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1 Maltz, Albert Black Pit
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons (c.1935) NO First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [external dampstaining along bottom edges of both covers (interior of book not affected at all), previous owner's signature [see note] on ffep]. Drama about the travails of a group of coal miners in a mining company town in West Virginia, by the future novelist-screenwriter best remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten; blacklisted for over a decade, he also spent ten months in prison for contempt of Congress. While blacklisted, his script for BROKEN ARROW (1950) won the Academy Award as Best Adapted Screenplay, but with another writer credited (Michael Blankfort, fronting for Maltz). In the early 1930s Maltz had been associated for a few years with a group called the Theatre Union, under whose auspices this play was originally presented. (The ownership signature in the front of the book is that of another Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Daniel Taradash.) 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Sklar, George, and Albert Maltz Peace on Earth: An Anti-war Play in 3 Acts
New York Samuel French 1934 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[about 1/2" loss to paper spine covering at top of spine, slight curling to corners of front cover, old stamp on front cover reading "Play Production Library, Ohio Wesleyan University" (no other library markings); text is unmarked except for small pencil check-marks next to nine names in the cast list]. (B&W photo frontispiece) "As produced by The Theatre Union in New York City" in November 1933, this the first play put on by that organization, which stated in its manifesto that it intended to present dramas about the "economic, emotional, and cultural problems that confront the majority of people." It was Maltz's second produced effort for the stage, and ran for sixteen weeks. (His first, "Merry-Go-Round," also co-written with George Sklar, had been filmed by Universal Studios in 1932, providing Maltz with his first taste of Hollywood money.) Brooks Atkinson, reviewing the play for The New York Times, thought it "hysterically written and crudely presented [and] as maudlin as the mob it denounces." Far, far down in the cast list, as printed in the book, in the role of "The Messenger," is one Jules (later John) Garfield. Foreword by Sherwood Anderson 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 (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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4 Wald, Malvin, and Albert Maltz (ed. by Matthew J. Bruccoli) The Naked City: A Screenplay
Carbondale/Edwardsville IL Southern Illinois University Press (c.1979) 0-8093-0910-6 / 9780809309108 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [book is as-new, no discernible wear; jacket slightly bumped at top front corner, otherwise flawless, downgraded from Near Fine only because of the price-clipping]. (Screenplay Library) Series (B&W photographs) Screenplay for the 1948 film, with an lengthy afterword by screenwriter Wald, in which he discusses the genesis, writing and production of the film. Errata sheet laid in at rear of book, the sole purpose of which seems to have been to correct the screenplay credit to put Maltz's name before Wald's. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Maltz, Albert The Way Things Are, and Other Stories
New York International Publishers (c.1938) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
(no dust jacket) [slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, minor bumping/fraying at several other corners, light dust-soiling to top edge; binding solid, internally clean]. Eight short stories, early proletarian fiction by the writer who went on to a relatively successful career as a novelist and screenwriter until he was blacklisted (he was one of the "Hollywood Ten") during the 1950s. Introduction by Michael Gold. The stories are: "Season of Celebration"; "Good-by"; "Incident on a Street Corner"; "The Game"; "A Letter from the Country"; "The Drop-Forge Man"; "The Way Things Are"; and "Man on a Road." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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