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

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 Washington, and served as an advisor to Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. He enjoyed a particularly close relationship ... 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 film in the series; a filmography of his directorial credits; and a roster of all winners of the DGA Awards from 1948 through ... 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 little girls dream about?" The author is the daughter of Dore Schary, who began as a playwright and screenwriter, later beca... 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 front of the jacket). Includes the original "Curtain Time" book club flyer, laid in. 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 a series of well-regarded proletarian novels in the 1930s; this was her final solo effort as a novelist, although she did co... 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 Reader's Guide to B. Traven," containing brief discussions of most of his notable novels (although oddly omitting what is un... 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." The letters were gathered mostly from private collections, and most were previously unpublished. 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

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Robert Shields: Mime in Our Time [*SIGNED*]

By: {Shields, Robert} Hill, Amie (text)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Get the Hook Productions: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24696

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers]. Trade PB (sepia-tone photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the copyright page: "For Lisa / Silently, Robert." A primarily photographic look at the then-young career of mime Robert Shields, focusing mostly on his interactions with people in San Francisco's Union Square. The same year this book was published, Shields teamed up with (and married) Lorene Yarnell; over the subsequent decade or so they achieved considerable success, even hosting their own network TV comedy-variety show (remember those?) during the 1977/78 season. Signed by Biographee View more info