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Paradise Lost; a play in three acts

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21963

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn book, slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, bottom corners lightly bumped, gilt spine lettering dulled but still readable]. (B&W photo frontispiece) Odets's play about "the decay of the middle class" (per Harold Clurman, in his introduction). First presented by the Group Theatre in December 1935; the original cast included Morris Carnovsky, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Luther Adler, Elia Kazan, and Vincent Sherman. Odets came to Hollywood in early 1936, hoping to make some easy movie money to help finance this production; he may not have go... View more info

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Clash by Night

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23902

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a solid clean copy with minimal shelfwear, spine cloth and gilt spine lettering somewhat faded]. Drama about an adulterous triangle. When the play was filmed by RKO in 1952, under Fritz Lang's direction, one of its stars was Robert Ryan, who had played a juvenile role in the original Broadway production. He and Barbara Stanwyck played the adulterous lovers, with Paul Douglas as the cuckolded husband and Marilyn Monroe in one of her most prominent early supporting roles. View more info

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The Big Knife

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1949)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20797

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, with moderate shelfwear to bottom edge and top of spine; jacket edgeworn, with some chipping along the top edge, 1-1/2" closed tear at top of front panel]. One might gather from this play -- "a savage indictment of Hollywood doings, authentic as well as venomous," in the words of critic Howard Barnes -- that Odets's time in the cinema capital, trying but only fitfully succeeding at being a screenwriter, might have left him just a teensy bit embittered. One would be correct. John Garfield (who would soon have his own reasons for being embittered ... View more info

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Rocket to the Moon; a romance in three acts

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20068

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, with minimal shelfwear; jacket browned at spine, tiny tear and associated tiny crease at top of front panel, modest chip (paper loss) at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Odets play, originally produced by the Group Theatre in 1938, about a dentist who's carrying on with his young assistant, while his business and his marriage are in a shambles. "Rocket" was less overtly political than his earlier work, and less successful than his previous play, "Golden Boy." ("Rocket" ran just 131 performances on Broadway, about half as long as "Golden Boy," ... View more info

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The Country Girl; a play in three acts

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1951

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23852

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to bottom edges of covers, page edges a little age-toned, one diagonally-creased upper page corner; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, light spotting/rubbing to front panel]. Drama about a has-been alcoholic actor whose life and career are redeemed by the faith and loyalty of his wife and his stage director. Basis for the 1954 film of the same name starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and William Holden; it's also been revived several times (both on Broadway and off-Broadway), and adapted twice for TV. (The lead in the original 1950/51 Broadway production was Pau... View more info

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Golden Boy; the book of a musical...

By: Odets, Clifford, and William Gibson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23966

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[the teensiest bit of shelfwear to book; jacket shows some surface wear, 1-inch split (with a little paper loss) at top rear foldover, very slight insect-nibbling at bottom edges of flaps, slight wrinkling at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) The book of the musical by Odets and Gibson, based upon the former's play; lyrics by Lee Adams, music (not included in this publication) by Charles Strouse. The original Broadway production, with Sammy Davis Jr. in the lead and directed by Arthur Penn, opened in October 1964 and ran for 568 performances. Includes a lengthy preface by Gibson, explaining how... View more info