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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

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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

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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

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

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Filmmakers Newsletter (April 1975) [cover: HEARTS AND MINDS]

By: (Mallow, Suni, and H. Whitney Bailey, eds.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, SunCraft International Inc.: 1975

Edition: (Vol. 8, No. 6)

Seller ID: 24397

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, with minor wear at the bottom corners, slight wrinkling at left edge of rear cover]. (B&W photographs, ads) This issue's features are: an account of filming the documentary HARVEST in Ethiopia, by the filmmaker Elliot Davis; an interview with director Peter Davis about the making of his Vietnam War documentary HEARTS AND MINDS (which would go on to win the Oscar as the year's best documentary feature); two articles on the production of the TV special "Juice on the Loose," about O.J. Simpson (one of which, by co-producer Richard Rubinstein, goes into great detail abou... View more info

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Avant Garde - Volume 10, 1968

By: (Michael Tolkin, Mickey Kaus, others)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, Beverly Hills High School: 1968

Edition: (Volume 10)

Seller ID: 24002

Condition: Very Good+


[light bumping and minor wear at corners, slight wear along spine]. (B&W graphics) Literary journal featuring the poetic and prose work of Beverly Hills High School students. Includes contributions by two writers who later went on to some notoriety: Michael Tolkin, novelist (author "The Player"), represented here by three poems; and Mickey Kaus, journalist, whose contribution to this issue was a short story entitled "The Apotheosis Department," about a 100-year-old man facing some difficult choices in a future society. View more info

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American Works 1945-1975

By: (no author)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, C&M Arts: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24859

Condition: Near Fine


(gray cloth; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [nice and clean, essentially as-new with just the teensiest bump to the top rear corner] (color and B&W reproductions) Catalogue for an exhibition of modern American art presented at C&M Arts in NYC in October-December 1997. Includes color photos of 38 individual works, with the following artists represented: Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, David Smith, ... View more info

Image for Laser Marquee (October-November 1994 issue) [cover: Bing Crosby]

Laser Marquee (October-November 1994 issue) [cover: Bing Crosby]

By: (Roan, Cary M., ed.)

Price: $25.00

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23926

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor creasing along right edge of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs, ads) The second (and possibly final) issue of this short-lived periodical, pitched as "the collectors' guide to classic movies on laserdisc" -- although "ill-timed" might be a better descriptor than "short-lived," since by 1994 the handwriting was already on the wall for the laserdisc: the DVD format was introduced the following year. About half of this magazine's 24 pages (including covers) is devoted to lists of recent releases, with the only really substantive content bein... View more info

Image for The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930 [complete 2-volume set]

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930 [complete 2-volume set]

By: (The American Film Institute) Munden, Kenneth W., executive editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London, R.R. Bowker Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24426

ISBN: 0-8352-0440-5

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jackets, as issued) [both volumes lightly worn, slight soiling/spotting to edges of text block (mostly on top edge); front hinge on Volume 1 is a little weak, but otherwise both books are quite firmly bound; the text appears to be unmarked throughout]. The first volume produced by the AFI Catalog project, the Institute's intermittently ongoing attempt to compile credit data on all American films. Although this is still a valuable tool for researchers, with credits and plot synopses for 6,606 films, the 1920s volume (like the next one issued, covering the 1960s) suffers from compariso... View more info

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Page One of 1953: Yearbook of New York's Newspaper Men and Women

By: (The Newspaper Guild of New York)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Newspaper Guild of New York: 1953

Edition: "20th Anniversary"

Seller ID: 23577

Condition: Very Good


(pictorial paper label on front cover; no dust jacket, as issued) [shelfwear and bumping to bottom edges, some fraying to cloth at top of spine, a few tiny stains adjacent to spine (on both front and rear covers)] (B&W photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) Commemorative yearbook, issued to coincide with the "Page One Ball," an annual shindig at which the Big Apple's newspapermen (and probably a few women) gathered to make merry, give themselves awards, and generally congratulate one another for being, well, New York newspapermen, at a time when NYC boasted no fewer than seven daily papers.... View more info

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Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, California; with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers

By: (Tompkins, Walker A., introduction)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Howell-North: 1961

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24592

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(in original clear acetate dust jacket) [the book itself shows only minimal wear; the clear acetate dust jacket is lightly scuffed, with small tears (cracks) at the lower left corner of the front cover and the top left corner of the rear cover, and also missing a small (approx 1.5" x .75") chip at the bottom right corner of the front cover]. (B&W plates, maps) Reprint of a work first published in 1883, and which (per the 1961 introduction) "for history prior to 1882, old reliable T & W remains the standard authority in its field, a position it has maintained without serious chall... View more info

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Damn Yankees: A New Musical

By: Abbott, George, and Douglass Wallop (book); Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (music and lyrics)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23942

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket; photographic front-cover label) [nice clean book, slight bumping/rounding to top right corner of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) "Faust" re-worked as a baseball musical (derived from Wallop's novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"), which has become a Hardy perennial thanks to the sheer fun inherent in re-staging the Bob Fosse dance numbers (not to mention hating the Yankees). Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon reprised their stage roles as Applegate (Satan) and Lola in the 1958 film version, which upon each re-viewing seems to fall ... View more info

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When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA [*SIGNED*]

By: Abraham, Adam

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Middletown CT, Wesleyan University Press: (c.2012)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24468

ISBN: 0819569143

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful as-new copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W and color photographs, cartoon art) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "This is the surprising story of the pioneering cartoon studio UPA (United Productions of America). Throughout the 1950s, a group of artists ran a business that broke all the rules, pushing animated films beyond the fluffy fantasy of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. Instead, UPA's films were innovative and graphically bold -- the cartoon equivalent to modern art. [This book] is the f... View more info

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Famous Forry Fotos: Over 70 Years of AckerMemories

By: Ackerman, Forrest J

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rockville MD, Sense of Wonder Press / James A. Rock & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24132

ISBN: 0-91873632-3

Condition: Fine


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The life and legend of Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forrest J Ackerman, as depicted in a whole bunch of badly-reproduced photographs (maybe that's why they're called "fotos"). "Fans & Fandom! Family & Friends! Travel! Ackermansion! Travel!" View more info