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Image for The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of nine films by Fred Zinnemann

The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of nine films by Fred Zinnemann

By: Zeitlin, David I.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22418

Condition: Near Fine


(stapled wraps) [a bit of wear along spine only, otherwise nice and clean]. (B&W photographs) 16-page program booklet (including covers) for a retrospective honoring Fred Zinnemann, on the occasion of his receiving the 1966 DGA Directorial Award for A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (which also earned him a Best Director Academy Award, as well as being chosen Best Picture of 1966). Includes: a 2-page essay, "A Director for All Seasons"; one- or two-page program notes for each film in the series; a filmography of Zinnemann's feature film credits; and a roster of all winners of the DGA Awards from... View more info

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The Public is Never Wrong: the Autobiography of Adolph Zukor

By: Zukor, Adolph, with Dale Kramer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20637

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[book has minor wear to top and bottom edges and spine ends; jacket is worn, with small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, ragged closed tear at bottom of rear panel, chipping and a bit of paper loss at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Historically specious but still entertaining memoir by the co-founder of Paramount Pictures. View more info

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Tutto Fellini

By: [Fellini, Federico] Rosenberg, Lenore (English translation)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rome, Cinecitta' International: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 14675

Condition: Near Fine


(French wrappers) [nice clean copy, with just faint surface wear to covers]. (B&W and color photographs) Tribute book prepared in conjunction with the restoration and promotion of Fellini's entire ouevre, a project in which the director was participating at the time of his death in October 1993. This "Second Edition" was issued the following year. Essentially an elaborately-illustrated filmography, supplemented with comments about him by other filmmakers, a brief chronology of his Fellini's life and career, and an interview conducted in April 1993. View more info

Image for The Ninth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Honoring Fred Astaire, April 10, 1981

The Ninth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Honoring Fred Astaire, April 10, 1981

By: {Astaire, Fred} [The American Film Institute] (McBride, Joseph, ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: 1981

Seller ID: 21111

Condition: Near Fine


[a lovely copy, with just the teensiest bit of edgewear here and there, and a tiny pull-tear hole at the edge of pp. 29-30]. (B&W photographs) Nice program/tribute book, largely photographic; also includes short essays by Arlene Croce, John Green, Marcelle Clements, and Adolph Green, plus a filmography, and thankfully absent the several pages of AFI puffery which were often included in later years. NOTE that this printing has a pictorial cover, indicating that it was probably a "souvenir" edition of the program, produced for sale or distribution to AFI members; the actual program dis... View more info

[James Cagney]: The American Film Institute [2nd Annual] Award for Life Achievement in Motion Pictures and Television 1974

By: {Cagney, James} [The American Film Institute]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: [1974]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17173

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


[a somewhat beat-up copy, clean inside and out but with numerous small creases/bends/dents in covers]. (B&W photographs) Tribute book for the AFI's second annual award, the first presented to an actor. Includes two short articles, "The Unforgettable Young Man" by Joan Blondell, and "James Cagney: A Few Thoughts on the Next 2 Billion Years" by Ray Bradbury; plus numerous comments from Cagney's professional colleagues and friends. At that time he had been retired from the screen for 13 years, but was subsequently lured back for two appearances, notably in Milos Forman's RAGTIME... View more info

Image for Frank Capra: The Tenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 4, 1982 [event program/tribute book]

Frank Capra: The Tenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 4, 1982 [event program/tribute book]

By: {Capra, Frank} [The American Film Institute] (McBride, Joseph, ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: 1982

Seller ID: 21110

Condition: Near Fine


[a small amount of wear along the spine, otherwise nice and fresh, just about as new]. (B&W photographs) Nicely-done program/tribute book, largely photographic, from Capra's Life Achievement Award dinner; includes filmography. It's interesting to note that the tribute book's editor (also the co-author of the tribute itself) was Joseph McBride, who some years later published a highly critical biography of Capra. NOTE that this would appear to be the "public" version of the program, with Capra pictured on the front cover, that was produced for sale and/or distribution to AFI members; th... View more info

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Lon of 1000 Faces!

By: {Chaney, Lon} Ackerman, Forrest J

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, Morrison, Raven-Hill Company: 1983

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 20442

ISBN: 0-912189-01-0

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear, a little rubbing to covers, very slight dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover, one-time owner's embossed seal on title page]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Profusely illustrated tribute to Lon Chaney, the legendary "Man of a Thousand Faces," with contributions by Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Lon Chaney Jr., and many others. View more info

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Lillian Gish: The Twelfth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 1, 1984

By: {Gish, Lillian} [The American Film Institute] (McBride, Joseph, ed.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16067

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear, faint vertical stain line on front cover, a trace of foxing along edge of rear cover,] (B&W photographs) Tribute book issued in conjunction with the AFI's Life Achievement Award presentation to Miss Gish, at that time only the second woman to have received the honor. (The first was Bette Davis, in 1977.) Includes filmography and brief excerpts from various books and articles about the actress, plus the unavoidable couple of pages of AFI self-puffery near the end. View more info

Image for AFI's 27th Annual Life Achievement Award, Honoring Dustin Hoffman, February 18, 1999 [tribute/program book]

AFI's 27th Annual Life Achievement Award, Honoring Dustin Hoffman, February 18, 1999 [tribute/program book]

By: {Hoffman, Dustin} [The American Film Institute] (Schneider, Wolf, ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The American Film Institute: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15952

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, very light handling wear only]. (B&W photographs) Program/tribute book, largely photographic, but also including a short summary of Hoffman's career and a selection of quotes from various interviews with the actor. Includes filmography, through SPHERE (1998). View more info

Image for Jack Lemmon: The Sixteenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 10, 1988

Jack Lemmon: The Sixteenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 10, 1988

By: {Lemmon, Jack} The American Film Institute

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10214

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[covers rubbed/scuffed, interior immaculate]. (B&W photographs, ads) "Souvenir Edition" of the program/tribute book, issued on the occasion of the presentation to Lemmon of the AFI's annual Life Achievement Award. Includes: short articles (some excerpted from other publications) in tribute to the actor by Joss Whedon, Garson Kanin, Jeanine Basinger, and Jonathan Miller; numerous full-page sponsored ads, mostly illustrated with photographs from Lemmon's films; a complete filmography; and a short piece, "Lemmon on Lemmon," which was adapted from several interviews. View more info

Image for Gregory Peck: The Seventeenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 9, 1989

Gregory Peck: The Seventeenth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 9, 1989

By: {Peck, Gregory} [The American Film Institute]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13606

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, lightly bumped at base of spine, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) "Souvenir Edition" of the program/tribute book, issued on the occasion of the presentation to Peck of the AFI's Life Achievement Award, given annually to an individual "whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time." Nicely-turned out book, with short essays by Stanley Kramer, Harper Lee, Step... View more info

Image for Sidney Poitier: The Twentieth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 12, 1992

Sidney Poitier: The Twentieth Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, March 12, 1992

By: {Poitier, Sidney} [The American Film Institute]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Project Marketing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22602

Condition: Very Good


[clean copy, some stress marks along spine, slight bumping to upper right corner, some finger-creasing and light scuffing to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Program/tribute book, largely photographic, but also including a group of short appreciations of Poiter by Harry Belafonte, John Singleton, Stanley Kramer, and Sydney Poitier (the honoree's daughter), as well as a reminiscence by Poitier himself (adapted from a previously published book). Includes a filmography with basic credits, and (because this was the 20th anniversary of the award, and the AFI being the relentlessly self-promoting or... View more info

Image for Martin Scorsese: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, February 20, 1997 [program/tribute book]

Martin Scorsese: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, February 20, 1997 [program/tribute book]

By: {Scorsese, Martin} [The American Film Institute] (Schneider, Wolf, editorial director)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The American Film Institute: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16128

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely copy, with just a trace of wear to heel of spine]. (B&W photographs) Program/tribute book, largely photographic, but also including brief tributes to the director (all apparently originally written for this publication) by Nicholas Pileggi, Barbara Hershey, Joe Pesci, Thelma Schoonmaker, and Akira Kurosawa. Includes filmography, through KUNDUN (1997). Also a four-page section of "American Film Institute Annual Highlights, 1967 through 1996," the perusal of which leaves one with a vivid impression just how little of substance this organization managed to achieve in its first ... View more info

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Wajda Films [two-volume set, in slipcase]

By: {Wajda, Andrzej} Kosinska, Barbara, ed.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Warsaw (Poland), Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe: (c.1996)

Edition: 1st Edition (English version)

Seller ID: 22437

Condition: Fine


(two volumes without dustjackets (as issued), in cardboard slipcase) [books are in perfect condition; the slipcase very close to it, with just slight bumping to one corner (the set was in the original shrinkwrap when received by us, which was removed only to permit proper cataloguing)]. (B&W and color photographs, sketches) Beautifully-produced two-volume survey of the ouevre of the great Polish filmmaker (who passed away earlier this year), lavishly illustrated with (mostly full-page) color and black-and-white photographs, as well as numerous reproductions of Wajda's own drawings. (Most of t... View more info