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John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Sebastián/Madrid, Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián / Filmoteca Española: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23818

ISBN: 84-86877-24-5

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight bumping to lower extremities, about a 1/2" crack in top of spine (integrity of binding unaffected), no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Extensive survey of the career of Hollywood director John M. Stahl, best known for what were once called "women's pictures" (such as BACK STREET, IMITATION OF LIFE, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, etc.), but who turned out at least one bona fide, undeniable masterpiece, the delirious 1945 Technicolor melodrama LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN. Issued in conjunction with a retrospective of the director's work at the 1999 San Sebastian Internation... View more info

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American Horror Story: Freak Show

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], FX: [2008]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24417

Condition: Near Fine


(in Near Fine slipcase) [book itself is unworn, but slightly blemished on rear endpapers from removal of spot of sticky substance; slipcase shows some external surface-rubbing]. (color photographs and graphics) Large-format (approx. 9"x13") promotional book (in slipcase), issued in advance of the premiere of the fourth season of the FX series "American Horror Story," a self-contained 13-episode mini-series set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1952, and telling the story of the struggle fo survival of one of the last remaining freak shows in America. Several pages are devoted to each o... View more info

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Murray the K's Christmas Revue - Program [1962]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (n.p.), (no publisher indicated): [1962]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24526

Condition: Very Good+


[light external wear, a few horizontal stress lines along spine, short diagonal bends/creases at top and bottom corners of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Original program (20 pages including covers) for one of the multi-racial rock 'n' roll shows staged and hosted several times a year by popular disc jockey Murray the "K" (Murray Kaufman) at various Brooklyn theatres (mostly the Brooklyn Fox) during the early to mid-1960s. This one was the Christmas edition for 1962 (presented on December 27), and the talent lineup was truly mind-blowing, including Jackie Wilson, The Four Seasons, T... View more info

Image for The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, James Mackenzie Limited: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24617

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked but holding, otherwise a good sound copy; moderate wear to cloth at extremities, one-inch tear in cloth at top rear hinge, another tiny tear in cloth at top of spine; internally quite clean, with all plates present and in excellent condition]. (tipped-on color plates) An illustrated directory of prominent British judges and lawyers of the time, with each color plate accompanied by a one- or two-page biography. It starts at the top, with The Right Honourable Lord High Chancellor and The Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice of England, and proceeds through s... View more info

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Thomas H. Ince

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Madrid, Filmoteca Española: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24634

ISBN: 84-505-4725-3

Condition: Near Fine


[a bit of wear along spine, otherwise a nice clean copy]. (B&W photographs) 48-page large-format booklet, issued in conjunction with a retrospective of Ince's films. PLEASE NOTE that the text of this publication is entirely in Spanish. Includes a translation of a 1953 article on Ince by Jean Mitry; a translation of a 1919 Photoplay article by Ince himself, about his early filmmaking career; and a complete filmography (albeit with minimal credits) by Steven Higgins. View more info

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F. Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rockville MD, Quill & Brush: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24660

ISBN: 1-883060-08-7

Condition: Near Fine


[nearly perfect condition, nice and clean with just a touch of wear to the spine extremities]. The following writers give their one- or two-page opinions on FSF: Alice Adams, Frederick Busch, Hortense Calisher, Thomas Caplan, Alan Cheuse, Nicholas Delbanco, Don DeLillo, Nelson DeMille, Thomas Flanagan, George Garrett, Herbert Gold, Allan Gurganis, A.R. Gurney, Joe Haldeman, Alfred Kazin, Edmund Keeley, John McPhee, James Alan McPherson, Arthur Miller, Hugh Nissenson, Reynolds Price, E. Annie Proulx, Budd Schulberg, Carolyn See, Anne Rivers Siddons, Elizabeth Spencer, Christopher Tilghman, Joh... View more info

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Modern Authorship: Reference Scenarios

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Palmer Institute of Authorship: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24790

Condition: Very Good


(flexible brown leatherette textured covers; no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate wear to extremities, clean inside and out]. (B&W photographs) Part of "a series of texts prepared as part of the Palmer Course and Service in Creative Writing," this volume prints five silent feature-film scenarios. The first, JUDGMENT OF THE STORM (produced at the Thomas H. Ince Studios by the affiliated Palmer Photoplay Corporation), is presented most comprehensively, including both detailed synopsis (by Ethel Styles Middleton) a "scene continuity" (the full script, shot-by-shot), and an "... View more info

Image for Marcel Duchamp | Pasadena Art Museum | A Retrospective Exhibition |  October 8 through November 3, 1963 [cover: "by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy / at the Pasadena Art Museum"]

Marcel Duchamp | Pasadena Art Museum | A Retrospective Exhibition | October 8 through November 3, 1963 [cover: "by or of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy / at the Pasadena Art Museum"]

By: N/A

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Pasadena CA, Pasadena Art Museum: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23733

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful condition, with just a few traces of wear at the corners; in the original clear acetate dust jacket, similarly nice]. A beautiful, near-pristine copy of the original catalogue for one of the most notable West Coast art exhibitions of its day, the first U.S. retrospective of the work of French-born artist Marcel Duchamp, presented in 1963 by the Pasadena Art Museum under its legendary then-acting director Walter Hopps. Duchamp, despite his enormous and continuing influence on the development of what came to be called conceptual art, had "ceased to perform as an artist" circa... View more info

Image for The Day Buster Smiled; the 1926 filming of 'The General' by Buster Keaton as chronicled in The Cottage Grove Sentinel newspaper, Cottage Grove, Oregon

The Day Buster Smiled; the 1926 filming of 'The General' by Buster Keaton as chronicled in The Cottage Grove Sentinel newspaper, Cottage Grove, Oregon

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cottage Grove OR, The Cottage Grove Historical Society: 1998

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 25087

Condition: Very Good+


[minimal wear, but with an approximate 1-inch split at the top of the spine, resulting in the top inch or so of the spine covering being somewhat loose (like a little flap); there is also about a 2-inch diagonal scrape line across the top right corner of the front cover]. (B&W photographs) A collection of contemporary local-newspaper accounts of the on-location filming of perhaps the greatest (and without question the most spectacularly-mounted) comedy of the silent film era, Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL. The making of the film has been extensively chronicled by various film historians, but t... View more info

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Mickey Mouse Magazine (August 1938)

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, K.K. Publications, Inc.: 1938

Edition: (Vol. 3, No. 11)

Seller ID: 24871

Condition: Near Fine


[a lovely copy with only light handling wear; original subscriber's name and address stamped neatly in upper corner of rear cover (amazing to think that at one time this went through the U.S. Mail -- it honestly appears to have barely been touched by human hands); NOTE that this item has been graded according to book-grading standards, NOT comic-book guidelines]. (cartoon drawings) Early Disney magazine, the precursor to the comic book-format "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories" (which first appeared under that title in October 1940). This issue contains these stories: "The White Goat" by Sari;... View more info

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Jerry Lewis; a man in motion

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Pisani Printing Company: [ca.1967]

Seller ID: 25297

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate wear at corners, a few horizontal stress lines adjacent to spine]. (B&W photographs, graphics) A remarkable piece of self-sycophancy, uncredited (except for some of the individual pieces, as noted) but pretty obviously issued with the full cooperation of Lewis himself. Dozens of photographs showcase Jerry "the man," "the comedian," "the clown," "the maestro," "the sportsman," "the director," "the man of many faces!", etc. -- Jerry behind the scenes, on stage, on television, on tour, with his family, and on and on. The intersp... View more info

Image for My Hey-Day; or The Crack-Up of the International Set

My Hey-Day; or The Crack-Up of the International Set

By: "Murphy, Princess Tulip," as told to Virginia Faulkner

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce: (c.1940)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24978

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[book lightly bumped at corners, one-time owner's name and purchase date in ink at top of front pastedown, brief gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep, small newspaper clipping affixed to ffep; the jacket is a bit of a mess, heavily edgeworn, bottom 1.5 inches of spine missing, etc.]. Hysterical faux-memoir, a breezy narrative by a girl of obscure (and lowly) origins who marries into International Society -- what would have been called the Jet Set if they'd had jets in 1940 -- and flits about the world, breathlessly describing her many adventures: her Hollywood screen test; her Soviet Exper... View more info

Image for Esquire (June 1986) [special issue: The American Man, 1946-1986]

Esquire (June 1986) [special issue: The American Man, 1946-1986]

By: (Eisenberg, Lee, ed.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Esquire Associates: 1986

Edition: (Vol. 105, No. 6)

Seller ID: 25340

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, virtually as-new; faint traces of removed mailing label on front cover, one tiny tear at bottom of front cover]. (photographs, ads, graphics) One of those massive "theme" issues (in this case, 354 pages) that Esquire used to put out every so often, this one keyed to presenting their very particular Esquire-y "Man At His Best" portrait of what it was like to be A Man in the 1980s -- or, more precisely, what went into the process of BECOMING a man, in America, during that 30-year post-World War II span embedded in the stated theme-title. The quality of the doz... View more info

Image for Esquire (June 1985) [special issue: The Soul of America]

Esquire (June 1985) [special issue: The Soul of America]

By: (Eisenberg, Lee, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Esquire Associates: 1985

Edition: (Vol. 103, No. 6)

Seller ID: 25346

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, minor handling wear only, no subscription label on cover]. (photographs, ads, graphics) Another of those extra-thick "theme" issues that Esquire was so fond of, back in the day, this one the culmination of a two-year project in which the magazine "went looking for the real America [and] found it." The magazine is chock-a-block with interesting pieces on American life, culture and people in the mid-1980s, with the magazine's usual stellar cast of contributors. The writers (and their subjects) include: William Kennedy (an oyster-shucker in Albany, New York); ... View more info

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The Last Whole Film Catalog

By: (Films Incorporated)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wilmette IL, Films Incorporated: (c.1976)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 25342

Condition: Very Good+


[generally a good sound copy, with moderate surface wear to covers, a few horizontal stress lines adjacent to spine, miscellaneous soft finger-creasing in front cover]. Trade PB (photographs, graphics) "A unique compendium of films and film lore," trumpets the cover blurb, and I suppose in some ways it is -- but mostly it was a clever marketing ploy by Films Incorporated (then one of the country's leading distributors of 16mm films for educational, non-profit, and home use) to hawk their own product. This oversize paperback apes the appearance and format of the popular proto-New Age ... View more info

Image for American Cinematographer (December 1953) [cover: WHITE CHRISTMAS]

American Cinematographer (December 1953) [cover: WHITE CHRISTMAS]

By: (Gavin, Arthur E., ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hollywood, A.S.C. Agency, Inc.: 1953

Edition: (Vol. 34, No. 12)

Seller ID: 24480

Condition: Very Good


[some dampstaining along the spine (mostly visible on rear cover), bleed-through to a few interior pages]. (B&W photographs, ads) Monthly magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers, a very technically-oriented publication with plenty of information (articles and advertisements) related to the latest equipment, technical processes and production techniques then in use in the Hollywood motion picture industry. Although the film WHITE CHRISTMAS is featured on the cover (with a nice shot of Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, director Michael Curtiz and cinematographer Loyal Griggs), the tie-in a... View more info

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The Paintings of Cheng Shenghu

By: (Ge Zhengang, ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House: 1999

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 24598

ISBN: 7-5322-2138-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a bit of wear to bottom edges of book's covers; jacket very slightly wrinkled along top edge, tiny tear at top front hinge]. (100 color plates) One hundred examples, reproduced in color, of the art of Shanghai-born painter Cheng Shenghu. (All text is in Chinese, except: the title and publisher information (taken from the front cover and front jacket panel), a brief blurb on the front jacket flap, the list of editorial board members, the introduction by Huang Chunyao, and the titles (captions) of the individual paintings.) From the jacket flap: "Mr. Cheng Shenghu was born in May 1960 in... View more info

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The Selznick Style: Fifty Films Produced by David O. Selznick

By: (Haver, Ronald / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25088

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy with minimal discernible wear, just a handful of tiny horizontal stress lines adjacent to spine, slight bump to base of spine causing short diagonal wrinkle at bottom right corner of rear cover]. (B&W photographs) 24-page program book for retrospective series of films produced by Selznick, both as an independent and during his various early-career stints at Paramount, RKO and MGM. Includes a 4-page introduction by LACMA Film Department curator Ronald Haver (a Selznick devotee who the following year would publish his magnum opus on the producer and his films, "David O. Sel... View more info

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Paul László: Industrial Designer

By: (László, Paul) (photographs by Julius Shulman and others)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, Paul László: (c.1947)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24877

Condition: Very Good+


(plastic-comb binding, no dust jacket as issued) [binding solid and unbroken, light rubbing to covers, minor wear at top edge of rear cover, slight dog-earing to corners of front cover] (B&W photographs, drawings) A rare presentation book showcasing the work of the noted Hungarian-born architect and interior designer (1900-1993), who beginning in 1937 executed many projects for Southern California clients, both individuals and businesses. (Among the latter were the Beverly Hills Hotel, for which he designed the Rodeo Room and several guest rooms, and Saks Fifth Avenue, where he collaborated w... View more info

Image for American Cinematographer (October 1967) [cover story: "Photographing 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'"; also includes "Star Trek" article]

American Cinematographer (October 1967) [cover story: "Photographing 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'"; also includes "Star Trek" article]

By: (Lightman, Herb A., ed.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hollywood, ASC Agency Inc.: 1967

Edition: (Vol. 48, No. 10)

Seller ID: 24342

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, minimal wear, light age-toning at page edges; no subscription label or other markings]. (B&W photographs, ads) Monthly magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers, a very technically-oriented publication with plenty of information (articles and advertisements) related to the latest equipment, technical processes and production techniques then in use in the Hollywood motion picture industry. The cover story and primary article is a 4-page piece, illustrated with numerous photographs, about the filming of THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE, directed by Roger Corman and ... View more info