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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)
1 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. 
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Federico Cantú: Obra Realizada de 1922 a 1948 [limited edition, with original print]
2 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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Herman Wouk's War & Remembrance
3 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). 
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Horace Mann After Fifty Years
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). 
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Men Only (issue of June 1957) [cover: Gina Lollobrigida]
5 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. 
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Nixon Made Perfectly Clear
6 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.) 
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Sotheby's at Mitsukoshi: 1st, 2nd October 1969 [and] 3rd October 1969 [2-volume set]
7 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. 
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Stars of the Movies and Featured Players
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. 
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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
9 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.) 
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The Hollywood Reporter (March 30, 1935, Section 2): 4th Annual Writers Number 1935
10 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." 
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The Hollywood Reporter (September 30, 1935; Section 2): 5th Anniversary Number
11 The Hollywood Reporter (September 30, 1935; Section 2): 5th Anniversary Number
First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by (cover illustration) "Wentworth" 
(spiral-bound) [nice attractive copy, a few minor short creases in covers; spiral binding fully intact, no loose or missing pages]. (photographs, advertisements) Massive (440 pages, 10"x12"), elaborately-produced special issue of this Hollywood trade publication, jam-packed with ads (many in color and beautifully designed and printed) for studios, individual films, and filmmakers of all stripes. Although at first glance it might just appear like a larger-format version of the annual Film Daily Year Book, in fact there's not really much "reference" content in this publication, i.e. no lists of people's credits, film credits of the year, etc. What there is, instead, is a substantial amount of original editorial content -- no fewer than 70 articles on a fantastic variety of topics, penned by some of the movie industry's most notable names. Here's just a sampling: "Extra Girl Gets Her First Close-up" by Jean Harlow; "The Great Heresy" by Gene Fowler; "The Rover Girl in the Air" by Lillian Hellman; "Korda's Little League of Nations" by Robert Sherwood; "The ABC of Supervising" by Nunnally Johnson; "The Foreign Market" by Paul Kohner; "Between Melodies" by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed; "New Talent Smothered" by Anita Loos; and (my favorite) "You, Too, Can Be a Comedian," by Laurel and Hardy. ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** 
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The Journal of the University Film Association (Spring 1979) [special issue: Economic and Industry History of the American Film], (Allen, Jeanne Thomas, guest editor)
12 (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. 
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Edward Bond Letters, Volume I, (Bond, Edward) Stuart, Ian, ed.
13 (Bond, Edward) Stuart, Ian, ed. Edward Bond Letters, Volume I
Langhorne PA Harwood Academic Publishers (c.1994) 3-7186-5503-9 / 9783718655038 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. 
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Complete Texts of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates, (Congressional Record)
14 (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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Souvenir Folio Concert Edition, Volume Six, (Elvis Presley)
15 (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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Mother Jones [magazine] (December 1989) [cover: Bart Simpson], (Foster, Douglas, ed.)
16 (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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Mother Jones [magazine] (September 1989) [cover: Spike Lee], (Foster, Douglas, ed.)
17 (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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Mise-en-Scčne (No. 1): American Film Issue [cover: Charlie Chaplin], (Giannetti, Louis, ed.)
18 (Giannetti, Louis, ed.) Mise-en-Scčne (No. 1): American Film Issue [cover: Charlie Chaplin]
Cleveland Case Western Reserve University [ca.1972] (issue no. 1) Magazine Very Good+ 
[light rubbing and edgewear, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Ambitious and nicely-produced, but short-lived (in fact, almost DOA -- the second, and last, issue took another eight years to appear) critical/historical film journal, with no fewer than 13 scholarly articles (and a couple of book reviews) crammed into its 72 pages. The contents and authors: "The Audience as Protagonist in Three Hitchcock Films" (John Tumlin; the films being REAR WINDOW, NORTH BY NORTHWEST and THE BIRDS); "Ernst Lubitsch and the Comedy of the Thirties" (John K. Barry); "Fritz Lang and the Film Noir" (Barry Lyons); "My Name is Don Robertson" (an interview with "Cleveland's best and most outspoken movie reviewer," who reveals himself to be a bit of an ignoramus in the course of the interview); "The Sounds of Silence: Comedy of the Twenties" (Carol Evans); "The Sad State of Film Preservation" (W. Scott Eyman); "John Ford's THE GRAPES OF WRATH" (Richard W. Evans); "John Ford and the Western" (Amy Kotkin); "Rock Music and Film" (Anastasia J. Pantsios; WOODSTOCK and MONTEREY POP are discussed); "Film Censorship: The Evolution of Self-Regulation" (Christine W. Unger); "Nathanael West's Hollywood" (Erik R. Hazel; an analysis of "The Day of the Locust"); "Arthur Penn: Directing Films and Plays" (Wendy Bell); "Huston and Bogart" (Joseph F. Bressi). NOTE that no date appears anywhere in this issue, but internal evidence indicates it was published no later than the early 1970s. 
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Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965), (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by Tennessee Williams, Saul Bellow, Irwin Shaw, and others]
19 (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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Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959), (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, Carson McCullers, Dorothy Parker, and others]
20 (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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