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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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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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The Golf House Murder

By: Adams, Herbert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23346

Condition: Very Good


[light shelfwear, some dust-darkening to top of text block; includes a COLOR PHOTOCOPY of the original jacket (but which cuts short half of the rear flap)]. Increasingly hard-to-find golf-themed mystery, in an INCOMPLETE PHOTOCOPY of the original dust jacket (missing half the rear flap, the text of which is related to a different book). PLEASE NOTE that I did not manufacture this faux jacket; it was on the book when I bought it. 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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Jean Grémillon

By: Agel, Henri

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Éditions Seghers: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25292

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling wear, faint soiling to top of text block, small bookstore stamp on ffep]. (Cinema d'aujourd'hui, no. 58) Series (B&W photographs) Survey of the career of French film director Jean Grémillon (1901-1959), active from the late 1920s through the early 1950s. The text is in French; includes filmography, bibliography, and comments by various critics regarding his work. One of the harder-to-find volumes in this popular series, it would seem. View more info

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The Making of Kubrick's 2001

By: Agel, Jerome, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library / Signet Books: 1970

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 25321

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, a couple of vertical creases in spine but it's hard to believe this copy was ever opened; light browning to insides of both covers (typical with this book), a couple of tiny nicks at base of spine, another at bottom edge of front cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) A 368-page potpourri (including a nearly 100-page photo/illustration section) of everything under the sun about the movie, covering the following topics, per the rear cover blurb: How It All Began; About That Monolith; The Star-Child; Room at the End; Arthur C. Clarke's original story, "The Sentinel";... 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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Orson Welles

By: Allais, Jean-Claude, et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lyon, SERDAC (Société d'Etudes, de Recherches et Documentation Cinématographiques): 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25119

Condition: Very Good+


[lightly worn, slight bump to bottom corner of rear cover] (Premier Plan, 16) Series (B&W photographs) An account of Welles's filmmaking career to date (that date, of course, being , including bibliography and filmography. Also included are script extracts from CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, and a concluding essay by Andre Bazin. All text is in French. View more info

Image for Marilyn by Moonlight; a remembrance in rare photos

Marilyn by Moonlight; a remembrance in rare photos

By: Allen, Jack, "with reminiscences by Marilyn Monroe"

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dream City Publications: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25049

ISBN: 0970567405

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket has some extremely light surface wear, still presents "as new" in mylar jacket cover]. (B&W and color photographs) Uncommon and rather nicely-done super-MM-fan publication, self-billed as "the first digitally-designed Marilyn book." It's presented in something of a scrapbook format, with photographs and other illustrations interlaced with "the star's reflections on her own life -- her thoughts, feelings, and anecdotes culled from interviews and obscure recordings." Although Jack Allen is the primary author (and about a third of th... View more info

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I Lost My Girlish Laughter

By: Allen, Jane (pseud.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1938

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 14431

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice copy, spine a little turned, extremely light dampstaining on top edge (with occasional very slight bleeding onto top edges of some pages); paste-on illustrated label on front cover slightly rubbed/yellowed but still attractive, paste-on spine label faded and nearly unreadable]. A classic of Hollywood quasi-fiction, written pseudonymously by Jane Shore and Silvia Schulman; the latter had been personal secretary to famed producer David O. Selznick, but had left his employment to marry screenwriter Ring Lardner Jr. (they were later divorced). Selznick, according to bibli... 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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Painting with Light

By: Alton, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24808

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[light shelfwear to edges and extremities, a bit of foxing on endpapers; jacket has a shallow chip at top left corner of front panel, also a little paper loss at top right corner, a couple of little nicks at top edge of rear panel, minor edgewear elsewhere, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W/color photographs, line drawings) Indispensible guide to lighting for photography, by one of Hollywood's master cinematographers. The emphasis is on motion picture lighting, of course, but most of the techniques can be applied as well to still photography. Per the author's introduction, the book includes... View more info