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Image for Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (1999) [includes ELECTION, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and THE BIRDS]

Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art (1999) [includes ELECTION, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and THE BIRDS]

By: Nocenti, Annie, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, RC Publications Inc.: 1999

Edition: (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Seller ID: 24539

Condition: Near Fine


[a bit of wear and one tiny tear along right edge of front cover, short soft diagonal crease at upper right corner of front cover]. A "theme" issue of sorts, with two of the three complete screenplays -- ELECTION (by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor) and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (by Stewart Stern) -- providing a cross-generational justification for the "Dangerous Teens" heading at the top of the front cover; additionally, the Keynote Essay, by Molly Haskell, is called "Teen Power." The third script, while not teen-themed, is "dangerous" in a different way: THE BIRDS... View more info

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Steve McQueen: Star on Wheels

By: Nolan, William F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23947

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [very slight bump at top of spine, no other significant wear to book; jacket very lightly soiled, tiny chip at bottom rear hinge]. (Putnam Sports Shelf) Series (B&W photo frontispiece) Biography of McQueen aimed at a juvenile readership, with "a little more emphasis on his success in racing vehicles of the two-wheel and four-wheel variety." The hardcover edition is quite uncommon. View more info

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Twice a Year: A Book of Literature, the Arts, and Civil Liberties (Double Number XII-XIII, Spring-Summer 1945 [and] Fall-Winter 1945)

By: Norman, Dorothy, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Twice a Year Press: 1945

Edition: Number XII-XIII

Seller ID: 24376

Condition: Very Good


(stiff cardboard covers with attached flaps) [moderate edgewear to covers, spine browned, some dog-earing at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) An incredibly ambitious semi-annual (or in this case, annual) periodical containing a broad range of reports, articles, letters, poetry, photographs, etc., on numerous topics both American and international. This particular issue is 564 pages long and over an inch thick, and an substantial amount of its bulk is devoted to documents relating to the end of World War II, including reports on various conferences (Moscow, Teheran, Cairo), surrender documents... View more info

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Mixed Faces

By: Norton, Roy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1921)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23688

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight bumping to rear corners, minor soiling to front cover; jacket has tiny tears and slight paper loss at several corners, a couple of tiny chunks missing at upper spine extremities (spine text not affected)]. Comic romance about the hilarious complications that ensue when two fellows who are dead ringers, but otherwise complete opposites -- one a jovial traveling candy salesman, the other a pompous judge with political aspirations -- have to deal with not only being constantly mistaken for each other, but also with both being in love with the same gir... View more info

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The Lancashire Lad: The Misadventures of Albert, Wallace the Lion, Herbert the 'oly Terror, and others, as narrated by Pat O'Malley and illustrated by George Price

By: O'Malley, Pat

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Howell, Soskin & Co.: (c.1940)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24577

Condition: Very Good


(paper-covered boards, no dust jacket) [a bit of damage to the spine ends (more pronounced at the top, with about half an inch of the spine covering missing), moderate bumping and slight exposure of board at several corners, small stain near upper left corner of front cover; still and all, an attractive book]. (cartoon drawings) Seven stories-in-verse, apparently recited by O'Malley (an English singer and character actor known more widely as J. Pat O'Malley) on (per the book's cover) "the famous Alec Templeton radio program." (Templeton was a Welsh musician and satirist who hosted a v... View more info

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The Country Girl; a play in three acts

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1951

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23852

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to bottom edges of covers, page edges a little age-toned, one diagonally-creased upper page corner; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, light spotting/rubbing to front panel]. Drama about a has-been alcoholic actor whose life and career are redeemed by the faith and loyalty of his wife and his stage director. Basis for the 1954 film of the same name starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and William Holden; it's also been revived several times (both on Broadway and off-Broadway), and adapted twice for TV. (The lead in the original 1950/51 Broadway production was Pau... View more info

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Clash by Night

By: Odets, Clifford

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23902

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a solid clean copy with minimal shelfwear, spine cloth and gilt spine lettering somewhat faded]. Drama about an adulterous triangle. When the play was filmed by RKO in 1952, under Fritz Lang's direction, one of its stars was Robert Ryan, who had played a juvenile role in the original Broadway production. He and Barbara Stanwyck played the adulterous lovers, with Paul Douglas as the cuckolded husband and Marilyn Monroe in one of her most prominent early supporting roles. View more info

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Golden Boy; the book of a musical...

By: Odets, Clifford, and William Gibson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23966

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[the teensiest bit of shelfwear to book; jacket shows some surface wear, 1-inch split (with a little paper loss) at top rear foldover, very slight insect-nibbling at bottom edges of flaps, slight wrinkling at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) The book of the musical by Odets and Gibson, based upon the former's play; lyrics by Lee Adams, music (not included in this publication) by Charles Strouse. The original Broadway production, with Sammy Davis Jr. in the lead and directed by Arthur Penn, opened in October 1964 and ran for 568 performances. Includes a lengthy preface by Gibson, explaining how... View more info

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Fashion Careers, American Style

By: Oglesby, Catharine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23923

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [generally a good solid book, with a bit of wear to the extremities; one-time owner's ink notation on ffep]. The author had quite a resume: "newspaper reporter, saleswoman, lecturer, advertising copywriter, advertising and sales director, president of her own importing company, and associate editor in charge of departments of the Ladies' Home Journal." Although she tailors (ha ha) her commentary towards the fashion industry, she also has much to say (based on her own experiences) about "women in business and of the opportunities and handicaps which business holds ... View more info

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Breezy Frank; or, A Great Disguise: Story of a Boy's Wonderful Cunning

By: Old Sleuth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company: (c.1897)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24326

Condition: Fair


[fragile publication, external soiling and handling wear, some damage along spine, pulp paper browned but not brittle]. (Old Sleuth's Own series, No. 79) Series One of the innumerable "dime novels" that were aimed at young male readership in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this one part of the "Old Sleuth's Own" series (by "that famous writer," per the ad listing other series titles, in the back of the book). The story itself is only 86 pages long, and is followed by 12 pages of ads, mostly for other book series such as the "Shield Detective Series" and... View more info

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Water, World & Weissmuller

By: Onyx, Narda

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, VION Publishing Company, Inc.: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24448

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book, just a touch of wear to base of spine; with only minor wear to spine ends; jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of tiny nicks and associated short crease at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) Obviously an "authorized" biography, with a front-jacket-flap blurb from Weissmuller himself, in which he states to his fans and prospective readers that "this book was written in answer to your constant requests to learn more about my life as it happened from childhood onward to the present." He's also quoted, near the end of the book, thus: "I want to have my bio... View more info

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The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically

By: Oppenheimer, Franz (translated by John M. Gitterman)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, B.W. Huebsch, Inc.: 1922

Edition: 2nd American Edition

Seller ID: 24589

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn but still solid book, slight bumping to several corners, dust-soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; one previous owner's signature at top of ffep, another previous owner's rubber-stamp on ffep and title page]. Originally published in Germany in 1908 (the first American edition was issued by Bobbs-Merrill in 1914), this is probably the most widely-read and influential work of this German sociologist. Per Wikipedia: "The work summarizes Oppenheimer's general theory on the origin, development and future transformation of the state. [It] was widely ... View more info

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Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments

By: Orrison, Katherine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lanham MD/New York/Oxford, Vestal Press: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24570

ISBN: 1-879511-24-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a tiny bit of foxing to edges of text block, as well as to the reverse side of the dust jacket; the jacket is also mildly surface-worn]. (B&W photographs) This book "takes you behind the scenes from the movie's inception to its distribution, including casting, writing, storyboarding, special effects, music scoring, dubbing, photographing, and acting. [The author] gives us unique perspectives on both the film and its director with in-depth interviews of casting directors, researchers, costumers, artists, and composers as well as stars, supporting actors, and extras." Featuring "e... View more info

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What the Butler Saw

By: Orton, Joe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press, Inc.: [1971] (c.1969)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23978

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a touch of wear at spine ends, otherwise clean and tight; jacket very lightly tanned at spine, no other significant wear]. Gender-bending farce (before gender-bending was a thing), set in a psychiatric clinic. Orton's final play, it was first performed in 1969, almost two years after his death at the age of 34. Laid in is the "Curtain Time" (book club) flyer, containing six photographs from the play (the book itself is not illustrated). NOTE that although the copyright page credits a 1970 essay by John Lahr entitled "Artist of the Outrageous," that essay is NOT included in... View more info

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The Star That Didn't Twinkle [*SIGNED*]

By: Ovington, Adelaide

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24622

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate wear to book at extremities, light age-browning to pages; jacket has a few small edge-tears and a handful of chips, especially around the edges of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Uncommon vanity-press theatrical memoir, by a woman who trod the boards (under the name Adelaide Alexander) in the early 20th century. Her own career didn't amount to much -- in fact she readily admits (per the dust jacket copy) that "she remained in the wings, watching greater luminaries play their parts, [and] that her own role was unimpo... View more info

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Beyond the Breakers: A Story of the Present Day

By: Owen, R[obert]. Dale

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24587

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, slight fraying to cloth at top of spine; a good solid copy with firm binding and intact hinges; small bookseller's ticket at bottom of front pastedown (Robert S. Davis &Co., Booksellers & Stationers, 193 Liberty St., Pittsburgh, Pa.); one-time owner's rubber-stamp on ffep and title page; gilt lettering and trim on spine is just slightly rubbed, but still easily readable]. (engraved plates) A late novel by this Scottish-born politician and social reformer (1801-1877), a prolific author of pamphlets and books who was known as a proponent of the utopian socia... View more info

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Here and Hereafter

By: Pain, Barry (pseud. for Eric Odell)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24695

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderately shelfworn, dust-darkening to top of text block, slight fading to spine cloth, a couple of small tears in cloth at top of spine]. One of the more uncommon short-story collections by this prolific author, containing twenty-one tales in all, including several of a semi-fantastical or macabre nature (such as "Post-Mortem," about a depressed poet who plots to fake his suicide and assume a new identity). Although he's occasionally cited as an influence on H.P. Lovecraft, he seems to have more often written in a lighter, somewhat de Maupassantian vei... View more info

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Sunset Gun: Poems

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1928

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23457

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book in very nice condition, with faint shelfwear to bottom edge, some rubbing to gilt spine lettering; jacket somewhat faded (especially at spine), a little paper loss at top of spine, small triangular chip at top left corner of rear panel]. The second of Parker's three published collections of her sometimes perverse verse -- "more poems that will be heard round the world." This copy bears a well-preserved example of the fragile dust jacket, printed on thin uncoated paper, which is seldom seen at all, let alone in such decent condition. View more info

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Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography

By: Parks, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24486

ISBN: 0-385-26698-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[extremely light bumping to top corners, one-time owner's small ink signature at top of ffep; jacket shows just light traces of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the noted African-American photographer/writer/filmmaker. View more info

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Arias in Silence [*SIGNED*]

By: Parks, Gordon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24638

ISBN: 0-8212-2120-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no singificant wear to either book or jacket, apart from some very slight scarring to the ffep from removal of some kind of label]. (color photographs) INSCRIBED to friends ("With all my love!") and SIGNED by the author/photographer on the half-title page. This book "encompasses the breadth of Gordon Parks's compelling new photographic work. Now eighty, he has developed a new vision -- fragmentary found objects appear against abstract watercolor backgrounds, evoking the buttes of the American Southwest the Great Prairies, the rolling surf of the Atlantic, or the landscapes of C... View more info