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Image for Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965)

Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965)

By: (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by Tennessee Williams, Saul Bellow, Irwin Shaw, and others]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: 1965

Edition: (Vol. LXII, No. 1; whole no. 374)

Seller ID: 22545

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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 The most notable pieces in this issue are "Mama's Old Stucco House," a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams, and "A Wen," a play in two scenes by Saul Bellow.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... View more info

Image for Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959)

Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959)

By: (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, Carson McCullers, Dorothy Parker, and others]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: 1959

Edition: (Vol. LII, No. 6; whole no. 313)

Seller ID: 22663

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Image for Art Studio Life Magazine (July-August 1926) [cover: Mlle. Ledova]

Art Studio Life Magazine (July-August 1926) [cover: Mlle. Ledova]

By: (none)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wilmington DE, All-Arts Group, Inc.: 1926

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 8)

Seller ID: 10829

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good-


[some small tears and chips at edges of covers, but generally a decent copy, covers attached, no loose pages, internally very clean]. (B&W photographs) A curious mix of short articles of vaguely artsy interest, liberally interlaced with photos of naked women in vaguely artsy poses. There are profiles of movie stars (Reginald Denny, Colleen Moore), of course, and short pieces with titles like "The Bathing Suit Idea" and "In the Field of Highway Construction&#... View more info

Image for Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]

Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]

By: (Rosenkrantz, Linda, ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Auction Communications, Inc.: 1971

Edition: (Vol. IV, No. 6)

Seller ID: 23357

Condition: Very Good+


[very light external wear, approximately a 1/2" split at bottom of binding]. (B&W photographs, ads) In this issue: "Going, Going West," an article about the current auction market in Southern California, with special mention of the opening of Sotheby-Parke-Bernet's first permanent auction house in Los Angeles (their first venture of which was the 1971 sale of props from 20th Century-Fox); "The Hazards of Collecting Chinese Paintings, and How to Avoid The... View more info

Image for Show, the Magazine of the Performing Arts (November 1961) [cover: Harpo Marx]

Show, the Magazine of the Performing Arts (November 1961) [cover: Harpo Marx]

By: (Wool, Robert M., ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hartford Publications, Inc.: 1961

Edition: (Vol. I, No. 2)

Seller ID: 22431

Condition: Good


[edgewear and possible slight insect-nibbling to covers, a bit of cracking/splitting at both top and bottom of spine (but binding fully intact), moderate creasing to covers]. (B&W and color photographs, ads, etc.) The second issue of publisher Huntington Harford's ambitious attempt at creating a Life-type magazine devoted exclusively to the performing arts, including movies and TV; never a huge success, it ended its initial, large-format run in 1965. (An equally short... View more info

Image for "The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.]

"The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.]

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hearst Communications, Inc.: 2007

Edition: (Vol. 147, No. 3)

Seller ID: 15262

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling/reading wear, minor soft finger-creasing to covers; printed subscription address block on front cover]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) Contains Burke's short story about a honky-tonk singer. Magazine also includes: profiles of Robert Downey Jr. and film director David Fincher; short features on Iggy Pop ("What I've Learned") and Christina Ricci; article, "The American Way of Justice," by Lt. Commander Charles Swift, about the Guantan... View more info

Image for Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"]

Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"]

By: {Fields, W.C.}

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Stage Publishing Company, Inc.: 1936

Edition: (June 1936)

Seller ID: 10229

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate wear at edges/corners, front cover clean and bright, very light dampstain at bottom of rear cover extending through about the last one-third of the magazine; no labels or exterior markings]. (B&W photos, other illus.) Oversize magazine (too big for my scanner!) with a terrific front cover color photo of W.C. Fields in POPPY; there is also a full-page ad for the movie, featuring a caricature of Fields, on page 11. The magazine gives a thorough rundown of what w... View more info

Image for People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987)  [Elvis Presley cover story]

People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987) [Elvis Presley cover story]

By: {Presley, Elvis}

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9714

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[minor wear at corners/edges, light surface wear to covers, half-inch separation at bottom of spine]. (B&W photographs) Cover story: "Ten Years Later: Elvis: Private scenes from the life of Rock's most enduring legend." Also includes articles on Lee Ermey, Roy Rogers, Lou Diamond Phillips, Eric Bogosian, Carly Simon, many others. View more info