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Image for My Life, My Way: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]

My Life, My Way: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]

By: Wonder, Ginger

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sioux Falls SD, Pine Hill Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23124

Condition: Near Fine


[teensy-weensy dog-earing to a couple of orders, otherwise essentially as new; label on title page with author's address and phone number]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the dedication page: "To you it's a / pleasure. / Ginger Wonder." Self-published autobiography of "a Senior Citizen who has lived from the Depression Years to the Year 2000." The rear-cover bio blurb notes that she had a successful 42-year career as an industrial engineer ("one of the first lady Industrial Engineers in Chicago"), working for the C.D. Osborn Glove Company and James El... View more info

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Under the Bright Lights

By: Woodrell, Daniel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23079

ISBN: 0-03-008514-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket a little rubbed, one small closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. The author's first novel, set in the bayou country of Louisiana, featuring police detective Rene Shade. View more info

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Being Naked Playing Dead: The Art of Peter Greenaway

By: Woods, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manchester (U.K.), Manchester University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 23665

ISBN: 0-7190-4772-2

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually as-new, with just a touch of soiling to the bottom edge]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) "Peter Greenaway has an international reputation as one of the most innovative, stylish and intelligent of contemporary film-makers. His eight feature films, from The Draughtsman's Contract to The Pillow Book, have variously, and sometimes simultaneously, prompted controversy, infamy, acclaim and delight. However, Greenaway is an artist whose work also includes painting; collage; experimental TV; the novel/opera Rosa; and numerous exhibitions/installations. [This book] explores the ... View more info

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Photoplay Writing

By: Wright, William Lord

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Falk Publishing Co., Inc.: (c.1922)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23056

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [good solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge, a little spotting/soiling to fore-edge, minor discoloration to endpapers, attractive vintage bookplate (W. Ernest Vincent II) on front pastedown; gilt lettering on front cover a little rubbed but still fully readable]. (B&W photographic plates) This volume, "used as a supplementary text in [the] New York Institute of Photography," tells the budding screenwriter everything he or she needs to know, in 25 straightforwardly-titled chapters: "What Scenario Editors Want from You"; "What a Cont... View more info

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Stephen Fair

By: Wynne-Jones, Tim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22789

ISBN: 0-7894-2495-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, slight bump to top rear corner, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows minor wear at extremities]. A 15-year-old boy, troubled by the same recurring nightmare that his older brother had before running away four years earlier, "is determined to unlock the meaning of his bad dreams and uncover the story of his own childhood." View more info

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The Day the Laughter Stopped: The True Story of Fatty Arbuckle

By: Yallop, David A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23624

ISBN: 034016901X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, tiny bump to top front corner but no other discernibile wear; jacket slightly faded at spine, otherwise just a touch of surface wear]. (B&W photographs, endpaper illus.) Well-researched examination of the myth-shrouded Roscoe Arbuckle murder-rape case, still considered the most authoritative account. Includes a detailed filmography (compiled by Samuel A. Gill) and an extensive bibliography. View more info

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Fundamentals for Fashion Illustration

By: Young, Charlotte H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The House of Little Books: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22897

Condition: Very Good


[light edgewear, some uneven fading to front cover; internally clean]. (B&W photo of author, pen and ink drawings) "This book is a guide to start you off in the right direction. The fundamentals of fashion illustration do not change with the seasons as the styles change. At the end of each lesson there are suggestions for daily practice. These simple exercises should be fun. Constant practice is of the utmost importance to the fashion artist. Make your art a part of you -- and you a part of it." View more info

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Wise Saws: or, Sam Slick in Search of a Wife

By: [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dick and Fitzgerald: [1857]

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23307

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [bumped and worn at corners, but still quite a decent copy; one-time owner's name and date (1867) written lightly on the ffep, and a short column of figures (added up) in pencil on the second ffep]. (Library of Sam Slick's Works) Series Corny 19th-century humor, the first-person narrative of a Yankee yokel abroad in the land, lookin' fer a women he kin marry and settle down with. The "anonymous" author, Thomas Chandler Halilburton, was a Nova Scotian judge who became a best-selling author on the basis of his "Sam Slick" stories, which became very popular light... View more info

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The Center for the Partially Sighted Fourth Annual Night for Sight, Honoring Ella Fitzgerald, June 14, 1985

By: {Ella Fitzgerald}

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Santa Monica CA], The Center for the Partially Sighted: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23569

Condition: Very Good+


[light edgewear to covers, quite a bit of light surface-scratching to front cover]. (B&W photographs, advertisements) Tribute/program book issued in connection with the 1985 event cited in the title. The content consists almost entirely of "congratulations" and "best wishes" sorts of ads, about a dozen of which feature black & white photos of Ms. Fitzgerald; regrettably, the compilers of this book didn't see fit to include even the slightest bit of biographical information about her (although there are a couple of pages devoted to the "background, services and goals" o... View more info

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Educational Programs: October/November/December [1969] [includes schedule and program notes for the Museum's retrospective of the films of Fritz Lang]

By: {Lang, Fritz} Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: [1969]

Seller ID: 22751

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate wear along spine, otherwise nice and clean]. (B&W photographs) Small booklet (approx. 6" x 7-1/2", 24 pages including covers) presenting the schedule of events (including concerts, lectures, and children's theatre) at the still-young LACMA. The highlight, however, to which two-thirds of the booklet is devoted, was a retrospective of the films of director Fritz Lang; thirty of his feature films were shown, in what was said at the time to be the most comprehensive presentation of his ouevre yet mounted in America. (Whether that was true or not, it was unquestionably the firs... View more info

Image for Playbill - October 1969 [original theatre program for "Hello, Dolly!" autographed by Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway

Playbill - October 1969 [original theatre program for "Hello, Dolly!" autographed by Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway

By: {Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway}

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Metromedia, Inc.: 1969

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 10)

Seller ID: 22875

Condition: Very Good


[a bit of edgewear, small red stain at upper left corner of front cover, small shadow from removed price-sticker on front cover, short diagonal creasing at bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs, ads) Program for the all-black-cast version of the smash hit musical, which began as a touring company in 1967 and was so successful that producer David Merrick brought it to Broadway, with Pearl Bailey taking her place among the half-dozen (otherwise white) performers who had essayed the role of Dolly Levi after original star Carol Channing left the show, which had opened in 1964 and ... View more info

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Punch (issue of May 4, 1966) [includes "Genesis of a Novel" by Wodehouse]

By: {Wodehouse, P.G.} (Hollowood, Bernard, ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Punch Publications Limited: 1966

Edition: (Vol. 250, No. 6556)

Seller ID: 22740

Condition: Very Good+


[light to moderate handling wear; a good sound copy]. (cartoons, photos and graphics; B&W and color ads) Mid-1960s issue of the venerable British humor (sorry, humour) magazine, with numerous cartoons, satirical articles, cultural commentary (including capsule comments on current films and plays; there's a full review of David Lean's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO elsewhere in the magazine). The most notable piece in this issue is Wodehouse's "Genesis of a Novel," in which the then-75-year-old author gives a tongue-in-cheek description of how he set about writing his 1934 book "Thank You, Jeeves,... View more info