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I Must Be in There Somewhere [*SIGNED*]

By: Ackland, Joss

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24641

ISBN: 0-340-49396-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tiny dent in top edge of rear cover, no other significant wear to book; jacket a little wrinkled along bottom edge, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, small closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author and his wife Rosemary (a Scottish actress to whom he was eventually married for 51 years) on the ffep. Autobiography of the British actor who's had a long and varied career in the theatre, TV and movies, primarily in England, although American audiences may recognize him for his roles in LETHAL WEAPON 2 and THE HUNT FOR... View more info

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Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990

By: Agee, William C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24466

ISBN: 0914357654

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a beautiful brand-new copy that had been in its original shrinkwrap until it was removed by us to confirm the edition; both the book and the translucent jacket are in pristine condition, with the jacket now encased in a new mylar cover]. (color plates, B&W photographs) Publication issued to accompany the exhibition of the same name, organized by the author (William Agee) and presented at The Geffen Temporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from March 7 through July 25, 1999. Includes a chronology of the life and work of the artist (1923-1994) and a selected bibliography. **... View more info

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A Proper Job

By: Aherne, Brian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24605

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[a touch of wear to bottom corners, slight musty smell to book; jacket lightly edgeworn, closed tear at top front hinge, a few tiny nicks at top of spine]. "The Autobiography of an Actor's Actor," who achieved considerable success on both stage and screen. He was married to Joan Fontaine from 1939 to 1945, and was good friends with fellow actor George Sanders, about whom he later published a biography. View more info

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A Delicate Balance

By: Albee, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23882

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very light shelfwear, the faintest bit of spotting to bottom edge of text block, age-toning to fore-edge for about the first half of the book; jacket lightly rubbed, slightly pushed/scrunched at top of spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, filmed in 1973 with Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield filling the roles essayed by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in the original Broadway production. View more info

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The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes [*SIGNED*]

By: Aldridge, Alan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22430

ISBN: 0500093423

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book, the jacket showing only tiny traces of edge- and surface-wear]. (color illustrations, photographs, etc.) INSCRIBED ("For ____") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with an additional small drawing of a spider dangling from the last letter of his signature. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present." The book incorporates hundreds of reproductions of his "imaginative designs and intoxicating, colour-rich images [which] capture... View more info

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The Funny Men [*SIGNED* twice]

By: Allen, Steve

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24409

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[tiny bump/crack at bottom front corner, a few ink lines in margins (others have been neatly erased); the jacket is a bit of a mess, having been torn in several places and tape-repaired/reinforced both externally and internally, also well-worn at the flap-folds]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, twice: "To Jack / Best wishes!" on the colophon page, and "To Francis -- / Best regards -- " on the ffep; both signatures are with the author's full name. "Here for the first time is a survey of the [comedy] field from someone who is up to his larynx in it." And indeed he ... View more info

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Don't Drink the Water

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23890

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean tight copy with no discernible wear (a review copy, with publisher's slip laid in); the jacket has been slightly insect-nibbled at various points along the top and bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) The Woodman's early theatrical success (and technically his first published book), filmed in 1969 with Jackie Gleason taking over the role played by Lou Jacobi on the stage, as head of an American family trapped behind the Iron Curtain, in an unnamed "Middle-European" country. View more info

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The Extortionists [*SIGNED*]

By: Aller, Herbert

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, Guild-Hartford Publishing Co.: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24626

Condition: Very Good+


[good solid copy, binding tight and firm, light stain at top of spine, mild edgewear to covers, a little schmutz on the rear cover]. Mass Market PB SIGNED by the author on the title page. As business representative for IATSE (the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) for 35 years (1933-1968), Aller was an important figure in Hollywood labor circles, and was in the thick of the battle to take back control of the union from Chicago mobsters Willie Bioff and George Browne (the book's title refers to the pair, both of whom were eventually ousted from the union and sent to prison, ... View more info

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We Accuse! The Story of the Miscarriage of American Justice in the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer

By: Alsop, Joseph and Stewart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24472

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, short closed tear in bottom edge of front cover, slight bumping/bending to lower fore-edge, some discoloration to a couple of pages from a laid-in magazine clipping about an Oppenheimer-related play by Heinar Kipphardt]. Trade PB A passionate defense of Oppenheimer in the wake of the politically-motivated revocation of his security clearance following hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission in April-May 1954, the book also presents "an indictment of the government's present security system." An Appendix reproduces some of the key supporting documents for the author... View more info

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The Making of a Musical: Fiddler on the Roof [*SIGNED*]

By: Altman, Richard, with Mervyn Kaufman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24648

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, with just minor handling wear to book and jacket, the latter downgraded from Near Fine only because of the price-clipping]. INSCRIBED ("To ______ -- / with all best wishes"), SIGNED and DATED by author Altman on the ffep. The authors "take readers behind the scenes to reveal, step by step, the many stages of production, and to illuminate the many complex personalities who participated in this astonishing worldwide theatrical success." Also covers the numerous touring companies of the show and the production of the 1971 film version, produced and directed by... View more info

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Dinner Dance and An All Star Tribute to Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary

By: American National Theatre and Academy and The Antans

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [North Hollywood CA], American National Theatre and Academy: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24553

Condition: Near Fine


(illustrated oversize wraps) [minor surface wear to covers, slight dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover; spine is faded, and a previous owner has written "The Lunts" on it with a sharpie]. (B&W photographs) Souvenir program book from ANTA's tribute to Lunt and Fontanne, held on June 11, 1972, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Approximately 120 pages, illustrated with numerous photographs from their careers and including numerous congratulatory ads that such publications invariably contains, plus a comprehensive chronology of the Lunts' respective (and joint) careers, by Alan Hew... View more info

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Sexual Blood [*SIGNED*]

By: Amerika, Mark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boulder CO/Normal IL, Fiction Collective Two / Black Ice Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23967

ISBN: 1-57366-000-0

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, just a touch of soiling to the page edges]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author on the title page, with "Santa Monica" written in his hand at the bottom of the same page. "A wild, cybersexual trip through the dark side of America's media-manipulated consciousness. [The author] tracks the bohemian life of his main character, Mal, an alternative rock musician whose strange encounter with the Medicine Woman causes him to hallucinate a fantasy land populated by all of his former lovers." Among the author/artist/theorist's other creative achievements have been the wor... View more info

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Jenny Heysten's Career

By: Ammers-Küller, Jo van (translated from the Dutch by H. van Wyhe)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23694

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[minor shelfwear, short tape stain at bottom of front pastedown; jacket edgeworn, with some shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, small surface-peel scar on front panel (probably from old price-sticker removal), a somewhat larger surface-peel scar on rear panel, general soiling and scuffing, old tape reinforcement across base of spine "One of the dangers of a stage career -- of how an actress confused her 'role life' with her real life and imperilled both, is the theme of this uncompromising novel." The author (1884-1966) began her writing career as a playwright, living and wo... View more info

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Beverly Hills is My Beat

By: Anderson, Clinton H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24621

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a very nice copy, with slight wear to spine extremities, otherwise clean and solid; the jacket has a few tiny nicks at spine ends, minor edgewear along top and bottom edges of rear panel, tiny closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) At the time this memoir was published, the author was a 30-year veteran of the Beverly Hills Police Department, and had been its Chief since 1942. (He would go on to become the longest-serving Chief of Police in the city's history, on the job until 1969.) As such, he definitely had the inside dope on all manner of misbeh... View more info

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I Never Sang for My Father

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $35.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24441

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[a nice tight copy with no significant wear, downgraded a bit due only to some ink notes on the rear endpaper (a review copy, with original publisher's slip laid in); jacket has a few small closed edge-tears]. (B&W photographs) Drama about a widowed college professor and his troubled relationship with his aging father. The 1970 movie version, directed by Gilbert Cates, starred Gene Hackman and Melvyn Douglas. [NOTE: Although the book doesn't bear the typical Random House "First Printing" statement, it was (as noted) a review copy, so I assume the omission of the printing statement is... View more info

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Samson in Chains: Posthumous Tragedy

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated by Herman Bernstein)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1923)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23853

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, light browning to edges of text block, very slight bump to bottom rear corner, pp. 92-93 irregularly opened (no loss of text)]. Drama about Samson and Delilah, an "authorized translation from the original manuscript." The translator has also provided a Preface, explaining his own relationship with Andreyev (who died in Finland in 1919, just at the time that Bernstein was making arrangements for him to visit America for the first time) and quoting from a number of the playwright's unpublished letters. This play was NOT the basis for the heavy-brea... View more info

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He Who Gets Slapped; a play in four acts [*the screenwriter's copy*]

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated from the Russian by Gregory Zilboorg

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1923

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24499

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [spine cloth a little faded, spine very slightly turned; bookplate on front pastedown (see notes)]. (B&W photographic frontispiece) Translation of the original Russian play, about an abused and self-sacrificing circus clown, best remembered today as the basis for the 1924 MGM film starring John Gilbert, Norma Shearer and Lon Chaney, and notable as the first American effort of Swedish director Victor Seastrom (Sjostrom). What's notable about this particular book is that it bears the personal bookplate of veteran MGM writer/producer Carey Wilson, who was credited with adapting ... View more info

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Nabokov's Dark Cinema

By: Appel, Alfred Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24910

ISBN: 0195018346

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy with minimal wear, slight bumping at a couple of corners, minor scuffing to boards; jacket has a handful of tiny edge tears with some associated short creasing, a little paper loss at top of spine and surrounding base of spine]. (B&W photographs) In this wide-ranging criticval work, "drawing on personal conversations with Nabokov, whom he has known for twenty years, and illustrating his argument with a wealth of brilliantly chosen photographs, Appel shows how Nabokov's writings are thoroughly steeped in film; that film has in fact become for Nabokov a whole mythology, a me... View more info

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The Self-Enchanted -- Mae Murray: Image of an Era

By: Ardmore, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23940

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[very little actual wear, but with a large light brown stain on the bottom edge of the text block; jacket shows light wear at extremities, spotting to bottom one-third of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the silent-film actress Mae Murray, whose life and career are put forth as emblematic of the 1920s, the "era of fabulous nonsense." The author was a longtime Hollywood columnist/journalist who was a popular collaborator; she co-authored books with Edith Head and Joan Crawford, and apparently prepared the book with the cooperation of Murray herself. View more info

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The Lemming Condition [*SIGNED*]

By: Arkin, Alan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1976)

Edition: Unstated edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24586

ISBN: 0-06-020133-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[just a touch of shelfwear to book, address label of one-time owner (the inscribee) at bottom of ffep; jacket has one tiny tear at base of spine, faint soiling]. (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To my dear friend / ____ / Head East! / Love / Alan." Children's story by the noted actor, about a young lemming, Bubber, who was looking forward to joining his family and the other lemming families for "the great march west and the leap into the sea" -- that is, "until his friend Crow started asking him questions," which in turn caused him... View more info