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A Low Life in High Heels: The Holly Woodlawn Story

By: Woodlawn, Holly, with Jeff Copeland

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1991)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24455

ISBN: 0-312-06429-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket shows teensy bit of wear at a couple of edges, minor surface abrasions near bottom right corner of front panel, one tiny closed tear and a touch of wrinkling at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the transgender Puerto Rican actress who became Andy Warhol's last "superstar," this book chronicles Ms. Woodlawn's "reckless career reaching bizarre heights, hobnobbing with the rich and famo... View more info

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Manhattan Love Song

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Gregg Press: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24079

ISBN: 0-8398-2659-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (The Gregg Press Mystery Series) Series Reprint of Woolrich's early novel, originally published by William Godwin in 1932. This was the last of Woolrich's six "straight" novels, published before he turned to the suspense-with-a-twist genre that ultimately made his reputation. In a new introduction to this edition, his biographer Francis M. Nevins Jr. discusses these early works, and points out the ... View more info

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On the Other Hand: A Life Story [*SIGNED*]

By: Wray, Fay

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23459

ISBN: 0-312-02265-4

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[very nice book, just a trace of shelfwear to bottom edge; the jacket is flawless]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For Edna Davidson / Remembering this / lovely occasion, / June 14, 1989.") and SIGNED by the actress/author on the ffep. Autobiography by the actress best known for writhing around half-naked in the giant paw of the original KING KONG. Although (as the jacket blurb reminds us) she had appeared in more than 75 other movies -- can you name another one... View more info

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Their Ships Were Broken

By: Wright, Constance

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1938)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23658

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[clean, solid copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket has some very shallow chipping along the top edge, a couple of tiny tears and associated creasing at bottom edge of front panel] A novel set against the background of the international opium trade in the 1830s. The author "pictures life in the native quarters, aboard the fast-sailing opium clippers, in the English and American business houses in Canton where the young men were hopeful Anthony Adverses, and the women... View more info

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The Best of Crunch and Des

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: [1954]

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23583

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, with light deterioration to bottom edges of both covers; jacket has small chip at top right corner of front panel, spine slightly browned, a few tiny holes near top of rear panel]. A collection of 21 of the author's popular Saturday Evening Post stories (all selected from previous published collections) about the adventures of two dedicated Florida fishermen. The C&D tales, of which there were a grand total of 69, have been cited as an influence on Jo... View more info

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Exploring Small Towns: 1. Southern California

By: Yeadon, David

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Pasadena CA], The Ward Ritchie Press: (c.1973)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24410

Condition: Very Good+


[light edgewear to covers, several crease lines in rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings, maps) Vintage guidebooks have a charm all their own, both as windows into what their subject area was like "back when" and as challenges to modern-day tourists or explorers to seek out whatever traces might remain today. And when a book like this one -- which was conceived largely as a nostalgic exercise to begin with -- has aged yet another 45 years, the nostalgia fa... View more info

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Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted

By: Young, A.S. "Doc"

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, Johnson Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23506

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate external wear, a little fading along top edge of rear cover; binding still completely intact]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) An "unauthorized" yet sympathetic biography, by a prominent African-American sportswriter, of the heavyweight boxing champion who took the title away from then-champ Floyd Patterson with a stunning first-round knockout on September 25, 1962. Liston's long ascent to the pinnacle of boxing was fought both inside and outside of the ri... View more info

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Beyond Racism: Building an Open Society [*SIGNED*]

By: Young, Whitney M., Jr.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17406

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean copy, just minimal handling wear to book; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, moderate rubbing/scuffing, tiny tears and a bit of dog-earing at top of spine] INSCRIBED ("To / ____________ / with sincere appreciation") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Young, Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 until his accidental death by drowning in Nigeria in 1971, was a major civil rights leader who helped to organize the 1963 March on ... View more info

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The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of eight films by Robert Wise

By: Zeitlin, David I.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24633

Condition: Near Fine


(stapled wraps) [minor handling wear only]. (B&W photographs) 16-page program booklet (including covers) for a retrospective honoring Robert Wise, on the occasion of his receiving the 1965 DGA Directorial Award for THE SOUND OF MUSIC A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (which also earned him his second Best Director Academy Award, as well as being chosen Best Picture of 1965). Includes: a 2-page essay, "Wise: The Man and His Movies"; one- or two-page program notes for each f... View more info

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With a Cast of Thousands: A Hollywood Childhood

By: Zimmer, Jill Schary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24623

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate wear to bottom edges and top of spine, bumping and slight cracking of bottom front corner; jacket has a bit of paper loss surrounding base of spine, a bit of scarring (from price-sticker removal) at upper right corner of front panel, small tear at top rear foldover]. "What is it like to be a Hollywood princess, to grow up in a mansion, the daughter of the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, surrounded by the stars and celebrities other litt... View more info

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And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

By: Zindel, Paul

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1972)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23850

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[just tiny traces of wear at spine ends; jacket has a touch of wear along the top edge and at the spine ends, one tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. Comedy about "three sisters whose careers as New York City schoolteachers form the backdrop for their anguished lives." The sisters in the original Broadway production, which ran for 108 performances in 1971) were played by Julie Harris, Nancy Marchand, and Estelle Parsons (the first two are pictured on the f... View more info

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The Summer Soldier

By: Zugsmith, Leane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24008

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, very light bumping to several corners, a bit of soiling to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep]. Novel about a group of seven people who are sent down South by a New York-based civil rights organization to investigate the violent repression (including lynchings) of mill workers and sharecroppers, and are met with open hostility and worse. Zugsmith was a Kentucky-born journalist and activist who turned out... View more info

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Ramparts (October 1967 issue) [cover: John Lennon]

By: {B. Traven} (Hinckle, Warren III, ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Ramparts Magazine, Inc.: 1967

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 3)

Seller ID: 24414

Condition: Near Fine


[light rubbing to covers only]. (B&W & color photos, ads, graphics) There are two items of primary interest in this issue of this erstwhile lefty publication. The first is a "Literary Supplement" featuring journalist and film critic Judy Stone's account of her meetings with the elusive and mysterious writer B. Traven in Mexico (which formed much of the basis for her book "The Mystery of B. Traven," published ten years later); also included is "A Rea... View more info

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Grierson on Documentary

By: {Grierson, John} Hardy, Forsyth, ed., with American notes by Richard Griffith and Mary Losey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1947)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23677

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very slight bumping to a couple of corners, light age-toning to top edge of text block; jacket moderately worn at edges and extremities, front panel a little rubbed]. A collection of the film writings of the pioneer British documentarian John Grierson. View more info

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Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960

By: {Hammett, Dashiell} Layman, Richard, ed., with Julie M. Rivett

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Counterpoint: (c.2001)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24403

ISBN: 1-58243-210-4

Condition: Near Fine


[nice as-new copy, but for slight fading along spine; no discernible wear, appears unread]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "Here, in his own words, is Hammett the family man, distant but devoted, late with the check but never too late; Hammett the student of political affairs, scanning the headlines from a Marxist perspective; Hammett the lover of Lillian Hellman, delighting in her style, her humor, and her accomplishments, yet always maintaining his life apart from hers... View more info

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The Letters of Pier Paolo Pasolini: Volume I, 1940-1954

By: {Pasolini, Pier Paolo} Naldini, Nico, ed. (translated by Stuart Hood)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24533

ISBN: 0-7043-2748-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, just the slight bit of abrasion here and there to edges of text block; minor wrinkling to jacket along top edge]. "Published for the first time in English, [these letters] provide an invaluable insight into the literary and psychological development of a major writer who was also an innovative and influential film-maker." Includes are long extracts from his early diaries and some of his first poems. View more info