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Going Mad in Hollywood, and Life with Lindsay Anderson

By: Sherwin, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24384

ISBN: 0-233-98966-8

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[small stains on front pastedown and ffep, light foxing/spotting to top edge of text block; jacket lightly rubbed]. A memoir in diary format by the writer of the source material for Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film IF..., which began a lifelong friendship and collaboration between the two, and takes Sherwin from being a "movie-mad Oxford drop-out" to a career in Hollywood -- "into a comic but crazed world where he loses his sanity." View more info

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Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp [*SIGNED*]

By: Shifren, Ester Benjamin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (n.p.), (published by the author): (c.2012)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24411

ISBN: 1479165387

Condition: Near Fine


[teensy-weensy dog-earing to corners of front cover, otherwise as new]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To _____ / with / Best wishes / Ester Shifren / 2013." The author traces the history of her family, who came to Shanghai from India in the 1840s and remained there until they were interned in a Japanese POW camp in 1943; following the war, they relocated to Hong Kong and subsequently to Israel. The author herself spent 36 years living in South Africa after her marriage, then settled in Los Angeles. View more info

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

By: Sillitoe, Alan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1959 (c.1958)

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 23480

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, a couple of tiny spots on fore-edge, one-time owner's signature on ffep (see notes); jacket a little edgeworn and slightly soiled, downgraded from NF to VG only because of the price-clipping]. Sillitoe's debut novel, capturing "all the hearty, boozy, earthy gaiety of English provincial life." Basis for the 1960 Karel Reisz film, starring Albert Finney in his breakthrough role. This copy was apparently the property of the English playwright/novelist/screenwriter/painter Derek Marlowe, and bears his purported ownership signature on the ffep -- signed ... View more info

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Here Lies Leonard Sillman: Straightened Out at Last

By: Sillman, Leonard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24611

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to lower extremities, ffep possibly removed (although if so, very neatly and without a trace); jacket moderately soiled, a few closed tears, shallow chipping at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) "The witty autobiography of one of the most colorful personalities in show business, producer of 'New Faces.' An exciting, fast-moving behind-the-scenes story of Broadway and Hollywood from the 1920's to the present." Per Wikipedia, he "is perhaps best known for his series of musical revues, Leonard Sillman's New Faces, which introduced many major stars to Broadway audience... View more info

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Maigret Abroad [containing: "A Crime in Holland" and "At the 'Gai-Moulin'"]

By: Simenon, Georges (translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Avon Book Company: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24406

Condition: Good+


[covers are edgeworn, horizontal crease in front cover near top edge, tiny tears in top edges of first couple of pages; binding intact, covers attached]. (Murder Mystery Monthly, No. 8) Series "In this new Simenon double-header Inspector Maigret steps out of his own country to go sleuthing." View more info

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The Odd Couple

By: Simon, Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1966)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23996

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[just a touch of wear at base of spine, otherwise a nice tight clean book; jacket has a touch of wear along the spine, tiny tear and some associated creasing at bottom left corner of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Simon's comedy classic. First presented on Broadway in 1965, it ran for over two years. The stars of the original production, directed by Mike Nichols, were Walter Matthau (who repeated his role in the 1968 movie adaptation) and Art Carney (who didn't). View more info

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Sweet Charity

By: Simon, Neil (book); music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1966)

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 23893

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a very nice copy, tight and clean with just a touch of wear at the spine ends; jacket a little rubbed on the front panel, very light wear to extremities, tiny closed tear at upper left of front panel]. (B&W photographs) One of the great musicals of the 1960s, adapted from Federico Fellini's film "Nights of Cabiria." It was a triumph for choreographer Bob Fosse on the stage, but a little less so in his 1969 screen adaptation (which substituted Shirley MacLaine for Gwen Verdon). [NOTE: Although there is no "first printing" or "first edition" statement in this copy of ... View more info

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Music Out of Dixie

By: Sinclair, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Co., Inc.: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24348

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to extremities, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket is edgeworn (especially along right edge of front panel), with some minor chipping at spine ends, a few small scrape marks on spine]. "A novel about a boy, a city and an art, and how the three grew into and out of each other; how each was sometimes the victim, sometimes the victor in a passionate struggle for expression. The city is New Orleans during the second decade of our [20th] century; the boy is a young Negro; the art is jazz." Reviewing the book for The New York Times, novelist Harnett T. Kane wrote that ... View more info

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Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Published By the Author: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23732

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, one tiny dent in top edge of each cover; jacket is in pretty rough shape, with about 40% of the lower spine missing (and related paper loss extending a bit into the lower left corner of the front panel), heavy edgewear at flap-folds, various small tears and nicks]. (B&W photo frontispiece) For what he called "A Feature Picture of Wall Street and High Finance," the ever-crusading author co-opted the rise-and-fall tale of cinema pioneer Fox (then recently ousted from the company he founded and that still bore his name) in order to deliver one of his trad... View more info

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Oil!

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint (stated 8th printing)

Seller ID: 24739

Condition: Very Good+


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [good sound book, firmly bound with light shelfwear; some soiling to edges of text block, previous owner's name faintly stamped on top and bottom edges of text block and again on ffep, with an additional one-time owner's signature also on the ffep; vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.) at bottom corner of front pastedown]. Sinclair's classic socio-political satire on oil-fortune-making in Southern California, centering around a father and son; loosely based on the real-life saga of the Doheny family, whose pater... View more info

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For Dying You Always Have Time

By: Singer, Sally M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24355

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight turn to spine, but a nice clean book with no significant wear; jacket similarly nice, with some very fainting soiling and a touch of edgewear]. "A charming mystery-adventure story in which a likable young schoolteacher from the Bronx becomes fair game for both sides in the colorful, exotic powder-keg world that is present-day Israel." Kirkus Reviews' verdict: "For this you should make time -- a sassy schlepp that really sprints." An unaccountably scarce book. View more info

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The Third Ear [*SIGNED*]

By: Siodmak, Curt

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20602

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book very slightly bumped at a couple of corners, small and extremely light stain on top edge; jacket slightly yellowed, with a few short edge-tears (with internal tape-repair), small tear with minor paper loss at top front hinge, one-inch split at bottom rear hinge]. INSCRIBED ("To Dana and Cubby Broccoli / with kind thoughts") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, who has also added "Three Rivers 1982" beneath his signature. Suspense novel about a neurobiologist whose yoga experiments lead him into a realm of "chemically induced ESP," which gives him... View more info

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Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson

By: Sito, Tom

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: (c.2006)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24561

ISBN: 0813124077

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal handling wear to book, a handful of small pencil annotations sprinkled throughout the text (see notes); jacket is nice and clean (apparently the original owner put a mylar cover on it right away), with just a couple of minor wrinkles near the top left corner of the front panel]. (B&W photographs, cartoon drawings) A history of unions within the Hollywood animation industry, "a unique insider's account of animators' struggles with legendary studio kingpins such as Jack Warner and Walt Disney, and their more recent battles with Michael Eisner and other Hollywood players. Based on ... View more info

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Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies

By: Slater, Jay, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Plexus Publishing Limited: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24431

ISBN: 0-85965-379-X

Condition: Fine


[nice as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W and color photos, poster reproductions, etc.) This anthology, containing several introductory essays but primarily comprised of reviews of individual films (by more than two dozen contributors, including Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman and Lloyd Kaufman), "charts every bloody step through the history of Italian cannibal and zombie movies, profiling some of the most vividly gory horror films ever made. The first comprehensive study of this outrageous sub-genre, [the book] tells the story of this neglected film-making period, from its ... View more info

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Robert Goldstein and The Spirit of '76

By: Slide, Anthony, ed.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24704

ISBN: 0-8108-2674-7

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new book, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (Filmmakers, no. 34) Series (B&W photographs) The remarkable and ultimately tragic story of Robert Goldstein, the first and only American citizen who was ever imprisoned for the crime of producing a film -- a patriotic film, at that, an historical drama set during the American Revolution, in which (surprise!) the British were depicted as the bad guys. Unfortunately for Mr. Goldstein, his epic (the creation of which had been inspired by D.W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION, for which his costume-supply business had f... View more info

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Earth-born; a novel of the plantation

By: Snyder, Howard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Century Co.: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22136

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[ex-rental library book, label on front pastedown but otherwise unmarked as such, light shelfwear, faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket age-browned and edgeworn, a bit of shallow chipping along bottom edge, some paper loss at both ends of spine and a couple of corners, tiny piece missing from middle of rear hinge, light staining at bottom of rear panel]. A novel that "takes us among the daily rounds of plantation negro life," by yet another of those authors (they were seemingly all over the place in the 1920s) who "understands the plantation negro as few white men have eve... View more info

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Pare Lorentz and the Documentary Film [*SIGNED* by composer Virgil Thomson]

By: Snyder, Robert L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, a handful of tiny white-paint stains on bottom edges of covers (probably due to the book's have been placed on a newly-painted shelf before the paint had thoroughly dried); the jacket appears to be somewhat unevenly color-shifted on the front panel and spine, and has a small ragged tear at the top of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by composer Virgil Thomson, to film producer Richard Goldstone: "for Richard Goldstone / a Lorentz graduate / from another one / and now you and I have / worked together / a privilege and a pleasure / Virgil... View more info

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Two Lives, Two Lands [*SIGNED*]

By: Solomon, Ruth Freeman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23880

ISBN: 0-399-11672-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine moderately turned, otherwise nice and clean with only minimal shelfwear; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners, a few tiny nicks and tears, light staining along right edge of front panel]. SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the ffep. The concluding book in a trilogy, this historical novel continues the saga of the Pirov family, chronicled in the author's earlier books "The Candlesticks and the Cross" and "The Eagle and the Dove." In this installment, "the family finds their world balance on the brink of World War I and the growing threat of the Bolshevik Rev... View more info

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Up from Never [*SIGNED*]

By: Sorrentino, Joseph N.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24609

ISBN: 0139389776

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint soiling to fore-edge, no other blemishes; jacket has a long vertical crease in front flap, red spine lettering a bit faded (but still readable), faint pen-tip indentations in front panel from somebody who apparently mistook the book for a clipboard]. SIGNED with a brief inscription by the author on the ffep. "The true story of a young man zooming down a one-way street ot hell -- his struggles, failures, and his arrival at a critical crossroad." The author, born into poverty in Brooklyn, New York, had a rough time as a young man -- he was a boxer for a time, joined the Marines... View more info

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Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

By: Starr, Kevin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24670

ISBN: 0-19-503489-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[just minor handling wear to both book and jacket]. (Americans and the California Dream) Series (B&W photographs) The second volume in the author's "passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State . . . focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and, in particular, the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. [Starr] examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture and literature,... View more info