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Cinema: Reference

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Who Wrote the Movie and What Else Did He Write?: An Index of Screen Writers and Their Film Works 1936-1969, (Spigelgass, Leonard, ed.)
1 (Spigelgass, Leonard, ed.) Who Wrote the Movie and What Else Did He Write?: An Index of Screen Writers and Their Film Works 1936-1969
Los Angeles The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / The Writers Guild of America, west 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [solid clean copy, moderate shelfwear]. A joint publication of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America, west, this book lists screenwriting credits for thousands of writers and films for the period indicated; also includes an awards index, as well as of nominees and winners of screenwriting Oscars and WGA awards. Dated, but still indispensable for the period covered (although one should also keep in mind that the WGA has in recent years issued a number of "corrected" credits to restore proper credit to formerly blacklisted writers; obviously these corrections are not reflected in this volume.) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1931-1940 [complete 3-volume set], (The American Film Institute) Hanson, Patricia King, ed.
2 (The American Film Institute) Hanson, Patricia King, ed. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1931-1940 [complete 3-volume set]
Berkeley CA University of California Press (c.1993) 0-520-07908-6 / 9780520079083 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jackets, as issued) [all three volumes lightly shelfworn, with a little soiling to the page edges; the Indexes volume has a small spill-stain on the top edge, and all three volumes bear the original vendor's label on the ffep; all bindings are strong, and as far as I can see there are no markings of any kind in the text, although if you think I'm going to check all 3,789 pages, you've got another think coming, as they say]. Extensive, exhaustive, indispensible compilation of data on 5,525 feature films produced in the U.S. from 1931 through 1940. This was the second publication to appear after the revival of the AFI Catalog project (which had been moribund from the mid-70s through the mid-80s), and its superiority to the volumes on the 1960s and the 1920s (the first two produced, when the project was just getting under way in the early 1970s) reflects several things: the improved availability of archival film resources; a more fully-realized and coherent conception of the scope of the project; and of the improved computer technology which was brought to bear on the whole enterprise. This, in fact, was the volume with which (in my opinion) the entire series first came to its full flowering. Not only does it include comprehensive credits for each film (including untold thousands of "unbilled" contributions both in front of and behind the camera), a plot synopsis (whenever possible based on an actual viewing of the film, one aspect that distinguishes it from its predecessors), bibliographic citations, and extensive "notes." (These last are one of the book's great glories, and the reason that it' s just so much fun to sit down and browse through. Essentially, the "notes" are nothing more than a catch-all for virtually any bit of information on the film, no matter how arcane, turned up by the Catalog's intrepid researchers.) The whole thing is indexed six ways from Tuesday (personal name; corporate name; subject; genre; series; geographic location; songwriters and composers; authors of literary and dramatic sources) for maximum usefulness. (PLEASE NOTE that we have adjusted the price on this extremely heavy set of books to cover Media Mail shipping to U.S. destinations, and that NO extra shipping charges will be requested under those circumstances; for other methods/destinations, please contact us before placing your order.) 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The 1933 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures, Alicoate, Jack, ed.
3 Alicoate, Jack, ed. The 1933 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
New York The Film Daily (c.1933) 15th Annual Hardcover Good 
(red cover with black & gilt embossed highlights; no dust jacket, as issued) [binding broken/separated at front hinge, some soiling to page edges, but otherwise quite a servicable copy, complete and internally clean]. (photographs, advertisements) 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The 1938 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures, Alicoate, Jack, ed.
4 Alicoate, Jack, ed. The 1938 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
New York The Film Daily (c.1938) (20th Annual) Hardcover Very Good+ 
(silver cover with copper/turquoise embossed highlights; issued without dj) [good solid copy, nicer than usually found on volumes of this vintage; binding intact, with just some moderate shelfwear; internally clean; this copy belonged to "E.A. Schiller" (whoever he was), whose name is stamped on the front cover; the spine is a uniform golden color, although it may have been silver originally -- if it's discolored, however, it's not at all unattractive]. (photographs, advertisements) At a whopping 1280 pages, this is the thickest volume ever issued in this series, making the solidity of the binding all the more remarkable. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The 1939 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures, Alicoate, Jack, ed.
5 Alicoate, Jack, ed. The 1939 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
New York The Film Daily (c.1939) (21st Annual) Hardcover Fair 
(dark blue cover with red/gold embossed highlights; issued without jacket) [book shows only moderate external wear, but PLEASE NOTE that the binding has almost completely split in the middle of the book (so that the two "halves" are holding together by just a few threads)]. (photographs, advertisements) Complete trade directory to the American (and to a somewhat lesser extent, international) motion picture business. Directory listings for every imaginable facet of the business, biographical information, data on the previous year's film releases, listings of companies and personnel, articles about the current state of the business, advertisements galore, etc. etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures, Alicoate, Jack, ed.
6 Alicoate, Jack, ed. The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
New York The Film Daily (c.1947) 29th Annual Hardcover Very Good 
(dark brown cover with gold embossed highlights and lettering; no dust jacket, as issued) [front hinge cracked (but not separated), rear hinge a little weak, one-time owner's name at top of ffep, moderate bumping to several corners, vertical crease in middle of spine covering]. (photos, advertisements) Complete trade directory to the American (and to a somewhat lesser extent, international) motion picture business. Directory listings for every imaginable facet of the business, biographical information, data on the previous year's film releases, listings of companies and personnel, articles about the current state of the business, advertisements galore, etc. etc. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures, Alicoate, Jack, ed.
7 Alicoate, Jack, ed. The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures
New York The Film Daily (c.1947) 29th Annual Hardcover Very Good+ 
(vory-colored cover with gold embossed highlights; no dust jacket, as issued) [solid copy, binding firm, minor shelfwear, mild spotting/tanning to page edges, spine a little darkened, ffep corner-clipped, some scuffing to raised lettering on fron cover]. (photos, advertisements) Complete trade directory to the American (and to a somewhat lesser extent, international) motion picture business. Directory listings for every imaginable facet of the business, biographical information, data on the previous year's film releases, listings of companies and personnel, articles about the current state of the business, advertisements galore, etc. etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Stunt Guide: Third Edition, Cann, John, ed.
8 Cann, John, ed. The Stunt Guide: Third Edition
Canyon Country CA Action P.A.C. International (ca.1993) 0-9629292-1-2 / 9780962929212 Third Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
(plastic-comb binding) [minor wear at extremities, a little surface wear to covers, dog-earing and creasing to the section tabs; plastic-comb binding fully intact]. (B&W photographs, ads, diagrams, etc.) Third (and apparently final) edition of this "comprehensive stunt reference book for the entertainment industry." And comprehensive it certainly is, containing all the information that a working stunt performer might need, organized into four tabbed sections: Contracts and General Info; Articles; Listings; Personnel and Support. Apart from its practical-reference aspects (now largely out of date, of course), there's quite a lot of editorial content about the stunt profession, mostly in the form of interviews with those in the business; interviewed in detail are Bob Apisa, Carl Ciarfalio, Tony Epper, Loren Janes, Donna Keegan, and Conrad Palmisano. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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An Index to Films in Review 1960-1964, Fawcett, Marion
9 Fawcett, Marion An Index to Films in Review 1960-1964
New York National Board of Review 1966 NO First printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dj, as issued) [mild shelfwear, faint foxing to top edge]. Typically meticulous index to five years' worth of articles and letters. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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An Index to Films in Review, 1950-1959, Fawcett, Marion
10 Fawcett, Marion An Index to Films in Review, 1950-1959
New York National Board of Review 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor shelfwear; binding solid, inside very clean]. A very detailed index to the first ten years of one of the most information-rich of all film periodicals. Indispensible for researchers using Films in Review, since even the letters column (which contains many additions and corrections to published articles) is indexed! 
Price: 10.00 USD
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West German Cinema Since 1945: A Reference Handbook, Helt, Richard C., and Marie E. Helt
11 Helt, Richard C., and Marie E. Helt West German Cinema Since 1945: A Reference Handbook
Metuchen NJ/London The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1987 0-8108-2053-6 / 9780810820531 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, slight bump to bottom front corner]. (B&W photographs) Alphabetical guide to all West German feature-length commercial films produced from 1945 through early 1986; includes basic credits on each film and a one-sentence synopsis. Also includes: brief biographies of directors; selected bibliography of secondary sources in English; index of directors; index of actors and actresses; cross-reference index of English titles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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American Film-Index 1908-1915, Lauritzen, Einar, and Gunnar Lundquist
12 Lauritzen, Einar, and Gunnar Lundquist American Film-Index 1908-1915
Stockholm Film-Index 1976 91-7410001-7 / 9789174100013 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Fair dj 
[moderately shelfworn, light soiling to page edges, some moisture-damage to ffep which has caused it to partially stick to the front pastedown, but this has NO effect on the body or text of the book itself; the jacket is heavily worn at most edges, with a couple of tape-repaired tears]. (sepia-tone photographs) A 704-page alphabetical listing of 23,000 American films produced from July 1908 (the date of the first film directed by D.W. Griffith) through December 1915, with credits and cast. Although as a source for feature film credits, this volume and its followup (1916-1920) have subsequently been largely superseded by the AFI Catalog for that decade, it remains to my knowledge the largest compilation of credits data for short films and serials of the period, and as such an invaluable reference work for students of what the authors call "the unknown years of the American cinema." An introductory section includes brief histories of 135 film production companies of the period, and the book is illustrated with 116 full-page portraits of actors, directors and screenwriters. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Treasures from the Film Archives: a catalog of short silent fiction films held by FIAF archives, Magliozzi, Ronald S.
13 Magliozzi, Ronald S. Treasures from the Film Archives: a catalog of short silent fiction films held by FIAF archives
Metuchen NJ/London The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1988 0-8108-2180-X / 9780810821804 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, no significant wear, previous owner's signature on ffep]. Listing of nearly 9,000 films held in the archives of 25 countries; grouped by country and listed chronologically, but indexed by title, performer (although actual credits of individual films are minimal), director and production company. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Book of Movie Lists: An Offbeat, Provocative Collection of the Best and Worst of Everything in Movies, McBride, Joseph
14 McBride, Joseph The Book of Movie Lists: An Offbeat, Provocative Collection of the Best and Worst of Everything in Movies
Chicago Contemporary Books (c.1999) 0-8092-2891-2 / 9780809228911 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[virtually as new, tight and clean with just a couple of tiny black marks on front cover]. Trade PB "From the best to the worst, and including everything in between, this fun and fascinating compendium of offbeat movie lore and information will delight both die-hard movie buffs and casual weekend multiplexers." (Including ten pages of trivia about the making of ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, for which the author was one of the screenwriters. Gabba Gabba Hey!) 
Price: 7.50 USD
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The Encyclopedia of British Film, McFarlane, Brian, ed.; Anthony Slide, associate ed.
15 McFarlane, Brian, ed.; Anthony Slide, associate ed. The Encyclopedia of British Film
London Methuen Publishing Limited 2003 0-413-77301-9 / 9780413773012 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, front cover has some minor creasing and slight curling along right-hand and bottom edges; no other significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Nearly 6,000 entries, from Aardman to Zucco, providing "extensive information with a critical edge" about: stars and character players; directors and producers; cinematographers; composers; studio heads and agents; editors and writers; studios and companies; cinemas; costume designers; organizations and institutions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Rainey, Buck The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups
Metuchen NJ/London The Scarecrow Press 1990 0-8108-2132-X / 9780810821323 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear to top/bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) Includes not only new material, updating this indispensible genre filmography through 1989, but also additions/corrections to the previous volume. (++) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Hispanics in Hollywood: An Encyclopedia of Film and Television, Reyes, Luis, and Peter Rubie
17 Reyes, Luis, and Peter Rubie Hispanics in Hollywood: An Encyclopedia of Film and Television
New York/London Garland Publishing, Inc. 1994 0-8153-0827-2 / 9780815308270 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear aside from some rubbing to the rear jacket panel]. (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1761) Series (B&W photographs) "Covers the history of Hispanics in Hollywood, including a complete A-to-Z listing of motion pictures; a guide to Hispanics on network television; a special section on Zorro and the Cisco Kid; and biographies of Hispanic actors, actresses, directors, producers, and other behind-the-scenes people. [The book] is lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs and movie posters." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968, Sarris, Andrew
18 Sarris, Andrew The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 NO 1st Edition (see notes) Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover design) Milton Glaser 
[a beautiful clean book, with just the teensiest bit of wear along the top edge of the front cover and a minor bump at the top front hinge]. Trade PB One of the most influential and frequently-referenced (by both devotees and detractors) of all critical/historical film texts -- nothing less, in fact, than the Bible of the American branch of the Church of the Auteur. No matter what direction the later critical assessment of any given director might haven taken, for those who first encountered this book within the first decade or so after its publication it's always been nearly impossible to avoid thinking of, say, John Huston's work as "Less Than Meets the Eye," Mitchell Leisen as "Lightly Likable," or Richard Brooks as a purveyor of "Strained Seriousness." And even though Sarris himself re-assessed various filmmakers (both upward and downward) in subsequent years, it's worth noting that every one of the directors he placed in his "Pantheon" remains worthy of that ranking today. This particular copy, it's to be noted, apparently failed to lure its previous owner(s) into the lap of auteurism, for it remains in virtually brand-new condition -- with an uncreased spine and nary a thumb-smudge or dog-eared page corner to be seen. [NOTE that although this is a stated "First Edition," and is also designated "A Dutton Paperback Original," there was a hardcover edition issued as well, and as far as I know no precedence, i.e. no "true first," has been determined. But the paperback edition was the one that EVERYBODY had, back in the day.] 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Spehr, Paul C., with Gunnar Lundquist American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920
Jefferson NC/London Mcfarland & Company (c.1996) 0-7864-0255-5 / 9780786402557 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate shelfwear, slight dent in front cover, contents clean, binding solid]. (B&W photographs) "Filmographies Reordered by Authoritative Organizational and Personal Names from Lauritzen and Lundquist's American Film-Index" (which is a fancy way of saying that it's an index to the filmographical information in the Lauritzen/Lundquist books). Invaluable work, providing a single alphabetical index to the equally invaluable American Film-Index volumes by personal name, company name, and literary source title. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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John Willis' Screen World 1974 (Volume 25) [25th Anniversary Edition], Willis, John
20 Willis, John John Willis' Screen World 1974 (Volume 25) [25th Anniversary Edition]
New York Crown Publishers Inc. (c.1974) 0-517-515326 / 9780517515327 (Volume 25) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[very slight wear at base of spine; jacket shows light surface foxing (visible mostly on rear panel and flaps), horizontal scrape mark on front panel]. (B&W photographs) Provides cast/production credits for all films released in the U.S. during 1973. Front jacket panel illustrations of Ryan O'Neal, Barbra Streisand, Goldie Hawn, Al Pacino, Ron O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Eileen Heckart, Joanne Woodward. "Promising New Actors" include Robert DeNiro, Madeline Kahn, Michael Moriarty, Diane Keaton, Marsha Mason, Roy Scheider, and Billy Dee Williams; the volume is dedicated to Joan Crawford. 
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