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Lustrous Heroine

By: Leavelle, Elizabeth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1934)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23143

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dj


[book itself is clean and tight, a little scuffing on spine but no significant wear; the jacket, alas, is heavily chipped at the bottom of the front panel and has a few other bits of paper loss at the edges--but on the bright side, the jacket illustration of a lovely Chinese lady is only slightly affected]. "Against a background of horror, lust and famine," this novel recounts the story of its title character, the daughter of a Chinese peasant. In the face of famine, she determines to run away "and offer herself in the marriage market to save her family from starvation; in the bi... View more info

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Wide Angle (Summer 1976) [special Howard Hawks issue]

By: Lehman, Peter, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens OH, Athens International Film Festival: 1976

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23416

Condition: Very Good+


[a little scuffing to covers and other light external wear]. (B&W photographs) Special issue devoted to Howard Hawks, inspired by the director's recent participation in the Athens (Ohio) International Film Festival. Contains articles by Alexandre Astruc (a general appreciation + an analysis of RIO LOBO), William Luhr (article about "Patterns of Continuity in RIO BRAVO, EL DORADO and RIO LOBO), and Marilyn Campbell (analysis of HIS GIRL FRIDAY); plus a 30-page "private interview" with Hawks conducted by editor Lehman and other journal staff members. Rounding out the issue is an ana... View more info

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Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year

By: Levi, Carlo (translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Company: 1947

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23062

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [a bit of wear to bottom extremities, faint bookstore stamp at upper corner of ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, tiny bits of paper loss at spine ends, a few little nicks and tiny tears at edges]. The author's memoir of his year in confinement as a political prisoner in a remote region of southern Italy during the war between Italy and Ethiopia. Basis for the 1979 film directed by Francesco Rosi. View more info

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Method -- or Madness?

By: Lewis, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto/Hollywood, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1958)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23087

Condition: Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minimal external wear, but with quite a bit of underlining and occasional margin notation in the second half of the book, also some light dampstaining to lower rear cover, one-time owner's name and address on ffep; jacket has a few tiny chips, light edgewear, similarly (but very lightly) dampstained at lower rear panel]. (B&W photo plates, fold-out chart) From Harold Clurman's introduction: "These informal lectures delivered by [the author] to an audience of professional actors constitute a kind of codicil to the classics of the subject, the three books by Constantin Stani... View more info

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An American Comedy

By: Lloyd, Harold, in collaboration with Wesley W. Stout

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1971

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 23052

ISBN: 0-486-22684-0

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear to covers, some minor surface blemishes to front and rear covers, apparently from removal of laminate]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) An "unabridged republication, with minor corrections" of the comedian's autobiography, first published in 1928. "Published by special arrangement with Harold Lloyd" (who died that year), this edition incorporated a selection of 37 additional photos, a new index, a new introductory note by Richard Griffith, and an appendix containing the text of a 1969 interview with Lloyd, entitled "The Serious Business of Being Funny." View more info

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Le Dessin Animé: Histoire, Esthétique, Technique

By: Lo Duca, [Joseph-Marie]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Prisma: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22975

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [very nice copy, minor edgewear to covers, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. (B&W photographs, color plates) Well-illustrated survey, in French, of the animated film: history, art, and technique. The color illustrations (some full-page, some half-page) are particularly nice. View more info

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Cultura [magazine]: Special Report: Argentine Cinema Today

By: Lóizaga, Patricio, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Reporte S.R.L.: 1996

Edition: (No. 57/58)

Seller ID: 23134

Condition: Near Fine


[minor edgewear, very light scuffing to front cover]. (B&W and color photographs) Special supplement to issue 57/58 of "Revista Cultura" (if I'm translating the publication information correctly), focusing exclusively on the then-current state of the cinema in Argentina. About two-thirds of the publication is in English, and features the following: an interview with Julio Maharbiz, director of the Institute for Cinema and Audio-Visual Arts; an interview with Barney Finn, artistic director of the Mar del Plata International Festival; an article, "La Dama Regresa, Moebius and Sol de... View more info

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Unsung Genius: The Passion of Dancer-Choreographer Jack Cole

By: Loney, Glenn

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23602

ISBN: 0-531-09765-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book, minimal handling wear; jacket lightly rubbed, faint wear along bottom edge of front panel, one tiny closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Uncommon biography of this influential yet rather enigmatic figure in the world of dance. "Obsessed by his insensate desire for perfection, Jack Cole stands isolated among the elusive figures of American theatre and film. Even those who built their own reputations by plagiarizing his talent inevitably use the term genius to describe him. Nurtured by major historical dance figures such as Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis,... View more info

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Catalog No. 1: Everything for the Blacksmith Shop - Supplies | Tools | Machinery

By: Los Angeles Heavy Hardware Co.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Heavy Hardware Co.: (c.1925)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22899

Condition: Very Good


(textured covers with embossed lettering and decorations; no dust jacket, as issued) [staining and discoloration to endpapers, but otherwise in quite decent condition, with age-toning to edges of text block, and just a tiny bit of insect-nibbling evident at the top corners of the first couple of pages (no loss of content)]. (B&W line drawings, photographs) Comprehensive, 150-page catalog of all things blacksmithy -- really all sorts of hardware: machine bolts, rivets, washers, chains, electric drills, band saws, bolt cutters, and so on, pretty much the same stuff that one can find at any well... View more info

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Don Siegel: American Cinema

By: Lovell, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23418

Condition: Very Good+


[a bit of wear along spine, faint stain along edge of last page]. An examination of the work of the director of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, THE KILLERS, DIRTY HARRY, and numerous other excellent films. Contents: a discussion of critical positions on Siegel's work; a reprint of the author's 1968 essay on Siegel; an eight-page "sketch" of the director's career; "Notes on DIRTY HARRY"; an interview with Siegel; a detailed filmography; bibliography. View more info

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We All Go to the Pictures

By: Lowe, T.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Hodge & Company Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22868

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, spine slightly turned, spine cloth moderately faded]. (caricature drawings) A charming little book in which the Tallow family -- George and Phoebe, their children Jane and Edward James, and Phoebe's mother "Grannie" -- and their various friends and acquaintances chatter on endlessly about the movies they see and the movie stars they adore. As Anthony Armstrong ("A.A.") puts it in his introduction, "if ever a family takes the flicks seriously, it's the Tallows." The text is enlivened by about 65 drawings, divided about evenly between ... View more info

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Voyage Thirteen [13]

By: Lucas, Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Young World Books / International Publishers: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23162

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[minor shelfwear, slight bump to top rear corner, small stain on fore-edge; jacket is a little bit on the tattered side, with paper loss surrounding top of spine and along bottom edge]. (pen & ink illustrations) Juvenile novel (the Young World Books imprint is described as "for older boys and girls"), "a breathlessly exciting yarn of the Merchant Marine" set during the last months of World War II, by an author who had himself been a merchant seaman during the war. Befitting the Communist Party affiliation of International Publishers, the emphasis is on the brotherhood of the ... View more info

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Weathergoose -- Woo!

By: MacKaye, Percy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London/New York/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23139

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[front hinge cracked but holding, bottom corners lightly bumped and slightly split, otherwise only minimally shelfworn; jacket edgeworn, faded at spine, small tears at several corners, a little paper loss at top of spine and along rear hinge and rear foldover]. (silhouette drawings) Anecdotal folk tales of Eastern Kentucky. "Out of the mysterious 'creek world' of the Appalachians where Americans who speak an English as old as Shakespeare's live a life as vital as Broadway's yet strange as a mediaeval ballad, [the author] has poured the magic of a new literary creation. By the eldritch t... View more info

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Son of Giant Sea Tortoise: Competitions from New York Magazine

By: Madden, Mary Ann, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23543

ISBN: 0-670-65727-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, heavily bumped at bottom corners but otherwise appears almost as new; jacket also shows the effects of the aforementioned bottom-corner-bumping, but is otherwise bright and unblemished except for minor diagonal creasing at the top corners of each flap]. A second compilation of more than a thousand entries in the popular magazine feature -- "the place where all the unsung (and some of the sung) parodists, gag-writers, and smart-alecks in the country can see their parodies, gags, and smart remarks actually in print." The entries here run the "literary gamut from bad pla... View more info

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Sauce for the Gander

By: Mallen, Frank

Price: $40.00

Publisher: White Plains NY, Baldwin Books: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23195

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight copy, some very light staining to the top edges of the covers, light discoloration to endpapers, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket shows light wear at the extremities, one tiny closed tear at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "The Amazing Story of a Fabulous Newspaper," that being the legendary New York Evening Graphic, which nurtured (spawned?) a whole slew of notable and notorious talents, including Walter Winchell, Jerry Wald, Ed Sullivan, and Samuel Fuller; even director John Huston served a very brief stint as a reporter in the early ... View more info

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Hollywood Rhapsody: Movie Music and Its Makers, 1900 to 1975

By: Marmorstein, Gary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23069

ISBN: 0-02-864595-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a nice clean as-new copy; jacket shows the tiniest trace of surface wear, minor wrinkling at top edge of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) This book is "a history of American movie music, from the days of the silent movies to the maverick productions of the seventies. It tells the story of how talented, if sometimes invisible, musicians, composers, and lyricists have created some of the most memorable movie music of our time." Particularly interesting is how the book examines the "house styles" of the major Hollywood studios -- ... View more info

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Queen of the Ritz [*SIGNED*]

By: Marx, Samuel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22972

ISBN: 0-491-02206-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light wear to book at spine extremities and a couple of corners; jacket shows some wear along right edge of front panel, moderate dog-earing at both ends of spine (see NOTE about the dust jacket)]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Bill -- / So go ahead, make / movies about the Algonquin! / Your friend, / Sam Marx." The long-time MGM story editor's biography of his aunt, "the moving, frequently funny, always fast-paced" biography of his aunt, Blanche Auzello, "who with her husband Claude ran the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris during the halcyon twenties and... View more info

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Merely Colossal; the story of the movies from the long chase to the chaise longue [*SIGNED*]

By: Mayer, Arthur

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23088

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, top corners bumped; jacket a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, minor paper loss at spine ends]. (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Max Youngstein / With more than / Merely Colossal / affection / Arthur Mayer." As much autobiography as film history per se, by a veteran film distributor and publicist; a dozen witty drawings by George Price nicely complement the text. A nice association copy, as the inscribee was a prominent film executive, one of the group that bought the financially troubled United Artists from its ... View more info

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Screem [magazine] #17 (2008) [cover: THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON]

By: Mayeski, Darryl, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wilkes-Barre PA, Screem Publishing: 2008

Edition: (No. 17)

Seller ID: 22919

Condition: Near Fine


[minor edgewear to covers only]. (B&W and color photos, graphics, ads) This issue contains several features celebrating the 50th anniversary of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: an article about the making of the documentary CREATURE FEATURE: 50 YEARS OF THE GILL-MAN; a tribute to actor Ben Chapman, who played the original "topside" Creature; an interview with stuntman Ricou Browning, who was the underwater Creature in the original film. Also in the issue: an article about the "best of" Mexican fantasy films; an interview with Jeff Sumerel, director of a documentary about Br... View more info

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Christopher Strange

By: McKee, Ruth Eleanor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22814

Condition: Good in Fair dj


[shopworn copy, binding solid but with slight fraying to cloth along bottom edge and at top of spine, some discoloration to endpapers; jacket is well-worn, small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, faded at spine, old external tape reinforcements across both ends of spine extending into front and rear panels]. Historical novel, set from 1853 through 1901, centering around a Massachusetts minister and his young lawyer son who catch California fever, "the pull of the pioneering spirit," and set off for the West. "In a sweeping, panoramic novel of the turbulent years of gr... View more info