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1 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (April 1978) [cover: Houdini]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1978 NO (Vol. III, No. 6) Periodical Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, with just light handling wear, slight bump at top of spine; no marks of any kind, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) The cover story, "The Magician and the Movies" by Erik Barnouw, discusses how old-time magicians "created moving images [and] prepared audiences for the magic of movies." Other feature articles include: "Producers and Publishers: The Book Brothers," about the various linkages (artistic and commercial) between books and movies; "Growing Up with Gloria Jean," a reminiscence by critic Andrew Sarris about "the days when going to the movies was an outing with the family"; a profile of Joseph L. Mankiewicz; an article about the then-current rash of West German films about the Third Reich. The "Dialogue on Film" is with producer/director Sydney Pollack. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (December-January 1977) [cover: KING KONG]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1977 NO (Vol. II, No. 3) Magazine Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, a little wear along spine; no marks, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) Feature articles include: two articles keyed to the KING KONG cover ("Will King Kong Rescue De Laurentiis?," about the remake; "Merian C. Cooper: First King of Kong," by Ron Haver, about the creation of the original 1933 classic); profile of filmmaker Marcel Ophuls; article about the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes"; an article by veteran writer Samson Raphaelson, "Sonny, Cher, and Me," about his unexpected obsession with the pair's variety show. The "Dialogue on Film" is with producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler, and there is a review by Joseph McBride of David Yallop's book "The Day the Laughter Stopped," about the Fatty Arbuckle case. Also includes an index to Volume I of the magazine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (December-January 1978 [cover: Nicola Pagett in "Anna Karenina"]
Washington DC The American Film Institute (c.1977) NO (Vol. III, No. 3) Magazine Very Good 
[nice clean copy, with a couple of small tears adjacent to the lower staple, resulting in a very slight pulling-away of the cover at the spine (although it's still well attached)]. (B&W/color photographs) Feature articles include: "The Legacy of 'Masterpiece Theatre'" (the cover story); a speculative article about the potential for home viewing of newly-released movies; an article about director Don Siegel; "The RKO Years: Orson Welles and Howard Hughes" by Ron Haver (the conclusion of a 2-part article); "The Moyers Style," an article about Bill Moyers's work for "CBS Reports"; David Thomson's ruminations on how movie stars' images are affected by their (often phony) names. The "Dialogue on Film" is with director Peter Bogdanovich. Column entries include an examination of the hot-and-cold enthusiasm of Pauline Kael for the films of Robert Altman, and reminscences about songwriter Johnny Mercer. Also includes an index to Volume II of the magazine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (July-August 1976) [cover: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1976 NO (Vol. I, No. 9) Periodical Very Good+ 
[nice copy, minor edgewear, light soiling at top of front cover, lightly bumped at top of spine; no marks, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) Feature articles include: an article on the making of THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS; an account of the tortured production history of Orson Welles's uncompleted film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (by Joseph McBride); "The Image Makers" (about the great Hollywood portrait photographers); an article on the depiction of train travel in movies of the 1930s and 1940s; an article about "Saturday Night Live." The "Dialogue on Film" features Billy Wilder and his long-time writing partner I.A.L. Diamond. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (June 1977) [cover: Disney's THE RESCUERS]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1977 NO (Vol. II, No. 8) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean magazine, just a touch of wear along spine, very slight bump to top right corner of front cover, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) The cover story, "The Last of the 'Nine Old Men'," celebrates the Disney animators who were then still at work on the studio's current animated feature, THE RESCUERS. Other feature articles include: a reminiscence, by the theater manager, of the furor caused when Rossellini's THE MIRACLE was exhibited in New York in 1950; "Heartbreak Hollywood," about what happens to stars when they fade from the limelight, but their legend remains; "Going Deeper With MacNeil and Lehrer," a look at the PBS news program "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report." The "Dialogue on Film" features producer Norman Lear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (May 1978) [cover: John Ford and Monument Valley]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1978 NO (Vol. III, No. 7) Periodical Very Good+ 
[nice copy with just minor handling wear, narrow faded strip along bottom edge of front cover, itsy-bitsy piece missing at bottom right corner of front cover, light soiling to rear cover]. (B&W/color photographs) The cover story, "John Ford and Monument Valley," by Todd McCarthy, discusses how Ford first discovered this iconic location, and the importance it came to assume in his work. Other feature articles include: Part II of Erik Barnouw's article "The Magician and the Movies"; a profile of TV director Jay Sandrich (including a one-page sidebar about Susan Harris, producer/writer of the TV hit "Soap"); a tribute to Ernst Lubitsch, by Francois Truffaut; an Ernest Lehman column about working with Alfred Hitchcock; "Hollywood Versus the Press," by Stephen Zito; and "The Ambivalent Star," an examination of how three actors (George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Morley) coped with the demands of movie stardom (all three were then co-starring in SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE). The "Dialogue on Film" is with Edith Head, "the doyenne of Hollywood designers." 
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7 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (November 1975) [cover: Erich von Stroheim]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1975 NO (Vol. I, No. 2) Periodical Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy with moderate edgewear, minor bumping at corners; no marks of any kind, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) Feature stories: "Who Was Harry Langdon?" (Walter Kerr); "Coppola, Inc." (Joseph McBride); "The Canadian Dilemma" (Bruce Cook; re identity problem of Canadian cinema); "The Rise and Fall of the Rock Film" (Thomas Wiener; part one, continued in next issue); "Family Portraits: Filmmakers Explore Their Roots" (Elisabeth Weis); "Film as Experience" (about Nicholas Ray's experiences as a teacher of film); an article by Michael Pointer about Sherlock Holmes in film, with special mention of the then-current film THE ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' SMARTER BROTHER. The "Dialogue on Film" seminar interviewee is director Robert Wise. There is a book review (keyed to the cover image) of Herman G. Weinberg's "reconstruction" of von Stroheim's THE WEDDING MARCH, another book review by Budd Schulberg, and Larry McMurtry's regular column. 
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8 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (November 1977) [cover: Louis Malle's PRETTY BABY]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1977 NO (Vol. III, No. 2) Magazine Near Fine 
[nice clean magazine, just a touch of surface wear to covers, minor stress lines along spine, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) The cover story is a pre-release article about PRETTY BABY, Louis Malle's controversial first American film, starring Brooke Shields. Also in this issue: an article about the then-hit TV series "Carter Country"; "Close Encounters with Steven Spielberg," a profile of the director just prior to the premier of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND; a profile of actor Robert Shaw, then engaged in "reevaluating his brilliant career" at age 50 (more than a little ironic since he unexpectedly died less than a year later); an article, "Growing Up with Joan Ganz Cooney," founder and president of the Children's Television Network; Part I of a historical survey of RKO Pictures, by Ronald Haver; an article about production activities at NFL Films; an article about film education, focusing on how to break into the business as a film composer; a tribute/eulogy (by John Simon) for young critic Charles Thomas Samuels, who committed suicide at age 38 in 1974; reviews of several film books, including Rosalind Russell's autobiography. The "Dialogue on Film" features director Michael Ritchie. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Alpert, Hollis, ed. American Film: Journal of the Film and Television Arts [magazine] (October 1976) [cover: LeVar Burton in "Roots"]
Washington DC The American Film Institute 1976 NO (Vol. II, No. 1) Periodical Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, minor edgewear, lightly bumped at spine ends; no marks, no subscription label]. (B&W/color photographs) Most of the feature articles in this issue are devoted to TV, including: cover story on the production of "Roots"; an article on the new TV season; article about the PBS drama series "Visions," with emphasis on the opportunities provided for writers; an article on "car culture in film" (the second in a series by Julian Smith, this one featuring an on-location production report on RACE WITH THE DEVIL); an article about pre-World War II cinema programs from Berlin and Vienna. Larry McMurtry expounds about movie westerns in his regular column, and the "Dialogue on Film" is with screenwriter Ernest Lehman. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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