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Image for Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles [*SIGNED*]

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles [*SIGNED*]

By: Thomson, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24483

ISBN: 0-679-41834-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice attractive copy, just the teensiest bit of shelfwear to book; jacket similarly nice, soft vertical crease and short corner crease in front flap, minor external handling wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED simply ("To ________") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The "story" in the subtitle was quite deliberately chosen by the author, one of our finest writers on film, who has taken a novelistic approach to Welles's life and who has the wri... View more info

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Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts [*SIGNED*]

By: Thomson, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24573

ISBN: 0-679-45115-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear to book; the jacket has some minor surface wear and some very slight wrinkling along the top of the rear panel]. INSCRIBED briefly ("To ________") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author "is at his incomparable best in this stunning collection of essays on Hollywood films -- their stars and the illusions they create. He explorres a sort of twilight zone where film actors and the characters they... View more info

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Okay for Sound: How the Screen Found Its Voice

By: Thrasher, Frederic M., ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24578

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[virtually no wear at all to the book; the jacket is lightly soiled, scuffed along the spine, with some paper loss surrounding the base of the spine and a short closed tear and associated creasing at the bottom right corner of the front panel]. (B&W photographs) A history of how sound recording was introduced to the movies, with heavy emphasis (and credit) given to the contributions of Warner Bros. -- not too surprisingly, since Warners was also the primary mover behind... View more info

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Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

By: Thrower, Stephen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Guildford, England, FAB Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23969

ISBN: 0-9529260-6-7

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, vertical rubbed line on front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W and color photos, graphics) A comprehensive survey of the career of Italian horrormeister Fulci (1927-1996), sometimes known as the "Godfather of Gore": "a journey through the wilder reaches of Italy's fertile film culture, taking a close-up look at the cinema's most daring and anarchic horror specialist -- a man willing to go ever further in search of the ultimate horrif... View more info

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Lawyer Man

By: Trell, Max

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1932)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23464

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, slight deterioration to cloth at top of spine, small bookseller's rubber stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Cincinnati); jacket has a few small closed tears, shallow chip at top of spine, much shallower chipping elsewhere along top edge, minor paper loss at several corners and at base of spine]. Very scarce novel about a lawyer who was "much more than honest -- shrewd, brilliant, fearless [with] an accurate sense of humor, a ... View more info

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My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography

By: Trotsky, Leon

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24495

Condition: Very Good- in Near Fine dj


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to extremities, slight fading to spine cloth, light spotting on front cover, one-time owners' signatures on ffep; front hinge cracked, tissue guard over frontispiece portrait partially detached]. (frontispiece portrait photo) Memoir by the Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, who ran afoul of Stalin in the mid-1920s and ultimately was exiled from the Soviet Union in February 1929. He writes in his preface that he is "obliged t... View more info

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A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson [*SIGNED*]

By: Troyan, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: 2005 (c.1999)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 24135

ISBN: 0-8131-9150-5

Condition: Fine


[lovely as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page; the inscription is to legendary M-G-M makeup artist William Tuttle, and expresses the author's gratitude for his contributions to the book. (There are nine index references to Tuttle, whose work with Garson dated back to the 1940s. He had devised the effects that allowed her to "age" from 18 to 84 in MRS. PARKINGTON (1944), and did he... View more info

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While the Crowd Cheers

By: Tunberg, Karl

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23702

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[solid clean book, with just a touch of wear at spine ends; jacket shows some wear along bottom edge, fading to spine, soiling to rear panel]. Novel about a "smashing, handsome, blond All-American football giant whose name was in every headline," who married a "smart, sophisticated, gorgeous, hero-worshipping, and ambitious" girl -- and "what happened to them after the roar of the crowd settled down to an unrecognizable whisper." Purporting to be... View more info

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Some Go Up

By: Tupper, Samuel Jr.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23600

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear, light soiling to top of text block; jacket somewhat soiled and spotted, mild edgewear, a couple of tiny nicks at bottom of rear panel]. Novel about "white folks of the wide-awake modern South . . . dealing with fortune's universal seesaw, as experienced by two Southern families." The author, a native of Atlanta, presumably knew wherefrom he wrote; he published only two novels, both quite scarce, of which this was the first. View more info

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Newspaperwoman

By: Underwood, Agness

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1949)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24665

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, spine lettering a little rubbed, tiny nick in spine cloth; bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. Very hard-to-find, hard-boiled memoir by the legendary crime reporter for the Los Angeles Herald-Express -- she was the first reporter to reach the scene of the "Black Dahlia" murder -- who in 1947 became city editor of the paper, one of the first women in the country to hold an editorial positio... View more info

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Before Caligari: German Cinema, 1895-1920 / Prima di Caligari: Cinema tedesco, 1895-1920

By: Usai, Paolo Cherchi, and Lorenzo Codelli, eds.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Pordenone (Italy), Edizioni Biblioteca dell'Immagine: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24432

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight scrunching to a few pages along fore-edge, no other significant wear; jacket slightly wrinkled along the top edge (the result of its being just a tad taller than the book itself), and with some careless pen-tip indentations in the front panel (virtually invisible against the black background)]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) A wide-ranging collection of articles and essays on the German cinema prior to THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI; published in conjunction with a r... View more info

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Fathers are Funny

By: Van de Water, Frederic F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23033

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, mild bumping to top corners, one-time owner's signature and date at top of ffep; jacket a little worn along top and bottom edges, one tiny chip at bottom of front panel]. The author, "a father of twenty years experience" offers his "genial but rueful report on a job which he says is a 'combination of adventure, blindman's buff, guerrilla warfare and crossword puzzle.' ... He traces the ordeals and mystifications of a father ... View more info

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The Wrong Body

By: Van Sickle, V.A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23708

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(in Grosset & Dunlap reissue dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, top front corner bumped; jacket shows a little wear at edges and corners, faint staining at bottom corner of rear panel]. Mystery novel with a resurrectionist angle, involving a racketeer who's died in prison -- well, actually, he's basically volunteered to be executed by carbon monoxide gas, as part of his agreement to be the subject of an experime... View more info

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"Movies Were Always Magical": Interviews with 19 Actors, Directors, and Producers from the Hollywood of the 1930s through the 1950s

By: Verswijver, Leo

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23704

ISBN: 0-7864-1129-5

Condition: Near Fine


[a little curling to the front cover, otherwise nice and clean with just minimal handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The interviewees: actors Pat Boone, Jeff Corey, Beverly Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Jane Greer, Janet Leigh, Joan Leslie, Sheree North, Janis Paige, Luise Rainer, Paula Raymond, John Saxon, Jane Withers, and Jane Wyatt; producers/directors Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Stanley Kramer, Vincent Sherman, Robert Wise, and Fred Zinnemann. The interviews, conducted ... View more info

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It's All Mental

By: Vertès, [Marcel]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Company: (c.1952, 1948)

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 24343

Condition: Very Good+


(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [some wear to spine extremities, a couple of bumped corners; generally an intact and attractive copy] (pen and ink drawings) Psychiatry-themed cartoons, blurbed as a "sophisticated and vastly-amusing spoof [in which] an international renowned artist casts of his inhibitions and sharply satirizes the more familiar foibles and follies of psychoanalysis -- that is, psychoanalysis with a capital SEX." According to the sa... View more info

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The Judgment of Paris [*SIGNED*]

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23633

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, light spotting on top edge of text block, light staining to top edge of spine cloth; jacket edgeworn and lightly browned at edges, small stain at bottom corner of rear panel, very slight paper loss at spine ends and along bottom edge (insect nibbling?)]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Vidal's re-casting "in modern terms [of] the ancient legend of Paris and the Golden Apple" to tell the story of "a young American's... View more info

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The Best Man: A Play About Politics [*SIGNED*]

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1960)

Edition: Fireside BCE

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23629

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderate wear to top and bottom edges of covers, spine slightly turned; jacket a little edgeworn, faint browning to spine, a few teeny-weeny nicks at top and bottom edges of flaps]. (photo covers) INSCRIBED with the inscribee's name and SIGNED ("from / Gore Vidal") on the half-title page. Vidal's incisive drama about hardball political campaigning, which he adapted for the well-regarded 1964 movie version starring Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson, under the dire... View more info

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The Kindness of Strangers

By: Viertel, Salka

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23574

ISBN: 0-03-076470-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight sound copy, light dust-soiling to top of text block, slight discoloration to half-title page; jacket in very nice condition, faint wear to extremities, would rate Near Fine but for the price-clipping]. (B&W photo frontispiece) Fascinating memoir by the screenwriter whose Santa Monica Canyon home served as a gathering spot for the cultural and intellectual crème de la crème of European émigrés in Southern California during the 1930s and 19... View more info

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The Curse of the Tarniffs

By: von Keyserling, (Count) Edouard (translated by Arthur J. Ashton)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1928)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23147

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to extremities, slight bumping to top of spine; jacket mildly edgeworn and lightly soiled, spine a bit faded, short split at bottom rear foldover]. "The story of three women contending for a handsome aristocrat." Originally published in Germany in 1903, as "Beate und Mareile," those being the names of two of the women who have their hearts broken (or, perhaps, cursed) by Count Gunther von Tarniff. The author in his heyday was at the forefro... View more info

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Fun in a Chinese Laundry

By: von Sternberg, Josef

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24444

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[some deterioration to cloth (exposure of boards in a couple of tiny spots) along bottom edges of covers, light spotting to top edges of covers, otherwise and clean and tight book with minimal wear; jacket a bit edgeworn, heavily scuffed/rubbed along spine; see notes regarding provenance]. (B&W photographs) The great (and famously cranky) film director's autobiography. This copy once belonged to New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther; laid in at the rear is his boo... View more info