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Armour's Almanac; or, Around the Year in 365 Days [*SIGNED*]

By: Armour, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24407

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light wear to book's lower extremities, otherwise clean and tight; jacket lightly insect-nibbled along bottom edges of both flaps, a few tiny nicks at top and bottom edges of front panel, modest chipping at top of rear panel (no loss of text)]. (cartoon drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ____ ___ / with best wishes / Richard Armour." "Emulating Phileas Fogg, who went around the world in 80 days, [the author] has gone around the year in 365 days, each one marked by some unforgettable event in history." A randomly-chosen example: "On June 4, 107... View more info

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Collected Works, Volume Four [includes "The Theatre and Its Double"]

By: Artaud, Antonin (translated by Victor Corti)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1974

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23941

ISBN: 0-7145-0623-0

Condition: Near Fine


[minor bumping to bottom right corner, light surface wear to covers]. (French Surrealism) Series Trade PB "This important volume includes one of Artaud's most seminal texts, 'The Theatre and Its Double,' and his play 'The Cenci.' Also included are appendices, copious notes and his essay, 'Seraphim's Theatre.' 'The Theatre and Its Double,' published here in its entirety, remains the most radical text on performance in print today." View more info

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Shooting Superstars [*SIGNED*]

By: Arthur, Zinn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago [see note], Antique Press/Cloverline: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24582

ISBN: 0-9623788-0-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bumping to top corners, otherwise just minimally shelfworn; jacket shows light surface wear, two diagonal creases in top corner of rear flap]. (B&W and color photographs) INSCRIBED to legendary actor Burt Lancaster and SIGNED by the author/photographer on the ffep. A photographic memoir, telling "the story of how Zinn Arthur became a legendary photographic chronicler of Broadway's and Hollywood's brightest stars," including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Kirk Douglas, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Bette Davis, Humprey Bogart, and more than sixty ... View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23883

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book (review copy with publisher's slip laid in), minimal shelfwear, light age-toning to top of text block; jacket lightly spotted on spine, one short closed tear at bottom of front panel, very shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps and bottom of front panel, a bit of soiling to edges of rear flap]. (3 B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star. It was also the basis, after a fashion, for the 1957 film of the same name, although in "adapting" the play writer-director Frank Tashlin substantially re-imagined it, transmuting Axelrod's savage ... View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books (A1653): 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 23961

Condition: Very Good+


[nice-looking copy, tight binding, uncreased spine, light surface wear to covers, soft diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star, here issued in a movie tie-in edition keyed to the 1957 Twentieth Century-Fox film adaptation, and enhanced with a 14-page photo-illustrated interview with JM that appears at the end of the book. Writer-director Frank Tashlin didn't so much adapt the play for his film as re-imagine it, primarily by transmuting Axelrod's savage satire on Hollywood into a no-holds-barred swipe at televisi... View more info

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Goodbye Charlie; a comedy in two acts

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1959, 1987)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24362

ISBN: 0-573-60949-7

Condition: Near Fine


[very light external soiling]. (stage diagram) Comedy about a deceased writer who is reincarnated as a woman. The original 1959/1960 Broadway production starred Lauren Bacall, and ran for a respectable 109 performances; it was filmed by director Vincente Minnelli in 1964, with Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. View more info

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Elia Kazan: Interviews

By: Baer, William, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jackson, University Press of Mississippi: (c.2002)

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 24651

ISBN: 1-57806-224-1

Condition: Fine


[nice clean as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. (Conversations with Filmmakers) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) A compilation of 16 published interviews with the American film director, culled from numerous sources, ranging in date from 1951 to 1988. Chronology; filmography; index. View more info

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The Wonderful World of Toots Shor

By: Bainbridge, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24625

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, a touch of soiling to top of text block, slight discoloration to cloth along front hinge; jacket a bit edgeworn, small tears at spine corners, lightly soiled and surface-rubbed; the rear panel has a couple of short closed tears and a tiny chip at the top edge]. Portrait of the colorful New York restaurateur whose "famous eating and drinking establishment on 51st Street, Manhattan, [was] not only the country's unofficial sports headquarters but also the merry capital of a world whose denizens are feverishly devoted to a quality known in its less intense phases as 'Friendsh... View more info

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How to Speak Spanish with a Case of Beer in Mexico [*SIGNED*]

By: Barbolla, Andrew M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, CyntoMedia Corporation: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24425

ISBN: 1-58501-083-9

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight dog-earing to bottom corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings) Humorously INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "If you're planning to travel to Mexico in the near future, this guide will become your best. Using the premise of a drinking game, [the book] provides a hilarious yet pragmatic set of exercises for learning to speak Spanish and having a good time south of the border. Lessons in pronunciation, verbs, prepositions and other traditional topics are followed by anecdotes written in dialogue, to illustrate usage. A laugh-out-loud, fun way ... View more info

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The Protagonists

By: Barlow, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [1958] (c.1956)

Edition: Later Printing?

Seller ID: 23987

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny dent in top of rear cover; jacket moderately scuffed and edgeworn, light soiling to rear panel]. Sort of a Rashomon-style murder mystery, with the story told three times, each from the perspective of a different character: a woman who is seduced and then murdered; her killer (whose p.o.v. is descibed as that of "the self-centered, sex-ridden pride of the all-conquering male"); and finally as revealed to the police superintendent who investigates the murder. The author adopts a different narrative voice for each section of the book... View more info

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The Lowlife

By: Baron, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Yoseloff: 1964 (c.1963)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23672

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, slight fading to cloth near top of spine; jacket lightly edgeworn, spine slightly sun-browned, minor abrasions at top of spine]. Novel set in London's East End, centering around Harryboy Boas -- a quick-buck hustler in the mold of Pal Joey and Sammy Lee (it sez here) -- "combining the ear of a Damon Runyon, attuned to the sounds of Soho as Runyon was to Broadway, with the clear eye and warm heart of a compassionate observer." According to the jacket blurb, a movie adaptation was "now being filmed and the picture is expected to be released next fall" -- and... View more info

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Love in Atlantis

By: Barrett, B.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24349

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a touch of shelfwear to book; jacket has a teensy nick at top of front panel, minor paper loss at lower extremities]. Novel about a 14-year-old girl, specifically of "her sexual awakening and admission into the never-changing mysteries ('the lore girls need that mothers may not tell them') in a southern California seaside town in the golden, long-ago summers of the 1930's." View more info

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Paris Bound: A Comedy

By: Barry, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French: 1929

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23847

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, silver lettering on spine heavily rubbed, one-time owner's address on ffep]. Barry's first major hit (immediately preceding the much better-known "Holiday"), this comedy about infidelity had a Broadway run of 234 performances during the 1927/1928 season. It also had the distinction of being the first of the playwright's plays to be adapted for the movies (with Ann Harding and Fredric March, in 1929), and was also produced in numerous theatres around the country, thereby providing its author with royalties for many years. View more info

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Main St. to Malibu

By: Basten, Fred E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Graphics Press: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24608

ISBN: 0-937536-00-8

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate handling wear, tiny bit of scarring to upper corner of front cover, vertical crease near left edge of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "All-new photo treasury of celebrated scenes and memorabilia, Yesterday & Today," per the cover legend. Small-format paperback featuring approximately 100 photos taken in and around Santa Monica (most of them "historical" but a number also showing then-contemporary sites and scenes), and up the coast as far as Malibu. Nearly forty years on, even the "contemporary" photos will evoke nostalgia in some readers. View more info

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What is Cinema? Volume II

By: Bazin, Andre (selected and translated by Hugh Gray)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, University of California Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24489

ISBN: 0-520-02034-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book, some faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket has one tiny surface-nick at top edge of front panel, spine slightly tanned]. The second English-language collection of essays by Bazin, "the most important film theorist since World War II, [whose] ideas have been discussed throughout the film world and have influenced film making as well as film analysis. All [the essays] display Bazin's astonishing sensibilities at work on a wide range of subjects: from the stylistic integrity and love he sought in neorealism, through the mythological structures he discerne... View more info

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A History of the Business Man

By: Beard, Miriam

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23610

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean tight copy with no significant wear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-tears, shallow chipping at top of spine, teensy-weensy chip at bottom of rear panel]. Miriam Beard (1901-1983), described by one scholar as "the maverick daughter of Progressive reformers Charles and Mary Beard," apparently wrote just two books in her life: "Realism in Romantic Japan" (1930) and this one, jacket-blurbed as "an attempt in a new direction -- the biography of a type, instead of an individual." A dense and ambitious work, it sought "to present an assemblage of facts abou... View more info

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Far Morning [*SIGNED*]

By: Bell, Mary Hayley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London/Melbourne/Toronto, Heinemann: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23698

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[bottom corners bumped, boards bowed slightly outwards; jacket has a ragged closed tear and tiny chip at top left of front panel, a couple of tiny nicks at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ______ / For beside his bed / sometimes! / With love / Mary." Uncommon book, which resembles a children's book but isn't. It tells the story of a five-year-old boy who "goes to a world above the clouds, across the River of Analgesia, where he meets other 'Chooldren' -- children who have returned across the River, or who have not yet been born," an... View more info

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When the Smoke Hit the Fan [*SIGNED*]

By: Bellamy, Ralph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24613

ISBN: 0-385-14860-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket has a tiny nick (insect-nibble) at top corner of front flap, short horizontal crease at bottom of front panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("To Ann Corio / Thanks for your contribution / I hope it brings back memories") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; also laid in is a 5x7 portrait photo of Bellamy. "A reminiscence of the theater, movies, and T.V.," by the veteran actor who morphed gradually and gracefully from a light leading man in Hollywood's Golden Age to a stalwart TV supporting/character actor (including, alas, guest-star gigs... View more info

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Jacques Tati: His Life and Art

By: Bellos, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24774

ISBN: 1-86046-651-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice clean unread copy, no significant wear, but downgraded due to a remainder stripe on the top edge of the text block; jacket shows only light surface wear and a teensy bit of wear along the top and bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) Biography and critical study of the great French comic filmmaker, in which the author "addresses the prime concerns of Tati as an innovative film-maker working in a consistently developing medium. By showing the reader some of the technical problems Tati ventured to surmount, he examines the vagaies of human sight and hearing and how our minds fill in a lot... View more info

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Bonjour Monsieur Lewis

By: Benayoun, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Eric Losfeld Editeur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23584

Condition: Very Good+


[slight curling to right edge of front cover, slight bumping/corner creasing at outer corners Trade PB (B&W photographs) A comprehensive survey, in French, of the career of the comedian whose elevated reputation in France as a great artist of the cinema has long puzzled many Americans -- and a key work for the understanding of that adulation. The author, a Moroccan-born literary and film critic, was one of Lewis's most enthusiastic admirers, and his book has been described as "a classic example of French intellectuality, when the critical faculty is expressed in the form of a declaration... View more info