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Who Could Ask for Anything More

By: Merman, Ethel, as told to Pete Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24649

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice-looking copy, with slight bumping to bottom corners and a tiny shallow dent in top edge of rear cover; jacket shows a bit of wear at the extremities, just a bit of paper loss at top of spine, itsy-bitsy tear at bottom front hinge]. (B&W photographic endpapers) Ethel Merman's "own story of extraordinary success in one hit show after another is rich in unbridled conversations with, and fresh anecdotes about, the larger-than-life characters who have surrounded her since the days when she was a stenographer for the B.K. Vacuum Booster Brake Company." View more info

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Mank: The Wit, World, and Life of Herman J. Mankiewicz

By: Meryman, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23914

ISBN: 0-688-03356-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean copy, just slight browning to top and bottom edges of covers; jacket shows very light surface wear, slightly color-shifted at spine as typical with this book (although less noticeable to the eye than it appears in the scanned image)]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the legendary wit, raconteur and screenwriter (most notably of CITIZEN KANE, among other great films); includes filmography and bibliography. View more info

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Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov

By: Michelson, Annette, ed. (translated by Kevin O'Brien)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London/Sydney, Pluto Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24038

ISBN: 0-86104-767-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book with no significant wear, would rate "Fine" but for heavy foxing to the top edge of the text block; jacket shows only light handling wear]. (B&W photographs) "Vertov's writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestoes setting forth a new, heroic vision of film's potential to dark rumination on the inactivity forced upon him by the growing bureaucratization of the Soviet state and its film industry. His theory was at every point elaborated in direct, vigorous relation with practice; his doctrine of the kino-eye, breaking with film's subjection to traditi... View more info

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Underground News: The Complete Story of the Secret Newspaper that Made War History

By: Millard, Oscar E.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride and Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24046

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, light shelfwear, very slight bumping to a couple of corners, generic vintage bookplate on front pastedown (with one-time owner's name blacked out); fold-out map in excellent condition; jacket is edgeworn, small tears at most corners, small puncture-wound in spine, shallow paper loss at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, fold-out map) The history of "La Libre Belgique," an underground journal operated by a group of Belgian patriots during the German occupation of their country during World War I. "Started soon after the Germans had closed down all the Belgian newsp... View more info

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Miller's High Life

By: Miller, Ann, with Norma Lee Browning

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24461

ISBN: 0-385-03440-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[just a touch of shelfwear, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows minor surface- and edge-wear, small chip at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Autobiography of "the long-legged girl from Houston, Texas, who was born into a psychic family and came to Hollywood to make good." And make good she did, brightening up every movie she appeared in from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, after which she stayed busy in TV and theatre. Then she kind of became famous all over again, starting in the late 1960s with a Broadway turn in "Mame," followed up by her famous soup commercial, ... View more info

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The Misfits

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24679

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[no significant wear to book, but some foxing/spotting to cloth covers; jacket lightly soiled, a couple of small tears and associated creasing at top edge of rear panel, a bit of insect-nibbling to bottom edge of rear flap]. Novelization (kinda) by Miller of his own screenplay, which itself had "evolved" from his short story of the same name, first published in Esquire in 1957. The jacket copy dubs it a "cinema-novel," and in his "author's note," Miller describes it as being "in an unfamiliar form, neither novel, play or screenplay," and states that his goal h... View more info

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Here's to You, Miss Teen: A Guide to Good Grooming and Poise

By: Miller, Mary Sue

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/Toronto, The John C. Winston Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23538

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book with faint shelfwear; jacket lightly soiled (mostly to rear panel), tiny chip at top of spine]. (cartoon line drawings) "Here's to you, the girl you know yourself to be and want to be!" The author, a former Powers model and a director of the Powers School, headlined a syndicated newspaper column called "A Lovelier You," and was also co-author (with John Robert Powers himself) of the classic "Secrets of Charm." Here she offers a guide to "how to make the most of yourself," a book that's "filled to the brim with helpful and thoroughly profe... View more info

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A Gay and Melancholy Sound

By: Miller, Merle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24709

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, light shelfwear, a touch of fraying to cloth at top of spine, light bumping to bottom rear corner, minor soiling to bottom of text block; jacket heavily edgeworn, various tiny tears/nicks/creasing along top edge (especially to the rear panel)]. Novel about an "ex-prodigy, World War II veteran, and theatrical producer [who is] accustomed to triumphs practically everywhere," but is possessed with "a sardonic humor, an urgent question -- Is modern life worth the living? -- and the ability to see both himself and others in a pure, white light." The author, a then-clo... View more info

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The Judges and the Judged

By: Miller, Merle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24720

Condition: Good+ in Good dj


[minimal wear to book, bookplate on ffep, considerable discoloration to half-title and facing page from two laid-in contemporary newspaper reviews; jacket is edgeworn, small chip at bottom of front panel and another (smaller) at top edge of rear panel, various other tiny tears/creasing, spine a little sun-browned]. "The report on black-listing in radio and television, for the American Civil Liberties Union." Foreword by Robert E. Sherwood. Two unsourced clippings of contemporary reviews of the book laid in at the half-title page, one by Frances Biddle, the other by John B. Oakes (I b... View more info

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My Hollywood: When Both of Us Were Young: The Memories of Patsy Ruth Miller [includes "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (see notes)] [*SIGNED*]

By: Miller, Patsy Ruth

Price: $200.00

Publisher: [n.p.], O'Raghailligh Ltd.: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23775

ISBN: 0-929127-01-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket has some minor wrinkling/creasing along top edge of front panel and bottom edge of rear panel]. (Ackerman Archives Series, Vol. III) Series (B&W photos, other illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To ____ / With best wishes / from / Patsy Ruth Miller / Dec 3, 1988." Autobiography of the silent screen actress, best remembered for her role as "Esmeralda" in the 1923 version of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, opposite Lon Chaney. Introduction by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. This memoir was belatedly "discover... View more info

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The Cool World

By: Miller, Warren

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24373

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges of covers, minor bump to top front corner; jacket shows just a touch of wear at the extremities]. Novel about "a young Negro boy who lives in Harlem with his mother, her 'husbands' who come and go, and his grandmother, who has the Word. He is a War Lord in his gang, the Royal Crocodiles." Probably the best-known book of this writer, who died at 44 in 1966, it was adapted into a play which ran for exactly two, count 'em, two performances at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in February 1960, and subsequently as a film, directed by Sh... View more info

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The Life of Jimmy Dolan

By: Millhauser, Bertram, and Beulah Marie Dix

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23681

Condition: Good in Good+ dj


[solid copy, but with some unsightly staining to edges of text block (including at lower right corner, extending into corners of pages throughout most of the book), fraying to cloth at top edge of rear cover (slight exposure of boards), one-time owner's name rubber-stamped on ffep; the jacket has some shallow paper loss along the top edge (possibly from insect-nibbling), various other chips/small tears/creasing, still reasonably attractive]. Novel about a boxer who's charged with murder at the climax of his career, and has to take it on the lam, "riding the brake beams as a fugitive."... View more info

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What Hath a Man?

By: Millin, Sarah Gertrude

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24494

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[a good solid copy, apparently an ex-lending library book although with no actual library markings; however, the jacket flaps are firmly affixed to the pastedowns and the jacket spine is covered with a wide piece of clear tape (which is somewhat age-yellowed); the jacket has also been trimmed just a little along the top and bottom edges such that it's about 1/4" shorter than the book; there are also strips of black cloth tape on both pastedowns and both endpapers (which probably at one time held some kind of clear jacket protector in place); all this sounds pretty bad, but actually the boo... View more info

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Dust of Mexico

By: Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24493

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, spine slightly turned, spine cloth somewhat faded, small red stain on front cover]. Late novel (her next-to-last published work, I believe) by this California author, who I think of as the anti-John Steinbeck due to her previous book, "Of Human Hearts" (1939), which was written as a rebuttal to "The Grapes of Wrath" and presented a sympathetic view of California's ranchers and fruit growers. Married to a California State Senator, she herself was also active in Republican political circles. This book is a romantic/adventur... View more info

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A Fine Old Conflict

By: Mitford, Jessica

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23953

ISBN: 0-394-49995-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [spine slightly turned, no other discernible wear; jacket shows minor wear at extremities, slight wrinkling/creasing along top edge of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The second memoir by the next-to-youngest Mitford sibling (and for my money the most interesting, and the best writer, of the lot) "takes us into her life as a happy warrior -- from her feisty girlhood as one of the famous/notorious daughters of an eccentric British peer, through her years as a Red Menace (member of the American Communist Party in its salad days) and then as an (unrepentant) ex-Menace, to her ... View more info

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The Hays Office [*SIGNED*]

By: Moley, Raymond

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24705

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [clean and solid copy, lightly shelfworn; slight fading to spine cloth, gilt lettering somewhat dulled on both spine and front cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. A thorough and detailed accounting of the operations of the Production Code Administration, locus of the movie industry's self-censorship mechanism from the 1930s through the 1960s. Generally known colloquially as "the Hays Office" (hence the title), on the front lines in Hollywood it was more often referred to as "the Breen Office," since the studios we... View more info

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The Play's the Thing

By: Molnar, Ferenc (adapted from the Hungarian by P.G. Wodehouse)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1927)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24123

Condition: Very Good+


(decorated cloth; no dust jacket) [slight bumping to lower corners and spine ends, faint soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, no other significant blemishes]. Molnar's classic romantic comedy set on the Italian Riviera, first presented on Broadway during the 1926/1927 season. View more info

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Silent Star

By: Moore, Colleen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23870

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, top of spine pushed just a bit, light age-toning and one tiny spot on top edge of text block; jacket has a few tiny chips along top edge and one more at bottom of rear panel, on small closed tear at bottom of front panel, spine a bit faded]. (B&W photographs) Reminiscences by the actress who was the best-known on-screen flapper of her era. Moore "grew up with the movies, and in this wonderfully gossipy memoir she tells the story of Hollywood's silent era -- from oranges to cheesecake, from sunlight to klieg, and from the carefree days of youth and innocence to the scand... View more info

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Exits and Entrances

By: Moore, Eva (Mrs. H.V. Esmond)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: [1923]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23076

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear, foxing/spotting to edges of text block; jacket soiled, shallow chipping at spine extremities and along bottom of front panel]. (B&W photographic plates) Theatrical memoir by an English actress whose career stretched from the 1880s to the 1940s. She was married to the actor/playwright Henry V. Esmond from 1891 until his death in 1922; they appeared together in more than a dozen plays, and one of their children was Jill Esmond, actress and first wife of Laurence Olivier. In conjunction with her stage career, Eva Moore was also active in the women's suffrage movement (to which... View more info

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Paulette: The Adventurous Life of Paulette Goddard

By: Morella, Joe, and Edward Z. Epstein

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24724

ISBN: 0-312-59829-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear, just a touch of fading to edges of boards; jacket shows only minor wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the actress who, despite being perhaps best remembered for her marriages (to Charlie Chaplin, Burgess Meredith, and Erich Maria Remarque), led quite the fascinating life, "more captivating and provocative than fiction." As far as I know this is the only full-length biography of Goddard -- who was still alive when it was published, for whatever that's worth. View more info