THE GREAT ESCAPE. Includes a short photo-essay on "Making a Movie Billboard." 
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Catalogue de Mentay: Histoire du cinéma mondial sur les timbres, Utepbergenov, Mentay S.
91 Utepbergenov, Mentay S. Catalogue de Mentay: Histoire du cinéma mondial sur les timbres
[Kazakstan] Sur Tur Books 1997 NO First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, very light handling wear, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. (color reproductions) A "history of world cinema on stamps," apparently the catalogue of the personal collection of movie- and entertainment-themed stamps assembled by the author, a Kazakstan-born actor who had at the time appeared in 47 films, primarily Russian, but had also been a stamp collector for thirty years (it sez here, in French), exercising his dual passion for both cinema and philately. I don't know whether this guy is world-renowned in stamp-collecting circles or not (there's something in his bio text about having received five gold medals for something or other), but he sure has put together an impressive collection of international stamps featuring movie and TV stars, film graphics, etc. (the majority of which are related to American or British movies). The book's text and captions are in Russian, French and (I believe) Chinese, but lack of fluency in these languages will not inhibit your enjoyment of the several thousand full-color images reproduced in the book's 374 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies, Waldman, Harry
92 Waldman, Harry Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies
Lanham MD/London The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1998 0-8108-3431-6 / 9780810834316 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [faint soiling to front cover, otherwise virtually as new with no discernible wear]. A history of this French facility, which turned out foreign-language versions of Paramount's films for European distribution. The text is arranged into chapters discussing the films by nationality: French, Spanish, Swedish, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, and Romanian. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Scenes Unseen: Unreleased and Uncompleted Films from the World's Master Filmmakers, 1912-1990, Waldman, Harry
93 Waldman, Harry Scenes Unseen: Unreleased and Uncompleted Films from the World's Master Filmmakers, 1912-1990
Jefferson NC/London McFarland & Company, Inc. (c.1991) 0-89950-601-1 / 9780899506012 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [lovely copy with no discernible wear; would be Fine but for previous owner's inked initials at top of ffep]. (B&W photographs) Examines the uncompleted or unreleased projects of 64 filmmakers, from the famous (Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Chaplin, John Ford, Orson Welles) to the more obscure (Gaston Modot, Laszlo Ranody, Wolfgang Staudte). You'll find all the well-known usual suspects here -- Josef von Sternberg's I, CLAUDIUS, George Cukor's SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, Erich von Stroheim's QUEEN KELLY, Welles's DON QUIXOTE and others, etc. -- but also a lot of equally fascinating films that were shot, and in many cases completed, but for one reason or another never made their way into the public sphere. As the author explains in his introduction, this could happen for any one of myriad reasons: love spurned; conflicts between producers and directors; unmanageable stars; freak accidents; war and economic upheaval; government suppression; inexperience; a filmmaker's "declining capabilities" (a nice way of putting it); or just plain fear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Delmar Watson's Goin' Hollywood 1887-1987, Watson, Delmar, ed.; written by Paul Arnold
94 Watson, Delmar, ed.; written by Paul Arnold Delmar Watson's Goin' Hollywood 1887-1987
Hollywood CA Delmar Watson Publisher (c.1987) First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[moderate edge/corner wear; binding solid, inside clean]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The author grew up in Hollywood -- his father was an actor, and he and his brothers were one of the best-known kid thespian clans during the Thirties and Forties. (The Watsons played four of Governor "Happy" Hopper's kids in the memorable dinner-table scene in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, for instance.) Once his acting days had passed, Delmar took up photography and became one of the town's most prominent lensmen. Although this book does not use his photos exclusively, it does present a nice mix of on- and off-camera shots of the stars, scenes around Hollywood, etc., many of them unfamiliar, interspersed with the author's reminiscences. Sections are devoted to Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Tom Mix, Shirley Temple and Jackie Coogan, along with such topics as "Hollywood Families" and "Blondes." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture [*SIGNED*], Wellman, William Jr.
95 Wellman, William Jr. The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture [*SIGNED*]
Westport CT/London Praeger 2006 0-275-98541-5 / 9780275985417 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[nice clean book, very slight bump to top corners; jackets shows only a bit of surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The story of the production of WINGS (1927), told by the director's son as, essentially, a long episode in his father's life story. "Augmented with personal correspondence from Wellman's own World War I tour of duty as a fighter pilot, on-set photographs from WINGS and other classic Hollywood films, and anecdote from the back lots of the early studio system, this unique work traces the way in which the first Best Picture's director used his own war experience to bring his epic to the screen." Foreword by Robert Redford; includes notes, bibliography, and a full Wellman filmography (including uncredited directorial contributions). Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Filming San Diego: Hollywood's Backlot, 1898-2002 (The Journal of San Diego History, Spring 2002), Williams, Gregory L. (Hennessey, Gregg R., ed.)
96 Williams, Gregory L. (Hennessey, Gregg R., ed.) Filming San Diego: Hollywood's Backlot, 1898-2002 (The Journal of San Diego History, Spring 2002)
San Diego San Diego Historical Society 2002 0-918740-24-X / 9780918740243 (Vol. 48, No. 2) Journal Near Fine 
[minor handling wear only]. (B&W photographs) A special issue of The Journal of San Diego history, devoted to the city's history on the silver screen. The primary article is accompanied by an introduction, "San Diego Film Town," by Welton Jones, and a chronological listing (compiled by Mr. Williams) of 752 films (including TV productions) that have been filmed in San Diego or have plots concerning the city, beginning in 1898. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Warner Bros. Golden Anniversary Book, Wilson, Arthur, comp. and ed.
97 Wilson, Arthur, comp. and ed. The Warner Bros. Golden Anniversary Book
New York Film and Venture Corp. (A Dell Special) (c.1973) NO First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[a little wear at ends of spine, but generally a very nice copy of this large-format paperback original, usually found quite beat-up; small bookstore stamp on title page]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Chronological filmography of 2,075 feature films produced and/or released by Warner Bros. from 1917 (ALIMONY, starring Lois Wilson) through the end of 1972 (JEREMIAH JOHNSON, with Robert Redford). Includes a critical essay, "Fifty Years of Warner Bros.," by Arthur Knight, and a Preface by Willard Van Dyke, then director of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film. The credits given for each film are minimal: producer (if any), director, writer(s) (including data on the source material), cinematographer and film editor; only the top few cast members are listed, and without character names. (The credits for the silent-era films are somewhat more minimal.) There have been better filmographical references published since then, but the book still serves well as an at-a-glance survey of the studio's output. (Films are arranged chronologically within each year, with the release month noted, which leads to such interesting observations as: both YANKEE DOODLE DANDY and CASABLANCA were released the same month (January 1943), as was another immortal classic, THE GORILLA MAN.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Motion Picture Stunt Pilots and Hollywood's Classic Aviation Movies, Wynne, H. Hugh
98 Wynne, H. Hugh The Motion Picture Stunt Pilots and Hollywood's Classic Aviation Movies
Missoula MT Pictorial Histories Publishing Company 1987 0-933126-85-9 / 9780933126855 First Edition Softcover Fine Illustrated by (cover art) James Farmer 
[very nice copy, virtually as new with no significant wear; clean inside and out]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The author explains his book's scope in his Preface: "The total subject of motion picture flying, from its beginning to the present, is far too extensive to be adequately covered in one volume. Therefore this book is limited to the 1920s and 1930s, the period of the pioneer stunt flyers -- the Associated Motion Picture Pilots. It ends with the end of the romantic era of aviation, which was the beginning of World War II." An excellent history, illustrated with hundreds of photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Movie Westerns, Yeck, Joanne L., and Tom McGreevey
99 Yeck, Joanne L., and Tom McGreevey Movie Westerns
Minneapolis Lerner Publications Company (c.1994) 0-8225-1643-8 / 9780822516439 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice copy, as new, no discernible wear to book; just a trace of surface wear to jacket]. (B&W/color photographs) Simplified yet still scholarly introduction to the history of Western films, for juvenile readers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Classic Hollywood Style, Young, Caroline
100 Young, Caroline Classic Hollywood Style
[London] Frances Lincoln Limited 2012 0711233756 / 9780711233751 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dj 
[book is bumped at bottom corners, also very slightly at top corners, with mild wear to spine ends; jacket shows similar (very minor) wear at corners, light surface rubbing]. (B&W and color photographs, drawings) Nicely-produced examination of "classic chic" in Hollywood films, through the prism of 34 specific movies from 1921 (CAMILLE, with Alla Nazimova) through 1968 (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR). The production history of each film is recounted, with emphasis on the work of the costume designers, and the style of the stars who wore their creations. Illustrated with photographs (B&W and color) and reproductions of costume design sketches by Adrian, Travis Banton, Edith Head, Walter Plunkett, Theadora Van Runkle, Gwen Wakeling and others. Many of the great classic Hollywood films are included, among them GONE WITH THE WIND, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, CASABLANCA, ALL ABOUT EVE, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, MY FAIR LADY and BONNIE AND CLYDE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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