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1 Life and Death in Hollywood
Cincinnati Zebra Picture Books (c.1950) First Edition Softcover Good+ 
[edgeworn, moderate external soiling, short diagonal creasing at bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Kind of a proto-"Hollywood Babylon" survey, largely photographic, of "the personal dramas of the fabulous figures behind the Hollywood legend." Although its cover blurb declares it a "sensational picture document of Hollywood's most turbulent years," unlike the Anger book, which came along fifteen years later, it stays on the polite side of good taste while still going over some of the same unsavory ground, e.g. the chapter entitled "The Dark Years," which covers the well-known Tinseltown scandals of the early 1920s (the Roscoe Arbuckle case, the William Desmond Taylor murder, the drug-related deaths of several stars, etc.). There are individual chapters devoted to D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin (the longest section, with somewhat disproportionate attention given to his marital and legal difficulties), Rudolph Valentino, Greta Garbo, and "The It Girls" (Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Rita Hayworth). It's a little shaky on the history -- they even get Griffith's death date wrong, only two years after it happened! -- but it's a passable summary of how certain Hollywood legends had already begun to tarnish, even during the so-called Golden Age. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Diamond - Ruby - Emerald - Sapphire - Pearls & Other Precious-Stone Jewels [including the] Estate of the Late Mrs. Carl J. Schmidlapp - Public Auction, Thursday, October 3, 1968 (Sale Number 2739)
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. 1968 Softcover Very Good+ 
[a little uneven fading to covers, short diagonal bend at bottom right corner of front cover, minor spotting to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Jewelry auction catalogue. Highlights noted on the title page include "two magnificent unmounted diamonds, pear and heart shapes; an important ruby and diamond necklace; an exquisite diamond Necklace, Harry Winston." Includes the "prices received" list, laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Contemporary French Drawings in Black and White and Color
Philadelphia The Print Club of Philadelphia 1930 First Edition Softcover Good 
[moderately worn, slight loss of paper spine covering at both ends of spine, a bit of soiling to covers, general wear at edges and corners]. (37 full-page B&W facsimiles) Catalogue of an exhibition/sale held at The Print Club of Philadelphia from November 10 to 27, 1930. The artists whose works were featured include Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Amadeo Modigliani, Jules Pascin, Pablo Picasso, and Jacques Villon. Includes a price list, laid in, of the thirty items in the exhibition that were for sale; oddly, although there were more pieces by Henri Matisse on the for-sale list than any other artist (six, ranging in price from $150 to $1500), none are among the items pictured in the catalogue. (Each of the artists noted above is represented by at least one reproduced drawing.) Issued in a limited edition of 1500. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Horace Mann After Fifty Years
New York Horace Mann School for Boys 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [light handling wear, very slight bumping to top corners, one-time owner's name (Epstein) in pencil at top of ffep, a couple of pages diagonally creased at bottom corners; spine lettering heavily rubbed, barely readable]. From the front matter: "It is a pleasure to present to our friends, on the occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the founding of the Horace Mann School, this publication, in which is set forth the history and the educational philosophy of the Horace Mann School for Boys." By 1937, the school's notable alumni already included Valentine Davies (author of "Miracle on 34th Street"), Morris Ernst (co-founder of the ACLU), Leland Hayward (agent and producer), Rockwell Kent (illustrator), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times publisher), Paul Francis Webster (songwriter), and William Carlos Williams (poet). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Barcelona: El Balneario Casino "San Sebastian"
Barcelona L. Roisin, Fotografo [ca. 1928] NO Unstated Softcover Good+ 
[oblong folio (9-1/2" x 12") with printed card covers; string-bound, split along spine with about 2/3 of the spine covering missing and some additional paper loss extending into the corners of the front cover, but with the double-hole-punched pages still firmly held together by the binding cord; otherwise, the covers are edgeworn and age-browned, but the interior photographic plates are clean and in excellent condition]. (photographs) A photographic souvenir booklet of this Barcelona resort/casino, which opened in 1928. There is a one-page introduction, in Spanish, and the remainder of the book is photographic. Although most of the 14 full-page sepia-toned plates are shots of empty rooms (the main Hall, the Brasserie, the Salon de Fiestas, etc.), meant to show off the opulence of the place, a number are "populated" with bathers, diners, etc., and give a good sense of the resort activity. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Men Only (issue of June 1957) [cover: Gina Lollobrigida]
London Proprietors, C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. 1957 (Vol. 65, No. 258) Magazine Very Good+ Illustrated by (cover) Sherriffs 
[creasing and light wear to edges of covers due to slight overlap of text block; spine slightly turned, light external soiling]. (B&W photographs, cartoons, ads) Digest-sized publication, issued monthly for the amusement and titillation of the British male. Contains a mixture of light feature articles (on topics such as "Canoes Can Go Anywhere" and "Why I Hate Father's Day"), photographs of buxom but wholesome beauties (no nudity, in fact not even decent cheesecake, at least by American standards), and lots of cartoons (some captioned as stand-alone gags, others illustrating an article or story, but pretty much all featuring buxom beauties in mildly risque situations). The front cover of this issue touts a "What-To-Wear Guide For Men," supposedly a free 40-page booklet -- but not only is there no such thing, but there are also no signs of any such thing having been removed. (There's plenty of fashion advice, though.) The most notable article -- heralded by the caricature portrait of her on the front cover -- is a profile of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Those War Women, by One of Them
New York Coward-McCann 1929 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj 
[a bit of wear to book extremities, small attractive vintage bookplate on front pastedown; jacket worn and rubbed, with shallow chipping along top edge, light spotting/soiling]. "This anonymous diary of a woman participant in the A.E.F. [American Expeditionary Force] is a peculiar human document that must stand with others of the great war. The writer who has woven her staccato series of ten years ago into a formal and continuous record will stir a thousand memories of Bordeaux, Tours, Paris, Le Mans, Malo, for the men and women who were there -- and for their friends." In a Postscript (placed at the front of the book), the author explains how the book was assembled from her letters and diaries, rediscovered by her family years after the fact. She relates how she showed the book, in manuscript, to "a man whose literary judgment I value highly. He said it was trivial and squalid. It is. We were trivial. The things through which we passed were squalid. War performed no miracle in them or us." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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8 Stars of the Movies and Featured Players
Hollywood The Hollywood Publicity Company, Inc. (c.1927) First Edition Softcover Poor 
[pretty beat-up, suitable for reference/research use only; rear cover detached, paper loss at corners of front cover and also corners of first few pages, water-staining to the rear endpapers (and affecting to some degree the last one-third or so of the book); on the bright side, there do not appear to be any missing pages]. (B&W photographs) Full-page portraits of 250 actors and actresses of the late silent era, arranged alphabetically. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 The Hollywood Reporter (March 30, 1935, Section 2): 4th Annual Writers Number 1935
Hollywood The Wilkerson Daily Corp., Ltd. 1935 (Vol. XXVI, No. 23) Periodical Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[minor edgewear to covers, slight fading along bottom edge of front cover]. (advertisements) This special "Writers Number" of the erstwhile Hollywood trade paper features 22 short pieces of various types -- stories, playlets, mini-essays, anecdotes, humorous jibes, etc. -- contributed by both prominent and not-so-prominent screenwriters (or, in some cases, regular writers in town to scoop up some of that easy movie money). Featured writers include Philip Wylie, Nunnally Johnson, Edward Chodorov, Ralph Block, Melvin Levy, George Seaton & Robert Pirosh, Dwight Taylor, and Edwin Knopf. Among the more amusing pieces, at least at quick glance, are: "Mother Goose Flies High" by John B. Myers, using nursery rhymes as the inspiration for story pitches ("Little Bo Peep" as a starring vehicle for Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper, for instance); "The Bard Comes Back" by Charles Kenyon, in which William Shakespeare pops around to the First National studios to see how they're handling their adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; "Zolly Gets Africa" by Jeffrey Dell, a brief snapshot of Zoltan Korda and his methods of filming in Africa; and "How Long is This Going On?" by Nunnally Johnson, a brief playlet mocking the "widely-publicized behavior of non-professionals in the vicinity of Hollywood." Also includes a credits section, "Writers and Their Work for 1934" (with a separate, smaller section for British writers). Most of the writers whose work is contained in this issue seem to have also taken out advertising space (one suspects a quid pro quo at work) to tout their most recent credits and/or works in progress, announce which studio they're under contract to, and just basically demonstrate that they're ready, willing and able to scribble. This was, of course, a highly competitive (and highly lucrative) time to be a writer in Hollywood -- and it's in that regard it's interesting to note, on page 36, a full-page ad for H.N. Swanson, Inc., an agency that had opened just four months earlier with the stated intent to handle only writers and story properties, and could already brag that "during the past few weeks we believe we have sold to the studios more plays, novels and original stories than any other Hollywood agency." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 Nixon Made Perfectly Clear
New York Rodney Publications, Inc. (c.1972) First Edition Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
[bottom right and top right corners slightly bumped, no other signficant wear]. (cartoon illustrations) A satirical A-to-Z look at Nixon and his policies, e.g.: "M is for Minorities. As a member myself of a minority -- the Republican Party -- I am only too familiar with the frustration, discrimination and oppression suffered by minority groups. Believe me when I say that if I had my way there would be no minorities." Possibly my favorite, not least because of its great resonance for today: "S is for Secrecy. In my first inaugural address, I vowed that mine would be an open administration. I could have kept that promise had it not been for a plot by the media to confuse the American people with facts." In all these illustrations (uncredited to any artist), Nixon is depicted at his absolutely shiftiest. At the bottom of the front cover is printed "For Campaign Contribution Only"; although it's not indicated exactly WHOSE campaign this was issued in support of, I can at least assure you that not one cent of the purchase price of this fine piece of political-historical detritus will ever get anywhere near the coffers of CREEP. (Look it up if you don't get the reference.) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Herman Wouk's War & Remembrance
(n.p.) Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (c.1988) First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[the faintest trace of handling wear; essentially as-new]. (color photographs) Nicely-produced promotional booklet (9"x12") with fold-out pages, issued in conjunction with the 1988 ABC-TV miniseries adaptation of Wouk's sprawling World War II novel, itself a follow-up to his earlier book "The Winds of War," which had been a big-deal TV event five years before. Both programs were produced and directed by Dan Curtis, and starred Robert Mitchum as Captain Victor "Pug" Henry; the cast of this one also included Jane Seymour, John Gielgud, Polly Bergen, Victoria Tennant, Sharon Stone, Peter Graves, Ralph Bellamy (as FDR) and E.G. Marshall (as Dwight Eisenhower). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Federico Cantú: Obra Realizada de 1922 a 1948 [limited edition, with original print]
Mexico City Editorial Asbaje 1948 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[moderate browning to edges of covers and spine, minor creasing along top edge]. (B&W art reproductions) Catalogue of the early work of this Mexican painter, engraver and sculptor (1907-1989). Contains: brief introductions in Spanish (by Salvador Toscano) and English (by Luis Cardoza y Aragon); biographical data and a catalogue of his works (in both Spanish and English); and a section of black-and-white reproductions of 106 paintings and drawings. Limited edition of 1,500, containing a print of an original line engraving of a horse (with the print and the book itself both No. 52); this particular print is inscribed in pencil by the artist: "Para Angel Rosas / Federico Cantú / 1951." Laid in to the front of the catalogue is the calling card of that selfsame Angel Rosas, on which he has written a brief note to the recipient of the book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Sotheby's at Mitsukoshi: 1st, 2nd October 1969 [and] 3rd October 1969 [2-volume set]
Westerham, Kent, U.K. Printed by Westerham Press; copyright Établissement Sotheby (c.1969) First Edition Softcover Good 
[first volume is VG+, with only light handling wear; second volume is Good only, due to water-stain on rear cover]. (B&W and color photographs) Catalogues for a 3-day auction held at Sotheby's Japan establishment, with "all lots flown with care to Tokyo by BOAC." The first two days covered four categories: Antiquities and Persian Pottery; European Decorative Paintings; Chinese and Japanese Works of Art; and European Arms and Armour. The final day was devoed entirely to Impressionist and Modern Paintings. Among the latter were works by Picasso, Renoir, Chagall, Gauguin, Monet, Dufy, Bracque, Matisse, Cezanne, Degas, Utrillo, Foujita, and many others -- kind of a who's-who of French Impressionism. NOTE: These will be sold as a pair only; don't even ask. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 The Book of the Harvard and Radcliffe Clubs of Southern California; containing lists of their officers, directors, committees and members; and their by-laws and constitution
Los Angeles/Santa Monica The Harvard Club / The Radcliffe Club 1975 Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[light handling wear only]. "As a member of the Harvard Club and/or the Radcliffe Club of Southern California you have received this copy of the Directory of its Members. You should consider this Directory confidential for your own personal use. The names of members should not become available for advertising or commercial use." (A dire warning, issued from 42 years in the past. Govern yourself accordingly.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 "Cornet" The Broken Link
London Geoffrey Bles 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dj 
(price-clipped) [lightly bumped at corners, faint dampstain at bottom right corner of front cover, small bookseller stamp at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket worn and torn across top edge, several small tears elsewhere, moderate soiling overall]. "'Cornet' (the nom de guerre of a distinguished officer in the late Indian Army) is well known to readers of Blackwood's Magazine for his stories of life and sport on the North-west Frontier. This is his first book. The title bears a nostalgic reference to the old days when British officers came to know intimately the Pathan tribesmen and often formed deep friendships founded on a common love of hunting and adventure, and this book, which successfully evokes the spirit of the country and its people, has so many good stories that it will appear not only to those who know India but to many others." Sounds rather like imperialist fantasy-porn, if you ask me; wonder how many Indians were feeling nostalgic for "the old days" along about 1951? 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 "Mul" [William H. Muldoon] Mark Hanna's "Moral Cranks" and--Others: A Study of To-day
Brooklyn NY George F. Spinney Company 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [some soiling/spotting to page edges and spine, rear hinge just starting, minor bumping to several corners]. (B&W photo frontispiece portrait of author) An examination of the then-current state of American politics, particularly with regard to the influence of Socialist ideology. Mark Hanna, whose quote disparaging a political opponent as a "moral crank" inspired the book's title, was a prominent Republican businessman and politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from 1897 to 1904 and was a close confidant and advisor to William McKinley both before and during his Presidency. (His relationship to and influence over McKinley has been compared to that of Karl Rove with respect to George W. Bush.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 "North 3-1" (pseud. for Emerson D. Owen) Pick Up the Pieces
Garden City NY Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1929 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[nice clean copy with minimal shelfwear, small light scuff mark to top edge (noticeable as whiteish mark on black topstain), one-time owner's signature on ffep, bookseller's label (Lewis & Sons, Denver) on rear pastedown; jacket shows light soiling, a few tiny tears, very slight paper loss at top of spine]. "For years [the author] was a patient in state asylums and private sanitariums for the insane. Now a successful business executive, he tells of his incredible comeback -- and reveals the practices of institutions for the insane in an amazing story, the stark recital of a modern Inquisition." Owen, a one-time newspaper reporter and editor who got into the ad/pub game following his service in the First World War, eventually became the editor/manager for the "Hotel Red Book" and publicity director for the American Hotels Association. It's unclear from his book exactly when his asylum interlude(s) took place -- he just plunges right in, and takes the reader along for the ride -- but it's perfectly clear, as he puts it himself, that he's "not insane....in the ordinary sense. I am a drunkard." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 (A.A. Wyn, ed.) (T.W. Ford, Arch Whitehouse, Joe Archibald, et al.) Sky Birds (April 1933)
New York Magazine Publishers, Inc. 1933 (Vol. XII, No. 3) Magazine Very Good+ Illustrated by (cover) Frank Tinsley 
[minor foldover at right side of front cover, otherwise a nice clean solid copy with only light wear, one tiny tear at top of front cover]. Novel: "Wing Warriors" by T.W. Ford. Novelette: "Canyon of Crashes" by Arch Whitehouse. Stories and features include: "Kilt in Action" by Joe Archibald; "Blue Flare Below" by James Perley Hughes; "The Kite-Conqueror" (about WWI RAF pilot Richard Bernard Munday); "Spandau Snare" by F.E. Rechnitzer; "'Plane Dope" by Arch Whitehouse (about WWI German pilot Bruno Loerzer). [Note the inverted swastika on the front cover, "the symbol of good magazine reading."] 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 (Allen, Jeanne Thomas, guest editor) The Journal of the University Film Association (Spring 1979) [special issue: Economic and Industry History of the American Film]
Houston TX University Film Association 1979 (Vol. XXXI, No. 2) Journal Very Good+ 
[light external soiling, soft vertical crease in front cover (unobtrusive), a little dog-earing at top edge of rear cover, subscription mailing label on rear cover]. An exceptionally rich selection of scholarly articles on various aspects of American film history. Contents: "Copyright and Early Theater, Vaudeville and Film Competition" (Jeanne Thomas Allen); "Vitascope/Cinematographe: Initial Patterns of American Film Industrial Practice" (Robert C. Allen); "The Role of the Western Film Genre in Industry Competition, 1907-1911" (Robert Anderson); "Hollywood's Conversion to Color: The Technological, Economic and Aesthetic Factors" (Gorham A. Kindem); "The Collapse of the Federated Motion Picture Crafts: A Case Study of Class Collaboration" (Ida Jeter); "Hollywood, the National Recovery Administration and the Question of Monopoly Power" (J. Douglas Gomery); "Sherlock Holmes: Genre and Industrial Practice" (Mary Beth Haralovich). Also includes a review of the book "A History of Motion Picture Color Technology" by Roderick T. Ryan. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 (Aller, Herbert, ed.) International Photographer (April 1948) [cover: Irene Dunne in I REMEMBER MAMA]
Hollywood International Photographers, IATSE Local 659 1948 (Vol. XX, No. 4) Magazine Near Fine Illustrated by (cover photo) Gaston Longet 
[very light wear along spine, otherwise unblemished]. (B&W photographs) Monthly magazine of the Hollywood photographers' union. The primary feature of this issue is a six-page photographic layout regarding George Stevens's film I REMEMBER MAMA, shot by Gaston Longet and including four full-page location shots taken on the streets of San Francisco. There is also a lovely full-page portrait of actress Ann Blyth, photographed by Ray Jones. Other articles in this issue include: "Landscape Photography," by Edwin Broomer; "Ambassador from Hollywood," an article about photographer Max Munn Autrey; "Television Topics," by W.S. Stewart; "Presentment of Psyche in Photographic Practice," by M.B. Paul. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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21 (Anonymous) Promise Not to Tell
New York Horace Liveright (c.1929) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [worn but still sound copy, a bit of bumping/fraying at all corners, spine cloth faded (lettering just about gone)]. Epistolary relationship/romance novel. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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22 (Anonymous) Grey Towers: A Campus Novel
Chicago Covici-McGee Co. 1923 NO 2nd printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj 
[spine slightly turned, a bit of dust-soiling to top edge, a couple of lightly bumped corners, one-time owner's address label on front pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, spine browned, small chip at top of rear panel; jacket a teensy bit shorter than the book, apparently made that way]. "A novel of protest, written by a young apostle of revolt, against the present system of education in the colleges." Although the author is not identified by gender, the book seems to have a definite feminist slant, telling of the travails of a young graduate student teaching Freshman English while dealing with "the undercurrent of malice and politics" at the university. She finds that "the departments are run by old men who have lost touch with the students," and feels herself "powerless to defeat the red-tape and apathetic disregard of the older men." Neither the city nor the specific university in the book are identified, but add the Chicago imprint to the description of the school "on the shore of the great lake, in the broad Middle-West," do the math and get back to me about where YOU think it is. (The author of the 1962 study "The College Novel in America" speculated that the book was "possibly by Zoë Flannagan," but gives no indication who the hell "Zoë Flannagan" might have been. Thanks for nothing.) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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23 (Appel, Benjamin) "Property Protected" [story] (in Esquire, March 1937)
Chicago Esquire, Inc. (March 1937) NO (Vol. VII, No. 3; whole No. 40) Magazine Very Good+ Illustrated by George Petty, Bernard Karfiol, others 
[nice clean copy, binding (staples) firm, a bit of wear at spine ends, bumping and slight crinkling at upper right corner, one-time owner's name discreetly rubber-stamped in "q" of title on front cover]. (photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) One of the harder-to-find 1930s issues of "The Magazine for Men," despite its general lack of household-name contributors (which is to say no Fitzgerald or Hemingway), due in large measure to its inclusion of the first appearance of Pietro di Donato's "Christ in Concrete," his story of Italian-American construction workers. It's accompanied by a deliriously laudatory editorial note about the stellar qualities of the story itself and its "almost incredibly talented" author, whose first published writing this was. The editors admit that they had to print the story in an edited (and expurgated) version, due to the unsuitability of some of its language for a general-circulation magazine, but their enthusiasm for it led them to take the unusual step of offering the full-length version as a separately-published softcover book, available by sending a quarter to the Esquire offices. The author later expanded the story to novel-length, for publication by Bobbs-Merrill in 1939. Also in this issue are short stories by Benjamin Appel ("Property Protected," a tale about strikebreakers), Morley Callaghan ("Rendezvous with Self") and Jesse Stuart ("One of God's Oddlings"). There's a lot more, of course -- there always was with Esquire -- including the usual run of full-page, moderately-risque cartoons (by Petty, Howard Baer, Sydney Hoff, Abner Dean, etc.) and George Hurrell photographic glamour portraits of Barbara Stanwyck and Sonja Henie. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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24 (Architecture) The Brickbuilder [bound volume, 1903-1904]
Boston Rogers & Manson 1903-1904 NO (Vols. 12-13) Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [solid binding but much external wear, including fraying at several corners, spotting on front cover, etc.; internally quite clean, and firmly bound with the exception of one loose page]. (B&W photographs, plates, diagrams, plans, etc.) Bound volume of 24 monthly issues of this large-format architectural trade periodical (approx. 13" x 10-1/2", containing about 550 pages altogether), "devoted to the interests of architecture in materials of clay." The publication contains a wealth of information regarding architectural and construction practices of the period, primarily in the U.S., although there are a number of features focusing on British architecture, and occasional coverage of notable structures in Spain, Germany and elsewhere. Designs are presented and discussed for nearly every type of private and public building: single-family homes, hotels, department stores, train stations, apartment houses, office buildlings, clubhouses, hospitals, churches (including Westminster Cathedral in London), etc. Many topics are treated in-depth in multi-part articles: "The Planning of Apartment Houses"; "The Business Side of an Architect's Office"; "Hospital Planning" (there's a LOT about hospitals); "Interesting Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in St. Louis"; "Brickwork on the Pacific Slope" (mostly dealing with San Francisco -- before the 1906 earthquake, of course); etc. (An article on "Brick Architecture in and about Chicago," in the September 1903 issue, features photos of several Frank Lloyd Wright houses.) As one might imagine, there is a great deal of attention paid to "fireproof" construction, including several articles of the "lessons learned" variety in the wake of various notable urban fires, e.g. the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago in December 1903. Especially notable in this regard is an extensive 52-page report on the Great Baltimore Fire of February 1904, issued as a special supplement to the March 1904 issue; it describes and discusses the fire's causes and effects in great detail, and is illustrated with numerous "aftermath" photos of various buildings. (This is considered the third most destructive urban fire in American history, surpassed only by Chicago's 1871 blaze and the San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906.) Indexes to both volumes are bound in at the front. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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25 (Bond, Edward) Stuart, Ian, ed. Edward Bond Letters, Volume I
Langhorne PA Harwood Academic Publishers (c.1994) 3-7186-5503-9 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(laminated boards; no dust jacket) [moderate rubbing/scuffing to covers, top corners very slightly bumped]. (Contemporary Theatre Studies, Volume 5) Series "Beginning in the 1980s Edward Bond's dissociation with the established theatre was inevitable as many leading theatre, such as the RSC and the Royal National Theatre, produced plays antithetical to his belief in a new and useful theatre. Consequently, most of Bond's latest plays were not staged in London but given performances in the regions or abroad. This separation from the London theatre as a venue for his latest work along with Bond's interest in other European productions has resulted in a number of letters written to students and theatre professionals to explain and comment on the plays. The present collection is a selection of these letters." The letter are organized under four headings: Acting and Directing; Theatre Events; Politics; and Productions. "From reading this book the reader will experience new insights into the influences, motivations and beliefs of ths often misunderstood playwright." Laid in is a program for the American premiere of Bond's play "Tuesday," presented at the Stella Adler Academy Theatre in Hollywood, in October-November 1994. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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26 (Brecht, Bertolt) Marvin, Mark, ed. Theatre Workshop: A Journal of the Theatre and Film Arts, published by the New Theatre League - April-June 1938 [includes "Senora Carrar's Rifles" by Brecht]
New York New Theatre League 1938 NO (Vol. 2, No. 1) Journal Fair 
[nice clean copy, dog-earing to the corners of the first couple of pages, appears to be missing its original cover (all editorial matter is present)]. The highlight of this issue of this short-lived (1936-1938) publication is "Senora Carrar's Rifles," a one-act play by Bertolt Brecht, set in Spain during the Civil War; this is possibly its first publication in English (in a translation by Keene Wallis). Other contents include: a symposium on "Scenery or No Scenery?," with contributions from Hallie Flanagan, Marc Blitzstein, Mordecai Gorelik, Lee Strasberg, and others; "Warriors of the Theatre: China," a letter to the New Theatre League by Agnes Smedley; "America Needs the Fine Arts Bill," an article by Irwin Shaw; "Together," a one-act play by Alice Holdship Ware; and "The Tired Ostrich," a one-act play by Barbara Corcoran. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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27 (Cameron, Dan, introductory text) Manolo Valdes: Recent Work. May 22 - June 21, 1991.
New York Marlborough Gallery, Inc. 1991 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[nice clean book, with just the tiniest traces of handling wear]. Trade PB (color reproductions) Catalog for an exhibition/sale at the Marlborough Gallery. Features full-color, full-page reproductions of 22 works (including the front cover illustration). The two-page introduction, "The Hunter Gets Captured," is by Dan Cameron. Also includes: a very brief biographical outline of the artist's life, with a list of awards received and institutional collections holding his work; an extensive list of his solo exhibitions, 1965-1991; bibliography. 
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28 (Carroll John Daly, et al.) Detective Fiction Weekly (December 17, 1932)
New York The Red Star News Company 1932 (Vol. LXXII, No. 5) Magazine Good 
[a little chipping/paper loss along right edge of cover due to typical pulp cover extending a bit beyond the text block, a little soiling/darkening to bottom edge, small bit of spine covering missing at base of spine (no loss of spine text), light soiling to rear cover; pages still reasonably supple despite inevitable aging and toning]. Novelettes: "Satan's Creed" (Carroll John Daly); "The Crimson Coffin," featuring Kong Gai (Sidney Herschel Small). Short stories: "A Personal Question" (J. Lane Linklater); "Cops 'n' Robbers" (Robert H. Rohde); "Two Hours of Darkness" (John Reid Byers); "The Ticking Package" (John H. Thompson); "Without Trace" (John Hunter). Serial: "The Ring of Eyes," Part 4 of 5 (Hulbert Footner). True stories: "Illustrated Crimes: The Murder Done to Music" (Paul Berdanier); "Mystery of the Poisoned Ale" (Richard Wilmer Rowan). The "Flashes from Readers" column profiles contributor John H. Thompson. 
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29 (Chambers, Lisa, ed.) Written By: The Journal of the Writers Guild of America, west (August 1988)
Los Angeles Writers Guild of America, west 1988 (Vol. 2, No. 8) Hardcover Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, a couple of short diagonal creases at upper right corner of front cover]. (B&W and color photographs, ads) The cover story is "Witty Women," profiling five sitcom writers: Yvette Lee Bowser, Lona Williams, Dana Savel, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and Eileen Conn. Featured articles: "Preston Sturges: A Screwball Centennial" by Devra Maza (along with the schedule of a Sturges retrospective then playing at the L.A. County Museum of Art) and "A Conversation with Stephen Schiff," screenwriter of the 1997 remake of LOLITA. Also in this issue: a column by Ernest Lehman, in which he discusses how he got started as a screenwriter. 
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30 (Coffin, Howard A. II, ed.) Entertainment World (October 24, 1969) [cover: Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara in HUSBANDS]
Hollywood CA Entertainment World Publications, Inc. 1969 (Vol. 1, No. 4) Magazine Very Good+ 
[a little wear along spine, subscription mailing label on front cover, slight dog-earing at upper right corner]. (B&W and color photographs) "The Trade Weekly for all the Entertainment Industry." Feature articles: an interview with John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and Peter Falk about the making of HUSBANDS; an article about franchising, discussing various celebrities who'd attached their names to commercial enterprises (Roy Rogers, Minnie Pearl, Jerry Lewis, and others); an article about Sid and Marty Krofft's then-new TV series H.R. PUFNSTUF; a discussion of the promotional campaign for GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS, as guided by publicist-turned-producer Arthur P. Jacobs. There are reviews of feature films and TV shows of the moment, including PAINT YOUR WAGON, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS, THE MOD SQUAD, and ADAM-12, and a short profile of the musical group The Byrds. In the theatre realm, "Oh! Calcutta!" and "The Penny Wars" are reviewed. A "Production and Casting" feature lists numerous movies and TV shows that were then in preparation, and there's also a chart analyzing the stock prices of dozens of entertainment-related companies. 
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31 (Congressional Record) Complete Texts of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates
Washington DC Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1960 Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[light handling wear only]. This is an assemblage, I guess you'd call it, of the relevant pages from four issues of Congressional Quarterly, in which were printed the full transcripts of the four debates between Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, held on September 26, October 7, October 13, and October 21, 1960. The four sections have been neatly stapled together, and cumulatively present 28 double-columned pages of text (with a large red X drawn across the extra pages on which no debate text appears). These were, of course, "historic" events in every sense of the word -- the first televised Presidential debates, and considered a landmark of politics in the era of television -- but what's most striking is how they so little resemble what are laughingly called "Presidential debates" today. Whatever your opinion might be of either JFK or Nixon, to read these transcripts is to encounter thoughtful, articulate men, who express their ideas and positions in complete, coherent sentences -- in an atmosphere as different from the entertainment/reality-show/sporting-event bloviation we're subjected to these days as can possibly be imagined. 
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32 (Conklin, Iola Schmidlapp) (Conklin, George W., ed.) Iola Conklin: Her Book
Beverly MA Memoirs Unlimited (c.1996) NO Unstated edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(1/4-bound, teal and rust cloth, gilt decoration on front cover; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [gift inscription on ffep from "Anne & George," the latter possibly George Conklin, although this is unconfirmed]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) Privately- (and posthumously-) published memoir of Iola Schmidlapp Conklin (1872-1955) -- or, more properly, a partial memoir, since it covers only her early life and ends in 1891, following her courtship by (and proposal of marriage from) a young German banker -- which (per her son's Afterword, which briefly sketches the remaining 64 years of her life!) did not result in a marriage. (By rights the book should have been called "Iola Schmidlapp: Her Book," but let's not quibble. She ultimately married Mr. Conklin in 1906.) The narrative proper is largely concerned with the time her family lived in Europe (both in Germany and Italy), where her father had been advised to seek treatment for various chronic ailments. 
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33 (Cowie, Peter, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 2, March-April 1970) [cover: James Mason]
London The Tantivy Press 1970 NO (No. 2) Periodical Very Good 
[mild overall wear, some creasing in covers]. (B&W photographs) James Mason (interview and filmography); "Hollywood and the Indian" by Robert Larkins; discussion of THUNDERBOLT (Josef von Sternberg); reviews of DOUBLE SUICIDE (Masahiro Shinoda), HEART OF A MOTHER (Mark Donskoy) and GAILY, GAILY [released in the UK as CHICAGO, CHICAGO] (Norman Jewison). [ It was the practice of this excellent publication to provide, along with each film review, filmographies and brief career summaries of the director and often other principals in the film under discussion.] 
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34 (Cowie, Peter, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 1, January-February 1970) [cover: American Comedy]
London The Tantivy Press 1970 NO (No. 1) Periodical Very Good 
[moderate external wear, some light spotting/soiling to front cover]. (B&W photographs) First issue of this interesting film periodical, sort of a more intellectual and in-depth British version of "Films in Review." Includes: articles (with filmographies) on the careers of Bob Hope, Edward Everett Horton and Tuesday Weld; reviews (with accompanying brief filmographies) of TRUE GRIT (Henry Hathaway) and MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (Eric Rohmer); and a "Discovery" review of THE SLIPPERY PEARLS, a 1932 two-reel comedy produced in Hollywood by the Masquers Club. 
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35 (Daigh, Ralph, editorial director) The True Album of Cartoons: 25 Years of Cartoon Laughs from True Magazine
New York Crown Publishers, Inc. (c.1960) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) VIP [Virgil Partch] 
(price-clipped) [minimal shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at spine ends; jacket a little faded along spine and left edge of front panel, small tears and minor paper loss at spine ends, some wear along top edge, light soiling and a few edge-tears to rear panel]. (cartoon illustrations) A 25th-anniversary selection of single-panel cartoons from True, "The Man's Magazine," many apparently drawn with the cartoonists' pens dipped in testosterone: lots of sports, cars, hunting, fishing, and, of course, buxom (and usually scantily-clad) babes. If you want a peek into the sexist white male mindset of the American mid-century, you couldn't do much better than this volume, which wears it on its sleeve and pokes it in your eye. In his brief introduction, the editor points out that "you do not have to be a cartoon editor to appreciate that these cartoons are drawn for the amusement of men. Some of them infuriate women, at least some women. Other, possibly more secure women[!], laugh as heartily as the men." (So there ya go, a fair warning to insecure women: stay away!) Some of the more recognizable cartoonists whose work is included are Charles Addams, Virgil Partch ("VIP"), Phil Interlandi, Syd Hoff, Eldon Dedini, Bob Barnes, Pete Wyma, Robert Day, Gahan Wilson, even Hank ("Dennis the Menace") Ketcham. The hardcover edition is much more uncommon than the (abridged) mass market paperback issue of this title. 
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36 (Denman, Leslie Van Ness) The Corn Maidens' Dance and Its Greek Analogies [cover title] / Pai Ya Tu Ma: God of All Dance and His Customs of the Flute, Zuni Pueblo, 1932 [title page]
San Francisco The Grabhorn Press (c.1955) First Edition Softcover Very Good 
(stiff blue wrappers with title lettered in green on front cover) [moderate edgewear and a handful of tiny tears along bottom edges of paper wrappers, slight paper loss at base of spine, partial small beverage-ring stain on front cover; internally Fine]. (3 color plates, 2 B&W plates) The ritual corn dance of the Zuni Indians is compared and contrasted with the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysos (Dionysus) and other gods. Includes: a brief (uncredited) essay on "Ancient Gods"; an excerpt about maize from "Indian Corn in Old America" by Paul Weatherwax; the 13-page primary essay, "The Seed of Seeds," describing the corn maidens' dance in great detail, by Leslie Van Ness Denman (dated August, 1932); and quotations from Euripedes, Plutarch, and Arnold Toynbee. 
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37 (Elvis Presley) Souvenir Folio Concert Edition, Volume Six
(n.p.) Boxcar Enterprises [ca.1976] Unstated edition Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
[light rubbing to covers, a few horizontal stress lines along spine, tiny closed tear at top edge of front cover, slight bump/bend at upper right corner]. (color photographs) 28-page souvenir album (including covers), consisting almost exclusively of color photos, mostly full-page, of Elvis in concert (except one where he's interacting with fans); "select photos" are credited to E. [Ed] Bonja, who was Elvis's official photographer during most of his later years. The only exception to the Elvisness is a 2-page center-spread advertisement for the Las Vegas Hilton, which served as Elvis's home and primary performance venue during his Vegas years. 
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38 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 5, Winter (November-December) 1970) [cover: Douglas Fairbanks]
London The Tantivy Press 1970 NO (No. 5) Periodical Very Good 
[moderate external wear, some creasing to front cover]. (B&W photographs) Major article on Douglas Fairbanks (Sr.) by DeWitt Bodeen; article, "The American B Film: A Fond Appreciation" by Don Miller; an interview ( including filmography) with humorist/screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart; reviews (with related filmographies) of MONTE WALSH (William A. Fraker) and THE RITE (Ingmar Bergman); a survey of the 50 best musical films available on 16mm. 
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39 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 6, Spring 1971) [special John Ford section]
London The Tantivy Press 1971 NO (No. 6) Periodical Very Good+ 
[minor edgewear, mild creasing to front cover]. (B&W photographs) Special section about John Ford, in five parts: "Forgotten Ford" by William K. Everson; "Ford's Lost World" by Jeffrey Richards; "Ford in Person" (essentially a transcript of Ford's appearances at two different events at the University of Southern California); "Ford in Print" ( bibliography); "Ford on 16mm." This issue also contains an article on the career of director Ken Hughes; a retrospective review of THE FOUR FEATHERS (1929); reviews (with related filmographies) of LITTLE BIG MAN (Arthur Penn) and HUSBANDS (John Cassavetes); an article on "The Cinemas of Norwood." 
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40 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 15, Summer 1973) [cover: Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal in PAPER MOON]
London The Tantivy Press 1973 NO (No. 15) Periodical Very Good 
[mild wear at edges/corners, some creasing in front cover]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles (with filmographies) on Greta Garbo and John Carradine; retrospective reviews of THE WALKING DEAD (Michael Curtiz, 1936) and STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP (Frank Wisbar, 1946); reviews (with related filmographies) of PAPER MOON (Peter Bogdanovich), PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (Sam Peckinpah), SOYLENT GREEN, THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (Fred Zinnemann) and AVANTI! (Billy Wilder). 
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41 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 18, Summer 1974) [cover: Warren Oates in DILLINGER]
London The Tantivy Press 1974 NO (No. 18) Periodical Very Good+ 
[mild edgewear, some creasing at spine]. (B&W photographs) This issue's main feature is an extensive article/interview (with filmography) on director Walter Lang. Also: an interview (with filmography) with Maureen O'Sullivan; reviews of THE THREE MUSKETEERS (with a filmography of previous versions), THE LAST DETAIL (with Jack Nicholson filmography), MAME, DILLINGER (with a discussion of films based on Dillinger's life and exploits), LACOMBE LUCIEN (with Louis Malle bio- filmography), and THE CONVERSATION (with brief background notes on a number of the principals). 
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42 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 12, Winter 1972) [cover: Robert Redford in JEREMIAH JOHNSON]
London The Tantivy Press 1972 (No. 12) Periodical Very Good+ 
[light surface wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) Feature article (with filmographies) on John Barrymore and Dolores Costello; an interview with Rene Clair; an interview with Robert Wise, on his early career at RKO; " On Location with Billy Wellman" by Louise Brooks (about the making of BEGGARS OF LIFE); reviews (with related filmographies) of EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX* (Woody Allen), JEREMIAH JOHNSON (Sydney Pollack), ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (William Sterling), LA RUPTURE ( Claude Chabrol) and DUEL (Steven Spielberg). 
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43 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 14, Spring 1973) [cover: Peter Finch in BEQUEST TO THE NATION]
London The Tantivy Press 1973 (No. 14) Periodical Very Good+ 
[light surface wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles (with filmographies) on Leo McCarey; interviews with Robert Wise (on his years at 20th Century-Fox) and Fred Zinnemann; an article on GREED (Erich von Stroheim); retrospective review of EASY LIVING (1949); reviews (with related filmographies) of THE EMIGRANTS, SLEUTH, BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON, PETE 'N' TILLIE, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (George Cukor), THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER, BEQUEST TO THE NATION and SAVE THE TIGER. 
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44 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 7, 1971) [special Henry Hathaway section]
London The Tantivy Press 1971 (No. 7) Wraps Very Good+ 
[minor edge- and surface-wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) Contents: a special section devoted to director Henry Hathaway, featuring an interview, an appreciation (by Kingsley Canham), and a filmography; an article on " Writing for the Movies" by Wendell Mayes; an article on director/writer Rowland Brown; a retrospective review of THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (co- directed by Robert Wise and Gunther Fritsch; produced by Val Lewton), including recollections of the film's screenwriter, DeWitt Bodeen; reviews (with related filmographies) of UNMAN, WITTERING AND ZIGO; A GUNFIGHT; THE HUNTING PARTY; THE ANDERSON TAPES; and CARNAL KNOWLEDGE. 
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45 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 4, September-October 1970) [cover: Alain Delon in LE SAMOURAI]
London The Tantivy Press 1970 NO (No. 4) Periodical Very Good 
[some wear along spine, one small stain on rear cover]. (B&W photographs) The theme of the issue is "Films and History," with articles on CROMWELL ( Ken Hughes), Sergei Bondarchuk (with special reference to WATERLOO) and " Ronald Colman and the Cinema of Empire." Also includes reviews (with the usual accompanying filmographies of principals) of: LE SAMOURAI (Jean- Pierre Melville), EROTISSIMO (Gerard Pires), LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS (Cy Howard); plus a retrospective look at MIDNIGHT (Mitchell Leisen; screenplay by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder). Also: book reviews and an article on "The Cinemas of Kentish Town." 
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46 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 10, Summer 1972) [cover: Liza Minnelli in CABARET]
London The Tantivy Press 1972 NO (No. 10) Periodical Very Good 
[light wear along spine, minor rubbing to covers, faint vertical crease at top of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles (with filmographies) on Rita Hayworth, Sidney A. Franklin,and Susannah York; a retrospective review of TRADER HORN (1931); "Memoirs of a Film-Spent Youth" by William K. Everson; reviews (with related filmographies) of CABARET (Bob Fosse), THE RULING CLASS (Peter Medak), IMAGES (Robert Altman) and WHAT'S UP DOC? (Peter Bogdanovich). 
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47 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 11, Autumn 1972) [cover: Marlon Brando in THE GODFATHER]
London The Tantivy Press 1972 NO (Issue 11) Periodical Very Good+ 
[light rubbing to covers, minor wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles (with filmographies) on Alec Guinness and Per Lindberg; an interview with screenwriter Walter Newman; article, "New Words on Old Westerns" by Don Miller; reviews (with related filmographies) of THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola), ROMA (Federico Fellini), THE ASSASSINATION OF TROTSKY (Joseph Losey), DELIVERANCE (John Boorman) and THE OTHER (Robert Mulligan). 
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48 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 3, May-August 1970) [cover: Lon Chaney]
London The Tantivy Press 1970 NO (No. 3) Periodical Very Good 
[moderate external wear, light rubbing/soiling to covers]. (B&W photographs) Career articles (with filmographies) on Lon Chaney, Margaret Hamilton, and Suzanne Pleshette; reviews (with accompanying brief filmographies) of THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (Sydney Pollack), THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (Martin Ritt); PATTON (Franklin J. Schaffner); COLONEL WOLODYJOWSKI (Jerzy Hoffman)RUE GRIT (Henry Hathaway) and MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (Eric Rohmer); and a "Discovery" review of THE SLIPPERY PEARLS, a 1932 two-reel comedy produced in Hollywood by the Masquers Club. 
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49 (Eyles, Allen, ed.) Focus on Film (No. 8, 1971) [cover: THE FRENCH CONNECTION]
London The Tantivy Press 1971 (No. 8) Periodical Very Good 
[a bit of surface- and edge-wear to covers, light soiling to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Feature articles (with filmographies) on Robert Donat, Oswald Morris, and Monica Vitti; "Actors and the Pabst Spirit" by Louise Brooks; a tribute to Fritz Rasp; reviews (with related filmographies) of THE FRENCH CONNECTION (William Friedkin), WHERE'S POPPA? (Carl Reiner), SHAFT (Gordon Parks), TRAFFIC (Jacques Tati), WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE RED BARON (Roger Corman, aka VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN) and THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN. 
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50 (Fletcher Pratt, Jack Vance, Richard Matheson, et al.) Thrilling Wonder Stories (October 1951)
New York Standard Magazines, Inc. 1951 (Vol. XXXIX, No. 1) Magazine Good Illustrated by (cover) Alex Schomburg 
[moderately worn but presentable copy, with various small edge-tears and nicks, vertical creasing to front cover, napped edges; binding firm, pages lightly browned but still reasonably supple]. Complete novel: "Asylum Satellite" by Fletcher Pratt (cover-blurbed as "a novelet of the first space station"). Novelets: "The Plagion Siphon" by Jack Vance; "The Merakian Miracle" by Kendell Foster Crossen. Short stories: "Ultimate Answer" by Dallas Ross; "The Cave Where I am Hiding" by Robert Moore Williams; "Return" by Richard Matheson. Features include "The Moon, Sister of Terra," by James Blish. Illustrated by Paul Orban, Pete Poulton, and others. A brief profile of Fletcher Pratt is included near the beginning of his contribution. [We have MANY more issues of various science fiction pulp magazines from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s; please inquire if you have specific wants.] 
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51 (Foster, Douglas, ed.) Mother Jones [magazine] (September 1989) [cover: Spike Lee]
San Francisco Foundation for National Progress 1989 (Vol. 14, No. 7) Magazine Near Fine Illustrated by (cover photo) Antonin Kratochvil 
[nearly as new, extremely minor wear to the extremities; no address label, nor any sign that there ever was one]. (B&W and color photographs, ads, graphics) The cover story is about film director Spike Lee, and includes a long discussion and analysis of his then-current film was DO THE RIGHT THING. Also in this issue: a photo-essay, "Rites of Man," by Polly Brown; a tribute to journalist I.F. Stone; an article about Florida murderer Tom F. Sawyer; an article about the George H.W. Bush Administration's "too little, too timid, and too late" response to Tiananmen Squarecartoonist Matt Groening, who was just then poised for even more phenomenal success. The contents-page description of the article reads "The cartoonist who made angst-ridden bunnies funny brings his hostile humor to the tube" -- the "bunnies" line being a reference to the main character in the strip that first brought wide recognition to Groening's work, the angst-and-anxiety-ridden "Life in Hell." The LiH bunny (who I don't believe ever had a name) shares the cover with a character who was then about to rocket to animated-TV superstardom: the bratty-but-lovable Bart Simpson. "The Simpsons" had appeared, in somewhat cruder form, as short animated segments of "The Tracey Ullman Show" beginning in 1987, but it wasn't until December 1989 -- the very month this magazine appeared -- that Springfield's most famous dysfunctional family was given its own spin-off show, a move that was considered somewhat risky at the time. The cover posed the question of the moment: "Can Matt Groening's subversive humor survive prime time?" More than 27 years later, I think we have our answer. This was definitely one of Bart's earliest appearances on the cover of a national magazine -- possibly even the first, although this is unconfirmed. This issue of the magazine also contains a funny piece (with illustrations) by Lynda Barry, "The Telephone Call," about how a dog's throwing up set off a chain of events that caused a girl to be sent to a Catholic school, thereby ruining her life. But it's not all fun and sunshine: in true Mother Jones fashion there are also articles about the prospects for China's pro-democracy movement in the wake of Tianenmen Square, and about Silicon Valley's role in the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer (and how the electronics industry ignored one scientist's warnings about same). One last thing: a special "previews" section for Winter reading, including "a blueprint for writing the global novel" by Maxine Hong Kingston. All in all, a politically-infused cornucopia! 
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52 (Foster, Douglas, ed.) Mother Jones [magazine] (December 1989) [cover: Bart Simpson]
San Francisco Foundation for National Progress 1989 (Vol. 14, No. 10) Magazine Near Fine Illustrated by (cover) Matt Groening 
[nearly as new, with just a touch of wear at the spine ends; no address label, nor any sign that there ever was one]. The cover story of this magazine about "people, politics and other passions" is about the early career and rise to fame of cartoonist Matt Groening, who was just then poised for even more phenomenal success. The contents-page description of the article reads "The cartoonist who made angst-ridden bunnies funny brings his hostile humor to the tube" -- the "bunnies" line being a reference to the main character in the strip that first brought wide recognition to Groening's work, the angst-and-anxiety-ridden "Life in Hell." The LiH bunny (who I don't believe ever had a name) shares the cover with a character who was then about to rocket to animated-TV superstardom: the bratty-but-lovable Bart Simpson. "The Simpsons" had appeared, in somewhat cruder form, as short animated segments of "The Tracey Ullman Show" beginning in 1987, but it wasn't until December 1989 -- the very month this magazine appeared -- that Springfield's most famous dysfunctional family was given its own spin-off show, a move that was considered somewhat risky at the time. The cover posed the question of the moment: "Can Matt Groening's subversive humor survive prime time?" More than 27 years later, I think we have our answer. This was definitely one of Bart's earliest appearances on the cover of a national magazine -- possibly even the first, although this is unconfirmed. This issue of the magazine also contains a funny piece (with illustrations) by Lynda Barry, "The Telephone Call," about how a dog's throwing up set off a chain of events that caused a girl to be sent to a Catholic school, thereby ruining her life. But it's not all fun and sunshine: in true Mother Jones fashion there are also articles about the prospects for China's pro-democracy movement in the wake of Tianenmen Square, and about Silicon Valley's role in the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer (and how the electronics industry ignored one scientist's warnings about same). One last thing: a special "previews" section for Winter reading, including "a blueprint for writing the global novel" by Maxine Hong Kingston. All in all, a politically-infused cornucopia! 
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53 (Franklin Grove School) The Story of Records; compiled and published by The Boys and Girls of the Franklin Grove School, Warren County, N.J. [New Jersey]
Warren County, NJ (Franklin Grove School) 1940 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, likely as issued) [faint diagonal scrape across front cover (more distinctive in scanned image than it appears to the naked eye), otherwise no significant wear]. (line drawings, glued-in original calligraphy pg.) A history of printing, with special focus on the process of producing newspapers, compiled as a school project by a group of New Jersey students -- junior high-schoolers, to judge by the general tone and quality of the prose. The history itself is basic term-paper stuff (illustrated with crude drawings and maps), but the most interesting reading is the 7-page preface, entitled "How We Came To Write This Book," in which it's discussed how the students' interest in newspapers led them to a broader range of inquiry into the development of printing, which involved visits to the local newspaper office, the county library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. They even went so far as to experiment with making their own paper. There is no printer or binder specified, although the preface does allude to how this got done: "Miss Weber [the teacher] typed the book. We spent two days binding it. This was the dummy that we sent to Mr. Earl, Miss Weber's friend, who offered to reproduce it for us." And a nice job Mr. Earl did, too, with black pebbled boards, a gold-embrossed title, and patterned endpapers. There can't have been many of these produced; OCLC locates copies in just two libraries worldwide. 
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54 (Galella, Ron) Bluttal, Steven, ed. The Photographs of Ron Galella 1965-1989
Los Angeles Greybull Press (c.2003) 0-9727788-1-0 Second Edition Softcover Good 
[covers are noticeably edgeworn, slightly dog-eared at corners, small remainder dot on bottom edge; otherwise a sound, clean copy]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) Nearly 150 photographs of the famous and once-famous, by the photographer who "helped pioneer the culture of celebrity watching as we now know it" (sez Tom Ford in the book's introduction, almost like that's a *good* thing). Generally regarded as the first of the modern-day paparazzi, Galella was "an opportunist and a daredevil" who spent most of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s sticking his camera in the faces of people who didn't always welcome the attention -- most notoriously Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who famously sued him in 1972 to keep him the hell away from her and her children. (It didn't really work.) In addition to Ford's Introduction, there's a thoughtful and evocative Preface, so-called (which appears about one-quarter of the way into the book), by Diane Keaton, who speaks of Galella as "the Dean" and speaks from the perspective of someone who was herself a subject of his attention, and who also knew many of the others he photographed. Quoth Ms. Keaton: "Ron Galella has given us the true landscape of celebrity in the faces of the eminently watchable, not so mysterious, victims of Narcissus' kiss." The book also incorporates an interview with Galella, conducted by Glenn O'Brien. (The second edition was "limited to 4000 softbound copies.) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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55 (Gelfand, Bruce, ed.) Brighter the Light, Deeper the Shadow: Voices from the Writing Workshops of Bruce Gelfand
Santa Monica CA Gelfand Workshops (c.2002) 0-9724741-0-2 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Kathleen Hein 
[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear, appears unread; jacket shows minor surface wear, mostly to rear panel]. This book "is a group of writers giving themselves permission. To have a voice. To use it. However much the content or craft may vary, however cacophonous the chorus or dissonant the prayer -- make no mistake: this is a book of voices singing their hearts out. If you listen closely you can hear whatever God is seeping through the words." A compilation of stories, poems, and various short pieces from the writing workshops of a guy who uses "cacophonous" and "dissonant" in the same sentence. You may remember him as the writer of the 1987 TV-movie "Dottie." No? 
Price: 35.00 USD
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56 (Hartford City Medical Society) History of the Presentation of the Loving Cup by the Hartford City Medical Society to Gurdon W. Russell, M.D., and of the Complimentary Dinner Given to Him in Honor of His Fifty Years of Actual Service in the Profession, November 21, 1887 [*SIGNED*]
Hartford CT The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. (printers) 1887 NO Unstated edition Hardcover Good 
(half-bound, black cloth and black textured boards, with gilt spine and front cover lettering; no dust jacket) [some wear evident at all corners, including slight exposure of boards at several corners, some modest loss of binding material at spine ends; front hinge a little weak but still intact]. (one halftone plate with tissue guard) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by the honoree of the commemorated event, Dr. Gurdon W. Russell, dated "Hartford, March 24, 1888." The rather lengthy inscription covers about half the page, and conveys the author's "kind regards & pleasant remembrances of the time when we were boys, & attended school at the old brick school house," etc. All I can say is that this must have been one heck of a shindig, not to mention a lengthy one, if this is an accurate transcription of all the speeches, poems, songs and sundry ceremonial hoo-hah of the occasion. The Loving Cup itself (depicted in the book's only illustration) was solid silver, and per the "Preliminary History" was in fact the first of its kind presented by the Society, and intended as the inauguration of a tradition: it's specified that the Cup "should be held by [Dr. Russell] during life; that at his death it should revert to the society, to be again placed in the hands of a worthy successor, and so on, in saecula saeculorum." Which raises (in my mind, anyway) the obvious question: who's got the damn thing today? 
Price: 100.00 USD
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57 (Harvey Burns, ed.) (Joseph Ivers Lawrence, G. Wayman Jones, et al.) Thrilling Detective (June 1933)
New York Standard Magazines, Inc. 1933 (Vol. VI, No. 3) Magazine Very Good 
[typical edgewear to covers (folding and small tears, due to covers slightly overlapping edges of text block), small tear at bottom front hinge, slight loss of paper spine covering at both ends of spine; pages lightly browned, not brittle]. Novel: "Murder at the Altar" (Joseph Ivers Lawrence). Novelettes: "The Target Murders" (Lieut. John Hopper); "Midnight Justice" (Perley Poore Sheehan; a "Doctor Coffin" mystery with a Hollywood setting). Short stories: "For $100,000" (Maxwell Smith); "Cop Killers" (Anatole Feldman); "Fall Guy" (G. Wayman Jones); "The Death Clock" (Jack D'Arcy); "Who Killed Mary Stannard?" (a true crime story, by J.S. Endicott). Features: "Famous Crimes" (an illustrated feature, about the crimes of the "Population Checker"); "The Stolen Tiara: A Mystery Baffler," by "Detective Dunn." 
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58 (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by Tennessee Williams, Saul Bellow, Irwin Shaw, and others] Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965)
Chicago Esquire, Inc. 1965 NO (Vol. LXII, No. 1; whole no. 374) Magazine Very Good 
[moderate edgewear, a couple of tiny cracks in spine (integrity of binding not compromised); original publisher's "issue highlights" label affixed to front cover]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) The most notable pieces in this issue are "Mama's Old Stucco House," a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams, and "A Wen," a play in two scenes by Saul Bellow. The cover photo gallery (featuring the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lewis, Barry Goldwater, Herman Munster, Lyndon Johnson, and other notables of the day) promotes the 4th annual installment of the magazine's long-running "Dubious Achievement Awards" feature, which was snarkiness at its finest before "snarky" was even a word. Other articles/features: a profile of New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle, by Irwin Shaw; "Death as a Game," a treatise on how to be a mystery writer, by Michael Innes; a feature on movie producer Joseph E. Levine's crash diet; "Boss Ladies," an article profiling four women in executive positions, with a full-page color photo of each (the four are: Mildred Custin, president of Bonwit Teller; Phyllis Jackson, a literary agent; Helen Van Slyke, president of House of Fragrance; and Eleanor Kilgallen, a vice-president of Music Corporation of America); an article, "The American Painter as a Blue Chip," illustrated with color photos of Andy Warhol (shopping for soup cans!), Jasper Johns, Larry Rivers, and others. 
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59 (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, Carson McCullers, Dorothy Parker, and others] Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959)
Chicago Esquire, Inc. 1959 NO (Vol. LII, No. 6; whole no. 313) Magazine Very Good 
[rubbing to covers, small tear in right edge of front cover, another small tear and just a bit of paper loss at bottom of rear cover adjacent to spine]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) An exceptionally rich issue of this generally exceptional magazine. For starters, there are six pieces of fiction in English ("Mink Snopes" by William Faulkner; "End of a Relationship" by Alberto Moravia; "I Don't Need You Any More" by Arthur Miller; "Wake Before Bomb" by Wright Morris; "The Man Who Looked Like Jesus" by Howard Fast; "Actress with Red Garters" by Allan Seager), and another in translation: "A Revenge" by Thomas Mann (written when he was 24). Also notable: "Tribute to a Designer," about William Addison Dwiggins, by Alfred A. Knopf; "Un Petite Drame," a hitherto unpublished one-act play by George Bernard Shaw (called here "the first written" by him, dating to 1884); pictorial essays "The Comden-Green Film Festival" and "The Dark World of John Barrymore" (the latter being reproductions of a number of drawings and sketches by the actor); "Footnotes on [F. Scott] Fitzgerald" by his secretary Frances Kroll Ring; an essay by Irwin Shaw, "The Passing of the Four Seasons"; an article about Julia Moore, "The World's Worst Poet"; a short poem by Emperor Hirohito of Japan; an essay, "The Flowering Dream; notes on writing" by Carson McCullers; and book reviews by Dorothy Parker, who praises James Purdy and his latest book, "Malcolm." And there's more, 382 pages in all, weighing in at just over 2-1/2 pounds. 
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60 (Heston, Charlton) Charlton Heston Presents The Bible [*SIGNED*]
New York GT Publishing 1997 1-57719-270-2 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[book is clean and flawless, with no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of wrinkling along the bottom edge]. (color photographs, art reproductions) Briefly INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Charlton Heston (as "Chuck") and his wife Lydia, on the title page, this "companion for families" to the Good Book (based on the TV series of the same name) is made Even Better by Heston's "commentary on the Bible's major characters and themes," along with "sidebars on important figures, symbols and events"; also included, for the faithful of short attention span, are a "book-by-book summary of the Bible and a who's who." But forget about all that -- here's your opportunity to be able to say, with an absolutely straight face, that you possess a first edition of the Bible, signed by Moses! Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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61 (Hornbeck, James S., senior editor) Motels, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: An Architectural Record Book
New York F.W. Dodge Corporation (c.1953) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dj 
[bumping and light fraying to cloth at base of spine, otherwise just a bit of wear to book at edges and corners; jacket soiled, semi-circular piece torn away from top right corner of front panel, various other small nicks and chips, mostly along top edge]. (B&W photographs, drawings, floor plans, etc.) "This informative new book presents for the first time in one place a detailed study of physical design in motels, hotels, restaurants and bars, and graphically shows the important relationship between good design and good business. Presented in these pages are 518 illustrations and plans of successful establishments, where well-planned and practical design has paid off in flourishing trade and satisfied clientele. Each case study is profusely illustrated with interior and exterior photographs, with detailed floor plans and structural diagrams also included." It should be noted that the examples chosen are international in scope, not confined merely to the U.S. If you are a fan of mid-century architecture and design, flipping through this book will make you swoon -- and then get all depressed that you can no longer go out and actually see some of these long-vanished gems, e.g. Carl's Sea Air Motel in Santa Monica (when U.S. 1 was still called the "Roosevelt Highway"). Several of the California motels featured here were photographed for this volume by Julius Shulman. 
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62 (Hurd, Jud, ed.) CARTOONIST PROfiles (March 1990)
Westport CT CARTOONIST PROfiles Inc. 1990 (No. 164) Magazine Fine 
[nice clean copy with no significant wear]. (cartoon illustrations, B&W photographs) Featured in this issue: an article by cartoonist Jerry Scott, about the construction of a giant "Nancy" balloon for use in parades; an interview with Jay Kennedy, the Comics Editor of King Features Syndicate (including King's submission guidelines, in detail); an article by editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, about publishing a book of cartoons; an interview with magazine cartoonist Glenn Bernhardt; a discussion about the creation of the then-new "Baby Blues" strip by its creators, Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman; a review of Chuck Jones's autobiography, "Chuck Amuck"; an article by Jake Vest, about his "That's Jake" feature; an article about his views on cartooning by "Beetle Bailey" creator Mort Walker. All this stuff is interesting, of course, but in some ways the coolest thing in this issue is almost a throwaway: a brief article about the first-ever class in the Character Animation Program at CalArts, accompanied by a full-page group photo of the class taken in April 1976, including a number of people who would go on to major careers in animation, notably Pixar founder John Lasseter and directors Brad Bird and John Musker. 
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63 (International Center of Photography) Handy, Ellen, curator Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection
Boston Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company (c.1999) 0-8212-2625-8 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book is tight, clean, as-new; jacket shows just a bit of surface handling wear]. (B&W/color photographs) "Published on the occasion of ICP's twenty-fifth anniversary, [this book] provides an innovative look at the diversity of the photographic medium. The selection displays great strength in documentary photography and photojournalism, as well as a marvelous range of fine art, commercial, and vernacular photography. It presents the work of such masters as Richard Avedon, Weegee, Cindy Sherman, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfredo Jaar, Ansel Adams, and Irving Penn alongside that of lesser known and anonymous photographers. [It] provides a delightfully unconventional compendium of the infinitely varying viewpoints of its many practitioners." Preface by Willis E. Hartshorn. Essays by Anne Hollander, Diane Johnson, Ann Lauterbach, and Charles Simic. Introduction by Ellen Handy. 
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64 (Johnson, Pete, ed.) Word of Mouth; a monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records - Volume 1, 1983
Burbank CA Warner Bros. Records 1983 NO Nos. 1-11 Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket) [black buckram binding with light external wear; title embossed black-on-black on front cover and spine]. (B&W halftone photographs, graphics) Complete year (Vol. 1, No. 2 was dated February-March) of this "cheap monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records directed at retail, radio, club and college communities," with a stated aim "to draw attention to current and upcoming projects associated with WB and to do so with a fair degree of accuracy." Strictly promotional stuff, presented in a self-conscious and occasionally straining-to-be-"hip" tone, but with occasional items of genuine interest, such as: an article by Rickie Lee Jones discussing her 10-inch disk "Girl at Her Volcano"; a short discussion by David Byrne of the Talking Heads album "Speaking in Tongues"; a "mystery novella" by T-Bone Burnett; an interview with John Hiatt; and best of all, in the final issue of the year (expanded to 12 pages from the usual 8), a longish (4-page) interview with David Lee Roth and a double-page Van Halen calendar for 1984 (or rather, MCMLXXXIV)! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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65 (Johnson, Pete, ed.) Word of Mouth; a monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records - Volume III, 1985
Burbank CA Warner Bros. Records 1983 NO Nos. 1-10 Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket) [black buckram binding with light external wear; title embossed black-on-black on front cover and spine]. (B&W halftone photographs, graphics) Complete year (presuming there was no December issue) of this "cheap monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records directed at retail, radio, club and college communities," with a stated aim "to draw attention to current and upcoming projects associated with WB and to do so with a fair degree of accuracy." Strictly promotional stuff, presented in a self-conscious and occasionally straining-to-be-"hip" tone, but with occasional items of genuine interest, such as: an interview with David Lee Roth; an article about John Fogerty and his "Centerfield" album; "Chris Isaak Talks To Himself" (a self-interview); an article, "Exploring the Music of Peter Ivers"; an account of a brief and unexpected visit to the Warner Bros. lot by Prince; an interview with the members of ZZ Top; etc. [NOTES: most issues are 8 pages in length; issue no. 1 is mistakenly dated January 1984, and has the first 4 pages and the last 4 pages bound in opposite directions (i.e. the issue has two front covers); issue no. 4 is dated April-May; there is no December issue.] 
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66 (Johnson, R. Stanley, text) Pablo Picasso: Lithographs and Linocuts 1945-1964 (Catalogue No. 135)
Chicago R.S. Johnson Fine Art 1998 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[very light rubbing to covers, teensy bumping to a couple of corners of the rear cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece, art reproductions) Contains 38 full-page reproductions of Picasso's lithographs (18, in black and white) and linocuts (20, in color), plus a few additional illustrations accompanying the introductory essay, "Historical Perspectives: Lithography and the Linocut," by R. Stanley Johnson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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67 (Kavanagh, Gerard, ed.) Street and Smith's Official Yearbook 1982: Baseball (42nd Year) [cover: Fernando Valenzuela]
New York Conde Nast Publications 1982 NO 42nd Annual Magazine Near Fine 
[minor rubbing to cover, long diagonal crease in rear cover; in all other respects a very nice item]. (B&W photographs) Venerable annual rundown of the year's prospects in baseball, mostly at the Major League level but also including a discussion of the minor leagues (focusing on hot prospects bound for the majors) and college baseball. Major stories on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, then heading into his first full year (after the strike-shortened 1981 season); Pete Rose ("Climbing High on the Hit List"); father-son and brother combos in the World Series. Includes a recap of the glorious 1981 World Series, in which the Dodgers whupped the Yankees. 
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68 (Ketcham, Hank) Dennis the Menace (no. 60, July 1962)
Meriden CT Hallden Division of Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1962 NO (No. 60) Stapled wraps Very Good 
[significant edgewear, creasing; binding (staples) still holding]. This issue's stories and features include: "Dennis and the Elephantom"; Dennis gets a haircut, to the consternation of the barbers; "A Grampa Story" (a non DtM story featuring a brother and a sister and their grandfather); two pages of "Tricky Treats" puzzles; Dennis drives his father crazy at a miniature golf course. The inside front cover feature, "The Cookie Jar," highlight's Scott Jackson, winner of the Atlanta Journal contest as "the youngster who did and said something most like Dennis the Menace." [NOTE that our cataloging software is designed for books, not comic books, so the indicated condition should be regarded as an "Overstreet approximation," and is probably on the conservative side.] 
Price: 8.00 USD
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69 (Ketcham, Hank) Dennis the Menace (no. 61, August 1962): Dennis the Menace at the Rodeo
Meriden CT Hallden Division of Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1962 NO (No. 61) Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[light edgewear; staples tight; rear cover shows light soiling and minor diagonal crease at top corner]. Dennis raises havoc at the "California Rodeo." In addition to the primary story, this issue includes: four photographs of unidentified rodeo performers in action on the inside front cover; four coloring pages (not colored in); an article, "World's Youngest Rodeo Champ," about Jim Rodriguez, Jr.; a page of "Rodeo Lingo.". [NOTE that our cataloging software is designed for books, not comic books, so the indicated condition should be regarded as an "Overstreet approximation," and is probably on the conservative side.] 
Price: 12.00 USD
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70 (Ketcham, Hank) Dennis the Menace (no. 59, May 1962)
Meriden CT Hallden Division of Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1962 NO (No. 59) Stapled wraps Very Good- 
[significant edgewear, creasing; cover a little loose, center page partly detached, some internal tears]. This issue's stories and features include: Dennis bedevils his father during Spring cleaning; a two-page short story, "Horn on the Mountain"; a four-page story in which Margaret tries in vain to get Dennis to say he likes her; "A Grampa Story" (a non DtM story in which a grandfather tells the story of Rip Van Winkle to his grandchildren, a brother and a sister); "Dennis vs. the Dentist" (who wins, d'ya think?). The inside front cover feature, "The Cookie Jar," is about "Dennis the Menace Playground" in Midland, Texas. [NOTE that our cataloging software is designed for books, not comic books, so the indicated condition should be regarded as an "Overstreet approximation," and is probably on the conservative side.] 
Price: 6.00 USD
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71 (Ketcham, Hank) Dennis the Menace (Giant) (no. 50, Summer 1967): Dennis the Menace at the Circus
Meriden CT Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1967 NO (No. 50) Stapled wraps Fine+ 
[nice copy, spine square, light wear at corners; cover bright and unblemished]. Dennis raises havoc at the circus. In addition to the primary story, this issue includes: B&W photographs of circus acts on both inside covers; four photographs of unidentified rodeo performers in action on the inside front cover; six pages of circus-themed games and puzzles; a 10-page "Circus Quiz" section. [NOTE that our cataloging software is designed for books, not comic books, so the indicated condition should be regarded as an "Overstreet approximation," and is probably on the conservative side.] 
Price: 18.00 USD
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72 (Krohn, Bill) King of the B's: A Retrospective of the Films of Edgar G. Ulmer [program/poster]
Los Angeles UCLA Film Archives in association with Goethe Institute Los Angeles [1983] Ephemera Very Good 
[light handling wear, a little soiling to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Full program for a retrospective of the work of the now-acclaimed (but then still pretty obscure) B-movie master, Edgar G. Ulmer, held at UCLA from October 6 through December 15, 1983. This item, printed on both sides of an 18" x 23" sheet and folded into sixths, doubles as a poster: on one side is the primary graphic for the event (including a photo of Ulmer himself) and the schedule of film screenings, with brief credits and notes on each film; on the other is a brief but erudite essay about Ulmer's work by Bill Krohn, plus information on a series of four seminars held in conjunction with the film screenings. The first major retrospective ever presented of Ulmer's films, this was a watershed event in the modern revival and re-assessment of his ouevre; for my part, I remember with great pleasure the appearance, at the opening-night screening of DETOUR, of the film's screenwriter Martin Goldsmith (who also wrote the original novel) and Ulmer's widow and collaborator (as script supervisor) Shirley Ulmer. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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73 (Langlois, Henri, Lotte Eisner, et al.) Musée du cinéma Henri Langlois
Paris Editions Cinémathèque Française 1984 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[bottom right corner moderately bumped, very slight corner crease at upper right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) Extensively-illustrated guide to the numerous treasures gathered (some would say hoarded) by Henri Langlois (1914-1977) during his long and sometimes controversial tenure as director of the Cinémathèque Française, which he had co-founded with Georges Franju and Jean Mitry in 1936. The text, entirely in French, contains: an introduction by his longtime colleague, the German-French film critic, historian and archivist Lotte Eisner; an article about Langlois by Glenn Myrent and Georges-Patrick Langlois; and two articles by Langlois himself, "300 années de cinématographie" and "60 ans d'Art Cinématographique." The photograph of Langlois on the rear cover is by Henri Cartier-Bresson. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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74 (Lindsay, Michael, ed.) Cinema [magazine] [1969] [cover: Federico Fellini]
Beverly Hills CA Spectator International [1969] NO (Vol. 5, No. 3) Periodical Near Fine 
[a very nice copy, with just the teensiest bit of wear at bottom edge of front cover; plenty would call it Fine, but I'm too Finicky]. (B&W photographs) A terrific issue of this important (and well-designed) critical film journal. Contents include: "Fellini on Fellini on Satyricon" (including an interview with the filmmaker); an interview with Jeanne Moreau; an article (by Paul Schrader) on Sam Peckinpah and THE WILD BUNCH, which also discusses Peckinpah's earlier films; "Four-in-One Cinema" (about the opening of a chain of multiplexes in England); an interview with Arthur Penn; program information on a Fritz Lang retrospective at the L.A. County Museum of Art; "previews" of THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (Sam Peckinpah), THE STERILE CUCKOO (Alan J. Pakula), MAROONED (John Sturges); reviews of EASY RIDER ( Dennis Hopper), MIDNIGHT COWBOY (John Schlesinger), IF... (Lindsay Anderson), ALICE'S RESTAURANT (Arthur Penn). 
Price: 45.00 USD
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75 (Luna, Ruben D., owner and publisher) Tijuana Shopping News - issue of April 22, 1938
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Ruben D. Luna 1938 (Number 159th) Stapled wraps Very Good 
(bound with a single staple in the center of the spine) [age-browned and somewhat fragile due to cheap pulp paper, but otherwise in quite nice shape, with just one little tear at the rear hinge, and a diagonal section across the top corner of the front cover that's a little extra-browned]. (advertisements) 12-page advertising handout, touting the many excellent (and duty-free) bargains to be had by "Mr. Tourist" in the fine shopping emporia just over the border in Tijuana. Issued with "the approval of the Tijuana National Chamber of Commerce," the array of goods advertised in its pages runs the gamut: Oriental rugs, lounging robes, briar pipes, cashmere sweaters, French perfumes, German cameras, silk and rayon pajamas, Swiss watches, and more! The entire issue consists of advertisements, except for the editorial/advisory matter (explaining, among other things, the $100 limitation on goods to be taken back into the U.S.) which appears on the front page under the headline "Tijuana Offers the Best Merchandise," and promises that the reader/shopper will find in the city "a veritable Exposition of articles from all parts of the world which can be obtained at prices astoundingly low." There are large ads for Mexicali Beer (advising the buyer to accept no imitations, and to "have bottles opened in your presence"), a bookstore called "Cultura" (offering "Spanish translations of the best foreign writers"), the Original Caesar's Cafe and Restaurant, and of course a couple of marriage and divorce bureaus. An ephemeral publication if there ever was one (and the survival of a never-been-folded example is all the more remarkable); an OCLC search turns up absolutely nothing, although it's entirely possible that there are special collections holdings, in Mexico or elsewhere, of this publication. But I wouldn't bet my last tamale on it. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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76 (Mallow, Suni, and H. Whitney Bailey, eds.) Filmmakers Newsletter (October 1974) [cover: CALIFORNIA SPLIT]
New York SunCraft International Inc. 1974 (Vol. 7, No. 12) Magazine Very Good+ 
[minor wear to extremities, light rubbing to covers]. (B&W photographs, ads) This issue's highlights include: an interview with director Robert Altman about the making of his film CALIFORNIA SPLIT, with an additional sidebar interview entitled "An Altman Sampler," in which he speaks about other topics and films, notably M*A*S*H and IMAGES; an interview with Tony Frangakis about the making of his film PHOS, a 20-minute religious-themed drama shot entirely in Greece (with Greek actors and dialogue), although intended for American audiences; and a fairly lengthy interview with master matte artist Albert Whitlock. As usual with this publication, the bulk of the magazine is devoted to techy news of interest to filmmakers (much of it concerning 8mm and videotape formats), product reviews, reviews of technical film books, etc. There's also quite a long recap of that year's Cannes Film Festival, by Betty Jeffries Demby. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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77 (Maltz, Albert, et al.) Burnett, Whit, and Martha Foley, eds. Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (September 1937) [includes "Hotel Raleigh, the Bowery" by Maltz]
New York Story Magazine, Inc. 1937 NO (Vol. XI, No. 62) Magazine Very Good 
[light soiling to covers, otherwise a nice clean copy with a good firm binding]. Contains the following stories: the novella "Hotel Raleigh, the Bowery" (by Albert Maltz, called "a new writer of importance" on the magazine's cover); "Young American Couple" (Griffith Beems); "Rome Was Not Built in a Day" (Alice Weber); "Captain Postovov" (Carl Jacobs); "The Willow Tree" (Frances Frost); "The Pond" (R.F. Baum); "An Incident of Violence, Complete" (Mort Friedlander). In addition, editor Burnett's feature, "Words on the Wing," discusses author Jesse Stuart at some length (including a full-length photo), with additional interesting anecdotal material about Wallace Stegner and Ludwig Bemelmans, and a lengthy quotation from a letter by William Saroyan, commenting on all sorts of things. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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78 (Marsden, Michael T., and John G. Nachbar, eds.) The Journal of Popular Film and Television (Winter 1984)
Washington DC Heldref Publications 1984 (Vol. 11, No. 4) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear, blemished only by removal of subscription mailing label from rear cover]. (B&W photographs, graphics) Articles: "Clean Boys in Bright Uniforms: The Rehabilitation of the U.S. Military in Films Since 1978" by Claude J. Smith Jr.; "Finding an Audience: SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS" by Brenda Wineapple; "How Howard Hawks Brought BABY Up: An Apologia for the Studio System" by Richard B. Jewell (about the production of BRINGING UP BABY); "The Myth That Wouldn't Go Away: Selling Out in Hollywood" by Tom Dardis; a review/essay of the book "The Shape of Rage: The Films of David Cronenberg." Also in this issue: a poem by C.J. Charles entitled "Goodbye, Greta Garbo"; several book reviews; an index to Volume 11 of the journal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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79 (Marsden, Michael T., and John G. Nachbar, eds.) The Journal of Popular Film and Television (Fall 1980) [cover: Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas in THE CHINA SYNDROME]
Washington DC Heldref Publications 1980 (Vol. 8, No. 3) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear, very slight scarring to rear cover from removal of subscription mailing label]. (B&W photographs, graphics) Articles: "Mass Mediated Images: The Force of Television in THE CHINA SYNDROME" by Brian Rose; "West Craven: An Interview" by Tony Williams; "Dancing the Depression: Narrative Strategy in the Astaire-Rogers Films" by J.P. Telotte; "Hold It! Women in Television Adventure Series" by Sumiko Higashi (discusses CHARLIE'S ANGELS, POLICE WOMAN, WONDER WOMAN and THE BIONIC WOMAN); "Movie Mecca of the South: Jacksonville, Florida, as an Early Rival to Hollywood" by Richard Alan Nelson. Also includes a poem, "The Viewer" by Neal Bowers, and a discussion (by John Schultheiss) of the work of director Mitchell Leisen -- which is headlined as an "annotated filmography," but is really just an extended essay with lists of films interspersed. (In other words, it does *not* include credits for the individual films, nor is every film discussed in depth.) 
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80 (Mellencamp, Patricia, ed.) Cine-Tracts, A Journal of Film and Cultural Studies (Winter 1981) [whole issue no. 12] The Film Body
Montreal Cine-Tracts 1981 NO (Vol. 3, No. 4) Periodical Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, the faintest bit of soiling to mostly-white covers]. (B&W photographs) "The Film Body" is the theme of the issue. Contents: "Made in the Fade" by Patricia Mellencamp; "Film Body: An Implantation of Perversions" by Linda Williams; "The Economics of U.S. Film Exhibition Policy and Practice" by Douglas Gomery; "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Conditions of Reception" by Michael Budd; "Theatre and Cinema: The Scopic Drive, The Detestable Screen, and More of the Same" by Herbert Blau. 
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81 (Melody Sumner, Kathleen Burch, and Michael Sumner, eds.) The guests go in to supper. John Cage, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Charles Amirkhanian, Michael Peppe, K. Atchley
Oakland CA Burning Books 1986 0-936050-05-5 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[a clean and solid book, moderate edgewear to covers, especially along spine, a couple of minor creases at edges of rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W graphics) "This book is a compilation of the texts, scores, and ideas of seven American composers who use words as an integral part of their compositions. The composers featured in this book currently live in the United States, and perform their own works. Each chapter includes the text of new work in the form of libretto or lyrics, often with complete score. Also included are interviews with each composer about her or his ideas on music, daily life, consciousness, the future, and possibilities." ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** 
Price: 25.00 USD
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82 (National Baseball Hall of Fame) Ralph, John J., ed. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 1999 Yearbook [60th Anniversary issue]
Cooperstown NY National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (c.1999) NO First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, minor handling wear]. (color/B&W photographs) This issue of the Hall of Fame's annual publication celebrated the Hall's 60th anniversary, so in addition to paying tribute to the year's inductees (Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount, Orlando Cepeda, umpire Nestor Chylak, manager Frank Selee, and Negro Leagues standout Joe Williams) it also includes brief blurbs (with photos) of all 244 members. Also: an interview with Tom Seaver; a short article about Joe DiMaggio; and various features highlighting different aspects of the Hall's founding (in 1939) and history. 
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83 (no author) Commemorative Book: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, San Marcos, California
San Marcos CA (Unknown) 1991 NO First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, mild edgewear, some rubbing to covers]. (B&W/color photographs) 276-page book celebrating the Consecration of this Serbian Orthodox Church, with many photographs and advertisements. Much of the book is not in English (looks like Russian to my eyes), but there are some English-language sections devoted to the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and to the history of Serbia itself. (Most of the photo captions are not in English.) 
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84 (none) Art Studio Life Magazine (July-August 1926) [cover: Mlle. Ledova]
Wilmington DE All-Arts Group, Inc. 1926 NO (Vol. 1, No. 8) Periodical Very Good- Illustrated by (cover photo) Jas. W. Pondelicek 
[some small tears and chips at edges of covers, but generally a decent copy, covers attached, no loose pages, internally very clean]. (B&W photographs) A curious mix of short articles of vaguely artsy interest, liberally interlaced with photos of naked women in vaguely artsy poses. There are profiles of movie stars (Reginald Denny, Colleen Moore), of course, and short pieces with titles like "The Bathing Suit Idea" and "In the Field of Highway Construction" (I don't quite get the artsy angle on that one, either). A particularly interesting article is "Cartoonists Organize; Professionals and Amateurs Unite in A.A.C.C." -- which is illustrated (facing page) by a photo of "Jewell LaKota ("Miss Cartoons") in a Winsome Pose" (topless, natch). The various models, showgirls, actresses, etc., who grace these pages are generally attractive (albeit in that sometimes chunky Twenties way) and generally about 1/3 undraped; my favorite double-page spread has Mlle. Bennett of the Keith-Albee Vaudeville Circuit opposite a reproduction of a painting of Pope Leo XIII. It's all Art, baby! 
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85 (O'Flaherty, Liam, et al.) Burnett, Whit, ed. Story: The Magazine of the Short Story (November-December 1947)
New York Story Magazine, Inc. 1947 NO (Vol. XXXI, No. 127) Magazine Good 
[a decent clean copy, with small tears in binding at top and bottom of spine, and a vertical crease in middle of front cover]. Contains the following stories: "The Infamous Mansion" (Richard Coleman); "Two Lovely Beasts" (Liam O'Flaherty); "The Green Palms" (Robert Payne); "The Open-minded Pagleighs" (Evelyn Gustafsson); "Santa Comes to Manheim" (Gertrude K. Bakst); "The Good Deeds" (Jeb Stuart); "The Collapse of Lt. Col. Thornton" (John Mulliken); "The Apple Tree" (James Neugass); "Christmas Morning" (George Loveridge); "First Scout" (T.K. Brown III). 
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86 (Peter A. Myerson, ed.) Brigitte - Vol. 1, No. 1 [magazine devoted to Brigitte Bardot]
New York Dell Publishing Co., Inc. (c.1958) (Vol. 1, No. 1) Magazine Very Good+ 
[a few tiny nicks at edges and corners of front cover, very light surface wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) The first issue (was there a second?) of a magazine-format publication about the "strange life of the sex kitten," as the front-cover banner has it. Covers her childhood, her meeting (and breakup) with Roger Vadim, her various leading men, all kinds of information about what she's "really like" (uh-huh), her movies, etc. The last section includes a gallery of "Brigitte's best pin-ups -- at every age -- from every point of view." 
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87 (Petty, George) Petty; a Portfolio from Esquire
[Chicago] Esquire, Inc. (c.1937) NO Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(black boards with plastic-comb binding at top edge) [moderate wear to extremities, a little more so at spine ends (plastic-comb binding fully intact), minor scraping along left edge of front cover; internally Fine] (color drawings) Artist George Petty (1894-1975) was responsible for the promulgation of a certain idealized vision of American womanhood -- statuesque, beautifully dressed (or semi-dressed, or undressed), sexy and naughty yet just innocent enough to avoid anything more than a faint whiff of sluttiness -- during the 1930s and 1940s, primarily in the pages of Esquire, the publication with which his name will forever be linked. It was Petty whose style exemplified the attitude of the "Magazine for Men," with his Girls serving as Objects of Slightly Distant Desire for the variously-aged and usually less-attractive Lotharios and Sugar Daddies who coveted their well-displayed charms. The sleek and elegant Petty Girls were also a perfect visual complement to the Art Deco/Streamline Moderne architectural and design styles that flourished in this country during the 1930s, and also made a significant contribution to pin-up iconography. (Petty Girls were often painted on the nosecones of American aircraft during World War II.) For over twenty years, it seemed like the Petty Girl was everywhere: not just in Esquire and other magazines, but in advertisements, recruiting posters and billboards. Petty's work overlapped with that of Alberto Vargas, whose depictions of even more statuesque females also appeared in Esquire during much of the 1940s, and enjoyed a 1960s/1970s revival in the pages of Playboy. This volume reproduces 24 of Petty's full-page cartoons in full color, with the original captions. 
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88 (Pyle, Howard); Johnson, Merle, comp. Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy concerning the Buccaneers & Marooners of the Spanish Main: From the writing & Pictures of Howard Pyle
New York/London Harper & Brothers [1930] (c.1921) NO 14th printing (L-E) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by Howard Pyle 
[moderate wear to spine ends and bottom corners, private library stamp on front pastedown; jacket has quite a few small tears along the top and bottom edges (nothing too serious, and with very little paper loss), partial rubber-stamp (same private library stamp) visible near bottom of front panel, a few tiny black crayon marks on rear panel]. (color and B&W plates; line drawings) A collection of Pyle's pirate stories and his vivid, iconic images of the buccaneers themselves, all brilliantly evoking the "roistering, adventurous, daredevil spirit" of these "cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main." Merle Johnson's assessment of Pyle's significance, in his Foreword, is spot-on: "It is improbable that anyone else will ever bring his combination of interest and talent to the depiction of these old-time Pirates, any more than there could be a second Remington to paint the now extinct Indians and gun-fighters of the Great West." In addition to the 36 listed plates (25 in black & white, 11 in color), the book also contains three smaller illustrations (one in black & white, two in color) tipped onto pages 3, 232 and 239, and there are numerous smaller drawings sprinkled throughout the text. If you can flip through this book without slipping into pirate arrrgghh-got, you've got more self-control than I do, matey. 
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89 (Quant, Mary) Quant by Quant
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1966 NO First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon 
[light soiling to top edge of text block, no other significant wear, one-time owner's ink signature at top of ffep; jacket a bit edgeworn, with remnants of an old (mostly removed) label on the front panel]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the noted fashion designer, who opened a shop called "Bazaar" in London's King's Road in 1955 and, "unable to find the kind of clothes that she wanted for her shop, she started making them herself." She soon found herself in the vanguard of a revitalized British fashion industry, and by the early 1960s was already one of its top designers, and well on the way to becoming a fashion icon on a par with Chanel and Dior. Although claims once made for her as the inventor of the miniskirt have largely been discounted (including by Quant herself), she did give it its name, after her favorite make of automobile. She was appointed OBE at the age of 32, the same year this book was published in America; much later she wrote a second autobiography, published in 2011. 
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90 (Quigley, Martin, ed.) The Motion Picture Almanac: Reference Book of the Industry: 1931
New York The Quigley Publishing Company (c.1931) 3rd Annual Hardcover Good 
(quarter-bound, paper over boards; no dust jacket, as issued, but now protected with a custom-fitted clear mylar jacket) [binding solid, hinges intact, internally clean; covers are edgeworn, moderately scraped and soiled; spine lettering faded to unreadability]. (B&W photographs, ads, graphics) Comprehensive compendium of everything, and I mean everything, to do with the movie biz: people, companies, theaters, organizations, regulations, statistics galore, texts of industry contracts, legal decisions, technical advancements, equipment suppliers, film releases 1929-31, etc. etc. The biographical sections alone are amazingly comprehensive, with resumes (including vital statistics) for the following groups: Production and Studio Executives (Uncle Carl Laemmle was 5 ft. 2 in. tall and weighed 140 lbs., didja know?); Feminine Players; Male Players; Directors; Writers; Cameramen, Art Directors, Etc.; Home Office Executives; Advertising and Publicity; Fan and Trade Press; Motion Picture Editors (at newspapers and magazines, not film editors); Music and Talent (an incredible section, with bios of organists, m.c.'s, musical conductors, comedians, singers, etc.); Song Writers; and Music Publishers. There's also an amazing list (no biographical details, just names) of "Presentation Acts," arranged both alphabetically and by classification: aerialists, contortionists, impersonators, roller skaters, whistlers, and so much more! (If nothing else, these lists are a reminder of just how many entertainers of all stripes, outside the immediate sphere of Hollywood itself, were employed in the exhibition end of the motion picture business.) All M.P. Almanacs from these early years (this title began publication in 1929) are remarkably scarce. 
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91 (Robert Crumb, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, and others) Zap Comix, No. 5
[Berkeley CA] Apex Novelties [1970] First Edition Comic Book Very Good 
[moderate edgewear, slight dog-earing and short diagonal creasing at bottom right corner of front cover; binding (staples) intact; graded by book standards, not comic-book guidelines]. (comic strip/cartoon drawings) Contents include: "Those Fabulous Furry Frreak Brothers" by Gilbert Shelton; "Bludgeon Funnies!" by Robert Williams; " "Lester Gass: The Midnight" by S. Clay Wilson; "Mr. Natural" by R. Crumb; "Wonder Wart-Hog's Believe It or Leave It!" by Gilbert Shelton; "Ruby the Dyke Meets Weedman" by S. Clay Wilson; "The Adventurres of Fuzzy the Bunny" by Robert & Charles Crumb; "Coochy Cooty in 'Docil Days'" by Robert Williams. (50 cent cover price, denoting the first printing.) 
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92 (Rosenkrantz, Linda, ed.) Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]
New York Auction Communications, Inc. 1971 (Vol. IV, No. 6) Magazine Very Good+ 
[very light external wear, approximately a 1/2" split at bottom of binding]. (B&W photographs, ads) In this issue: "Going, Going West," an article about the current auction market in Southern California, with special mention of the opening of Sotheby-Parke-Bernet's first permanent auction house in Los Angeles (their first venture of which was the 1971 sale of props from 20th Century-Fox); "The Hazards of Collecting Chinese Paintings, and How to Avoid Them," by Wango Weng; "Collecting Period Furniture [Part] 2: The Golden Age of Cabinet Making," by John Smith; "The Norman Rockwell of the Pagans, or The Return of Alma-Tadema: The Candid Cameraman Collects," an article discussing the current marketplace for the paintings of Alta-Tadema, with a focus on the collection of Allen ("Candid Camera") Funt, then the leading collector of the artist's work. The 6-foot champagne glass pictured on the cover (containing Mitchum and MacLaine), one of the props to be sold in the Fox auction, was used in the film WHAT A WAY TO GO! 
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93 (Schrader, Paul, ed.) Cinema [magazine] (issue no. 31) (Spring 1972) [Preston Sturges special supplement]
Beverly Hills CA Spectator International 1972 NO (Vol. 7, No. 2) Periodical Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, faint handling wear only]. (B&W photographs) The primary feature of this issue is a center section devoted to the work of writer/director Preston Sturges. Also: a discussion/analysis of STRAW DOGS (Sam Peckinpah); a joint discussion of Arrabal's VIVA LA MUERTE ("a wretched failure of a film") and Alejandro Jodorowsky's EL TOPO ("the fevered work of a genuinely audacious imagination"); a couple of articles devoted to Akira Kurosawa's DODES'KA-DEN, including an interview with the director and a black-and-white reproduction of a poster for the film, drawn by him; a "Guide to Christian Metz" (then the Next Big Star of film analysis, God help us); a discussion of LE BOUCHER (Claude Chabrol); reviews of THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE (Walon Green) and TRASH (Paul Morrisey); and a discussion (with bibliography) of the critical writings of Raymond Durgnat. 
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94 (Shaw, Sam, photographs) Ballantine Books presents Marilyn Monroe as The Girl; the candid picture-story of the making of "The Seven Year Itch." Photographs by Sam Shaw. Foreword by George Axelrod.
New York Ballantine Books (c.1955) NO First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[quite a decent copy, a bit of edgewear to the covers; the binding is intact and the spine uncreased, although about 7/16" of the spine surface has peeled off at the base and there's a one-inch closed tear along the bottom rear hinge]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) A paperback original, and a wonderful photo-essay by Sam Shaw of the production of Billy Wilder's THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. As the cover promises, there are "over 100 exclusive photographs," not scene stills but off-camera and candid shots, the great majority of which feature MM herself -- including, of course, one of the most iconic shots in the history of cinema, Marilyn standing above the NYC subway grate. (The shooting of that sequence -- said to have been suggested for the film by Shaw himself -- is documented here in a series of thirteen shots.) Shaw was unquestionably one of the most talented of the many photographers who trained a lens on Marilyn during her meteoric career as the world's #1 sex symbol. 
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95 (Shay, Don, and Ray Cabana Jr., eds.) Kaleidoscope - Vol. 2, No. 2 (1966) [cover: Buster Crabbe in FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE]
East Longmeadow MA Ray Cabana, Jr. (c.1966) (Vol. 2, No. 2) Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[minor handling wear only, slight age-toning to covers]. (B&W photographs, graphics) This entire issue of this serious-minded (but short-lived) movie fanzine is devoted to actor Buster Crabbe -- famous to movie serial audiences of the 1930s as both Flash Gordon AND Buck Rogers (what are the odds?), and who also was an Olympic gold medalist AND one of the many screen Tarzans -- who is described in an introductory note as "the childhood hero of at least half of our staff." An exclusive interview with Crabbe takes up most of the magazine, which also includes a detailed filmography. An indispensible item for any serious Crabbeian (you know who you are). 
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96 (Shepherd, Jean, introduction) The Night People's Guide to New York: A Darien House Project
New York Bantam Books 1965 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice tight copy with light to moderate wear at edges and corners]. Mass Market PB (maps) "It's four o'clock in the morning, and you'd like to play a fast game of billiards and cash a check. Before this unique book was published, you might have had a devil of a time. But now....the whole city after dark is at your command, ready to satisfy your every pleasure and your every need!" Neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to the city, geared "for the convenience of the person out at night," with separate directories (for bakeries, food stores, bookstores, barbers, restaurants, etc.) for each. The individual business directories often include the names of the proprietors (or maybe just the friendliest employees) -- e.g., at Rapoport's (on 2nd Avenue near 6th), you're advised to "ask for Adolph." On page 10 is a rundown of all the individuals who contributed to the book. The introduction is by Jean Shepherd, who advises the reader: "Do not expect to be welcomed to New York. It will simply envelop you and will shed no tears when you leave." A paperback original, and very uncommon. 
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97 (Silke, James R., ed.) Cinema [magazine] [1962] [first issue]
Hollywood CA James R. Silke [1962] NO (Vol. 1, No. 1) Periodical Very Good 
[some scuffing/rubbing to covers, moderate wear along spine, very slight damage at very top of spine; still a decent, clean copy]. (B&W photographs, graphics) The debut issue of what eventually (after some growing pains and various format changes) became one of the leading American critical film journals of its day, producing a total of 36 issues before petering out in the mid-1970s. The first issue looks more than a bit tentative, however; an editorial note describes it as "a graphic magazine of information on the diverse world of film entertainment," but its graphic design overwhelms its very thin editorial content. The features of this issue, such as they are, are primarily pictorial: "On Location with LAWRENCE OF ARABIA"; "The Pagan Bardot," a rather silly feature with drawings (by Guy Deel) of Brigitte Bardot costumed (or not) as various legendary ladies (Cleopatra, Theodora, Venus, etc.); a 7-page spread on EL CID; a two-page spread about John Cassavetes, with a few pithy quotes but not much else; a pictorial feature on the women characters' costumes in KING OF KINGS; brief "previews" of 16 upcoming releases. It's worth mentioning that noted photographer William Claxton is credited on the masthead as "Feature Photographer," although the magazine contains only one photograph (a sort of artsy shot of Cassavetes) attributed to him. 
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98 (Silke, James R., ed.) Cinema [magazine] (July 1964) [cover: Sue Lyon]
Hollywood CA Spectator International 1964 (Vol. 2, No. 2) Magazine Near Fine 
[no significant wear, very light soiling to covers]. (B&W photographs) The feature stories in this issue are: Charlton Heston's BEN-HUR diaries; "What is a Film?" by director Samuel Fuller; and an article about old-time character actors. Includes pictorial features on John Ford's CHEYENNE AUTUMN, Martin Ritt's THE OUTRAGE, and Jack Cardiff's THE LONG SHIPS, and a "picture essay" on actress Sue Lyon, with photography by William Claxton (who also did the cover shot). There are several pages of various news bits relating to international cinema (with pages devoted exclusively to France, Italy and Japan), and brief reviews of about a dozen films, among them THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Ingmar Bergman's THE SILENCE, BECKET, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THE CARPETBAGGERS. 
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99 (Silke, James R., ed.) Cinema [magazine] (October-November 1964) [cover: Jackie Lane]
Northridge CA Spectator International 1964 NO (Vol. 2, No. 3) Periodical Very Good+ 
[some rubbing to covers, minor edgewear]. (B&W photographs) A real potpourri of an issue, reflecting (somewhat haphazardly) the editor's stated ambition to put out "the most current, stylish and valid magazine on movies in the world." Included here: a first-hand report (by editor Silke) of the production of Sam Peckinpah's MAJOR DUNDEE; a "photographic reminiscence" of Gary Cooper, accompanied by an article considering whether he was a great actor or a great star personality (verdict: both); a two-page illustrated profile of actress Jackie Lane (the cover girl), "a modern vamp" then appearing in ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES; an interview with director Fred Zinnemann, about his new film BEHOLD A PALE HORSE; a rather odd photo feature entitled "You Are Cordially Invited To Attend An Orgy," by Peggy Moffitt, illustrated entirely with shots of silent-era stars such as Rudolph Valentino and Betty Blythe in various exotic get-ups. There are several pages of various news bits relating to international cinema (mostly, it seems, as an excuse to a flaunt a little 60s-style cheesecake), and a number of film reviews, including a longish one of Alfred Hitchcock's MARNIE by Peter Bogdanovich. [For collector-completists, please note that this is the *real* Volume 2, Number 3; the next issue had the same designation, in error, on its front cover.] 
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100 (Silke, James R., ed.) Cinema [magazine] (June-July 1963) [cover: Ursula Andress]
Hollywood CA Spectator International [1963] (Vol. 1, No. 4) Magazine Very Good 
[some rubbing to covers, a few annotations on one page]. (B&W photographs) In this issue: an interview with Sam Peckinpah, focusing on RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY; an interview with Shelley Winters regarding her experience filming THE BALCONY and her reaction to the finished film ("I wish they'd lose the negative"); a short article by Harold J. Mirisch about the production of Billy Wilder's IRMA LA DOUCE; an interview with Italian director Franco Rossi; a pictorial feature on Ursula Andress (with photographs by her then-husband John Derek); a discussion of the career of director Tod Browning; and an interview with Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi. There are film-related news blurbs from the international film scene, and brief reviews of 16 current features (including LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and THE GREAT ESCAPE). Worth noting is that photographer William Claxton is listed as a "contributing editor," and his photos illustrate the Shelley Winters and Franco Rossi interviews. 
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