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A Tribute to Mervyn LeRoy

By: Rohauer, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Gallery of Modern Art: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23973

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear]. (B&W photographs) 16-page program book (including covers) for a tribute/retrospective to the noted producer-director, then nearing the end of his active filmmaking career. (The filmography in this publication, in fact, ends with MOMENT TO MOMENT, LeRoy's last credited film, although he himself lived for another 22 years.) Five pages are devoted to an interview conducted by Rohauer; the remainder includes a filmography, numerous photographs, a list of many of his numerous awards and honors, and a brief tribute from Jack L. Warner, who states that "... View more info

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The Taste for Beauty

By: Rohmer, Eric (translated by Carol Volk)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 24043

ISBN: 0-521-38592-X

Condition: Fine


[nice clean, as-new book, with no discernible wear]. (Cambridge Studies in Film) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) "A collection of essays by the filmmaker and critic Eric Rohmer that were originally written for the French film review Cahiers du Cinema between 1948 and 1979. Rohmer, one of the founding members of the French 'New Wave' cinema, was one of the journal's original critics and also served as its editor. Divided into four sections, the essays deal with fundamental and theoretical questions of filmmaking from a single theoretical viewpoint. Rohmer writes in depth on the issues ... View more info

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Writing the Script: A Practical Guide for Films and Television [*SIGNED*]

By: Root, Wells

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24424

ISBN: 0-03-044221-4

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight dog-ear at bottom right corner of front cover, soft crease along left edge of front cover, small fore-edge stain affecting the last ten pages or so]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To George & Virginia -- / who are partially / responsible." "A veteran writer for films and TV, and a successful teacher of the craft, has written an essential guide to writing for the screen -- a 'how-to' book by someone who actually knows how." (Indeed, IMdB records dozens of credits for Root, dating back to the late 1920s -- although truth be told, t... View more info

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Six Television Plays [*SIGNED*]

By: Rose, Reginald

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23572

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, tiny white stains to cloth at both ends of spine; jacket edgeworn (especially along spine), small nicks at spine ends and a couple of corners, tiny chip at top of rear panel, slightly larger chip at bottom of rear panel (no effect on text or author photo)]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "4/19/56 / To Pat and Charlie -- / With best wishes / for a very happy / Tishabov -- / Reggie." Six teleplays by one of the most influential writers of live TV drama in the 1950s, two of which -- "Twelve Angry Men" and "Crime in the Streets" -- serve... View more info

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Cat and Candle; a lively tale

By: Rosenkrantz, [Baron] Palle [Adam Vilhelm] (translated by M. Guiterman)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1926

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23582

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light wear to book at spine ends, vintage price sticket (J.W. Robinson Co.) on rear pastedown; jacket a little faded at edges and spine, tiny chip at bottom of front panel, about 1/2" paper loss at top of spine, a couple of other small nicks and tears]. One of several of this Danish attorney-writer's novels (many of them mysteries) to be published in the United States, this is the tale of a young man who discovers after the death of his father that "his only inheritance was a noble name, a mass of debts which fortunately were unknown to all but himself, and good credit." A man of... View more info

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They Don't Dance Much

By: Ross, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Carbondale/Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1968)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23910

ISBN: 0-8093-0714-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy with no discernibile wear, just a touch of foxing to top of text block; jacket has a tiny scuffed spot near the base of the spine, otherwise flawless]. (Lost American Fiction) Series Hard-boiled post-Depression novel (the author's first and last) about a penniless young North Carolina farmer who loses his land for non-payment of taxes, and is forced to take a job working for a former schoolmate -- the colorfully named Smut Mulligan -- who operates a rough-and-tumble roadhouse near the state line with South Carolina. Raymond Chander praised it as "a sleazy, corrupt but com... View more info

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The Sidewalks Are Free

By: Ross, Sam

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Company: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24470

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderately shelfworn, bumped/cracked at lower rear corner, some white residue of some kind near bottom of rear cover; jacket heavily edgeworn, with a particularly nasty jagged tear affecting the upper half of the spine (which is also somewhat faded), also a bit of paper loss at top of spine]. Novel about a young immigrant, "Hershy Melov, born in the Ukraine, brought as an infant to America to grow up in northwest Chicago. The sidewalks were free and waiting to educate Hershy. He absorbed it all, from his schoolmates, from the milkman and the storekeepers, from his sister Rachel who fell... View more info

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Marcos' Lovey Dovie

By: Rotea, Hermie

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Liberty Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23447

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor wear to base of spine, otherwise a clean solid book; jacket shows some intermittent wear at edges]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) I sincerely doubt if I could write anything that would be more enticing (or lurid) than the cover of this book, but to recap briefly: the subject of this book, "Hollywood Actress" Dovie Beams, had a two-year fling with then-Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, during which she tape-recorded some of their intimate encounters. (Transcripts of two of these tapes are presented in Chapter 16 of this book.) Let's just say this affair d... View more info

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The Immortal Girl

By: Ruck, Berta

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1925

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23950

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [shelfworn book, a decent reading copy but no more]. A rare foray into fantasy territory by this fantastically prolific Indian-born Welsh novelist, who turned out about two novels a year between 1913 and 1967. She wrote mostly about (and for) young women, and this book is no exception -- except that the young woman in question starts out the book as a frumpy, middle-aged spinster. She meets an eccentric old professor on a train, and he offers her his amazing discovery, a secret "recipe for Youth renewed." Although she at first thinks him quite mad, off to the chemi... View more info

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Proceedings: Lizzie Borden Conference

By: Ryckebusch, Jules R., ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Portland ME, King Philip Publishing Co.: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24090

ISBN: 0-9614811-5-3

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely copy, as-new, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. Addresses and papers presented at a three-day conference about the Lizzie Borden case held at Bristol Community College in (of course) Fall River, Massachusetts, August 3-5, 1992; the book represents "the culmination of the 100th Anniversary Observance of the Borden Murders." The contributions are divided into five thematic sections: Psychological and Women's Issues; Literary; Historical; Legal and Forensic; Bibliographical (the latter section including a lengthy annotated bibliography of books and articles abou... View more info

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The King: A Biography of Clark Gable [*SIGNED*]

By: Samuels, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23676

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[bottom corners bumped and a bit worn, very slight bumping to top corner, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket shows a little edgewear, tiny tears at a couple of corners of the front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The first biography of Gable to appear after his death in 1960 at the age of 59. Signed by Author View more info

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The Winters of That Country: Tales of the Man Made Seasons

By: Sanford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Black Sparrow Press: 1984

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24375

ISBN: 0-87685-614-8

Condition: Near Fine


[a touch of soiling to bottom edge, spine lettering a little faded]. Trade PB Another in the author's series of "interpretations of American history," with literary meditations (in both prose and verse) on more than one hundred events, ranging from the pre-Columbian era (870-994 A.D.) through the Vietnam War. View more info

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Seventy Times Seven

By: Sanford, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Alfred A. Knopf: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24721

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, spine very slightly turned, a couple of tiny rips and a touch of fraying at top of spine, a bit of dust-soiling to top of text block; old inscription (probably non-authorial) blotted out on ffep (somebody went to a lot of trouble)]. Sanford's third novel (the second under this, his permanent pseudonym). Set in rural New York, it's a dramatic tale (with several interspersed passages of blank verse) about the mortal conflict between two men. Kirkus Reviews called it "an unusual book, with some pieces of brilliant writing, but also with some of the most... View more info

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Politics and Cinema

By: Sarris, Andrew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: (c.1978)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23670

ISBN: 0-231-04034-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, minor browning to cloth at top of spine, no other discernible wear; jacket has a couple of internal tape-repairs, minor wear to extremities]. This selection of Sarris's reviews and essays, mostly dealing with politically-themed films from 1971 through 1978, "explores the often adversary relationship between political reality and film illusion in the recent cinema [and] in the vital social issues surrounding Watergate, the Hollywood blacklist, and the renewed interest in Nazi Germany. Sarris dismantles many of the film industry's questionable attempts at ... View more info

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The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968

By: Sarris, Andrew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition (see notes)

Seller ID: 24460

Condition: Near Fine


[nice copy, with minor external handling wear, brief gift inscription (non-authorial) on title page, very light soiling to bottom edges, a bit of fading to the spine lettering]. Trade PB One of the most influential and frequently-referenced (by both devotees and detractors) of all critical/historical film texts -- nothing less, in fact, than the Bible of the American branch of the Church of the Auteur. No matter what direction the later critical assessment of any given director might haven taken, for those who first encountered this book within the first decade or so after its publication it'... View more info

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The Lion and the Sun [*SIGNED*]

By: Sassoon, Maurice D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Manyland Books: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24103

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[small nick in cloth at top of front cover, light soiling to edges of text block, minor wear to extremities; jacket has some shallow chipping along right side of top edge of front panel, otherwise just minimally worn]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To / ___ _____ / Regards / Maurice / 6/9/82." A fictional treatment of "the struggle for freedom of Burma under the yoke of British colonialism" during World War II, more specifically focusing on the country's fate under Japanese occupation, in the run-up to which Burma's intellectuals and young radicals were take... View more info

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The American Dirt Track Racer

By: Scalzo, Joe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Paul MN, MBI Publishing Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24023

ISBN: 0-7603-1017-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a teeny bit of wear at spine ends, Christmas gift inscription (non-authorial) on second front endpaper; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear, minor wrinkling surrounding top of spine]. (B&W and color photographs) "For 20 glorious years, from 1951 to 1971, dirt track racing lured some of the best racers and biggest characters to unpaved tracks scattered across the country. Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Tony Bettenhausen, and Parnelli Jones are just some of the great drivers who accepted the dirt track challenge, piloting Kuzmas, Meskowskis, Watsons, and Kurtis-Krafts faste... View more info

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Taxi Driver

By: Schapiro, Steve (photographs); edited by Paul Duncan

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Cologne (Germany), Taschen: (c.2013)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24433

ISBN: 383654198X

Condition: Near Fine


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear evident at a couple of corner-tips, otherwise an as-new book]. (B&W and color photographs) Lavish, oversize, HEAVY (as is the Taschen Way), extended photo-essay on the great 1976 Martin Scorsese film, centered around the on-location/on-set photographic work of Steve Schapiro. Approximately the last one-third of the book is devoted to a section of "Interviews," including a profile of Jodie Foster, an article about and a separate interview with Robert De Niro, and two interviews with Scorsese himself (one conducted by the film's... View more info

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Matinee Idylls: Reflections on the Movies [*SIGNED*]

By: Schickel, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ivan R. Dee: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24383

ISBN: 1-56663-260-9

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a lovely, as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. INSCRIBED generically ("Best Regards") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A "masterful and richly rewarding collection of writings on the movies, [in which] one of our most influential critics reflects on some of the medium's greatest figures and most important issues. A wonderfully intelligent and entertaining collection, with subjects ranging from Garbo to Fellini, and stops in between for Bette Davis, Frank Capra, Charles Laughton, Sam Fuller, and many others." Signed by Author View more info

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The Wall Jumper

By: Schneider, Peter (translated by Leigh Hafrey)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1983)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24783

ISBN: 0-394-52928-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, minor shelfwear to book; jacket a little bit surface-rubbed, slight vertical wrinkling near bottom of rear panel]. Novel about life near the Berlin Wall, in the once-divided city, juxtaposing "anecodtes and images, fantastic humor and intense feeling, in an intricate, beautifully crafted mosaic in which every detail becomes charged with significance." View more info