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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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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: 0-13-938977-6

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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The Lady of the House: The Autobiography of Sally Stanford

By: Stanford, Sally

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24606

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket has a few small closed tears, a bit of wear at the extremities, very slight paper loss to front hinges, a little creasing at top left corner of front panel]. The author is described in the jacket copy as "America's Number One Madam" -- a claim made, of course, by virtually every single former bordello proprietor who ever put pen to paper -- but Ms. Stanford has as good a candidate for the title as any, and is direct and often very funny as she tells about "her life, her times, the great and near-great she has ... 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

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Send Me Down

By: Steig, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24359

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[light shelfwear, red marker line on ffep, tiny stain on fore-edge; jacket edgeworn (with several small holes along rear foldover and front hinge), browned at spine, shallow chipping at spine ends, miscellaneous other small nicks and rubbed spots]. "The story of two brothes who grow up in New York and study music the way millions of other kids do, but develop the peculiar genius which eventually brings them into the world of jazz. ... One of the brothers becomes a great band leader, a fashionable and fabulously successful 'king of swing.' The other enters its underworld of 'hot' hazz musi... View more info

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John Gielgud Directs Richard Burton in Hamlet: A Journal of Rehearsals

By: Sterne, Richard L.

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23980

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, with just a touch of wear to book at spine ends; extremely light bits of wear to the jacket at a couple of corners]. (B&W photographs) "In this fascinating journal of rehearsals, [the author] provides theatre lovers, Shakespearean savants, seriuos students of drama, and the casual reader with a permanent record of Shakespearean interpretation by two of the most famous actors of our time -- John Gielgud and Richard Burton. As well as the journal of rehearsals, this volume includes the prompt-script of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with the stage directions, cuts, and emphases Giel... View more info

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Secret Agent X-9 and the Mad Assassin

By: Storm, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman Publishing Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23845

Condition: Good+


(stiff card covers) [binding intact, with only modest external wear, mostly in the form of the bumped and worn corners that BLBs are prone to; unfortunately the front cover has been somewhat blemished by some misguided, pencil-wielding child (I assume) who has inserted a single line inside each of the letters on the cover]. (The Better Little Book, No. 1472) Series Better Little Book adaptation of "the Famous Detective Strip," which had the distinction of being created (in 1934) by Dashiell Hammett, and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. Both departed the strip early on, however, and a... View more info

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Miss Peggy Lee: A Career Chronicle [*SIGNED*]

By: Strom, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC, McFarland & Company: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24464

ISBN: 0786495685

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight dog-earing to a couple of cover corners, soft diagonal crease in lower section of rear cover, bumped at top rear cover at spine]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "From her birth on May 26, 1920, to her final recording on August 26, 1995, to the New Yorker's obituary from February of 2002, this chronological record covers every moment of [Peggy Lee's] professional life. Detailed entries describe recordings (both albums and songs), radio and television appearances, her work in films, and her songwriting efforts, drawing... View more info

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The Pink Palace Revisited: Behind Closed Doors at the Beverly Hills Hotel

By: Stuart, Sandra Lee, and John Prince

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fort Lee NJ, Barricade Books Inc.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24388

ISBN: 0-942637-84-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[the faintest bit of foxing on top edge of text block, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket a bit rubbed, one tiny puncture-wound at left edge of front panel]. (B&W photographs) A follow-up to Stuart's 1978 book "The Pink Palace," this volume provides "an up-to-the-minute look at what has happened to the Beverly Hills Hotel in recent times [and] an insider's peek behind the scenes of one of the most famous hotels in the world [where] virtually every star and wannabe has scooped avocado dip in the legendary Polo Lounge." (Her newly-acquired co-author, John Prince, is described ... View more info

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Children of Ruth

By: Sutton, Marvin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1934)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23310

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, slight bumping/fraying to bottom front corner, faint bookseller's vintage rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket shows some wear along top edge, a few tiny nicks and tears, light scuffing]. Per the jacket blurb, this novel, first published in England in 1933, is "an absorbing and moving story of English countryside life [which] presents vividly the conflict of slow-dying feudal conditions and the spread of urban influences." Various laudatory quotes from various British reviewers... View more info

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Hollywood Undressed: Observations of Sylvia, as Noted by Her Secretary

By: Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23878

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine moderately turned, fading/rubbing to spine (lettering almost unreadable), top front corner bumped, one-time owner's modest embossed library stamp on both endpapers, vintage bookseller's label (Satyr Book Shop, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. A sort-of biography of "Madame Sylvia" (real name, Sylvia Ulback, nee Symnove Johanne Waaler), a Norwegian-born masseuse-cum-dietary/fitness guru to the stars, who during her years in Hollywood (1926-1931) seemingly laid hands on just about every female star of any standing (and a few males too), at least if this furiously na... View more info

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The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

By: Taylor, Robert Lewis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16862

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Very Good+ dj


[front hinge cracked but not separated, otherwise a solid copy with only minor wear, slight soiling to bottom page edges; jacket lightly edgeworn, shallow chipping at base of spine]. Historical adventure about the journey to California in 1849 by a father and son eager to strike it rich in the Gold Rush. Never filmed for the big screen, but adapted for a short-lived (one-season) TV series in 1963/64, with a young Kurt Russell as Jaimie. Winner of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. View more info