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Image for Hallmark Hall of Fame: The First Forty Years

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The First Forty Years

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20760


[tiny bend at bottom corner of front cover, otherwise as-new]. (B&W photographs) Tribute/program guide for a retrospective series of programs from the first four decades of long-running drama series, which began in the era of live TV and continues to this day. Includes program notes (by Kenneth Kirby) for the 32 programs presented in the series proper, presented throughout August and September 1991, plus notes for three additional out-of-series shows included in UCLA's ... View more info

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The 40th Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards 1988 [program]

By: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12384


[nice clean copy, mild edgewear]. (B&W/color photographs, graphics) Program book for the 40th Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards. The theme of the program (and hence of the program book) was "Forty Years of Memories," so the listing of the year's nominees is interspersed with various nostalgic and historic photographs. The Governors Award that year was given to Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, who get a page to themselves; there are small head shots of all the acti... View more info

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Funny Men Don't Laugh

By: Auerbach, Arnold M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1965

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 20180


(price-clipped) [very light shelfwear to bottom edge, minor dust-soiling to top edge, the teensiest bumping to the top front corner; jacket shows a little edge- and surface-wear, minor wrinkling, and a little soiling to the rear panel, but SEE NOTES for its dirty little secret]. Autobiography of a radio gagman during "the heyday of the stand-up comedian. [The author] was just starting out in show business and he remembers those frenetic, incredible days when he -- ... View more info

Image for Television Plays [The Bachelor Party; Printer's Measure; Holiday Song; The Big Deal; The Mother; Marty]

Television Plays [The Bachelor Party; Printer's Measure; Holiday Song; The Big Deal; The Mother; Marty]

By: Chayefsky, Paddy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1955

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 14569


[lovely copy, tight and clean, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows only the slightest bit of surface wear, but is bright and unfaded]. Six plays by the writer who, in the world of live TV drama during the 1950s, "established a standard of quality against which all other TV plays may be measured." Includes the author's commentaries on each script, "describing how each play was written, produced and acted." A very nice copy of a book often found (es... View more info

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The Complete Fawlty Towers

By: Cleese, John, & Connie Booth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1988)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 14385


[nice clean copy, very light handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "The complete and unexpurgated scripts ... published in [their] entirety for the first time and illustrated with a host of hilarious photographs, [the book] will appeal to the millions of fans who have suffered through endless PBS fundraisers waiting for the next episode -- and anyone who has survived a package holiday tour." (For my money, just about the funniest TV show ever.) View more info

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The Outlook for Television

By: Dunlap, Orrin E., Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Arno Press and the New York Times: 1971 (c.1932)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 14451


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor spotting on front cover, otherwise a nice tight clean book; NOT ex-library]. (History of Broadcasting: Radio to Television) Series (B&W photo frontispiece, other photos) Facsimile reprint of the 1932 edition, published by Harper & Brothers. The author was the radio editor of the New York Times, and the author of numerous tomes about the radio business. The frontispiece is a portrait photo of Guglielmo Marconi, reproducing his inscrip... View more info

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The Commercials Book

By: Ettedgui, Peter, and Paul Kemp Robertson, eds.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Crans, Switzerland, Rotovision SA: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13821


(glossy pictorial boards, no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate surface wear, bumped corners; otherwise a good clean copy]. (Mastercraft Series) Series (color photographs, frame enlargements) Oversize hardcover book (approximately 11x14), detailing "how 32 of the world's best directors make their commercials," with textual explanations/interviews with the makers and shot-by-shot reproductions of the commercials themselves. Filmmakers and production firms featured... View more info

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The Brontës of Haworth [2 volumes] [*SIGNED*]

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Davis-Poynter Limited: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22474


[both volumes very nice, minor dust-soiling to top edges, Vol. I slightly faded along spine and at top of front cover]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page of Volume I: "for Dick and Mickey / with love from / Kit / The Toft[?] / August 17, 1975. Four TV plays about the Brontë family, "based on Yorkshire Television's production." The inscribees were film director Richard Fleischer and his wife; Fry had written the screenplay for t... View more info

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Unsold TV Pilots: The Almost Complete Guide to Everything You Never Saw ON TV 1955-1990

By: Goldberg, Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Citadel Press/Carol Publishing Group: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7584


[some surface-scratching to front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photo frontispiece) "Documented here is the history of television shows, from the sublime to the ridiculous, that never made it to series. Entries for 300 pilots give plot summaries, casts, production credits, running times, airdates, and, in many cases, review quotes and the details behind the pilot's development and ultimate failure." View more info

Image for Ten Years Before the Mike [*SIGNED* to Mark Hellinger]

Ten Years Before the Mike [*SIGNED* to Mark Hellinger]

By: Husing, Ted

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15975


[book is solid and clean, with some slightly uneven fading to the cloth; jacket lightly rubbed/soiled, with a fairly unobtrusive scratch on the front panel that has resulted in two tiny holes]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED with a bit of blank verse (to noted columnist Mark Hellinger) and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; inscription dated in the author's hand November 4, 1935. For anybody who listened to the radio during the pre-World War II era -- by which of course I ... View more info

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The Complete Actors' Television Credits, 1948-1988: Second Edition: Volume 1: Actors

By: Parish, James Robert, and Vincent Terrace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 17118


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor bump to base of spine, extremely light shelfwear, otherwise clean and as-new]. (B&W photographs) Alphabetical listing of TV acting credits for 1,587 male performers, covering "all entertainment programs broadcast on network and cable TV and those made for syndication," including series, variety shows, specials, made-for-TV movies, cartoons, pilots (aired and unaired), etc. View more info

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The Complete Actors' Television Credits, 1948-1988: Second Edition: Volume 2: Actresses

By: Parish, James Robert, and Vincent Terrace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 17119


(no dust jacket, as issued) [small wrinkle in spine, faint scuff mark on front cover, light wear to a few pages noticeable at fore-edge]. (B&W photographs) Alphabetical listing of TV acting credits for 1,739 female performers, covering "all entertainment programs broadcast on network and cable TV and those made for syndication," including series, variety shows, specials, made-for-TV movies, cartoons, pilots (aired and unaired), etc. View more info

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The Chosen Image: Television's Portrayal of Jewish Themes and Characters

By: Pearl, Jonathan, and Judith Pearl

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18068


(no dust jacket, as issued) [lovely clean copy, the tiniest imaginable dents in bottom edges of both covers]. Chapter titles indicate the themes examined: Rites and Rituals, Lore and Traditions; Encountering America (the experience of Jewish immigrants during various time periods in difference parts of the country); Anti-Semitism; The Holocaust; Israel; Intermarriage. View more info

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The Singing Detective

By: Potter, Dennis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1988 (c.1986)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 14137


[nice unread copy, very light soiling to bottom edge, inside clean]. Trade PB Script for the acclaimed British TV series, about a hospitalized writer who "feverishly drifts between present and past, jumbling the facts of his life with the cheap fiction of his detective novels. He and the other characters periodically break into song, bizarrely miming the words from old 1940s recordings featuring everybody from Bing Crosby to Dick Haymes." [Note that this is the ... View more info

Image for Radio and Television: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography: Supplement Two, 1982-1986

Radio and Television: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography: Supplement Two, 1982-1986

By: Pringle, Peter K., and Helen H. Clinton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, Scarecrow Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8658


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor exterior rubbing/scuffing, mostly to rear cover]. View more info

Image for Vic and Sade: The Best Radio Plays of Paul Rhymer

Vic and Sade: The Best Radio Plays of Paul Rhymer

By: Rhymer, Paul (ed. by Mary Frances Rhymer)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Seabury Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16810


[a solid copy, but with a dampstain affecting the bottom corners, front and rear, of both the jacket and the book; almost no effect on the book's pages, though, except for a minor stain at the bottom corner of the rear endpaper and the last text page]. These classic radio scripts are, quite simply, laugh-out-loud funny -- and occasionally so insanely imaginative as to border on the surreal. As Jean Shepherd puts it in his insightful foreword, "great reputations exist... View more info

Image for The Small House Half-way Up in the Next Block: Paul Rhymer's Vic and Sade

The Small House Half-way Up in the Next Block: Paul Rhymer's Vic and Sade

By: Rhymer, Paul (ed. by Mary Frances Rhymer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19225


[nice tight clean copy, slight bump to base of spine, no other significant wear; jacket shows minor surface wear, a touch of dog-earing at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, drawings) Introduction by Ray Bradbury; line drawings by Franklin McMahon. Thirty scripts from the classic radio series, which enjoyed a 14-year run (1932-1946), that still read as laugh-out-loud funny even if (like most of the population) you have no memory of the original shows. If the titles alon... View more info

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Naked City: The Television Series [*SIGNED*]

By: Rosin, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Autumn Road Company: (c.2008)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22395


[very nice, as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. Episode guide to the noted crime series (inspired by the 1948 feature film), which ran for four seasons on ABC-TV between 1958 and 1963. (It began as a half-hour show, with 39 episodes airing during its first year, after which it was cancelled by the network; re-tooled as an hour-long series, it returned to the air after a year's hiatus, eventually log... View more info

Image for Of Mice and Mickey: The Complete Guide to the Mickey Mouse Club

Of Mice and Mickey: The Complete Guide to the Mickey Mouse Club

By: Rovin, Jeff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Manor Books Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6196


[nice clean copy with moderate edge/corner wear, faint crease in spine]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) View more info

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Visions from The Twilight Zone

By: Schumer, Arlen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17689


[minor external wear, otherwise as new]. (B&W photographs) Not a history of the Rod Serling-spawned cult TV show, but rather an attempt to capture "the elusive, surrealistic essence" of the program, "using an ingenious juxtaposition of words and photography faithfully reproduced to convey the experience of watching black and white television." (For those who can't actually remember black and white television, I guess.) View more info