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The Motion Picture Almanac: Reference Book of the Industry: 1931

By: (Quigley, Martin, ed.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Quigley Publishing Company: (c.1931)

Edition: 3rd Annual

Seller ID: 22111

Condition: Good


(quarter-bound, paper over boards; no dust jacket, as issued, but now protected with a custom-fitted clear mylar jacket) [binding solid, hinges intact, internally clean; covers are edgeworn, moderately scraped and soiled; spine lettering faded to unreadability]. (B&W photographs, ads, graphics) Comprehensive compendium of everything, and I mean everything, to do with the movie biz: people, companies, theaters, organizations, regulations, statistics galore, texts of indus... View more info

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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

By: (Spigelgass, Leonard, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / The Writers Guild of America, west: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8666

Condition: 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 min... View more info

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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]

By: (The American Film Institute) Hanson, Patricia King, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley CA, University of California Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17051

ISBN: 0-520-07908-6

Condition: 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 c... View more info

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The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1947)

Edition: 29th Annual

Seller ID: 8694

Condition: 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 inf... View more info

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The 1933 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1933)

Edition: 15th Annual

Seller ID: 13608

Condition: 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) View more info

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The 1938 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1938)

Edition: (20th Annual)

Seller ID: 13610

Condition: 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]. (photogr... View more info

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The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1947)

Edition: 29th Annual

Seller ID: 21976

Condition: 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 bu... View more info

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The Stunt Guide: Third Edition

By: Cann, John, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Canyon Country CA, Action P.A.C. International: (ca.1993)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 21108

ISBN: 0-9629292-1-2

Condition: 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: C... View more info

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Directory of Members 1998

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 1998

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22506

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [minor bumping and edgewear to covers]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses, information on the Guild's executive board an... View more info

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Directory of Members 1999

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 1999

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22507

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [minor bumping to extremities, a few of the divider tabs somewhat dog-eared]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses,... View more info

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Directory of Members 2001

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 2001

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22508

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [a couple of bumped corners, no other significant wear]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, a... View more info

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An Index to Films in Review, 1950-1959

By: Fawcett, Marion

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, National Board of Review: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 317

Condition: 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! View more info

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An Index to Films in Review 1960-1964

By: Fawcett, Marion

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, National Board of Review: 1966

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 9247

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dj, as issued) [mild shelfwear, faint foxing to top edge]. Typically meticulous index to five years' worth of articles and letters. View more info

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West German Cinema Since 1945: A Reference Handbook

By: Helt, Richard C., and Marie E. Helt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19896

ISBN: 0-8108-2053-6

Condition: 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. View more info

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American Film-Index 1908-1915

By: Lauritzen, Einar, and Gunnar Lundquist

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Film-Index: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17120

ISBN: 91-7410001-7

Condition: 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, wit... View more info

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Treasures from the Film Archives: a catalog of short silent fiction films held by FIAF archives

By: Magliozzi, Ronald S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14913

ISBN: 0-8108-2180-X

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Book of Movie Lists: An Offbeat, Provocative Collection of the Best and Worst of Everything in Movies

By: McBride, Joseph

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chicago, Contemporary Books: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14124

ISBN: 0-8092-2891-2

Condition: 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!) View more info

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The Encyclopedia of British Film

By: McFarlane, Brian, ed.; Anthony Slide, associate ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Publishing Limited: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17139

ISBN: 0-413-77301-9

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups

By: Rainey, Buck

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6679

ISBN: 0-8108-2132-X

Condition: 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. (++) View more info

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Hispanics in Hollywood: An Encyclopedia of Film and Television

By: Reyes, Luis, and Peter Rubie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10331

ISBN: 0-8153-0827-2

Condition: 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 peo... View more info